The Yonex Game badminton rackets have been introduced recently to cater for intermediate players. This would generally refer to regular club players 1-2 weekly or players who have good basic footwork and technique.
So are the Game models much better than the Play models? Let’s delve into the technology used in the Game models to give you a better understanding of the frame. Similar to the Playmodels Yonex have kept the Isometric technology – providing a larger sweet spot to make the racket more forgiving.
There are two key improvements not found in the Play models – Rotational Generator System (RGS) and Nanomesh Neo. The RGS applies the counterbalance theory where the weight is distributed at certain points of the racket – grip end, frame top and joint providing maximum control. You will find it easier to direct the shuttle around the court and also stay in control during fast rallies. This unique system makes it easier to engage in quick rallies while still able to control shot direction and quality.
The second key technology is the introduction of the Nanomesh Neo which is an adhesive that combines the graphite fiber to the resin for a stronger and more flexible frame. This increases the shafts flex duration – allowing you to store energy longer and release it smoothly. You can compare this to a rubber band – the further its pulled back the greater the energy release. The Nanomesh Neo also helps the frame return to its original shape quicker – allowing you recover faster during intense rallies.
In our opinion the Yonex Game models are a significant upgrade to the Playmodels. If you are a regular club player or wanting a better frame to keep up with your then the Gamemodels will be a perfect upgrade. The prices for the Gamemodels range from £90 - £110 and the frames are able to handle up to 28lbs in tension.
Still wanting a better frame? Take a look at our Tour and Pro models which come with revolutionary technology such as Namd and many more.