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07-24-2013, 12:00 AM #18
07-24-2013, 12:19 AM #19
Yeah, Lin Dan got the agreed to amount of "Ferraris for Comrades", now they can lower their prices.
07-24-2013, 12:21 AM #20
Lol I will never pay retail for a Li-Ning. So far I have not had a single urge or curiosity to even try one. I like my Victor rackets and loving my AdiPower Pro.
07-24-2013, 01:02 AM #21
If... Just IF Viktor Axelsen uses his Adipower Pro and wins the coming WC2013, we can expect less people to complain about Adidas racket price
07-24-2013, 01:40 AM #22
07-24-2013, 03:20 AM #23
Exactly what specific prices are we complaining about here ? The prices I've seen are all pretty reasonable compared to the latest Yonex and local Victor prices ... In particular the midrange stuff is dirt cheap (the P800's & Co.). As for the top range, iirc the Adipower Tour was ~135 euro incl. ~20% tax so for all you non-EU lucky b*srtds that's ~$140USD even at this high euro rate (of 1.3USD:1EUR)
Also as stated before Adidas Badminton is not Adidas and their big pocket but run by a HK based licensee that also runs the Martial Arts line ...
Last edited by demolidor; 07-24-2013 at 03:29 AM.
07-24-2013, 04:07 AM #24
I haven't looked at overseas prices, but local prices for the 'Pro' level models are the same as Yonex (think AUD220 each).
07-24-2013, 04:07 AM #25
Just comparing that $140USD to some rackets at our favorite HK stores it doesn't sound all that cheap anymore (pretty much on par once you factor in shipping as well) and the Tour is not even the top of the line price. But this is just based on the Adidas prices at that French store which is not exactly known to be cheap (not expecting prices to be [much] cheaper elsewhere though. Also this is hardly Li-Ning level)
Here is said French store and if you notice, the price for getting two or more is significantly cheaper compared to getting just the one http://badmania.fr/badminton-124-raquette-adidas.html
Last edited by demolidor; 07-24-2013 at 04:09 AM.
07-24-2013, 04:24 AM #26
You know, I still don't understand why the Precisions are being labelled less head-heavy than the AdiPowers. They're much head-heavier than them.
07-27-2013, 05:24 AM #27
Did you get to see the bags? Did they have shoe compartments?
08-15-2013, 04:11 AM #28
sorry to dig this thread out.I know you have the victor mx60 as well. can you please do a comparison between AdiPower Tour and Victor MX 60? I played mx60 before but not sure to get a APT or not. thanks
08-15-2013, 05:23 AM #29
Yeah man, they'd be close in terms of feel, speed and playability I reckon
08-15-2013, 05:38 AM #30
thanks. how about the shaft 7.2mm vs 7.0mm.? which one is stiffer or they are almost the same?
08-15-2013, 05:46 AM #31
It might be a tad stiffer, I didn't do a back to back so I'm not sure. The Tour is a very playable racket though, so if you like the MX60 you'll like it, definitely.
08-15-2013, 05:49 AM #32
08-15-2013, 06:04 AM #33
Nah I didn't feel any bad vibration. The damping is fine - it's not like its a MX80 or anything where you feel every hit rattling your teeth.
Cheug also mentioned he'd like abut more weight in the head, but he should be trying the precisions for that - they're the head heavy ones.
I'm looking into treating myself a new racket (I certainly don't need any more) and the APT is the pick of the bunch from the Adidas range and I spent an entire evening trying them all. The APP is a stiffer and heavier overall Tour (nice but a bit too much for my ageing shoulder), and the Precisions are Adidas take on the Voltrics.
The AdiPower Tour is the pick of the bunch for me though. I was instantly at home with that thing.