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Changing from AT700 to At800De

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by clementyip, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. clementyip

    clementyip Regular Member

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    I strung both my at700 & at800de with cbg 100 @22lbs. I experienced a significant drop in power. With my 700, i could hit the birdie from one backcourt to another effortlessly. But with my 800De, i just get 60-70% of the original power..... I thought that 800de also offers very decent clears and smashes.

    or is it that i'm not using this racket properly.
    Can anyone teach me how to use it? or else i have to lower the tension....
    p.s cbs 100 sucks! it broke after 40mins of play with my 800de. There goes my $188HKD.
     
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    Perhaps it's just not getting used to the new racket? Try to use it more often....and see if you could manage to do better :)
     
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    It is common to lose power when you switch At700 to At800de. I suggest that you lower your At800 tension. In terms of power AT700 generate more power than 800. However once you are used to the at800, you can generate the same power. It will take some time.. just be patient and keep using the At800.
     
  4. clementyip

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    yea... lower the tension first
    i really wanna make my $1281HKD worthwhile
     
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    AT 800 De

    It has nothing to do with the tension. The thing with the DE is that you must have very good timing with your striking of the shuttle to be able to use this racket effectively. Rememeber that in badminton, power is applied only fractions of a second before striking the shuttle, i.e. you do not contract your muscles strongly before that.
     
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    i would agree with ants on this.
     
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    Even though, CBN100 is known for durability issues, but unless you have killing power, 40 minute is still way too fast for a 0.69mm string. Maybe the string was damaged, or some gromments need to be replaced?
     
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    That again demostrates power and durability just can not co-exist :rolleyes: (yet).
     

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