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    Default new racket needed

    Hey folks new to the site today,

    I am currently looking for a new bat!

    I am needing a little help baseline to baseline therefore maybe not a stiff flex, after searching for weeks I would idealy like an arcsaber 7 style or arcsaber 100 ltd if any still available at sale prices both these rackets are stated to be a little head heavy although not too much?

    As these types of racket may be too expensive for me, are there bargains to be had?
    I am looking midrange prices around 50.00 quid maybe a little more

    The Head range jumps out with the big saving
    Head power metallix 8000 a45.00
    also the YONEX nanospeed 500 or 850 at 50.00
    Yonex Voltric 7 67.00
    Ashaway kevlar 7000sq 50.00
    Wilson K tour 49.00

    I have very limited knowledge thus far on other brands
    any help would be appreciated

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    50 quids?
    I think you are lucky that in sports direct, they have huge discount on two good rackets:


    Carlton prototype V1.0
    http://www.sportsdirect.com/carlton-...brktc13-729007
    Weight: 84g
    Balance: Even balance
    Flex: Medium
    Length: 670mm
    Headshape: Optimetric (Oval)
    Construction: Japanese HM Carbon

    and Head power helix 10000:
    http://www.sportsdirect.com/head-pow...-racket-726026
    • Head Shape: Traditional Head Power Frame
    • Racket Weight: 88g
    • Racket Flex: Medium Stiff
    • Frame Composition: 80% High Modulus Graphite, 20% regular Graphite
    • Shaft Composition: Hot Melt Graphite
    • Racket Head size: 360cm2
    • Racket Balance: 288mm (more or less even balance)
    • Racket Length: 675mm

    the only thing that I don't like from sports direct is that you cannot ask them to restring your racket (so spend another 10-15 bucks if you want to restring it with much better string and at your preferred tension)
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    the carlton protoype seems like a good deal.

    My friend bought 2 and says it plays better than his yy arc 8.

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    Default Dubious about Sports Direct prices

    Hi thanks for the ideas have looked into them,

    I am a little cynical about anything Carlton from sports direct as they own carlton and stock their shops full of models and variants not found anywhere else for sale in the marketplace, at supposedly huge discounts.
    I have purchased a carlton racket from them before and returned it after it proved pretty useless with no power to it at all

    Will keep looking,
    Now an arcsaber 5 may be within price and the reviews on Paul Stewarts site are pretty good and would seem to suit my style of play

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    well.. my mate seems to break his rackets at a regular basis. So he is always looking for a good deal in the 50-60 quid range. Who knows what he will try next after breaking his carltons.

    good luck on finding the perfect racket for your style of play.

    My current 2 rackets are the sotx woven 8a and a wilson k-lite.

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