Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

mp 100 durability

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by heavy__2, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. heavy__2

    heavy__2 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    i am getting a mp100
    2u g3

    i would just like to know if the racket is durable i mean can it survive moderate clashes i have read quite a lot of reviews most of which seem to be negative but i still want to buy the racket since the people who have broken there rackets have not mentioned the spec. if it is 3u it is more understanble cos they r less durable i duno guys wat shall i do plz help
     
  2. heavy__2

    heavy__2 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    could u also tell me i like the mp77 old u g3 would the power be same as the new version of mp 77 in 3u
     
  3. heavy__2

    heavy__2 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    sorry 2u g3 is wat i meant to say above
     
  4. Takamsda

    Takamsda Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Professional Badminton Racket Stringer at Noah's B
    Location:
    Burnaby
    I've broke 2 MP100 in doubles games.
    They are both US version provided by Yonex Canada.
    The first one I broke was my stupid mistake when I was playing MD.
    I got it replaced with a CD version of MP100.
    The second one I broke was a newbie's fault in MX.-_-||
    and this time I did't get replace because I was afraid it will not come back.

    Both crushes were just moderate. both are 3UG4 version.

    MP100 is very easy to break. I'll suggest you to take Winex MM 100/200 instead, almost 1/2 the price, and fun!!!
     
  5. TrunkZ69

    TrunkZ69 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Bay Area
    i sorta agree with taka. thhe mp100 is a bit frgaile, but thats only if you string it pretty high. and as long as you buy from your region and still have a warrenty, you'll probably be fine. i've broken one mp100 in a rather light clash with a ti-7(old). we both had 3U's. my racket was at 24 pounds and his was at like 20? It broke at say 1-2 o clock. The ti-7 came out with out a scratch..... but i got it replaced :). So the moral of this story is get a warrenty from your region and figure out what they cover and what they don't.
     
  6. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,243
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    New York, US
    My suggestion is, if u and ur partner tend to clash rackets relatively often, especially with newbies using heavy metal "beast", try not to use pricy racket like MP100 when team up with them.

    Agree with above statements about clash "position" and "tension". These factors do have sig. effect to rackets. Generally, higher tension, will be more endanger a racket (not just clash, but also like hitting floor, hitting body, etc). Also, the spot where main meets cross (2, 4, 8,10, etc o'clock) could be extra "weak" ones.
     
  7. heavy__2

    heavy__2 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks for the rplys i would just like to say do u think ur rackets broke since the racket is very stiff plus it is 3u

    the 1 i am getting is 2u do u think that will break easily sorry i may sound stupid but i have broken 4 rackets already cant keep spending money.
     
  8. TrunkZ69

    TrunkZ69 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Bay Area
    fi you keep breaking rackets, just go with a diff brand. like i say gosen or winex. they're cheaper and pretty much the same quality, tho for some reason having a yonex gives me peace of mind.
     
  9. Takamsda

    Takamsda Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Professional Badminton Racket Stringer at Noah's B
    Location:
    Burnaby

    Maybe and Maybe. and I think getting a 2U wouldn't make much difference.
    You'll still break another MP100 as long as you play it.

    I suggest you get a Yonex 62MF and restrung it.
    it's cheaper solution.

    and always, there is Winex MM100/200

    Good day
     
  10. ttktom

    ttktom Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Merseyside, England
    get A wilson Racket they're much stronger and cheaper and as powerful. the hyper carbon are mean't to be the strongest rackets on the market
     
  11. 2good

    2good Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2003
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    chiang mai
    try to use ashaway racket.
    Cheaper than yonex and reliable.

    i use Ashaway Titanium Power TMP-700 Muscle.
     
  12. Takamsda

    Takamsda Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Professional Badminton Racket Stringer at Noah's B
    Location:
    Burnaby
    My MP100 just broke again -_-||
    wasn't me who broke, I lend it to someone.

    and it's a 2U version, now I figure all three MP100 of mine were all 2UG3

    see, 2U MP100 breaks easily -_-||
     
  13. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,050
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    besides tension, it also depend how good was the stringing job.
    A player i've strung for had a CD 2U (24lbs) and still ok after 1.5 years, and he plays with all sort of players in MD.
     
  14. Winex West Can

    Winex West Can Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,396
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Hi Tech
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Ouch! Looking at approx. CAD$200/each, that's $600.00 there :(
     
  15. komodo dragon

    komodo dragon Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    US
    If you string the mp100 no more than the factory recommended max tension, then it should be all right and nothing would break, but i suppose the mp100 is easier to break because it is more stiffer than anything else(including mp99). If you clash, just make sure that you hit the other guys racquet, and not the other way around, because chances are the other guy's racquet will crack and yours won't.:p Since the mp100 is so stiff, doing net shots would also be a little more difficult until u adjust to it. You just have be smash happy if you get a mp100:D
     
  16. Pointfore.Ca

    Pointfore.Ca Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Equipment Reseller
    Location:
    Canada
    A friend of mine has gone through EIGHT (8) MP100s... He plays pretty often during the week and does not string it above factory standard. Every time he has broken his racquet, he's returned it to Yonex Canada to have replaced since it is still under warranty. Yonex Canada has finally said that this 8th racquet will be the final one they send him. I can't blame them. :D

    Unless you have an unlimited supply of cash, you should probably stick with something more durable and cheaper. It's hard to justify $250 CDN racquets. :)
     
  17. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,050
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    i can't see how under normal usage can damage a mp100 so quick. If he has such power that could wreck a racket, he should consider joining our national MD team ;)
     

Share This Page