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    Quote Originally Posted by bananaQ View Post
    What's the advantage/disadvantage of oversize ISO over the regular size ISO?
    Same as Iso vs. Oval. Oversized Iso (i.e Yonex Mega Frame models) further enlarge the sweetspot, but the power seems lacking, unless you make up the difference with higher string tension.

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    Update: Can I prefer both?

    I use whichever iso or oval that's not broken.

    Iso being 9000-X
    Oval being Cab 20 or Cab 22

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot View Post
    Update: Can I prefer both?

    I use whichever iso or oval that's not broken.

    Iso being 9000-X
    Oval being Cab 20 or Cab 22
    LOL Have you broken a 9000-X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azn_123 View Post
    LOL Have you broken a 9000-X?
    Ironic you ask, about 6 hours ago.


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    Wow!! At 2 points as well! How did you do this one then?

    Edit - ahhhh - just saw the other thread - it was the same one as the hairline crack guessing game one. Take it it's another shuttle smash mishit then.
    Last edited by gsloh; 08-14-2007 at 06:01 AM.

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    isometric for me xD once i start using it, i cant stop. and my oval carbonex has been ostracized for years. >_>! it's like a backup for friends who forgot to bring their racquets

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot View Post
    Ironic you ask, about 6 hours ago.

    I found a broken Nanospeed 9000X, exactly like yours in a trash can. The frame broke at the same places, around the 2 O'clock and 4 O'clock position. Are those parts the weak points of Nanospeed 9000's ?

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    ^ wow... that is crazy I think i will stay away from 9x...

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    Oval frame has a better sweeter feeling when I hit with it. By the same token, off-center shot are amplified in vibration and loss of power.

    I bought my ISO mp21 thinking that it will be easier to play with. It is easier in that it is off-center-shots-friendly. But lacking much power and feel when it comes to shots that are hit right.

    I learned badminton with oval frames and so bought the 30ms for a try. Switching from ISO back to Oval was not a big deal nor an adjustment. But I get to hit better (90% shot in the center) and feel better. 2 minutes adjustment back to oval frames. Both rackets strung with BG80 at 25Lb.

    Frame size is very similar but the hitting area (sweet spot) is different in size and feel significantly.

    But note that flex is flexible for mp21 and stiff for carbonex 30ms. Not sure if it contributes to the difference in feel, speed, & power given the same string & tension.

    My preference : Carbonex 30ms.

    Iso mp21 over carbonex 30ms


    oval carbonex 30ms over iso mp21
    Last edited by otterfun; 11-09-2007 at 12:48 PM.

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    Iso's hace more power and a better feel but that is my opinion

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    Just curious, but what type is this? http://www.sweatbandbadminton.co.uk/...5&c=1744&d=413

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjaminhviid View Post
    Just curious, but what type is this? http://www.sweatbandbadminton.co.uk/...5&c=1744&d=413
    Definitely NOT oval, so they should be classified as ISO (IMHO)...

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    Tough to make such a large generalization. There are great rackets to be found with both oval and isometric heads.

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    Atm I prefer ISO rackets for being more forgiving after mistimed shots

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    Oval racquets have two great advantages over iso. One is much better maneuverability and the other is more uniform natural flex of the frame. The former moves the racquet around through the air faster. The latter gives you a more punchy shot, unlike say the iso NS 9000 X that gives you a somewhat time-delayed kick power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak View Post
    Oval racquets have two great advantages over iso. One is much better maneuverability and the other is more uniform natural flex of the frame. The former moves the racquet around through the air faster. The latter gives you a more punchy shot, unlike say the iso NS 9000 X that gives you a somewhat time-delayed kick power.
    how does it do this (both advantages)?
    im genuinely curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t3tsubo View Post
    how does it do this (both advantages)?
    im genuinely curious.
    Oval shape is more streamline, iso more squarish. Oval has smaller stringbed and hence less string resistance in addition to the reduced resistance from its shape vis-avis iso.
    The oval shape can be pressed or compressed inwards for it to spring back (regain) its original shape more uniformly. With high tension strings a hit on the springbed "compresses" the oval frame which then regains its shape to give the shuttle with that unique oval punchiness. The iso shape "kills" the flex that the oval has. The NS9000X or some iso racquets that have elastin try to copy that oval flex, but poorly.

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