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    Default why so many good players dont bother about grip size and weight?

    yeah that's the question i want to ask you people.

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    When you say weight, what are you referring to exactly?

    I do care about grip size. I like my grip in a medium size. Not too small and not too big with a knob at the bottom.

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    Originally posted by Yodums
    When you say weight, what are you referring to exactly?
    Umm... I'm guessing weight of the racquet??? I DO care about the weight of my racquet... not that I'm a good player. I prefer racquets that are not too heavy, not too light. I feel there's not enough power in too light racquets, while heavy racquets are too heavy...

    I like middle sized grips too...but small sized ones are okay... not as comfortable as medium-sized ones though.... and I hate fat grips!!!
    Last edited by Joanne; 05-18-2003 at 10:15 AM.

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    weight as in 2U 3U 4U

    yodums, joanne are you saying that you are good players?

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    Oops sorry, I was hoping noone will post while I was editing... anyway I am not saying I'm a good player, I'm just replying from my point of view...

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    becoz i am referring to good players

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    Originally posted by kameha2
    becoz i am referring to good players
    Hehe... then wait for the good players to come!!! But why do you say they don't care about it??? As far as I know... these are very important... I doubt few here won't care about their grips and weight of their racquets...

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    yes they are important for most of beginner-intermediate players.

    I have few friends who are malaysian, indonesian state players and they do not even know what is all the different U & G s.

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    I can't answer the question. Not good enough *sigh* And I do worry about my weight...nearly 70kgs..

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    Originally posted by Cheung
    I can't answer the question. Not good enough *sigh* And I do worry about my weight...nearly 70kgs..
    LOL!!! As if you're not good enough...

    Umm... we're talking about racquet weight here... I'll worry about my racquet weight too if it were 70 kg...

    Kameha2, as far as I know the grip and weight of the racquet doesn't matter to beginners or intermediate much... usually don't start worrying about that until they really know their game etc... well... according to MY experience...

    Oh! btw, you shouldn't ask for good players only to reply to this thread... because many people here are very humble about their talents... e.g. Cheung.
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    i am sure if i open the question to beginner - intermediate, 90% of them do care about the U & G s.

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    Originally posted by kameha2
    i am sure if i open the question to beginner - intermediate, 90% of them do care about the U & G s.
    Oh really? Maybe...maybe not. But whatever level I'm considered to be in now, I care about my racquet weight and grip... and I've always cared about it since I started badminton...

    p/s, think I'm intermediate... but if by adults level should be beginners...

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    My friends (who are novices as well as I) say that the lighter, the better.

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    Originally posted by ArchDevil145
    My friends (who are novices as well as I) say that the lighter, the better.
    Do a search, many debates over statements like this. Extremly ppl's preference questions.

    Of course, $5 (l30+ gram???) racket could be killers for wrist, but in reasonable range, not necessary lighter is better.

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    Kameha2,


    Can NOT understand ur question in a very clear way.

    To me, it really depend on the situation:

    1. If pros happen to face regular club lvl players (like me), then, of course, whatever rackets they use, they can kill me 15-0 in 20 sec. This way, u can 100% say, regardless the features and performance of equipment, they can be much better than we are. However, it's not because of the equipment, it's because their SKILL lvl is much better than mine.

    2. If they have to face each other, well, u see the pros are really sticking into 1 or 2 spec. models for their everyday's choice. Of course, this also to do with the sponsorship contract, but they still have their favorite choices. (serach thread like "players and their rackets") U never see a top pro, dare to pick up a $10 cheap steel racket, and use it in international stage. Why? Because, the players over there are really good, and wont' be a huge difference among each other. They might need to dig out every single piece of performance of their "weapon" to gain better chance to win.

    Just my own point of view...

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    Originally posted by kameha2
    i am sure if i open the question to beginner - intermediate, 90% of them do care about the U & G s.
    A lot of people will care about equipment differences. Some don't. The higher the level of expertise, the less important the actual technical differences become and more important is just how comfortable the racquet feels to the user.

    Maybe another factor you can consider is the the type of games played. If it is a tournament, a high level person may take more care over their equipment. If it is just social games, any racquet might do.

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    cuz good players do what we always say "pick the racquet you like".
    in a way they are much more in the dark about equipment, so they do what other people tell them to "pick what you like". they dont' care about muscle power, or titanium mesh, to them, if it feels good, if it helps them win, they'll use it. i bet a lot of us buy just cuz its a yonex or because its got some crazy technology.. they are like children, it doesn't matter to them. to children, the building blocks brands don't matter, as long as they fit together.

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