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Whats ur main rackets

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ttktom, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. ttktom

    ttktom Regular Member

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    wot racket is ur main racket.

    Mines a wilson hyper carbon 5.0
     
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    I've just recently been trying out SAMAZE B-3500. ISO head, light at 84 grams, medium flex, has real titanium mesh, and cost me around $65 each.
     
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    Not been playing that long and have been using the relatively lowly (by most peoples standards on here I suspect) Carlton TT900. However I've just purchased a MP77. Looking forward to giving it a whirl later this week.
     
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    Bridgestone SV-TI 3000

    Cab 20
     
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    Main rackets

    Yonex Ti-7 (Lite)
    Hi-Qua 2000
    Yang Yang Jumpsmasher 8500

    Thanks.
     
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    Yonex Ti-10
     
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    As for now, SOTX STB 8080+: Light (85-88 gram), regular length, mid stiff, oval head, balanced. For ppl knowing me, this racket seems packed everything I was looking for.

    Just ordered another one 1 week ago. ;)
     
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    Carlton 85g, the old ones are the best!!
     
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    my main racquet is mp99 3u g4 it has power+control.

    sometimes use ti-10 2u g4 for extra power on smashes,clear,etc
     
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    muscle power 99
     
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    carlton aerogear 600.....the old ones are the best....and i also like oval heads for some reason
     
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    G'day,

    MP100 & MP90. Then later muck around with every other racket I can get my hands on!
     
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    Got three main racquets cuz I just bought a new one that's considered a cheaper alternative to the 1st one I used.

    1st main racquet:
    Yonex CAB 20MS (2U/G4) strung @22lbsM and 23lbsC

    2nd main racquet:
    Victor Columbia VI (3U/G4) strung @22lbsM and 24lbsC

    *comparable to CAB 20MS in terms of play characteristics (stiffness/balance point/length/headshape)

    3rd main racquet:
    Victor Satellite II (3U/G4) strung @21lbsM and 22lbsC

    *despite being labelled flexible in the catalogue, I felt that the racquet is med stiff.

    All racquets are regular length, oval heads and strung with BG70 PRO.
     
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    Heard this racket several times already. Wondering where I can find a pic or spec of it? If u can provide me a website, it will be very helpful. ;)
     
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    Previously, I had tried Ti-10, ISO 800 Tour, Cab 20 before, felt all heavy and turn to 3U racket.

    Now, my main racket is Gosen 5000 Ti (3UG5).
     
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    Gosen Aermet 5300 3u g5. love the power and control :D
     
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    Sorry, LB... but the Satellite series has been discontinued awhile ago. I contacted Victor (North America) office and they had only two Satellite IIs only and three Satellite Vs (oval head, hexagon cross-section frame, supposedly very durable) in stock. Valued at around $100, they're very good alternatives for Cab20MS. Not sure if they could take high tension but they're Hi-Mod graphite racquets, the highest I have strung with my only Satellite II is 22lbs. Satellite IIs are widebody oval head with regular length (3U-G4).

    Victor reps can be reached at info@victorracquet.com. I had a few informative exchanges with them and I urge you to contact them if you're interested. They are currently working on a new website, so updates will be forthcoming.
     
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    minor corrections...

    Hey LB,

    The correct email addy for Victor office is info@victorracquets.com.

    With regards to Satellite II characteristics, the specs are not available in their latest catalogue... rather I was informed by a Victor sales rep that the Satellite series are catagorized as flexible. Personally, I find my Satellite II medium stiff (via flexing and using the racquet). I apologise if I had caused any confusion. The Satellite series was a top selling product line for Victor a few years back, I guess it was phased out due to popular demand for new racquet technology. So unlike Yonex's Carbonex *sigh*.
     
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    my main racquets are a couple of mp99's, took me a long time to get used to them after using some mp77's!
     
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    MP-99 and MP-100 (both in 3UG5)
    Or sometimes I use ISO-TI-SP-SR
     

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