Comprehensive Analysis Of Duora 10 Racquet & Its Specification
Before jumping into the review, let’s tell you some background of Yonex Duora 10.
Launched in the year 2015, Yonex had shown their intention in moving away from their racket ranges that have the number 7 attached to it.
With this newly manufactured racket, the company already succeeded by winning many Super Series level tournaments, as this racket is Lee Chong Wei’s main weapon during the time.
When I have first seen this racket, in some respects, I have right away loved the innovative design of the frame.
The racket head has a regular “box” design on one side and a sharp cutting edge on the opposite side. The intention behind the design is to provide a quicker, more stronger swing, and usually, you will play your backhand shots to use the faster side.
Let's Get To The Review Now
As usual, the racket comes in a full-length cover made by Yonex. Personally, I loved the design of the logo, and it looks fantastic in black color.
The racket looks very premium and shiny with the combination of orange color on one side and green decals on the opposite side.
I have found the racket even balance with little head heavy frame.
The racket weighs around 84-88g, which falls into the category of 3U weight class, and it comes in a G4 size grip.
While testing the overhead area, I need to make sure that both backhand and forehand have a faster response time.
The result was quite satisfying!
The aerodynamic frame helps the racket to move through the air pretty effortlessly. On that note, I do find some slight differences in feel between backhand and forehand sides.
Overall, you will get a good swing speed but do not expect it to be a greased lightning speed. I have experienced almost similar performance with some other aerodynamic frame. So, nothing special!
After I strung this racket with high tension and get used to playing with it, my clears become strong, crisp, and sharp. That’s great, efficient clears in badminton is vital for both singles and doubles gameplay.
In the drop shot department, the racket performed it very good and haven’t found any major issue that may negatively impact your game.
You will get even more output from the racket after you get used to the feel of 3U weight in hand. The frame of the racket has an excellent balance of weight and thickness. The racket is made light enough without making it feel too “thin” for users.
Overall, you will able to deliver great drop shots with precision.
Let's jump into the smash
I have found that Duora 10 has a solid combination of a lighter frame, moderately weighted head, and a perfect body of 3U weight, making it a go-to racket for smashing.
While testing it, both sides of the racket performed up to the mark. But, as the faster side during the test being my forehand and slower side the backhand, forehand smashes comes out to be the winner.
The bottom line is that you can play some amazing smashes with this racket regardless of the string tension.
When it comes to defense, then I think there are surely better options available in the market. In my opinion, the feel of quickness is always relative to the racket a player used previously.
For instance, if you are shifting from the Voltric series racket, most of you will favor the Duora 10. Also, if you closely follow badminton news, many top 10 world ranking doubles players have already used this racket in competitions.
Definitely, it is not the quickest racket you will find in the market, but, hey! World-level players are using it anyways. For instance, Boe and Mogensen currently switched from their Arcsaber 11’s to Duora 10.
Front Court Or Net Area
When it comes to playing net shots, there is nothing special to talk about. Overall, you will be able to play nice short, quick, and sharp taps to the floor that comes handy for both singles and doubles gameplay.
I think the light-weighted head of the racket, compared to voltric series rackets, will help a player to clear their shots into mid-court zones with ease.
By analyzing this racket, I hope that it answered one primary question, does the technology works in your side? According to me, it surely does. The racket should be praised for its elegant design work.
If you can utilize this racket with the right technique, then I would say the racket is even better than Voltric Z Force 2. The stiff frame can mainly benefit intermediate to advanced players who have been playing badminton for more than a year.
As most beginner players have not trained enough, their investment in this racket of more than $160 will not be worth it. It is a high-end Yonex racket mostly designed to play tournaments.
If you decide to buy and test your skills in the court, it will undoubtedly help you to improve the game. Overall, the racket performs very well.
I would say my overall experience was more than average and will happily recommend others to use it.
I would give this racket a rating of 4.5 out of 5. The difference of 0.5 is due to the fact that I was anticipating something special from Yonex. It doesn’t ooze that special feeling. Maybe I am testing too many rackets nowadays!
I have to consider the fact that Yonex has to come up with different innovative designs for such a dynamic sport. My belief is that it will be another successful racket series of Yonex brand just like the Arcsaber range, which may soon disappear from the market in a year or so.
By reviewing Yonex Duora 10, I have realized that this racket is more for an intermediate to advanced player. If you are a beginner, don’t be heartbroken. There are many entry-level rackets that will best suit your needs. Read this article to get the list.
At present, this racquet is one of the best options available on the market. Duora 10 has every element in place and will surely deliver high-performance results for years to come.