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Yonex muscle power 29 vs Carbonex 8000 Comparison which is best

Yonex produces 4 different series of badminton rackets named, Voltric series, Nanoray series, Arcsaber series, and carbonex series. muscle power 29 vs Carbonex 8000

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Yonex muscle power 29 vs Carbonex 8000 Comparison which is best?

Does it matter?

How will one racket affect your play / improve it?

Before that a little knowledge about the company.

Yonex badminton racquets(Rackets), which one is best for You

Yonex Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of sports equipment.

They have a worldwide distribution network of sports goods. Yonex Products includes Rackets, tennis balls, shuttlecocks, clubs, shoes, apparel, and related accessories.

They are also a major sponsor and supplier of many international sports events.

Yonex produces 4 main series of badminton rackets: named, Voltric series, the Nanoray series, the Arcsaber series, and the Carbonex series. Other series are Astrox series, Doura series, isometric series, B-series, and Junior series.

The official distributor of Yonex rackets in India is Sunrise sports India. And based on regional suppliers, some specific models (mentioned above) will not be available in different countries.

Also, you can expect a few country-specific models specific regions.

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When choosing badminton, you have to consider factors like balance, flex, price, grip, string, weight, shape, etc.

Muscle power 29 & Carbonex 8000 are two best-selling badminton racquets from Yonex. Yonex Muscle Power 29 lite is available in a price range of 2250. And Carbonex 8000 plus is available at a price below Rs-2000.

Different series of Badminton Rackets from Yonex.

Yonex VOLTRIC Series

Combining incredible power and fast racquet handling for the first time, VOLTRIC is the perfect racquet for players seeking exceptional ‘all-round’ performance. List of all rackets in Yonex VOLTRIC Series

Yonex NANORAY Series

NANORAY provides a fast and controlled swing with enhanced repulsion for players who force their opponents into the back of the court with extreme speed . List of all rackets in Yonex NANORAY Series

Yonex ARCSABER Series

By storing and then releasing energy, ARCSABER delivers precise shot - making for players seeking a higher level of control. List of all rackets in Yonex ARCSABER Series.

Yonex Carbonex Series

The round-shape head with box shape frame cross section gives Carbonex a unique and solid feeling. For players who seek a solid feel from the strings at impact. List of all rackets in Yonex Carbonex Series.

Junior Series

Rackets specially designed for younger players. These are small more lightweight and suitable for junior players.

DUORA Series

The design of Doura series racket integrates features of two different frame shapes into one racquet. Doura series bats will help you to do powerful forehands & fast backhands.


For more and more power and control.


This is specifically for entry-level players.

Yonex muscle power 29 Lite - Review

Yonex badminton racket muscle power 29

Similar to all of the (Yonex) rackets sold in India this racket is also designed & developed in Japan, Manufactured in China/Factory in Banglore. Muscle power 29 Lite is specially designed for intermediate-level players.

Players who seek a high level of control, effortless smashes, and fast movement. This gives a combination of offense & defense and adjusts the playing style based on your need.

Best for aggressive playing style. Isometric shape widens the hitting area of the badminton racket.

Racket materials - Shaft is made with H.M graphite and Frame with H.M graphite and titanium mesh

Head heavy rackets allow you to hit hard and helps with back-court shots a bit. At high string tension, the racket gets total unity of the string and frame. It can hold a maximum string tension of 10.80 Kg (24 lb).

Pros of Muscle power 2

Light weight - 85gms (heavy when compared to Nanoray).
Looks nice.
Isometric shape.
Head is heavy (scores high on attack).
Default string tension is good.
The balance on the racquet is perfect.

  • Comes with a full Yonex branded carry cover.
  • Other details of Muscle power 2
  • Best for attacking style
  • Available strung and unstrung
  • Built-in T-Joint

Yonex Carbonex 8000 - Review

Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus, 3U-G4

Carbonex 8000 is one of the best-selling rackets in the Carbonex (and mid-range) Yonex series.

Manufactured with graphite material. This one is also good for beginners and intermediate players. Have box type frame. This gives better swing speed for a racket.

The material used in Yonex Carbonex 8000 plus - Shaft is made with Graphite & carbon nanotube and Frame with Graphite.

The frame is box-shaped.

Pros of Carbonex 8000

  • Lightweight.

  • Super elastic titanium(Elastic Ti) recovers quickly after impact on Shuttlecock.
  • box-shape frame offers a more rigid feel

  • Good control and power.

  • Great weight distribution.

  • Best for beginners and intermediate players.

More details of Carbonex 8000

  • The racquet is not Isometric in design.

  • Available strung and unstrung

  • Comes with full cover

  • Built-in T-Joint


Isometric racket vs round shaped racket

Head shape: Muscle power series vs Carbonex series

Isometric shape frame: More sweet spot, Good for entry-level players but difficult to control with uneven balance(light/heavy head type).

Round shape frame: Smaller sweet spot compared to isometric, Suitable for more experienced players, more control.

  • Both come under same weight and grip size</strong> (3U-G4)
  • Muscle Power 29 has isometric shape and it is head heavy</strong>
  • Carbonex 8000 plus is round shape and even balanced</strong>
  • Both have inbuilt T-joint and are Strung (strings)
  • They have different head shapes, one is isometric & the other is round.


If you are a beginner/intermediate player who wants to develop accuracy_ to a new level and more to attacking style of playing then go for muscle power29

If you have very good basic playing skills (so less sweet-spot oval shape) and need a balanced racket then Yonex Carbonex 8000.

Written on September 6, 2020
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