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Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by bender123, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. bender123

    bender123 Regular Member

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    Hello all...

    I think of myself as a good intermediate player, who is all arounder and like to smash.

    I play 80% singles. I want to try a yonex racket. so what could you recommend me,

    I use wilson K-factor k tour witch i think is pretty decent and apacs nano 9000 speed.

    I would like to try a yonex racket because everybody likes them. witch one do you recomend, was looking in arc saber 10 or arc saber 7 anything else i should reconsider
     
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    If you have a good arm, try Armortec 700, best smashing racquet in the line generally.
    If you have a good wrist, try Nanospeed 9000 X or 9900.
     
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    bender123 Regular Member

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    I am afraid that those rackets will be a bit too stiff for me, i tried apacs armortec 900 white, and my arm started to hurt because of the stiffness i think. Is arcsaber 10 any softer that rackets stated before.

    I play in avarage 3-5 h a week
     
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    If you are using the 1st verson of K[Factor] Tour, it is quite a stiff and head heavy racquet and probably the closest Wilson has to the AT700. If you can handle that, I don't see why you can't handle the AT700 ?

    I have ARC10, NS9900 and AT700 and I feel the NS9900 is probably the toughest to use unless you have good technique. It is extra stiff and being head light doesn't help at all.
     
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    You can try AT 900 T : less stiff than 9000 and good touched.
     
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    AT700 will probably the most suitable racket for a good arm attacking player. If you can find the old color (1st generation) AT700, that will give you slightly extra defending capability.

    However, based on my own experience, I should say it's fairly difficult to get use to AT700 primarily because it is a head heavy racket - and for some reasons I find it rather stiff. If you find AT700 too stiff, I would suggest to go for either MP100, AT900 Power or Arc Saber 10.

    As for Arc Saber 7, I feel rather light, I would definitely choose Arc Saber 10 over Arc Saber 7.
     
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    i vote for the arcsaber 10. good racket, with a nice balance imo. decent power generation and defense capability. and, while it is a stiff racket, it has this flexible feeling.
     
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    I ordered arc 10 3u thanks for helping
     
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    Try Nanospeed 9900. You'll like it all.
     
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    If you think APACS AT900 White is still too stiff, then Arcsaber 10 may not be for you. Give Arcsaber 7 a try. Even-balanced and forgiving to the arm but require some time to get used to. If you can use a heavier version, I suggest 2U for Arc7 as it's more durable than the 3U. But if your arm cannot wield 90g racquet, then go with the 3U.
     
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    what about armortec 600, do you think it will suit me?

    funny thing is that when i use Apacs nano pro 9000 witch is rated as stiff as nano 900 white i dont have any arm problems, maybe its just very bad vibration dampening or something.
     
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    IMHO, I don't think Yonex AT600 will suit you. AT600 feels fairly similar with Muscle Power 88 - both of them are balanced flex racket; good ball control and quick to manuver, but lacking power when comes to attacking. Hence, more suitable for defensive player who relies on sliced drop shots and netting games.
     
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    I personally don't use and will never use AT600 because it's 4U, fragile frame and too light for my liking. Arcsaber 7 will be a better choice when it comes to good maneuverability and good smash.
     
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    ^ +1

    arcsaber 7 is a great racket! forgiving flex yet powerful smash.
     
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    Excellent choice on the ArcSaber 10. I have the ArcSaber 10, 3U 4G, with BG80 at 22lb. It is such a good racket for playing singles, but I find it not so much for doubbles.
     
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    i vote for at 900 t. Good touch and not as head heavy as at 900p.
     

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