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05-31-2007, 06:34 AM #1
Beginner's Racquet for better clearing/driving
Hi guys, i've just started playing badminton again 2 months ago. Looking for a recommendation for a resonably priced racquet.
- play twice a week, sometimes can go 4hrs+ in one of the sessions
- mostly doubles, mix in some singles
- beginner's level
- tiny wrists, girly arms, little strength, even less stamina
- have trouble clearing/ driving to the backcourt, esp. late in the session. Takes a lot of effort. Probably not the best technique, still working on that...
- currently using isometric 30 & wilson ti power
- looking for something under $100 cdn, pref. 3U
- want to be a driving/dropping type player, smashing power is not my priority right now
should i be looking for a flexible shaft over stiff? head heavy over
right now the ones that fit my price range are:
Wilson v8, v6 (great price, v6 = flex, head heavy, 3u)
mp21 (really pushing the budget)
mp23 (are they phasing this model out?)
cab800LT (xtra flex)
mp29light / at150 (probably just over budget)
Any other ones/brand that i can add to my list? Thanx in advance!
05-31-2007, 08:05 AM #2
At150 is great if you can get it
05-31-2007, 01:10 PM #3
I'd advice you to get the wilson v6. It's the racquet that I learned to play with. I find it very easy to use. I've got nothing but good things to say about the racquets.
The ones i have is not headheavy, they lean more towards the oposite. I don't know if they have changed them lately?
05-31-2007, 01:27 PM #4
you are going to want a flexible light headed racquet.
05-31-2007, 01:33 PM #5
RSL Diamond X2 FP, great for beginners and advanced players =P hehehe... price range is about USD $90 at the most. ebay has people selling it. think one of the seller name is marshall santoso.
talk to the person and make sure to bargain the price down =P. hope itz not a fake, i haven't actually dealt the this person, only talked to the person who's in asia currently.
05-31-2007, 06:50 PM #6
thanks guys! Flexible and light head... sounds like mp21... can someone tell me their impression of the cab 8600ti? Doesn't see many people using/recommending it.
Is there a SOTX or Victor racquet that's similar to mp21 and in my price range?
Last edited by danny_m; 05-31-2007 at 06:54 PM.
05-31-2007, 07:09 PM #7
cab8600 is more a beginner racket. it is light, but i feel not flexible enough. i would say great beginner racket, but i feel the isometric 75mf is a better racket for the same price. it is a lot more forgiving especially for a beginner.
i dunno about sotx or victor
05-31-2007, 11:40 PM #8
Go for Carlton Aerospeed 29
up to 28 lbs
It feel light and easy to control as well as for defence. Also have a power enough but for clearing and smashing...I think it suitable for double player.
06-01-2007, 08:40 AM #9
Light and Flexible are what your looking for - Ashaway VB, Carlton Powerblade Lite, Fleet FT85, Yonex Nano 6000? They should all do the job.
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