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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
10-12-2013, 02:26 PM #1667
10-12-2013, 02:28 PM #1668
He's stocking them so that he can be the Canadian distributor
10-12-2013, 02:45 PM #1669
I'll still use the XP70's for playing with new partners, in case of clashing it won't hurt my pocketbook so much. And also for when I'm not in the mood to smash as much but play accurate placement instead.
10-12-2013, 05:54 PM #1670
10-12-2013, 06:14 PM #1671
Hehe... I was typing it up when you posted.
Adipower Pro review
Finally got a chance to play the whole evening with this racket that I got this week. The first time earlier this week didn't work out as I couldn't feel the crispness and repulsion/power of the stringbed. Thinking back, it was probably because the racket had just been strung 2 hrs prior and maybe the strings hadn't settled yet.
But now I can really hear and feel the sharp "paarp" and crispness with each shot and wow is this a lively and repulsive racket! And by lively, I mean it has a nice communicative feel to the hand on strike, allowing you to control the direction of your shot and also modulate the amount of power to your shot.
And by repulsive, I mean it has a highly efficient power output to input ratio. Don't know whether it's due to the reverse tapered shaft or the power box frame (or the zylon and titanium fibres) but I've never had a shuttle explode off the stringbed with such ease even with other rackets strung similarly with ZM62 at 23x24 lbs.
Accuracy is understandably slightly less than a stiffer racket (eg. XP70, MX70) so extra care must be taken when driving and smashing very close to the tape or the lines.
Defense is surprisingly easy with some finger power and a flick of the wrist. Despite a non aero frame, during fast play there's no noticeable lag.
Fast drops and fake smash slice drops are also easy as the head has enough mass to act on the shuttle.
All in all a surprisingly excellent racket for a newcomer to the market. I'm still shaking my head in disbelief at the amount of repulsion from the stringbed. Very addictive.
86.2g, bp293mm, headweight 37.5g
Last edited by visor; 10-12-2013 at 06:18 PM.
10-12-2013, 08:28 PM #1672
Glad you like it. It surprisingly an excellent doubles racket. That bulky frame is so deceiving and it totally surprises you on how maneuverable it is.
10-12-2013, 08:36 PM #1673
Yeah I thought I had sworn off power box frame since using MX/BS aero frames for the past 2 years, but the power this thing puts out for the wt is surprising to say the least.
I'd imagine at the top end of the spec wt range ie 90g would be better for singles than doubles, whereas yours and mine and kwun's are at the bottom end of the wt at 86.2-86.4g, which is better for doubles.
10-12-2013, 08:39 PM #1674
Did you by any chance measure the BP once strung without an overgrip?
Since I received mine strung, it was 303~304mm and with a G09 its at 290mm
10-12-2013, 08:41 PM #1675
Yep that sounds abt right. We have exactly the same setup. What colour G09 you use? Mine's white which is 6.1g.
10-12-2013, 08:43 PM #1676
Yeah I only have G09 in white.
10-12-2013, 10:04 PM #1677
Can your compare the Precision Tour with the Victor SW35?
10-12-2013, 10:12 PM #1678
10-12-2013, 11:38 PM #1679
10-12-2013, 11:39 PM #1680
10-13-2013, 12:07 AM #1681
10-14-2013, 06:03 AM #1682
Maklike and any other melbournians on bc, kph sports in Vermont are starting to sell adidas racquets. They're expected to be in by the end of the week
10-14-2013, 07:00 AM #1683