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PREVIEW: Carlton Vapour Trail Tour / Elite

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

  1. Easy Tiger

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    • Carlton Vapour Trail S Lite
    • GBP80.40/SGD187/USD129/AUD162
    • Carlton Vapour Trail Tour
    • 93.81/219/152/189
    • Carlton Vapour Trail Elite
    • 107.20/250/175/216
    • Carlton Vapour Trail FX Ti
    • 53.60/125/86/108
    • Carlton Air Rage FX Ti
    • 53.60/125/86/108
    • Carlton Vapour Trail ST
    • 67.00/203/140/175
     
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    what about the pricein MYR
     
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    You could use a currency conversion site to give you a rough idea.
     
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    http://www.xe.com/ucc/

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    thx...but i think the price will be a bit higher than the amount shown on that conversion..
     
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    any review coming soon? I'm very interested in any comments about the vapour trail tour (silver) or the air rage ST (blue)
     
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    Kwun is letting the side down. Clearly his contract states that he must put up a Carlton header and thread, and let us do the rest. Heck, where's our commission? I feel kinda dirty AND ripped off. ;)
     
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    hi EasyTiger, d u know how they're worth nowadays?
    sorry for belated inquiry...just new membering


    ton of thanx:)
     
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    The rackets only just came out, so price is still the same and probably will be for a while. These prices are the cheapest anyone has found (I think). Welcome to the forum.

    I'm hoping Kwun is having so much fun playing with them, as they're amazing that he's forgotten all about this thread :)

    My vapour trail superlite should arrive soon, was posted yesterday from Newitts. Then I shall play with it extensively and post a mini review. The joy of having finished uni finals! I have 3 weeks of uninterrupted badminton time.
     
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    any comment invited!!

    alrite then...really look forward to yr reviewing:)

    Actually just wud like to get a new one (that can topple the hegemony of YY in my mind...fyuuh pls help:crying:!!) :D

    Let's say once CVT Elite compared to YY NS9900...wht wud u all say ?
    Yr input hugely contributes:)

    ps: FYI, im a double player n am strongly eager in offensive playmode


    Thx
     
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    The VT Elite is head heavy and stiff, so it's probably closer to the ArmourTecs in theory.
     
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    that's what im sorry about, the stiffness...since my typical is offnsv, id rather hesitate to pick the stiff one...1 thing i know that flexibilty enhances the power of smash, rite?...albeit it's heavier on head/frame.
    what about NS9900 ?? any of u hv had a try on it? (i cant read Japanese when taking deeper look at its YY Jpn website):(
     
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    No, lots of flexibilty increases the power of a weak smash, and decreases the power from a harder smash..
    (just as loose strings makes weak or off-center smashes harder, and strong sweetspot-smashes slower)
    NS9900 is stiff...
    /Twobeer
     
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    can i buy it anywhere else, i don't have a credit card just paypal. I can't buy it in holland. does somebody have a solution?
     
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    www.speedysport.be has them. If you stand on your roof, you should be able to see their shop ;)
     
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    thanks easytiger
     
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    My vapour trail superlite arrived in the post this morning so here is a quick initial impression.

    The first thing I noticed was the length of the handle, it's very long! 25mm longer than my airblade superlite and 20mm longer than SOTX woven 7. I would measure it but have lost all my rulers... Over 150mm though. It feels solid. More so than a wooden handle although this may be caused by the thinner grip.

    As a result of the very long handle the racket shaft is short. This is made to look shorter by the long top cap.

    As for "optimetric" head shape, it seems quite a lot like an oval to me... Albeit one that is ever so slightly wider at the top and the sides. This is not a complaint, there aren't enough ovals on the market today and I personally prefer them.

    The paint job is fine, I'm not one to judge this though, I prefer function over looks in a racket, quite orange with plenty of words over the frame. If anything it looks a bit "busy" with the racket specs written on the shaft and marketing spiel written all over the place.

    One minor point of irritation was the plastic cover on the handle. On it were the words, to optimise performance restring only with Carlton xelerate x67 string and use Carlton aerogear grips (that's roughly the words used). While the xelerate strings may have been developed on these rackets (?) that doesn't mean others won't work. Same for grips.

    For a carlton string they actually look ok, a bit loosely strung though (no surprise there, it's factory strung, I was curious about the new Carlton strings). The ink used for the carlton logo is far to thick however and as with previous Carltons will probably affect playability. Why not use Yonex style light spray on paint rather than wall emulsion!

    Pro v-12 grommetes simply means clear slightly rubberised grommets at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions (6 on each side). Will see how they affect things later.

    I am playing later today so will post initial playing impressions either this evening or tomorrow.
     
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    Which is why nobody uses factory strings.
     
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    Hey! I used factory strings before!:D
     
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    *cough*loser*cough*

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