The technology Namd was first introduced by the brand Yonex. It is a new next-generation graphite material and is the secret behind the brilliant playability of the Yonex badminton rackets.
It helps the players with two benefits; better energy transfer between the player, racket, and shuttlecock; and more consistent racket flex.
Players can sometimes be skeptical about how the benefits of new technologies translate onto the court. So to help them out, let’s dive in and learn more about this technology:
New dimension graphite, NAMD, is created by attaching nanomaterial directly to the graphite fiber to produce a greatly improved adhesion of the graphite fiber and resin.
This major improvement produces a shaft that flexes and stores energy, delivering explosive force on impact with the shuttlecock.
The racket with the Namd shaft makes a longer stroke than the normal shaft. The result is shuttlecock speed is increased by 7.1%.
Rather than this, Namd graphite rackets feel stiffer when playing at the net and the mid-court but feel more flexible when smashing, giving you the perfect mix.
Introducing a World’s First Revolutionary Graphite
ASTROX uses a world’s-first, new dimension Graphite material, Namd, which greatly improves the adhesion of the graphite fibers and resin by attaching nanomaterial directly to the Graphite fiber.
In high-performance racquets, combining nanomaterials with resin that connects Graphite fibers is common. Still, in Namd, nanomaterials have directly adhered to the graphite fibers, and the degree of adhesion between Graphite fibers and resin is greatly increased.
The ASTROX 100 ZZ and ASTROX 99 are the first Yonex badminton rackets to adopt Namd in the entire body of the racquet, including the frame. It helps to double contact time with the shuttle, resulting in an explosive shot, as the racquet returns from flexed to straight at the end of the swing.
Also, Astrox rackets are much better at reducing the energy loss between a player’s swing and the shuttle connecting with the string bed.
So, you will see Namd technology only indulges in Yonex Astrox series badminton rackets. With the help of this technology, a racket becomes more flexible and repulsive. Also, the players can transfer more energy between the shuttlecock and the racket.