One of finest rackets tested by the Badminton Racket Review team during 2019, very stable, very fast and very well built! You must try this racket!
Frame:H.M. Graphite / 3D FIT WOVEN FIBER
Shaft: H.M. Graphite
Stringing pattern: 76 Holes
Country of origin: TAIWAN
Racket comes strung with Jnice JS69 string. String colour will vary.
Now been using the racket for a month playing 2 hours 3 times a week.
Still haven’t quite managed to get the timing on the smash correct - racket coming through air too fast, but its still a fairly decent smash just catching the shuttle at top of racket instead of the middle.
When you relax and catch the drives correctly using the racket speed you get results that you can’t believe.
Everything else has just got better, I now even try to do backhand clears (something I never did with my old Yonex Voltric).
So has it improved my game - without a doubt yes.
Would I but another one - just about to put my order in.
Received the racket faster than I thought, very happy and you guys are very helpful with my inquiries. Thank you
Now aged 70 years old, played badminton all my life, senior county until 34, then had a break whilst playing squash. Came back to badminton in my mid 50s, been playing Masters County badminton for last 10 years.
My racket for the last few years has been a Yonex Voltric 70, tried the Voltric 70 e tune but found it too head heavy for my game even though it improved my smash.
Have been looking for a replacement for the Voltric 70 for several years, saw Jag’s review and decided to take a chance - I ordered a JNice 4u Black Panther.
Very useful soft racket bag but not for putting a racket in, will use old Voltric full length cover for storing racket.
As normal I had to take original grip off, put some insulating tape around wooden handle and then put a normal grip back on to give me the grip size I prefer.
On just handling the racket you can feel the difference in head weight, lighter and faster through the air.
Racket shape almost identical to Voltric 70.
Bending shaft by hand the BP appears to have same bend shape but with less effort required, so not as stiff as Voltric 70
First Playing Impression:-
My game is about placement and moving opponents around the court - as you get older you lose the power to smash powerfully, but this is not really an issue with the type of game I play.
On warming up I was amazed at the ease of hitting a deep clear.
On playing games what was most noticeable was how easy it was to defend against smashes, shots that I thought wouldn’t go back over the net seemed to go back every time.
Smashing didn’t appear to be faster but I was getting fewer returns, maybe I was just lucky.
Still not quite got used to driving the shuttle, hitting it too high, just a timing issue.
So my thoughts after playing for 90 minutes
- little effort required for a good clear.
- ease of getting racket head to smashes.
- smashing seems to be more powerful.
- drives not yet perfect.
After thinking for almost a year whether I should invest so much in an unknown brand racket based on BRR's review, I gave in. With taxes and import charges etc to India, it turned out to be the most expensive racket I ever bought by a distance. I got it strung with Exbolt 63 at 26 lbs. It felt so light, I was worried. I was so disappointed after the first session, I didn't use it for a few days. But took it out one fine day and played with it and it surprised me with its all round performance. I am a recreational player, just recovering from a wrist injury and needed something lighter than my all time favourite Astrox 88D (not pro). I tried Mizuno JPX, it didn't work for me. Then I tried Victor Thruster F Enchanced. It worked for me after adding some weight to the frame because I like to smash. But something was still missing and I got Black Panther 4U. After the first session I wondered whether I should've gone for 3U. But everything is so easy after getting used to it after a couple of days. My defence has become better, my overall game has improved so much and I don't get tired. I have not lost any power though it feels so feather light. My wrist is happy. It's unbelievable. This is by far the best of all the rackets I have used (I have tried Astrox Z Force II and Astrox 99 in the past). This is great, especially for intermediate players like me. I would strongly recommend this beautiful and magical racket. This racket can't be categorised into one thing, it's got everything.
That's really interesting - appreciate the feedback
Extremely pleased with this badminton racket. Plenty of power for smash / aggressive play but also very light, fast and reactive for defensive play also. Also find a much higher proportion of my shots are landing where I intended them to land leading me to realise this racket allows very accurate play (something I now realise was a limitation with my old racket). I think this racket really hits the sweet spot as an all round proposition and I am absolutely loving playing with it. The performance is also accessible which is something I really value as an intermediate level player. I fitted the Jnice overgrip too which has brought a further improvement in my play. This is a stellar product in my opinion and I am so glad that I bought it. Phil Newton