Thread: Racket Recomendation
01-04-2012, 08:07 PM #1
I am looking to upgrade up to a better racket.
I play 3-4 times a week, and very serious to develop as a badminton player.
All around type of player; clearís, drops, precision shots, smashes
I want a Performance type racket.
I am willing to spend anything.
I also play a combination of singles and doubles.
Also, I was looking at the ArcSaber 10? Any suggestions.
01-04-2012, 08:44 PM #2
Arc 10 is a good start. Its a good all rounder for both singles and doubles.
What are you using currently?
01-04-2012, 09:15 PM #3
01-04-2012, 09:53 PM #4
Have you tried Arc 10 before? it is a good all rounder racket...Just like Visor said..
01-05-2012, 06:24 AM #5
You are damn funny. 2 threads in under 60 minutes about the same racket. In one thread you wrote you play 1-2 times per week, in this thread 3-4 times per week.
01-05-2012, 10:02 AM #6
01-05-2012, 11:10 AM #7
Geez, give the newbie a break guys!
baddytime, what other rackets have you used? Do you like the Nanospeed you have? It is likely lighter in head than an Arc 10, so there will be an adjustment. It's cool that you have unlimited funds to buy , but nothing beats trying out lots and lots of friends' rackets to get a really good idea of what you want. Good Luck!
01-05-2012, 11:14 AM #8
I think baddytime = baddymania. Probably forgot his password or something. But as Fidget says...best to try out a friends racket if possible.
01-05-2012, 11:49 AM #9
I have always been interested in the Arc 10, but have never tried it. From players with experience with it, they say they love it. But would it take a long time to get used to? Does this racket suit my style of play?
Also with my Nanospeed 300, I like the racket, but I feel I am not getting enough power on my smashes, but my drop shots and clears, are great. Like I said before, I predominanltly play singles, but do play a fair amount of doubles. Just to clarify, this racket is good for both doubles and sinlges?
01-05-2012, 12:25 PM #10
Give the ARC10 a try. If it doesn't suit you the resale value and request is very good, so you can sell it without much loss.
The Nanospeed 300 is an entry level racket. Max. Tension 22lbs, midflex and even.
If you want to enjoy high tension above 24lbs with warranty you should not stay with Yonex.
01-05-2012, 01:02 PM #11
01-05-2012, 02:13 PM #12
With warranty from Yonex: 24lbs
With a really good stringer without warranty: 30lbs and a bit above
With bad stringer and without warranty and a broken racket: 25lbs
24lbs can be a decent tension, too high tension or too low tension. Depends on the players technique and strength, string and liking.
Some people here wrote that there is a LN very close to the Arc10. This can take 30lbs with warranty.
Last edited by ucantseeme; 01-05-2012 at 02:15 PM.
01-05-2012, 05:33 PM #13
Yeah my Li Ning N55 is similar but is slightly more head heavy and a bit more flexible = a bit more power, not sacrificing anything else, its also red and looks great! (not that looks matter :P)
01-09-2012, 09:39 AM #14
My technique is above par, but nothing special, and I have heard that the Arcsaber 10's potential is truly maximized when the tension is above 25lbs. Is this true?
01-09-2012, 09:57 AM #15
A racket has no "potential" except as a system with your arm.
Don't jump 8 or 10lb up from your regular tension and expect a terrific smash. However, experimenting with different tensions might be very instructive in finding what suits you with that racket. As long as you can afford it, the process can be fun.
01-10-2012, 10:57 PM #16
Any other rackets anyone can suggest that would be good for both singles and doubles, and where I can get more power?
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