The Yonex Pro badminton rackets are the most premium of the range and come packed with the latest technologies. The only model to be made in Japan, the Pro rackets are used by the world’s best players such as Viktor Axelsen, Kevin Sanjaya and many more.
Similar to the Tour range the Pro models carry the same technologies plus more. The Energy Boost Cap Plus found in the Tour and Pro models help to maximize shaft performance. The front of the cap allows the shaft to flex and bend during swings while its arch-shaped sides help to stabilize the shaft by preventing twisting. This essentially allows you to deliver full power swings with minimal energy loss while maintaining control of your frame. This is a benefit for advanced players during fast-paced rallies where players have to be in control all the time.
The Japanese made Pro model also has the thinnest shaft amongst all the Yonex frames – allowing you to deliver swift rapid swings during rallies.
The final key technology is the revolutionary Namd technology. What does the Namd do? Namd is a new dimensional graphite that attaches nano material directly to the graphite fiber. This is a huge contrast to the traditional method of adding nano material within the resin. This new technology allows for extra energy to be stored in the racket frame when it flexes – allowing for explosive energy release when the racket comes into contact with the shuttle. You will find it easier to deliver power in every shot compared to before. Another benefit of the Namd is that it forces the frame to quickly snap back to position after every shot – allowing you to recover faster during rallies. This really helps during long doubles games as you are able to conserve energy and create more time for yourself between shots.
Who is the PRO rackets for?
The Pro rackets are designed for players wanting a premium frame made in Japan that offers the complete playing experience. Budget wise you will be looking to spend between £160-200 for a frame. If you are wanting a similar quality frame that comes at a better price take a look at the Tour range .