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Why do you need a new racquet?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Chu Pa, May 1, 2002.

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Why do you need a new racquet?

  1. Broke your current racquet

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  2. Just wanted to get the latest cool racquet

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  3. Add to your collection of racquets

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  4. It's a classic, I must have it!!!!!!!

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  5. Need a back-up

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  6. Impulse buy!!!!!!!!

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  7. The racquet was made for me so I must have another just in case I break my first

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  8. Curious to try a racquet everyone was talking about

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  9. A little of everything mentioned

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    33.3%
  1. ssgg007

    ssgg007 Regular Member

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    LOL, especially when you feel like you have been playing really badly lately
     
  2. thinhv12

    thinhv12 Regular Member

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    why do I need new racket?
    mmn... [= lets see.. because Lin Dan use it
     
  3. fel8649

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    somehow i like to swap the racket during the game if i couldn't handle that particular racket well, swap to another may make me feel better :)
     
  4. jajvirta

    jajvirta Regular Member

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    I don't want a new racket, but I guess I need a new racket, because currently I only have one and it's pretty nerve-wracking to play in a tournament with just one racket. :)
     
  5. moomoo

    moomoo Regular Member

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    gotta get them all?
     
  6. Kwongie

    Kwongie New Member

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    I need a new racquet because it's fun having different types of racquets so you don't get bored of your main one, no matter how well you play with it? :D
     
  7. fel8649

    fel8649 Regular Member

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    probably you need one for backup if the string snapped
     
  8. Tantrum

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    Yes this is what I feel as well. Sometimes you have different preferences, and having different rackets lets u change/adapt ^_^
    And since there are so many choices now, it is no longer super expensive to try new rackets.

     
  9. yurimaster2010

    yurimaster2010 Regular Member

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    most important to find new motivation in order to keep up my passion in baddy week in week out..
     
  10. amirx2

    amirx2 Regular Member

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    to dig the all out of the racket. not the best racket in the market but to make the racket best for me.
     
  11. visor

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    i don't need a new racket, but i want a new racket... ;)
     
  12. dimcorner

    dimcorner Regular Member

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    I need a new racquet because RACECAR!!!!

    Just want to try a new one out. I have been playing with T-PRO and Ti-10 for a while now (very different I know, but it depends on the day I guess).

    Ordered a MX80 and MX70 and will test out when they arrive.
     
  13. King's

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    Why do I need a new racquet? Because my newly acquired racquet(s) gets old even when they are a couple months old.:) Just like when a coach repeats the finer points of badminton strategy...no matter how visionary they can be, it would still get old.:D
     
  14. Silverfenix7

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    Because people in BC keeps telling me the next best thing is here....
     
  15. King's

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    because they (the baddy companies) keep on churning newer and possibly better products.:D
     
  16. Loafers

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    To give myself the illusion that my skill will increase accordingly with my new racket, but in reality I'm playing harder to affirm the belief that my purchase was justified.
     
  17. Zapirian

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    Sounds very familiar :)
     
  18. SantaSCSI

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    Badminton is as much a hobby as it is a sport to me: money drain.

    I played guitar: I had fancy stuff in my bedroom that is way overpowered for home use.
    I played airsoft: I had LOADS of gear just because. Even if I only played a few time a year.
    with Badminton it's the same. I enjoy hobbies and thus am prepared to throw money at it.
    That's why I am prepared to pay more than 100 euros for a racket even when it doesn't matter.

    It's called GAS (Gear Aquisition Syndrome) and it's an official disease to musicians :p.
     
  19. adrian88

    adrian88 Regular Member

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    Just out of curiosity, ont know if I should do a poll about it. How many rackets do you guys own? For me, I think I'll get my 3rd racket then I'll be good or years to come or until one of them breaks lol!!
     
  20. Avenger

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    three rackets
    five if you consider I have my mom's racket and cheap unknown racket from almost 15 years ago.
     

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