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Yonex Duora Z-Strike Badminton Racket
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●  Dual Optimum System
●  Nanometric DR
●  Solid Feel Core
●  New Grommet System
●  Isometric Headshape
●  Extra Slim Shaft
●  Tension Range 20-28lbs
●  3UG4 - Made in Japan
●  Full Length Cover
●  Supplied Unstrung unless customised with Free Restring
Direct Sports are the #1 Yonex badminton retailer in the UK with more badminton rackets than anyone. Despite many copying, we were the first to introduce online professional custom string upgrades to the UK badminton market in 2005. We retain the latest cut off time for same day despatch of 3pm including re-strings and offer the best next day rates.

Yonex Duora Z-Strike Badminton Racket is made an attacking racket. It blends factors of the Duora range with a similar frame profile to the very powerful Z-Slash. The result is a high power racket with the right balance to play precision control when needed. The Duora uses two frame profiles to achieve the benefits of control and speed depending on which side of the racket is used.

Dual Optimum System - Frame profiles are normally designed around stability, aerodynamics or balance of both. The Dual Optimum System is half stability and half aerodynamic. The two sides of the frame use different profiles, rather than one profile trying to do both jobs.
Stability - On the black side the racket uses a box shape frame to resist torsion and twist for more power transfer and precision.
Aerodynamic - The white side uses an aerodynamic profile with a Nickel-Titanium Fibre running around the crest for strengthen and durability.

Nanometric DR - Nanometric improves the bonding strength between carbon fibres allowing thinner carbon structures to have the same strength as thicker ones that don't use nanometric. Nanometric DR is used the the head of the racket in the box section to provide strength and stability around the head.

Solid Feel Core - A system to reduce the vibration through the racket for comfort and also provides a more robust feel to the racket.

New Grommet System - Two grommet systems are built into the racket design to improve the power and control from the strings. Horizontal-A Concept straightens the angle of the upper cross grommets to move the sweet spot higher and increase power. The Duora grommet strip at the top of the head uses a different tickness around the grommet to aid in the Duora build. A thicker and harder wall is used on the aero side of the frame to stiffen the stringbed for power on impact when the shuttle is struck with the box side.

Control Support Cap is a wider top cap to allow a higher control at the very top of the grip.

Extra Slim Shaft - A thinned shaft for improved aerodynamics allowing a faster swing.

The T-Joint has been improved by adding T-Anchor, a new composite for racket torque reduction from off-centre hits. A foaming agent has been added around the T-Joint to create a tighter join between the frame and T-piece. This improves the stringbed response of the mains by reducing the movement at the centre grommets.

PLEASE NOTE the published tension range for this racket is 20-28lbs, if you chose to have this racket restrung it is most inadvisable to exceed 30lbs.

Please note: The ink used to logo racket strings is semi-permanent, it will wear off during play. Permanent ink damages the coating on the string; this decreases the durability of the string resulting in more tension loss and snapped strings. If you wish to refresh the logo, stencils and ink are available to repaint the design.
Weight (grams): 88g
Balance: Head Heavy
Flex: Extra Stiff
Construction: Hyper Modulus Graphite/Nanometric-DR
Manufacturer Part Number: DuoZS
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Average Rating : 5.0 stars
(3 reviews)
5 / 5
The badminton racquet is very nice, flows through the air quite fast, my backhands had quickened with using this bat! Strings at a nice tension and sounds great when smashing. I am needing to adapt to this new racquet installing another grip as it needs to be thicker. The only flaw I have is the white grip, with the colour being very nice and looks great with the bat, it unfortunately dirties after the first two games of playing with it. All-in-All an amazing bat that should improve my match play, very pleased.....
Pros & Cons
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Nice & light
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very quick through the air, backhands have gone quicker
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flagship racquet for yonex, nice colours
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White grip gets very dirty after first two games
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white grip needs a different colour mixed in with it
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needs thicker grip, having to buy a grip to put over the top
Guest customer
5 / 5
Excellent - as it said on the tin
Very happy - I would recommend
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Well made
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Very stiff
Guest customer
5 / 5
Borh high speed and heavy attack
Perfect racket for higher level players.
Pros & Cons
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Steady and heavy attack with high speed
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Agile defence and control
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Relatively longer hand grip for different position
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UK's expensive price, compare with other country's Duora ZS
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Higher requirement for correct using of muscle and swing power.
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Not a good choice for rookie, not a good choice for those who spin their racket frequently
Guest customer
NANOMETRIC DR is a new carbon material developed by Yonex based on our unique NANOSCIENCE technology. Created from a material originally developed for next generation space aviation by Toray Industries, Inc., this marks the first time it has been used within the racquet industry. By combining firm shuttle hold and high repulsion, NANOMETRIC DR puts the DUORA into a class of its own.
The new DUORA Grommet design features 8 linked grommets made with differing thicknesses on either side of the frame. When hit on the box side, thicker and harder grommets on the aero side result in a stiffer string bed, ultimately increasing launch power on the shuttlecock.
The ISOMETRIC™ equalizes the length of the main and cross strings in the string-bed, enlarging the sweet spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-centre hits.
The smaller frame size further reduces unwanted air resistance and improves feel.
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A combination of the latest and most popular Yonex strings are available with this racket. If you wish to leave the racket factory strung please select from the menu below.
FREE Yonex grip with this badminton racket. Please note rackets that have fitted grips cannot be returned if unwanted. If this is a concern please select "Supply loose" from pick list. Fitted grips will be placed over the original grip.
Next Day Delivery available with all re-strings. As the first to introduce web based string upgrades we have the resources and equipment to string both accurately and quickly. If you wish to string the racket yourself please select this option below and we will supply your choice in a packet.
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