The Yonex Voltric 7DG badminton racket is one of three frames in the DG series, namely VT1 DG, VT7 DG and VT10 DG. These are considered mid-range rackets.
If you have read my Voltric 10DG review, you will have read the following before, as the same background applies:
The Yonex DG series rackets can be restrung up to 35lbs tension. When I heard about these rackets I had mixed feelings, so here is my warning to all players who consider this means they must have their racket restrung at 35lbs tension.
- Most of the professional players do not have their badminton racket restrung at this tension. Most players do not meet the standards of professionals who are trained to play with such high tensions, and therefore what is the point of attempting to play with a racket restrung at such a high tension?
- High string tension does NOT give you more power.
- If you want to test a racket at this tension, I suggest you take it to a professional stringer and not a bedroom part-time stringer.
- The only good thing I can think of by introducing a racket that will withstand such high tension is almost a inference that the racket is stronger. However, this does not mean the frame will remain intact if there is a collision with another racket.
Overall, it concerns me that this series has been released because of the above reasons. Players can injure themselves if they risk playing with a racket restrung to 35lbs. However, I have written about high string tension before and there’s no doubt somebody will ignore my warning.
I appreciate that string tensions in Asia tend to be higher than in Europe, so I am sure the DG series of rackets will have more appeal there.