2020 Badminton Debate: Yonex Arcsaber 11 vs. Yonex Duora 10

Nydhi.com believes in offering the best products and the best buying tips for badminton players. As part of our new series: 2020 Badminton Debate, we will compare different badminton equipment and help you in choosing the best available option. For the month of February, we are focusing on Yonex Arcsaber 11 vs. Yonex Duora 10. (Please note that this article focuses on the comparison between the two options. If you want to read our detailed review on Yonex Arcsaber 11, we have it covered for you.)

Yonex Arcsaber 11 Racket

Yonex Duora 10 Racket

Yonex Astrox 99 Badminton Racket Yonex Duora 10 Badminton Racket


Thanks to the wide availability of multiple racket models, badminton players have a lot to choose from! Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or an advanced player, you will find tons of racket options to suit your preferences and your budget.

On the flip side, you may get confused about choosing between similar racket options. Fret not! We have got you covered. If you are looking for an all-round racket, you may have debated about choosing Arcsaber 11 or the Duora 10 badminton racket. Let’s compare them to find the winner.

Compare the Best: Arcsaber 11 and Duora 10

For comparing two badminton rackets, we need to focus on their performance and price. And, the performance of any racket is dependent on multiple factors such as power, control and speed. Let’s test both the rackets on the basis of the performance factors.

1. Performance Factors: Power, Speed and Control

Note: For the purpose of comparison, we are using Yonex Arcsaber 11 and Yonex Duora 10 rackets in 3U weights. Both rackets are strung with the popular Yonex BG65Ti racket string.

(i) Power

Arcsaber 11 is a relatively even-balanced racket with a bit of weight in the head. Obviously, the racket is not a traditional head-heavy racket and so, its smashes won’t be menacing but they are not terrible either. It will allow your clear shots to reach the opponent’s rear court easily. Remember, it definitely generates more power than the Arcsaber 10 racket.

Yonex Duora 10 is also an even-balanced racket model with a somewhat head-heavy frame. It comes with a unique Dual Frame Design. The forehand-side Box frame delivers sufficient power to hit the shots. You must know that the backhand-side can also hit the shuttlecock with decent power. Overall, you will enjoy playing clear shots and smashes with the Duora 10.

(ii) Control

Yonex Arcsaber 11 is known for its controlled play. And, you won’t be disappointed with the way it controls your shots with precision. The racket is made in Japan and it comes with Solid Core Technology for eliminating vibrations. It ensures higher stability and accurate shot placement on the court. The built-in T-joint reduces excess torque for hitting an off-center shot with much ease and control.

The Duora 10 is also made in Japan and comes with the same Solid Core Technology. You will also find a built-in T-joint to increase the stability of the shuttlecock. In conclusion, both the rackets are at par in terms of control and accuracy.

(iii) Speed

The ARC11 is a light-head racket which means your shots will be faster and you won’t feel tired even after playing long rallies. Drop shots and reverse slice drop shots will be quicker than before and thus, more deceptive. In conclusion, your shots won’t drag much and the racket will ensure a solid defense.

Coming to Duora 10, there is only a subtle difference between the two frame sides. The Aero-side of the frame is a tad bit faster and will help you in placing your shots quickly. Once you know which side is which, you will be able to place your shots in a better way. Remember that many top doubles players have moved from Arcsaber 11 to the newer Duora 10 and quick defense is one reason for it.

2. The Price Criteria

When two rackets are so similar in performance and popularity, price often becomes the deciding factor. However, both the rackets are available in the $200-$220 price range online. So, there is not much difference in terms of cost.

Yonex Arcsaber 11 is available for $205 online. The price for Duora 10 is $220. The price of Yonex Duo10 is slightly higher because it is a relatively newer racket model.

The Conclusion

Yonex Arcsaber 11 was launched in 2013 as an even-balanced racket for all-round performance. It offers a decent amount of power with quick pace and efficient control. It is easy to use and very comfortable. Two years later, Yonex introduced the Duora 10 badminton racket with the Dual Optimum System.

It is also a great racket for an all-round performance. Being a newer racket model, it has slightly more advanced features. Also, you cannot discount its unique design and innovative features. Once you get accustomed to the two racket frames, you will be able to use Duora 10 in a much more efficient way.

In conclusion, both rackets are very similar. If you want an all-round performance, Yonex Arcsaber 11 is not a bad racket. However, if you are interested in trying new technology, you can go for Duora 10.

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