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    Hi Optiblue,

    Thank you for the review, my feeling pretty much mirrored your!

    I am very interested in your comment regarding the 3 versions of the N90I you mentioned!

    Also, as mentioned earlier in this thread, I was surprised that my latest version silver logo N90I was a little less head heavy than my N90III, so I wonder whether your samples are like that also. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekong View Post
    Hi Optiblue,

    Thank you for the review, my feeling pretty much mirrored your!

    I am very interested in your comment regarding the 3 versions of the N90I you mentioned!

    Also, as mentioned earlier in this thread, I was surprised that my latest version silver logo N90I was a little less head heavy than my N90III, so I wonder whether your samples are like that also. Thanks!
    Hi there, in total I own 5 N90 and discovered by accident that there's actually 3 versions as follows:

    1. N90 1.0 (Black grommets, Red logo)
    2. N90 1.5 (Red grommets, Red logo)
    3. N90 2.0 (Red grommets, Silver logo)

    The best feeling one is the original 1.0 as hits are pure and solid. The balance point, flex, paint and the holographic logos are all of superior quality. The only one worth paying the premium price for.

    The version 2.0 with silver logos has many changes. The Grommet positioning at the bottom is slightly spaced different, the side mold groves are no longer done with laser precision and has sloppy cut offs. Holograms aren't as shiny and red paint doesn't overlap as good. It's slightly heavier, but it's not in the head and it's actually slightly stiffer too. I did some blind tests and I can tell the difference. With all the changes, it's still a very usable and good racket, but compared to the original, it's like drinking Coke vs generic cola. It will get you there, but you won't know what you're missing until you try the original. I checked all the balance points of the N90 and they are the same, but the way it feels in your hand makes the Silver Logos feel just a tad slower overall.

    Now the version 1.5 I actually got by pure accident. I told a friend that I wanted the original with the Red logo. When it arrived, I noticed that although it had all the red logo, it had all the version 2.0 changes in terms of mold, paint apps and grommet style. The first thing I noticed was that this one feels the heaviest out of all the N90's. I haven't really tried this one out yet, but it's definately an off-spec version.

    Upon discussing with my friends, we found out that the true Gen 1.0 N90 was costing Li Ning a lot of money to make to the point it was crazy as a new company. This holds true of all the Gen 1's not limited to N90. We figured it was most probable that the silver 2.0's were made by a different facotry as the specs and paint are so off from the original in order to cut costs and mass produce. It's either that or they threw QC out the window from the original factory and they decided to change grommet holes for no apparent reason on the "same" racket mold which makes zero sense.

    The 1.5 off spec seems to have been the new facilities first batch run at reproducing the original, but made it heavier than the original and they had to fix it by 2.0. Thus there's not too many 1.5's in circulation which makes it neat to collect and play with even though I was disappointed that it wasn't a true Gen 1. It's sort of like how Yonex's AT700 Gen 1 was lighter, and then the subsequent rackets of the same name were heavier and never the same as the original. It's a very grey area and unless you work for Li Ning, we'll never know. But one things for sure, you never mess with an original unless something was wrong. Since the N90 1.0 was perfect, the only logical reasoning was to cut costs.

    I can take pictures of all 3 if you want, but it's exactly as I described it. Your N90 Silver Logo should still feel significantly heavier and slower than the N90III aside from the balance point. I'll have to check their balance points and get back to you on that one!
    Last edited by Optiblue; 12-31-2013 at 12:00 PM.

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    Hi Optiblue, thank you for the detailed description! My silver logo N90I is definitely less head heavy than my N90III, so it is either I got an off spec sample, or Li-Ning's QC is getting worst!

    I will try to add some lead tape to the frame to see how it feels.

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    This is an awesome thread. Thanks for the inputs !

    Quick question. I am looking to buy a racket and I wanted a medium stiff one. I was leaning on the Yonex Voltric 70 when I heard about this racket. I play a power game with lot of smashes.

    Would this suit my needs? I really do not like the stiff VT80.

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    Hi All,

    Just to share N90III and N90III Lin Dan LTD Edt.
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    Does the n90III LD LTD feel any different to the standard N90III?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renmazuo27 View Post
    Does the n90III LD LTD feel any different to the standard N90III?
    The feel is the same, only the paint job diff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accordaz View Post
    Is it head heavy as N90 or head heavier?
    I wish there would be a N55-III with exactly this kind of design.
    Unlike N90 and N90-II, the N90-III has a lighter head

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    Hi Optiblue, I'm probably going to replace my trusty N90-II with the original N90 but I think I'll be getting the "2.0" version per se. I'm getting in on shopbadmintononline.com so I'll know it's authentic but is it worth even changing racquets? If you have any contacts on where I can possibly get a genuine "1.0" version, that would be helpful. Haha. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowfish View Post
    Hi All,

    Just to share N90III and N90III Lin Dan LTD Edt.
    Where did you get your N90III Lin Dan Version?

    I've been trying to purchase it online, since N90III is my all time favorite racket, but the only site that seems to be selling it charges $500 - that's insane!

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    How are they promoting the N90 III Lin Dan ltd when he doesn't even use it? Not even a stiffer version either. Anyway, I guess it doesn't matter since it's still a collector's item. Let us know how it plays though.

    I do have to hand it to Li Ning for producing boxes like that for the presentation of the racket.

    I miss the first generations of Li Nings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrerkiko View Post
    Dear fans:Is this store mybadmintonstore.com. Selling real stuff ? Is it reliable ?
    Who are you? Why are you using Ferrerkiko's account?

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