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02-04-2014, 07:31 AM #1
Need help with Yonex Armortec 900 Power
Hallo everyone, I'm a newbie here and I hope you can give me some guidance.
I consider myself as beginner to intermediate player and recently I've bought myself a Yonex Armortec 900 Power (string on 22lb). At the moment I'm struggling with generating a power and maintaining my defence especially if I play double.
Some said itís better to modify my Armortec before start looking to buy a new racket. I was wondering will it make a difference (defence) if I reduce the tension to 18lb.
Or perhaps keep the Armortec for single and get a new one for double.
Just in case if I've decide to buy a new racket, what recommendation do you have? I'm not planning to buy another top end racket
Note: I like to play aggressive and smash a lot
02-04-2014, 09:10 AM #2
02-04-2014, 12:27 PM #3
For a beginner to intermediate level, I will not recommend using the Armotec 900 Power, might probably get away with a Technique instead. Like Exert said, that is an extra stiff racket and will require greater technique to use properly. You can try lowering the BP of the racket but nah, and lowering your tension for the sole purpose of defense is not recommended as it might affect your offense later; 22lbs is a pretty good starting point in my opinion (for a teenager).
As to buying a new racket for doubles, it depends on what changes you expect. I would recommend that you try working on your technique (in both using the racket and positioning yourself properly for defense and offense) and slowly building up the power to use the racket. But if you still find that it's still lacking in defense or offense after working your technique to a reasonable level, then it's time to move on to a new racket because now you know that extra stiff and head heavy is not suitable for you, and will help you in making your next decision.
On a side note, the Armotec 900 Power were once used in both men's and women's double (i.e Kido/Setiawan) so I wouldn't say this is a racket strictly for singles.
02-06-2014, 08:09 AM #4
I agreed with all you said. I feel that AT is to heavy for double.
At the moment I'm thinking NS 100 or AC 7 or 9. What's your opinion on these rackets?
02-06-2014, 09:05 AM #5
NS 100, I've used it for my first
Year of playing badminton and it is easy to adapt too you don't need a strong wrist for that one. It's an all around racquet.
02-06-2014, 09:40 AM #6
02-06-2014, 12:30 PM #7
You won't like this advice, but here it is: dump the 900P, and get a medium-stiff mid-range Nanoray or Arcsaber (if you're sticking with Yonex).