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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Ultra-, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Ultra-

    Ultra- Regular Member

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    Hi.
    After years of playing badminton, I think it's about time to get my very frist decent racquet. Which weight is more prefered by the members of this forum?

    Also, what material is best?
     
  2. Yipom

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    PLease Look in the Old threads Search for it........there are Way WAY too many of these topics already
     
  3. LazyBuddy

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    Somebody's meat could be someone else's poision.

    Without knowing ur own preference, price range, geo region, product availability, etc, it's very hard for anyone to give any useful suggestion.

    If possible, pay a visit to a local shop. Ask for suggestions, and demo several ones by yourself. If u think a racket fits well and the price is reasonable, that's ur choice.
     
  4. Dill

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    it's 4U for me. As for material then just whatever feels right.

    The right weight for you is the one that suits and please try as many rackets as you can before you buy. There are too many compositions weight variants and flexes to go into. Even the one racket may be available in several different weight compositions and in some cases flex's.
     
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    weight is very much a personal thing. as for material i dont think i could differentiate between materials. Quality maybe but not actual material. as lazybuddy said your region is fairly important, as in a country like algeria ( no offence any algerians on the board, but i believe you will have limited badminton suppliers) you choice will be much more limiting than malaysia.
     
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    by material i think he means graphite or not, in which case get at least an all-graphite racquet.

    Aluminum and steel is too heavy and flexible.
     
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    Personally i like 3u rackets..even though i currently use a 2u weight racket.

    Most "common" rackets today are graphite based and these would probably be the "best" types of rackets. Some may disagree; i know a small bunch of people that do use the aluminum shaft rackets as it's most likely due to preference.

    Like mentioned already and like I and most other say, it is your own preference. I suggest you don't pick a racket just by seeing what the forum members are using..try out a few..
     
  8. Ultra-

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    Alright, i think i just might take a quick visit to the store..

    Also, is a 4u racquet with a head frame meshed with titanium around it is any good?
     
  9. LazyBuddy

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    U, 2U, 3U, 4U are the weight of a racket. For yonex standard, U is 95g+, 2U is 90-94, 3U is 85-89, 4U is 81-84

    They have nothing to do with the material. Many models (from different manufactures) have choices of weight. So, whatever Ti mesh or etc are not limited to a particular weight range.
     
  10. Ultra-

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    I believe you misunderstood.
    I already know what 2u,3u, etc are, but i'm just wondering whether a titanium meshed head frame racquet that weighs 4u was good.
     
  11. Pete LSD

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    Try it out and tell us baddie fanatics of your findings ;). Personally speaking, I would always go for the U version with a 285 mm to 290 mm balance.

     
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    "U" version? man, that's too heavy for me:)
    (you must be strong!)
     
  13. Pete LSD

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    Actually, it depends on the balance of the racquet. The CAB 20 U G4 feels perfectly fine. You should get it if you happen to find one.

     
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    for a head heavy racquet, about 85-88g.
    for a head light racquet, about 80-83g.
    For balanced, about 84-86g.
     
  15. Ultra-

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    Can extremely light racquets have distructive powers? (I love smashing)
     
  16. Pete LSD

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    The answer is yes provided you have the right technique to generate fast swing speed.

     

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