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Carlton Airblade Elite vs Carlton Airblade Tour

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Chilefeu, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Chilefeu

    Chilefeu Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    Presently, I have 3 AB Rasmussen Tour that suits me very well.

    But I'd like to buy another one and I'm interested in buying a AB Elite ;) since the Rasmussen Tour is discontinuited in my area.
    Moreover, the AB Elite is only €15 more expensive so I may dare to buy one, especially if it performs as well if not better than the AB Tour :)

    So i'd like to have your opinions on the ELITE. How does it compare with the AB Tour ? What is different in term of stiffness, balance, weight, lenght ? Is the Elite far much different from my AB Tour ? :confused:

    Thanks for your help & replies,
    Chile. :)
     
  2. Monkey_D_luffy

    Monkey_D_luffy Regular Member

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    yeh, i would like to hear some opinions about this too, cus i'm thinking of getting a carlton racket, but i don't know the differences between superlite, tour and elite.
     
  3. Yfever

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    airblade superlite - head-light balance

    airblade tour - even balance

    airblade elite - head-heavy balance

    not sure bout the flexibility of the shafts although based on experience, carltons are on the flexy side.

    i used to have an airbalde tour (the model used by nathan robertson), excellent racket. nice feel, med flex, great all-around performance. kinda short if youre used to yonex rackets & it has an oval head, might need a little adjusting if youre used to iso's.
     
  4. Chilefeu

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    Thanks for your review Yfever ;)

    Although The carlton racquets are quite flex according to you, do you believe the ELITE is somehow stiffer than the TOUR ?

    Since the Elite is more like a "top-range" racquet, I think It should be stiffer ... (And that's what I'm looking for, since the tour is quite flex for me ...)
     
  5. wakloo69

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    Why not you look for the new one carlton airblade aerospeed 29. I think it also good for you. Try it...
     

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