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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky_Boy02 View Post
    ... What about LD? He switched back to N90 from n90II? Why?
    Did he ?

    That will really screw up Li-Ning's marketing programme !!!

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    LoL. WCH uses Dunlop. LD still didn't use the N90II....ever.


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    Joachim Fischer uses Babolat at Hongkong Open 2012. I don't know what type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker View Post
    Joachim Fischer uses Babolat at Hongkong Open 2012. I don't know what type.
    Hoping that Babolat sales increase.

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    I kept looking around and nobody has a definitive answer whether pros rackets are different from those commercially sold.... I.e. the zforce lcw uses n e zforce we see in shops... How about limited editions? If there's is any difference in quality for normal rackets dat pros use n we use, what if I buy, for say, zslash taufik? Will the quality will be same or different as the one he uses? Any ideas? Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jernan View Post
    I kept looking around and nobody has a definitive answer whether pros rackets are different from those commercially sold.... I.e. the zforce lcw uses n e zforce we see in shops... How about limited editions? If there's is any difference in quality for normal rackets dat pros use n we use, what if I buy, for say, zslash taufik? Will the quality will be same or different as the one he uses? Any ideas? Thx.
    I thought i have mentioned it before.

    The answer is yes and no.
    Yes, if they are using rackets with racket code which are sold commercially for specific region, for example SP, JP, DX, etc.
    No, if they are using rackets with racket code which are not sold commercially, for example KP,CP, etc.


    Pro rackets that i have tested are different than the one readily available for mass market.
    I have tested so far for Yonex, and Victor, have not tested for Lining and Kason, although i feel it would be different from the one in the market. The reason of why i could not enforce this answer for all is that, i am only comparing one sample of pro racket, let's say MX80 with 2 samples of ordinary MX80, thus the probability of error would be high. With that said, i strongly believe that pros are using different racket with ours, mostly. There are pros who still use Yonex SP code which is the code distributed by Sunrise for South Pacific region though.

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    @Licin thx for repeating cos I can't really see ur comment thru 90 pages in this thread lols. So how about limited ed? A zslash taufik sp vs national team one? Still different? Cos limited eds can be slightly different from the normal ed, because the players want it tailored to them meaning that some specs are tweaked. So I wonder whether these tweaked version still has the difference when it comes to comparing a commercial vs pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Licin View Post
    Hoping that Babolat sales increase.
    Focus more on badminton then their product sales will increase

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    It seems Lee Chong Wei has switched back from the LTD version of the Z force to the original. This photo is from the Hong Kong Open 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbert.Sa View Post
    It seems Lee Chong Wei has switched back from the LTD version of the Z force to the original. This photo is from the Hong Kong Open 2012.
    Must be because I started using the original hehe. It looks better anyway. Wasn't the LTD mainly (marketing) for the Olympics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jernan View Post
    @Licin thx for repeating cos I can't really see ur comment thru 90 pages in this thread lols. So how about limited ed? A zslash taufik sp vs national team one? Still different? Cos limited eds can be slightly different from the normal ed, because the players want it tailored to them meaning that some specs are tweaked. So I wonder whether these tweaked version still has the difference when it comes to comparing a commercial vs pro.

    Hahaha, i was not stating it in this thread.
    I have tried those limited edition player edition rackets ( Arc10PG, 900PLC, AZTH ) in SP code but has not tried the player issued code, so i can't really comment much. However, i am stick with my original comment that player issued racket differ to commercially issued racket. As whether it is beneficial to the users or not is questionable, since it will take into account your technique, stamina, footwork, a lot of other factors which is more important rather than the racket itself.

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    yeah , it was. But i thought LCW prefered the LTD vesion because he did use it for a few tounaments after the London olympics. And he does like yellow-coloured racquets.

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    @licin thx for reply. Sometimes I wonder too whether commercially sold rackets crack n chip easier so that we can buy more n they earn more, bt pros have like almost unlimited supply of rackets from the company so if the pros rackets spoil easily they will spend a fortune replacing them, so the company makes those pro rackets more durable or strong or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leezzy View Post
    Jan Ø Jørgensen rackets http://instagram.com/p/NhAFAnylmM
    what does fivetwosix mean by 'dangerous photo' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxout View Post
    Did he ?

    That will really screw up Li-Ning's marketing programme !!!
    He always did that,remember?From AT700OC,Yonex wanted Lindan to change to AT900P,and AT700LTD,with commercial poster that's made with LD's picture,but LD didn't want to change.
    Have u guys ever wonder if he's actually still using the AT700OC repainted to N90??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smichz View Post
    Have u guys ever wonder if he's actually still using the AT700OC repainted to N90??
    What you have said may have some merit

    If you compare the recesses grommet groove of the N90 and the AT700 (all excluding the 2012 Premium), you will notice that on the N90, the recess starts on the 16th grommet from the throat while on the AT700, the recess starts on the 21st grommet (also) from the throat.

    When you compare the high resolution pictures of Lin Dan's racquet, you will notice that for most of the "older" pictures show the conventional N90 frame design:



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    However, if you compare the pictures above to the racquet that LD used in the 2012 Olympics..



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    The start of the frame recess is on the 21st grommet, which is similar the AT700 design. The racquet in question even has the U shaped grommets at the throat which the N90 does not have

    In conclusion, there are two major possibilities which could explain why, which are:

    1. Lin Dan had Li-Ning make an exact outer-physical copy of the old AT700 for his new N90 (you can see that the N90 he used in the 2012 Olympics have the new Li-Ning logo at the butt cap while he had always used the old logo N90 prior to this). The physical profile of the racquet frame can change the swing feel of the racquet, which maybe what LD was aiming at achieving with the "new" N90.

    2. He simply convinced the Li-Ning racquet factory to repaint his most competition-trusted AT700 collection

    Which ever the truth is, it does not change the fact that the N90 is a decent racquet which has a different feel but at the same time almost better ratings on most of the performance criteria compared to AT700OC.

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    Personally, I'd guess he had Li Ning build him sth as close as possible to his previous AT700. While I can't be sure, I think he wouldn't have too many ATs left over - and with the rate most pros go through rackets, he would've needed at least 20 near-perfect ones in the Olympic preparation+competition alone (he seems to be rather sensitive about the weight/BP, as he sometimes puts back a fresh racket after the test hits and looks pretty angry every time he has to change a racket due to the string breaking in a match against LCW).
    However, you can't be too sure about anything with that squad - I for one can't believe how many take the N50 and N70. Both are rather flexible rackets, at least those they sell here in Germany, and I find it very hard to believe those super-fast guys are more tolerant towards that than club players of my level. Otoh it makes no sense to produce a different N70 for Cai Yun when he is/was adverdised to use the N33 (might as well make his custom racket look like an N33, then).
    Still waiting for the day someone manages to get a racket from a pro and saws it open to compare with a standard version of the same model

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