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    374 26.01%
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    AOTBE, oval will have better playability. Say if the widest length and width of the racquet frame are the same, the cross-section of the frame are the same with the same shaft dimensions, then oval is better. This is due to oval's ability to distort less than an iso shape with power shots. The difference is i a way similar to the difference between two identical racquets of any shape but with one using carbon graphite and the other uhmg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak View Post
    AOTBE, oval will have better playability. Say if the widest length and width of the racquet frame are the same, the cross-section of the frame are the same with the same shaft dimensions, then oval is better. This is due to oval's ability to distort less than an iso shape with power shots. The difference is i a way similar to the difference between two identical racquets of any shape but with one using carbon graphite and the other uhmg.
    playability is subjective.
    what u described is less racket distortion which u didnt translate that into what kind of performance improvement. U only talk about material mechanics, not helpful to a layman. I say this translates to better shot accuracy but that's a so minor improvement over iso because frame integrity is more dictated by bottom half than the shape difference at the top half of the racket.
    To most players, a bigger sweet spot is better playability, better in returning smashes because it is more forgiving if i mishit. Accuracy is not important when u just want to survive the smashing bombs or piercing rapid drives from your opponent. We are not like lin dan that has so much time to hit the shuttle.

    of course there is cab explosion but that is another issue

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    Oval ba...feeling the power is more concentrated and enable me for power shot...lol

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    After using oval shape racket all the while and now I started using iso... Feel like something is missing when I am using iso... Oval racket kinda give me the more concentrated power feeling kinda... Just my 2cent worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoNsTaR View Post
    After using oval shape racket all the while and now I started using iso... Feel like something is missing when I am using iso... Oval racket kinda give me the more concentrated power feeling kinda... Just my 2cent worth
    u mean http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...=cab+explosion

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    oh....ya....i think so...hahhaa

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    i havent played with an oval racket in decades. it seems to me that im very comfy with the iso racket. i cant even make a comparison. maybe ill try an oval racket soon...

    wee!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orensjuice View Post
    i havent played with an oval racket in decades. it seems to me that im very comfy with the iso racket. i cant even make a comparison. maybe ill try an oval racket soon...

    wee!!!
    I used oval Cab20 for years and so convinced myself that there is no way I can play with iso racket, until very recently, I switched to Apac Tantrum 130. Now, I am so used to the 130 that I cannot play with oval. My Cab 20s are collectible items now. The Apac is awesome racket and I want to get the Tantrum 230, 3 of them and string them at 25 lbs.

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    I used both iso and oval, i like them both. oval head feels better when the birdie touch the string. It feels more focus.

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    An oval frame has a smaller stringbed than an iso's. If you string an oval at the same tension as an iso, the oval will feel more taut. For the above average player, this can translate to more crispy shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indrato View Post
    I used both iso and oval, i like them both. oval head feels better when the birdie touch the string. It feels more focus.
    If you can use oval and iso back and forth without affecting your play in balance and control and even smashing, you must be very good. After using iso for a while now, I play with oval, and all my shots went whacky. I finally decied to replace my 3 Cab 20s ovals with 3 Apacs Tantrums at 25-27 lbs.

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    OTB,

    Send me those Cab20's!!!!

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    i started out with a cheap oval racket.then started palying seriously with an iso racket.for me playing with either iso or oval doesn't really matter.if theere are adjustments needed they'll be very minimal.

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    In my entire life , it's Carbonex for me , over shape .

    Carbonex 8 , Carb 9 , Carb 20Sp , Carb 30Sp .

    Until i bought Ti-10 , i gave and sold all over head rackets away .

    Out dated la Carbonex technolgy .

    Make no sense . When i 100% of my power using a Carb 30Sp racket , using a Ti-10 , i only use 75% of the strength .

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    I've only ever had Iso so don't know how Oval would feel.

    I'm thinking of a new racket so mightt look into trying out Oval.

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    Default Ovel transilates to more crisp feeling:->

    as the heading states ovels help me to translate more power to my shorts ..I also have MP 29Lt and AT 50 , all Iso's..But never fell in love with any of these...Still came back to my beloved Cab20 SP...I should say after nearly an year of gap it took me less than 4-5 rallies to settle in to old CAb20...Ovels all d way till now...
    ~^Anand...

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    all about marketing =D

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