Yonex Duora 8XP Badminton Racket

$ 260.00
$ 185.00
Availability: 6 In Stock

Designed to handle string tension up to 35 lbs, the Yonex Duora 8XP badminton racket is a world-class badminton racket and in many aspects similar to the Yonex Duora Z-Strike. 

Check out Badminton Warehouse's First Impressions of the Yonex Duora 8XP badminton racket in our "Expert Reviews" tab


  • Level: Advanced
  • Flex: Stiff
  • Frame Composition: H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC DR, Vibslayer Carbon
  • Shaft Composition: H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC
  • Weight: 3U (85.0-89.0 gms.)
  • Grip Size: G5(small grip)
  • Balance: Even
  • Stringing: Custom Stringing Available
  • Recommended string: (20-35 lbs.)
  • Color: Aqua Night Black
  • Racket Cover: Full Cover
  • Made in: Japan

Technology Used:

Dynamic Dual Design

The Yonex Duora 8XP is a cutting-edge badminton racket, featuring Dynamic Dual Design, allows the player to master different shots with ease. It combines two contrasting badminton racket profiles in one unique frame design enabling superior court control.

Yonex Dynamic Dual Design image at Badminton Warehouse

While the Nanometric DR carbon graphite box frame design (highlighted with a FOREHAND insignia on the frame) serves to improve the shuttle hold for high repulsion and forehand smashes, the Nickel-Titanium fiber aero frame allows for an increase in repulsion and attacking play with the backhand. Since the Yonex Duora 9 is evenly and perfectly balanced, with a stiffer frame, you can easily add more power or speed to your game with a simple spin of the badminton racket.

Yonex NANOMETRIC DR image at Badminton Warehouse
Solid Feel core

The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all badminton rackets manufactured in Japan.

Yonex Solid Feel core image at Badminton Warehouse

The square-shaped ISOMETRIC frame shape is designed to keep vertical strings at a similar length, as well as the horizontal strings to produce an expanded sweet spot in all directions.

Yonex Isomtetric Technology image at Badminton Warehouse
New Grommet Pattern

The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.

Yonex New Grommet Pattern image at Badminton Warehouse
Aero + Box Frame

The AERO and BOX frame combination delivers the solid hitting feel and quick swing.

Yonex Aero + Box Frame image at Badminton Warehouse
New Built-in T-Joint

‘NEW’ Built-in T-Joint is manufactured from a special lightweight plastic combined with epoxy resin and foaming agent that enhances quality and performance by increasing the stability of the shuttle on the string bed and through the air.

Yonex Built-in T-Joint image at Badminton Warehouse

NANOMETRIC improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibres taking badminton racket shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60% thinner than a conventional badminton racket whilst retaining stiffness, Yonex has created a revolutionary lightweight badminton racket with lightening head speed and control.

NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOY Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.

Yonex Nanometric image at Badminton Warehouse
Control Support Cap

The control support cap provides an 88% wider flat surface compared with an ordinary racket for easier gripping, fast follow-through, and sharp maneuverability.

Yonex Control Support Cap image at Badminton Warehouse
Where is my order shipped from?
  • All orders are shipped from our warehouse located in Schaumburg, IL (suburb of Chicago).
    How long will it take for me to receive my order?
  • The delivery time varies. Here are typical deliver times (ground service) to different regions across continental USA:
  • Midwest: 2 - 3 business days
  • East Coast: 3 – 4 business days
  • Southwest: 4 – 5 business days
  • West Coast: 4 – 5 business days
  • We also have expedited (2-day & 3-day) shipping options available for guaranteed delivery.
  • Shipping to Canada takes about 7-10 days (excluding customs clearance)
  • First Impressions
    The Yonex Duora 8 XP badminton racket is glitzy looking compact frame. It features the Dynamic Dual Design- two unique frame shapes into one revolutionary racquet combining alternating box and aero-shaped structures which delivers the power of a box frame on the forehand side and, swift and quick repulsion of an aerodynamic frame on the backhand side. The Duora 8XP with it's even balanced frame and slim, stiff shaft feels similar to the Duora Z-Strike. There is one big difference though. The Duora 8XP can be strung at 35lbs of string tension; the highest for any Yonex racket. Our team strung the Duora 8 XP 3U5 at 35 lbs.. Interestingly, at a strung weight of around 93 gms the frame felt light and swift. Our intense seven-day test yielded some interesting results.
    Smash - 9.0
    The stiff shaft with the combination of the heavier (3U) frame and a responsive head helped generate powerful smashes. Executing stick smashes was easier than full smashes. Its even balance allowed for reasonably quick racket swings generating significant power on smashes. A four-corner test conducted by our experts demonstrated increased accuracy over time. The BW experts agreed that smash was one of the best features of the Duora 8 XP badminton racket.
    Drop – 8.5
    Our team tested several variations of the drop including the cross drop, slice drop, reverse drop and even the backhand drop. The Duora 8XP provided adequate control and consistency. The 35 lbs string tension helped. The racket felt responsive and maneuverable except it took a bit of time to get adjusted to backhand cross drops, perhaps because of the unique design of the frame. An overall score of 8.5/10
    Clear - 8.0
    Surprisingly, the Duora 8XP scored similar to Duora 10 in executing clears. Backhand clears were surprisingly easy to execute proving that the aero design in the dual optimum system works well. The BW experts felt there was ease in clearing with the aero frame side of the racket. Our team was disappointed with the Duora 8XP's performance when clearing from backcourt to backcourt with the box frame side Their clears were not as precise and fell short. It is probably due to the slim, stiff shaft. Our BW team of experts gave 8.0/10.
    Drive – 9
    The compact and aerodynamic frame of the Yonex Duora 8XP really helped with drives both attacking and defensive. The frame was easy to maneuver and felt responsive. Our team felt that dual frame - box for forehands and aero for backhands, combined with a stiff shaft made for powerful and consistent drives despite its 3U weight.
    Defensive Lift - 8
    Defensive lifts are an important shot in a player’s arsenal and is quite often used to extend rallies to win crucial points. The Yonex Duora 8XP performed really well when it came to returning drops and smashes back to the front of the opponent’s court. What was surprising, according to our experts, was the ability to return smashes when playing doubles, for this required additional maneuverability and quickness to return it to the backcourt. The Duora 8XP proved that it can perform admirably as a doubles racket as well. BW experts gave it an 8 out of 10.
    Net Kill - 9
    The speedy and maneuverable frame of the Duora 8XP helped with sharper net kills. Despite the fact that the strung weight of the tested frame was 93 gms, the accuracy and control on net kills were admirable. Our team gave 9/10 for the racket.
    BW experts concluded that the Yonex Duora 8XP plays faster and lighter than most badminton rackets in its weight class (3U). The frame performed as prescribed by Yonex with powerful forehands and quick backhands. The ability to string the Duora 8 XP at 35 lbs makes it unique. Our team concluded that this higher string tension does help players add control to their drops and clears. Playing with a 3U frame strung at 35 lbs can result in muscle fatigue over time. Overall a good singles or doubles frame the Yonex Duora 8XP is ideal for players who prefer stronger quicker frames.
    Players considering the Yonex Duora 8XP should also take a look at the following badminton rackets:
    1. Yonex Duora Z-Strike Badminton Racket
    2. Yonex Arcsaber 11 Badminton Racket
    3. Victor Auraspeed 80X Badminton Racket

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