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AT900 - T/P Fans Club!

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Smichz, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. LK117

    LK117 Regular Member

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    Hello all:
    i'm a newbie to this forum.........nice to meet you all!!
    I wanna get a AT 900, but not sure if i should get P or T. What is the different? It will be great if someone can help a newbie out.

    Thanks!!
     
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    describe how you play, like do you smash alot or drop alot. I prefer my AT900T over the P mainly because of its aeroshaped frame so its very fast, and its more head heavy than the AT900P, easier to generate power. Many good things have been said about the Technique. Hope this makes your decision
     
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    I like to smash a lot.........:) Which one will suit me better?

    Is AT 900P for more offensive type and AT900 T for defensive type?
     
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    Everyone likes to smash:) At900P is more offensive hence the word "Power", but I still like the AT900T, if any of your friends have got either of those rackets you should give it a try. Remember to ask what string tension they have it at, and if its a 4U or 3U.
     
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    The AT-800 Offensive you have (and which you want to sell off) is a wonderful racquet.

    Unless you're up there with the pros, there's no pronounced advantage you'll gain from switching to the 900 series :)
     
  6. LK117

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    Haha, yeah.......too much hype generated in this forum.......:)
    I mainly used AT 700 and MP 100 during the game, never really had a good chance to test out AT 800.......shame on me!! then when AT 900, i really wanna give it a try, and after i read about this thread, i really wanna get my hands on it.....
     
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    If you have the AT700 MP100 and AT800, then its kinda pointless getting an AT900, because imo the AT700 and MP100 are already very good rackets, pointless spending money on another racket.
     
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    The best way is not listen to anyone but yourself,

    try to borrow both rackets and try them out.
    (Some store has the try out program.)

    It is depends on many factor.

    (the speed and magnitude of your stroke, the strings,
    the climate, the bird....)

    If you are skill player, any racket is great..

    Just like some Ku Fu movies, the best swordman can just use a stick to kill..

    Good luck.
     
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    guys there...i just own an AT900P(3U) n strung it with BG66(26lbs) 2 weeks ago...n i already use it for couple of games....indeed this is a very good racquet.....it gives very powerful smashes...for those who like to play more on offensive... this will be a racquet which is worth to buy.........
     
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    I just got my Armortec 900 Technique yesterday 4U/G5 (yes I like 4U rackets) strung at 26 lbs. with BG 80. I can't wait to try it out, I've been swinging it in my bedroom luckily I haven't hit anything yet.
     
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    welcome to the club.........:)
    and just dont hit the window :D:p:D:p
     
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    Please ignore this post I accidentally posted twice.
     
    #192 Dead Fish, Jul 13, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
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    No worries, I just hit my fish tank. Luckily I was comparing it to an ancient racket (Carlton Aerogear 180) and the fish died long ago. Or at least I think so, still haven't found it's body after four months... The Carlton survived but it now has a nasty scratch on it's frame.
     
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    Tried my friend's AT 900T, 4U G4 with BG 80. I kept hitting out of bounds. Should I try 3U instead? Or it wont make too much different, i just need to learn how to control it....
     
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    ok
    Anyone had any opinions?

    thanks
     
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    I think you just need to learn how to control it. The weight increase will make it slightly more powerful.
     
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    ^ agree with phandrew

    @ any rate, I like the at900P 3ug5 so much that I bought a 2nd back up one. My main racquets used to be 2 mp100's, but after I tried the at900P, there was no going back~ I tried the technique too, but it just wasn't for me.
     
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    ic, i used to think light racket means faster swing speed, thus, more distance.....:)
     
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    Maybe cos my MP100 was 2U, when i tried the AT900P the power was slightly less, so i just got another MP100 :D Incidently i agree with the yonex chart where AT900P sat exactly where MP100 was, i found it offered no difference in power and control, however defence was a tad harder. I can see why a lot of ppl find it easier to smash with AT900P than MP100, its easier to generate the head momentum with the head heavy AT900P and softer shaft compared to MP100.

    I have an AT900T its a part of my faster midcourt game racquet along with Arc10 when i'm playing games where i know i won't smash much. The AT900T actually feels very fast to play with, especially switching from a 2U MP100, defends very nicely and since its very head heavy its easy to flick smashes back to the baseline. Smashes are decent but make no mistake its not a heavy smashing racquet.
     
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    The AT900P actually sits to the right more than MP100 making it a more solid feel on impact racket.
     

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