Review Date: Late Dec 05
Racket Type: Yonex Nanospeed 9000 Type S
Strings: Yonex BG65 Power ( Supplied )
Tension: 29lbs , 1 Piece Stringing
Grip: Original Grip
Technology: Nanoscale Technology, Elastic-Ti , Solid Feel Core, Muscle Power
In terms of Color way it is the same like Type X. Feel that this racket is well balance and slightly lighter than its counterpart.
Since I’m used to the NS9000 already. I don’t have problem adjusting with this racket. Baseline drives are easy! I think its due to the Elastic Ti Technology. The whip effect is there. Shots seems effortless. Net drives are definitely fast. Its fun to play with Type S.
The racket have good flexibility even though it is stiff. I find it a little hard to control the direction of the shuttles. Initially I have problem timing my net play. Most of the net shots are higher than usual due to control. So it’s a little tricky playing with this racket. Drops are relatively good. The racket has good respond. You may feel that your defense is better when you use this racket therefore in terms of defending or blocking the shuttle , I find it easy due to the racket’s design and weight distribution. My racket Reaction is fast and I feel like I can anticipate where the shuttle is whenever i hold this racket. Netkills are indeed good.
Speed is the name of the game. I would rather call it Type Speed. What I love about Type S is its whipping effect and its responsiveness. Type S may be a combination on Mp90 and At800 Df. Power and speed. If you have good wristwork, I think you will love Type S. I’m surprised with the new development of the NS9000 by Yonex. Creativity plus R&D made these NS9000 models worth trying. Well there is still more potential that have yet to exploit in the NS9000 series.
I would rate this racket in terms of Feel, Control, Power and Defense. However it is based on my own test and review. It may vary depending on the player, tension and what string you use.
Pros: Speed, Power and User friendly.
Cons: Maybe the color ( don’t blame me if I have bad taste on color), prefer it slighly head heavy, lack of a little Control.
Suitability: Intermediate/Advance. Singles/Doubles racket.