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NANORAY Z-SPEED

NANORAY Z-SPEED

Description:
The world's fastest racquet.
Item Code:
NR-ZSP
Flex:
Stiff
Frame:
H.M. Graphite, SONIC METAL, EX-HMG
Shaft:
H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC, X-FULLERENE
Weight / Grip Size:
3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
2U (Ave.93g) G4,5
Colour:
High Orange
Made in:
Japan

Product Technology

SBZ (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.

SBZ

Swing Speed increased by 10%

Every element of this racquet has been designed to increase swing speed. A new frame cross section and ULTRA SLIM LONG SHAFT, together with cutting edge materials NANOMETRIC* and X-FULLERENE, make the NANORAY Z-SPEED the most aerodynamic racquet that YONEX has ever produced.

*NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOYTM Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.

Swing Speed

Frame construction provides fast swing and head-heavy balance

To balance the heavy racquet head, the frame has been made smaller to maintain the fast swing demanded by advanced players.

By reducing the drag caused by air resistance, the head-heavy feeling is reduced and racquet handling speed is increased.

Compact Frame

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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.

*NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOYTM Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.

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*approximate measurement when compared to a conventional racquet shaft, tested by YONEX

Flexural Strength (Bending Strength) (%) Flexural Modules (Stiffness) Impact Strength (Resisting External Shock)
Conventional Graphite 100 100 100
NANOMETRIC 108 98 140
NANOPREME 108 109 124

Number (CONVENTIONAL GRAPHITE = 100)

Researched by YONEX R&D Team

The new generation X-Fullerene has 4 radial ribs which unite carbon atoms to form a football-like structure. The X-Fullerene is used in the resin which bonds the carbon fibres and creates the cross-link construction. The tenfold increase in binding force makes it possible to create 5% higher repulsion power and 15% greater stability.

X-Fullerene   X-Fullerene

Flexural Strength (Bending Strength) (%) Force of Repulsion (%) Stiffness (%)
X-FULLERENE 103 109 107
FULLERENE 103 105 101
Conventional Graphite 100 100 100

Numbers: Conventional Graphite = 100
Researched by YONEX R&D

SONIC METAL is 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.
 
This acoustic, combined with the dramatic increase in repulsion, will put your opponent under immediate pressure.

SONIC METAL

The ISOMETRIC™ equalizes the length of the main and cross strings in the string-bed, enlarging the sweet spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-centre hits.

ISOMETRIC 2013 ver

The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.

New Grommet Pattern 2013 ver

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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-centre shots can be powerful.

horizontal-a concept

The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.

SOLID FEEL CORE

Decreases air resistance and realizes a quicker swing.

AERO Frame

‘NEW’ Built-in T-Joint is manufactured from a special lightweight plastic combined with epoxy resin and foaming agent that enhances quality and performance by increasing the stability of the shuttle on the string bed and through the air.

NEW Built-in T-Joint

The Thinnest Ever with More Power

Inserting NANOPREME into the racquet shaft ensures greater stability compared to conventional racquets. When bending and releasing two racquets under the same force, the Ultra Slim Long Shaft rebounds almost twice as far as a conventional racquet does in the same length of time (0.018 seconds). This equates to 10% greater stability compared with conventional racquets.

Bad Tech NANOPREME 1

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.

Control Support Cap

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