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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
03-07-2013, 09:45 AM #766
03-07-2013, 10:09 AM #767
Looks very much like the ArcZS. Rather light, even balance, medium shaft. The ArcZS is not stiff, nor is it really head heavy (the balance might be, but then the weight would have to be rather low...it's definitely a low swing wt).
03-07-2013, 10:28 AM #768
03-07-2013, 10:38 AM #769
03-07-2013, 10:45 AM #770
I had this one and a ZS TH, both were not head heavy. Neither was stiff. If your AT700 and ZS have the same BP and weight, somethings wrong With string and no heavy grip it should be in 310+ territory.
Edit: which generation AT700 is that? I only know the one LD used, which is basically the same as the N90 (which I own)...
03-07-2013, 05:27 PM #771
On the BBE webshop iirc the second gen was listed as more headheavy as well and 4U's are a little more headheavy in general as well when measured (which are the only ones sold in the US and perhaps responsible for the more extreme measurements reported )
BBE AT700 old: 298mm +/-3mm (http://www.bbeshop.com/yonex/yonex2005/racket_at700.htm)
BBE AT700 new: 302mm +/-3mm (http://www.bbeshop.com/yonex/yonex20...t_at700new.htm)
- Adidas ... yada yada yada ... all in ... . Shoes rrp 100 euro I believe, store price <=90?
- As for the marks on Axelsen's shoe, that is where the AdiTuff extra protection is added and Shintaro Ikeda went through the AdiTuff on a pair of the old model in 2 months ... and frankly it looked tougher on said model
Last edited by demolidor; 03-07-2013 at 05:39 PM.
03-07-2013, 05:51 PM #772
I'm more interested on the quality and pricing of their feather shuttlecocks.
03-07-2013, 06:15 PM #773
03-07-2013, 06:31 PM #774
Well, if the shoe held up 2 months with Ikeda, it's definitely good! I have killed 4 or 5 pairs of shoes at that spot (most of them Yonex), and it's usually after 2 or 3 months. In the last season, I went through 3 pairs of shoes (Season started in September) - 1 Victor 9000Ace (had used it for 2,5 months prior, so it lasted 3 months), which got a hole where the left big toe is, 1 Yonex SHB86, which had the hole on the side (just like in Axelsen's pic) and just tore completely in a training session, and 1 SH-F1M which had that hole as well, which I sent into retirement because the dampening was just gone (right heel).
In the 3 years I've been playing, I went through a total of 10 pairs, being on my 11th now.
So a pro's shoe lasting 2 months doesn't bother me much
03-07-2013, 07:36 PM #775
03-07-2013, 08:53 PM #776
03-07-2013, 10:54 PM #777
If i wear out shoes in the same speed as you, i might end up buying Astec or Flypower shoes, instead of Yonex or those expensive brand . On top of that, i will buy racket once in two year, instead of once in a year.
03-08-2013, 05:29 AM #778
03-08-2013, 05:43 AM #779
From what I remember of the Z-slash the adipower tour is a lot more stable. In fact it felt incredibly stable for a more flexy racket. I went back to trying to the panda power trinity 2 last night for comparison and the tour was more stable than it and on par with the MX80 (not quite as solid feeling on impact though).
j4ckie, I wouldn't say the tour or the z-slash is light. Both are a fairly "normal" weight for a badminton racket. Especially with the oncoming silliness of the flash-boost. I would say the tour is around the weight of most Victor rackets, including the MX80 and also the balance of the MX80, 70 and 60. It is probably why I could adjust very quickly to it.
The adipower zero or F500 on the other hand are not much lighter but they have a very light swing weight. It was like a feather. They also weren't quite as stable, but that might have been from me mis-hitting a lot more with them.
03-08-2013, 05:51 AM #780
any length differences will be illusion of some sort. the handles are shorter compared to Yonex.
As for the shuttles, they were very good, not sure what type they were, I forgot to look. Flight was consistent and they didnít want to break. The Adidas rep missed a tube when he was packing up so we used them up after he had gone. After a bit of hitting around half court and a game of singles (which ended 21-19) the shuttle still looked brand new. Admittedly me and the person I was playing against donít slice or mis-hit much but I was expecting it to look a little worse for wear. However with Kwun suggesting the price of them wonít please anyone I am not surprised they are very good!
03-08-2013, 06:40 AM #781
Concerning the racket length - if they were in fact shorter, you would've noticed. 1cm shorter makes a huge difference, you'd mishit all over the place
Hoping the handles aren't too short though - I like longer handles, like on the N70. Makes me grip higher around the net (as I always grip with my index finger just below the cone when serving/attempting a kill...)
03-08-2013, 08:29 AM #782
http://heppo.no/mediaarchive/1246792...-w-1028638.jpg) rather than the canvas looking thing on the first version and the upcoming 'new' BT Feather ... Maybe the old stuff works better than the plastic . But you are right: the hours a pro turns in in 2 months will last a normal user half a season to a season. But the model is too narrow for me anyway to even consider trying it ...
Last edited by demolidor; 03-08-2013 at 08:34 AM.