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    I am thinking of purchasing a new racket, i play mostly singles and am in between the serious and casual line. price is not a problem, i would wan a racket that allows me to play agressively, duarablility and price is not a problem

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    you might want to answer these questions first..

    your strength and weaknesses?
    stiff, flexible, or medium shaft?
    even balance, head heavy or head light?
    beginner, intermediate, advance?
    wrist or shoulder type of player?
    short and explosive swing or long swing?

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    your strength and weaknesses--> strength: smashing / netting/ drop weakness: cross court clearence
    stiff, flexible, or medium shaft--> stiff
    even balance, head heavy or head light?--> head heavy
    beginner, intermediate, advance?--> intermediate
    wrist or shoulder type of player?--> more of wrist than shoulder
    short and explosive swing or long swing?--> explosive



    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by akboiboi View Post
    your strength and weaknesses--> strength: smashing / netting/ drop weakness: cross court clearence
    stiff, flexible, or medium shaft--> stiff
    even balance, head heavy or head light?--> head heavy
    beginner, intermediate, advance?--> intermediate
    wrist or shoulder type of player?--> more of wrist than shoulder
    short and explosive swing or long swing?--> explosive



    thanks
    I think it is easy, go for VT80 or MX80 or if you need something cheaper, maybe go for SW35

    VT80 and SW35 are pretty head heavy racket (good for smashing)
    speed is fine, but not a pretty fast racket
    this should not be a problem as you play singles (would be a problem if you use it for doubles as it is a little bit slow)


    MX80 is slightly head heavy which is certainly quicker than VT80 and SW35
    MX80 gives you more speed (certainly good for doubles and singles)
    also since it is less head heavy than VT80 and SW35, MX80 will not make you tire quickly (unlike the VT80 and SW35)

    it's up to you, all of them are stiff racket, and I believe MX80 is the stiffest out of all (CMIIW)
    I never use SW35 and VT80, but I use MX80 and I love MX80

    P.S: are you sure you want a stiff racket? if you have a hard time to do cross court clear, you might want to lower it slightly to medium stiff shaft

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    Voltric 80 would be good
    or the Armotec 900 Power

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    +1 for vt80 or sw35.

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    Thnks for the replies (:
    so now if i would to pick out of the 3 rackets recommended it would be either sw 35 or voltric 80 right?
    if so, what strings would be good at about 24 lbs of tension on either rackets?
    thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by akboiboi View Post
    Thnks for the replies (:
    so now if i would to pick out of the 3 rackets recommended it would be either sw 35 or voltric 80 right?
    if so, what strings would be good at about 24 lbs of tension on either rackets?
    thanks !
    You could try BG66 has a lot of power
    and if you want slightly more try BG66UM but the durability isn't that great as it loses tension within 2-3 weeks
    BG80 hard feeling.

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    SW35 if you are thinking of singles only... I have 23lbs on BG66UM and it's wonderful... But after a night of playing doubles with it... My should was very stiff...

    I prefer the AT900P over the VT80 for singles play... but VT80 is definitely a LOT faster for doubles.

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    victor bravesword 11, less stiff than superwave 35 but weight is about the same.

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    okays so now choices are at900p, sw 35, bs 11.
    come to think about it, what do you guys think about apacs rackets? i heard their lethal series are good.

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    I would say Arcsaber 10. But a friend of my can hit harder smashes with a head metallix 10000. He got both rackets.

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    how about a head heavy that costs <100 sgd? thanks
    i thinking of using it as my backup racket now

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