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Yonex Aerus 3 Badminton Shoes

Yonex Aerus 3 Badminton Shoes

Yonex Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the release of its lightest badminton shoe ever — about 270 grams (for a size 26).

The POWER CUSHION AERUS 3, designed to absorb the impact of the intense footwork of badminton while not inhibiting a player’s movement speed, releases in late September 2018.

Modern badminton continues to become a faster and faster game, and players need shoes to meet the demands of the more intense footwork. Adopting Yonex’s proprietary shockabsorbing material, Power Cushion +, the AERUS 3 also features a redesigned midsole structure, further increasing shock-absorption and resilience, while remaining lighter and allowing for greater agility than ever before.

The upper part of the shoe realizes improved fit and decreased weight by adopting a new material that combines elasticity and toughness. Additionally, weight is reduced by the upper part of the shoe being one seamless piece, eliminating the need for fabric overlap and seams.

New Features

Seamless Upper

The Aerus 3 now features a softer upper which is 100% seamless

Power Cushion +

25% more shock absorption and 12% more repulsion for faster footwork

Wider Arch

Improved wider-fit compared to previous Aerus models

 

AERUS 3 MENS

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AERUS 3 LADIES

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INNOVATION

Power Cushion Plus, a new formulation and redesign of Yonex’s original shockabsorbing material

The shock-absorbing, resistant Power Cushion material, able to bounce an egg dropped from a seven-meter height without breaking it, offers spring and reduces fatigue.

Power Cushion Plus, treated with a special high-resistance resin and redesigned with plus-shaped treads featuring optimum placement and depth, retains the original lightweight quality of Power Cushion while offering 25% more shock absorbency and 12% more resistance.

 

Durable Skin and seamless upper combine to create a great fit and the lightest badminton shoe in Yonex history

By adopting the elastic and tough polyurethane material, Durable Skin Light, an upper which is lightweight and well-fitted was created.

 

In addition, the breathable mesh area has been increased by about twice to enhance ventilation, while the seamless upper design eliminates overlapping fabrics and seams.

Victor New VBS Badminton Strings

Victor New VBS Badminton Strings

Victor has come out with a brand new line of badminton strings this year called `VBS`

The new strings are categorized into three different types: CONTROL, DURABILITY and RESILIENCE.

Looking at the older line of Victor strings, they were not as popular compared to other brands such as Li Ning, Gosen, Yonex, etc..

The reason being that the older strings had poor retention of tension and they were coated with an oily substance that impacted the players control of the shuttle.  This substance also made it a hassle to string as the stringing machine had to be cleaned more frequently.

These strings were put to the test by the Korean National Team and they seem quite pleased with their performance.

 

 

From observation, it seems that the new Victor strings closely resemble Yonex strings in terms of specs and characteristic.  Perhaps they are trying to give Yonex a run for their money.

It will be interesting to see how they would play and compare.  Stay tuned for reviews on the Victor strings.

 

MODELS

Durability

VBS 70

Repulsion = 7
Durability = 9
Control = 6
Hitting Sound = 8

VBS-70 is composed with a Thermo-Tech Enhanced Nylon Resin technology both in the center core and the outer layers. It is processed by a deep patterned coating technique offering the durability and outstanding hitting sound.

VBS 70P [Available in late September]

Repulsion = 8
Durability = 9
Control = 7
Hitting Sound = 7

VBS-70POWER is composed of highly endurable 0.70mm multifilament nylon incorporated with a special weaving adjustment for high tenacity. It delivers superb endurability and a forceful hitting feel.

VBS 69 Nano  [Available in late September]

 

Repulsion = 9
Durability = 9
Control = 67
Hitting Sound = 8

The high intensity nylon incorporated with the special weaving technique and the latest nano technology offers phenomenal attack power and endurance.

Resilience

VBS 66 Nano  [Available in late September]

Repulsion = 9
Durability = 8
Control = 7
Hitting Sound = 7

VBS-66N is a high technology strong wrapped with nylon multifilament. The core is based on nano technology which gives an excellent resilience and increase string control. It's made retainers the string feel.

VBS 63   [Available in late September]

Repulsion = 9
Durability = 7
Control = 7
Hitting Sound = 7

VBS-63 is a 0.63mm-string wrapped with high-strength multifilament that provides a high and crispy hitting sound. VBS-63 is made from high-strength nylon fiber, maintaining an excellent resilience and durability to achieve a comfortable hitting feel. This string is suitable for the players pursuing good placement and high control.

Control

VBS 68P

Repulsion = 9
Durability = 8
Control = 7
Hitting Sound = 7

The high-strength multifilament nylon core is tensely weaved with high-tenacity “Vectran” fiber to create an incredible hitting feeling which is perfect for offensive players.

VBS 68

Repulsion = 8
Durability = 8
Control = 9
Hitting Sound = 7

The high-tenacity “Vectran” fiber is spun with a special flat yarn to enable a crisp handling feel which is especially suitable for players pursuing high performance in speed and control.

Victor Auraspeed 70K and 70F Badminton Rackets

Victor Auraspeed 70K and 70F Badminton Rackets

This year Victor releases a new racket series, the Auraspeed.

This new series will be replacing the Jetspeed series, much like how Brave Sword was replaced by Jetspeed.

So far there are two models released, the Auraspeed 70K and Auraspeed 70F

AURASPEED 70K

The Auraspeed 70K is an even balanced racket with a bit of head weight on it, making it slightly head heavy. 

It is rated as stiff flex and is available in 3UG5 and 4UG5.

Looking at the chart, it is comparable to the Jetspeed 12 and Jetspeed 10.  

Weight / Grip Size

3U / G5
4U / G5、G6

String tension LBS

≦ 30 lbs(13.5Kg)
≦ 29 lbs(13Kg)

Frame Material

High Resilient Modulus Graphite + HARD CORED TECHNOLOGY

Shaft Material

High Resilient Modulus Graphite + 6.8 SHAFT

 

Auraspeed 70F             

The Auraspeed 70F is specifically designed for females players.  The racket is slightly headlight and is medium flex.

This racket is available in 3UG5 and 4UG5.

A racket comparable to this would be the Jetspeed 12F.

Weight / Grip Size

3U / G5
4U / G5、G6

String tension LBS

≦ 30 lbs(13.5Kg)
≦ 29 lbs(13Kg)

Frame Material

High Resilient Modulus Graphite + HARD CORED TECHNOLOGY

Shaft Material

High Resilient Modulus Graphite + 6.8 SHAFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thermal Badminton Bags

Thermal Badminton Bags

Having a badminton bag is essential for badminton players who are serious about the sport.  3 racket bags are often enough for beginners/people who are getting started.  6 racket bags are the most common size in the badminton population while 9 racket bags are more suited for those who are traveling around playing tournaments as they have a lot of gear to carry around.

Badminton bags can store just about everything you need:

  • rackets
  • shoes
  • clothes
  • water
  • shuttles
  • grips
  • phone, wallet, accessories

When choosing a badminton bag, you may have noticed that some of them have a silver lining inside the compartments.  This is a thermal lining that gives your rackets extra protection from the surrounding environment.  Only high-end bags have this feature, but nowadays they are more common and are seen in lower-end bags as well.

 

What is it?

The thermal lining is a reflective insulating material that is silver in color.  This lining maintains the temperature of its contents, keeping it relatively constant.  Having this in badminton bags will protect your rackets from extreme changes in temperature, preserving the life of both your strings and racket.

 

Who needs this thermal lining?

This thermal lining can be found in most high-end badminton bags. This type of bag is suitable for players who live in a cold environment as the lining will protect their rackets from changes in temperature.  An example of this can be seen when players are playing in a venue that is heated during the winter time. When they leave the building into the cold outdoors, the rackets inside the bag will be affected by the sudden change in temperature.  This change in temperature can cause damage to the racket's integrity, decreasing its lifespan.

This bag is also useful for players who keep their bags in their car or garage during the winter and summer times. The thermal lining will protect your rackets from the extreme heat/cold.

Victor Sponsored Player Equipment List

Victor Sponsored Player Equipment List

Always wondered what gear the pros used? 

Well here is a list of the equipment used by the Victor sponsored players!

Click on the links to check out the products.

 

 

Country Category Player Racket Shoe
Korea Men's Singles Son Wan Ho MX 80 A920 ACE
Korea Men's Singles Lee Dong Keun HX-900 P8500 ACE
Korea Men's Singles Jeon Hyuk Jin MX 80 A920 ACE
Korea Women's Singles Sung Ji Hyun BRS-12 A920 ACE
Korea Women's Singles Lee Jang Mi BRS-12 P9200

 

 

Country Category Player Racket Shoe
Korea Men's Doubles Kim Duk Young JS-10N S81
Korea Men's Doubles Kim Won Ho JS-11 A920 ACE
Korea Men's Doubles Seo Seung Jae JS-11 A960
Korea Men's Doubles Choi Sol Gyu MX-80 P9200

 

Country Category Player Racket Shoe
Korea Women's Doubles Jung Kyung Eun JS-10N P9200
Korea Women's Doubles Shin Seung Chan JS-12F P9200
Korea Women's Doubles Chang Ye Na BRS-11 A930
Korea Women's Doubles Lee So Hee JS-12F S81
Korea Women's Doubles Chae Yoo Jung JS-11 A960
Korea Women's Doubles Kim So Yeong HX-900 A920 ACE

 

 

Denmark Men's Singles Hans-Kristian Vittinghus TK-F P8510

 

India Women's Doubles Ashwini Ponnappa JS-10 P9200 LTD

 

Taiwan

Women's Singles

Tai Tzu Ying TK-F P9200
Taiwan

Men's Singles

Wang Tzu Wei HX-900X A960

 

 

Taiwan Men's Doubles Lee Sheng Mu HX-900 P9300
Taiwan Men's Doubles Lee Yang ARS-90S A960
Taiwan Men's Doubles Lee Jhe Huei TK-F P9300

 

Malaysia

Men's Singles

Lee Zii Jia TK-F A960
Malaysia

Women's Singles

Goh Jin Wei TK 330 P8510

 

Malaysia Men's Doubles Goh V Shem ARS-90S P8510
Malaysia Men's Doubles Tan Wee Kiong JS-12N P9300
Malaysia Men's Doubles Ong Yew Sin JS-10N P8510
Malaysia Men's Doubles Teo Ee Yi HX-900X P8510

 

Malaysia

Women's Doubles

Woon Khe Wei - -
Malaysia

Women's Singles

Vivian Hoo TK-F A900F

 

Malaysia Mixed Doubles Lai Pei Jing JS-12F A900F
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Tan Kian Meng JS-12N A900F
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Chan Peng Soon HX-900X P8510
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Goh Liu Ying JS-12F A900F
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Goh Soon Huat JS-10N P9300
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Lai Shevon Jemie JS-10N S81