10-25-2011, 01:04 AM #1
Apacs Lethal 70 and Tantrum 200/300
Every review I see, many people seems to say that these two rackets are the best things since sliced bread. Are they really that good? How do they compare to high end Yonex/Victor/Lining at half the price?
10-25-2011, 07:45 AM #2
Whether a racket is great, this is subjective in my opinion. Every player has their own preference and expectations.
That said, there are many people who believe L70 and T300 are amongst the great rackets in the market (especially value).
Antony from UK has written good reviews on these rackets, check them out:
Apacs Tantrum T300 review
Apacs Lethal 70 review
Having owned both of these rackets as well as Yonex, I must say I like both T300 and L70 a lot.
For simple reasons, I find these rackets fit my playing style and have no complaints about them.
10-26-2011, 11:42 PM #3
10-27-2011, 02:29 AM #4
10-27-2011, 03:38 AM #5
10-27-2011, 04:38 AM #6
T200 is good in smashing. I can smash harder with T200 compare to, say BS09 or VT80(im not that good to handle VT80). L70, i have no idea.
10-27-2011, 01:03 PM #7
In terms of smashing, I find L70 more powerful and effective. But to get that effect, you need to push it a little bit harder than T300. I find L70 is more suited with offensive play.T300 is also good with offense. In fact, this is a good all round racket, which is great for attack and defense.
10-27-2011, 04:24 PM #8
Which one of these racquets are more flexible?
10-28-2011, 12:17 AM #9
both are stiff if im not mistaken. and if you wish to have more flexible shaft, go for T500...
10-28-2011, 02:02 AM #10
When I break the string, I used a different racket and it affects my play. So when I see player keep changing racket during play, that I don't understand. Rackets at the high end differs so little from each other, but a lot of people's mentally is to go get the latest believing it is the greatest. Well, good businiess for LN and YY, and good for us all otherwise they will be no sponsors for all these SS we are watching. APAC LT50/T200 cost <50% of top end YY and LN.
Just the thought I paid cheap for a LT50 than a YY/LN, that inspires me to play better, why spend more when I don't have to?
I think APAC is too polite to tell you the problem is not with APAC racket since so many people attest that the racket is good, but it is the player
10-28-2011, 07:26 AM #11
I second to OTB comments. Every player has their own preference and expectation on racket. What works for you may not be the same for another player who shares similar playing style. I am sure there are those who tried Apacs and said "on, it's no good" and still prefered their Yonex, that's fine. But there are many others who disagree. When I first hold a Apacs and find the racket suits my play, at half of the price of mainstream brands, hey, I know it's a great deal (value). I'm now a Apacs fan.
10-28-2011, 08:07 AM #12
P.s Apacs if you want me to run testing evenings in Scotland i am happy to do so
10-28-2011, 08:46 AM #13
What is the problem exactly? Is it too stiff/too flex/too heavy? Have you check the BP/racket length? Change strings? There must be one or more of these things that's gone horribly wrong in the production process for good players deeming a racket unplayable.
10-28-2011, 06:57 PM #14
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10-29-2011, 12:34 AM #17
have not been to Scotland or the UK, one day for sure I would. UK is expensive, more so than Canada, as my colleague told me. As for MAS, shopping is cheap if you factor in the currency conversion, especially with your pound and shop till you drop that is true, the beaches are nice, the food (being an ex-malaysian myself I am bias) I can only dream about, the people (I am referring to my childhood friends, brother and sisters) are great and warm, now...as for sunny...err, that may be a little too hot for me after 30+ years living in Canada and the humidity, air pollution and the darn mosquitoes (they know where to find me) those are another story to tell
Now, if you like the YY/LN high end rackets, go for it, life is short. If I am a lot younger, I would buy the best racket I could, but these days, badminton for me is just socializing with friends and accompanying my wife as she indulge in playing the sport and probably an over-the-hill, late bloomer
Last edited by OneToughBirdie; 10-29-2011 at 12:44 AM.
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