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What is the lightest, fastest and most control racket(s) in the world?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by john, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. john

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    Basically this is just about talking about what is the best racket in the world or the rackets that suit the following cataglorys the best: fastest, most control, lightest.
    Thx for all the info
     
  2. TDotSmAsHer

    TDotSmAsHer Regular Member

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    Theres really no "best" racquet in the world... just what works for you. However, the lightest racquet has got to be the Karakal SL-70.
     
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    The racquet in a pro's hand
     
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    the best raquet ive found 4 a teenage girl would be the babolat satelite synchro raquet. ;)
     
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    yonex nanospeed?
     
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    the lightest racquet i believe is the Karakal SL70....
     
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    i havnt ried the nanospeed series from yonex but i have tried several on the muscle power range and they were good but the babolat was still my preferred racquet
     
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    Just wondering, exactly how light is the Karakal SL70?
     
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    if i'm not wrong, its 70g
     
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    then its not the lightest.

    there is a 67g ashaway racquet. though i dont know what model
     
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    You don't know the model.. but you "KNOW" the weight...Doesn't sound too convincing if you ask me... Do you know the color, make-year, material, length, head-shape?? :p

    Maybe it was just someone who told you it was 67g, or did you measure the weight yourself? Did you own it yourself :p

    /Twobeer
     
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    yeah, i'd be interested to see this ashaway racquet too - had a look on ashaways site adn couldn't find anythnig below 75g...

    looked on centralsports.co.uk which has almost all the racquets to check with and the sl70 is the lightest on there.. dunno if the figures quoted are strung or unstrung.. i know the 70g weight quoted by karakal is unstrung, but that's the figure cenrtralsports quote too... hmmm
     
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    If im not wrong the Sl-70 is also shorter than regular racquet
     
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    Anybody actually used a digital scale to weigh the actual weight of the racquets?

    I have. I've found out that the stated weight sometimes doesn't factor in the weight of the factory grip or overgrip. The Karakal overgrip I used can add up to an extra 15 grams onto the racquet.
     
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    :eek: Omg...that is VERY light...
     
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    Not really, my cousin is selling the racquet, we've both tried it and it doesn't feel particularly light. I've tried other Karakal racquets as well and I, personally, did not like them, they felt hollow on impact, at least the ones I've tested.
     
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    Yonex's Nanospeed isn't even close. :p There are some really light rackets out there, many which have been mentioned. Some other light rackets are the Kason Lepton and Carvel.
     
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    totall agree with you - my coach tried it because he was sponsored by karakal - apparently it's quite stiff, and coupled with it's lightness it just makes it difficult to get used to - i'd imagine there is a very small section of players that could make use of this racquet.
     
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    isnt black knight releasing a new 75g racket too?...has anyone tried it b4??
     
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    The BK 2008 is 75g
     

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