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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
05-16-2013, 06:45 AM #1344
Overall, I have a fairly positive impression of this racket. I don't really have anything new to add. For a detailed review of the Duoforce, you should read Kwun's review. I would agree with most things that he have said. However, this isn't the racket to get if you're a defensively oriented player. Yes, it's more maneuverable than any other offensively oriented racket I have used, but it's still not as good as the ArcSaber FB. You're still going to sacrifice a bit of your defense for an offensively oriented racket.
I have been quite fortunate that over the past couple of months, I have either briefly used or used on a one week basis of the 3U/4U Voltric 80, ArcSaber i-Slash, NanoRay 800, ArcSaber 11, and ArcSaber FB. I know what I ultimately want in a racket. I didn't had the same options available to me when I bought my AT800 DE. Now I know that I really don't prefer rackets like the AT800 DE. I really like the feel of the Duoforce. It felt good and this racket can deliver a very powerful smash.
I'm still committed to using this racket for an entire week to see where things will go. Even after the week is up, I will keep the Duoforce for long term use. At this point in time, I still feel the ArcSaber FB is my kind of racket. I honestly feel it makes me a much more rounded player. The racket felt just right and it didn't let me down. Will I still feel the same 6 months from now? I don't know. Maybe at that point, my opinion will change.
I've gotten a few number of PMs asking for my opinions on both the ArcSaber FB and the Duoforce. Well, here they are and I'm going to avoid telling people which racket to get. Everyone is different. There's no such thing as a perfect racket and they all have flaws. My best advice would be for anyone interested in buying a new racket to demo them or use them briefly to get a feel of what kind of racket will ultimately suit them.
05-17-2013, 12:30 AM #1345
I shared the same feeling after playing with Duoforce for almost a week.
Still i prefer my ArcFB more and decided to let go Duoforce to make way for a 5U ArcFB version
05-17-2013, 01:02 AM #1346
05-17-2013, 01:07 AM #1347
05-17-2013, 01:52 AM #1348
05-17-2013, 02:31 AM #1349
FB and Adizero Por, both are different in the shaft stiffness. I think the BP should be more or less the same between two.
05-17-2013, 04:58 AM #1350
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05-17-2013, 12:15 PM #1353
05-17-2013, 02:28 PM #1354
Another fail . France was supposed to have the stuff on sale May 15th yet the only thing I come across is a test event June 14th?!?
Reading now availability has been delayed till end of May, early June ...
Time for squash then
05-17-2013, 04:19 PM #1355
05-17-2013, 04:37 PM #1356
^^ Hmmm... that's interesting, because my XP60 has very similar characteristics... pretty stiff, 82.3g, bp300mm... and I looove it.
05-17-2013, 04:43 PM #1357
Well I only got to play one with sucky strings but to me it was a bit dull and not really powerful. Might be a whole other story with decent strings, but I still guess I'll prefer softer rackets. AP Tour and Precision Tour are definitely on my list to consider if I'm gonna play adidas rackets next season. I'll have to have another go at the AP and Precision Pro, preferably with decent strings, to make a final decision though. Having such a blast with my 'nooby' balanced, mid-stiff racket lately I don't think I'll really come to like a stiff racket though
05-17-2013, 04:59 PM #1358
Precision Pro and Adipower Tour.
they have somewhat similar specs but plays differently.
Precision Pro has a more damped feel (more "Yonex" if you may). but still lively on hit, but don't have the same crispness of other Adidas racket.
Adipower Tour is more characteristics of Adidas: less damped, crisp, good feedback, more soild. feels stiffer than Precision Pro. more powerful.
out of the two, it is hard to choose. it'd boil down to preference on the feel. for me i like the adipower tour better.
i tested them using the same string and tension (ZM65@23/25.3)
out of all the Adidas rackets i got, here are my order of preference:
05-17-2013, 05:47 PM #1359
I thought it might have been just the strings, but maybe I had it right all along....my fav was the AP Tour. As I play with the Bs09/12 right now, I'm pretty used to the direct, lively feedback of Victor rackets (the Bs not being very head heavy even increases that imop). I'll have to give the Precision Tour a very thorough testing though, the Bravesword shape is promising, and it wasn't as clumsy as some others.
Still, I'll have to stay strong and wait until August to make my decision
05-17-2013, 08:29 PM #1360