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Thread: Recommend me a racket please!
08-07-2006, 08:47 AM #1
Recommend me a racket please!
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.
Last edited by discopanda; 08-07-2006 at 08:59 AM.
08-07-2006, 10:39 AM #2
Forgot to add...
I've been thinking of the Airblade Tour or Airblade Superlite or Powerblade Tour
08-07-2006, 10:41 AM #3
Originally Posted by discopanda
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.
08-07-2006, 11:29 AM #4
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.
08-07-2006, 12:49 PM #5
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?
08-08-2006, 01:19 AM #6
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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