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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryC View Post
    Ya unfortunately the stringer was me.. eyes got really blurry because I was doing the job at 3AM.

    Anyways I restrung it with BG80 Power and no mistakes this time haha.
    LOL!! hahaa
    Quote Originally Posted by GaryC View Post
    I haven't had a chance to give it a try yet.. just swinging it around the house and driving my wife nuts haha.

    The racquet itself feels very light to me compared to my Kason F9. I won't get a chance to try it until Saturday.
    thinking getting the fu hai feng racket,but saw many fake one,didnt dare to buy,..mid stiff but still can produce fastest smash
    Quote Originally Posted by moomoo View Post
    zero_hour, do you have the tweet 8k int? i was just swinging it around the BS10 and the shop owned passed me the tweet as well. i was faster to swing than the BS10! must be the 0.67 mm shaft. feels balanced though, is 295 heavy head? maybe cause both was unstring



    at least you just mis-weave. i just popped my zymax 67 during first warm up after restringing when i was just recommending it to my friends how embarrassing
    nop, only manage to swing Tweet7000 that day,...it same as tweet8000 but tweet7000 got bravesword frame while tweet8000 normal(if im not mistaken) ..hmm,i dunno how to measure balance point >.<"
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    Went to permai sport JB today to see T500. sadly the shop dont have it. Andy keep telling me apacs not famous. oh..its hurt my feeling as a T200-user. T_T

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightSaber View Post
    Went to permai sport JB today to see T500. sadly the shop dont have it. Andy keep telling me apacs not famous. oh..its hurt my feeling as a T200-user. T_T
    haha shops all quite hard to find... go search in this lowyat forum bro.. banyak


    also got a question... the flex number written on apacs shaft ... does bigger number mean more flexible or stiffer?
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    for apacs, the shaft stiffness rated as 7-9

    where 7 is very stiff while 9 is flexible.

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    Hi everyone, just got back from a early morning badminton session. I'll do my best to give my thoughts on the T500, mind you I was rotating a bunch of racquets because I was testing some new strings and breaking in a new pair of shoes. I wasn' t feeling well this morning but after the warm up I was ready to go.

    What I had in my bag were;

    Kason F9 strung with VS850 @ 25/27
    Li-Ning N55 strung with ZyMax 67 @ 23 / 25
    Apacs T500 strung with BG80 Power @ 23 / 25

    Warmup - No timing issues really as we were just doing high clears and some drops, the T500 felt very solid and light for a 3U. I did feel the flex on the racquet immediately so I adjusted to not swinging so hard.

    Gametime - I found the T500 very quick around the net, defence was a breeze as I was sending all my friends smashes back to him. Usually I'm a little late when using my N55 or F9 so I end up playing in the back as much as possible but today I stayed up front. I'm not sure if it's the T500 or the new string but it felt like I lacked a bit of power if I did end up in the back court but I adjusted and decided to play a more control game.

    Control: 9/10 - Was able to hit all my shots with very good precision even after just using the racquet for a short while.

    Power
    : 7 / 10 - Like I said not sure if it's the new string, the T500 itself or just a slight timing issue.. but I just didn't have the zip like I'd have when using the F9 or N55.

    Feel: 9/10 Solid racquet, no vibration issues and seems very forgiving on off centre shots. The T500 felt a little more flexible than my F9.


    Really enjoy the T500.. hmm can't think of much else to say.

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    timing when smash,...i think because T500 have shorter shaft, try measure it with other racket

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    Hmm just compared it to my N90, N55 and F9 and looks exactly same length, at most maybe 1mm difference. I am playing again tomorrow with friends to work on some drills... I'm sure I'll get some more power out of it haha. Even after this short time playing with it I think it is my #1 doubles racquet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightSaber View Post
    for apacs, the shaft stiffness rated as 7-9

    where 7 is very stiff while 9 is flexible.
    cool thanks... i tried my friends slayer 88... rating is 8.5 but i really liked the racket... its really fast.... now need to try this tantrum 500 this also rated abt 8.5

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    it maybe the string. the BG80 "power" isnt really power at all. why don't you restring it with a zymax62 and compare?

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    I'm thinking that myself, what I'm waiting for is my VS850 to come in and string it up exactly like my F9.

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    cool, how do you compare them to your other rackets?

    what is its stiff rating and balance point to you?

    on the post #1
    BCP: 290+5mm sounds as if closer to light head
    Flex: 8.0-8.5 is flexible right?

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    Damn! I missed my shipment of VS850. I was looking forward to restringing the T500 tonight.

    Anyway it'll have to wait. So I have a F9 that is said to be medium flex... I find the T500 slightly more flexible than that but it could be caused by the slimmer shaft. My T500 slightly under 290mm but like I said it was pretty easy to adjust the first time I used it. Most of my racquets are all around 300mm bp so it's no wonder i'm a bit faster at the net with the T500.

    I had a chance to use it yesterday for a training session but after the warm-ups and footwork drills (45 min of it!) I could barely move. We had 15min for games and I was awful because I was so tired.

    Oh ya I'm not impressed with BG80P.. maybe I should have strung it up at 26lbs but I was worried about how hard it would feel. BG80 @ 26lbs feels like I'm hitting a brick wall sometimes for me, didn't know BG80P was like a medium feel.

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    hahaha, you bought without checking up on the strings? usually if its the same width (0.67mm) you'd wanna keep it at the same tension.

    how slim is the shaft again? i know the new tweet 8k-i is 6.7 mm (vt80 is 6.8mm)

    with the bp slightly under 290mm do you feel it as balanced or light head?

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    Hmm from the apacscanada website it says it's 7.0mm for shaft diameter. And yes I think it feels more even balanced.. which explains the better net play.

    Anyways I strung it up with VS850 today... ran to the post office and picked up my package from RKEP.

    Usually I let the string sit for a day or two before I play it but I couldn't wait so the 2 hours would have to do.

    I only took out my N55 and T500 for today's 8-10:30 session. The T500 felt a little bit better in terms of power this time around. I was able to get some very good smashes in but only if I remembered to get my arm up and full extension, I'm pretty lazy and a lot of times and half swing for smashes. I'm going to give it a slight bump in power 7.5-8 / 10. What I like is that it's very forgiving on some off center shots, when you hit it well you get a very good response from it.. when it's not a great shot it feels a little soft. Control was very good and I out played someone that was usually much better at the net than me.. I somehow got a few nice tumbling drops going today.

    When I switched to my N55 you could see the power difference even with the half swing I do... ended up breaking my ZyMax 67 after two games.. grrrr.. it was really starting to feel really good too.

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    how does T500 performance compared to VH1800/2000?
    was holding it at a shop yesterday & the sales girl quote the price RM299 + string.

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    check low yat forum, guy called arc1414 sells T500 for rm260 (frame only).

    i thinking of buying the tweet 8k he's selling for rm280 but zero_hour said only the tweet 7k has the bravesword frame, i might need to go to shop and test tweet 7k first

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    agree with you. T500 is a good racket. I strung mine with BG65 and it give me enough power to smash.

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryC View Post
    Hi everyone, just got back from a early morning badminton session. I'll do my best to give my thoughts on the T500, mind you I was rotating a bunch of racquets because I was testing some new strings and breaking in a new pair of shoes. I wasn' t feeling well this morning but after the warm up I was ready to go.

    What I had in my bag were;

    Kason F9 strung with VS850 @ 25/27
    Li-Ning N55 strung with ZyMax 67 @ 23 / 25
    Apacs T500 strung with BG80 Power @ 23 / 25

    Warmup - No timing issues really as we were just doing high clears and some drops, the T500 felt very solid and light for a 3U. I did feel the flex on the racquet immediately so I adjusted to not swinging so hard.

    Gametime - I found the T500 very quick around the net, defence was a breeze as I was sending all my friends smashes back to him. Usually I'm a little late when using my N55 or F9 so I end up playing in the back as much as possible but today I stayed up front. I'm not sure if it's the T500 or the new string but it felt like I lacked a bit of power if I did end up in the back court but I adjusted and decided to play a more control game.

    Control: 9/10 - Was able to hit all my shots with very good precision even after just using the racquet for a short while.

    Power
    : 7 / 10 - Like I said not sure if it's the new string, the T500 itself or just a slight timing issue.. but I just didn't have the zip like I'd have when using the F9 or N55.

    Feel: 9/10 Solid racquet, no vibration issues and seems very forgiving on off centre shots. The T500 felt a little more flexible than my F9.


    Really enjoy the T500.. hmm can't think of much else to say.

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