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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by tckang, Sep 16, 2009.
N50 stiffness compared to 3rd gen (purple) Ti-10?
Maybe the rest can help here. I never use Ti-10 before so cant comment here.
New LN N series Ad (featuring Lin Dan)
The latest advertisement, posters featuring Lin Dan (sorry in Mandarin).
The ad is basically making Lin Dan saying: "I want to be better, thats why i switch racket...."
The posters is now everywhere in busstands, etc in Beijing
The official web: http://www.li-ning.com/badminton/
I think the weights of both rackets (N50 & N55) are similar from the specifications (W3: 85 - 89g); whereas the balance point for the N55 is higher than the N50 (N55 @ 295mm comparing to N50 @ 290mm), meaning the N55 is indeed more head heavier than the N50. What this translate is that the N50 is designed more of a double specialist racket and the N55 is more suited for single games (tckang had also commented that the N55 is one hell of a double games racket as well).
Thats right. In fact one of the Chinese National Team doubles (i think it's the women pair, one of them) is using N55. To me N55 is suitable for both doubles and singles. What N50 lacks at the smahing power in the back court is complemented by the N55.
Just my own opinion.
Bro: i dont agreed with u , if so fu haifeng should be using n55 and not N50
For that i don't know. N50 is developed based on Fu Hai Feng's input, as mentioned by Li Ning.
As per what i said, this is my personal feel and experience of using the N55, as compared to the N50 (which i also tested before i decided to purchase the N55).
So, whether why Fu Hai Feng use N50 and not N55, it really is HIS choice. But his choice does not mean it has to be everyone's choice and also does not mean N50 is better than N55 in doubles.
To me N55 really can cover up the lack of smahing power at the back court as compared to the N50. The rest, they are almost identical, hence both are same price and under the same Flame series.
So, it is personal opinion, like i stressed above, and i hold onto mine.
Yes, I agree it's more of a personal choice for FHF to use the N50, since, I honestly think he could probably play just as well using the N55 (or whatever racquet he's comfortable with).
N50 is flexible compare to Ti-10 3rd or 2nd gen.
How's the paint job on the N-series? I was thinking trying the N90 when I heard others say that the paint job sucks....I'm still waiting for their promotion on the N-series....They just don't give a **** promotion!!! Come on LN!
Yes, i agreed with bro Gemcat, wonder when will they give good discount , hope that when they reach great SINGAPORE sale next yr, hopefully the price can drop from 350 to 280
LOL....RMB $1980 in China....but they have 10% discount or something...But still very expensive! My eyes popped out when I saw the price....
anybody know the specs for n70? wat kind of racket is it? even balance?
N70 so far not much reviews being given. In this thread, we are patiently awaiting ^Tayo^ who is lucky enough to own one to write some post usage reviews.......
hi everyone i'm still new but i have 1 n55 racket.for me it's the best racket i've ever used(i used at900 power n arc10 before).i don't know much about the feel of the racket and etc but the power for me is almost the same as at900 power but it's much faster.
Here's what you guys been waiting for:
N70, strung with nanogy95 @ 25lbs.
First impression, what a nice racket for singles. The racket is head-heavier and stiffer compare to N50. It feels very much close to a mp99 or mp100 but more sturdy and a slight difference in the balance point, which makes it more forgiving on my shots.
With these specs, you can imagine how much power this racket can pull off , maybe more than a mp100. But for sure it generates more power than the N50.
As defense, it's a good blocker in singles but not good enough for defense lift in doubles. I would definitely need more flicks on a higher speed game, like the N50 for example.
For those who played with mp99 or mp100 before, they will surely appreciate this racket.
Here's how much I would rate on this racket.
Attack: 9 (a lot of raw power, gotta see it yourself!!!)
Defense: 8 (good in blocking but not in defense lift)
Control: 9 (forgiving on any type of drop shots)
Maneuver: 9 (matter of getting used to cause of the stiffness)
Has any Li ning fans here already have their LI ning racket stung with Li ning string , how is the feeling like and control , is it good ?
Welcome to BC and glad you like your N55.
It is definitely one solid piece of racket.
Welcome to N55 club too heheeheheh
Im sure a company of the size of Li Ning does not need Yonex for the material needed for racket construction, even though Japan is a leader in chemical products those can be purchased independently, the main issue was probably the quality control and construction of the rackets but then so brands can do it properly so I really dont see why would Li Ning bend down to such a "prenium"
btw Yonex higher rackets sell for over 1.6k MRP in China so the price difference is not that big. Also you can buy Li Ning rackets at a much lower price than the official price, same for clothing, and in the end the price is not so different from Yonex ones.
When Li Ning started the Badminton racket business, even though they are big, but they are totally zero in badminton field. So, with the pending national team contract deadline at stake, i guess it is only "logical" to source for immediate source for the material. Adn since like u said they are BIG, so $$$ is not a problem in the beginning. It will be interesting to see how long this "premium" partnership can last, personally i don't think it will be long...
Yonex high end range are no longer selling at 1.6k RMB these days. A SP version Arc Z is only selling at RMB 1180 in shops like BBE, and authorised Yonex distributors, and TW/TH version is even cheaper. Even original JP version imported from Japan only cost around RMB1420 Max for Arc Z. If it is AT 900P or T, the price range between RMB980 (TW/TH) to RMB1160 (SP) to RMB 1380 (JP).
As for Li Ning, the normal price still stand at RMB1980 - 1680 for their N series. But once a while they do promotion and yes the proce drops. And you are right on the web you can get them slightly cheaper, but generally their N series is still 200-300RMB more than Yonex high end range. At the end of the day it is the consumer's choice.
(Note: Price quoted above are true as of 28th Oct 2009, within Beijing areas)