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NS8k at Ti-10

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by iph03n1xi, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. iph03n1xi

    iph03n1xi Regular Member

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    What are the balance points for a 3UG4 NS8k and a 3UG5 Ti-10 (Gen 3)? And are these rackets considered to be on "opposite ends of the spectrum" in regards to their associated playing style?

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    Precisely correct. NS8k is a head-light racquet (defensive), and Ti-10 is a head-heavy racquet (offensive). However, you may use it differently depend on your style of playing.
     
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    iph03n1xi Regular Member

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    Do you have specific balance points for them? That'd be great.
     
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    Ti-10 is actually around even balance....not really head heavy like Armortec racquets.
     
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    iph03n1xi Regular Member

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    Well, here's the thing that bothers me...I decided to measure the BPs of the two rackets, since it was bothering me that my Ti-10 felt a lot head heavier than my NS8k. Here are the results:

    NS8k (3U G4)
    Original grip
    Strung @ 24 lbs w/ BG 80
    BP: 292 mm

    Ti-Gen (3U G5, 3rd Gen Purple)
    Original grip
    Strung @ 23 lbs w/ BG 80
    BP: 295.5 mm


    There's only a 3.5mm difference in the balance points of the two rackets, yet it feels like a lot more...

    Now I don't know if the different feelings I get from the rackets are psychological or reality...


    Do the BPs look wrong at all?
     
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    Thank you Athelete for clarifying. I assumed Ti-10 as being Head-heavy since the last time I tried it was pretty darn heavy compared with my NS8k. Probably the modification of my friend's Ti-10 altered its BP towards head-heavy.

    I apologize if I created any confusion.:D
     
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    iph03n1xi Regular Member

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    Anyways...do the BPs of my rackets look normal at all? The NS8k seems to be on the head heavier side of headlight, no?
     
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    David, to answer your question, take a look at this previously posted thread on BC.

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37751

    It can be seen that there are not major differences in balance points, but they seem to make enough of a contributing factor as to feel different. as for accuracy, it is also noted in this thread that the overgrip, grip size, and strings can also make a large difference in weight accuracy.
     
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    iph03n1xi Regular Member

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    Hmm...I have the same strings on both racket, and both rackets are in the original grip...

    Does that mean the grip size is what makes my Ti-10 seem a lot head heavier than my NS8k, even though their BPs are only 3.5 mm apart?
     

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