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    Default Mizuno Wave Party 2!!

    My second set of Wave Fangs along with Mizuno bag! Thanks to my brother from Hong Kong and Japanese freind.Name:  July222013 039.jpg
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    nice shoes u got there. Mind to share your experience ? and what is the model ya?

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    I have posted about Wave Fangs before: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ave+papartying

    I think they are the best for grip of all brands, light, but with some structure as opposed to Yonex F1. Still a very low profile toe box with little wiggle room. The XT 2 (Blue) is more flexible due to the mesh, while VS (Red) is a little stiffer out of the box.

    I like the cleaner, larger, Japanese Mizuno Runbird logo. Some of the North American Mizuno and Asics designs aren't very clean and are overly complex.

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    A while back I read a new one is just around the block: Wave Fang RV (and also Wave Fang VS2 I see).

    http://www.mizuno.com.tw/04product/p...x?fid=5&tid=43


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    Is Mizuno Wave gate and wave fang the only series suitable for badminton?
    I was in a dilemma of getting mizuno wave gate or asics gel blade 3
    Thanks for all the pros.

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    Awesome find Demolidor!! You are always a great source! I think those colours are too pro for me. I was waiting on new ones so that I could get the old ones cheaper, but there were no more in my size.

    The Wave Gate are one level down and don't have the Mizuno XG rubber grippiness. They will be fine if you play on rubber courts. The ones with the space between the Wave will have better cushioning.

    I was disappointed in my Gel Blade 3. They were about $150 Cdn, heavy, and didn't really grip well. Great cushioning though!

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    Thanks for all recommendations!~
    I've bought a wave gate SMU Red because i can't find wave fang in the shop and he recommend me this. The shoes was quite budget and it is mid cut. The cushioning and grippiness was not bad but need to get used to mid cut shoe i think

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    Here are the weights in size 25.5 cm, US Men 7.5.

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    Is Mizuno Wave Lightning 2 suitable for badminton?
    how is it compared to Wave Fang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oasis View Post
    Is Mizuno Wave Lightning 2 suitable for badminton?
    how is it compared to Wave Fang?
    The wave lightning 2 are volleyball shoes. I have not worn this particular model but typically volleyball shoes have additional cushioning in the front portion to help absorb the impact on frequent jumps required in volleyball.

    Some badminton players prefer this additional cushioning as badminton footwork also requires a player to be on the balls of their feet for the most part.

    However, the volleyball shoes typically use a different material for the heel which I've personally found to have less traction than the material used in the front. I have had my heel slip out from under me on a number of occasions while wearing a pair of mizuno volleyball shoes. On one occasion, the slip caused me to tear a ligament in my ankle which ultimately required surgery to repair.

    The wave fang series have the best grip of any badminton shoes that I've personally used. They are also very comfortable and did not require any break-in time like the Yonex, Victor and Li-Ning shoes I've used before. I'm currently using a pair of wave fang pro.

    Again, I have not personally used the wave lightning 2 so please take the above only as my own experience with previous models.

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    thanks for the review. am currently using the older version of the wave fang and am considering to try Wave lightning Rx2.
    Wonder if its suitable for badminton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis View Post
    The wave lightning 2 are volleyball shoes. I have not worn this particular model but typically volleyball shoes have additional cushioning in the front portion to help absorb the impact on frequent jumps required in volleyball.

    Some badminton players prefer this additional cushioning as badminton footwork also requires a player to be on the balls of their feet for the most part.

    However, the volleyball shoes typically use a different material for the heel which I've personally found to have less traction than the material used in the front. I have had my heel slip out from under me on a number of occasions while wearing a pair of mizuno volleyball shoes. On one occasion, the slip caused me to tear a ligament in my ankle which ultimately required surgery to repair.

    The wave fang series have the best grip of any badminton shoes that I've personally used. They are also very comfortable and did not require any break-in time like the Yonex, Victor and Li-Ning shoes I've used before. I'm currently using a pair of wave fang pro.

    Again, I have not personally used the wave lightning 2 so please take the above only as my own experience with previous models.
    @oasis , Genghis has it summed up in his comment, however, if you are 170lbs and up, perhaps you could give it a go, but you run the risk of rolling your ankle, so I suggest for you to stick to the Mizuno Badminton Shoe range.

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    I would suggest you get the new Wave Fang RV if they are available. The Wave Lightning seem to have a similar overlay, but the heel is way higher. I find their volleyball shoes also have grey and other color patches on the soles for durability, not the best for grip.

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    got my mizuno wave fang rv last week....so far so good very light and good traction. reminds of the new lebron 11 shoes in terms of designName:  photo 1.jpg
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    Well, my first pair of Wave Fangs stopped gripping on the dirty floors that I play on after about 3 months. They still work well if I wash the sole the night before playing. Also, they were harder and lower than I remember.

    Your RV's look great! Let us know how they play? How much were they and where did you buy them? I was looking at getting cheaper Karakal or Dunlop on U.K. sites.

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    looks nice!

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    I got them from shuttle house. Unfortunately for me, they run out of stock so I have to wait for a number of weeks before they've received the new stock from Mizuno. But other than the delay, I was very happy with the shoes. If you are going to order from shuttle house, I suggest following up with them regularly and calling them via phone to facilitate the process

    Quote Originally Posted by dolbydog View Post
    Well, my first pair of Wave Fangs stopped gripping on the dirty floors that I play on after about 3 months. They still work well if I wash the sole the night before playing. Also, they were harder and lower than I remember.

    Your RV's look great! Let us know how they play? How much were they and where did you buy them? I was looking at getting cheaper Karakal or Dunlop on U.K. sites.

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