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Heavy + Head Heavy Racket

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by criteria, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. criteria

    criteria Regular Member

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    Hi guys, was wondering is there any heavy + head heavy racket to recommend for training wrist & arm purpose?
     
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    if u want , u can buy the training racket at 170g online
     
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    Hi Pal, other than online can i get it in any of e shops in Spore?
    170g Training racket, can u kindly give me a bit of e detail, which online site, brand, price etc...

    Thanks~
     
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    Not sure if you can get these in Spore but here are the links for more details:

    YANG-YANG Super Trainer (Weight 135g) Link

    LA FLECHE Training Racket (Various models, weight ranges from 130g to 170g) Link

    SMASH Power Trainer (Weight 120g) Link

    Target Smash Training 170 ULTRA (Height Light Version, Weight 170g) Link

    Target Smash Training 170 ULTRA (Height Heavy Version, Weight 170g) Link

    Strength Pro 140 (Weight 140g) Link

    Strength Pro 160 (Weight 160g) Link

    Kason Training Racket (Weight 160g) (Link unknown, please Google)

    Forza Badminton Racket Power Trainer (Weight 130g) Link

    Forza Badminton Racket Power Trainer (Weight 115g) Link

    Kimoni TS 135 (Weight 135g) Link

    Kimoni TS 150 (Weight 150g) Link
     
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    You can get training racquets from Artric Sports. I have seen a few of those. It comes in a few weight, 110gm, 125gm and 160gm I believe.
     
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    Why bother with the expense of ordering with shipping and customs. Just get a cheap metal racquet from your local store. Train with that.
     
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    Be careful, you might injured yourself if you are not careful with it.
     
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    grab a cheap cab8 it awesome to train with.
     
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    i know it varies dependant on user, however, what sort of weight is 'roughly' a good weight to use for training
     
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    Victor also made a heavy racket called the Wrist Enhancer i think its around 160g not for sure it feels heavier
     
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    Since so many people have replied to the topic question saliently, allow me to go a little off :D

    I'm one of the disbeliefers in training with abnormally heavy rackets.

    the major contradiction i see is that - powerful smash comes from best coordination and that instant of fast hit (i'm no expert in muscles so excuse me for not using detailed terminology regarding muscle groups and their properties).

    i think it's better to train any type of shot without using extra weight.
     
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    the thing is, there are certain thresholds for swingspeed and such, which make a difference. training with a heavy racket usually improves 'wrist' strength, which improves swingspeed which usually means a faster smash.

    I hear that many pro players use this kind of training. i believe you can find it in the JR forum as well.
     
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    im pretty sure every professional player has used this strategy
    i think your concept is wrong its not to improve timing or co-ordination rather to improve the muscles you use during the smash action
    the method is rather like going to the gym and using weights to specifically train muscle groups
     
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    the thing is using something that's twice as heavy will definitely change your technique, so i don't think it's such a good idea... something that's slightly heavier like the carbonex sounds like a better choice to me... and it's a very strong smashing racket by itself.... 100 USD for a weight seems a bit too much to me, same price as a carbonex20...
     
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    obviously you dont play with it.O_O how would you ever win??
    you just train with it and ovbiously you wouldn't start with a racquet that's too heavy for you
     
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    i never said playing a game with a 160g racket, even training (with clears) will change your form unless your a advanced player with a very strong arm...
    from what he said he probably hasn't used anything above the 'normal' weight range of rackets...
    that's why i recommended the carbonex(one of the best rackets of all time), it feels heavier then most rackets and is playable. i went from carbonex to others such as MP100, Lethal60 and have a pretty decent smash...
     
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    to improve a little an overall heavy and head heavy racket is the SOTX woven 7 that has made my arm so much stronger
     
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    im sure they have, but i hypothesize that they find such method ineffective comparing to their regular hardcore drills or racketless weight training. sure, lin dan may play around a tennis racket on the court side, or JR may have responded to such a topic in his forum, but things can appear to be deceiving :D

    my concept is not wrong, please use the word 'wrong' carefully, it is often problematic on this forum.
    i never said using a heavy racket is to improve timing/coord, i said RATHER than using a heavy racket, i believe more in training timing/coord to generate powerful shots.

    another problem with your statement: like you said, 'the method is like going to the gym and using weights to specifically train muscle groups'.

    but...

    why do you risk putting your timing/coord in perils using inpractically heavy racket weight, but not simply do without? there is a wide variety of racketless training eg. long weight bar, bells, etc.

    my 50 cent :D
     
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    i don't believe they do, based on empirical facts. :p

    every oba ranked player i've seen, spent vast amount of time on their regular hardcore drills and training, which way surpassed this 'heavy racket' traning we speak of.

    i suspect 'heavy racket training' is just another outdated/leisurely activity they give out to the media and public when they're too lazy to describe their actual intense drills/trainings. :D
     

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