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Thread: APACS fan club
04-13-2013, 06:21 PM #5254
Apacs is made in Malaysia I believe.
04-16-2013, 12:12 PM #5255
just bought a Tweet 8000, can't wait to try it~
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04-16-2013, 06:59 PM #5256
apacs cap had a UK printed on it. is apacs a UK brand but made in malaysia?
04-16-2013, 07:35 PM #5257
Has anyone tried the Slayer 99 and Sotx W7?
04-16-2013, 09:34 PM #5258
04-16-2013, 11:17 PM #5259
04-17-2013, 06:21 AM #5260
It seems that the big 3 racquets from Apacs now are T300, L70 and Slayer 99. Has anyone tried all three racquets and wish to write up a small comparison.
04-17-2013, 06:25 AM #5261
04-17-2013, 06:46 AM #5262Originally Posted by phandrew
The T300 and L70 have the same boxframed rackethead and a 7.0mm stiff shaft, the T500's frame differs only in the shaft: it tapers towards the head giving it a more flexible feeling that the other two. The Slayer 99 is the odd one out with it's bizar frame construction, however it's very fast for a 2U.
The T300 is a solid even balanced racket, probably the fastest of the 3 (300/500/70). The L70 is almost the same racket, but a much more head-heavy racket. Both the T300 and L70 have that rock-solid feeling to them.
The T500 is just as headheavy as the L70, but more of a medium-stiff feeling. It's not as rock solid, but feels a bit more forgiving compared to the other 2.
I could never really get used to the Slayer 99, it's 2U even balanced with a diamond-shape (Bravesword-like) frame. It's heavy and still so fast, I broke a lot of strings on mishits with the Slayer 99.
However, if you can get used to it, it's most like the T300. Maybe it's slightly faster and more powerfull, it's also slightly less solid as the T300. But maybe that's just my perspective.
04-17-2013, 09:49 AM #5263
Demolidor, you're probably right. It's just that the NFS722, on 'paper', sounds like a racket that will work for me now days. I'm older, though not "old" (turning 35 this year), and I just can't play like I did in my 20's. It doesn't help that there was good number of years where no place was available to play badminton, so my arm just isn't in the shape it once was.
My interest in the NFS722 is due to wanting a lighter racket, something that won't require a ton of effort to wield. I notice now, even though my game is coming back nicely, my shoulder and wrist are just getting tore up using a heavier overall and head heavy racket, even if my technique is sound. And besides that, I'm not at a level of play a lot of you guys are in this Forum. I only get to play one day a week currently, until our group can get larger and show badminton is legit again for Anchorage, Alaska. I do get to play with people that have played (and done well!) in tournaments down in the states, and one of them even getting to go as far as playing in an Olympic qualifying tournament for the US.
ANYWAY, this racket just sounds ideal for me, was just looking for some more feedback on it. :-)
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04-17-2013, 07:04 PM #5264
04-17-2013, 09:20 PM #5265
T200/300: even balanced, 3U, stable frame. It's good at defending smashes and doing drives. The only issue I had is it's not as good for smashing from the rearcourt. I mean it's still good for smashing just not as powerful from the rearcourt. Great singles racket since you do more clearing and less smashing from the rearcourt (at least I do), good all-around for doubles as well. Many people on the forum enjoy its all-aroundness.
L60/70: head heavy, 3U, very stable frame. It's really good at defending smashes, a little slower with drives. Good smashes from all around the court. It's also a good singles racket since there are fewer fast exchanges like drives compared to doubles, while your clears and smashes are powerful. For doubles, it's a little harder to defend with since it is a little heavier, but it's countered by a powerful smash.
These rackets really depend on your strengths and weaknesses. So this is my play style:
-Defense: I'm good at defending smashes both backhand and forehand, so I was fine with both rackets
-Drives: I'm about average with these, so the T200 was a little better for me since it's more meaneuverable.
-Clears: L60/70 were better for clears, since they're more HH it went further and it was especially useful when you're out of position or doing a punch (attacking) clear. T200 was still good and went the distance but just requires a little more effort.
-Smashes: I like to make those big smashes to win the point or to set up a netkill. I would say L60/70 was better fore/mid/rear court whereas the T200 was good fore/midcourt, a little weaker in the rearcourt.
-Droptshots: I'm good at doing dropshots from any position on the court. No real difference with either racket.
-Netshots: I can do crosscourt netshots and tumble it over the net. No real difference with either racket for me.
-Stamina: After about 2 hours constant play with no breaks, I start making a few mistakes with the L60/70, not as much with T200. Both rackets have the same stiffness and I'm used to it so I wasn't sore from hitting too much with either racket.
-Strings: I usually use BG80 @ 23lbs. I can do an underhand clear end to end and pass the backline ~0.5 ft. @ 25 lbs. it lands between doubles service line and singles service line. I prefer to play @ 23lbs. since I need the power to get out of trouble once in awhile and it is more forgiving; the smashes are more precise for me.
I haven't tried the Slayer 99, but I would think it plays similar to the L60/70 since they're both head heavy and 3U. There's a 2U Slayer 99 but I think that's just ridiculous.
04-17-2013, 09:42 PM #5266
Last edited by surajaya; 04-17-2013 at 09:45 PM.
04-17-2013, 09:46 PM #5267
Slayer 99: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/APACS-SLAYER-...ht_4404wt_1348
Lethal 100: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/APACS-LETHAL-...ht_4548wt_1348
Overall they're really similar. Slayer 99 being a little more HH and Lethal 100's shaft is a little thinner by 0.3mm.
04-17-2013, 10:57 PM #5268
So which source is more credible ?.
04-18-2013, 03:46 AM #5269
From what I tried (I only briefly had the 100 in my hands) the rackets are identical, but the slayer99 has a stiffer shaft. But I tried the 2U of both.
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04-18-2013, 05:09 AM #5270
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