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Reinvented: ARCSABER series for decisive control

Date
07 January 2022

TOKYO, Japan– The acclaimed ARCSABER series designed for control is reimagined and returning to courts in February 2022. Inheriting the one-of-a-kind feeling at impact, the new ARCSABER 11 will sport enhanced playability with emphasized shuttle-pocketing for a controlled offense. 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.

With nearly 15 years of history that saw astonishing performances from world-class athletes like Taufik Hidayat (INA), the ARCSABER series holds a unique positioning 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. Today, after years of research and development, shuttle-hold has become a key ingredient in providing confidence for an athlete and their shuttle control.

The new ARCSABER 11 is enhanced with the development concept of “decisive control”. Analysis of the previous model showed potential for improvement by increasing frame stability while increasing shuttle contact time.

Frame stability is improved with a new frame structure that has a stiff build at the top and bottom of the face, reducing twisting and unwanted distortion at impact. The new CONTROL-ASSIST BUMPER is a connected grommet piece placed at the top of the frame which contains T-ANCHOR, micro-sized tetrapods, that help lock in vertical strings reducing unwanted string movement and improving accuracy.

To extend shuttle contact time, the sides of the frame, unlike the top and bottom, are softer allowing flexibility around the sweet spot. Also a new technology, the POCKETING BOOSTER is lined within the top 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 shuttle launch speed.

The advancements in the new model saw 6.6% increase in shuttle contact time, and 3.7% increase in smash power in comparison to the previous ARCSABER 11 (tested by Yonex).

The new ARCSABER 11 will be seen in the hands of World No.1 mixed doubles Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA), Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medalist in men’s doubles Aaron Chia(MAS), and many other elite players on tour. The racquets are schedule for a UK launch on February 25th, 2022 in two different models, PRO, and PLAY – each developed with the same performance concept but with variations in performance materials used. These racquets will be accompanied by racquet bags with matching designs.

INNOVATION

ENHANCED ARCSABER FRAME
Control with confidence through this unique frame structure with varying levels of flex from top, sides, to bottom, built to increase shuttle hold while reducing instability and twisting at impact.

CONTROL-ASSIST BUMPER + POCKETING BOOSTER
The CONTROL-ASSIST BUMPER is a connected grommet attached at the top of the frame. This bumper contains T-ANCHOR, micro-sized tetrapods that lock onto the strings. By locking onto the strings, unwanted string movements are reduced to improve accuracy.

The top of the frame is lined with POCKETING BOOSTER*, a proprietary rubber-like material emphasizing elasticity in the frame’s flex.
*PRO model only


ISOMETRIC

The new ARCSABER 11 has an expanded ISOMETRIC face in comparison to the previous model. The expansion allows for a larger, more forgiving sweet spot.

SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCT ARCSABER 11 PRO
MATERIAL Frame:HM Graphite + POCKETING BOOSTER
Shaft:HM Graphite + SUPER HMG + ULTRA PE FIBER
Joint:New Built-in T-Joint, T-ANCHOR
COLOR Grayish Pearl
FLEX Stiff
SIZE 4U(Avg. 83g) 5・6, 3U(Avg. 88g) 4・5・6
STRING RECOMMENDATION Hard Hitter: NBG95
Control Player: BG66UM
AVAILABILITY February 25, 2022
MADE IN

JAPAN

PRODUCT ARCSABER 11 PLAY
MATERIAL Frame:GRAPHITE
Shaft:GRAPHITE
COLOR Grayish Pearl
FLEX Medium
SIZE 4U(Avg. 83g) 5・6
STRING RECOMMENDATION Hard Hitter: NBG95
Control Player: BG66UM
AVAILABILITY February 25, 2022

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