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Carlton Prototype

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by mds nl, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. mds nl

    mds nl Regular Member

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    Hello guys,

    Anyone heard something about a new Carlton coming out soon?
    A few days ago i saw a completly new type of racket.
    It was a Carlton and on the shaft it says Prototype V1.0

    The weirdest thing was that some of the crossstrings didnt go through a tubing but on the outside of the frame.
    I drew al little sketch because i wasnt aloud to take pictures.
    [​IMG]
     
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    that would be interesting.....really weird string pattern
     
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    Wouldn't the string eat into the graphite if it's strung at high tensions??
    Unless the head is made from stronger materials...
     
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    It could very well have a long grommet where it touches the frame.

    Freaky idea. Trying to think of what the benefits would be. The frame would certainly be very strong with no holes in it to make it weaker, and assuming there are grooves to hold the strings, because they run at an angle they wouldn't weaken the racket at all.

    Velly Innerestink!
     
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    mds nl Regular Member

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    I dont think so.
    There are also a lot of Babolats without tubings in the top.
    BTW the string that go around the frame are located at 3 and 9 o'clock on the frame.
     
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    No long grommet/tubing. Just a groove.
     
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    Just remember, if it's not part of the Terms and Conditions of entry to the stadium, and you haven't signed an NDS, you can take as many photos as you like.

    ;):cool:
     
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    There is no grommet on the Prototype 1.0 at 3 and 9 o'clock and it allows for a much higher string tension. The racket feels completely different to hit and is a huge step forward in racket technology. Watch this space for some sneak previews/photos soon......
     
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    Can't say higher string tension is something that I look for in a racket.
     
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    trying to get pictures soon;-)
     
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    By doing that, wouldn't your strings (crosses) be at different level because one goes above the frame, the following one, below the frame? As a result, it seems to me that you would have a reduced sweet spot because the crosses wouldn't be really touching the mains except the middle part. I might not be explaining myself very well. Hope the drawing helps.

    Picture: cross-section of a racket with the cut at the 3 - 9 o'clock line.
     

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    i have a feeling this is going to be another one of those quirky technology things that won't last long beyond its first 15 mins of fame.
     
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    End result will be something similar to the Bedini rackets.
     

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    same principle indeed
     
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    Can someone please tell me how to upload a picture?
     
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    Please refer to the picture :D

     

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    I hope the picture gives a better idea of how the frame will work?
     

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    Very interesting indeed but as already mentioned I don't know if that would actually provide any benefit or not?

    I strung a friends Apacs 797 a few weeks ago and it was a pita due to the grommet placement.

    I do like the strip grommets for all the other strings though.
     

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