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    that is way too much info for me ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamzz View Post
    picked up my old cab21sp again after quite a while last month, and it has been performing beautifully. i'd forgotten what a joy it is to use (and have since purchased another!), but i must say, after a couple of hours of continuous use, the arm does then to ache and moving on to an armortec does provide some relief ...
    was your old cab21 had old thick string? try putting bg66/85 on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamzz View Post
    that is way too much info for me ....
    go to sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    was your old cab21 had old thick string? try putting bg66/85 on it
    bg85 @ 25 lbs, strung in december.
    i lent it to someone who broke my strings, so had it restrung, which is turning out to be a blessing in disguise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    go to sleep
    it's only 9pm here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamzz View Post
    picked up my old cab21sp again after quite a while last month, and it has been performing beautifully. i'd forgotten what a joy it is to use (and have since purchased another!), but i must say, after a couple of hours of continuous use, the arm does then to ache and moving on to an armortec does provide some relief ...
    but that could also be that the AT is ligher than your cab21. correct me if i'm wrong, but doesnt the cab run at 2u, while you can get 3u and 4u ATs? plus, the AT is head heavy, so it carries some of the work for you.

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    yup, that's exactly it.
    also, it does feel like the cab21 is stiffer than the at900t.
    all in all, i've found that starting with the cab21 and then moving on to either the ti10 or at900 after 2 hours is just about the right balance at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhirata View Post
    I realised a while ago that my toilet is ISO-shaped. Therefore it has a larger sweetspot which means it's easier to use compared to the oval-shaped toilet at my grandmother's house . But the oval-shaped toilet has more 'bang' factor somehow, which isn't really good when I'm using it.. very disgusting.
    To add to this, I prefer my iso-shaped table spoon as well. Bigger sweetspot = easier to scoop the food

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    I love how the Oval heads seem to give me a stronger smash when I hit the sweetspot, however ever since I switched to Iso, I find it harder and harder to hit that sweetspot because the Iso head shape is so different than the Oval.

    So Iso it is.

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    yeah, the main purpose of the iso head is the bigger sweetspot. which is why i find it easier to switch to the iso after a couple of hours with the oval, once i get tired the iso feels better because it's more forgiving. and lighter as someone pointed out.

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    I've just tried playing with my cab 21 after shifting to an iso racket. I must say that there's something that ovals have that iso's cannot match and that's the 'feel'. Iso's are more forgiving I agree but the feel of hitting with ovals allows me not just more power, but better control as well.

    Too bad manufacturers are pushing the sales of iso's more than ovals as if iso's are clearly the better racket.

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    Iso since all the top quality rackets are iso nowadays.

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    Iso for me since most of the rackets available are Iso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow64 View Post
    Iso since all the top quality rackets are iso nowadays.
    Most expensive does not equal to top quality. For example. Cab20 and Cab30ms are both top quality racquets. However, these are consider mid price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    Most expensive does not equal to top quality. For example. Cab20 and Cab30ms are both top quality racquets. However, these are consider mid price range.
    To rephrase, I mean there are a lot more choices in top quality Iso rackets compared to oval shaped. The industry seems to be heading towards Iso shaped, since most of the new designs that come out are Iso.

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    The Carbonex 'top of the line' racquets are quite resilient given its popularity with many players who used them before. CAB21 and CAB20 kept coming back with new color designs, some alleged that they are not the same as the original ones that came out years ago. They are perfectly decent racquets for their superb handling and robustness even though they are priced as mid-end racquets. The technology and material YY used to make them doesn't change as much after their re-introduction as the 'top of the line' Isos. The cost of R&D doesn't influence the pricing of the cab line as the new Isos. In this regard, the cab buyer come out ahead because he doesn't have to splurge as much to get a good racquet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow64 View Post
    To rephrase, I mean there are a lot more choices in top quality Iso rackets compared to oval shaped. The industry seems to be heading towards Iso shaped, since most of the new designs that come out are Iso.

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    Iso gives better power of smashing. The sound is even louder than Oval (personal xp). Exterior design is futuristic too. With all this point, i like it very much as it boost confidence even for a not so advanced player like me. It is a very marketable racquet in ISO shaped.
    Last edited by jeffng; 05-19-2008 at 11:54 AM.

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