May 25, 2024

Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus Badminton racket review and specifications

Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus Badminton racket review and specifications

Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus racket is a head light defensive racket and it is one of the oldest racket from the brand of Yonex. It is head light racket like Yonex Nanoray 18i and Apacs Finapi 232. The racket comes unstrung from 1800-2000 rupees on online platforms and we will discuss the strings to use, specifications and if it’s best for you or not ?

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Who should buy it ?
  • If you are a beginner, entry level player, school level or college level shuttler and just starting the game on court
  • If you are an intermediate player who plays outdoor
  •  Defensive players who are reliable on deceptive play and drop shots
  • The one’s who don’t believe on smashing much or lack muscle power to smash hard

Specifications of the racquet
  • Grip Size: G4 (3.25 Inches)
  • Weight: 3U (85-92 grams)
  • Color: White Red colour available
  • Head Shape: Oval
  • Maximum String Tension: 24LBS
  • Strung Type: Strung at 18-20 LBS pre-strung
  • Balance Type: Head Light
  • Playing Level: All
  • Frame  Material: Graphite
  • Joint: Built in T joint
  • Shaft: Carbon

    For singles or doubles

This racket is good for singles play as good technique is needed to eke out smash from this defensive racket. 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.

This is not meant for doubles as the game demands power and speed and with this 85 grams defensive racket, it is not possible. One who has good defensive technique and drop shots can be a master with this racket. External factors on outdoor court is a factor and if there is wind, you can use this racket to good limit while smashing.

However, on the indoor court, the racket won’t give you great smashes and it will be easy to lift the shuttle. With the weight of this racket and given that maximum tension which can be done is 24 LBS, don’t expect fast smashes from it and the pace of doubles is very fast, making it hard to play with this racket if you are playing indoors with skilled players. However, for outdoor court it can be preferred for doubles and as well as singles play.

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 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.

Strings to use
  • It is an evenly balanced racket so the best suited strings will be 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.

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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.

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One’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.

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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 Carbonex 8000 Plus 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. 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 their game as they 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 too sharply.

With the oval shape of Carbonex 800 Plus, sweet spot is really less so don’t expect crunch smash from your racket.

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.

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You can surely buy this racket without a doubt. This is one of the best selling Yonex racket and you will love to have it. If you have any questions, please feel free to write it in the comments below and ill answer them all.

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