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Please recommend me an all round racket ~£50

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by mystvearn, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. mystvearn

    mystvearn Regular Member

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    I've been playing badminton since 4 years old, stopped playing when I was about 20 and not recently started playing weekly again. I never had a high end or great racket. Last high end yonex I had I borrowed it from my mom in early 90s, which was made of steel or whatever-it rusted after some time. Used that for about 10 years until that broke.

    Previously I primarily play singles, and now since I started again after 10 year hiatus at the local club, I am playing doubles with plastic shuttles (club rules). I myself prefer feather. I am currently borrowing my friends Karakal Tour lite and it feels quite nice.

    Could someone recommend me something from Yonex like the Karakal Tour lite but slightly heavy headed? I'm not willing to go more than £80 since I have no idea how long I will play. So anything below £50 is great for me. I was thinking of the Yonex Nanoray 20, though I have no idea how good it is.

    Thanks for the recommendations
     
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    nanoray would not be good for you
    it is another head light racket..

    hmm.. karakal tour lite.. head light and flexible

    I would suggest a medium stiff or stiff racket
    since you want a little bit head heavier and all around racket, then even balance might be good for you

    how about arcsaber 008?
    they are on sale on central sport for £53
    http://www.centralsports.co.uk/shop.php?page=yonexd&product=8711

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    r you can go for direct sports for 66 pounds but with you can choose which string do you like and your preferred tension (could cost you £20 if you asked a stringer to string it)
    http://www.directsportseshop.co.uk/Product.aspx?Category=DS_Badminton&Dept=badminton-rackets&Section=yonex-badminton-rackets&ProductID=260

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    .S: I would go for BG66 ultimax (colour is up to you) at 21lbs
     
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    i agree with avenger to go with an medium stiff and balanced racket. once you go from flexible to stiff, your "power strokes" will suffer especially if you stick to a head-light racket.
     
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    Thank you, will go and try the Arcsaber.

    One slight annoying thing with the Karakal is that my strong shots are not that strong. I know I've given a lot in the smash only to see the plastic travel slowly. I am not sure it is the plastic or the Karakal.
     
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    I've seen some rackets on ebay saying clone or equivalent. Any recommendations on online shops?
     
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    I'm sure either your technique wrong or the karakal
    flexible racket is not commonly used especially for a male
    male usually has stronger stroke and flexible racket cannot keep up with it

    clone or equivalent is actually a FAKE racket
    stay away from ebay really, there are too many fake racket in ebay

    some shops in UK such as central sports, millet sports, tennis nuts, and direct sports would be the best bet for you
     
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    Terima kasih atas cadangan tersebut :)
     
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    I checked it and they are not yonex authorised dealer (if that's what you want to ask me)

    plus, their price is outrageous, NS100 for £40? you can get it from direct sports for £30
    same with the NR20..
    might be better to stay away from this website, it is too expensive


    price check:
    ibadmintonstore: http://www.ibadmintonstore.com/Yonex/Yonex-Badminton-Rackets/Yonex-Nanospeed-100-Badminton-Racket.aspx


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    irect sports: http://www.directsportseshop.co.uk/...minton Racket (White Aqua) &FromSearchPage=No
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. The arcsaber 008 is great. Got the blue one for £53. Now to find a secondary (cheaper) racket, in case the strings snap mid-game.
     
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    arcsaber 008 is stated stiff in their website. How about arcsaber 002/003?
     
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    I like stiff rackets. Compared to the karakal I used last week this is miles better. Net shots improved. I'm thinking of getting the Arcsaber 8dx though I'm lookuing at a used one. Compared to the karakal,same power results in more powerful shots. Still need time to get used to the 008. 2hr 30 mins first go was great. Hopefully another 2hrs+ tomorrow
     
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    Does anyone have the Arcsaber 008 and 8dx. How does the both compare?
     
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    The price are different, nuff said :p
     
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    Price difference justified:p?
     

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