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    For yonex rackets, yes.

    For other brands, no. Karakal BN60 at 60g ( dry weight) is 7U.

    Iirc, apace has a few 7U rackets as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    is this the first 6U racket in the world???!

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    Personally, I have used zymax65 and BG66UM in my FB, all at 24lbs.

    Zymax gets my vote. BG66UM is great initially, but feels 'dead' after 3 days/ 6 hours worth of play.

    Quote Originally Posted by jh1989 View Post
    Hey everyone

    For users of the FB what is the best string for it to with strung with? I have read the whole thread and seen a variety being used - BG66UM, BG80P, Zymax 62 etc.

    Any recommendations?

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    Thanks Shinichi and Darth vader for the responses. Considering getting the FB myself and was wondering what to string with when I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firdooze View Post
    Ahsan & Setiawan had a racket clash during the final match. haha. I quickly tried to take a look at his racket and see if it broke. But it survived! haha

    I saw that, must be using the 5U

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    how do you know its 5U?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Et View Post
    how do you know its 5U?
    Well it didn't break for a start, call it an educated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    Well it didn't break for a start, call it an educated guess.
    I'm with you on that one. I have experienced 2 FB breakages, and I am sure there is no way the typical 6U ARC FB can survive that kind of impact unscathed.

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    I've witnessed a 6U strung at 28lbs survive a pretty hard clash. I was surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yan.v View Post
    I've witnessed a 6U strung at 28lbs survive a pretty hard clash. I was surprised.
    fwah...that racket's lucky.... :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth vader View Post
    fwah...that racket's lucky.... :0)
    Indeed! I wouldnt wanna try again to see if it does survive :P

    I'm not sure how these clashes happen so often though. I clash maybe once a year and it's usually minor. When I play with people I don't trust, I just let the bird fall, no way I'm gonna risk the integrity of my precious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    3 finalists of the WC are using this racket! Mogensen, Ahsan and Ratchanok!! wow!
    I am actually tempted to get one and try it out, but the durability of the frame is the ONE single thing that is holding me back. Imagine.... one accidental clash.... and there's your money down the drain....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly swatter View Post
    I play with the 5u and have been for last 2 months. I love it. My previous rackets were the VTZ 3u then switched to 4u. No doubt the VTZ 3u smashing power is #1 but at the cost of my stamina (too old) and backhand speed and reaction is a bit compromised. The VTZ 4u was a better solution.

    Tried the original 6u FB while I loved the speed didn't quite give me the firepower. It is super solid for such a light racket - vibrations when hammering it down were quite low - I know of no racket at this weight that gives me this solidity when smashing. In the end I decided to wait for the 5u FB and was not disappointed. Maybe for the first 5-10 minutes I can hit harder on the VTZ but 30/45/60 minutes into playing I don't think so. What you do gain back are effortless backhand clears and smashes and your backhand defense is so fast and push back effortlessly... I keep reading comments that either they cannot hit hard enough with the VTZ because it is too head heavy or the FB is too light to hit with any power.... Folks it's not the racket it's the player.
    I totally agree with you and that's what I said a while back when I was one of the first people in this forum to get the 5U FB. It's my favourite racquet right now and quite frankly I think I'm playing the best badminton of my life at the moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyYan View Post
    ahsan's smash came from a exceptional powerful whole arm swing + waist turning,with this style all he need is a lighter racket to produce a faster swing and it's no surprise that he produce smashes near to 300km/h.
    300km/hr? I just watched part of the finals and I think Ahsan's smash was about 250km/hr, which is still plenty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meteor View Post
    These new ultra fast and light rackets (Yonex Adobe Flash Boost and Carlton Kinesis) have ultra thin frames that will break easily. They don't take mishits too well...
    I disagree. I've had plenty of mishits and I haven't destroyed my FB yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    3 finalists of the WC are using this racket! Mogensen, Ahsan and Ratchanok!! wow!
    Ahshan looked amazing with the FB. IMO, he played better than Mogensen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroSOFInfinity View Post
    I am actually tempted to get one and try it out, but the durability of the frame is the ONE single thing that is holding me back. Imagine.... one accidental clash.... and there's your money down the drain....
    That can be said of any racquet. It just depends on how hard the clash is and the angle. I've been using the 5U FB for months now and I absolutely love it.

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    Just finished the first ArcFB (6U) string job, and I have to say - it's no Voltric or Li Ning Was too afraid to turn on the 10% pre-stretch on a 13kg (28.6lbs) job, and it deformed a bit on the mains (just slightly more than an I-Slash).
    Gonna be interesting to see how well it holds up, the guy wielding it has a very good record with rackets so far (he still has an AT800DEF, which was also not known for its durability^^).

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