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DinkALot's Racket Review

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

  1. Athelete1234

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    I thought he just takes the muscle grommets, then throws them out...
     
  2. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Oooooo! MP grommets! Panda rikie rikie! :D:D:D
     
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    The list is very superb and astute to details. Great work! Must take endless time to try all those rackets.
     
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    Sir Dink,

    What are the difference with Cab 20, 21 and 23?

    Give me a line of description why would you choose Cab 21 over others..
     
  5. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Who said I would choose the Cab 21 over the others? Because I would not.

    The Cab 20 and 23 are better. I'm not to familiar with the Cab 23 but the Cab 20 is an all-around, superb racket. It's the benchmark.
     
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    Oh almighty NGP, will you be adding the new RSL Millenium Series rackets to your review? :)
     
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    Yes Sir, soon. :D
     
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    Hey Dan, any updates on the Victor Power Waves 11? Or still no stock available. Would greatly appreciate it if you could add your opinion on this racket.
     
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    oopps sorry i meant cab 20 and not cab 21 my mistake pure apologies...

    I sold off alot of rackets so enough for me to purchase a cab 20 to try them out..
     
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    No more PW11 updates. I can't get my hands on any more 11s as there was a recall on the racket. There was a problem with the end cap/handle.

    I should have kept the one I originally had; at least until I finished testing.
     
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    Great review

    Hi DinkAlot,

    I think it's an excellent review of the high end racquets.

    Got a question, how do you define racquet power and racquet defense?

    I assume by defense, you mean how fast/comfort you can hit/swing the backhand lob return to a smash. And power by how far you can hit baseline to baseline?

    Seems like there's no perfect racquet in the world, so I stick to my old racquets for now. Good job.
     
  12. DinkAlot

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    I define the ratings in the first two sentences of the review:

    "Overall ratings are relative to its peers. All ratings are subjective, not cumulative."

    You are at least the tenth person to ask me this. This tells me some are not reading the title, just going straight to the reviews. Either that or my American english is different than international english. :p
     
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    Dan, when was the recall issued? Also was it just for the US?
     
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    I don't know if an actual recall was issued. I just know I cannot get my hands on a PW11 from an authorized Victor Dealer and that was the reason they gave me.
     
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    Oh, that's odd, just this week I purchased one from an authorized dealer here in Canada, everything about the racket seems to be very good, with attention to the cap/handle, it is ok as well. Maybe the problem has been resolved.
     
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    I'm not sure about Canada. My information was for the U.S. Maybe the people buying the PW11 in the GWN don't hit hard enough to warrant a recall. ;)...:p Of course I'm kidding, I wish the PW11 was still "available" here (in the U.S.).
     
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    lol:D Dan, u should reword it, not everyone can hit as hard as you to get a recall on racket. All jokes aside, did u find any problems with your own pw11?
     
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    Nope, I did not officially own one. I purchased nine or ten PW12s and was waiting for the PW11s. I had one PW11 on loan but gave it back because I thought my PW11 order would arrive.
     
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    wow! so many PW12s. How did the two PW rackets compare? I know it's probably a while ago. But other than stiffness (I bent the shaft of the two, 11 is a lot stiffer than 12), what other differences are there, most notably the balance.
     
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    I have found "flexing the shaft" technique doesn't work too well in many instances. You really have to play the racket to truly be able to tell the difference.

    I didn't think the PW11 was a lot stiffer than the PW12. The 11 was definitely stiffer just not by leaps and bounds. The balance didn't feel much different either. I can't give you any more info because I just didn't play with the 11 enough to form an accurate review.
     

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