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Yonex NS9900 2U VS Gosen Ryoga Shiden

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by vajrasattva, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. vajrasattva

    vajrasattva Regular Member

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    looking for more toys, but unable to find a Ryoga Shiden locally in shops, and none of my friends had one for loan to try, so would appreciate any input on this before i make a "blind purchase"

    I have a 3U NS9900 already, it works well in doubles, great repulsion etc, but am looking for a bit more "Bite" in terms of power transfer, slightly harder smashes yet with the same maneuverability.

    would a 2U NS9900 be key to what i'm looking for?

    How about the Gosen Ryoga Shiden that seems so tempting with its carbon handle, m40 extra stiff shaft, and smaller racquet face which can translate advantageously to an even tighter string bed?

    experiences with the shiden or the 2U NS9900 will be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. vajrasattva

    vajrasattva Regular Member

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    does anyone have any opinions/comments on the gosen shiden in this direct comparison? i'm tempted by the extra aerodynamic on the shiden
     
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    concretemad Regular Member

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    i have 2 ns9900 2u (the only racket model i have more than 1) but i dun own a 3u.

    wat is your current main racket? i cant describe well so i summarise as below against my others favs.

    smash ns9900>ti10-3>arcs8dx
    clear at900p>at900t>ns9900
    defense bs10>ns9000x>ns9900
    drive ns9900>bs10>ns9000x
    net ns9000x>ns9900>at900p
     
  4. dream01

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    i like shiden
     
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    I can give limited info between NS9900 and Shiden. Do not own either but have borrowed each for a couple games. Shiden was lovely. Tons of speed and control. But head-lighter than NS9900 and therefore powerful smash relies on very fast wrist. Quite similar to NS8000, but I think the Shiden was even nicer around the net. The NS9900 is no slouch in speed or touch either. Power maybe a little more accessible. In the right hands (quick and strong) its smash is scary fast! So pick whichever you like and you'll adjust. But if you are singles guy, then 9900 might be safer. Hope you get even better advice from others soon.
     
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    smash sports at simei eastpoint has the shiden. saw it last week. you might want to get a feel of the racket yourself.
     
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    Any ideas what is the pricing for shiden racket at simei?
     
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    jasonteo Regular Member

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    shiden costs $210 at simei. with string and cover.
     
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    thanks for the info....bro
     
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    good info to me,you might want to get a feel of the racket yourself. thank you [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone know how Gosen's Tenbu compares to NS9900? I thought those two would make more sense in terms of comparison and Shiden is more similar to AT900T. Please advise. Tx
     
  12. vajrasattva

    vajrasattva Regular Member

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    dat is not so correct

    Shiden is more similar to NS9900 or NR800

    Issen is similar to AT900T...

    tenbu is more headlight than the shiden yet with strong repulsion, i dont think yonex has a similar equivalent racquet to it
     
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    I would expect Issen is similar to AT900P since it is heavy headed.
     
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    vajrasattva Regular Member

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    nope. the repulsion is stronger than the AT900P which has a bit more hold. its more like AT900T instead. i played an AT900T for 3 yrs.
     

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