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05-20-2013, 02:26 PM #1
Yonex Nanospeed 100 vs MusclePowe 99 vs Carbonex 8200 light
As I mentioned in the title, I need help in deciding between 3 rackets. Since I have already got all the 3 rackets, money is not a subject. I have the following rackets:
Nanospeed 100 with original string, hardly ever played with it so still pretty new
MusclePower 99, restrung with BG70 pro, I think with a lil hogher tension then the NS100
Carbonex 8200 light, gonna restring it with BG80 at 21lbs I think
My lvl: I have played badminton for like 2 years untill I had to stop 5 years ago. A few months ago I restarted playing weekly. So I'm no bloody beginner, allthough I'd say I'm still in the beginners section, since I do a lot of mistakes and my footwork isn't very good.
What do you guys think would serve me best? Or doesn't it matter at all?
Thanks for any advices
05-20-2013, 09:47 PM #2
go with the mp99
05-21-2013, 09:35 PM #3
why bother asking, why don't you just use each racket and play with them with the duration of 1mo each and then compare?
05-22-2013, 02:51 AM #4
@vajrasattva thank you
@gundamzaku I thaught of that too, and I think I'm gonna do it like that. I just thaught that maybe one of these rackets are a total no-go for a beginner (e.g. cuz the carbonex 8200 is too light) and i was hoping for some reviews bout the carbonex since i couldn't find any. But as you said, the best wil probably be to try all the rackets and then decide.
05-26-2013, 12:59 AM #5
How are you missing? not hitting the sweet spot or...?
if i'm not mistaken the Carbonex is oval shaped head, which tends to mean a smaller sweet spot, and since it is headlight, it is hard for a beginner to generate power.
Personally if i'm starting out I would try the nano 100 with bg 65/80 at around 22lbs, if I feel I have enough power. A slightly higher tension means slightly smaller sweet spot but more control since there is less deformation of the string when you hit the shuttle. Then change to MP99 when you feel you have enough wrist power and string that at 22-23lb.
Do try it out and see if this makes sense.
Hope this is helpful...
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05-26-2013, 06:43 AM #6
yes, i think im lacking technique and power. my drop shots come pretty good, but the clears ans smashes arent powerful enough. and i miss the sweet pot too often or even hit it with the frame, but i think that just need some more practice.
thank you, you helpes me a lot. i think im gonna try the ns100 tomorrow with original stringing, if i still have the same problems after a month, i propably will try a new string.
05-28-2013, 05:14 AM #7
Do you know how to find out with what tension my NS100 is strung? Or does anybody know how high yonex strings their racket?
05-28-2013, 05:36 AM #8
Given ns100 is a lower end racket, it's expected it won't feel as solid as the mp99.
String tension is lost over time, and the original string will have very low tension due to this loss, temperature differences and reducing shipping risks. There is no accurate way to measure tension after it is strung. You will definitely have problems controlling the shuttle with a very low tension string.
05-28-2013, 06:31 AM #9
Hmm i dont know how to explain that... the whole gameplay just feels softer and weaker, althought i don't think that my shots lost any power. At least i can clear pretty well now. Smashes still don't come powerful enough, but i think that's more the technique then the racket.
Okay, well I asked Yonex Switzerland and they told me that the rackets get strung with 9kg, which is about 20 pounds. Does that make a big difference to 22 lbs, as you recommended me?
05-28-2013, 07:22 AM #10
The tension and string makes quiet a bit of difference, for me bg 70 feels numb and soft. I go for BG80 for it's feel and it's not as slippery as others. If you stringing is not too expensive giving BG66 a try is a good idea. If you need it to last BG65 is a great choice, I personally find BG80 is a great middle ground, and at low tensions such as 22lb it should last for a long time.
Best of luck
05-28-2013, 08:03 AM #11
Well i think buying a new racket would be a waste of money, since i already have 3?!
ok, that fits pretty well since i've just bought BG80 string for my carbonex, but i think im gonna string my NS100 with it now. So you'd still recommend me to start with the NS100, not with the MP99 although it feels better?
Thanks alot, i really appreciate your help
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