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Arcsaber 9 good for offensive? better than arc 10?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by shot3gun, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. shot3gun

    shot3gun Regular Member

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    do you guys know if the arcsaber 9 is a good racquet for smashing/ clearing? Is the racquet head heavy or head light? and finally, is it better than the arcsaber 10 in general?
     
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    I would say Arc7 and Arc10 would be better than Arc9.
     
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    My Arcsaber 10 just shattered. I didn't mishit or anything, just went for a smash and the frame collapsed. It was strung at 28Lbs so I can't send it back either. Still, the reaction I got from the people on the court next to me was awesome. Their jaws just dropped.

    The Arc10 was an awesome racket for the 3 months that it lasted. I won't be getting another one though. It's just too fragile; I believe Oldhand, one of the mods here has had durability problems with the Arc10 as well.

    The Arc9 is even balance to slightly head heavy. I'd say it was a decent racket for smashing and clearing but if you get fast head speeds, there are better rackets.
     
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    Could it be "stringer error"??!?!
     
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    Don't think so. I'd had the the strings on it for a while. Wouldn't a stringing error have shown up sooner?
     
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    is there a review for this racquet anywhere?
     
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    Did you try searching? I remember Silentheart made one comparing it to Cab30MS and ARC7.
     
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    Do you use the Arc10 very often during the 3 months of ownership ? During these 3 months, did it get alot of mishits on the frame ?

    A friend of mine had a Carlton Nanolite 9500 for a few months and it was strung at 28lbs (max stated tension on the racquet). During those few months there were quite a few mishits and the racquet collapsed during a smash when a guy borrowed it.

    I was quite shocked as I bought the same racquet strung at 28lbs but have sold to another fren and it is still ok.

    So far, the racquets that I have seen collapsed are all due to mishits rather than outright clashed with another object.
     
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    I didn't make a vast amount of mishits. Hardly any in fact. I did use it often, it was my main racket for 12 hours a week.
     
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    12 hours a week, wow ! You are just too strong for the Arc 10 :)

    From wikipedia, carbon nanotube under excessive tensile strain will go through permanent deformation, so maybe it is strong but not as durable ?
     
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    That is true, however, Arcsaber racquets use CUP-STACK nanotubes, causing better flexibility with less damage. It's basically bending a metal pole, and bending a metal chain
     
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    I suppose it's only 144 hours of play. The strong but not durable idea is interesting but maybe we'll never know.
     
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    I would say 144 hours is already passed by my Arc... I believe it's a factory failure xD... Too bad it's in 28lbs.
     

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