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Anyone interested in CUSTOM rackets?

Discussion in 'Market Place' started by Easy Tiger, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Easy Tiger

    Easy Tiger Regular Member

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    The 8 stitches in my knee thanks you for your vote of confidence.
     
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    Tiger, forget the racquets, make us a string that is thin, grippy, and can take 28 lbs and still last longer than three weeks. That's what we all need.
     
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    BG66 Maxima not do the job?
     
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    BG66M repulsion, feel, control is good but durability is poor.
     
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    Okay, let's talk strings.

    I'll have four demo/proto rackets which will all be slightly different, but I need to string them in an 'average' way so that they're durable, well performing, and will provide a benchmark for the people trying the rackets out.

    I'm tossing up between my current faves - BG80 and ZM67 - at something like 24/26 which I think is a good intermediate tension.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I'd have to say a good one would be ZM67 at 23/25 or ZM70 at 24/26. The strings are highly durable at any tension, and the tension selected should not be too tight for beginners, nor too loose for the better players, unless they play 31+
     
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    Not really aiming these at beginners, so anything over 24lbs will be okay I think.
     
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    Well then, if you're keeping beginners out, meaning at least high D/low C, then up my recommendations a pound or two.

    So ZM67 at 25, ZM70 at 27. ZM70 is recommended if you're giving them to string breakers.
     
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    hey I think this would be awesome let me know when your going to start because I will let you know what I would like. Because I really want a custom made one just for me:). Thank you
     
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    Whatever happened to these rackets Easy Tiger?
     
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    Well everything is ready to go for the samples, I've just been preoccupied with other stuff.

    At this stage I have no plans to commercialise so they'll just be for fun [read - "I have one-off rackets and you don't neener neener nee-ner"], but ya never know what might happen in the future.

    Which reminds me, where the heck can I get black string logo ink from. Everyone seems to only have red.
     
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    Tourna Racquet Logo Stencil Ink (Blue, Black, Red and White) - $3.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-UNIQINK.html

    Gamma Racquet Logo Stencil Ink (Blue, Black and Red) - $2.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-ALLINK.html

    Babolat Babol Color Stencil Ink (Black only) - $5.95
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-BCINK.html

    Pacific Stencil Ink (Black or Red) - $9.95
    http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25_62&products_id=379

    AG Stencil Ink (Black or Red) - $3.00
    http://nrcsports.com/store/850.html

    Racquet Art Ink (10 different colors including black) - $4.95
    http://www.racquetart.com/Ink.php

    And Watdon UK has them too, no online listing.
    All prices in USD.


    I hope you have a nice large selection there. That'll be a $1000 consultation fee XD JK JK

    I recommend Gamma if you don't mind heavy flow, the ink is the best quality IMO though I haven't tried Racquet Art Ink yet. The Babolat pen is really nice for badminton though because it has a much smaller tip.

    Blue and White inks were the hardest to find actually. Now I just need to find someone willing to give away pre-made brand racquet stencils so I don't have to deal with cutting hard plastic. Though Racquet Art does custom stencils too.
     
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    so is there still room for customizing rackets?
     
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    I think its durability is better than Bg66.
     
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    hi i am interested in ur idea of making custom rackets i was wondering if all of the racket would be custom made and if you have a prize range that it will be around. cheers
     

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