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    Hi all!

    I have a brithday coming up and i've got about 70GBP to spend on a racket for myself

    Im a big Yonex fan and have been lookin at the rackets at www.centralsports.co.uk . I've managed to narrow it down to 3 unless anyone has any other suggestions from anywhere else:

    • CAB 20MS
    • MP66
    • Armortec 500
    Im an offensive player and like smashing. Play mostly doubles but singles from time to time. Any advice on which I should get? I also need to know which string to get with it and at what tension?

    thanks in advance for your advice

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    How much usd is 70 pounds?

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    Armortec 500. Its best of all. Best fo offence people and hard smasher.

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    agreed! at500! but i felt there is a missing X factor in that racket...

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    It depends on perferences and how you handle it. And your arm power.

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    I'd probably take AT500 or MP77 (if you still can find MP77 from somewhere). To me MP77 feels like a very solid racquet, and I'm quite an offensive player. If I were you I'd try to get the AT800OFF... I personally like BG80 strings with 22 lbs (for MP77). BTW 1 GBP = about 1.8 USD, so 70 is about 125 USD.

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    I am swingin towards the AT500 at the moment thanks guys. I get a dozen free aerosenas with it too . It comes with a factory strung bg65ti. Do you think its worth paying an extra 10 for custom string/tension?? Bear in mind im still only an intermediate player.

    thanks.

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    Why not? have a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexytom
    I am swingin towards the AT500 at the moment thanks guys. I get a dozen free aerosenas with it too . It comes with a factory strung bg65ti. Do you think its worth paying an extra 10 for custom string/tension?? Bear in mind im still only an intermediate player.

    thanks.
    The at500 is a solid overall performer. Regarding the 10 restring; it is not really neccesary. You don't get that much better performance, out of increasing the tension by a few pounds. Instead, save up the money and wait for Christmas, until you can get some new badminton/squash shoes.
    Last edited by jcl49; 05-28-2005 at 01:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcl49
    The at500 is a solid overall performer. Regarding the 10 restring; it is not really neccesary. You don't get that much better performance, out of increasing the tension by a few pounds. Instead, save up the money and wait for Christmas, until you can get some new badminton/squash shoes.
    great. Thanks for your advice guys

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    i'm questioning whether you should leave the string as it is

    from what many people have said about the BG65Ti string, generally people find that over time, as it loses its tension, it loses its feel bigtime. depending on how long that racket has been sitting on the shelf strung, i might recommend you consider the restring, if you see the need. personally i would, but thats only my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcl49
    You don't get that much better performance, out of increasing the tension by a few pounds.
    I will say it depends. If increases from 24 to 28, it might not be necessary, as it might already out of the player's ability. However, increase from 16 to 22 might be a smart investment, as 16 is too low for int. lvl player.

    Therefore, it depends. If the string is useable (i.e. within the player's ideal range), keep it. If tension is way too low or too high, or the string does not fit for his/her style, time to invest a bit more.

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    Im buying it off the internet so I guess i'll just have to hope that it comes well strung! If not I guess i'll have to fork out a bit more to get it restrung

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexytom
    Im buying it off the internet so I guess i'll just have to hope that it comes well strung! If not I guess i'll have to fork out a bit more to get it restrung
    Hi

    I have had a few rackets from Central Sports (via the internet). There service, speed of delivery and quality is excellent so you should have no problems with them.

    I have had an armortec 500 (sold it now) and I was not to keen on it as it has no character. I am also a big smasher but I prefer head-light rackets, I have the MP44, MP66 & NS7000 and I love them all. I will not advise on which racket to get, all I will say is try the different rackets (if possible) before you make a final decision and if you cannot try the rackets then at least try some head light and head heavy rackets to see which you prefer.

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