Yonex badminton racquets(Rackets), which one is best for You
Yonex Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of sports equipment’s. They have worldwide distribution network of sports goods. Yonex Products includes Rackets, tennis balls, shuttlecocks, clubs, shoes, apparel and related accessories. They are also a major sponsor and supplier of many international sports events.
Yonex produces 4 main series’s of badminton rackets: named, Voltric series, Nanoray series, Arcsaber series, and Carbonex series. Other series’s are: Astrox series, Doura series, isometric series, B-series and Junior series.
Official distributor of Yonex rackets in India is Sunrise sports India. And based on regional suppliers, some specific models (mentioned above) will not be available in different countries. Also you can expect few country specific models specific regions.
When choosing a badminton, you have to consider factors like balance, flex, price, grip, string, weight, shape etc. Muscle power 29 & Carbonex 8000 are two best selling badminton racquets from Yonex. Yonex Muscle Power 29 lite is available in a price range of 2250. And Carbonex 8000 plus is available at a price below Rs-2000.
Different series of Badminton Rackets from Yonex.
Combining incredible power and fast racquet handling for the first time, VOLTRIC is the perfect racquet for players seeking exceptional ‘all-round’ performance. List of all rackets in Yonex VOLTRIC Series
NANORAY provides a fast and controlled swing with enhanced repulsion for players who force their opponents into the back of the court with extreme speed . List of all rackets in Yonex NANORAY Series
By storing and then releasing energy, ARCSABER delivers precise shot – making for players seeking a higher level of control. List of all rackets in Yonex ARCSABER Series
The round-shape head with box shape frame cross section gives Carbonex a unique and solid feeling. For players who seek a solid feel from the strings at impact. List of all rackets in Yonex Carbonex Series
Rackets specially designed for younger players. These are small more lightweight and suitable for junior players.
Design of Doura series racket integrates features of two different frame shapes into one racquet. Doura series bats will help you to do powerful forehands & fast backhands.
For more and more power and control.
This is specifically for entry level players.
Yonex muscle power 29 Lite – Review
Similar to all of the (yonex) rackets sold in India this racket is also designed & developed in Japan, Manufactured in China/Factory in Banglore. Muscle power 29 Lite is specially designed for intermediate level players. Players who seek high level of control, effortless smashes and fast movement. This gives combination of offence & defence and adjust the playing style based on your need. Best for aggressive playing style. Isometric shape widens the hitting area of the badminton racket.
Racket materials – Shaft is made with H.M graphite and Frame with H.M graphite and titanium mesh
Head heavy rackets allows you to hit hard, and helps with back-court shots a bit. At high string tension, racket gets total unity of the string and frame. It can hold a maximum string tension of 10.80 Kg (24 lb).
Pros of Muscle power 2
Light weight – 85gms (heavy when compared to Nanoray).
Head is heavy (scores high on attack).
Default string tension is good.
The balance on the racquet is perfect.
Comes with full Yonex branded carry cover.
Other details of Muscle power 2
Best for attacking style
Available strung and unstrung
Yonex Carbonex 8000 – Review
Carbonex 8000 is one of the best selling racket in carbonex (and mid range) Yonex series. Manufactured with graphite material. This one is also good for beginners and intermediate players. Have box type frame. This gives better swing speed for racket.
Material used in yonex carbonex 8000 plus – Shaft is made with Graphite& carbon nano tube and Frame with Graphite.
Frame is box shaped.
Pros of Carbonex 8000
Super elastic titanium(Elastic Ti) recovers quickly after impact on Shuttlecock
box-shape frame offers more rigid feel
Good control and power.
Great weight distribution.
Best for beginners and intermediate players.
More details of Carbonex 8000
The raquet is not Isometric in design.
Available strung and unstrung
Comes with full cover
Head shape: Muscle powe series vs Carbonex series
Isometric shape frame: More sweet spot, Good for entry level players but difficult to control with uneven balance(light/heavy head type).
Round shape frame: Smaller sweet spot compared to isometric, Suitable for more experienced players, more control.
- Both come under same weight and grip size (3U-G4)
- Muscle power 29 has isometric shape and it is head heavy
- Carbonex 8000 plus is round shape and even balanced
- Both have inbuilt T-joint and are Strung (strings)
- They have different head shapes, one is isometric & other is round.
If you are a beginner/intermediate player who want to develop accuracy to new level and more to attacking style of playing then go for muscle power29
If you have very good basic playing skills (so less sweet-spot oval shape) and need balance racket then Yonex Carbonex 8000.