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Any slim shaft and widebody rackets ?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by oistrakh, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. oistrakh

    oistrakh Regular Member

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    Can anybody recommend any racket models that has such characteristics? It would be ideal if it has the traditional oval head too. Thanks
     
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    bigredlemon Regular Member

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    I have a slim-shaft racquet and a wide-body racquet but not both... that would make a really imbalanced racquet wouldn't it!??

    Slim shaft lessens the weight in the shaft while a wide body increases the weight in the head... so that'll be one head heavy racquet...
     
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    wow... if something lik that exists... then it'd b lik an ultra headheavy racket!
     
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    You see I was thinking that a slim shaft would take away weight but not power right? (like Yonex Slim 10) So if you combine that with a wide body head and maybe give it an extra kickpoint on the shaft (like Gosen) or make it a medium flex shaft, It might turn out to be a very powerful racket. Or a disaster... : ( .. but just wanted to find out if its possible.
     
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    yonex iso 900 ss?
     
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    Winex actually has a model which has a slim shaft (7.0mm) and a widebody head frame.

    The model is the Ti-11 but I am not sure who currently has stock on hand other than Taiwan.
     

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    Titanium shaft + slim shaft + big heavy head = 1 great racquet = 2 pieces after smash :p
     
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    :eek: :eek: wut's the balance point on that thing???
     
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    Try looking at the Victor racquets. The Magan Berylium all have slim shaft w/ enlarged sweet-spot. There are also other models of the same characteristic.
     
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    Widebody refers to a thick frame at the head. My Airblade widebody has a 13mm head width. My slimbody frame is only 8mm thick. They both have the same frame shape and area.

    Rnlarged Sweet-spot refers to a isometric or a square headshape, and can be made in a widebody or slimbody frame thickness.
     
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    thanks for your recommendations. BTW which Airblade model is that which you said has a widebody and slim shaft? Are there airblades with a 7mm shaft?
     
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    AB1000!!!...
    I used to racquet and measured the shaft!!.....
    But's its too head light and light overall for my taste....:rolleyes:
     
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    ic ic, thought "wide" body just refer to the "wider" iso frame. hmmm, in that case, a widebody racquet with slim shaft would be highly head heavy and seems possibly very fragile as well.
     

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