NANORAY'S frame serves two different purposes. The upper frame's aerodynamics reduces air resistance and the lower frame's high level strength increases repulsion power. Plus, the shaft's flexibility absorbs shock. This combined with a shaft that is designed for the lightning fast shot making even with a compact swing during the high speed rallies.
Yonex has been manufacturing badminton racquets for over 50 years. During this time we have continually pushed the limits of design and engineering to deliver the racquet speed required to compete in the world's fastest racquet sport.
After setting the Smash Speed world record of 262 mph in 2010, we challenged ourselves to create an even more powerful racquet.
This year YONEX achieved its goal through the NANORAY Z-Speed - set a new Smash Speed world record of 306mph.
Will you break the speed barrier?
NANORAY Z-SPEED FEATURES:
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 racquet 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.
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.
The Isometric Square Head Shape equalizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweet spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.
The first racquet from YONEX with a compact frame. The smaller frame size further reduces unwanted air resistance and improves feel.
NEW GROMMET SYSTEM:
This single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes, creating a high-performance stringing pattern that puts 7% more durability.
YONEX has designed a new grommet pattern called the HORIZONTAL-A CONCEPT that has helped us create the smallest frame in our 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.
SOLID FEED CORE:
By the built-in Solid Feel Core, it cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at the impact. [Solid Feel Core is carried in all of racquets manufacutured in Japan.
NEW AERO FRAME:
The secret behind NANORAY�s exceptional performance is a unique head construction featuring YONEX�s new AERO Frame structure where the frame sides vary in thickness between the top and bottom of the head.
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
NEW BUILT-IN T-JOINT:
The new lightweight Built-in T-Joint is manufactured from an epoxy resin material that enhances the level of quality and performance by increasing the stability of the shuttle on the string bed and through the air.
NANOMETRIC* improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibres enabling us to take racquet shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60%* thinner than a conventional racquet whilst retaining stiffness, YONEX has created a revolutionary lightweight racquet with lightening head speed and control.
Incorporating X-FULLERENE into the whole shaft strengthens the binding force, increasing stiffness by 6% and repulsion power by 4%.
This combination delivers high repulsion performance to hit deep into the opponent�s court even with a compact swing during high speed rallies.
Lightning fast shot-making- with high repulsion is generated by near-instant �snap back� from the shaft during the swing.
ULTRA SLIM LONG SHAFT:
The slimmest racquet ever produced by YONEX vastly reduces air resistance whilst providing maximum feel.
CONTROL SUPPORT CAP:
The control support cap provides an 88% wider flat surface compared with an ordinary racquet for easier gripping, fast follow-through and the sharpest maneuverability.
Frame Composition: H.M Graphite, Sonic Metal, EX-HNS
Shaft Composition: H.M Graphite, X-Fullerene, Nanometric
Weight: 3U(85.0-89.9 g)
Grip Size: G4
Length: 10mm Long
Color: Bright Orange
MADE IN JAPAN