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09-26-2012, 09:47 PM #1
AAARRGGHHH - broke my "old" Carbonex 20 !!!!
My "dumb-ass" junior also koyak his VT-7 .... sheeessshhhhhhhhh .... JUMPING SMASH my ass ... his follow-through whacked my Cab 20 !!!
Really heart-breaking game last night ....
I "SWEAR" I WILL "NEVER" PLAY DOUBLES AGAIN !!!! -
" ... " - maybe until after next FULL MOON ...
Last edited by maxout; 09-26-2012 at 09:50 PM.
09-26-2012, 10:21 PM #2
I'm also a Carbonex 20 fan and down to my last 3. They see action (doubles too) as I believe the best racquets deserve to die in battlefield.
At least you could still get them (Cab20 orange). Unlike MP99, AT800 etc.
Whenever I find a Yonex racquet that suits me, I now stock up.
09-27-2012, 01:48 AM #3
BTW, the joker said, now we both can go shopping for a new Victor Bravesword 11 !! I told him I will still beat him up with my "even older" Blacken B8100 ....
Now, my spare weapon is coming into play - Carbonex 8000Ti , also a good performer, phew ....
09-27-2012, 06:06 AM #4
How old is your "old" Cab20? By your story in the other thread it didn't sound too old and probably the same as the "new" Cab20SP you are referring to above?
09-27-2012, 06:45 AM #5
09-27-2012, 06:56 AM #6
09-27-2012, 07:00 AM #7
Does it have a modern cone code and serial number already? 6 digit+2 letter cone code, then it is probably the same as today's version or did you read of any change lately?
09-27-2012, 07:45 AM #8
09-27-2012, 09:02 PM #9
09-27-2012, 09:17 PM #10
Anyway, right now, I am using my spare weapon Carbonex 8000Ti ... surprisingly, I like it and feels pretty good in my hand too !!!
I have checked the shops here (AJ, S-Power, Sports Direct - they are my regulars) - all of thm only carry Cab20SP 3U G4 .... I am looking for a CAB20 (without the SP) 3U G5 ... still searching, may have to make a special order ....
Until then, it is my Cab 8000 Ti that will be swishing around ....
09-27-2012, 11:25 PM #11
BTW, I am down to my last 8.
Interesting about the orange cab20 - something for me to test out.
09-28-2012, 12:31 AM #12
I don't know why but Cab20 is weird when it comes to durability. I've seen some survived abuse (heavy clashes etc), yet some others are fragile & breaks easily.
A guy I play with still has the ancient one. Unfortunately he's not selling it :'(
In terms of closeness to the original I'd go like this (all 1st hand experience):
Cab20 > Cab20 (orange colour) > Cab20 SP > Cab20 Special > Cab20 Tour
09-28-2012, 12:57 AM #13
09-28-2012, 03:14 AM #14
But for what it's worth I believe you can still buy a JP code Cab20 and also US
Last edited by demolidor; 09-28-2012 at 03:17 AM.
09-29-2012, 07:50 AM #15
Case in point: this is the SP/Sunrise racket chart: there is no such thing as a "Cab20SP". It is simply a SP code Cab 20 ... , Cab 20 Special though is/was indeed a different racket.
10-01-2012, 04:34 AM #16
Pictures of the racquets in question. On the first image, bottom up are:
1. Carbonex 20 (orange) - 2 years old
2. Carbonex 20 SP - 11 years old
3. Carbonex 20 SPECIAL - 13 years old
Years = years owned, approximate. Both the SP & Special were last ones in stock (so who knows how long they've been sitting there), found in tiny stalls in Jakarta (Indonesia).
I also have a Cab21 SP (dark blue) - my oldest surviving racquet. Good, but not as good as Cab20 in my hand
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10-09-2012, 04:07 AM #17
Yep that is regular Cab 20 from SP region. Likewise there is also Cab20CH for China distribution code, also in ori colour. My old original Cab21 were also SP code/Cab21SP from Jakarta (as also my Aerotus 80SP )