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Replacement of Broken Arc-FB

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by cschun86, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. cschun86

    cschun86 Regular Member

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    Hi,
    I need a recommendation of racket here since my fav Arc-FB broken,
    I don't plan to go back to Arc-FB cause it is so heart broken when it easily break even tho I like it the most...

    Current racket I hold:
    Gosen Ryoga Tenbu 3U
    RKEP Pro9000 4U
    RKEP Pro6000 4U

    Play style:
    Most of the time front court
    Net shot, net kill and drive mostly
    Occasionally back court smash and drop shot


    Weak point of my current holding racket:
    RKEP Pro9000/6000 are a little bit too flexy for me...
    Gosen Ryoga Tenbu weigh is at the high side of 3U (88g) and tiring after 1 hour games...


    Any recommendation?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. visor

    visor Regular Member

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    Since you've tried the rkep rackets before, I'd definitely recommend the xp60 and xp70. First is very stiff, second is stiff (similar to pro9k). Probably around 84-85g for you. They're my go to rackets atm.
     
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    greblu Regular Member

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    You can try Karakal BN60 or Karakal SL70
    Both are super light like the Arc-FB but less expensive
     
  4. milton

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    you could try the apacs featherweight series. It is their own developed line not a clone series. The newest one the featherweight 300 weighs 75gr , 300mm bp and is medium stiff as well as rated max tension 35lbs. I found the featherweight 200 to be durable and survived a several hard clashes strung at 26lbs.
    Apacs also do many 5u rackets.
     
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    Light and flex rackets would be good since you are a front player. Need the speed with quick wrist work. Chop chop the opponets. ;)
     
  7. cschun86

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    How does the nanoray750 perform?
    Interested with this one...
     
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    Yeah, several users has just received their racket, just be patient, or you could PM them too.
     
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    yeah,i think so,Both are super light like the Arc-FB but less expensive,thanks [​IMG]
     
  12. Benito

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    Arcsaber 6?
     
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    I second the Karakal BN60. You may also want to consider the Adizero Pro? :)
     
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    ArcSaber 6 (5U)
     
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    One thing special about the ARC FB is the combanation of the "super light weight + stiffness" (you get the speed and accuracy at the front, and you won't sacrifice a lot of power from the baseline, ie, clearing from baseline to baseline).

    There are many super light weight racket out there (ie, I still have a Kason Carvel), but many of them are super light + flexible, meaning you'll get the speed, but sacrifice a lot of power from the baseline. You cannot substitue the combanation, it'll become a different racket...

    I would second on the Nanoray 750 that some users has suggested (hopefully you can find a low 4U one). But the price is just as pricey as the Arc FB...
     
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    I was wondering how your FB broke? I am using FB's right now and they are my favourite in terms of overall play. I have clashed once but only with moderate force and luckily nothing broke. My tension is relatively high at 27x25 lbs.
     
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    You have the same combination for half the price in the ArcSaber 6. Stiff, head heavy and 5U. I do not get why no one talks about it but everyone wants to pay a premium to try the FB.
     
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    Mine have moderate force clash,
    broke at 10 o'clock, 4 knot 23lbs tension only.
    I just it just by luck...

    I agree with chocoboc,
    all the light racket in market are medium stiff rating,
    the only I target now would be Nanoray 750. with 4/5 stiffness rating.
     
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    Mine have moderate force clash,
    broke at 10 o'clock, 4 knot 23lbs tension only.
    I guess the strength of the racket is just by luck...

    I agree with chocoboc,
    all the light racket in market are medium stiff rating,
    the only I target now would be Nanoray 750. with 4/5 stiffness rating.
     
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    why not continue the tenbu?
     

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