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04-27-2004, 04:42 AM #1
Carlton AB Rasmussen Tour - "review"
...unfortunately I was not able ( "invalid...") to post a review in the review section.
Weight: 84 gr. (Carlton)
Typ: regular length, oval shaped head
Balance: even balanced/ around 28, 5 cm ( with overgrip) >< AB 2000 around 29,3 cm ( w. o.)
“gimmicks”: “special” handle cap
Price: 160 ,- ( Euro) / recommended retail price: 199,95 Euro
String tension: recommended : < 13 kg ( >< AB Ti < 16 kg)
Colour: Black frame with a rusty orange/ red colour scheme
For 2004 Carlton introduces the Rasmussen line with the traditional oval shaped head and the Powerblade line (for the first time) with iso shaped heads.
With introducing the Rasmussen Tour, Carlton seems to continue the line of the traditional shaped and sized “allround” rackets like the Carlton Rasmussen and Carlton AS1.You won´t find gimmicks like “Muscle power frame”/ “Flexon technology”, “Concave Technology”... in this model, but for the first time Carlton uses a new designed handle cap, which allows a lower flex point by simply using a rubber – plastic handle cap construction, but in opposite to the short cfs cap the new handle cap has normal lenght ,which will ( can) support your net play by providing enough ( grip-) space on the cap.
Again another airblade racket, which can be strung at high tensions. After using it for one session ( with the original Carlton strings, which I personally do not favour), it seems, that the Rasmussen Tour can generate a lot of power while providing great control for the player.
Unfortunately the price of the racket is unreasonable high ( because of “Rasmussen”!?).
04-27-2004, 06:05 AM #2
Is this racket available in singapore?
04-27-2004, 06:17 AM #3
hmm, from the image - seems to be a classic, not iso shaped head?
04-27-2004, 06:42 AM #4Originally Posted by coops241180
then go to badminton/racket ...
04-27-2004, 09:17 AM #5
see also www.centralsports.co.uk and go to "Browse Catalogue"
They appear to have 3 ranges now
Powerblade/Airblade/Rasmussen Titanium 40/47/50 GBP
Powerblade/Airblade/Rasmussen Lite 57/65/65 GBP
Powerblade/Airblade/Rasmussen Superlite 73/77/80 GBP
Powerblade/Airblade/Rasmussen Tour 105/97/120 GBP
Rasmussen Superlite is listed at 84g
Rasmussen Tour is listed at 90g
In the other Rasmussen Tour thread I guessed
"I would guess the Rasmussen Tour would start at about RRP of 140-150 GBP and retail around 110-130 GBP"
maybe Carlton read it and thought, "hmmm that sounds about right". The RRP is 150 GBP
04-27-2004, 12:08 PM #6
Central Sports seem to suggest that all the new rackets are "flexible". This can't be right, can it?
04-27-2004, 02:26 PM #7
i would rate the rasmussen tour to be stiffer than the airblade lite 03, comparable to the airblade 2000
04-27-2004, 06:27 PM #8
central sports have the worst racquet stats....phone them up to ask. on some models, they don't even have weight or balance point..
04-27-2004, 06:34 PM #9
yeah and for the new at800of they dont have the flex.
they also say everything is for "power", or if it is a defensive racket they say "for those seeking control with power", of course we want that, that is what evveryone wants!
I often laugh when reading what they have said.
04-29-2004, 07:42 AM #10
after more testing, i think that the rasmussen tour feels like the ( good) old ab rasmussen, so my old rasmussens are getting retired soon!
04-29-2004, 07:58 AM #11Originally Posted by MinZen
wonder if you can get them cheaper anywhere else
wonder if jonas would play with a 'rasmussen'
wonder if jonas would like to comment/compare the carlton rasmussen range with any of the forza's?
Last edited by coops241180; 04-29-2004 at 08:01 AM.
04-29-2004, 08:17 AM #12
04-29-2004, 08:20 AM #13Originally Posted by mjwhitfield
They say all the airblades are stiff, except the Lite which is medium-stiff.
(how stiff they mean, I don't know. I think they term "medium stiff" as being stiffer than "stiff")
04-29-2004, 08:30 AM #14Originally Posted by QWJr
wow - some good deals there - do they deliver to the UK????!!!
04-29-2004, 08:33 AM #15
i really don´t know, but you must have similar deals in the uk!?
04-29-2004, 08:41 AM #16
the uk is the ripoff capital of europe if not the world!
they might come thru eventually, but not as quickly as elsewhere..
04-29-2004, 08:45 AM #17
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