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What racquet would suit me?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by CERNSS, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. CERNSS

    CERNSS New Member

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    well this is my first time spending real money on a decent badminton racquet so im just looking for some friendly advice :)

    i wouldnt say im an advanced player, im somewhere in the intermediate range

    i started 3 years ago with a CARLTON Airblade lite and used that since now

    i have been looking at the yonex racquets and etc, cant decide which one i would like

    im mostly a singles player, i would say im better suited for all around play...
    im not exactly sure on the specs or my airblade but something near that weight would be suitable

    here are some of the ones that i was considering:
    AT 800DE
    Nanospeed series
    MP 99
    AT 700

    any other suggestions?
     
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    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Cab30MS, Cab 21, SOTX Woven 7, 8, 9, D600, D900.
     
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    How about CAB 20 JP?
     
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    hmm i havent relaly looked in the the CAB series, i think i might prefer ISO over oval tho :S
     
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    AT-500 is a good start if you like head heavy racquet.

     
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    alright thanks, im quite used my airblade lite, im not sure if its head heavy or light tho, but i am more or a wrist player then arm
     
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    Wrist is fine on any type of racquet :).

     
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    NS7000 and 8000 = more wristy.
     
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    Not recommended for Tennis rackets. :p
     
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    Where can I buy?
     
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    Okay, on badminton racquets :D.

     
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    You know where :p, shuttle-house.com

     
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    If you don't have a chance to demo many rackets, I will say AT500, AT800DE and MP99 are all safe choices. For SOTX, Woven 8/8A are also good value for the bucks. ;)
     
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    Are you dealing with any price limitations? I also recommand MP99 and the Woven-8. They are both very nice rackets. Other then those: Carlton Powerblade Tour is pretty nice for singles.
     
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    Why not another Airblade? I personally dont like them but something like the Powerblade Elite if you want a whippy racquet or an Airblade Superlite if you want something stiffer.
     
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    and he's prolly gonna order 10 pieces again.... :eek:
     
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    Nah, it's almost Christmas. I imagine more like an order of 50. With a couple pairs of shb99le's on the side and maybe that new stringing machine along with a couple hundred yards of string.
     
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    Don't forget the 500 tubes of feather shuttles!!:p
     
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    I'm seriously thinking about it...order 10 more Cab 20 Tour Specials. Since I ordered my first 10, I've tried:

    2U Cab 20 SP
    2U Cab 20 Tour SP
    2U Cab 21 US
    2U Cab 30MS JP
    3U Cab 30MS

    The 20 Tour plays just like my 20 Tour Special but I feel the paint job is better on the TS.

    I heard the 20JP = 20 Tour, which = 20 Tour Special (in play)...

    The regular 20 is a bit too flexy, as is the 21 and 30s. In addition, the 2U 30 is a sledgehammer, not balanced.

    So the best deal and available is the 20TS. :D
     
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    isn't this goin a little off topic. not to moan but in answer to the original question the Cab 30ms is not a bad racket of oval fans. I find it quite a solid racket and quite easy to generate power using just the wrist.
     
    #20 Bigman, Nov 29, 2006
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