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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by vienly, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. vienly

    vienly Regular Member

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    I was just wondering, i look around the uk online stores and see that the weight of badminton racquets are different from others

    for example the mp99

    http://www.centralsports.co.uk/shop.php?page=yonexd&product=1914 85grams
    http://s75542554.oneandoneshop.co.uk/sess/utn;jsessionid=154152cc796ebbd/shopdata/0010_Rackets/0010_Badminton/product_details.shopscript?article=0024_Yonex%2BISO%2BMP%2B99%2B%3D283100%3D29 89grams
    http://www.yonex.com/badminton_muscle.cfm 85 - 89grams

    why is that? is it because of the 2U, 3U, 4U thing?
     
  2. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

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    Very possible. Make sure contact them, if you would like to purchase.

    Actually, as long as it within 85-89 range, it's all 3U.
     
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    Rackets are made to be aimed to be a particular weight but often they because of various factors the mp99s will be differne t weights bt always between 85-89g if they are above this this they are rejected and below are rejected (will b too weak)
     
  4. vienly

    vienly Regular Member

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    erm another question same topic
    im planning to buy the mp99 wen i gather enough money, but just need to ask a question

    http://www.centralsports.co.uk/shop.php?page=yonexd&product=1914
    flex: extra stiff
    weight: 85 grams

    http://s75542554.oneandoneshop.co.uk/sess/utn;jsessionid=1541549603d2b6e/shopdata/0010_Rackets/0010_Badminton/product_details.shopscript?article=0024_Yonex%2BISO%2BMP%2B99%2B%3D283100%3D29 (direct sports)
    flex: stiff
    weight: 89 grams

    is the shaft stiff or extra stiff?? i now know the weight varies but would the site really send me a 85 grams extra stiff racquet if i buy from them?
     
  5. LazyBuddy

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    Sometimes, the website provide the chart not based on Yonex's chart, but more from their own players' feedback. As everyone is different in strength and swing speed, a stiff racket to me, might be a flex one to you, but could also be a extra stiff for someone else. Never have to metion, add on other factors (overall weight, balance point, string tension, etc), the feeling could "fool" us as well.

    As MP99 is a popular racket out there, maybe you can rent a demo from local dealer or borrow one from fellow club member to test it out. Then, whatever the review said, will not be too much important to you any more.
     
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    Hey Vienly

    I've got a MP99 you can try out before you buy one - it's supposed to be extra stiff according to the Yonex catalogue. It's an expensive racket so you should definitely make sure it suits you before you shell out the cash.

    I play at the Waterfront Leisure Centre sometimes, and train with Tom (Jun_W from this forum) so if I see you on a Tuesday night, you can try it out for a game or two.

    David
     
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    ah wicked :) thanks mate, hopefully we can play next tuesday :D
     

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