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Need help buying new racket!

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Colin72, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Colin72

    Colin72 Regular Member

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    I am looking to buy a new racket, one that appealed to me the most is the Yonex Armortec 150.


    I currently have a Canadian Tire Slazenger X-treme match racket, which was alright for starting out, although i've grown out of it, and it isn't worth replacing strings on a 25$ racket.


    I consider myself a more defensive player, I make alot of clears, and smashes when I feel I have a good chance.

    I've been playing for 2 years now, and just need a new racket.


    If anyone knows anything about the Yonex Armortec 150, or has any other suggestions, I would much appreciate it!
     
  2. Colin72

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    hard to find comment about at150, at250
     
  6. Colin72

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    Yeah, seems not many people have them?
     
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    Is there anyone else who has any recommendations?
     
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    I haven;t tried them but like what I always say when it comes to low end Yonexes, it isn't worth the buy. I'm guessing AT 150 is like 100+ dollars. For that, you can get a better quality racket from another company.

    Do more research and broaden your sight to include companies such as Winex, Babolat, Carleton, Forza, etc.
     
  9. Colin72

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    Big thanks for that Manduki! Do you have any suggestions of what rackets i should be searching for?
     
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    personally... the best option is to try out the racquet first before buying...
    but hard to find friends using the racquet that we want to try out...

    so for me...usually i ask a more experienced player or sales rep from the shop... let them know my requirements...previous racquet which i find comfortable to use...and they will try to recommend the racquet closest to what i want...

    and so far, not too bad... maybe i'm not too particular and i get used to the racquet instead as i use them...

    colin, probably u can state out your budget first? and from there try to work out the best racquet which suits your budget...
     
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    i hav at250

    been playing for a year using yonex nano8000 but i needed a backup racket so i bought a discounted at250. At250 is dramatically heavier than nano800. Its so stiff and head-heavy i would suggest to use a very repulsive string and decrease your usual string tension. The only great thing about it is that when i started using it my arm and forehand muscle developed more and when i switch back to nano8000 i noticed my smash are more powerful. So its a good training racquet... but not for tournaments. hope this help
     

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