Yonex is excited to announce the unveiling of the new NANORAY 900 badminton racquet on, being released June 2014.



NANOSCIENCE: new technology for winning moves

The evolution of the NANORAY 900 means shot speed and playing styles have changed dramatically. The driving force is NANOSCIENCE – a technology developed and perfected by Yonex over many years that is revolutionizing the game by adding a brand new option to the player’s tactical arsenal.

The NANORAY 900 is the result of extensive research with NANOMETRIC in the frame and X-FULLERENE in the shaft. This new stress construction technology creates a style of shots with greater angle and the ultimate drop cut smash. The NANORAY 900 will give advanced hard-hitting players a racquet with increased performance and balance to overwhelm their opposition.

Creating a new way to smash

YONEX developed a new frame shape that will further develop this aggressive style of play and overpower opponents by delivering a faster, steeper-angled smash. This required a new approach to the construction – one that would suppress the angle of the shuttlecock immediately after contact rather than sending it in an upward direction.

Cutting-edge NANOSCIENCE material called NANOMETRIC is used for the frame, enabling it to flex during the swing and to hold the shuttlecock at the point of contact. The result is a totally new type of frame that uses stress construction techniques to keep the upper and lower parts of the frame very stiff and the middle area flexible for increased, rapid downward control of the shuttlecock.

The NANORAY 900 allows for a steeper angle to your smash, so it will land at your opponent’s feet. Greater repulsion power and speed within the NANORAY range will maximize your point-winning potential.

Equipping you for the drop cut smash

Outsmart your opponent with the ultimate drop cut smash, one that drops close to the net but wide of your opponent. The reshaped top part of the frame increases the sweet spot to increase the spin to the shuttlecock making it drop closer to the net and away from your opponent. Always unpredictable and offering a powerful source of points, the drop cut smash will give you the winning edge.