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    Hi all,
    I'm looking at getting a new racquet and want some suggestions on what you think.
    I'll try give you some back ground.
    I've had about 2 and a bit years of group coaching from the age of 14/15. Didn't play for years and I'm now getting back into it. I currently play just once a week but want to start the group lessons again and more if pos. So in total will never be more than 2 - 3 times a week.

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    Not really a big smasher. More def looking to move opponent around the court and finish with a net shot or easy smash to kill the rally. Will be used about 60/40-65/35 for straight doubles to singles.

    Looking for something durable. Not currently planning on a competitive league or anything so want a racquet that will last over a year.
    Price range is going to be max of 60 but don't discount a racquet as I'm prepared to search for a bargin on ebay etc..

    Currently using a Yehlex YX-2000 3U-G5. It's oval head but willing to consider isometrics(I know they have a differnet shaped head and a bigger sweetspot but any advice on the differnece in feel? Will it be a big change etc?)

    Any thoughts you have would be much appreciated. Thanks.
    Gaz
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    Hey what do you think of Mp88?

    Be careful on ebay... theres alot of fakes lately^^

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    thanks for the advice so far. Have checked out a few reviews of the MP88 and its sounds good. Do you have any good web sites to buy them from?


    What about the Armortec 800 Def? That sounds like a quality model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth
    thanks for the advice so far. Have checked out a few reviews of the MP88 and its sounds good. Do you have any good web sites to buy them from?


    What about the Armortec 800 Def? That sounds like a quality model.
    AT800DE is a fantastic racquet but it does cost a bit more as well. Also, it still allows you to generate power while maintaining high maneuverability and is very forgiving. It's definitely one of the best racquet's I have ever used. If you have the money, I think that the AT800DE is probably one of the best racquet's around.

    If you can afford it, I'd say its definitely worth the investment.

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    I got a Carlton Powerblade Superlite a couple of weeks ago and have been very impressed with it. It feels significantly lighter than my other racquets and it's very maneuverable thanks to the light head. I also find the power very good, in fact too good at first as lots of my shots were going out!

    Coupled with the fact that it's only 45 from Centralsports, I think it's great value for money and you don't have to worry about getting a fake off ebay!

    http://www.centralsports.co.uk/shop....l&product=5395

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    Im gonna have to agree with Armortec 800DEF if you got cash

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