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Friday, December 14, 2012
Yonex Nanospeed 800-A marvellous racquet
Memories of a Great Intermediate level racquet:
The Red Nanospeed 800 Made in Taiwan racquet was a "Repulsion"
racquet with immense
power on the
swing and was also very light
and flexible allowing quick shots and returns.
What was really unique about this head light racquet was the very
flexible, light but strong
generated a lot of power in
smashes.The racquet is basically head
light,powerful both for clears
surprisingly also for smashes, almost as sharp as say,the Ti 10.
The secret is in the sharp edges
and aerodynamics of the
and the slim
medium Nanotube shaft.
It is versatile enough to
any player and any type of the wide
range of shuttlecocks.To
me the tapered frame design and light head allowed quick turns of
the wrist and made easy the rapid and wristy delivery of deceptive
supplemented by the strong shaft that allows very
shots.The long swing required to generate power
also has an additional advantage in enabling last moment twists of
the wrists for deceptive strokes.It does lose out a
little bit though
The closest equivalent of this racquet to me is the Ti10 and Ti8.
The Nanospeed 800 was
later altered to a
white coloured Balanced
Racquet which lost all the properties in speed and
overhead shots of the older model.
Subsequently the racquet model was withdrawn and its closest
equivalent(only to the white
00) is another balanced
racquet Nanoray 60.
Since then I have yet to discover another racquet as versatile to me
as the red version of the
800, maybe it exists in advanced
models such as the Nano9900 or Nanoray 700 series.
It is possible that the red Nanospeed 800 was an experimental racquet
made in Taiwan that turned out so well that it was quickly withdrawn
and re-packaged as another high end model.
This article explains the advantages of light racquets quite clearly :
Very close equivalent :
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