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recommendation for intermediate player, been using the same racquet past 8years

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by h3ctor83, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. h3ctor83

    h3ctor83 Regular Member

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    hi all,

    i need a recommendation. i had been using the same old racquet for the past years. it was a carlton flex oval (really really old low end). i have never keep myself updated with the racquet technology but recently i found that all the newer racquets are much lighter and better it actually improves my game. so i was thinking of getting a new one.

    i am a small sized guy, about 170cm tall and 50kg heavy. last week, i got myself a really cheap muscle power 010 at a warehouse sale (basically because it's really cheap) and it was strung at 21lbs. however i dont like the feeling from this racquet. it's kinda heavy, and i started missing shots and my smash isnt powerful at all. i feel really hard playing with it, i actually thought my ancient carlton racquet is better.

    i am thinking to get a new one that suits myself but have no idea what i should get?
    basically need a light one, budget around SGD$150 tops. can you guys recommend me some suitable one for me, along with the recommended tension?

    Thanks in advance..
     
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    chiong brand ? possible like apacs,fleet etc?
     
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    yeah i dont mind the brand at all.. though i hardly know where to get apacs and fleet in singapore..
     
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    dun get racktet in sg unless they having promotion. Get it in permai sport in jb it is much more cheaper if convert the currency
     
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    okay thanks for the heads up. would you happen to know what model of which brand i could get?
     
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    apacs z slash quite is quite decent racket or fleet FB clone of Yonex arcFB my friend got it less than sg dollar 100
     
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    i'm sorry but i'm not familiar with the specs of your old racket, but if you can tell me the weight, balance, and flex, i can probably recommend something current that has similar specs?
     
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    actually i dont like my old reacquet either. its heavy. comparing to all my friends racquet. so i really am looking for something lighter..
     
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    We need to know what yiu want first...
     
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    im more of an offensive player. im looking for something light, but with power..
     
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    Level of play?
     
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    intermediate.. not a beginner definitely..
     
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    Something light with power sounds like the li ning flame n50. Its the red racket first used by fu hai feng when he was sponsored by li ning. Its available at queensway for about sgd160-180 with string and grip. Definitely not lacking in smash but control not as good.
     
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    Technically he is still sponsored by li - ning. Li - ning just bought kason. I think you would like the arcsaber series like the 7
     
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    thanks guys..
    i went to kl and tried the rackets one by one, ended up buying the apacs virtuouso 10 as i like the feeling from this racket a lot. will test it tomorrow night..
     
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    How was it bro ? Does it suit u ?
     
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    i like the lightness but feels like ive to generate more power in every shot because of it. still getting use to it but so far i like it :)
     
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    You could always try the apacs slayer 88,95 and 99
     
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    Bro,

    Try RSL M13 Diamond X7 gold or sliver.
     
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    I'm also looking for a racquet if you guys could help me out. I'm a solid intermediate, pretty good all round but more towards offensive. Love to smash. I have a black knight SuperLight that weighs 75. I liked it when I first felt it but I want something more powerful and a bit heavier but don't really want to go over 85grams
     

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