Attended the Yonex warehouse sales on the 6th December.
On the 1st day, it was supercrowded, many shoppers helping themselves to the many discounted Yonex badminton racquets. I queued up for about almost 2 hours to make my purchase. Many familiar faces greeted me as many in Singapore's badminton circle turn out in droves to scoop up irresistible deals.
The listed prices were significantly lower than the retailers. Managed to stock up on Nanospeed 9900s and AT900T.
Apparels and accessories were on sale, but did not help myself.
Sunrise Yonex provide Ikea style canvas bags to haul around their 'loot'. Many shoppers scoop up racquets at least 5-10 pieces. My arsenal of racquets is already full, so I can't take in too many...
Tennis racquets and Golf clubs were also on sale. But many shoppers just buy the badminton racquets...
A replacement of SHB65CF, this shoe model was released in
Technology: Ergo Shape, Round Sole, 3-layer Power cushion,
very cool mesh, hexagrip sole, Hyper msLITE, Power cushion Insole CF, outsole
First impression: This shoe is replacement for Yonex
badminton shoe SHB65CF. Comes in two colors, orange and black/white. The shoe
sits slightly higher up the ground but still low enough. The shoe comes with extra shoe strings.
Fit: The shoe fits well enough, feels like no break-in
period is needed. Size fits as indicated. The shoes sit slightly higher up the
ground than SHB65CF. Feels very comfortable wearing it, support is very good
but felt a bit bulky/chunky.
Game time: Although the shoe felt bulky, this shoe felt
bouncy when performing footwork (split step) to hit a shot (landing with the
racquet foot). Lunging is easy and so is vertical jump, feels very cool even
after 3 hours of game play.
Pros: Great looks, ventilation, cushioning, comfort and
Cons: Like most Yonex soles, easily builds up dusts and the
sole may not be as durable.