Arcsaber 11 Pro is a very good even balance racket. It performs as you would expect a racket with these specifications should and looks great too!
I began this review wanting to ask two questions.
- Has the new Arcsaber 11 Pro performed like an Arcsaber? Undoubtedly.
- Is it an upgrade on the original Arcsaber 11? Definitely!
For me this was considerably better than the original. It feels stronger, is definitely faster, punchier, more powerful and the feel on the stringbed is so much better, providing a tighter feel on the shots.
RRP on this racket is around £170 which is lower than the original Arcsaber 11, previously £175. No doubt the online retailers will discount and I suspect pricing may be closer to £150 when there are sufficient stocks available in the UK. That’s still considerably more than the original, although I believe it’s worth it.
As I spent time with the Arcsaber 11 Pro, I realised I was really enjoying using it. Occasionally I would reach into my bag and use my beloved Astrox 100ZZ for a while as a comparison, before grabbing Arcsaber 11 Pro once again to continue my coaching or review hitting.
Yonex have, in my opinion, thought carefully about this racket and delivered a huge upgrade to a popular racket, which is very hard to get right. This is definitely an Arcsaber, and a super efficient, powerful, fast, strong Arcsaber that many players will gravitate towards. Most players will remember the original Arcsaber range and I’m certain using the name again will prove to be a stroke of genius.