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Tactic Namiblade 8000 (Yonex Nanospeed 8000 replica)?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Clyde99, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Clyde99

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    Has anybody tried the Tactic Namiblade 8000? There is an ad on ebay saying it is a replica of the Nanospeed 8000. I've ordered one at £45.00, and will be comparing it with my Nanospeed when I get it.
     
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    replicas are like fake rolex watches. they may look the same outside, but what it is actually made of inside is going to be completely different.
     
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    Actually, based on an informal and initial comparison, I found the NamiBlade more powerful and a better defensive racket then the NS8000. :eek:

    I can do a more serious comparison today if I ever get un-sick. :(
     
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    Tried it out today. I totally agree with DinkAlot. Surprisingly it actually felt a little better than the Nanospeed. I found I could generate more power and had more control as my shots felt sharper overall. I restrung both rackets this afternoon before I played to 28lbs just to make a fair comparison.

    I let a few other club members try it out as well and they couldn't actually tell the difference between the two.

    I'll probably order another one as a spare.
     
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    See?! I'm not crazy. :p
     
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    It has a BP of 295mm and does the shaft flex sound a little more flexible than their other rackets? Does the company claim this is a clone of NS8K which is head light and has a stiff shaft? Thanks.

    http://www.tacticsport.com/enweb/rackets/nb8000.html
     
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    Hmmm, the NamiBlade I hit didn't look like the NS8000. I'll bring it back tonight and take a picture. Also, I'll hit with it some more...
     
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    same paint job, 1/4 the price.

    great for the recreational players, wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the NS8K and Namiblade 8K.

    I have one and it feels ok to play with.
     

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