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08-09-2007, 06:54 AM #1
Ooooooo SHIIIIIIINEY! Part II: SOTX CP5000
Per a few people's request, here are some pictures of my new SOTX Circle Power 5000s (CP5000).
Thanks to a guy named "Jerry" at www.sotxsports.nl for delivering the rackets so fast.
I haven't tried the CP5000 yet (just received them late yesterday) but here are some initial impressions:
+the frame is an iso-oval-aero shape making it swing through the air quite effortlessly. Oh my did I say "effortlessly"? Eeepak must be rubbing off on me.
+the CP5000 frame is a bit thicker than normal frames. Initial impression, it hits quite solidly, feels very stable.
+the logo on the end cap is finally etched and not some sticker that will fall off in 5 minutes. Maybe SOTX does listen to me.
+Though not a great design (it's pretty good in my book), it's far better than SOTX's previous designs. Except for the 7i, I feel SOTX is improving on its racket designs. Kudos!
+The electro shiney paint is pretty cool. This racket is definitely eye-catching.
+The circle power "bulges" are only at the 3 and 9 o'clock areas. The RSL X2 Pro has the bulges all over.
+Finally! A larger stock grip. The SOTX 3 1/2 is about a Yonex G3.
Last edited by DinkAlot; 08-09-2007 at 06:58 AM.
08-09-2007, 07:55 AM #2
You should work as a photographer! :-)
08-09-2007, 08:35 AM #3
nice photo, look forward to the full review!
08-09-2007, 09:04 AM #4
awesome racket. The weight seems quite odd though, I thought the cp5000 was suppose to weigh between 82-88g, yet yours 88.8. Did you get to chose if you wanted the racket weight closer to 82 or 88g?
Looking fowards to your full review.
08-09-2007, 09:27 AM #5
08-09-2007, 09:40 AM #6
Wow cool rackets looks a bit like the RSL Milienium X2s..Besides that I have never used a SOTX before..
08-09-2007, 09:49 AM #7
I think it is over price in Singapore. The CP-5000 if I'm not mistaken it cost around SGD$ 320-00.
Btw, what does the "Circle Power" means ? It is related to the design of the frame just like RSL "Pulse" system frame ?
08-09-2007, 10:10 AM #8
What technology is that and how does it improve a player's game?
08-09-2007, 10:15 AM #9
OH! nice looking rackets, can't wait for your full review Dan
08-09-2007, 10:43 AM #10
I love the Victor.. So The technology is very promising, cant wait to try the new SOTX:es...
I also think Chen Hongs new Victor racket has this tech..
08-09-2007, 06:21 PM #11
Master NGP, how stiff is the shaft again compare to CAB 22?
08-09-2007, 06:44 PM #12
08-09-2007, 06:44 PM #13
08-09-2007, 06:59 PM #14
Stiffness from 1 to 10, 10 being stiffest:
10.00 = Yonex Cab 22, 2UG5
9.25 = Yonex NS9000-X, 3UG4
9.00 = RSL X2 Pro, 2UG5
9.00 = SOTX CP5000, 3U+G3 (best guess)
8.50 = Cab 20 Tour, 2UG4
8.50 = SOTX Woven 7i, 3U+G5
8.25 = RSL X1, 3UG4
8.25 = Woven 11, 2UG5
8.25 = SOTX D600, 3U+G5
8.00 = Cab 20, 2UG5
8.00 = DHS Top VS 3000, 3UG4
5.00 = Yonex MP88, 3UG4
3.50 = Eepak E1000, 4+UG4
1.00 = Gosen FP-6, 3UG4
Last edited by DinkAlot; 08-09-2007 at 07:02 PM.
08-09-2007, 07:00 PM #15
what's shop exclusive sell?
08-09-2007, 07:05 PM #16
08-09-2007, 09:10 PM #17
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