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DinkALot's Racket Review

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by DinkAlot, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. DinkAlot

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    Nope, haven't tried any of those rackets.
     
  2. jerby

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    such a shame that's before my time ;)

    anyway, here's why:
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    It looks so utterly insane I start liking it:D
     
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    Thx for your view @Dink and @Jerby but too bad those model not available in my country :crying: hope someday it would change............:eek:
    Actually i use 3U at900T ;)
     
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    You like the Woven 7i and now this vertigo-inducing specimen? One really begins to question your taste. :D But being so tall, you are already used to standing out.
    Promise us that if you get married that you'll post a pic of the tux you choose.

    (PS I knew the minute I posted the Fantasy Island pic that no one on this forum would be old enough to remember....What an old man am I!:eek:)
     
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    Master Fidget,

    I remember :D:D:D. I guess I am too old. :rolleyes:

     
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    You are only old here if you were born before the Lunar landing and you remember wide leg pants, cut-offs, and disco......the first time 'round;)
     
  7. jerby

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    haha:D,
    People here actually thought I did have taste?:p

    I'm pretty used to standing out, but I do my best to make matters worse (anyone remember those blue/yellow Hi-tec Switchbacks?):eek:

    I only know the line da plane, da plane, sorry:eek:
     
  8. DinkAlot

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    I remember, but I was laughing too hard to post a response. I'm better now. :p
     
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    Er, this racquet looks like a cross between an AT-700 LTD, a Victor something, a psychedelic barber-pole and a rolled-up zebra :eek:
    I don't just remember these.
    In fact, I was in these for quite a while :mad:
    I now feel my shoulders sagging with compounded age.
     
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    I can't but endorse this view ;)

    As stated elsewhere, the ArcSaber 10 is perhaps the most over-rated racquet ever from the Yonex assembly line. Looks pretty... and that's about all that's new in it :rolleyes:

    Every time I look at it, it puts me through 'Buyer's Remorse'!
     
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    I always thought this was one spooky show. A guy in a clean pressed suit and a short dude both talking with funny accents. "Look boss, da plane..."
     
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    so why isnt the at700 3u tested? 4u is just bad for at700.
     
  13. DinkAlot

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    No, the 4U AT700 is a great performing racket, just not as durable as I like.

    In the US we only get the 4U. I have owned a 3U AT700 but I didn't test it in any detail. It was great offensively but defensively it was rather poor. So I sold it. Again, I didn't adequate test it enough to put in my review.

    I only put equipment in my review when I feel I have thoroughly tested it.
     
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    When will you add the APACs in your magnificent outstanding PRR ?
     
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    Yeh i'd be very interested to hear what Sir Dink has to say about Apacs. I actually prefer the Apacs edge sabre 10 to the yonex Arc Saber 10
     
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    I need to update the review but have 10 different APACS models coming so I want to re-review the rackets.

    I can tell you right now, so far, the:

    Armor Muscle Power 88, 90, 95 (all-around, attack, similar to Woven 7 but stiffer)

    Visible Hollow 1500, 1700, 1800 (all-around defensive to attack depending on model)

    Nano Pro 9600 Tour (all-around, similar to NS9000-S)

    are all up there with the best in their respective categories.

    Need to test the NP900 Red and White, ES7 and ES10 more to give a full and final review but as of now, they are inexpensive good rackets for the money. Only problems, paint quality is below average and the rackets are not very durable.

    Subpar in quality when compared to APACS' own line.
     
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    Thats a great little review Sir Dink, will look forward to the updated table in the future. Thanks for all your hard work
     
  18. DinkAlot

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    If you check in my profile, my "go to" racket is the AMP95.

    I have a few of them. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    lol, so it is! Are you based in the UK? I can try sort you out sponsorship if you were?
     
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    Unfortunately Sir Dink isn't based in the UK (otherwise I'd (along with most other people here) will be sending him loads of Bamboo shoots in exchange for Badminton goodies!) Wonder if SGBC/OCBC would be willing to trade him over:p:p.

    On a side note, APACs UK - is your site up and running yet?
     

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