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AT900P or AT900T?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by BlankShot, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. BlankShot

    BlankShot Regular Member

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    I'm looking to get another racket. I currently use an MP99, and feel like upgrading. I've been thinking about getting either an AT900P (4UG4) or an AT900T (3UG4).

    I play both singles and doubles, but I play doubles much more than singles. I usually play at net when I'm playing doubles as my baseline clear is a bit weak, and from my baseline, I can only clear to the middle of the other side of the court. I enjoy dropping and net play, but I'm also a compulsive smasher and can land a decent smash from just about any position possible.

    I know what you're thinking, "you shouldn't buy a new racket, you should just work on your clears and stick with the one you have now", however I am NOT buying this racket thinking that it'll improve my game in any way. I'm buying it 'cause I'm a bit of a collector, and also I like having a multitude of weapons in my arsenal.

    So based on the information above, what do you think I should buy of the two? Of course if you really recommend that I stick with my MP99, I will. =X
     
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    It sounds like AT 900 T to me.
     
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    Agreed =] At900T is the way to go, but get a 3U because a 4U might be too light and take away some power. Theres that and if you mention 4u, Matt is going to come by and FORCE you to get a 3U LMAO ;)
     
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    Look at my first post.

    The reason behind this is simple. My MP99 is a 3UG4, and I like it. Also, from about 90% of the people on this forum who've given the AT900T's 4UG4 review have came back with horror stories.
     
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    Maybe it just your string and tension preference, even you buy new racquet it'll not help much
     
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    On my MP99, I use BG-80 Strung at 22 pnds. This is cause I'm not THAT strong (only in 2nd year of highschool). As well, I'm aware that buying a new racket won't help me that much. I even said that in my first post (I'm too lazy to quote myself again), but I'm a bit of a collector of sorts, and I like to be able to have a choice, hence the reason why I'm looking for a new racket. Also, change is good, is it not?
     
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    i'm positive that the goodness not much, try lower your tension by 2 and see the result.
    unless you're rich enough and money doesnt matter, its okay to buy another new one
     
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    I had a friend who uses MP99 3UG4 with BG66 20+ pds (forget exact what pds) he demo my 3UG4 AT900T and dont like it, he say it does not have power and when swinging its very light...

    I use his MP99 a few times and feel MP99 stiffness almost same as AT700 only its even balance
     
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    I'm an AT900T 4UG4 user n mine r still doing good.But,if u do wanna buy a 3UG5,i think that's ok too..but i guess if u wanna play more effortless,u might wanna buy the 4U.Really..playing with this racket is so easy.As long as u don't clash it with any racket n u don't tell matt u r buying one..LMAO..

    Btw,do u know that AT900T frame is actually stronger than the AT900P?I dont believe it either,until me n some of my friends had experienced it.It's very obvious when it comes to high tension.But i dont think u should actually bother about this,since u only play at 22lbs.
     
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    Just curious how you can land a decent smash from anywhere, when you can only clear to mid court?
     
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    I've practiced smashes WAY more than I've practiced clears, as when I started badminton, I found it the most interesting of the "basic" techniques. I really don't know why I can't clear to back court. I've asked some of my friends what I'm doing wrong, cause obviously I can't really see myself when I'm clearing, and the friends that I've asked can't put their finger on it. I think it has something to do with my form (cause I always feel kinda weird when I clear), or where I contact the bird.
     
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    Yes, the 900T is so easy to move around.
    However, the 900P 4U is almost as good. Only difference is you have to have a faster swing speed on 900P.

    I like the more solid feel on 900P when I hit the birdie.
    The 900P is in between Cab30ms and 900T in feel and mobility.

    The 900T does feel a little wobbly when returning hard smashes.
    The 900P has a solid feel with same return smash.

    Also, I tend to over-hit with my 900P even at a reduced force as compared to a 900T.

    Bottom line, I like both.
    If I have to choose one, probably 900P as I get more used to it and loving it. But 900T is very good already that is before I tried the 900P.

    I play XD and LD.
    I mostly smash & drop & clear from back court.

    But with 900T & 900P, I can get to my net shots faster than using my Cab30ms.
     
  13. ZhiWeiZ

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    I just wanna ask around...
    Why some ppl choose 4u4g and some choose 3u4g???

    WHich produces more power??
     
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    3UG4 -> More power
     
  15. ZhiWeiZ

    ZhiWeiZ Regular Member

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    Thx for the information !!!
    At least i know which...
     

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