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Carlton Airblade AS-1?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by kari_convention, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. kari_convention

    kari_convention Regular Member

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    Hello guys.

    I inherit this Carlton Airblade AS-1 from my father and I want to know more about this racket such as the highest tension it can take and I also would like to know whether this racket is at which range (high end, mid or low end).

    Details such as the weight and more are very much welcome.

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. mrdunkleysexy

    mrdunkleysexy Regular Member

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    Hi

    I have an airblade as1, was upgraded (free) from a superlite ti a few years ago

    The weight is approx 89 grams, very stiff racquet indeed

    I wouldnt say its the best for defense but for smashing and attack minded play its a very good racquest

    Tension wise i have mine strung at 24lb, have heard they can get strung upto 30lb though but dont quote me on that

    the racquets not for every ones taste and personally prefer using it more for my singles games rather than doubles
     
  3. kari_convention

    kari_convention Regular Member

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    thank you mrdunkleysexy. Well my playing is more towards to attacking so i guess its pretty suit for me but i am thinking of restring it back because it haven't been use for quite a long time.

    Thank you for your reply. So its a high level racket then?
     
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    I believe that it is recommended up to 40 pounds. i found that on the searcch. you should try it as well.
     
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    :D

    Yes, I remember reading something about that too. However, it didn't enjoy 40Lbs at all, did it?
     
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    thanks for the reply guys.

    So what is the "ideal" number?
     
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    hi, i personally use this racket to this day, trying to find another one to replace it hahah. it is a very good and durable racket. i've strung mine at 32 lbs before, but i normally string it at 28 so it lasts longer. As for what tension to string it at it is all personal preference.
     
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    the strings didnt. it was fine.
     

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