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    Default Carlton AB Rasmussen Tour - "review"

    ...unfortunately I was not able ( "invalid...") to post a review in the review section.

    FACTS:

    Weight: 84 gr. (Carlton)
    Typ: regular length, oval shaped head
    Material: Carbon
    Balance: even balanced/ around 28, 5 cm ( with overgrip) >< AB 2000 around 29,3 cm ( w. o.)
    Flex: stiff
    “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”!?).

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    Is this racket available in singapore?

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    hmm, from the image - seems to be a classic, not iso shaped head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coops241180
    hmm, from the image - seems to be a classic, not iso shaped head?
    There is a new serie with iso-frame, named carlton powerblade. the first iso-frame rackets from carlton !! looks cool

    --> www.comido.de/shop
    then go to badminton/racket ...

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    see also www.centralsports.co.uk and go to "Browse Catalogue"

    They appear to have 3 ranges now
    Powerblade
    Airblade
    Rasmussen

    giving them
    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

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    Central Sports seem to suggest that all the new rackets are "flexible". This can't be right, can it?

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    i would rate the rasmussen tour to be stiffer than the airblade lite 03, comparable to the airblade 2000

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    central sports have the worst racquet stats....phone them up to ask. on some models, they don't even have weight or balance point..

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    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.

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    after more testing, i think that the rasmussen tour feels like the ( good) old ab rasmussen, so my old rasmussens are getting retired soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinZen
    There is a new serie with iso-frame, named carlton powerblade. the first iso-frame rackets from carlton !! looks cool

    --> www.comido.de/shop
    then go to badminton/racket ...
    aaaah -the rasmussen tour is classic - the powerblade tour however is isoframe - now that could be an interesting racquet.. might have to have a test of that one..

    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?

    Neil
    Last edited by coops241180; 04-29-2004 at 08:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjwhitfield
    Central Sports seem to suggest that all the new rackets are "flexible". This can't be right, can it?
    they list all the Powerblades and Rassmussens as flexible.
    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")

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWJr

    wow - some good deals there - do they deliver to the UK????!!!

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    i really don´t know, but you must have similar deals in the uk!?

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    i wish!

    the uk is the ripoff capital of europe if not the world!

    they might come thru eventually, but not as quickly as elsewhere..

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    ...otherwise you may email frank from www.comido.de ,if he can send to the uk and what difficulties amy occur.

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