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Our no-nonsense guide - How Does The Nanoflare 800 Score?

Power = 8/10

Control = 8/10

Manoeuverability = 8/10

Value = 8/10

Appearance = 9/10



Following the very successful launch of the new NANOFLARE head-light range from Yonex earlier this year, and in particular the very well received Nanoflare 700, much anticipation surrounded the new release – the Nanoflare 800. So why the hype… and is it justified?

The looks and the spec would suggest yes. Finished in a stunning matte black with metallic gold and red flares, the racket looks angry and is backed up by the stiff flex and heavier 4U weight (average 88g). ###Also available in a 4U G5 This makes the racket more powerful and more aggressive than the mid-flex 700. Ultra thin shaft and the razor thin frame increase the ’through the air’ speed, and although heavier (3U) the racket is still balanced head light enhancing the manoeuvrability in all areas of the court.

The big win comes from the Sonic Flare System, the latest development from Yonex in High Modulus Graphite. Used in the Nanoflare range, we love how this uniquely gives the head-light rackets a more head-heavy punch – Yonex marketing the range as ‘Rapid Fire’ which is very evident here with the 800 - sensational head stability and shuttle acceleration. We tested with Aerobite strings and can highly recommend the combination.

Downsides? We would like to see a 4U for players wanting a lighter stiff flex model (but we will see how the range expands over the next year), and we know not all players like the slim aerodynamic head. Overall, this is a fantastic players racket, and definitely deserves to be leading the range.

Central Sports is proud to announce the NANOFLARE 800, a head-light racket designed for incredible speed to support aggressive play and rapid-fire rallies.

The main new feature of the NANOFLARE 800 is the ultra-thin Razor Frame, which is aerodynamic from all angles. Compared with other thin frames, the 360° streamlined Razor Frame means air resistance is reduced by up to 11.5% from all angles*1, resulting in a faster swing speed. This also means that shuttle speeds off the racquet have increased. Overall, because of the quicker speeds, the player can reach the shuttle earlier, improving their ability to pressure opponents with aggressive drives and pushes.

Additionally, a high elasticity carbon has been utilized in the top of the frame for repulsion, while a new graphite material, TORAYCA® M40 X*2 that is both strong and highly elastic is used in the lower part of the frame. This is the 800’s iteration of the Sonic Flare System, designed to rapidly eject the shuttle after contact.

*1 Yonex machine test results *2 TORAYCA® M40X is a next-generation carbon fiber, developed by Toray Industries, Inc., for the ultimate combination of high strength and high elastic modulus.


  1. Razor Frame reduces air resistance from all angles

By reducing the upper part of the frame by 13% and the lower part by 15.1%, when compared to conventional thin-frame racquets, air resistance is reduced by 9.3% in the upper portion of the frame and 11.5% in the lower. The Ultra Slim Shaft adds to the aerodynamic properties of the racquet.

  1. NANOFLARE Series’ Innovation: Sonic Flare System

The top of the frame is constructed with the high-elasticity graphite material EX-HMG, with a 7.3% improvement in repulsion performance over conventional graphite, while new graphite material TORAYCA® M40 X, which is both incredibly strong and elastic, is spread over a wide portion of the bottom of the bottom of the frame, enhancing stability and elasticity.

  1. Yonex Original Isometric Technology

Yonex’s original Isometric square frame shape results in a wider sweet spot than a standard circular frame by equalizing the length of vertical and horizontal strings. This technology, created originally by Yonex, was first deployed in the Isomteric 500 badminton racquet, launched in 1992, after winning numerous top titles in tennis. Since then, Isometric has become a popular world standard.

Item Code: NF-800 Flex: STIFF Frame: H.M. Graphite + M40X + HMG Shaft: H.M. Graphite Weight / Grip Size: 4U (Ave.83g) G5,6 3U (Ave.88g) G4,6 Stringing Advice: 3U (ave 88g) 21-29 lb, 4U (ave 83g) 20-28 lb Colour: Matte Black Made in: Japan


New Material M40X a next-generation highly strong, yet elastic carbon fiber developed by Toray Industries,

Sonic Flare System The revolutionary new graphite material TORAYCAR M40X and SUPER HMG provide unrivalled power and stability for maximum shuttle acceleration.

Super High Modulus Graphite This ultra-elastic material produces sharper power for all shots.

Isometric Frame The square-shaped ISOMETRIC frame shape is designed to keep vertical strings at a similar length, as well as the horizontal strings to produce an expanded sweet spot in all directions.

Super Slim Frame This thin frame provides greater head speed and a solid feel.

Flex Stiff
Head Shape Isometric
Balance Head Light
Country of Origin Japan
Manufacturers Weight Available in 3U G4 and 4U G5
Shaft Materials H.M. Graphite
Material Type H.M. Graphite + M40X + HMG
Zone First Class Next Day
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Yonex Nanoflare 800 Matte Black


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