i don't mind paying under $60USD for a "chinese" racket, but anything more expensive i want at least a "taiwanese" racket.
bahh!! come on... :P the chinese's known for good quality stuffs too.. for centuries of excellent craftmanship.. porcelain... ceramics.. wood carvings.. jades... paintings..
its only after the post-cultural revolution and rapid industralizations that have had lead to the creation of a social stigma that chinese products often are inferior and.. overpriced.. if it doesnt cost only a few dollars...>.<
I'm getting my Gosen Ryoga Ouji next week! heard that Shuttle house already sold out
being doing all the research...
1) Shaft made in Japan
2) assemble in China (like wise with all the Yonex rackets)
From what i see... paintwork and quality are top-notch!
Ouji supposed to be grouped under the light headed racket... Hopefully i can do a review based on the comparism with my NS9900 and NR800.
anyway i favoured heavy head over light head for the smashing power!
light head rackets for me is just for toying with players that is not skilled.
Do not think that light head racket is easily to use.. as faster timing and strength are needed more than heavy head when comes to attacking play!
maybe when i'm home i'll share some pictures i took of the ougi.. its a beauty, which is why i havent played with it much. these few days i had been toying with the issen instead, but have to be very careful not to swing too hard or overswing to prevent my elbow injury from popping up again
a better comparison for NS9900/NR800 would be the shiden instead though.. the ougi does not entirely feel that light, and despite its rating at stiffness +2, the longer handle with shorter shaft makes it feel, stiff
I finally received my GOSEN Ryoga Ougi yesterday in Australia. So happy that there's an official distributor there now. Will be testing it out later tonight. Previously used the GOSEN Ryoga Shiden with the R4X110, and loved it. Hope the Ougi lives to my expectations =)
One of the fastest racquet I've ever used and highest quality paint work. I've used the VICTOR Bravesword 10, 11, 12 and LYD, YONEX Nanoray 800 and Nanospeed 9900, and the GOSEN Ougi provides the most power and speed for the same specification. Obviously not as light as the YONEX Arc Saber FB, but it's remarkable. Easier to get used to than the GOSEN Ryoga Shiden, and it has a larger sweet spot. I think the Shiden gives me more control, but the Ougi is so fast. Still trying to get used to it =)