Review of Yonex Duora Z Strike Latest 2017 Racket

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About Duora Z Strike:

YONEX DUORA Z STRIKE RACKET_A
YONEX DUORA Z STRIKE RACKET_A

Duora Z strike is latest launched by Yonex 2017. It is dual optimum frame base racket (Its means cross section of the racket is different at two sides. At one side it will be Box type and on the other side it will be aero type). So, in Dual optimum frame technology developed by Yonex, Player gets two fold benefits:

  1. With Aero Section Frame, Player will get improve aerodynamics of the racket frame which results into better racket swing speed.
  2. With Box Type of frame cross section, player will get rigid frame geometry which helps in better stability and repulsion of the racket.

What New in Duora Z Strike Racket:

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TECHNOLOGY FOR YONEX DUORA Z STRIKE RACKETS_B
  • Innovative Hyper MG Graphite Material:
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    HYPER-MG TECHNOLOGY_D

Yonex used latest graphite material (hyper MG) at lower part of frame.  Hyper MG is very elastic graphite material. With new elastic material at lower part of frame gives better repulsion power on shots. As a comparison, with Hyper MG graphite material, player will get 8 % more repulsion.

  • Duora Grommets Concept:
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DUORA GROMMET TECHNOLOGY_C

In New grommets Yonex used different thickness grommets (8 Linked )on either side of the fame. Due to different thickness of grommets, behavior of sting bed is different on different cross section. Yonex used thicker and harder grommets on Aero side which gives extra power to string bed. Overall , With Duora Grommets ,player get better launch power to shuttle.

  • Horizontal A concept:
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    HORIZONTAL A CONCEPT TECHNOLOGY_E

In new grommets patterns Yonex used more horizontal positioned grommets which allow smooth movement of string from grommets. This type of grommets patterns gives enlarged sweet spot and improved power on shots.

  • Stiffer Racket Feel:

Duora Z strike is latest launch by Yonex and Yonex kept this racket stiffer as compare to old Duora 10, so player who wants stiffer racket, this is good news for them. Racket shaft is also thinner as compared to duora 10 which will provide more repulsion power on shots with accuracy.

  • Black and White Racket Color:

Racket color is traditional, we can recall aromotec series if rackets.

Specification of Duora Z Strike:

YONEX DUORA Z STRIKE RACKETIMAGE AND PLAYER
YONEX DUORA Z STRIKE RACKETIMAGE AND PLAYER

Frame Material: HM Graphite, Lower Half Hyper MG Graphite

Shaft Material: HM Graphite, EX- HMG

Racket Weight: 90 GMs with G4

Flex : Extra Stiff

Feedback of Racket:

At 3rd Line:

Z strike is Stiff Racket which gives extreme power on shots.  When we tried racket with Box side then with less power shuttle is able to clear the line. Player who faces difficulties in handling stiff shaft may face some issues in handling the racket. Overall, from 3rd line racket performed very well.

For Drive shots:

Difference of Hyper MG graphite material is something which we observed when tried drive shots.

With very quick time span we are able to drive shuttle into opponent court with more accuracy. Player can try, Aero side frame section better results.

Balance:

Z Strike is not head heavy racket but it gives more power when player will try Box side of frame.

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Review of Yonex Duora Z Strike Latest 2017 Racket, 7.2 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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