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    Default Are the rackets the pros use different than the ones we use?

    I was chatting with my friend's wife. She has connections to the badminton world in Indonesia and she said that the rackets that the pros use are different than the ones distributed to the masses by Sunrise (even though it's the same model). The rackets pros use are stronger and can take higher tension. They have different code on the racket than the ones meant for sale.

    So....can anyone confirm if this is true or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinkySmasher View Post
    I was chatting with my friend's wife. She has connections to the badminton world in Indonesia and she said that the rackets that the pros use are different than the ones distributed to the masses by Sunrise (even though it's the same model) (May be. Some pros ask different spec than the one that is provided by the region). The rackets pros use are stronger and can take higher tension (Again, May be. If Sunrise offer 4UG5 [AT900p=max recommend tension 24lb] and pro ask for 3UG4 [AT900p=max recommend tension 25lb]) . They have different code on the racket than the ones meant for sale (in SE Asia may be [IP vs SP], not in US).

    So....can anyone confirm if this is true or not?
    Anyone can speculate and say whatever they want. What I just posted are facts. But these facts mean very little.
    Please do a little more research over other posts. You will find your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinkySmasher View Post
    I was chatting with my friend's wife. She has connections to the badminton world in Indonesia and she said that the rackets that the pros use are different than the ones distributed to the masses by Sunrise (even though it's the same model). The rackets pros use are stronger and can take higher tension. They have different code on the racket than the ones meant for sale.

    So....can anyone confirm if this is true or not?
    if I'm not wrong, yes, they have different version of the racket even though same model
    I remember KP cone code, people in Chinese forum checked it and it has slimmer shaft
    which makes it easier to break (that's why KP code is cheaper than normal KR code) also it has no warranty

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    yes, i was talking to a li ning rep, he said that the pro rackets have 50t carbon and retail ones have 40t carbon or something like that. (only remember 50 and 40)

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    It has been discussed before that if a pro likes a certain balance point and weight, they will be supplied with that balance point and weight for that racquet, as all racquets have a +/- for things the suppliers aim to get them the same specs that they like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    yes, i was talking to a li ning rep, he said that the pro rackets have 50t carbon and retail ones have 40t carbon or something like that. (only remember 50 and 40)
    1) So, Indo LiLing rep admit they sell inferior products to customer? WOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    1) So, Indo LiLing rep admit they sell inferior products to customer? WOW.
    it's not Li ning indo? swizz location in NZ, I dunno

    and I believe 50T is out of our budget, most likely too expensive for us mortal?
    someone said it before (I think kwun) the main reason why manufacturer use up to 40T is because it is not cost effective
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    is it
    there's a number of apacs high-end rackets that comes with 50-tonne shaft
    and their price is still cheap

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    Interesting subject and a question I did ask before as a kid but never really found an answer to.

    More input needed from those who know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R20190 View Post
    Interesting subject and a question I did ask before
    You and about two dozen have asked before and felt the need to start a whole new thread again . Better define "pro" first ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    yes, i was talking to a li ning rep, he said that the pro rackets have 50t carbon and retail ones have 40t carbon or something like that. (only remember 50 and 40)
    I think you are confusing N-series (the National team series) uses T50 etc. with the UC (Ultracarbon series) uses T40 etc. that use different materials. I know some pros using Li-Ning rackets and they get the rackets from the same batches as retail, so absolutely no diffference between retail and what the best players like JO uses..

    With Yonex, there have always been discussion about this as they have different batches / serials for PRO rackets and retail.. For example DP for danish sponsored players andd DK for "mortals" in the serial number.. same with "old" Koread KP, KR i suppose...

    But I have tried both DP and DK rackets but have not found any significant differences.. Maybe more stringent QC, but it is hard to confirm this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by demolidor View Post
    You and about two dozen have asked before and felt the need to start a whole new thread again . Better define "pro" first ...
    I didn't ask the question here! The internet was not invented when I was a kid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R20190 View Post
    I didn't ask the question here! The internet was not invented when I was a kid!
    Fair enough ... KinkySmasher up there has a knack of beginning new threads with topics that have been done to death

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