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09-25-2012, 06:23 AM #35
Here come the other brands in the mix.. Apacs, Carlton, Wilson.
- 3U head light or 4U even balance
- Medium flex
- Isometric frame
- Speed features (i.e thin shaft, frame)
- Decent power
- Excellent for shot placement
Perhaps you could make the above list as a checklist and run few of the shortlisted rackets through it. The racket that ticks the maximum boxes is the one you should go for.
09-25-2012, 07:31 AM #36
Sounds like you are looking for Arcsaber 7
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09-25-2012, 10:57 AM #37
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09-25-2012, 11:03 AM #38
09-25-2012, 07:20 PM #39
I think the Yonex Arcsaber 9 FL (4U) would also fit the bill well.
09-25-2012, 07:45 PM #40
09-25-2012, 08:20 PM #41
Theoretically though it doesn't make sense to buy Carbonex 20 now so I can't justify it.
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09-25-2012, 08:35 PM #42
I am always happy to oblige and indulge them with the caveat IF they break it, they buy me a NEW CAB 20 !!
BTW, do give Victor Bravesword 11 a good look, it really plays well for both singles and doubles. Reason why I don't own one is because I prefer Carbonex - all things being equal. Should one day, there are no more new replacement Cab 20 on Earth, I will switch over to BS11.
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09-25-2012, 08:49 PM #43
Last point that I want to say here is to look for a racquet that suits your style of play and that you play BEST with it ... don't get sucked in by the manufacturer's marketing hype ... once you get the "right combination" of racquet, string and tension ... stick with it for as long as you can and then focus on improving your techniques until you reach the next level ....
09-25-2012, 08:55 PM #44
I used to use the cab20 in the beginning of my foray into carbon graphite racquets. As what happens, it got swopped around for various different racquets over a number of years.
Slim 10 came and went, Isometric came and went and I went back to a carbonex 22 (quite stiff racquet). One day an old guy asked me to try carbonex 20 agian. I was a bit reluctant - it was already an old model and I had used it before. Anyway, the guy was quite persistent in me trying it out. No harm to try right? Hmm, felt quite OK. Try out for longer - hey, feels comfortable. Ask around a bit and it seemed a lot of ex-international players give it an endorsment. I buy a couple of second hand ones to use and train with. It becomes even more comfortable so I started using it regularly.
Watch TV and I see the racquet being used to win the Olympic final, WC semifinal and WC final in the years 2000 to 2003. That's nearly twenty years after it first came out! I am still using it now.
09-25-2012, 11:22 PM #45
AT900 is stiff compared to most on the list too, so I would take that out. I personally would take the Arc10 out, but that's just my preference.
Then you can decide between head heavy, even balance, and head light and take out a large portion of the list, with only two or three to choose from in each category. At that point you can just choose based on price, availability, and most importantly testing them out! Much easier to test 3 rackets out than 10+!
09-25-2012, 11:38 PM #46
The longer this thread goes, the more suggestion you will get... they have been making a point here, aren't they???
09-26-2012, 04:09 AM #47
09-26-2012, 04:10 AM #48
recommendation / comparison to buy good racquet
i play doubles also and i want to buy racquet and i want to buy either prince or carlton and i know yonex is good but want to try something new and i am a hard hitter and some times i play as defender but mostly hitter and i am staying at malaysia and give me a good suggestion and that is selling malaysia and i want to buy this week..
09-26-2012, 04:34 AM #49
There was a mention about Carlton Vapour Trail Tour somewhere up this thread. Since you have a specific brand preference, you could consider that.
09-26-2012, 04:49 AM #50
how if i want to buy carlton kinesis? vapour is good or kinesis is good for doubles?
09-26-2012, 09:29 AM #51