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    Hello! My first post from Sunny Scotland.

    I'm looking for my 2nd racket. I've been playing for a year and have been using a 25 Carlton racket but would like a 'proper' one now.

    I'm 5'10 (not very heavy!) and have a decent 'all-round' game. I'm tending to be quite an attacking/aggressive player as opposed to defensive.

    Can anyone recommend a good Carlton racket suitable for me? Perhaps one of the Airblade or Powerblade ones? I'd like it to last a couple of years minumim as well.

    I'll be playing singles only if thats any use.

    TIA

    Philip
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    Forgot to add...

    I've been thinking of the Airblade Tour or Airblade Superlite or Powerblade Tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by discopanda
    Can anyone recommend a good Carlton racket
    assuming there are any?

    Why does it have to be a Carlton racket? There are a lot of other brands which make decent rackets like yonex/rsl/sotx etc. It's easier to find a suitable racket if you would broaden your search with some other brands.

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    Hello Discopanda and welcome to badmintonforum! I personally use Carlton rackets as well and I feel that they are very good rackets. If you were to play mostly singles, might I recommend the Airblade Superlite? Or the Powerblade Superlite if you prefer the extra sweet spot. But remember that the Powerblade does not have the aerodynamic frame profile.

    george

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    Hi guys. Well I don't suppose it has to be Carlton but they seem not to break (too often) and thats important to me as I can't afford a new one every month I also seem to play better with them for some reason!

    Is there really much of a difference between the Airblade and Powerblade Superlite?

    Thanks again!

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    yes, there is. the powerblades have isometric heads...bigger frame, bigger sweet spots, while the airblades have oval heads...smaller frame, smaller sweet spots.

    i had an airblade tour (nathan robertson's racket, orange & black. i dont like the older airblade tour, yellow & black) before, great racket. highly recommended if you like oval headed rackets. excellent balance of power & control.

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