Yonex DUORA Z Strike Review

Preview:-
Key Features:-
Editor's Rating: 4.5/5.
Weight: 3U (Ave.88g), 2U (Ave.93g).
Balance: Evenly balanced.
Shaft flexibility: Extra Stiff.
Head shape: Isometric.
String tension: 3U 20-28lbs, 2U 21-29lbs.
Grip size: G4/G5.
Material: Frame: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC DR/Hyper-MG; Shaft: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC/EX-HMG.
Suitable For: Intermediate&Advanced Players.
Preview:-
Key Features:-
Editor's Rating: 4.5/5.
Weight: 3U (Ave.88g), 2U (Ave.93g).
Balance: Evenly balanced.
Shaft flexibility: Extra Stiff.
Head shape: Isometric.
String tension: 3U 20-28lbs, 2U 21-29lbs.
Grip size: G4/G5.
Material: Frame: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC DR/Hyper-MG; Shaft: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC/EX-HMG.
Suitable For: Intermediate&Advanced Players.

Pros

  • It’s also an evenly balanced racket that gives the right combination of power and control.
  • This racket doesn’t feel heavy to maneuver and playing shots.
  • It offers a big and comfortable grip.
  • This one is a quite stiff racket that offers more control than power. I believe that’s something any intermediate or advanced player looks for.
  • This model has a compact and isometric-shaped head that offers a larger sweet spot.
  • If you miss hitting the center, it won’t twist too much as it offers constant torque. 
  • It feels good to hit with this racket. Meaning you will like the impacts between the shuttle and the racket. The solid feel core in the racket frame removes the excessive vibration during the shuttle impact.
  • This model comes with the same high-quality bag.
  • It’s a racket worth the price

Cons

  • It has a black and white color combination. Though the color doesn’t have anything to do with the performance, if you like the glossy color combination, then this is not a good option for you.
  • A tad slower through the air, I reckon.

Key Features:-

  • Editor’s Rating: 4.5/5.
  • Weight: 3U (Ave.88g), 2U (Ave.93g)
  • Balance: Evenly balanced.
  • Shaft flexibility: Extra Stiff.
  • Head shape: Isometric.
  • String tension: 3U 20-28lbs, 2U 21-29lbs
  • Grip size: G4/G5
  • Material: Frame: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC DR/Hyper-MG; Shaft: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC/EX-HMG

Yonex Duora Z-Strike is another extraordinary production from Yonex, many professional players have accepted that. Players like Vitor Axelsen, Lin Dan, Carolina Marin used this racket and found it a perfect fit for them.

It implements all the modern technologies that Duora 10 implements. I mentioned those while I reviewed the Duora 10.

This one is a 3U category racket, which is an ideal weight range for all sorts of players. 

As this is a G4 style grip, so you should expect a slightly bigger grip. I love big grip because it gives me reasonable control over the racket. 

However, if you want a G5 style grip, you can always remove the onboard grip and replace it with a new G5 grip. 

The recommended string tension of this racket is between 20 lbs to 28 lbs. That is something that makes this one a versatile weapon for intermediate players. 

Aesthetically it’s a good one, I believe. It has a combination of black and white color that makes it simple yet professional. 

While this is an evenly balanced racket, at the same time, I should mention, I found it a tad head heavy one. Overall, it doesn’t make any significant impact on the mixture of power and control, though.

Verdict

I must say, this one is an excellent addition to the Yonex Duora family, with very little increase in price. 

As a whole, you won’t regret buying this badminton racket for an intermediate or an advanced player. 

It offers all it takes to perform remarkably with both backhand and forehand.

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