yonex duora z strike review

YONEX Duora Z Strike Review

Having been launched in late 2016, one of the most popular players to use it was the Danish Viktor Axelsen.

It went out into the market as a derivation of Duora 10 and although many assume that both rackets are very similar this is not entirely true, with some differences in their performance that make them different.

Its look is very appealing, too simple for some players, with predominant colors black and white.

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See below your specifications given by the manufacturer.

 Flex Extra Stiff
 Frame H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC DR/Hyper-MG
 Shaft H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC/EX-HMG
 Weight / Grip Size 3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
2U (Ave.93g) G4,5
 Color Black/White

All About YONEX Duora Z Strike (Review)


Balanced Head Racket

This is a racquet that has a balanced head even though certain players feel the opposite.

2 Sided System (AeroBox Frame)

In Duora Z Strike you can see that it has both types of frames in the same racket, one side (Box Frame) is made so that you can do better Drop Shots and play on the net while on the other side (Aero Frame) the objective is which has greater repulsion thus increasing the power of their smashes.

In fact, most players do not notice the difference so much.

This characteristic has made many amateurs and even some professionals criticize the racket even without having experienced it yet.

Stiff Shaft

The reason some players feel that YONEX Duora Z Strike has some weight on their heads is because of their stiffness.

This feature has made players like Lin Dan who normally only use head heavy rackets have used it in competition.

Long Cable and Grip

Both your cable and the grip are a little longer than normal. This makes very fast and accurate moves like a close-net play by doubles players become more difficult to execute by losing some speed, thus being behind the D10 at this point.

Compact Frame

Until then it was not very common in YONEX racquets, but the Duora Z Strike has the smaller racket head than normal, thus making it more aerodynamic and less resistive in air movement.

Isometric Form

Having this shape and also by the position of the grommets makes even though the size of the racket head is smaller its sweet spot continue the same size, thus not losing its stability and control.

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Now we’ll look at your performance across the various types of bids and see what your strengths and weaknesses are.


It is easy to hit a good clear with this racket. It gives a very nice feeling and has enough weight on the head to feel the beat, something that light-headed rackets can not.

At this point, there is nothing to complain about.

Drop Shots

Same performance presented, nothing bad to point out, super consistent beat.

The fact of having compact frame can help to diminish the sensation of resistance to the wind thus obtaining to produce that deceiving effect that is wanted to cause in the adversary.


As already mentioned, although it is not a racket with a heavy head, the rigidity of the cable compensates a little for this factor, producing a good smash, fast and full of power.

In terms of power, you do not miss much by the best in this field.


This is where most players complain a bit about their performance, especially in doubles matches.

In this type of game is very important the speed of reflexes and to be able to make short, but precise movements next to the network.

As your cable is longer than normal the racquet tends to slow down as the rally continues, making it not the ideal racquet for this type of player.

YONEX Duora Z Strike

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YONEX Duora Z Strike is a great racquet, super balanced and allows you to produce a very consistent game.

Many of the pros would not be ill-equipped if they wore this racquet, is still an option for several of them on a regular basis.

For singles is one of the best without doubts, however for pairs, as it is a game much faster and with shorter moves already disappoints a little.

Be aware that if you are mixed doubles and you are the man, as most of the game will be played in the back of the field your performance will also be quite high and you should not feel any problem in using it.

And so, did you know more about this racquet with our YONEX Duora Z Strike review, since its characteristics, if it is good to attack, defend, price, etc …?

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