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Old school racket

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by emogirl, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. emogirl

    emogirl Regular Member

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    I found my mom's old badminton racket from high school from 20 years ago and was wondering if it's worth still using. It's a Yonex Carbonex 8. I've heard of the Carbonex series, but this one is kinda outdated. Worth using this one for high school? Or should I just buy my own racket? Thanks to whoever helps!:cool:
     
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    I would say this racket could be used for training and kept as a collection. It would be better for you to go and buy your own racket. (ie. Buy Arc Saber 10!!!, j/k, something decent).

    My family relatives do have a Cab 8 themself just sitting in storage.
     
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    I have that, and it's still being produced now.. so I guess it's not that bad.
    Honestly, it's like a whip. Quite hard to use because of the small sweetspot, but it's really powerful. I used that racquet when I just started playing badminton, and I still use it sometimes for fun.
     
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    It is still a good racquet for high school. Since it is from 20 yr ago, I will say, restring it at about 16X18 lb. May be next year you will be ready for a new one. It was one of the higher end racquet at that time.
     
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    my dad has a real oldschool racket, once i get back from finals i'll see if he still has it. It's made of freakin' wood
     
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    A CAB8 is also a 'real oldschool' racquet :rolleyes:
    I've seen a boy using a newly restrung wooden racquet before.. I asked him what tension he had strung it to, but he didn't know.. so I felt the strings, and it felt like.. 16-17 lbs or so. :eek::eek:
     
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    no aluminum bro, it's all 1 piece wood.
     
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    That's not 'old-school', it's ancient. :D:D:D
     
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    Carbonex 8, aluminium head, separate T and carbon shaft, I remember playing with one in the past, not a patch on a modern racquet performance wise but durable and a lot better than the full steel racquets that tend to be used in school gyms.
     
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    My brother used Cab 8 SP back then - he was very good.
     
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    the cab 8 is a cult classic racquet, especially the DX.
    i've seen some of my friends string it up to around 22-24lbs before without any problems.
     
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    I still have (and occasionally use) the Carbonex 8.
    And, um, I'm no ancient... not yet ;)
     
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    Compare to the lousy rackets most PE classes provided to students, I will say cab8 is not a bad choice, especially if you have the strength and if budget is a concern. ;)
     
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    all hail the DX!!!
     
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    yeah, an amazing racquet for its time, there were never any worries about durability back then, these things were almost invincible.
     
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    i used to have 2 of those, suffered many tremendous clashes during play. the rackets gave up on me only when my nephews took them for sword sparring.
     
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    Lol! do you have pics of that?
     
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    sword sparring?
    sword sparring??
    sounds like a good idea actually, now, where are those blackens?
     
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    Um,thanks for all of the help!It seems outdated,but it'll be good for training for.So I guess I'll use my mom's racket for high school!
     
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    Oops,forgot to mention.Should I use my mom's old racket from high school or buy a new one for me when I start high school????My mom's Yonex Carbonex 8 full carbon shaft or the Yonex Isometric 75 MF Light 2007???What's better more power,but less sweet spot?Or big sweet spot and overall goodness.*not sure goodness is a word,but w/e ^_^*
     

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