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The Yonex DUORA ZSTRIKE badminton racket from Yonex, made with cutting edge technology, is an advanced badminton racket which stands at the forefront of badminton racket innovation. It is designed to boost performance by giving you more speed, power, and control on smashes and drives, developed to match and keep up with the diversified needs of the modern game, giving you the tools needed to give you a tactical advantage on the court. With huge forehands and quick backhands, the Duora Z Strike badminton racket lets you do both with one revolutionary design, so you can charge, control and conquer all who stand before you.
Type/Description: Offensive / Speed
Flex: Extra Stiff
Frame Composition: H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC DR, Hyper-MG
Shaft Composition: H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC, EX-HMG
Weight: 3U (85.0-89.9 gms)
Grip Size: G4
Stringing: Custom Stringing Available
Recommended string: (20-28 lbs.)
Yonex Full Duora cover: Yonex Full Duora Cover
Made in: Japan
Dual Optimun System
The Yonex Duora Strike is embedded with Dual Optimum System. For forehand smashes, the Duora Z Strike badminton racket gives you pinpoint power and an increase in hold and repulsion, also providing you with instant repulsion on drives. Consistent shots and more solid control are enabled with the enlarged sweet spot.
NANOMETRIC DR is a new carbon material developed by Yonex based on our unique NANOSCIENCE technology. Created from a material originally developed for next generation space aviation by Toray Industries, Inc., this marks the first time it has been used within the racket industry. By combining firm shuttle hold and high repulsion, NANOMETRIC DR puts the DUORA into a class of its own.
Solid Feel core
The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.
EXTRA SLIM SHAFT
EXTRA SLIM SHAFT - THE THINNEST STRONGEST PRODUCED BY YONEX.
Cutting edge NANOMETRIC carbon technology is used to produce an ultra-thin, ultra-tough, aerodynamic shaft, created for a stronger and more intense shot.
The Duora Z Strike badminton racket is one of the first rackets, from YONEX with a compact frame. The smaller frame size further reduces unwanted air resistance and improves feel.
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.
New Grommet Pattern
The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.
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.
Aero + Box Frame
The AERO+BOX Frame combination produces the solid hitting feel and quick swing.
The new DUORA Grommet design features 8 linked grommets made with differing thicknesses on either side of the frame. When hit on the box side, thicker and harder grommets on the aero side result in a stiffer string bed, ultimately increasing launch power on the shuttlecock.
A new composite material T-ANCHOR used in the T-joint helps reduce excess torque when hitting an off center shot.
NANOMETRIC improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibers taking the racket shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60% thinner than a conventional racket while retaining stiffness, Yonex has created a revolutionary lightweight racket with lightening head speed and control.
NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOY Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.
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 the sharpest maneuverability.
YONEX has designed a new grommet pattern called the HORIZONTAL-A CONCEPT that has helped to create the smallest frame in the history. The pattern anchors 4 strings horizontally to allow greater flex in the string bed and to create an enlarged sweet spot at the top of the frame. So, even off-center shots can be powerful.