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*New! Adidas Badminton

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by derrickn, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

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    I don't even recall Kwun playing with these racket so that's probably why ;). The dry specs are pretty similar to these, ARC10 is like 295mm bp and roughly same weight ... But Kwun's is on the high end of the bp range at 287 so pretty similar to Ti-10 (I see he compared to ARC10 dry wing initially but probably more towards Ti10, and he has an anorexic ARC10PG)
    Good, so you can measure the racket in it's original state [​IMG] (see you still have to wait; thankfully we still have Saturday delivery :))
     
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  2. Sgt_Strider

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    I've never seen them check the bottom of my shoes or anyone's shoes for that matter. Odds are pretty low that the BT Feather will make a mark on the mat right?
     
  3. Cheung

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    Oh I see. I don't think the shoes would mark the floor - it's a matter of convincing the sportshall attendant. If it happens to be a particularly zealous one....
     
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    Sgt_Strider Regular Member

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    Did you happened to see the BT Feather in white with black accents? I was only able to buy the yellow with black accents. I'll be posting my impressions as soon as that pair of shoes arrive next week. lol, I feel like a little kid knowing that I have so many toys arriving next week. :D
     
  5. Cheung

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    Only the yellow. Sorry
     
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    maybe more in the future
     
  7. Cheung

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    What a time to have golfer's elbow :(

    Aww, what the heck. Get on court!
    IMGL7070.jpg
     
  8. Sgt_Strider

    Sgt_Strider Regular Member

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    So you decided to jump on the bandwagon and bought a racket? :p
     
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    My 2nd review of AP Tour after restring to my normal 26lbs.....sad to say again, still couldn't really get used to it....somehow or rather, the stringbed felt bouncy in a way which I couldn't really explain....not sure izit the frame not strong enuff or the shaft being a tad too flexy....but if my MX60 is rated 3/5 for stiffness, this AP Tour felt like 2/5 for stiffness.....but at least the problem of small sweetspot and consistency is slightly solved as I can control my shots better after the restring.....but as i'm more of an offensive player, the racquet really didn't give me any confidence for my baseline smashes as it felt weak without oomph....gotta resort to wrist action to generate more power for smashes which is very tiring and timing is abit different from the way I usually smash....as mentioned, as it's an even-balanced racquet, defense is very good.....overall I would give myself 1-2 more sessions to get used to it....else it's bye bye to this racquet
     
  10. Sgt_Strider

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    It sure sounds pretty disappointing. I wish you had bought the Adizero Pro and test that instead. :p
     
  11. Cheung

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    I had a hit with both racquets.

    Yellow looks rather tacky to me but it's a hit with my 8 year old - strange.

    Not sure if hitting shuttles with the kids counts as a real test of the racquets. ....????
     
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    I hope to give more positive feedback on the duoforce this week compared to Cheung and porky's impressions (different rackets, I know)
     
  13. Sgt_Strider

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    Is there a reason why you didn't go with the black Adizero Pro? How much did you paid for in HKD?

    Also lol at your new location information. :p
     
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    Yea, me too. My racket is at the post office so hopefully it'll be delivered by Monday.
     
  15. Cheung

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    I tried both, but just trying out. I hope to play more with them in the next week. Damm, supposed to rest the elbow but just can't wait.

    The AdizeroPro fels much more solid. Quite a stiff racquet as well.

    Just trying out both at the moment.




    The anticipation!

    On my earlier test a few months ago, I tried a variety of Adidas racquets. There were something like 10 to choose from! It was quite sudden and fortuitous meeting on a tryout. Imagine reading about Adidas getting into the market and suddenly the racquets pop up right in your face unexpectedly. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take a photo for you guys as it was still very early days and the guy carrying the racquets was a bit touchy about it. Heck, then somebody released pictures from another country :(
     
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    So you didn't buy them? I thought you said they don't have demo rackets?
     
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    I wasn't keen on the Adizero Tour livery at all... decidedly cheap-looking. Reminded me of that dreadful SOTX W7i - blended colours are a no-no for me.

    The AZP, I thought, was much better.
     
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    So will you have a review for us soon?
     
  19. Cheung

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    Depends on the source

    Agree
     
  20. Sgt_Strider

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    lol, what's with the cryptic response? Either you bought them or you didn't...
     

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