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Thread: Carlton Fans Club
12-12-2012, 06:23 PM #52
in terms of power and control i have to say it goes t the VTT because the kinesis is just too light for me, my swing was completely off when i swung it for a few games. the medium stiff shaft of the VTT makes it a racket smack in the middle. medium weight, even balance, medium stiffness, very close to my personal fave spec from any racket. the kinesis is just too light for me, but it is very very fast. i turn into a brick wall in the front court with that racket, just that i'm not so accurate because my swing is off...hahahahaha. if they had a few grams overall to the weight of the racket being even balance, i would love the kinesis more. the VTT paint is great, since i love to see my own swing at the corner of my eye. but the twisted frame is very interesting on the kinesis as well. matte black is cool too.
12-13-2012, 06:41 AM #53
12-13-2012, 11:35 AM #54
12-13-2012, 07:12 PM #55
Doesn't the Kinesis have a thinner shaft? So whilst the resin is of the same strength, it'd be more flexible in actual use.
I didn't check if this is actually the case though, so there'd have to be confirmation, but considering the aerodynamics was the key to the racket, I wouldn't be surprised.
12-14-2012, 09:12 AM #56
Does anybody play with Carlton Razor V1.3 racket?
It is head light, has medium flexibility and weights 87g with Optimetric head shape.
I am begginer/lower intermediate player and this is my first higher priced racket... so i can not compare it with another rackets. Before Carlton I played with lower priced Yonex with flexible shaft and i can not say how much more control i have got now with Razor V1.3.
I was looking for Kinesis but at a price 180€ is a little too much. Razor racket V1.3 cost me only 75€ in SportsDirect shop here in Slovenia. I think it was quite a good deal.
So what do you guys think abut this racket?
12-14-2012, 10:07 AM #57
I bought it because i was looking for a medium flex light racquet, coming from using stiff and head heavy.
I find it very easy to play with, very forgiving - great backhands. It's also very fast, faster than anything else I own (BS12, VTT, Meteors including) except for the ZS - this is of course due to the lighter head and great aerodynamics. Surprisingly power is great too but in oder to generate power you need an explosive compact swing. It might take some time to adapt to it so don't rush to conclude it doesn't give you more control. Control is good, feels crisp and nicely balanced for a head light racquet.
12-14-2012, 01:39 PM #58
12-15-2012, 10:45 AM #59
I've been using carlton and only carlton since i started playing badminton, from aerogear fx900 to carbotec 707 and then to prototype v1.0.
Any prototype user here as well?
12-15-2012, 11:07 AM #60
12-15-2012, 11:32 AM #61
oh? is it? i thought it was different haha my bad
12-15-2012, 03:22 PM #62
Prototype was a prototype version of the razor. There are minor differences.
01-10-2013, 09:28 AM #63
My first own Badminton racquet .. Carlton Speed 80
lol.. MYR70.00 only i think -,-
Bought in 2006/07 ..
String were never replaced except for the grip ..
this racket quite overall heavy.. i think around U or 2U
I will make this for my practice racket (y)
01-10-2013, 11:18 AM #64
nice pix, cool racket!!!
01-18-2013, 01:23 PM #65
Hello, I'm a new member but I couldn't help but think that the Kinesis was just a rebranded Carlton TI Iso.
11-13-2013, 02:17 AM #66
Hi Guys .. Glad to see this thread. I am also Carlton fan. I have been using the Carlton 700 Fx for 15+ years and it still works for me. I have been thinking about moving to the Razor V1.0. If anyone can suggest if this is a good move given that i have been playing with the 700 fx for a while and also i live in Bangalore, India. It is tough to get the new Carlton rackets here. Any suggestions on that also would help
11-13-2013, 07:54 AM #67
12-06-2013, 12:08 PM #68
I am using a carlton racket 'air blade 30' from last two months . I found it to be fine but the grip size is 3g or something . I have strung it with BG65 at 23 lbs . If it was 5G it could have been better .
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