About Yonex Arcsaber 11 Play
The Yonex Arcsaber 11 Play is a budget- and beginner-friendly version of the professional Arcsaber 11 Pro, which in turn is a renewed model of Yonex’s original racket named Arcsaber 11. The original racket was famously used by Taufik Hidayat, a legendary badminton player.
Who’s it for
It’s among the best badminton rackets for intermediate players who prefer an all-around racket type. It’s well-suited for the intermediate player or the advanced beginner who is looking for a racket to grow into.
It helps with precision and is require you to be creative in your game to outplay the opponent rather than simply hammering a fast and powerful smash in the ground.
Who it isn’t for
It’s not suitable for the entry-level player who’s just starting their badminton journey or the advanced player who is skilled at controlling their racket.
It’s also not a good fit for the player who loves a good power smash as it’s not built to help in that area of the game. Players who like a fast racket to defend and counterattack will also like other rackets better.
- Strong in most areas of the game, which makes it easy to play with
- Shuttle hold: longer contact point when hitting the shuttle helps improve precision
- Lacks raw smash power
- Not particularly fast in defense
Arcsaber 11 Play Reviews Collection
First, we have my own review where I brought it on court and tested it during drills and casual games.
Next, is a collection of other players who’ve reviewed the Arcsaber 11. Keep in mind that the pro edition is a lot more popular and reviewed than this Play-model, so a few of the reviews discuss that one instead.
I decided to include them for you to get a better sense of where this type of racket falls compared to other rackets in general.