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03-17-2013, 02:21 AM #239
Sad to hear about the clashes and damages done
I do agree that it may not be as sturdy compare to many rackets out there
But there are many factors to consider when a racket cracks
Point of clash contact, string tension, impact force and etc
Juz try avoiding clashes and be extra cautious if both players are forehand when a shuttle flies in between
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03-17-2013, 02:42 AM #240
Nothing like a few broken, expensive racquets to help you improve your game, tighten your technique and become more aware of your partner's movements and shortcomings, I say...
However, it does sound like Yonex have a (cautiously optimistic) winner here. General interest seems to be more for the FB than the ARC-11...
03-17-2013, 03:57 AM #241
When buying this racket, how should I instruct the stringer to string it? I think I read somewhere that there are stringing guides for the different Yonex rackets out there?
Furthermore, from reading some of the posts on stringing, it seems one part of the racket should be strung at least 2 pounds less than the other? For example, I should aim for something like 21x23lbs or etc.? Any reason for that? Currently my racket is strung at 23lbs for both sides.
03-17-2013, 04:14 AM #242
Yonex does have their guide line and the stringer is supposedly suppose to follow it. Not following it could potentially void the warranty if the racket needs to be claimed for warranty purposes.
I don't know the exact specifics of the guide line but in general, but the cross is about 10% tighter than the main, which is essentially about a 2 lb difference. It's to maintain the shape if I recall correctly.
For example, you want 23, then it's stringed at 22 x 24.
Note, if it was like at the pro players who are sponsored, it doesn't apply to them as the player gets their rackets stringed to what he or she wants. (ie. former player, Kim Dong Moon's racket).
Last edited by Matt; 03-17-2013 at 04:22 AM.
03-17-2013, 05:34 AM #243
03-17-2013, 10:27 AM #244
After the misadventure with my racket today, I brought it to the store at queensway shopping centre where I purchased it from....the lady didn't seemed too surprised about the FB...anyways, she took my racket and will do a one to one swap with sunrise. Lets see how it turns out bah, fingers crossed....one caveat though...I gotta pay for the string and grip again...bummer...but then again, I guess it's only right for them to do so....
And in the meantime, I found another shop that kept stock of the FB! Yay! Needless to say, I plonked down another s$230 and got myself the FB...dang...so now I have 2 FBs, assuming my warranty claim goes thru...looks like I should start selling the rest of my rackets Liao....any takers?
will keep y'all updated on the status of my warranty exchange.
03-17-2013, 10:39 AM #245
03-17-2013, 10:48 AM #246
Err...cannot rem the shop name..I only know how to go...its t second floor...as for my second FB, it's purchased from gala sports...
03-17-2013, 10:51 AM #247
03-17-2013, 03:50 PM #248
Yes, you are correct about the tension, and two pound difference. 21 = 20 x 22.
03-17-2013, 04:19 PM #249
03-17-2013, 04:46 PM #250
Wait, Darth Vader, you're coming from your previous 60-70g rackets? Of course, you'll find the FB more powerful.
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03-17-2013, 05:33 PM #251
03-17-2013, 05:37 PM #252
Perhaps....but the 60g karakul bn60 is a head heavy racket...and prior to this I was using cab21, a 2u racket for the longest time....til my shoulder started protesting....tried a myriad of rackets from Carlton, apacs, victor, Li Ning before the karakal bn60, and to a lesser extent, sl70 kinda suited my style of play. Of cse, as I get older, technique also differs.....so yup, as of now, I reckon FB should my be primary choice.
03-17-2013, 06:25 PM #253
voltric 30 84g strung and overgrip FB 83g strung and overgrip
03-18-2013, 05:30 AM #254
I got my FB at 80.3g with string and gosen grip 107 model. Remove the original white grip. Over all the grip size is about G4 now.
03-18-2013, 10:04 AM #255
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