2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & 2005 World Champion Taufik Hidayat's ArcSaber ZSTH Limited Edition badminton racket is red signifying his fighting spirit. The black on the top and bottom of the frame demonstrates power, and the upper right and bottom left are coloured like a white flash. The ArcSaber Z Slash Taufik Hidayat is the PROFESSIONAL series of the ArcSaber line. It is stiffer to provide extra control over the regular ArcSaber Z Slash. Designed to increase the speed of smash through technological breakthrough, the ArcSaber ZSTH racket is the latest and best improvement at the molecule level. Increase power and increase speed are the goals of ArcSaber Z Slash as Yonex smashes the Smash Barrier.
YONEX did extensive research into finding the best shade of red for the main body of the racquet, using subtle gradations and checking for colour changes under different lighting conditions. The rich deep red that YONEX developed expresses the strength and pride of Taufik Hidayat. It also makes the design bold and eye catching.
The logo on the racquet is an original design. It represents the fact that Taufik Hidayat’s spirit is in every detail of the racquet. YONEX has developed new designs based on each players' favourite racquet and inspired by each players' style. The three players also had hands on role advising on the designs.
On the quest for the best racquet YONEX made more than 200 different designs for each model. Then they picked 30 to 40 different designs to develop into sample racquets. Finally, after exhaustive testing and retesting, YONEX created the ultimate design. Each player's signature was engraved into their respective racquet to show that the racquet had captured the player's spirit.
The ArcSaber Z Slash is a push for Yonex to increase the speed of smash through technological breakthrough. The ArcSaber Z Slash is an upgrade from ArcSaber 10 with improvement at molecule level. Increase power and increase speed is the goal of ArcSaber Z Slash as Yonex smashes the Smash Barrier.
Yonex has created a badminton racket to keep up with the ever increasing speed of the badminton game. By focusing on their flagship technologies Yonex has created the ArcSaber Z-Slash, a new model allowing players with an aggressive playing style, to smash with the fastest swing speeds possible. The Z-Slash is the first of a new generation of slim rackets that, just like professional athletes, carry no extra fat for the ultimate in performance. It is Yonex latest and greatest lean and powerful machine.
The "Z-Slash" features three dimensions of technology to bring out a player's maximum potential. In testing one of the world’s leading players achieved a smash speed of 414 km/h.
Rumored as the latest ultimate weapon in the sport of badminton, the Yonex Arc Saber technology has the latest and greatest technology to help its user achieve power, speed, and control. The ArcSaber Series of rackets utilize Yonex's exclusive Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube technology to create a revolutionary blend of power and control. Positioned at the sides of the racket frame, this revolutionary technology absorbs and harnesses energy from the shuttle's impact to provide the player with unparalleled feel during every shot. This energy is then transferred into a return of supreme strength and pinpoint accuracy.