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Thread: APACS fan club
08-13-2010, 10:09 AM #3299
Compare Lethal 7, Lethal 90, Tantrum 200, Stern 100
I've recently started playing Badminton again after about 20 years, my old rackets were Kennex 858s that were looking the worst for ware and needed restringing.
Instead of getting my old rackets restrung I decided to treat myself to some new rackets.
I initially bought a two racket special deal which included an Apacs Stern 100 and an Apacs Lethal 7.
As expected the Stern 100 played very similar to my Kennex 858s - a good all round racket.
The Lethal 7 was a great suprise being very fast and powerful. Using the Lethal 7 my backhand power improved tremendously with no extra effort.
Very Impressed with these rackets I decided to try the high end rackets i.e. Tantrum 200 and Lethal 90.
I was a little disappointed by the Lethal 90 it looks and plays like a slower/heavier version of the Lethal 7 - on the other hand it has more control and is a lot more stable.
The Tantrum 200 is my racket of choice it gives excelent control, is very stable and can generate a good deal of power.
Note these are my opinions after 6-8 games with each racket (I reserve the right to change my mind in the future), the rackets were strung as follows:
Stern 100 - Yonex BG80 at 23 pounds
Lethal 7 - Apacs Stern 9 at 24 pounds
Lethal 90 - Yonex BG80 at 25 pounds
Tantrum 200 - Yonex BG80 at 23 pounds
Here is how I rate each racket:
08-14-2010, 06:11 AM #3300
Just got new information ... there are 3 more new rackets from Apacs (i think all of them are beginner series) :
- Wrex Stinger
- Wrex Hammer
- Wrex Zen
specs for Rapier88 & Rapier110 :
Weight. : 4 U(84-86 gr)
Flex. : 8.5-9.0
BP : 285+/-3
Length. : 675mm
08-14-2010, 06:15 AM #3301
Anyone knows the differences between the Howler offensive and Speed?
both of them are upgrade version of Lethal 90 ...
08-14-2010, 08:20 AM #3302
08-14-2010, 10:42 PM #3303
08-14-2010, 11:54 PM #3304
the store owner mentioned that both product are still in final adjustment before release
so by now, they haven't released any detailed information about both racket
both racket are hi-end racket from apacs ....
and ... new apacs raket, Wrex Punch will be released by next month
08-15-2010, 12:44 AM #3305
Information that i have from one best seller APACS at Malaysia, now APACS more concentrate on their series. Such as Lethal, Slayer, Visible Hollow, Tantrum and etc. .
They have try to reduced the clones series. And they start using highest quality material for APACS mid end series, they already using CNT ( Carbon Nano Tube ). Using this material increase performance and feeling of the rackets.
08-15-2010, 02:24 AM #3306
08-15-2010, 03:16 AM #3307
Hye all, a new member here and this is my first post :-)
I'm looking for cheaper racket with good quality and the only brand in my mind is APACS. So instead of open new thread, i guess it is better to post it here.
Currently i'm using Gosen Aerolite 1 ( I don't know the exact model) which was a good racket until i strung it at 26lbs (NBG 98, the best string i ever used) and the head frame starts to shrunk and not stable. I really like this heavy head racket = good smash.
So i'm looking for a racket with these characteristic and need some recommendations :-)
1) Isometric/square shape
2) Heavy head racket for good smash
3) Can go higher in tension (26 or 28lbs)
4) Short grip
5) For double player
I got Yonex Carbonex 8600 and Finnex Nano Extreme but i just don't like it. A shop owner suggest me APACS Power Concept 700 and above but i just need some of your opinions.
Oh ya my level of play: intermediate and i'm getting better with the guides from this forum. Thanks in advance.
08-15-2010, 05:16 AM #3308
08-15-2010, 09:58 AM #3309
08-15-2010, 10:00 AM #3310
08-15-2010, 10:41 AM #3311
I must admit to be confused by what the numbers mean. The rackets state they have the following stiffness:
Lethal 90 = 10
Tantrum 200 = 7.5-8
Stern 100 = 8-9
Lethal 7 = 9.5
However to me the Lethal 90 and Tantrum 200 feel equally stiff, followed by Stern 100 with Lethal 7 the most flexible.
So if bigger numbers mean increased flex then the Lethal 90 seems the odd one out - it doesn't feel particularly flexible to me, unless of course mine is way off spec.
08-15-2010, 12:12 PM #3312
08-15-2010, 08:37 PM #3313
08-15-2010, 09:04 PM #3314
08-15-2010, 09:45 PM #3315
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