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Racket Advise

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Bruto, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Bruto

    Bruto New Member

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    Hey Guys,
    so i'm playing badminton for almost 1 year now and all the time i played with this racket(look at the pictures) so i searched for the racket but couldn't find a picture or name. I really like the racket but it's time for a step up. Last game i tried a yonek armotec 700 from a friend and i didn't liked it because it was way too "head-heavy". So i'm looking for a good racket which is a "allrounder" and good for a intermediate player. The price doesn't matter because i'm looking for a racket which i can play 2-3 years with.

    thx

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  2. bogensaebel

    bogensaebel Regular Member

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    IMO try Voltic 70(just slightly head-heavy with good control), Armotec 900T(similiar to V70 but less head-heavy) or Arcsaber 10/10PG(well defined as allrounder)...Arcsaber 8dx also a good choice...
    sorry i only know yonex rackets..:p:D
     
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    What do you play mostly: singles or doubles? Are you more of an offensive or defensive type of player?
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    I agree on either an Arcsaber 10 or 8DX
     
  5. Bruto

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    Mostly doubles. More defensive than offensive.
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    maybe an Armotec 900 Technique or a Nanospeed
     
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    I heard that the balance of the Armotec 900 is "head-heavy". Which Nanospeed do you mean the 9900?
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    The Armotec 900 Power is head heavy.
    I am using a Nanospeed 800 which is good for defending as it is a head light racket.
    Im not sure about the whole nanospeed range as Im using an Arcsaber Z Slash
     
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    Mhh i'm kind of confused i heard so many names...
    Voltic 70
    armotec 900
    nanotech 800
    Arcsaber 10/8dx

    Recap:
    - defensive player who likes to play long serves and smashes.
    - mosty playing doubles
    - I prefer balanced rackets
    - I don't like head-heavy rackets like the Armotec 700
    - the price doesn't matter
    - prefering yonex
     
  10. shooting stroke

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    Lets us analyze the requirements needed for yourself as a player and what type of rackets that has the specifications that meets those requirements.

    1. Defensive player ...likes .. smashes.

    - You are both an offensive and defensive type of player = You need an all round racket that can play well both offensive and defensive.

    An all round racket specifications = A racket that has a balance head weight. If your arm swing is fast, go for a racket flexibility that is stiff, but not to stiff for you to have that extra compactness in your smash and at the same time it's easy to your wrist and shoulder in a long run while playing.

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    You play mostly double = You need a racket that is maneuverable and easy to control.

    A maneuverable and easy to control racket specification = A racket that is not heavy in your hand
    ( a 3U or 4U weight but not 2U ) for easy control, compact and fast type of swinging.

    3. - The price doesn't matter
    - Prefering yonex


    With the above spec., below will be the recommended Yonex brand that you can try by priority:

    - 3U Arcsaber 10 ( Head balance, stiff shaft)
    - 4U Nano GY98 Voltric 70 (Head balance, medium flexibility shaft)
    - 3U Arcsaber Z-Slash ( Head balance, stiff shaft)
    - 3U Arcsaber 8DX (Head balance, extra -stiff shaft)
    - 4U AT 900 T ( Slight head heavy, stiff shaft)


    However, regardless how many countless type of Yonex racket can be suggested anywhere here, it's still you as a player need to prefabably try and test it as any good racket in other player hands will not necessarily be a good racket in your hand. ;) Good luck
     
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    defensive... long serve...
    probably not very good with smashing off a short swing.
    maybe like to have sligltly longer swing of the racquet when clearing or smashing?
    in that case, look at AT900T or Arc7
     
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    From the logo in the shaft, I believe it's an oliver racket
     
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    I know ;) but i couldn't find this racket anywhere.
     
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    After all I can recommend and played with this allrounder

    - BS 10 (3U) @ 24 lbs amazing allrounder (in my bag)
    - Li-Ning N33 (3U) borrowed from a feller @ 27 lbs, feels good and not sluggish
    - Head Metallix 4000 @ 22 lbs, a bit to light and flexy
    - Carlton Fireblade Iso SL (4U) @ 20 lbs, a very quick defender, good control
    - Nanospeed 9900 (3U) @ 22lbs, amazing defender

    I would choose the BS 10 or the 9900, maybe the BS 11 if you like it flexier.
     
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    Can you get any power out of a 9900 if you can't even wield an AT700?

    Oliver Power 100 is an entry level racket btw <€50 (found one listing for €35)
     
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    Depends on accerelation / swingspeed / swingtype / strength / technique / tension. He said the AT 700 was too headheavy for him, which can mean that the racket was too sluggish for him and needs too much efforts to move it arround and make hin tired because of using strengh. I think if you can't wield the AT700 doesn't mean you can't flex the shaft.
     
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    I think it is either
    The Arcsaber 10
    The Arcsaber 8DX
    not the Arcsaber Z Slash because the head is smaller meaning it is harder to control and is more of a singles racket.
    I think the Arcsaber 10 because it is similar to the Arcsaber Z Slash but the frame is bigger letting you have more control with the racket and its good for defense
     
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    demolidor Regular Member

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    But the longer shaft of an AT700 isn't nearly as stiff as 9900. You're going headlighter and stiffer and up from a €35 beginner racket. 8DX isn't really a good advice either ... ARC7 is what I was thinking as well after he had first posted it, or the ARC5DX or old ARC5 if on sale ... or VT70 perhaps (still haven't tried).

    Mostly playing doubles doesn't mean he is a doubles specialist. More likely it means there aren't enough courts to play singles :p ... (most seem to read right past the "only 1 year of playing")
     
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    So today i had some Yonex rackets in my hand and i liked the Yonek Arcsaber Z-Slash and the Arcsaber 8DX the most. Hard decision mhh...?

     
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    So today i had some Yonex rackets in my hand and i liked the Arcsaber 8DX and the Nanospeed 9900 the most.
     

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