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Racket advise please? :)

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by tomwfc, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. tomwfc

    tomwfc Regular Member

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    Hello,

    Please can you give me some recommendations for a new racket. I am a advance county level under 17, I have a reasonable smash but rely on a good defence, drop shot and good net play. My current rackets are the Ashaway superlight 79sq and the Apacs slayer 99. I would not want to spend more than £100 on a racket and it must be available in the UK. I would prefer head light or even balanced but slightly head heavy isn't a problem

    Thanks for any suggestions

    Tom Darcy
     
  2. visor

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    Singles or doubles?
     
  3. tomwfc

    tomwfc Regular Member

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    I play both singles and doubles, but I am probably more doubles orientated
     
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    I see Victor Bravesword LYD for £100 at Central Sports website. That's supposed to be a good balanced to slightly head heavy racket.
     
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    Tantrum 300 is good as well
     
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    u give quite a broad range

    for yonex
    head light = nanospeed / nanoray series
    even balanced = arcsaber series
    armortec / voltric = head heavy

    see what u want that fits yr budget
     
  7. tomwfc

    tomwfc Regular Member

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    I used to have a Nanospeed and didn't really like it, i've also played with an arcsaber and don't really like the feel of it
     
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    Which model for both? They have quite alot of models.
     
  9. tomwfc

    tomwfc Regular Member

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    [TD="align: left"]Arcsaber 009dx and nanospeed 8000[/TD]
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    You could probably take your pic of carlton rackets.
     
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    SolsticeOfLight Regular Member

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    For carlton, if the VT Tour doesn't take your fancy, they don't have too many interesting rackets at the moment.
    Victor's Bravesword 8 should be just within budget and is slightly head-light.
     
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    I don't think BS8 is headlight, and it's not a good racket like the rest of the Bravesword family. If you want headlight to even, go for BS12 if you want mid-flex or BS10 if you want stiff.
     
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    apacs nano 900 power?
     
  14. tomwfc

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    I cannot find the brave sword 12 or 10 in Uk within my budget, does anyone know anything about the Yehlex YX - LJB? I have an Apacs at the moment and am not convinced by their build quality
     
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    Apacs models vary in quality a lot through their different ranges, but I do know that Tantrum 300 and Lethal 70 are a cut above the rest. Dunno about the Yehlex though, sorry. Maybe you could try a new Nanoray? What aspect of the Nanospeed did you not like? That might help us give more informed suggestions.
     
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    I could not get the right feel i played with it for a good few hours but just didn't like the feel of it, i don't know why?
     
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    How about voltric?Many doubles are using it as well.. might wanna give it a try
     
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    How about spending £20 more and getting a really good racket? Lots to choose from or even getting a used racket?
     
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    yes I think I will try and get some game time with a friends Voltric, thanks for the advise
     
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    Thanks for the advise but I managed to get the CARLTON PROTOTYPE V1.0 for £70 which I though was a good deal, your advise was greatly appreciated
     

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