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Thread: racket length
01-02-2006, 06:06 PM #1
just read threw Laws of badminton.
it said a racket can be 680 mm MAX.
but the longest racke I've seen on Sotx's page is 670. shortest 665(?) and my ns8k is about 673.
one of the things i distinctly feel in a racket is length. my main objection against babolat...
but why isn't anybody(yonex, sotx, whatever) pushing this limit?
01-02-2006, 06:15 PM #2Originally Posted by jerby
hope this helps
P.S. Also I beleive Babolat have XL versions (Long +10mm) of most Satellite rackets.. But I haven't seen them on sale here in Sweden... D.S.
Last edited by twobeer; 01-02-2006 at 06:17 PM.
01-02-2006, 06:22 PM #3
must've read wrong, okay.
what do you mean 665+10?
01-02-2006, 06:31 PM #4
665 means standard length, +10 = 675
01-02-2006, 06:33 PM #5
on teh subject of racket length: what is benificial about a shorter racket?
01-02-2006, 07:30 PM #6Originally Posted by jerby
01-02-2006, 07:53 PM #7
BK has lots of extra long rackets (68cm). Check www.blackknight.ca
01-03-2006, 04:12 AM #8
Well, too long will not be a good thing anyway. When the racket is too long, the frame is too far away from the handle and that makes shots close to you hard to hit.
In doubles, it will be a big disaster as racket clashing will be everywhere.
01-03-2006, 11:26 AM #9Originally Posted by bluejeff
Some rackets have short handles and VERY long shafts still being regular (665mm).. so there are a lot of variations..
01-03-2006, 12:03 PM #10
Longer racket is good for extra reach. However, the extra length turns to be a con when u defending body shot.
01-04-2006, 10:38 AM #11
Pushing the the limit is not always a good idea. Imagine your stringing is done slightly wrong and the head is elongated and exceeding 680mm. You could of out of the competition where strict rules apply.
01-04-2006, 10:59 AM #12
To make a racquet that is a few mm shorter than 680mm is to give a margin of error also. If you use a racquet that is exatly 680mm long, and the overgrip is wraped over the butt, guess what, technically you are in violation now.
01-04-2006, 11:47 AM #13
That's why some rackets are extra long at the handle. For you to grip higher to defend body shots
Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
01-04-2006, 01:06 PM #14Originally Posted by CoolDoob
Anyway.. If you are pushing the limits.. It's an easy fix.. just bring a measuring stick in your bag...
01-04-2006, 01:08 PM #15Originally Posted by silentheart
What if it loosens at the end and hangs in the air.. clear violation??
01-04-2006, 03:13 PM #16Originally Posted by CoolDoob
01-04-2006, 05:07 PM #17Originally Posted by twobeer
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