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ZELM Badminton

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Sgbad, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Sgbad

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    Hi guys, there have been quite a number of people who have been asking about zelm badminton rackets. In order not to hijack oldhand's thread on free session in the place to play forum, i have decided to start this thread.
    From what i know, these rackets are made in china, but regarding where the brand is from, i have to check that out with the agent.:)

    Here are a few pictures and my reviews on Zelm powerplay9990.:D


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    Racket Weight: 3U
    Racket Balance: Head Heavy
    Racket Power: Excellent
    Racket Defense: Good
    Racket stability: Very good
    Frame quality: Excellent( while stringing, the racket head does not deflect as much)
    Overall rating: Excellent

    There are reviews here as well. http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64092&page=11:)

    *please note that this review is subjective. this is what i feel about the racket.
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    Enjoy the pictures!:D:D
     

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    A few more pics.:)
     

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    Isit very stiff? How was it if compare to other racket you have own? And that is one nice colour combo.
     
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    Yes, it is a stiff racket. Its written on the shaft. Comparing to my Ti10, Woven7, the racket's stiffness is around the same as those 2 rackets, or slightly stiffer.:)
     
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    Do zelm have a website where they sell their merchandise or do they only sell in stores?
    Did a quick search on google and dint find anything so im guessing even if they have a site the chances of them shipping internationally are rather slim?
     
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    interesting...may wan to try.
     
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    I also tried zelm , and zelm sports , and zelm direct , and many other searches , it doesn't come up , not sure , i'll try and keep looking though
     
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    I like... :D:D:D

    Personally, they strike me as somewhat of a 'cross' between the (new) AT 700 & (white-yellow) Ti-10.
    I like... :):):)
    Seriously, though... I think they're good value for money.
    And they come with a couple of t-shirts thrown-in! :p:)
    I especially like the balance and the 'feel' of the ZELM Power Play 9990...:D:D:D
     
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    I've been looking and haven't found anything either.
     
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    Guess I could reply for sgbad, they do not have a site.
     
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    Sgbad, is this the racquet you were smashing with?
    If it is, this is quite an impressive piece :)

    What string tension (and string) are you using?
     
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    Yes, they do not have a site.:(
     
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    Hey oldhand. Yes, that was the racket i am using.:p:p
    I was using it with bg65 at 25lbs.:)

    *oldhand, you have a VERY fast wrist snap. Or should i call it, Lazy badminton.:D:D:D your "wrist smash" is really fast, and effective.:eek:
     
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    To survive, old people need to have some special weapon :p

    By the way, have you tried higher tensions on your racquet?
    I'd like to know how high a tension it can accommodate :)
     
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    The highest I ever went on the racket was 30lbs. On the shaft, it writes, 28-32lbs. according to the agent, 32lbs is a safe gauge, should be able to go higher than that.:)
     
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    Good value for money! Mind indicating the price for the various ZELM series to let us have a feel? ;)

    And also where to get them.
     
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    I got my ZELM powerplay9990, directly from the agent at SGD$140.
    Came with string, grip, clothbag, and the 2 jerseys in the pictures.:)
     
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    All the items look very nice. They look like they are of the best quality. I like the shirts :).

    But the real question is how do they play?
     
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    Will post a review up soon! Have two games today, should have sufficient playing time on it...since all my other rackets have no strings :D
     
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    This one can sure whack hard... and so, this report will be a good gauge ;)
     

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