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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by clearng, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Racexp

    Racexp Regular Member

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    Totally agree. Besides, Yonex and Victor rackets don't necessarily last longer than the Apacs. So, just go for substance, rather than style:)
     
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    I want to get another apacs racket.I am a beginner and barely able to do half-court clears.I am currently playing with am armortec 50 tat was a present but think after reading much its nt the best for me yet.Can someone help to reccomend a good apacs racket that can last me for some time? I guess I need abit more help with power and abit of flexibility for net-play. Appreciate it.
     
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    Look at your string tension. If too high is reason u cannot clear properly.
     
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    agree with Kiloo...
    another reason maybe because of your technique or your arm strength....
    you can see any coach to see how you play, maybe your technique not correct....
    arm strength also important in badminton, plus AT50 is a head heavy racket, so it demands more strength than head light racket.....
     
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    Hi Enuun,

    Without being condescending, it sounds like it is not the racket, but that you need to develop your technique and power first - work on hitting the center of the strings each time. If at present you re only managing half-court clears, then no racket will make a huge difference really just yet. Give it another few weeks and practice hard. When you have sufficient technique and confidence to perform the basic strokes, then it's be a better time to decide what racket is best for you :)
     
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    Thank you all for the replies.
    I guess the miracle racket is not yet invented haha.
    I will work on my training definitely
    But I would also like to know whether the armortec 50 is a suitable beginner's racket.
    I am quite taken by both Apacs' price and its quality and would like to get one to aid in my progress too =)
     
  7. Gunnersfan

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    to be honest, armortec is not for a beginner because it is head heavy racket...
    plus, armortec 50 is stiff which makes it worse for a beginner because a stiff racket requires strength to bend the shaft when hitting and requires a good technique to hit the shuttle on the centre or the shuttle wont travel as you like....
    try to gain some strength and train your technique with a coach or someone who is good.....
    armortec range is good for people who like to attack and smash.....
     
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    I see lighter head, flexible shaft and lesser tension
    I will be looking at some rackets that meet these requirements.
    In the meantime, I will focus on technique and strength-building.
    Thank you!
     
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    i suggest you to look at Arcsaber 001 and 002.....
    both of them are even balance head and flexible shaft, perfect racket for beginners....
    they also quite cheap....
    or if you want medium shaft, you can try Arcsaber 003....
    have fun in your badminton journey...:)
     
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    for Apacs racket, you can try Lethal 8-11,they are quite light and perfect for beginner as well. the price is quite cheap too.
     
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    Hi guys, im planning to buy a apacs racket, if it does, it will be my 1st apacs racket..
    only one these models will be my final deal:
    tweet 7000
    lethal 60
    slayer 88

    however, after browse some pages of this thread, i found out some ppl comments that the racket such as lethal 70 and tantrum 500 they bought which almost similar price range with the above models have just broken up after some smashes without any clash and just played for few months.
    Is it worthwhile to buy those racket with almost rm290++? or should i just go for the apacs racket which about rm 100++, for example the finapi series offered by sportshorizon.
     
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    Finapi 88 or Slayer 88 dude :)

    You'll be happy enough with these. Those, or the Tantrum 300! :)
     
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    @minimarcy
    are u reply my post or enuun?
    if u r reply for me, can tell me y u recommended slayer 88 rather than lethal 60?
    *actually i like the paint job on lethal 60 rather than slayer 88..hehe
     
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    dont buy a racket because of its looks or paint job.....
    you may regret it later....
    buy a racket that will suits your style...
    imo, paint job is the least important thing to consider.....
     
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    So gunners u also recommend slayer 88 as well? actually i dnt knw wat kind of player i m..currently using prince pro86-ti, normally will strung at maximum 25 lbs but after 1 or 2 game the string will loose, is it mean drop in tension? im usually play double, can clear, smash, jumping smash( not 100% success every time), drop shot, net play( only can straight line, cant spin the shuttle, cant cross court)..can u judge wat kind of style of playing i m?
     
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    1 - 2 games your string will loose...
    I think is good to find another stringer....
     
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    Gangnam style :):):)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0
     
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    all players do the same thing.....
    what i mean is how often you smash??
    if you like to smash often, then you are an offensive player....
    like LCW, he is a control player, play drops, net and lobs and only smash when the opportunity arises....
    defensive player is a player who let his opponent attacks and he only defense and do some defensive shot....
    so, determine that yourself, i cant do that because im not you...
    about racket, im not sure....
    lethal 60, slayer 88 and etc. are really some good rackets....
    since i dont know how your style, so i cant recommend any racket for you...
     
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    Hi there,

    Just by presenting your style of play with words won't be convincing enough to judge what is your style of play immediately...even if you reveal your playing style through means of video as well.

    No doubt, one of the important criteria in the guidelines of selecting the ideal racket for a player is the player needs to fully understand what is the nature of his style of play. If the quality of his performance comes from the pattern of an offensive style of play then preferably, he needs to use a racket which can deliver such performance that is a head heavy balance racket. This goes similarly the same equation to the other dimension of style of play - racket preferences:

    Control style of play - Head balance racket
    Defensive style of play - Head balance or Head light racket.

    The problems arise IF the player does not fully understand the nature of his style of play and thus having the difficulty in the process of selecting the ideal racket that suits him nicely. If such issue arise, rather than going mad analyzing what is the exact style of play you're categorized in to benchmark that finding in your quest to select the right racket for you, just turn the table around by diligently trying all the racket specification that you can swing and judge the performance of all your shots and then decide which racket turn to deliver the most satisfactory performance for you.

    Just be patient to find this mutual bond between you and that racket as this symbiosis is only unique for you and many player can suggest you this or that racket but at the end of your quest, it still will boil down to your own preferences as a good racket that is wield in another player hand will not necessarily be a good racket for you and vice verse. Once you've found your ideal racket and it turns to be a head balance type of racket.....then you can say to yourself that you're likely a control type of player;).

    SS
     
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    Lethal 60 = Lethal 70. It's a great racket, and shouldn't be hard to find for you considering Apacs is a Malaysian brand (isn't it?).
     

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