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    I'm so jealous of people in GVA, Topline now sells. Though I'm not sure what the prices are..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve the noob View Post
    I'm so jealous of people in GVA, Topline now sells. Though I'm not sure what the prices are..
    You can get it in GTA too. Just look up Yo's Badminton on Facebook and he'll hook you up.

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    Prices for the top of the line is just only $10-15 less than top of the line Yonex. A bit much for a company that wants to gain some marketshare, imo.

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    That's true, they're just starting up, but the prices already make them seem like 'brand' name rackets O.o
    I'll want to try a racket or two first, not to keen on buying something without personal input.

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    The problem is that it's very difficult to go upmarket once you've set your top end price without having some added benefits, like some amazing technology or big name pro-endorsement

    Without big name sponsorship Adidas is going to have problems in the Asian market that is more susceptible to the influence of pro-endorsements and less keen to embrace 'the little guy' unless there is a price advantage.

    So basically they have to price themselves high and hope for the best. They're hoping their brand has some leverage just because of the sheer size more than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
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    The swing wt data on Adidas rackets at at700.com
    http://www.at700.com/thread-20352-1-1.html

    If actual wt = swing wt, then that racket is "even balanced" with bp around 295mm like Arc 10/11.
    I don't understand how they're measuring swing weight. The numbers should be in the high 30's - low 40's, not 80something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maklike Tier View Post
    I don't understand how they're measuring swing weight. The numbers should be in the high 30's - low 40's, not 80something.
    Oh, they're really actually measuring with a swing wt machine... for tennis rackets I suppose since there's none designed specifically for badminton rackets.

    What I measure with a scale is just so called "head wt", something I put a name to for lack of one.

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    For comparison with other rackets, that website has also measured other rackets, mostly Yonex.

    http://www.at700.com/SwingWeight/

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    Been awhile since I last visited BC. I thought Adidas was going to be all the rage but it doesn't seem to be a whole lot a people willing to lay down the $$ to try them out.

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    I'm quite excited to test them out, but more like a demo, rather than purchase.

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    Until some top 10 players use them, traction would be slow.

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    When I swung them in store (while I was there to check out the Z Speed), they all felt like they have pretty "safe" specs, ie medium stiff, even balanced to slightly HH. Nothing extreme like FB or Z Speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    Until some top 10 players use them, traction would be slow.
    I see you got one? How's it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    I see you got one? How's it?
    My APP is excellent. Bulky frame but very manoeuvrable. Stiffness is slightly less than the MX-JJS.
    I may have a lighter sample as my wet weight with ZM65 and G09 is only @ 95.76g so my dry weight is most likely 86g. Wet BP is around 290mm.

    You know how rackets feel different when you change from nylons to feathers?
    Well on most my rackets, the difference is not that huge but on the APP, it transforms into a totally different beast.
    It's quite lively as well. In between Yonex and Victor but slightly more towards Victor. However that could also be due to choice of the strings as well.
    Last edited by Elisha; 09-17-2013 at 04:21 PM.

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    Would feeling different for feathers and nylons be a good thing or bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve the noob View Post
    Would feeling different for feathers and nylons be a good thing or bad?
    Good. Probably something to do with the oversized head.
    I have used it for plenty of fast doubles games and it has never let me down.

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    Oops, forgot to ask specifically about nylon​, my bad

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