I test every badminton racket for at least three weeks before writing my review. I have to say, I really enjoyed playing with Hypernano 900. It has enough weight to feel the shot overhead and provide plenty of power. Surprisingly, this is, without doubt the stiffest face on a racket I have used for a long time. There is no movement whatsoever, which helps to keep the shuttle flying true even with slightly off-sweetspot hitting.
There is no hollow feeling in the frame, so Victor have certainly solved this problem. Even from hitting overhead clears I would say that this is one of the sweetest hitting rackets I’ve used. There’s a feeling of total ease when hitting with Hypernano X900 and no fatigue setting in when constantly hitting overhead shots.
Drop shots were really sharp. Again, that wonderful feeling on the stringbed provided such great feedback on the shot. It’s a very different feeling compared to Thruster 9900 which had an overall thicker feel. This is like hitting with a razor sharp but meatier Jetspeed 10, but not quite as aerodynamic. I had so much fun completing a range of drop shots, with slices proving to be the best of the bunch.
Onto the smash. Yes, this racket is powerful and it was uncanny how much feedback came from the stringbed. What I mean by this is that you felt more connected with the racket head and this translates in all areas on court. My testing partner just loved this racket and consequently bought one.
Flat drives and pushes were so much easier compared to the recent range of head heavy rackets I have tested, and they were all pretty good. The lighter, but stronger head allows for fast changes in direction and very little backswing to generate the speed required. Again, it was nice to hit for some time without fatigue setting in.