Collection: Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Rackets

The Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets are part of the speed series of the Yonex badminton racket ranges. Other series include the Yonex Astrox badminton rackets which are head heavy power rackets, and the Yonex Arcsaber badminton rackets which are more even-balance control rackets

Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets are the third generation of speed rackets from Yonex. The original range was named the Yonex Nanospeed, before this was superseded by the Yonex Nanoray range of rackets. Neither the Nanospeed or Nanoray range are available to buy in the UK any more, however the Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets are readily available in numerous different models. 

Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets are engineered for improved manoeuvrability and swing speed. The Nanoflare series are head light badminton rackets, and the lack of weight at the head of the racket makes them particularly easy to swing quickly. As the game has got faster and players are able to hit with greater power there has had to be a greater emphasis on racket manoeuvrability to be able to defend smashes and drives and also attack with speed. 

Are Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets good?

Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets are the most popular and best-selling head-light rackets in the UK market. Nanoflare rackets have been extremely popular with players of all abilities. The head light balance makes them easy to swing and so popular with juniors and beginner players still trying to develop racket head speed. On the other end of the spectrum, their rapid manoeuvrability has made them a favourite with pro players both in singles and doubles.

So what are the key technologies that have Yonex implemented in the Nanoflare series?

Sonic Flare System - The Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets incorporate the Sonic Flare System, a combination of innovative technologies that enhance racket performance. This system includes technologies such as the Torayca M40X, a high-strength and elastic carbon fiber which improves racket stability and repulsion power. These technologies are placed in specifically targeted areas of the racket to deliver improved stability explosive power and increased shuttle speed, allowing players to dominate the game with their attacking shots.

Super Slim Shaft - An ultra thing shaft profile adds to the super aerodynamic qualities of the Nanoflare rackets, reducing air resistance and providing greater speed. 

AERO Frame - The Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets feature an Aero Frame design that reduces air resistance and promotes faster racket swings. This aerodynamic frame enables players to generate higher racket speeds, making it easier to produce powerful shots with minimal effort. The Aero Frame technology features smooth contours along the racket head to enhance players' overall agility and racket manoeuvrability, giving them an edge over their opponents.


What are the best Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets?

For Advanced Players: Yonex Nanoflare 1000 - The Yonex Nanoflare 1000 Z is the current flagship model of the Nanoflare series at the time of writing and designed to bring a new level of power to the head-light speed series. The NANOFLARE 1000 rackets feature the innovative Wide Profile Frame, combined with the Sonic Flare System, to deliver exceptional repulsion power while minimizing air resistance.

For players looking to elevate their game even further, the NANOFLARE 1000 Z and TOUR designs offer advanced features. These models incorporate the AERO COMPACT Frame, combining the Wide Profile Frame with an aerodynamic shape and compact frame design. The result is a heightened level of repulsion and improved performance. To enhance the advanced models, high modulus graphite materials are strategically positioned on the top and bottom of the frame, accompanied by a SPEED-ASSIST BUMPER located at the base. These additions effectively minimize frame warp and enhance overall repulsion performance.

The Nanoflare is available in Z, Tour, Game and Play models to account for varying budgets and playing abilities. 

For Intermediate Players: Yonex Nanoflare 370 Speed - The Yonex Nanoflare 370 Speed offers the classic, speedy head-light feeling of a Yonex Nanoflare badminton racket along with a stiff shaft to maintain pinpoint accuracy and responsiveness. A premium feeling racket for a fraction of the price of some of the more expensive frames in the range.

For Beginners: Yonex Nanoflare Clear  - The Yonex Nanoflare Clear offers a more user friendly option in the Nanoflare range. The flexible frame helps developing players to deliver power to the shuttle with less effort and technique. The Nanoflare Clear is extremely fast and fun to swing, featuring a full high modulus graphite frame at a great price. 


Which pro players use Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Rackets?

Yonex Nanoflare badminton rackets are used by many professional badminton players in both singles and doubles formats. 

The Yonex Nanoflare 1000Z is most notoriously used by Olympic gold medallist and European champion Carolina Marin as well as Lakshya Sen and Chinese star He Bing Jiao.

The Yonex Nanoflare 800 is used by Lee Yang (Chinese Taipei) and Thom Gicquel (France)

The Yonex Nanoflare 700 is used by Arisa Higashino (Japan), Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) and wang Chi Lin (Chinese Taipei)


Which is better Astrox or Nanoflare?

The Astrox series is better for badminton players prioritising power and are willing to sacrifice speed and manoeuvrability. The Nanoflare series of badminton rackets is best for players wishing to use their skill and speed to overcome opponents and prefer a head-light balance. 

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