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Thread: Head Metallix Badminton Racquets
04-24-2009, 10:52 AM #154
I'm not sure what is the bp for my 8k tour after strung and with overgrip.. As for the price, 'cause i get it directly from a distributor..
05-14-2009, 11:02 PM #155
I just received new Metallix 8000 from Amazon $62.95 with free shipping.
Too good to be true, but the seller was reputable and I pulled the trigger.
The racquet arrived nicely packaged, quality made so I guess it is real.
If anybody else is interested -
I've got absolutely no affiliation, just sharing the info. I hope it helps.
06-05-2009, 08:44 PM #156
Bought Metallix 10k Tour online from racketworld. 54GBP.
Wanted to get it re-strung but they wouldn't reduce the price so I thought I'll play with the original strings and get them strung in Malaysia when I go back in summer.
Played with it today. Overall, i thought it was a good racket but can't tell much abt the performance because I'm still not used to it and its not strung to my preferred tension. I couldn't get the 'touches' right.
I am still pleased with the buy coz its one of those racket that is easy to use. I've got an apacs nanospeed 9000 and to be really honest, its not my favourite. It can be good for someone else but doesn't fit my style. I can tell the metallix 10k will be better after re-strung with better strings and higher tension. So if there's a good price, its a good racket.
06-06-2009, 08:33 PM #157
A quick 6 month report on the Head M8kT.
Okay so I've been playing with the 8000 Tour for maybe six months now. I've had it strung at 24lbs and I use it mostly for doubles. I started playing when I was 16 but have had a very long hiatus before taking it up again a year ago, so you could say I'm an 'experienced beginner'!
I don't particularly think the M8k a forgiving racket. It's very light in the hand, even compared to a NS9900 which they're touting as 'The fastest racquet ever'. Quite unforgiving on slight mishits, but it does have decent punch when you get your timing right, which I feel is a little higher on the string bed than many ISO racquets. I do quite like the feel off the strings, which takes a little getting used to because it doesn't give as much feedback through the handle as say the Yonex or Babolats I've played with. This could have something to do with the strings though but I don't have enough experience to make any calls there.
The touch game on it is good, despite the lack of feel. I find it easier to generate slice cross-courts and in-tight tumbling spin with this racket. Where other rackets seem to need more headspeed to accomplish these types of shots, the M8k is sharp.
One thing I do striggle with sometimes is directional stability. I don't think my M8k in it's current configuration is particularly precise in the smash and long serving areas, but it is accurate in the short game. Again, this could be me, the strings, or a combo of both so I can't really make a definitive judgement there.
In general though, I've grown to like this racquet. It's very zingy and springy and that does take a bit of getting used to because it has a different feel to a lot of racquets, but when you consider the value for money it makes it a pretty good buy. It's also a great racquet if you're keen to break the monopoly and try something different, something maybe potentially better for your style of play.
Overall, this is a very light in the hand, sharp and zingy racquet. It's quite fast and adept at the net, but also punchy when weilded properly. Not super forgiving for the beginner, but it's a racquet you can easily grow into.
06-06-2009, 11:32 PM #158
thanks Easy tiger.
Have you had the chance to try the Head Metallix 8000, and the ability to give them a head to head review. while i have seem both in action, and have used it for a couple minutes, it wasn't good enough to make an early judgment.
06-07-2009, 06:09 PM #159
Nah, I'm probably going to try a different brand next.
How does the M8k Tour specs differ from the non-Tour version?
06-07-2009, 07:27 PM #160
Year of production.
06-07-2009, 10:32 PM #161
06-08-2009, 01:04 AM #162
I thought for the Tour version, the frame is thinner at the top portion ?
Off topic, Sealman, were you are Macpherson CC yesterday watching the Macpherson Open ? I think I saw you standing at the last row with a Volkl racquet bag.
06-08-2009, 08:53 PM #163
Just wondering.. From selytch's post about the $62.95 Head Metallix 8000 from Amazon.. Does anyone know that this is not a fake? I mean its like half of the price anywhere else.
06-08-2009, 09:57 PM #164
Ive paid mine at this cost. Its probably a real one.
06-09-2009, 01:20 PM #165
Ah, I hope its legit then. Does anybody know how to identify a fake head racquet? I've seen identifying yonex fakes but not other brands
06-09-2009, 06:37 PM #166
I wouldn't worry, its from a sports warehouse that sells many different items, and at a cheap price. i know many member purchased racket from there, including the head racket.
07-16-2009, 01:22 AM #167
PIC 6000 Head Tour
Got my 6000 Head Tour:
1) Light racket, Not Head Heavy, well balance, G3 grip
2) Smash power: 8/10
3) Defense: 10/10
4) NET play: 9/10 for Control
5) Head Speed: 10/10
Only problem is G3 grip size, I personally like small grip size.
So far, HEAD racket overall is BEST for your MONEY & quality compare to high end YONEX racket. I got Air flow 1, Head Metallix 8000 & now this one Head Metallix Tour 6000....going to grab some more HEAD for my collection. So far, my Yonex AT700 cracked on me, Yonex AT800 defend cracked on me, and my RSL 6100 cracked on me....ONLY survivor is HEAD--Best for toughness...WOW......
07-16-2009, 08:58 AM #168
I have Metallix 10k and 8k and i have to agree with you.
Ive tryed alot of racket before and my Head racket and im really satisfied of my Head stuff.
Quality/price = awesome. Try and youll be surprised.
07-16-2009, 01:51 PM #169
M8k Tour - All i've got to say is I'm not really too impressed. Far to flexy, however my string tension is stupidly low atm so we will see.
07-16-2009, 02:08 PM #170
I did have a Head Metallix 10000 at once. It was decent I'd say, nothing too special.
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