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07-09-2012, 11:11 AM #1
Intermediate is looking for a new Racket
Hi to all Fans of Badminton,
my name is Chris, I am 23 years old and come from Germany.
I am new to this forum and I introduced myself a few hours ago.
As you can read in the title I am searching a new Racket.
Currently I am playing a Babolat Satelite Nitro with Ashway ZyMax 67 at a tension of 9,5kg (21lbs). I also have a Carlton Vapour Trail Viper (BG 80, 10,5kg string tension) but I like the Babolat much more.
Both rackets are balanced but different in stiffness. The Carlton is a bit wobbly while the Babolat is stiffer. However the manufactorers label them as medium flex.
Most of the time I play singles but also doubles if the occasion arise.
A week ago I played a stiff and headheavy Yonex Amortec 900 Power and I loved it. The smashpower increases nearly to 150% according to the Babolat. One must consider that the racket was strung with a higher tension(24lbs) but the same string (Ashway ZyMax 67).
I just hit some balls and didn't really play a serious game.
Now I am a bit confused. Should I go for the AT900P, should I stay with my Satelite Nitro or should I buy another racket? Maybe somthing like the Arcsaber 10 or the Voltric 80 or so on.
Please let me know what you think about it and if a new racquet would be worth it.
How would you rate the Babolat Satelite Nitro according to the better Yonex racquets?
PS: Is it called "racket" or "racquet"?
PSS: This is my first English-speaking forum so please correct me if you find spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Thanks!
07-09-2012, 11:27 AM #2
Is it called "racket" or "racquet"?
As for rackets, the best thing to do is to try a few and see how you get on. I 'discovered' that tennistown.de will allow you to test some rackets if you can't borrow any from local stringer/friends.
07-09-2012, 11:38 AM #3
I've found the AT900P a very useful racket, though a little lacking on the defense side due to the stiffness and head-heaviness.
I've also got a few rackets reviewed on my blog if you're interested in reading.
It's a hobby of mine to try out different types of rackets and write about how they have performed for me. Feel free to comment, and hope you find a dream racket soon!
07-09-2012, 11:46 AM #4
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07-09-2012, 11:59 AM #6
07-09-2012, 12:40 PM #7
07-09-2012, 03:47 PM #8
both work for me now.
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