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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
05-14-2013, 10:06 AM #1327
Can I ask where you are from and if you had to pay any tax on your package (customs)? Do you happen to know what price the package is marked at (or if there is any papers with the price attached to the package)?
05-14-2013, 10:56 AM #1328
http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/lear...r/wtbalswt.php (disregard the whereabouts of the balance point in that article since it pertains to tennis rackets)
"For equal weight racquets, the closer the balance point (center of mass) is to your hand, the less force (torque) you need to hold the racquet up horizontal to the ground (holding at the handle)."
Assuming the VT80 weighed roughly the same, this is why the Duoforce feels lighter. A 4U AT800D is still a headheavyish racket, so when simply picking it up (by the handle) it could very well still feel heavier than a 3U headlight DuoForce ...
Last edited by Cheung; 05-15-2013 at 04:10 AM.
05-14-2013, 06:43 PM #1329
I couldn't resist I had to order Duoforce & power hybrid strings.... can't wait but did anyone else that ordered have to pay extra taxes at the checkout ? I had to pay about £12 extra
05-15-2013, 07:05 AM #1330
I think I'm going to smash as hard if not harder with this racket. Because of the good weight distribution, I feel this racket will perform better than my AT800 DE whether it's offensively or defensively. Like I said before, I'm still shocked that this is a 3U racket. However, there's no way this racket is going to be as maneuverable as the Arc FB. It's just not possible when the Duoforce is 20g+ heavier than the FB.
05-15-2013, 07:06 AM #1331
05-15-2013, 11:26 AM #1332
in golf clubs, there is a rating system for swing weights but really it's complicated and too much techno stuff involved
so, cut it short, if it swings right, that's the swing weight you'll be used to
Adding extra wrap (extra weight) will in theory change the swing weight of the racket, but the change is just so small to notice
Leave the technical stuff to the manufacturer and enjoy your new weapon
05-15-2013, 11:28 AM #1333
unboxing of the Precision Pro and Adipower Tour:
05-15-2013, 11:40 AM #1334
kwun is evil!!!
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05-15-2013, 11:53 AM #1335
05-15-2013, 12:07 PM #1336
as i mentioned before, there is no free lunch.
05-15-2013, 12:09 PM #1337
some specs on the new rackets:
295mm balance point
36.8g head weight
289mm balance point
36.3g head weight
somewhat similar specs as both are from the same mold and medium stiff. but plays very differently!
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05-15-2013, 12:11 PM #1338
The Adipower Tour is a lovely looking racket.
Here is the stringing video. I used a different camera this time and it is sharper and shows better details. make sure you watch it in HD 720p:
around 18mins 15secs. not bad.
05-15-2013, 02:17 PM #1339
nice little starting clamp trick to pull near the end
05-15-2013, 07:51 PM #1340
After a few short rallies, I can say that this is probably the best 3U racket I've ever used in my life. So much power...I can't say for sure whether I've set any new personal records or not since I don't have a radar gun, but yea, it's definitely as good as any other offensively minded rackets I've used. My day is not done yet. Will post more later!
Last edited by Sgt_Strider; 05-15-2013 at 07:58 PM.
05-16-2013, 04:56 AM #1341
Adidas probably got a whole series of racket to come out later
or at least for the year~~~
These big companies are there to suck your money!!!
Adidas Golf section comes out new stuff non-stop over the year, I think they will do that in badminton section too~~~
There will be Adizero Pro Twos... Duoforce Twos in the line~~~
05-16-2013, 06:13 AM #1342
now waiting for MBS to have the switch
05-16-2013, 06:29 AM #1343