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PREVIEW: Carlton Vapour Trail Tour / Elite

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by kwun, May 8, 2009.

  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    I got pics of these two really gorgeous looking rackets. These are brand new Carltons that are being released this year.

    Carlton Vapour Trail Tour
    Carlton Vapour Trail Elite

    Special Features

    Bio-axial Dynamics - Analysis of the overhead badminton swing highlights 2 distinct aerodynamic directions evident during the swing phase. The new Bio-Axial Dynamics frame develops more efficient aerodynamics. Over 80% of players stated the new Bi-Axial frame profile delivers increased swing speed.

    Pro V12 Grommets - Positioned at 3 and 9 o clock postions, these specialised grommets have been softened to allow greater string movement thereby increasing power across the hitting zone.

    Stabilisor Topcap - By introducing 4 convex channels into the top cap, stiffness of the top cap is increased allowing for greater shot accuracy and control.

    Optimetric Headshape - By combining the larger sweet spot size and the increased air speed and control within the same head shape, the new Optimetric head geometry delivers both power, airspeed and control in one frame.

    Japanese HM Carbon - Sourced for Japan, Japanese Hi Modulus Carbon is the highest specification carbon available on the market ensuring your Carbon frame will outperform all other construction materials for frame response and stability.

    Direct Fibre Transfer - Utilising a carbon inner core and PU outer costing, a direct carbon link is estabilished between shaft and handle enhancing power transfer and sensory feedback resulting from shuttle impact.

    Ultra-Lite Cap - Using a matrix structure, Carlton has re-engineered the end cap to reduce its weight by 28% contributing to overall enhanced playability.

    Xtreme Tension Frame - Precision engineering and the utilisation of the finest construction materials ensures your Carlton frame can accommodate 11% higher string tensions compared with competitior frames.

    Hand Crafted
     

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  2. Burger_King

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    Wow,they've got to be some of the nicest looking carltons i have ever seen, I've never been a big fan of carlton, but now i really want to try these out.
     
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    Kwun, how come your photos of racquets always make them look like the sexiest things ever!? Your photography is amazing.
     
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    Totally agree, he can make anything look amazing :D
     
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    hey Kwun. Are they regular length or long length, and do they have carlton's oversize headshape they use for most of their rackets??
     
  6. kwun

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    the design of these two new Carlton are indeed excellent. i was quite impressed when i first saw them.

    the design are quite a departure from the Yonex-esque design. they are metallic color with black accent with clean and sharp lines and patterns.

    will post more pics and info as i get them.
     
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    Nice design.......especially the silver one :D
     
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    any info on the specs? ^^
     
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    nice banner with the picture kwun
     
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    that looks really awesome
     
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    Okay, so now I'm paying attention :D

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    Not cool - now I am drooling over another racket :/
    do you know if i'ts head heavy?
     
  13. Easy Tiger

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    #13 Easy Tiger, May 11, 2009
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    So beautiful. So shiny. I like shiny. It's the type of racket I wouldn't want to clash with anyone.
     
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    Vapour Trail Elite
    Weight: 89
    Stiff
    Kopzwaar
    Advice sale price € 180
    Our price € 144

    Vapour Trail Tour
    Weight: 84 grams
    Medium stiffly
    Medium balance
    Advice sale price € 160
    Our price € 128

    Vapour Trail S-Lite
    Weight: 85 grams
    flexible
    Balance handle
    Advice sale price € 140
    Our price € 112

    Vapour Trail FX-TI
    Weight: 85 grams
    medium
    Balance handle
    Advice sale price € 100
    Our price € 80
     
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    this is good spec for me........ :D
     
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    wow long time haven saw Carlton racquet , the design is quite cool... is it avilable in Malaysia ??
     
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    I already had a try with the tour (silver), it really was way too light if you ask me... It didn't feel stable....
    but with 3 grams heavier, stiffer and headheavy, the 'elite' sounds a lot better :p

    by the way... "handcrafted"? yeah sure...
     
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    mmm bronze/golden.. nice.

    kwun, is the paint quality good? (ie. relative to yonex)
     
  20. kwun

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    the Tour is indeed light. but damn what a great racket to look at. my personal preference is still heavier racket. 90g +/- is the best range for me.

    i haven't received the racket yet. those are the official photos from Carlton that you see all over the web. i will have better photos when i have the rackets on hand.
     

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