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racket length

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by jerby, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. jerby

    jerby Regular Member

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    just read threw Laws of badminton.
    it said a racket can be 680 mm MAX.
    but the longest racke I've seen on Sotx's page is 670. shortest 665(?) and my ns8k is about 673.
    one of the things i distinctly feel in a racket is length. my main objection against babolat...

    but why isn't anybody(yonex, sotx, whatever) pushing this limit?
     
  2. twobeer

    twobeer Regular Member

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    SOTX has many rackets pushing the limit (680mm) (Woven 10,10/A,11,11/A,12,12ltd,12/A, CA-305HL,CA-306HL, etc . Also Forza has 680mm models if I remember correctly.. Yonex however has +10 (=665+10 mm)...

    hope this helps :)

    Cheers,
    Twobeer

    P.S. Also I beleive Babolat have XL versions (Long +10mm) of most Satellite rackets.. But I haven't seen them on sale here in Sweden... D.S.
     
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  3. jerby

    jerby Regular Member

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    must've read wrong, okay.

    what do you mean 665+10?
     
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    665 means standard length, +10 = 675
     
  5. jerby

    jerby Regular Member

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    aha.

    on teh subject of racket length: what is benificial about a shorter racket?
     
  6. twobeer

    twobeer Regular Member

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    lighter=quicker, easier to control, for players not changing grip much...

    /twobeer
     
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    Well, too long will not be a good thing anyway. When the racket is too long, the frame is too far away from the handle and that makes shots close to you hard to hit.

    In doubles, it will be a big disaster as racket clashing will be everywhere.
     
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    Well it can't really be "too long" as the rules limits it to 68cm.. Also It is important to distinguish overall lenght from shaft length... Some racket have longer handles and shorter shafts (still same racket overall lenght). If you grip up on the cone on these they will feel "very" short..

    Some rackets have short handles and VERY long shafts still being regular (665mm).. so there are a lot of variations..

    /Twobeer
     
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    Longer racket is good for extra reach. However, the extra length turns to be a con when u defending body shot. ;)
     
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    Pushing the the limit is not always a good idea. Imagine your stringing is done slightly wrong and the head is elongated and exceeding 680mm. You could of out of the competition where strict rules apply.
     
  12. silentheart

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    To make a racquet that is a few mm shorter than 680mm is to give a margin of error also. If you use a racquet that is exatly 680mm long, and the overgrip is wraped over the butt, guess what, technically you are in violation now.
     
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    That's why some rackets are extra long at the handle. For you to grip higher to defend body shots :)

     
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    If you suspect tjey gonna measure your racket.. Just be ready to quickly, cut the strings before you gabd over the racket :D ..

    Anyway.. If you are pushing the limits.. It's an easy fix.. just bring a measuring stick in your bag... :p

    /Twobeer
     
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    Technically I really don't know if the overgrip is considered to be part of the racket...

    What if it loosens at the end and hangs in the air.. clear violation??

    /Twobeer
     
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    Do people measure racket on an international circuit? I doubt it :p
     
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    If I can get you out of your zone during a $10,000 USD match, Yes, I will ask ref to measure it...:D
     
  18. twobeer

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    hehe.. With my current cold.. I would need the rest stamina wise..so be free :D (and of course I measured it and all my spare ones before match start :p )

    /Twobeer
     
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    Get well soon and have a nice new year.
     

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