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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. hahahalol

    hahahalol Regular Member

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    oh really??..maybe i shud give that a try...i love lite rackets..but i was tlkign about the bk Photon??...any reviews on it?
     
  2. chickenpoodle

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    i've used scales to measure my racquets...

    three carlton airblade superlites, with bg66 and bg85 hybrid strings, and yonex supergrap over the original grip, weighs in at 86g.
    the claimed weight for these racquets is 81g from carlton.

    a cab21sp with bg66 and bg85, and supergrap as well, scales in at 96g.

    weight claims by manufacturers never include strings and grip.
    the oem grip on the airblades are rather thin, almost as thin as the supergrap themselves, so should be quite light. so the two grips, plus the strings can equal to about 5g, reasonably.

    i can try stripping the grip and putting them on the scale again when the strings break.

    and black knight has a few racquets that are new, under 80g. the ghost has been mentioned here on a few occasions, and is one of them.
     
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    li-ning wingstorm 650 mine is 75 grams

    Not too sure if this thread is still active but I have just bought a li-ning wingstorm 650 and I weighed it using my digi scales and it came out at 75grams even with an overgrip. its a well built racket and i think it is sometimes more responsive and controls better than my nanospeed 7700. It may not be the lightest in the world but it nearly is and it defo packs a punch! A great all rounder I personally think
     
  4. Shinichi

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    APACS FEATHERWEIGHT 200 is more lighter than the karakal
     
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    Yea 68 or 69 grams unstrung if im nt wrong.
     
  6. Shinichi

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    It state 69 g
     
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    chongyf Regular Member

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    is karakal bn60 the lightest now?
     
  8. gundamzaku

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    the lightest racket i've used is the HL K-Power 75. it says it's <75g, can handle tension up to 26lbs with a flexible shaft. it's useless for me because my swing speed is nowhere near lightning, so i can generate zero power with the racket. tho it feels very very very light, it also feels solid for me. then a few years ago i played in the summer smash tournament hosted by SGVBC in LA and i saw a C level player play with the same racket, but got tremendous power!!!

    i have retired the racket since it's no longer in production.

    with all these threads about lighthead rackets, i'm so tempted to get the ns9900 2u because the light weight will give me quicker response, but 2u will give me (hopefully) the weight i need for power?
     
  9. kwun

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    unfortunately it doesn't work that way.

    the swing weight of a 2U NS9900 in fact is very heavy. even heavier than a VTZF.
     
  10. Shinichi

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    Wow..why was that?
     
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    Probably due to weight balance...
     
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    The lightest is Apacs Feather Weight 200 is 7U
    this mean 65g(100 - 7(5) )
     
  13. Shinichi

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    That what I said. Its 69g
     
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    Because VTZF only comes in 3U and 4U. So the "swung weight" of a 2U racquet will always be heavier (larger mass) even if it doesn't feel like it due to the balance.

    If you want a little more clarity, I wrote a brief explanation here:

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php/118290
     
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    darn it. and i thought the heaviest racket by swing weight would be a 3u head heavy like an AT250. but the 3u ns9900 is soooooo light when i used it!!! what's going on, is there something new about badminton somebody's not telling me???????
     
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    Objective data measurements with a Gosen swingweight device has a 4U VTZF's swingweight higher than a 2U NS9900 though ... ;)
     
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    It really depends on your actual racket dry weight within the respective wt rating, ie if the 4u VZTF is 80.1g vs 84.9g, compared to the 2u 9.9k which can be 90.1g vs 94.9g.

    For sure the 94.9g 9.9k will have higher swing wt than the 80.9g zf. But the 84.9g zf will be > than the 90.1g 9.9k. Moral of the story: you can't just categorically say that without looking at the individual actual wts.
     
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    i measured a 9900 at the high end of the 2U range vs a VTZF at the high end of the 4U range. and the 9900 has a higher swing weight...
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    I think it is, and it's been a very good racket to use for me so far. Lightning fast with good power. Better experience than what I had with the SL-70.
     

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