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Racquet for double / single ?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ethelstan, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. ethelstan

    ethelstan Regular Member

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    Hi guys

    To make long story short, I am wondering why some racquet is meant for double ? (Amortec 800OF/DF) and some racquet is for single (Amortec 700)

    What happen if Amortec 800 used for single, and vice versa?

    Does it make huge difference? (what is the difference anyway scientifically?)

    Thanks...
     
  2. hydrocyanic

    hydrocyanic Regular Member

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    double require fast movement, and usually play on the net

    at800de for example, uses aero frame to increase the swing speed and light weight so that you can move fsater around

    as for at800of, i never know why they need to exist
     
  3. chickenpoodle

    chickenpoodle Regular Member

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    any racquet can be used for any purpose.
    whatever the company says is a recommendation or a design goal.
    ultimately, its all marketing.

    you use whatever racquet suits you.
    pick something you like.
    don't let the companies decide what you want to like.
     
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    hydrocyanic Regular Member

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    well, compare to tispsx, at800de does swing a-heck-lot faster and a weaker smash

    the name "defense" got it right at least :)

    but yes, if you feel comfortable defending with "insert a name", then by all means go ahead and use it :)
     
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    At800def

    Hi,
    Obviously AT800 DEF is good for double. Actually it is also good for single too except that if u are looking for extreme powerful smash, then u may use AT700 or Mp100 then.AT 800OFF and AT 700 are stiff rackets for offensive players, If u like defensive play plu quick retrieval, then AT 800DEF is a wonderful racket. I love it:D Try all of them and choose an ideal one for yrself.:p
    Lee:)
     
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    I have an AT800 OF and a NS 7000. Starting off with them, i used my NS for singles, and my AT for doubles. When i broke a string on my NS, i had to use my AT in an upcoming tournament for doubles and singles. My AT performed wonderfully, and after i got the string issue fixed, i tested them out, and i prefer the AT for singles to the NS.
     
  7. cooler

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    it is all personal taste

    Ex.
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    mia audina: NS7000
    zhang ning, xxf: AT700

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    bao C. Lai, chen hong, XZX, LCW: NS8000
    LD, taufik, kenneth J: AT700
    sonny kuncoro: AT800OF
    Peter gade, before slim 10, now AT700 (two completely opposite effect rackets)

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    cai/fu: Ti10
    Howard bach: ns8000
    candra W: AT700??(not sure exactly)
     
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    If u use a racket fit for u, it's all good. If the other way, it's a chaos. Regardless whatever the spec says, or sales person's story. ;)
     
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    I thought sony is using mp99?:confused:
     
  10. cooler

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    he switches back and forth.
     
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    oic~ hehe because the last time I saw him was Asian Championship... using mp99 to win! :D
     
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    i havent seen pic of soni playing since last year but it was 800of i saw.
     
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    candra W (as seen from china open) and halim heryanto: AT700

    i think cai and fu should switch out of their 2u ti10.
     
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    a lot of sponsored players are using the at700!
     
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    Cooler, How do you know they are using 2u ti10, may be it's a 3u?
     
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    that was my guessimate since they havent been winning lately.
     
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    Cooler u seem to really hate Ti-10, I dunno why...

    If Cai and Fu arent winning lately I doubt it is because of the Ti-10's. Beside, they were doing worst when they played with AT's :D
     
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    saw him on tv with mp99 few months ago:D
     
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    couldn't agree more!
     
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    correct me if i'm wrong but cai/fu is the only yonex sponsored MD pair using ti-10 :p
     

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