Nittaku Rutis vs Nittaku Rutis Power
Appearance : Nittaku Rutis Power outlook appearance almost same as Rutis, there is no changes of handle design as well, the “G-Carbon” wording on Rutis was changed to “Carbon” for Rutis Powera. However the handle color was changed from red to dark blue for Rutis Power.
b). Blade appearance
Wood Construction: Both Rutis and Rutis Power are 3 ply wood +2 ply Carbon design. Rutis’ carbon layer is G-Carbon, G stand for Glass Fiber, it was changed to AD-Carbon for Rutis Power, AD-Carbon and FE-Carbon are two types of new material introduced by Nittaku in 2014, FE-Carbon used by Acoustic Carbon whereas AD-Carbon adopted by Rutis Power, AD-Carbon is a highly compacted carbon structure, stronger offensive with higher bounciness, we also noticed that the center ply thickness for Rutis Power is thicker than Rutis, however overall thickness is less than Rutis; in this case, the AD-Carbon played an important role to produce more power as compared to Rutis even though thickness reduced.
The AD Carbon layer is placed at 2nd layer, Rutis Power increased solidity as compared to Rutis, it reduces the vibration feel and increase bounciness, and enhanced its speed, longer trajectory as well as upgraded its offensiveness.
|Up: Nittaku Rutis; Down: Nittaku Rutis Power|
|Nittaku Rutis Power (Spec ~5.8mm, actual ~ 5.0mm)|
|Nittaku Rutis (Spec< 5.5mm, actual < 5.0mm)|
Generally, by comparing both version of Rutis blade, Rutis Power is an upgraded version which improved offensive capability and more balance in overall perspective.
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