Yonex Nanoflare 1000 Game

Yonex’s Nanoflare 1000 Game is a fun racket that’s fast to swing around and superb for last minute reactions in defense.

While testing this racket, I often found myself able to get my racket in place and return shots I didn’t expect while being under pressure in difficult situations.


Yonex Nanoflare 1000 Game summary

The Yonex Nanoflare 1000 Game I’m looking at today is the intermediate version of the bigger brother, the Nanoflare 1000Z.

The latter is marketed as the racket with the most powerful smash with Indian Satwiksairaj Rankireddy recently setting the Guinness World Record at 565 KM/H.

It’s a fast, defensive racket offering lots of fun while still offering some power (although not as much easy power as with traditional head heavy, power rackets).


Who this racket is best for

I’m sensing that the ideal player type is someone who enjoys defense as much as I do, and in doubles, it suggests that it’s best suitable for the frontcourt.

Many of us at the intermediate level play socially but still take the games seriously, yet we don’t have a fixed doubles partner. That means we have to be ready to handle all areas of the court as teamwork will be more random.

My experience has been that it handles that reasonably well, though with an edge on softer shots over harder ones.


Who this racket isn’t suitable for

If you love power and want lots of help with that or want an extra powerful smash, this racket isn’t for you.

If you’re a beginner or highly skilled player, the stiffness probably isn’t for you either.

If you’re a singles player, you might not like this racket either as it only comes in the lighter 4U weight class.


Yonex Nanoflare 1000 Game’s pros and cons


  • Blocking smashes and defending under pressure are lots of fun


  • The style this racket suits most naturally is challenging to take advantage of in doubles if your partner(s) aren’t up for the task



Yonex Nanoflare 1000 Game reviews

I took this racket for a spin on court – find my review here.


Additional information

Balance Point

Head light





Grip Size

G5, G6



Weight Class



Lightning Yellow


10 mm longer


Built-in T-Joint