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Head Power Helix Badminton Racquets

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Sealman, May 5, 2009.

  1. Sealman

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    Are the new Head Power Helix models available in the market?

    http://www.sgb-sports.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/2919/Head.html
    Head says its four new PowerHelix models - 5000, 7000, 8000 and 10,000 - are 56% more flexible than standard carbon thanks to the PowerHelix spiral structure which runs along the entire shaft, without losing control. The increased flexibility is designed to maximise the power release of shots.

    Head Power Helix 5000
    http://www.newitts.com/product/IT034883/Head_Power_Helix_5000_Badminton_Racket.htm
    The visible silver PowerHelix spiral in the shaft is combined with HEAD's proven Metallix material in the racquet head and T-joint for even more power and control. The additional Energy Body technology ensures less air resistance to further maximize speed, power and maneuverability.
    • Technology - HEAD PowerHelix, Metallix.
    • Headshape - HEAD Power Frame System.
    • Headsize - 360cm sq.
    • Frame - High modulus graphite 30%, Graphite 70%.
    • Shaft - Hotmelt Graphite 2 piece molding.
    • Weight - 85g.
    • Balance - 285mm.
    • Flexibility - Flexible.
    • Length - 675mm.
    • Benefit - Power & Maneuverability.
    • Recommended String Tension - 22-28lbs.
    • Recommended String/Gauge - HEAD Super Power 69.
    Head Power Helix 8000
    http://www.newitts.com/product/IT034882/Head_Power_Helix_8000_Badminton_Racket.htm
    Technology - HEAD PowerHelix, Metallix, Energy Body.
    Headshape - HEAD Power Frame System.
    Headsize - 360cm sq.
    Frame - High modulus graphite 70%, Graphite 30%.
    Shaft - Hotmelt Graphite 2 piece molding.
    Weight - 86g.
    Balance - 285mm.
    Flexibility - Medium Flex.
    Length - 675mm.
    Benefit - Power & Speed.
    Recommended String Tension - 24-30lbs.
    Recommended String/Gauge - HEAD Super Power 69".
     
  2. Easy Tiger

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    Well spotted mate. Keen to see some pix if anyone can find any.
     
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    Has anyone tried these yet?... Power Helix 10K seems very interesting!
     
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    www.head.com [15 abcssedfergaerg]
     
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    Yeah I posted that two months ago.
     
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    I realized that...Haha~:D:D
    Care to give a review? Because I can't seem to find anything regarding this series of HEAD racquets.
     
  7. Sealman

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    love it

    I just tried Head Helix 5000 yesterday and fell in love with it right away. Before I tried it, I thought I would like Metallix 8000 or 10000 better but they felt too heavy. Funny thing is, as per the specs, Metallix 4000 is supposed to be heavier but it felt otherwise. I also liked Nano Power 700 but Helix 5000 is the best. Before this, I used Yonex MP33 and was pretty happy with it. I had tried several Yonex racquets last year and only one I liked was Nano 9900X. Couldn't find a single web site that sells it in US but just found a shop who does. Getting my 5000 for 85$ tomorrow.
     
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    I tried Power Helix 8000. Very light racq., good overall balance, very good control, ideal for quick reactions for instance drives or defensive actions. But I do not agree with power, I was not able to create sufficient powerfull smashes so I was prone to counterattacks. Maybe you're a stonger player...
    I suppose that "10000" is little bit head heavier than "8000".
    If an advanced player want to try out the Power Helix Series just consider "8000" or "10000", otherwise she/he will be disappointed.
     
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    I tired it, as a demo at mandarin badminton. works like a charm, because its a demo its strung at 22LBS. Jump Smashes are feel great for a med flex racquet, too bad they arent alot these days, i cant choose between that of the AT900T (my all-time fave)
     
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    ants, we got a job for you!!!
     
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    The Head Power Helix badminton racquets are now available in Singapore (at World of Sports outlets). Retail prices are:
    5000 - S$149
    7000 - S$189
    8000 - S$229
    10000 - S$269
     
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    Would have liked to try them but from what I've read on the website, all the rackets are medium-flex. They need to make stiff & extra-stiff version :rolleyes:
     
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    anybody spotted these racquets on sale in hong kong yet? keen to buy one as a lazy racquet, had a stroll around MK last week. no joy.
     
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    anyone has reviews of this range of rackets?
     
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    im getting the 7000 next week, will be happy to provide a review after.
     
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    Hi Sealman,

    Thank's for your information. Did you ever use the other ones ???


    Best regards,
    Paulinge
     
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    Hi Paulinge, I have not tried the power helix models yet. Still playing with my metallix 4000, 8000 and 8000tour. :)
     
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    Hi yellowduck. Have you tried the Head Power Helix 7000 yet. Can I ask you how much does it cost and which shop do you buy it from? Do you get a lot of power from the whipping effect? Is it good for drives and clears?

    all the best pyshuttler:)
     

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