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    I found my mom's old badminton racket from high school from 20 years ago and was wondering if it's worth still using. It's a Yonex Carbonex 8. I've heard of the Carbonex series, but this one is kinda outdated. Worth using this one for high school? Or should I just buy my own racket? Thanks to whoever helps!

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    I would say this racket could be used for training and kept as a collection. It would be better for you to go and buy your own racket. (ie. Buy Arc Saber 10!!!, j/k, something decent).

    My family relatives do have a Cab 8 themself just sitting in storage.

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    I have that, and it's still being produced now.. so I guess it's not that bad.
    Honestly, it's like a whip. Quite hard to use because of the small sweetspot, but it's really powerful. I used that racquet when I just started playing badminton, and I still use it sometimes for fun.

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    It is still a good racquet for high school. Since it is from 20 yr ago, I will say, restring it at about 16X18 lb. May be next year you will be ready for a new one. It was one of the higher end racquet at that time.

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    my dad has a real oldschool racket, once i get back from finals i'll see if he still has it. It's made of freakin' wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoName1225 View Post
    my dad has a real oldschool racket, once i get back from finals i'll see if he still has it. It's made of freakin' wood
    A CAB8 is also a 'real oldschool' racquet
    I've seen a boy using a newly restrung wooden racquet before.. I asked him what tension he had strung it to, but he didn't know.. so I felt the strings, and it felt like.. 16-17 lbs or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhirata View Post
    A CAB8 is also a 'real oldschool' racquet
    I've seen a boy using a newly restrung wooden racquet before.. I asked him what tension he had strung it to, but he didn't know.. so I felt the strings, and it felt like.. 16-17 lbs or so.
    no aluminum bro, it's all 1 piece wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoName1225 View Post
    no aluminum bro, it's all 1 piece wood.
    That's not 'old-school', it's ancient.

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    Carbonex 8, aluminium head, separate T and carbon shaft, I remember playing with one in the past, not a patch on a modern racquet performance wise but durable and a lot better than the full steel racquets that tend to be used in school gyms.

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    My brother used Cab 8 SP back then - he was very good.

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    the cab 8 is a cult classic racquet, especially the DX.
    i've seen some of my friends string it up to around 22-24lbs before without any problems.

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    I still have (and occasionally use) the Carbonex 8.
    And, um, I'm no ancient... not yet

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    Compare to the lousy rackets most PE classes provided to students, I will say cab8 is not a bad choice, especially if you have the strength and if budget is a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamzz View Post
    the cab 8 is a cult classic racquet, especially the DX.
    i've seen some of my friends string it up to around 22-24lbs before without any problems.
    all hail the DX!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wocdam View Post
    all hail the DX!!!
    yeah, an amazing racquet for its time, there were never any worries about durability back then, these things were almost invincible.

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    i used to have 2 of those, suffered many tremendous clashes during play. the rackets gave up on me only when my nephews took them for sword sparring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wocdam View Post
    i used to have 2 of those, suffered many tremendous clashes during play. the rackets gave up on me only when my nephews took them for sword sparring.
    Lol! do you have pics of that?

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