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06-10-2003, 10:32 AM #18
This makes sense. UltimumTi is supposed to allow the shaft to bend as much
as flexible shafts while snapping back to its straight position as quickly as stiff
shafts. More distance to snap back means more power when timed properly.
06-10-2003, 07:48 PM #19
I just received my 3U AT700 yesterday. I also have 1 unstrung Ti-10 for comparison. The length of the rackets is almost the same but the Ti-10 is slimmer. Here are some measurements of the 2 rackets:
AT700 3U JP
thickness of the shaft: 7.25mm
size of cross section at 9 o'clock: 11.3mm X 6.6mm
size of cross section at 12 o'clock: 11mm X ~6.2mm
Ti-10 long 2U SP
thickness of the shaft: 7.1mm
size of cross section at 9 o'clock: 10.1mm X 6.6mm
size of cross section at 12 o'clock: 9.6mm X 5.6mm
The racket is more head heavy than the Ti-10 but is slightly more flexible on the shaft. The cone is very comfortable to hold. The frame feels very solid. I will see how it performs when I play next week.
06-10-2003, 08:17 PM #20
04-24-2008, 11:03 AM #21
tonite was the first time using my armortec 700 racket... when i initially started using it, the first few shots, it didn't feel right....maybe i need some time to adjust....so i quickly change back to my current racket which was pro ace...no choice...that time playing 100 plus game... so cannot lose...haha...
only after the game...i manage to ask a friend to stroke with me so i can test my new racket.... and man...it really feels good when you hit lob and smash...it really feels like you don't need as much power as my current pro ace racket...u can instantly feel the head heaviness of the racket and it's like helping you to add power to your clears and smashes... probably it's partly the string also...my friend who help me buy the racket...he also install yonex BG68-Ti if i can remember correctly...tension around 24lbs... i think this could be the sweet spot based on the shop recommendation... after testing...i cannot stop smashing kao kao... haha...
so my initial summary is... very very good racket for offensive and hard hitting players...but when it comes to defence...it's a bit harder to clear defend shots to back court...if ppl smashing you...when you wanna swing ur racket from side to side to defend...it feels harder compare to my current pro ace racket... for net play...it was pretty ok... but maybe i need more time to use the racket when playing...when i get use to it...then i can control it better...
my current 1 layer grip feels very lacking for me...i will take out the grip and add another layer to it....somehow i prefer thicker grip cause i feel more confident when smashing...
that's all for now... to those who can afford and considering AT700, if you're attacking player, my suggestion is...go for it...it's worth buying
04-24-2008, 11:19 AM #22
U've just ressurected a 5 years old thread...Good though,good search..
04-24-2008, 01:41 PM #23
I used AT-800OF for 3years and just recently switched to AT-700.. took me a couple games to get used to it and now it's my go to racquet sold my AT-800OF btw and looking for another AT-700 as a backup racquet.. any seller
04-25-2008, 01:11 AM #24
04-25-2008, 02:44 AM #25
04-28-2008, 09:55 AM #26
Just wondering for other clone rackets, which one will be closest to AT700. I think i have finally found the racket that suits me best but unfortunately, cost is an issue for me here...so if there's any other clone racket which is similar to AT700, appreciate if you can let me know...
Yonex racket is way too much expensive...
05-06-2008, 06:05 PM #27
i read somewhere on the forum that if you add a lead tape on an even balance racquet that it will become head heavy like an armortec racquet. i'm gonna try it on my Arcsaber 10 since i miss the feeling of head heaviness in a racquet.
01-23-2010, 11:29 PM #28
01-24-2010, 01:35 AM #29
01-24-2010, 03:25 AM #30
Yea great thread... found it sometime back thru google too... I am using the old AT700. Think its 4-5 yrs old already... Best racquet I played with so far... purchased a carlton powerblade 9902. doesn't have the same power in smashes. Seems to vibrate a little when i smash while the AT700 has a very solid feel to it.
01-24-2010, 03:49 PM #31
I thought the At700 was a stiff racket ? Not VERY FLEXIBLE as stated in this thread
01-24-2010, 08:09 PM #32
It's quite flexible after some use...starts off relatively stiff, but you'll find it's quite flexy....
01-24-2010, 08:20 PM #33
As an avid user of the old AT700, I strongly agree with this statement. The shaft actually feels slightly more flexible than expected when bent but when you start hitting with it especially with medium to high tensions, a slight mishit/mis-timed hit will make the racquet feel very stiff (also due to the solid feedback) and hard on the elbow.
10-30-2012, 11:45 PM #34
i took the AT700 out of my bag and started playing with it again. the magic of the AT700 still have not diminished after my venture into alternative brands like LiNing and Victor. head heavy racket but super powerful. i strung it up with ZM62N @ 27lbs. the sound that comes out of a full on smash is quite incredible and nothing that can be produced with the latest super light 4U rackets that are so popular right now.
no wonder LD insists on reproducing the same spec racket once he moved to LiNing.
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