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06-25-2013, 06:03 PM #1
Lesser known brands with extra stiff rackets
Can anyone point me in the direction of rackets outside of Yonex, Victor and Li Ning which are known to be extra stiff. Just looking for information on the stiffness, the balance and weight are secondary factors.
thanks in advance
06-25-2013, 06:10 PM #2
carlton razor and carlton vapour trail, both series of carlton rackets has stiff rackets.
06-25-2013, 06:16 PM #3
Are the newly released Carlton Vapour Trail Elite's the same as the older version? I'd heard the older version was stiffer...
06-25-2013, 06:35 PM #4
Forza has one that is super stiff... TI555VS or something like that.
There's also RKEP XP60, which is not super stiff like MX80 but pretty close.
06-26-2013, 03:13 AM #5
Anyone know of anywhere selling the TI555 online?
06-26-2013, 03:57 AM #6
I know some other sources in germany which sells it. If you are interested or need help please pm me.
06-26-2013, 03:59 AM #7
06-26-2013, 05:22 AM #8
Adonex visible K9, and Apacs lethal 60/70
06-26-2013, 07:00 AM #9
carbonex 7 super. its the stiffest racket ever seen,even the mx80 s below it!
06-26-2013, 08:25 AM #10
06-26-2013, 05:26 PM #11
I think my friend had an unused ti555vs he was looking to sell a couple of months ago. Let me know if you want it and I will find out for certain.
06-26-2013, 07:04 PM #12
You can always get those solid steel rackets
06-26-2013, 07:32 PM #13
06-26-2013, 11:16 PM #14
06-28-2013, 10:22 PM #15
i thnk flypower el-nino7 n tornado 900 are closer to what u r looking for
07-12-2013, 01:39 PM #16
U live in UK n already tried Voltric Z-Force which are supposed to be stiff n head-heavy rackets. Lesser known brands would be Carlton n Forza. However, lesser known brands are usually not as strict/good on their QC so same model but different batches rackets might feel different.
I have given up buying rackets online because even Yonexes do feel different within same models (different batches/serial #s). I already tried n owned like 20 rackets, mostly non-Yonexes, for the past 5 years n feel that the best way to buy a racket for intermediate/advanced players are by feel, in-person. As for extra stiff rackets, i don't really feel that they are good choices for the fast games now (compared to 30 years ago). Extra stiff rackets only suitable for singles n especially wristy/powerful players like Lin Dan, Taufik (at his prime) can utilize stiff rackets to their max potential.
Fu Hai Feng, Tan Boon Heong have powerful smashes but they uses medium stiff rackets.
Just my 2c.
07-12-2013, 03:04 PM #17
don't ashaway do a very stiff 'xt' racket?