Carlton Aerogear 800 fx information & racket recommendation
I am looking for a back up racket to an old Carlton Aerogear 800 fx which I think is on its way out now.
I am 26 and have been playing badminton for 3 years 2 to 3 times a week. I play mostly doubles to an average standard and I have finally found a racket I really get on with. This was a second hand £20 impulse buy on ebay that i had re-strung @ 24lbs after using my dads Carlton aerogear 700fx.
I know these rackets are going on 15 years old now but I really cannot find anything that feels as subtle/nimble that provides me with decent power.
Previous rackets have included:
Ashaway T5 - too head light
Carlton Vapour Trail Tour (more ££ does not always = better) - feels like a cricket bat compared to the 800fx.
Yonex Arcsaber Z-Slash: (borrowed from a friend for a couple of games/days. I liked it but it still feels heavy?)
So I am really looking for any information on the Carlton Aerogear 800fx (around 1997 i think. lol) regarding flex, balance and weight so I can try and find a similar racket.
Ever thought of using a kitchen scale ? The other two aspects seem to be quite stiff and headheavy indeed, which makes it surprising the Tour feels like a cricket bat. Measure the length as well, probably ~665mm if not distorted by stringing.
If the 1000FX was described as "an astonishing 85gr. back then", it is not likely the 800FX will be lighter