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Yonex Nanoray 100 SH Racket Review

Racket Type Yonex Nanoray 100 SH
Specs4UG4 ( available in G5 )
StringsBG3
Tension26lbs
GripYonex PU grip
TechnologyAero Frame
SuitabilityBeginner/Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket

Introduction

Today I will be reviewing the Yonex Nanoray 100 SH Badminton Racket which is the latest edition of the legendary range of Yonex Nanoray badminton rackets.

The name Yonex rings a bell as seen as the more elite level of rackets, but this does not mean only professional require them. If you’re a beginner there is no harm in investing in a high quality badminton racket. So lets get into this quick rundown!

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Racket shape

This racket has an isometric head shape which is pretty much the industry standard. It’s supplied strung with quality BG3 string which allows for a high tensile feel whilst not compromising on durability. An imperative aspect of badminton rackets.

Racket shape

Weight

The weight is in the 4U bracket at 83g which is incredibly light allowing for great aerodynamics with the string tension at maximum level of 26lbs.

The racket as a whole is 696mm in length which is a relatively longer racket which I do prefer, it’s produced using high modulus graphite which provides intense durability whilst allowing feather weights.

Balance

The balancing is head light or as I call it, handle heavy. This is my favorite configuration as it allows for greater control via the wrist which I believe is the most beneficial to me during my extended rallies.

It has it’s announced “aero frame” technology which may be placebo but this racket does feel exceptionally fast in play which is expected from a Yonex badminton racket.

What's So Good About Yonex Badminton Rackets?

Flex

The flex is stiff which is a pretty common among the medium and high flex rackets. It doesn’t make a huge difference, you would have to be very nit picky to be pedantic when choosing flex.

The grip

The grip is the standard Yonex PU grip which allows great control when partnered with the handle heavy racket and aerodynamic frame. Frankly, the racket also looks great with it’s black and blue features!

Nanoray 100 SH

Game time impressions

Now during play, this honestly has to be the best racket I have used!

I’m not saying that just because it’s Yonex. It sliced through the air like a hot knife through butter. Movements are zippy and allow for great defense manoeuvres, whilst allowing for insanely powerful smash attacks using the large sweet spot created by an isometric head.

The grip never felt lossy even after multiple matches and the string tension was continuous.

Verdict

For me this racket is PERFECT!
I enjoyed every minute with it and I recommend it for everyone.

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10 Total Score
Perfect!

This racket is aimed towards professional players and it's not cheap, but I believe that if you have the budget you should go for it even if you are a beginner!

Feel
10
Control
10
Power
10
Defence
10
PROS
  • Durability
  • Great balance
  • Performance
  • Looks
CONS
  • Expensive
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      Badminton Master