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    Default Please recommend a racket for a female beginner?

    Hi, I plan to buy a badminton racket for $50~150 range for both single and double games. I am a beginner player with a soft wrist and don't have a lot of power. Please recommend one racket. Thanks!

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    If you are in NY, contact www.nycbadminton.com as they are dealer for Yonex, Wilson and SOTX. Without knowing too much detail from you, I will say SOTX Woven 8/8A, Yonex AT500 should be well within your budget range. If those are too stiff for you, Yonex MP66 is also a good choice for female players.

    If you attend brooklyn badminton club instead, contact sunny (the manager), and he can help you to order some yonex products as well.

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    Sorry laeybuddy but I don't agree with you. Irmix says she's a beginner... AT500 etc isn't necessairy for beginners,is it?... In the beginning of your badmintoncarrier the racket doesn't make that much of a difference.
    You just need a racket that can resist some smashes and isn't from steel

    You could buy isometric 75 mf light because it is a good light racket for beginners...

    If you really think a very gbood racket would improve your play alot, you could indeed buy AT 250 or 500, althought I don't think it's necessairy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptail View Post
    Sorry laeybuddy but I don't agree with you. Irmix says she's a beginner... AT500 etc isn't necessairy for beginners,is it?... In the beginning of your badmintoncarrier the racket doesn't make that much of a difference.
    You just need a racket that can resist some smashes and isn't from steel

    You could buy isometric 75 mf light because it is a good light racket for beginners...

    If you really think a very gbood racket would improve your play alot, you could indeed buy AT 250 or 500, althought I don't think it's necessairy.

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    I see your point. However, I really don't think ISO75 MF is that great of a racket, especially when you consider it's not really not that much cheaper. Also, with the default string, I doubt it can satisfy her need of single games.

    Of course, AT500 is not eaxtly a pure "beginner" choice, but it's a fairly safe choice when you compare to rather extreme ones like AT700 or NS9K. If At500 is considered to be too much advanced or too expensive, I did also listed Woven 8, MP66, etc as other alternate choices.

    Overall, try and figure out what to buy.

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    Hmm oké... I don't know the price over there, but over here if I check a shop AT500 costs 2-3 times more as ISO75... but oké, it doesn't matter, AT500 indeed is a good racket and if the price isn't a problem for Irmix, that would be great.

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    you should try Yonex Iso75MP

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptail View Post
    Hmm oké... I don't know the price over there, but over here if I check a shop AT500 costs 2-3 times more as ISO75... but oké, it doesn't matter, AT500 indeed is a good racket and if the price isn't a problem for Irmix, that would be great.

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    At500 is surely about 3 times the price of ISO75. However, she said her price range is $50-150, which covers about all the med or med to top range of rackets already.

    Surely, she can pick things like ISO75, MP29, AT150/250, etc. However, They can be either too heavy (2U or even 3U, consider she mentioned that her wrist is weak/soft), or not very promising for her "single game" request. AT500 is 4U in US market, which I believe could be a better fit.

    Of course, always need to demo as much rackets as possible, then make a decision, base on the performance vs. price ratio.

    Personally, I still prefer SOTX Woven 8 within my initial list. It's cheaper, lighter, and is a great all around racket.

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    Im in the UK Scotland so I'm not sure if you can get your hands on it but what about , the Ashaway Nano Superlight. Here are the specs !

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    • Shaft: Carbon
    • Head: Isometric
    • Flex:Medium
    • Weight: 75g
    • Composition: Titanium/Graphite
    • Case: full


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    i think use a yonex Any model will do for beginner make sure u buy light for soft wrist i got soft wrist i use TI5 yonex light

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrmix2006 View Post
    Hi, I plan to buy a badminton racket for $50~150 range for both single and double games. I am a beginner player with a soft wrist and don't have a lot of power. Please recommend one racket. Thanks!
    Soft wrist means you should have some flex (med. to high) Which ever racket you buy do not string it over 18#....this is more "forgiving" on off center hits...
    My beginner students have found the Karakal 860 Ti works great for them...has some flex, ISO head for larger sweet spot and you can beat the dickens out of it without it breaking....also lite weight at 80grams....You can get more info at www.giadinhsports.com I think they sell for about 50usd....
    Last edited by Oldhand; 02-07-2008 at 11:28 PM.

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    muscle power 45 seems to work. medium flex..never used it though.
    AT250 is ok as well

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    For $150 range. You could go with Arc7 if you shop overseas. If it is not advisable to go with that high end, then the considerations of what LazyBuddy has mentinoed, I would agree with.

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    u may try ti-1...........

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    How about MP88?Lots of female players use that i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    For $150 range. You could go with Arc7 if you shop overseas. If it is not advisable to go with that high end, then the considerations of what LazyBuddy has mentinoed, I would agree with.
    Arcsaber 7 costs more then 150 USD..? Over here best price in whole Belgium is 150€ strung(220USD)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptail View Post
    Arcsaber 7 costs more then 150 USD..? Over here best price in whole Belgium is 150€ strung(220USD)...
    I guess that's Belgium. Arc7 for at least around $160 USD without string and with shipping included.
    Last edited by Matt; 01-14-2008 at 02:13 AM.

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    whatever u think of buying, make sure u try it out first to make sure its wat u really want...

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