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New Gosen Customedge type V - just one work " abnormal"

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by juventus1, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. juventus1

    juventus1 Regular Member

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    20131030_171639.jpg 20131030_171653.jpg 20131030_171724.jpg 20131030_171739.jpg 20131030_171753.jpg 20131030_171813.jpg for the Gosen fans out there!!
     
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    looks gorgeous! can you compare this racket to a shiden or arc 10?
     
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    With the damper or without damper? Currently my grommet are string without dampers..

    Difficult to have best of both world.. you win some, you lose some..

    Might as well tell me your favourite racket now..

    Arc 10 is out of the league.
     
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    actually curious if the dampers do anything other than slight adjustment to head weight.

    mainly i am looking for a comparison between this racket and shiden because i am looking to purchase one of them very soon. how does it feel without the damper?

    my fave racket is cab 20 tour. but that is not really relevant so i'm not sure if you were actually asking me or making some kind of rhetorical statement.

    i'm assuming by "arc 10 is out of the league" you mean that the customedge v is much better right?
     
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    I guess every rackets has it pros and cons..

    Type v is more a double rackets.. 2g of grommet strip weight/damper on the head is a big different.

    I only compare type v with Shiden.

    Type v is slightly wider on the frame head> bigger sweetspot
    type v has Shorter shaft > better manoeuvring
    Type v is lighter overall> less tiring on arms
    Both can deliver very fast and flat drive.
    Type v is less stiff shaft than Shiden.

    Actually what gosen sacrificing is the smashing power as compare to Shiden. This is yet to confirm with the grommet strip if added..swing weight and swing speed may change...

    Gosen egg headed frame give a very satisfying and astonishing sound when hitted..
     
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    You can call yonex vtzf/li-ning n90 " mike Tyson".. and customedge type v as "M.D. Ali" as it move like a butterfly but sting like a bee..

    If you are mike Tyson in nature.. don't attempt this racket.
     
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    thanks! that's exactly the kind of comparison i was looking for :)
     
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    what exactly do you mean "don't attempt"? is it that you won't get the most out of it if you're Mike T.? or that you would actually get hurt since it's totally not the Mike T. playing style?
     
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    any comparison with Issen 1st gen?
     
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    can't compare..

    Issen is heavy head... whereby type V is balanced ( you can already expect what is the pros and cons between them. eg. Issen will smash harder!
     
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    probably fairer to compare it to the type X :p
     
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    i have a cab 22 which is the same as a cab 20tour. The shaft of the cab22 is stiffer in comparison to the Gosen.
     
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    cheung, are you reviewing the Type X? :p

    i've just gotten one and had a nice intense session last night with some folks and its pretty interesting, not to say, rather lovely as well
     
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    you can't get hurt playing with balanced racket... when i means don't attempt if you are mike tyson, means that you are a hardsmasher accustomed to heavy head racket... after getting used to balance racket, you may not be able to switch back to heavy head rackets.

    I was a hard smasher last time... but when you playing with good players, it is not so easy that you can kill them with only one smash! some players may purposely lift the shuttle for you to smash them till you run out of strength and breath.

    I want to control the rally, counter attack under offensive play, mulitple rally...that's why i sold all my heavy head rackets to switch to balance/light head rackets.

    smashing used to be a joy for me... but now counter attack is more satisfying and enjoyable..hahaha
     
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    haha... you got my type X..hahaha

    referring to the gosen chart, your type X is more of a control racket... whereby Type V still got a punch to it... although i prefer type X colour..hahaha
     
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    Reviewing both x and v
     
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    how much you get for your type X?? how's the play? should be good right... although light but gosen's racket is famous for its repulsion..

    my type V hitting sound is so much louder as compare to Shiden... haha.. maybe new string & tension...
     
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    got it for 220.

    have only positive things to say about it.

    i'm glad gosen is focussed on creating more and more novel racquets that some of them appear to be quite a breakthrough in feel
     
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    haha... he overcharge you.. that guy must bargain one!!
     
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    thanks for the reply!

    do you mean the cab22 is stiffer to the custom v? or stiffer compared to shiden? or both?

    * totally off topic but do you by chance know the difference between cab 20 tour and the newer cab 20 that you can still find in some places? there is one in a store by me and wonder if i should snatch it up just in case.
     

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