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Can I use 8DX good for singles? Or only Doubles?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Danze, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Danze

    Danze Regular Member

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    Is the Arcsaber 8dx good for singles? I've heard that it's mainly for doubles due to its quick defence, or something along those lines. Is it possible to play singles with it without a disadvantage?
     
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    if arc10 is a good singles racket, then I you would think 8dx would be ok too - for those that can handle the stiffness.
     
  3. gundamzaku

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    8dx is extra stiff so it could be used for doubles because of its quickness. depends on your way of playing. if you have a quick swing speed and don't have much whip in your swing.
     
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    the 8dx is a nice racket, it's nice and responsive so I enjoyed using it for singles and doubles in the past. Slight head heaviness was good for singles and stiffness made it nice for doubles.

    To look at international players for both singles and doubles, KKK (malaysian doubles) used to use it for doubles. Kevin Cordon (guatemala singles) used to use it for singles so it really depends on you.
     
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    The REAL QUESTION should be:

    Am I good enough to play BOTH SINGLES and DOUBLES ? rather than the racquet ...

    Singles and doubles are two totally different game requiring different mindset, strategies, coordination etc etc .... can you cope with them ?

    Personally, I am a singles player and occasionally doubles but I can tell you, I SUCK BIG TIME when playing doubles .... the type of shots my partners play sometimes are not what I preferred and vice versa, so a lot of "hastily" rearranged strategies by everyone along the way .... very stressful !! :rolleyes:

    Singles on the other hand, requires excellent court coverage, significantly more so than doubles, do you have the footwork to do so ?

    So, there are DIFFERENT KEY aspects to look at ... the last thing is the racquet ... IMHO
     
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    yeah, i think so, if you have a quick swing speed and don't have much whip in your swing.[​IMG]



     
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    please explain how you can get quick swing speed with no 'whip'. What do you mean by whip?
     
  8. gundamzaku

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    quick swing speed is just a consistent fast swing of the racket

    whip is when there's a variation of speeds in a swing
     
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    It's a better doubles racket than singles. For singles, it was rather difficult to produce enough power for deep backhand clears.
     
  10. Danze

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    i strongly agree. very difficult to clear, especially backhand clears
     
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    demolidor Regular Member

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    Never blame the equipment ;) ...
     
  12. gundamzaku

    gundamzaku Regular Member

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    tru dat, i've seen blackhand clears way out of bounds with that racket, so it's not the racket, LOL
     
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    It's my main racket, I have no issues with power with it. I don't have the typical badminton physique though. If you lack power in your body (not strength, power) it's not the racket for you.
     
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    Sorry to tell you, to get to speed X from 0, all speeds in between are 'hit'. What you said doesn't make much sense.


    I think, physically speaking, a whip effect on the racket is created by acceleration
     
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    backhand, not blackhand, stupid me
     
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    I think danze and i might have phrased our sentences incompletely. what i wanted to say was, compare to head heavy rackets, it's more difficult to execute deep backhand clears with even balanced rackets like 8dx. Hence why i gave the 8dx to my lil brother and sticked to sw35/volt80.
     
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    I was simply stating that the specific racket model made backhand clearing more difficult than other rackets. in this case, such as nanospeed series. I did not say something like "you can't backhand clear with x racket"

    never blame the equipment? I want you to backhand clear with a 15lb tension 1961 wooden badminton racket from one side of the court to the other.
     
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    :D quite the contradiction here ...

    If you play with a 1961 wooden racket YOU chose the wrong racket for yourself ;) (is what I mean with "don't blame the equipment").

    As your original question was if you can use it for doubles and singles: why not? You can use any racket for any event, just depends on your opponents and your strengths/weaknesses (switching rackets is playing to your opponents strengths rather than enforcing your game isn't it?). But does it even matter really if you are a recreational/social player?
     
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    It's not a contradiction, really, if you think about it thoroughly. Both rackets are still less head heavy than a head heavy racket. ;)

    Whether it matters or not, it depends on danze himself. Everyone has their own reasons for playing. You are full of sarcasm, aren't you. Lol.
     
  20. Danze

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    My original question was can I use it "well" (or good as I wrote it lol...) for singles..
    I find you to be a very condescending person. I think we should both stop commenting now.
     

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