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Thread: Racket for Men's Doubles
04-21-2013, 07:42 PM #18
Lee's Badminton in Markham may let you demo before you buy if they have a pre-strung one.
Have you tried asking your club members if you can test theirs?
04-21-2013, 07:52 PM #19
Lee's only has the mx80, bs lyd and x jjs. since the mx80 is ruled out, do you think the other two are potential winners here? If not, I think I will settle with mx60.
On string tension, do you think 24lbs would be okay to jump up to?
04-21-2013, 07:59 PM #20
They have the Vt-80 and other Yonex there. But not sure if any of those are pre-strung.
I was there 3 weeks ago and they had quite a good selection in the Markham store compared to the Mississauga one!
Tension is a different story which I can't answer for your. Slacker tension gives you more power whereas tighter tension more control. Plus it depends on feather vs nylon.
04-21-2013, 08:06 PM #21
their vt80 is $220 I live pretty far from Markham so I was hoping to just go to the Mississauga one
If it comes down to it, I'll just have to order online.
Recommend any stores? I know of mybadminstore but I'm just worried there would be extra fees because it's crossing the border. There's also badmintonshoponline and they give you the option of marking the package as a gift so I guess they don't charge duty on it
04-21-2013, 08:10 PM #22
Most are in the Markham, Scarborough area.
Yo's, MJStrings, CanuckBadminton, MaxSports, BrownsSports, Winning Badminton and so on.
And yes Lee's in pretty pricey for Yonex. But their prices are taxes in and strung with basic BG65 I believe.
04-21-2013, 08:31 PM #23
I notice that you're also on Paul's forum and it seems you love the tk8000
mind if I ask your style of play?
04-21-2013, 08:56 PM #24
04-21-2013, 09:05 PM #25
Ah okay, mind if I ask what club you play at?
Anyway back to the rackets haha :P I think I'm gonna narrow it down to VT80, MX60 and the TK8000. Hopefully some more people will provide some input
04-21-2013, 09:07 PM #26
If you are primarily doubles, the BS12 is supposed to be an amazing racquet as well. Under $200 @ MJStrings.
04-21-2013, 09:26 PM #27
Yeah I read about the BS12 just now and I'm falling for it. Especially since it's pretty cheap already. Gonna try and find a used one :3
04-21-2013, 09:28 PM #28
BS9 is supposed to be similar. You could probably score one of those cheap used and then if you really like it you can splurge and buy the BS12.
04-21-2013, 09:35 PM #29
04-21-2013, 09:38 PM #30
04-21-2013, 09:38 PM #31
what about the bs lyd? I can't seem to find any direct comparisons between bs12 and the bs lyd
I'm having a hard time finding a bs12 for sale here
04-21-2013, 09:39 PM #32
LYD is stiffer.
04-21-2013, 09:55 PM #33
04-22-2013, 12:02 AM #34
I like a fast medium to light balance for double. Now Im using Ashaway Atomic hex 7 and Xw1000