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Head Metallix Badminton Racquets

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by black_knight006, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Noobiee

    Noobiee Regular Member

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    how much r metallix 10k or 10k tour?
     
  2. edwinlcw

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    the for metallix 10k tour is about RM459... but the distributor that i get my 8k tour doesn't carry this model.. not sure if they will bring it in in the future...
     
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    Metallix 10k in singapore cost around S$175.90.
    SIngapore didn`t bring in the tour series.
     
  4. Noobiee

    Noobiee Regular Member

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    m'sia got tour series?
     
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    Just got information from my distributor.. the 10k tour is here and the retail price is RM459... i can get cheaper than the price.. 8k tour retail price is RM419.. but i get it at around RM300...
     
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    Noobiee Regular Member

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    wow..nice price u got there
    is metallix 10k(not tour) cheaper than 8k tour?
     
  7. Easy Tiger

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    300 Ringgit for a M8k Tour!?!

    What a bargain!
     
  8. edwinlcw

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    metallix 10k is no more in production i believe... tour series is a new production line for metallix..
     
  9. Noobiee

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    what is the bp of 8k tour??
    btw, do u sell them?
     
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    According to the Head website it is 285mm. Can anyone with an actual racquet confirm this?
     
  11. Easy Tiger

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    Strung mine is 297mm. Are the BP's typically designated unstrung or strung?
     
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    The manufacturers always specify unstrung.

    I find that string and with added overgrip they usually come out about what the manufacturer specifies. Yours has no overgrip so it's going to have a higher BP than the manufacturer's spec.
     
  13. kansatish

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    300RM is a very good price for Metallix 8K tour. I wonder if someone can help get it in Singapore for this price...
     
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    I'm not sure what is the bp for my 8k tour after strung and with overgrip.. As for the price, 'cause i get it directly from a distributor..
     
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    Hello all,
    I just received new Metallix 8000 from Amazon $62.95 with free shipping.
    Too good to be true, but the seller was reputable and I pulled the trigger.
    The racquet arrived nicely packaged, quality made so I guess it is real.
    If anybody else is interested -
    http://www.amazon.com/Head-Metallix-8000-Badminton-Racquet/dp/B0017PG6TG

    I've got absolutely no affiliation, just sharing the info. I hope it helps.
     
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    Bought Metallix 10k Tour online from racketworld. 54GBP.
    Wanted to get it re-strung but they wouldn't reduce the price so I thought I'll play with the original strings and get them strung in Malaysia when I go back in summer.
    Played with it today. Overall, i thought it was a good racket but can't tell much abt the performance because I'm still not used to it and its not strung to my preferred tension. I couldn't get the 'touches' right.
    I am still pleased with the buy coz its one of those racket that is easy to use. I've got an apacs nanospeed 9000 and to be really honest, its not my favourite. It can be good for someone else but doesn't fit my style. I can tell the metallix 10k will be better after re-strung with better strings and higher tension. So if there's a good price, its a good racket.
     
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    A quick 6 month report on the Head M8kT.

    Okay so I've been playing with the 8000 Tour for maybe six months now. I've had it strung at 24lbs and I use it mostly for doubles. I started playing when I was 16 but have had a very long hiatus before taking it up again a year ago, so you could say I'm an 'experienced beginner'!

    I don't particularly think the M8k a forgiving racket. It's very light in the hand, even compared to a NS9900 which they're touting as 'The fastest racquet ever'. Quite unforgiving on slight mishits, but it does have decent punch when you get your timing right, which I feel is a little higher on the string bed than many ISO racquets. I do quite like the feel off the strings, which takes a little getting used to because it doesn't give as much feedback through the handle as say the Yonex or Babolats I've played with. This could have something to do with the strings though but I don't have enough experience to make any calls there.

    The touch game on it is good, despite the lack of feel. I find it easier to generate slice cross-courts and in-tight tumbling spin with this racket. Where other rackets seem to need more headspeed to accomplish these types of shots, the M8k is sharp.

    One thing I do striggle with sometimes is directional stability. I don't think my M8k in it's current configuration is particularly precise in the smash and long serving areas, but it is accurate in the short game. Again, this could be me, the strings, or a combo of both so I can't really make a definitive judgement there.

    In general though, I've grown to like this racquet. It's very zingy and springy and that does take a bit of getting used to because it has a different feel to a lot of racquets, but when you consider the value for money it makes it a pretty good buy. It's also a great racquet if you're keen to break the monopoly and try something different, something maybe potentially better for your style of play.

    Overall, this is a very light in the hand, sharp and zingy racquet. It's quite fast and adept at the net, but also punchy when weilded properly. Not super forgiving for the beginner, but it's a racquet you can easily grow into.
     
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    thanks Easy tiger.
    Have you had the chance to try the Head Metallix 8000, and the ability to give them a head to head review. while i have seem both in action, and have used it for a couple minutes, it wasn't good enough to make an early judgment.
     
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    Nah, I'm probably going to try a different brand next.

    How does the M8k Tour specs differ from the non-Tour version?
     
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    Year of production.
     

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