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Professional players and their racquets

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Josh, Oct 13, 2001.

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  1. j4ckie

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    It's incredible fun to play a defensive doubles game with, basically mocking your opponents. But you also tend to clear the 2nd or 3rd lift you get as there's just no penetration possible with it. Even compared to the Braveswords it's a twig. Maybe it'd be better with higher tension (I had some time with a 23lbs and a couple short hits with a 28.6lbs I strung for someone), but that's really not sth I'd try without full sponsorship - 28.6 was pretty uncomfortable already! And the owner told me another stringer had already broken one of his at that tension....
     
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    Have a question about WSX's racket... Curious as to what she's using, I can only tell by the color scheme in the vids of All England, I noticed Li Xuerui was using a N50-II in the finals but can't tell what WSX was using...
     
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    I did one (an F-band) at 30... I'm realizing now how lucky I was and the player was.

    That racket died recently - while I was at the All England, in fact - but only after hitting the floor; on the other hand, we had one go on a mishit by a 100-pound-soaking-wet lad at 23 lb.
     
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    All England MD doubles final:
    CHAI Biao - Li Ning N36 (!!! is there any other chinese player who uses that model?)
    HONG Wei - Li Ning N7 (same as Tian Houwei)
     
  5. j4ckie

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    Did you mean Swiss Open? Because Chai/Hong weren't in the AE final....also I believe Hong is still using the N55II....
     
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    Sorry, of course I meant Swiss Open.
    Hong switched from N55II to N7 during the first set of the final.
     
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    And back to the N55II after the second, now that I checked :D Probably not really comfortable with it yet or sth...
     
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    What is Kenichi Hayakawa using these days? I don't recognise the stencil on his racquet.
     
  9. j4ckie

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    A Mizuno one (same logo as the shoes pretty much all Jap. players use ;) ), cant remember the exact model though
     
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    Much Li Ning Sponsor Player change their racket recently :)
    I have doing some research, correct me if I'm wrong

    Lin Dan - N90 *before we know the black color racket
    YU YANG - ??? seem not N55II anymore
    Tian Hou Wei - N7 : seem the cone there is black color, and the rest white color
    Du Peng Yu - N50
    Bao Yi Xin - N50
    Chai Biao - N50
    Wang Shi Xian - ??? *not N series I think
    Li Xue Rui - N50II
    WANG YIHAN - N50III GOLD
    ZHAO YUN LEI - N50III GOLD
    MA JIN - N50III XD / N60 WD
    HONG WEI - N55II
    WANG XIAOLI - N55II
    TANG JINHUA - N60
    CAI YUN - N7
    ZHANG NAN - N7 MD / N55III XD? *SAME WITH TIANHOUWEI during play MD
    LIU XIAO LONG - N70
    CHEN LONG - N80
    XU CHEN - N80
    FU HAI FENG - N9
    JAN O.JORGENSEN - N90
    SONY - N90II
    BUSANAN ONGBAMRUNGPHAN - N90II
    SIMON SANTOSO - N90II
    MARKIS KIDO - N90II *CURIOUS whether HE GOT CHANGE RACKET DURING SWISS OPEN ?
    WANG ZHENGMING - N90III
    QIU ZIHAN - N90III OR N50II ?
    PORNTIP BURANAPRASERTSUK - N90II
    P.V.SINDHU - N55III PURPLE
    ARVIND BHAT - N90II
    GRONYA SOMERVILLE - N55II
     
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    Bro Jason : Thanks for the update.

    China players i heard most of them is using either BG 65 or BG 80 string.

    Correct me if i am wrong
     
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    It's a Mizuno Calibre/Caliber 800 (C800), very nice racket indeed!
     
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    For Zhao Yunlei : thought she using N55III silver, how come N50 III gold?
     
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    FU Hai Feng the only guy using N9 it seems...
     
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    Chai Biao using N50 ? That doesn't seem right? :|
     
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    Chai Biao use N36
     
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    I don't even think it's been a real secret that Mogensen was playing a repainted VT-ZF. On the Yonex web-page they list VT-ZF just below the picture of the FB-repainted racket, if you look at his equipment profile.

    The Danish top-stringers I know (who has strung for a lot of Danish top players through the last 20 years) said the same: Repainted VT-ZF. Also he put in the same argument as Mark do here, Mogensen is known as the Danish player asking for the hardest tensions, ranging between 33-35 lb. (15+ kg). and the FB would simply collapse from this tension. Not even close. Which rules out a-grade cherry picked rackets, etc.

    By the way, when I saw Mogensen play live a couple of months ago, it also looked like a VT-ZF (from a distance of just one meter - didn't touch it). And the kind of punishment he passed on to the feathers, is simply not possible for a light/headlight racket.
     
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    That should have read 34-37 lb. He's usually around 16 kg I'm told (not 15 as I mistakenly wrote)
     
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    Simon Santoso now uses Astec Aeroprestige 90s.
     
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    Hi Fans: How about Lee Chong Wei now, he use Z force or Z force II ?
     

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