The world's fastest racquet 2013. Every element of this racquet has been designed to increase swing speed by 10%. 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.
The NANORAY series provides a fast and controlled swing with enhanced repulsion via the New Aero Frame.
NANORAY is designed for players who force their opponents into the back of the court with extreme speed. 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.
|Yonex NANORAY Z-Speed SP Specifications|
|Frame Material:||H.M. Graphite, SONIC METAL, EX-HMG|
|Shaft Material:||H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC, X-FULLERENE|
|Weight:||89g +/- 2 (3U-G5)|
|Balance:||290mm +/- 3|
|Colour:||High Orange / Black|
*Made in Japan
|Isomectric head frame||Equalizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweet-spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.|
|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.|
|NANOMETRIC||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.|
|Compact Frame||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.|
|X-FULLERENE||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.|
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.
|Horizontal-A Concept||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.|
|Ultra Slim Long Shaft||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.|
|Solid Feel Core||The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.|
|Aero Frame||Decreases air resistance and realizes a quicker swing.|
|Control Supprt 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.|
|NEW Built-in T-Joint||‘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 Grommet System||The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.|
|Frame||H.M. Graphite, SONIC METAL, EX-HMG|
|Shaft||H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC, X-FULLERENE|
|Weight||89g +/- 2 (3U-G5)|
|Balance Point||290mm+/- 3|
|Color||High Orange / Black|
|Special Features||Snap Back Zone (SBZ);
Isomectric head frame;
Ultra Slim Long Shaft;
New Built-in T-Joint;
New Grommet Pattern;
Control Support Cap;
Solid Feel Core;