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10-17-2005, 01:37 AM #1
What is the lightest racquet?
I've been scrolling through several racquets.. and i've been wondering.. what's the lightest racquet?
10-17-2005, 01:44 AM #2
Kason Carvel U-3 & U-4
Kason Carvel U-3 & U-4, 77g, isometric, awsome racket to use for quick reflex and returns. Only $50.00.
Been using this racket for over a year and love it.
Definitely would recommend it.
Other one is the Kason Lepton F1 and F2. Also 77g, $60.00.
Originally Posted by whitestarzero
10-17-2005, 01:48 AM #3
10-17-2005, 02:12 AM #4
01-25-2007, 08:18 PM #5
I recently purchased the Karakal SL-70, and since it is said to be the "lightest racket in the world", the first thing I did, naturally, was to weigh it. I was sorely disappointed to discover that rather then being near 70 grams, it weighs in fact 84 grams! I understand that the 70 grams is frame weight only, but the strung weight is advertised as 75 grams, and I don't think that the weight of string and grommets is possibly 15 grams! I was dissapointed because there are many rackets on the market that weigh near 84 grams!
Has anyone else actually weighed their Karakal SL-70?
01-25-2007, 08:26 PM #6Originally Posted by jmh226
01-25-2007, 11:03 PM #7
The lightest racket I have is a fake Ti-10 at 79g including my own string and factory grip. Without the string and grip, the weight of the frame and handle is about 60g-65g. I don't know of any branded rackets as light as that. The racket has superb defense and power. But I no longer use the racket because the last time I used it resulted in a shoulder injury that took 3 months to recover from.
People should be careful on blindly following the weight specification provided by racket makers, because the information can be misleading and incompatible between one manufacturer and another. I believe Yonex rate their racket weights with the factory grip on but without the string. Other racket makers may rate the weight without the factory grip and without the string. I think the Karakal SL-70 is equivalent to a Yonex 4U.
Last edited by CoolDoo6; 01-25-2007 at 11:10 PM.
01-26-2007, 08:05 AM #8
winex superlight, 5U
02-08-2007, 12:55 PM #9
agree with viper!Carvel 3..i use it myself.
03-02-2007, 02:46 PM #10
hehe..Kason Carvel U-3 is 77-79gms.How's that?Even comes with a really cheap price.It costs about less than 20USD in china.
03-05-2007, 12:11 AM #11
I have a Karakal SL-70 (world's lightest racket) and personally, I think its great. Upon holding it you wouldn't think its that light a racket, but after I started playing it for a few months I realized that it really was light. I borrowed my friends nanospeed 8000 and it felt so heavy for some reason I couldn't play with it that well. Well that being the case you should get the Karakal Sl-70 if you want a light racket but don't want to change your racket for quite awhile. Also, its pretty durable as I accidently hit a metal pole while hitting a birdie agianst a wall and it got off with just a small paint chip.
03-05-2007, 01:22 AM #12Originally Posted by Bobbert
remind me to play on the otherside of the court when we play each other
As mentioned, this is a very light racquet... (karakal sl-70) I was never able to weigh the racquet, to verify the claims of it being the absolute lightest racquet in the world though... as others have done so, and said, it wasn't exactly 70g...
But, when I played with it, i almost threw my arm out, because there is such a lack of air resistance, and the frame was just too darn light for me...
I guess that's why I stick to the old 2U frames if possible... I cant play with the 5u,4u, and majority of the 3u racquets very well...
03-05-2007, 09:33 PM #13
Haha don't worry about that, I learned to stay away from metal poles the hard way .
I think that the SL-70 is really good for wrist players like me, but possibly not good for arm players? When I smash, its pretty much only me snaping my wrist rather than winding back and hitting it with as much force as possible.
03-06-2007, 01:39 PM #14Originally Posted by Bobbert
i shortened my description, because there's no point writing a book on my technique...
but as mentioned... my point was this; when swinging something as light as the sl-70, you have to adjust timing significantly, especially coming from 2u frames... which was my difficulty... i didn't like holding the shot till the very last second, or swinging so slow
anywho just thought i would clarify that
I'm still standing on the other side of the court! lol
edit: spelling again
03-07-2007, 12:25 PM #15
i believe the Black Knight Superlight series are one of the lightes around. They weigh 75g.
03-07-2007, 12:43 PM #16
Karakal SL 70
The Karakal SL 70 has the lightest badminton frame in the world and is the obvious choice for players seeking a super light yet powerful racket. Featuring a high strength head loop which can take up to 30lbs stringing tension.
It weighs 70g.
This is the cheapest I have seen it and this is the latest evolution of this racquet. I have played with it I am gonna buy one it's a dream to play with.
Last edited by Stealthboy; 03-07-2007 at 12:54 PM.
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