View Poll Results: Why do you need a new racquet?
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Broke your current racquet
Just wanted to get the latest cool racquet
Add to your collection of racquets
It's a classic, I must have it!!!!!!!
Need a back-up
The racquet was made for me so I must have another just in case I break my first
Curious to try a racquet everyone was talking about
A little of everything mentioned
Thread: Why do you need a new racquet?
02-18-2003, 07:27 PM #18
Maybe if I hire 4 hit persons, one for each limb, I might actually stand a chance against Chen Hong. He can probably attach a racket to his head, hop around on crutches with 4 broken limbs and still beat me 15-0, 15-0. Oh well, cheaters don't always win.
02-19-2003, 06:15 PM #19
A good chance to get a good racquet for a good price...why not? (eventhough I already have 2 of the same kind).
06-07-2005, 02:28 PM #20
Whats wrong with 'Need a new racket because my old one is crap and to advance I require a slightly better one.'?
06-07-2005, 10:51 PM #21
Answer #2 will grab the lion's share of votes.
I predict around 30% while the other 70% are lying.
06-07-2005, 10:55 PM #22
I agree with penguin my old racquet is crap!
06-07-2005, 11:51 PM #23
Originally Posted by pengu1ns
06-13-2005, 02:40 AM #24
For me , its a little bit of everything metioned ... ahaha.
06-13-2005, 10:00 AM #25
just didnt like my racket. mp 22 is ok when playing singles. but its totally crap for doubles, thats why i had to get another racket being the at 500. i also have another mp 22 which is a back up. the 2x mp 22's are strung with bg 80 at 20 lbs. i love the feel of these rackets, // (im too cheap to get mp 99...) so my reason is that doubles is a different game = different racket....
06-14-2005, 05:37 PM #26
Must do something to be able to win....I know it must be because of inferiour racket I constantly loose
What, did I hear anyone mumbling that it is the player who needs to improve?
Nah, I've always been told that the racket "improves" you
But seriously, I bought new rackets last year because I wanted to try something other and also to have some backups when playing tournaments.
It's no fun to compete and break a string and then have to borrow a completely unknown racket (and strings) in the middle of a game.
06-19-2005, 03:27 AM #27
The cab fetish has hit me!! That's why I went round buying the Cabs. More to come
06-19-2005, 05:32 AM #28
That's part of the game. You look for anything to give you the edge. This includes how good your current racket is and is there a better one that you have not tried. When we do find one, it makes us happen and we play better because of that.
06-19-2005, 08:11 AM #29
but mainly it is psychological. you think ooo i have a flashy racket, must play better. also makes you try more so therefore better performance. on the other hand.... waste of money..
06-22-2005, 06:18 AM #30
Because a new one is available.
06-23-2005, 02:45 PM #31
Originally Posted by S4MadMan
06-25-2005, 12:31 AM #32
Originally Posted by Chu Pa
I do it
Because I like the different feedback from different rackets
Because I get more power and/or more control
Because it feels so good to explore a new racket and to see its strong as well as weak aspects
Because I like to string with different strings at different tensions and thus allowing me to explore even more aspects of new rackets
Because they're better than the old ones
Because they have nice paintjobs
Because I need backups
Because I want same rackets with different tensions for different purposes
Because I'm a badminton connoisseur that like a good rally with shots that feels good and with a sensible level of vibrations
and oh my! how many people wine about how the new rackets are not really better.... but hey, it's all relevant
And I want to write about my dislike for new players who buy rackets their stars use because it looks cool or whatever... they go like: "ah man! I saw this mp99 which lin dan(whomever) uses. When I get this I'll be much better!"
loser loser loser loser loser poser poser poser poser poser poser
they have a complete lack of any sensible thinking regarding materials and qualities of rackets
Last edited by Robin (SWE); 06-25-2005 at 12:37 AM.
06-25-2005, 02:49 AM #33
You forgot 'I don't know what to do with the extra money I have'.
07-05-2005, 09:13 AM #34
I have very recently purchased 2 x YY AT500. These replace my pair of Donnay Superlights (100% 1 piece graphite racquet and super light). I have had them for over 15 years now. Anyone remember those?
You've gotta spoil yourself now and again.
There is no point keeping loads of money in your bank account. You can't take it with you anyway. You just never know. As they say... "Life is a beetch and then you die".
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