The Yonex NanoRay Z-Speed badminton racket is the perfect racket for power players who want the most shuttle speed they can get with maximum stability. The latest head-light series from YONEX, the Yonex NANORAY Z-Speed badminton racket provides a fast and controlled swing with enhanced repulsion via the New Aero Frame. NANORAY is designed for players who force their opponents into the back of the court with extreme speed. The thinner top of the frame sides minimize air resistance for greater head speed, while the thicker sides at the bottom of the head generate maximum repulsion through greater frame stiffness.
In terms of flex, it is stiff. This is also one of the reasons why this is recommended for advanced players and not for those who are yet to master the techniques of the game.
Flex: Extra Stiff
Frame Composition: H.M.Graphite, SONIC METAL, and EX-HMG
Shaft Composition: H.M.Graphite, NANOMETRIC, and X-FULLERENE
Weight: 3U (85-89.9 Gms.)
Grip Size: G4
Balance: Head Light
Stringing: Custom Stringing Available
Recommended string: 3U (20-27 Lbs.)
Color: Lime Yellow
Yonex Full Duora cover: Yonex Full Cover
Made in: Japan
The new generation X-Fullerene has 4 radial ribs which unite carbon atoms to form a football-like structure. The X-Fullerene is used in the resin which bonds the carbon fibers and creates the cross-link construction. The tenfold increase in binding force makes it possible to create 5% higher repulsion power and 15% greater stability.
SONIC METAL is an exceptionally strong, lightweight and flexible new titanium alloy which YONEX positions at the top of the frame. This has two advantages. Firstly, it gives you a higher repulsion power, especially in attack. Secondly, it creates a clear strong sound when the shuttlecock is hit. This acoustic, combined with the dramatic increase in repulsion, will put your opponent under immediate pressure.
The ISOMETRIC equalizes the length of the main and crosses strings in the string-bed, enlarging the sweet spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.
New Grommet Pattern
The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.
Solid Feel core
The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all rackets manufactured in Japan.
Compact frame construction provides fast swing and head-heavy balance. To balance the heavy racket head, the frame has been made smaller to maintain the fast swing demanded by advanced players. By reducing the drag caused by air resistance, the head-heavy feeling is reduced and racket handling speed is increased.
This 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 Aero frame decreases air resistance and realizes a quicker swing.
SBZ(Snap Back Zone)
The unique frame design of the NANORAY Z-SPEED means that the frame is thinner at the midway point at either side of the racket head. At this point, EX-HMG, the most elastic and powerful material ever, is used within the frame, allowing it to flex on impact and repel the shuttle with explosive acceleration and devastating power.
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.
Ultra Slim Long Shaft
Inserting NANOPREME into the racket shaft ensures greater stability compared to conventional rackets. When bending and releasing two rackets under the same force, the Ultra Slim Long Shaft rebounds almost twice as far as a conventional racket does in the same length of time (0.018 seconds). This equates to 10% greater stability compared with conventional rackets.
NANOMETRIC improves the bonding strength between carbon fibers taking the badminton 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 badminton racket with lightening head speed and control.
NANOMETRIC is the new material that 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.