May 22, 2022
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Yonex Nanoray 10F review, preferred string tension and specifications

Yonex Nanoray 10F review, preferred string tension and specifications

Yonex Nanoray 10F badminton racket is a head light sword with high flexibility shaft which will offer value and power to your backhand and forehand shots if you gut it with a recommended string. This racket is made for all-round play and is advanced version from Yonex Nanoray 18i. The racket will cost you something around 2500-3000 thousand in India on online and offline stores.

Who should buy it ?
  • If you are a beginner, entry level player, school level or college level shuttler and just starting the game on indoor court
  • If you are an intermediate player who plays outdoor
  •  Defensive players who are reliable on deceptive play and drop shots
  • All-round players who want balanced racket by applying any offensive strings
Specifications of the racquet
  • Grip Size: G4 (3.25 Inches)
  • Weight: 4U (83 grams)
  • Color: Multiple colours available
  • Head Shape: Isometric
  • Maximum String Tension: 19-24LBS
  • Strung Type: Strung at 18-20 LBS pre-strung
  • Balance Type: Head Light
  • Shaft Flexibility- High flexibility
  • Playing Level: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Frame Material: Graphite
  • Shaft Material: Graphite Nanomesh, Carbon Nanotube
  • Joint: Built in T joint
For singles or doubles

This racket is made for both singles and doubles players. Singles player’s have much more time for court coverage as the game is not fast and they can win points with their skills and deceptive play which will be best suited with this racket. If you are an offensive singles player, you can gut this racket with strings like Yonex BG 66, Li-Ning No.1 or any other string with gauge or thickness of 67 or less than that. If you want balanced game, you can go for BG80 or Li-Ning No. 5.

Doubles is a fast game and by gutting this racket with BG80 or Li-Ning no. 5, we can eke out the best performance from it. The racket has a aero frame which decreases air resistance and realizes a quicker swing which is a key specification as doubles player don’t have much time to swing but aero frame ensures that their basis are covered.

Will it break ?

Nothing is permanent in this world but i used to play with this racket when i was an intermediate level player on outdoor court. I hit it on the ground for several times, also the racket fell off my hands but the frame of the racket never lost the shape.

It is one of the racket with most strongest frames and casual players can go for this racket because it can last forever. So expect that it will be a value for money product and its not gonna break easily. If you are a serious indoor player, you can enhance the performance of the racket with different string and tension according to your game.

Strings to use
  • If you want durability and are a defensive player, you can go with  BG65, Nanogy 95 and BG80 depending on your style of play. You can also chose Li Ning Number 7.
  • BG65 or BG65 Titanium is a defensive string which is durable with thickness of 0.70 mm but it won’t offer you much repulsion power and control on your shots. You can’t hit powerful smashes with these strings so ultimately it is meant for only intermediate or professional players.Buy BG65 and BG65 Titanium- Here

    A beginner can go with Nanogy 95 which is again a durable string but comes with a thickness of 0.69 mm. It is durable and one can also master up their defensive and offensive game with this. You can generate more power with these strings and it is highly recommended for beginners. However, it is a bit costly than BG65.

  • Buy Yonex Nanogy 95- HereOne’s who are more of an offensive player and want some durability, they can go with BG80 with a thickness of 0.68 mm. The strings offer more control and power in your shots and they are durable as well. BG80 is one the costliest strings in the market. Indian doubles player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy uses the same string in his racket. It is expected to power your game when you play with this Apacs racket.

    Buy Bg80- Here

  • If you want more power in your game, you can go with Li-Ning no. 1 or BG66 or BG66 Ultimax. These strings offer the best ever control because they are the thinnest in the lot and will offer lot of power in your shots but don’t expect durability from these strings.

Buy Li-Ning no. 1- Here, Buy BG66- Here

String tension to put on the racket

The one’s who are just beginning their game, can gut it around 18-20 LBS. An intermediate can gut Yonex Nanoray 10F racket from 20-22 LBS and a professional player may not prefer it but 22 LBS will be preferred tension for them. Remember, 24 LBS is the maximum tension that this racket can hold and that’s maximum limit. Generally we should not gut the racket to the maximum limit as it reduces the life.

Remember the more tension you put, less will be the life of strings and the racket frame. Also high tension doesn’t mean your smashes will be very powerful, it all depends on your technique and how well you hit on the center(sweet spot) of the racket. High tension also mean that you will have a less sweet spot and less tension means you will have a bigger sweet spot. So for the ones who are new to the game, going for high tension will only destroy your game as you can’t just hit the shuttle from the sweet spot on every occasion and a high gutted racket’s string can break if the shuttle hits the side frame.

With the isometric shape of Yonex Nanoray 10F racket, sweet spot will have more area and you can expect crunch smash from the racket if you gut it with an offensive strings.

Beginner: 18-20 LBS
Intermediate: 20-22 LBS
Professionals: 22 LBS

Note: Don’t get motivated to buy racket if they have good amount of string tension holding capacity. High string tension doesn’t mean you can generate more power with your smashes.

Conclusion and review

I personally liked the racket if you are a beginner or an intermediate player. The frame material is really strong and maneuverability of the racket is really fast with the presence of aero frame so it can suit the doubles players and also the singles players who love to play defensively. Also you can make it balanced and offensive by gutting it with different strings.

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