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11-24-2012, 07:15 AM #1
Can I use 8DX good for singles? Or only Doubles?
Is the Arcsaber 8dx good for singles? I've heard that it's mainly for doubles due to its quick defence, or something along those lines. Is it possible to play singles with it without a disadvantage?
11-24-2012, 08:40 AM #2
if arc10 is a good singles racket, then I you would think 8dx would be ok too - for those that can handle the stiffness.
11-24-2012, 04:44 PM #3
8dx is extra stiff so it could be used for doubles because of its quickness. depends on your way of playing. if you have a quick swing speed and don't have much whip in your swing.
11-25-2012, 02:26 PM #4
the 8dx is a nice racket, it's nice and responsive so I enjoyed using it for singles and doubles in the past. Slight head heaviness was good for singles and stiffness made it nice for doubles.
To look at international players for both singles and doubles, KKK (malaysian doubles) used to use it for doubles. Kevin Cordon (guatemala singles) used to use it for singles so it really depends on you.
11-25-2012, 06:45 PM #5
The REAL QUESTION should be:
Am I good enough to play BOTH SINGLES and DOUBLES ? rather than the racquet ...
Singles and doubles are two totally different game requiring different mindset, strategies, coordination etc etc .... can you cope with them ?
Personally, I am a singles player and occasionally doubles but I can tell you, I SUCK BIG TIME when playing doubles .... the type of shots my partners play sometimes are not what I preferred and vice versa, so a lot of "hastily" rearranged strategies by everyone along the way .... very stressful !!
Singles on the other hand, requires excellent court coverage, significantly more so than doubles, do you have the footwork to do so ?
So, there are DIFFERENT KEY aspects to look at ... the last thing is the racquet ... IMHO
Last edited by maxout; 11-25-2012 at 06:52 PM.
11-26-2012, 08:35 AM #6yeah, i think so, if you have a quick swing speed and don't have much whip in your swing.
11-28-2012, 06:59 AM #7
please explain how you can get quick swing speed with no 'whip'. What do you mean by whip?
11-28-2012, 12:52 PM #8
12-02-2012, 01:31 AM #9
It's a better doubles racket than singles. For singles, it was rather difficult to produce enough power for deep backhand clears.
12-06-2012, 07:28 AM #10
i strongly agree. very difficult to clear, especially backhand clears
12-06-2012, 09:29 AM #11
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12-06-2012, 10:38 AM #13
It's my main racket, I have no issues with power with it. I don't have the typical badminton physique though. If you lack power in your body (not strength, power) it's not the racket for you.
12-06-2012, 02:39 PM #14
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12-07-2012, 12:46 AM #16
Last edited by NeverWalkAlone; 12-07-2012 at 12:48 AM.
12-07-2012, 07:31 AM #17
never blame the equipment? I want you to backhand clear with a 15lb tension 1961 wooden badminton racket from one side of the court to the other.