YONEX in 2014 decided to launch the Nanoray 900, which was launched at the same time as the famous Z-Force II having this more prominence.
Although many players at the time were expecting this to be an upgrade to the discontinued Nanospeed 9900, it did not happen.
At that time the Nanorays were practically all head light rackets, hence the theory presented above, but the Nanoray 900 is slightly heavier in the head.
We will already see what are the advantages and/or disadvantages of this feature.
Regarding of the design, the racquet has a very simple, discreet but very cool look, with dark and light blue tones.
See below your specifications given by the manufacturer.
|Frame||H.T. Graphite, H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC, SUPER HMG|
|Weight / Grip Size:||4U (Ave.83g) G4,5
3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
All About YONEX Nanoray 900 (Review)
By using this type of technology, they can make the shaft thinner than conventional, thus increasing the speed of the swing and the impact force with the shuttle.
It’s all a question of weight loss and aerodynamic gain, and only the strongest players can feel this difference in their movements. You have to be able to pull as hard as you can with your arm.
Drop Cut Smash
The upper end of the racket was built to increase the sweet spot in this area to give it a wider range of angle in its movements, making smashes and drop shots more pronounced and closer to the net.
In our opinion, this feature is very subtle and little notice in the course of the game, being more marketing than a big advantage.
This type of frame makes the racquet head more aerodynamic and thus better able to cut the wind by increasing the speed of your swing.
Different technologies were also implemented in the construction of the racket, from the frame, shaft or control cap in order to increase the shock absorption and allow it to put more force in its movements.
By having this form the spacing between the ropes is the same, which makes your beat is much more consistent even when it does not strike exactly in the center of the racket, thus significantly improving its control.
A badminton game is not just strength and smashes. If you do not have consistency in your game, you will lose all points even without the opponent using a smash.
Now we’ll look at your performance across the various types of bids and see what your strengths and weaknesses are.
He can execute a clear to the bottom of the court without major problems, being preferable that he has a proper tension in his string in order to get the most out of the racket.
Once again the extra weight causes the movement of the drop shot to become quite fluid and that you can get a great trajectory easily if you apply the technique correctly.
You can feel the weight of the shuttle by hitting the racket enough to let you know if you’ve made a good move or not, giving you more confidence to continue the rally.
This is not a racquet for players with a super offensive game style. However, it manages to deliver very powerful smashes into the hands of those who know how to do them.
Despite being a head heavy racket, the Nanoray 900 is light enough to be able to have a great defense without much effort, something that usually happens in this type of rackets and that ends up wearing immensely the wrist and forearm of the player.
With this in mind, there is no reason why a doubles player should not use this racket.
YONEX Nanoray 900
The YONEX Nanoray 900 is a great racket, being easily among the best on the market.
If you are a player with an offensive style then there are better alternatives, however, if you are more balanced, then this could be very good for your game.
Doubles players have an excellent choice in this racket and we recommend that you have not yet tried it.
It is not a Nanospeed 9900 as many expected at the time, thus losing some of the speed that this racket gave, but nevertheless gives more smash power, something that was missing in that model.
You will hardly regret it if you decide to buy. It is not the cheapest without any doubt, but it is of the highest quality.
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