Yonex, a well-known sports brand from Japan, will release the new ArcSaber 7 series in August this year. Actually, this is a model that has existed before, but Yonex has redesigned it with the latest features and technology.
According to Yonex, the new ArcSaber 7 is designed for optimal flex and torque to improve precision targeting for intermediate and advanced players.
Taking control of the court can come in all different forms, and for the ArcSaber, it comes from the extra few milliseconds of shuttle contact time, allowing assertive, precise shot-making
Yonex further explained that the ArcSaber series is uniquely positioned in the Yonex racquet line-up as a series defined by shuttle-hold.
In 2007 when the series was first released, the ArcSaber 7 came at a time when repulsion-based racquets were the standard. After years of research and development, shuttle-hold has become a key ingredient in providing confidence for athletes and their shuttle control.
The new ArcSaber 7 is enhanced with the “Hold for flight” development concept. Analysis of the previous model showed potential for improvement by increasing frame stability while increasing shuttle contact time.
Frame stability is improved with a frame structure unique to the ArcSaber series that has a stiff build at the top and bottom of the face, reducing unwanted distortion at impact.
To extend shuttle contact time, the sides of the frame, unlike the top and bottom, are softer, allowing flexibility around the sweet spot. The shaft in the ArcSaber 7 has also been redesigned for torque allowance. Upon impact, the shaft twists, generating high repulsion.
The Pocketing Booster is lined within the sides of the frame. This inner lining is a proprietary rubber-like material that brings additional elasticity to the frame’s flex, increasing both shuttle hold and launch speed.
The new ArcSaber 7 will be seen in the hands of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist in mixed doubles, Huang Dongping (China), Thailand’s no. 1 women’s doubles Rawinda Prajongjai and Jongkolphan Kititharakul, and many other elite players on tour.
The rackets are scheduled for a global launch on August 19th, 2022, in three different models, Pro, Tour and Play – each developed with the same performance concept but with variations in performance materials.