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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Yonex Nanogy 99 (NBG99) 0.69mm Badminton String

The latest Nanogy type badminton strings, Nanogy 99.

I haved used NBG95 and NBG 98, so naturally I am curious to try out the NBG99.

This string has a thick gauge of 0.69mm.

The string is marketed by Yonex as a string optimized for control.

Currently, I am playing primarily with BG66 Ultimax and BG80 Power.

My current impression of this string, it's a somewhat different string compared to other Yonex string.
The sound of the strings is somewhat muted compared to the thinner BG66 Ultimax.

Powerwise, this string is somewhat lacking compared to BG66 Ultimax, perhaps owing to the tautness of a freshly strung strings.

Touches around the net is wonderful, especially net shots.

This string is rather thick, hence should have good durability.

This string unfortunately is rather expensive.

Monday, September 10, 2012

New racquet arrives but alas not what I hope for

Had a swing with the Nanoray 800 today. As a consumer, it didn't fit my taste, (was hoping for racket with a Ti-10/NS9900 specs)

Well, held the  real thing with factory strings. It's just like the official Yonex chart which states it's a stiff flex racquet.

In other words, it's basically a NR700RP shaft with a different frame(head). Instead of fullerene, the material is a Titanium composite rename Sonic Metal.

I was dreaming to get that elusive extra stiff/even balanced Nanoray (indicated by the red arrow). Won't be reviewing this racquet anytime soon.

Ref: http://www.yonex.com/nanoray/nr800/