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    Default What's the actual weight of karakal bn-60?

    I just bought a karakal bn60 and put it on a precise scale. It shows 71g. Is it a fake racket? Anyone ever measured the weight of the frame?

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    I measured at 74 grams. I bought 2

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    If you really want the lightest racket. Here are some options

    Yonex ArcSaber FlashBoost - 73 Grams/Lower BP than BN60
    Victor LightFighter 7000 - 74 Grams/Lower BP than FB
    Apacs FeatherWeight 200 - 69 Grams/Lower BP than 7000

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    I have a arcsaber fb. After string and overgrip, the two weigh almost the same. I thought bn60 should be lighter since karakal claims it is the lightest frame in the world.

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    Karakal measures differently from the standard method we are familiar with, so I wouldn't expect 60 grams. Mid 70s with string is what I'd expect. I think Karakal weighs w/o the grip or something like that.

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    Yeah the wet weight of my mtec 70 was mid 80s, so mid 70s would make sense for the bn60

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    It is a bit misleading and it throws many people off when looking at Karakal rackets and comparing specs vs other manufacturers.

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    I have Bn60 and ArcFB. Bn60 is definitely lighter than ArcFB. Whatever is the weight, doesnt change the fact that is one of the lightest ones around.

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    How is the durability of Karakal BN60? i plan to buy 2 pcs, will be strung NBG99 @28x30Lbs. Question is, would the racket survive such high tension and constant accidental clash with other amateur rackets? For $180/2pcs BN60, is BN60 worth every penny? or might just be another yet famous and fragile ArcFB?

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    Minor clashes would be fine
    But if you're gonna clashes now and then 24/7 then I don't recommend this. Why would you keep clashing anyways.

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    not exactly constant clashing. but i play with group, which majority are oldies and beginner players. i've broken few expensive rackets due to accidental clashing with partners. i meant, few real deadly clash where the partner's racket was intentionally swung toward my racket with max power...where the shuttlecock was headed. That's how mine broke, and his/theirs broke too... but compared in price, mine were mostly above $130 each..theirs... $40-50/pair.

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    Then I guess it'll be fine. Just try to avoid clashing. Its okay to miss some shots instead of breaking a racket. Clashing in not a problem once it really becomes a fear, I have broken a ZF2 and BN60. So now I really take care of my ZF2, BN60, ARC11TH etc...

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    Is there any difference between BN60 white & yellow? or just pure color only?

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    I think so. The most is that the max tension diff is 28Lbs to 30Lbs

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    The 60g is the frame weight. Does nt include weight of shaft and handle. I have clashed before but looks totally fine. Seems quite durable. Theres no paintjob on the racket so there will be no paint chips.

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    no paintjob on the racket? then it is pure carbon, which i can imagine the racket's frame and shaft will be rough skin!

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    It'a carbon gel, not rough

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