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  • Broke your current racquet

    205 12.34%
  • Just wanted to get the latest cool racquet

    190 11.44%
  • Add to your collection of racquets

    126 7.59%
  • It's a classic, I must have it!!!!!!!

    40 2.41%
  • Need a back-up

    215 12.94%
  • Impulse buy!!!!!!!!

    123 7.41%
  • The racquet was made for me so I must have another just in case I break my first

    99 5.96%
  • Curious to try a racquet everyone was talking about

    206 12.40%
  • A little of everything mentioned

    457 27.51%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin (SWE)

    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!"
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    they have a complete lack of any sensible thinking regarding materials and qualities of rackets
    I kind of feel that way too. But then again, we can't really say that their doing something wrong, cause what if they're thinking towards the future, and instead of buying a crap crap crap racket and then when they get good buy the 99, and just cutting right to the 99. And it does help their game that very very very minor bit in the beginning.

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    That's if the racquet even last that long. A big "IF" in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by BethuneGuy
    I kind of feel that way too. But then again, we can't really say that their doing something wrong, cause what if they're thinking towards the future, and instead of buying a crap crap crap racket and then when they get good buy the 99, and just cutting right to the 99. And it does help their game that very very very minor bit in the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chu Pa
    Why do you need a new racquet? Take the poll and tell us why.
    because i am a badminton fanatic and get excited about anything badminton.

    good enough a reason?

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    Default Dilemma, dilemma...

    Bluejeff,

    I think that shapely sexy CAB30 MS 2U/G5 in the Shuttle-House catalogue is speaking to me in a very daring and provocative manner. Do I really NEED it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chu Pa
    Why do you need a new racquet? Take the poll and tell us why.
    I am on a never ending journey to find the "Ultimate" racket for my style and standard of play.

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    Since I own a store, i guess i just need to keep on top of my ball game. But as a player, trying out new rackets in part is good for me because it makes me aware of particularities of my technique. I think, more specifically than the so-called 'power' or 'control' comparisons from racket to racket, that it's very significant what the flex, length, weight and balance of the racket is. Changes in these variables highlight strengths and weaknesses in my game plan, so it's easier for me to know what to improove.

    Eg. if i use a head heavy racket, i'll be more careful of my deffense since i'll be slower, and if i use a head light racket i'll be more aware of preparation for shots since i'll lack power and will need more refined techinque.

    I'm sure a lot of people advocate sticking to a single racket, and i agree, but i say every now and then mix it up and you can learn a lot about yourself.

    I think there probably is an 'ultimate' racket for everyone, but this 'ultimate' configuration may change from time to time depending on the evolution of the player. What's ultimate for me a year ago isn't what i consider ultimately personalized right now, and who knows what i'll be using a year from now.

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    Normally i see a recquet and think 'that looks nice and ive got money burning a hole,' and then i buy it. Then a couple of months later i see another racquet that i like and think 'why on earth did i buy that other racquet, this one is soooo much better' So for me its impulse.

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    I am for the one racquet principle for two reasons:

    I don't play competitively, so it's wasteful to invest money on more than one racquet, not to mention they don't come cheap and I only trust Yonex.


    If the racquet is too light or heavy, I will work to overcome that weakness
    instead of splashing for another which I may not always use. Almost bought a Ti-7 Light for the reason that the Ti-10, awesome in power as it is, causes quick fatigue due to the head heaviness and slower response.

    So what did I do? Carry on with the Ti-10 instead, continued on working on the arm in terms of driving practices - result: longer 'arm endurance' on the court and quicker response time than the past. I may still not match the better players on the court, but I am definitely better in technique now on the court than I was.

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    It's not that my current racquet is bad, but I think I need better as I become more serious. With the numerous attractive racquets out there, you have to feel the impulse

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy75
    Bluejeff,

    I think that shapely sexy CAB30 MS 2U/G5 in the Shuttle-House catalogue is speaking to me in a very daring and provocative manner. Do I really NEED it?
    I may not be bluejeff, but cappy yes you do need that racquet. Can't you hear it calling your name :P?

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    Because my racket was stolen. After I got my new racket I found out that someone from another school accidentally took it and got it back.

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    now i m a collector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    now i m a collector.
    Thats alot of Cabs there.. No wonder i can't get one. Hehehhe. Well nice collections you have there.

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    Actually I didn't have to buy a new racket coz my current racket is the most suitable for me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    now i m a collector.
    This is too much!!!! I just broke my mp88 with a crash with an uncle.. mind gip me one.. I will never ever buy a racquet more than rm150 anymore...

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    erm...I bought 3 more of one of my on-off use racquets, because...they were 18 each in a sale , super racquet for that price, and I don't mind lending one or two to friends when I'm playing them if they don't have their own racquet, if I'm teaching someone how to play, etc, and sometimes even let them keep one if they are more on the serious side of playing badminton for long-term and are very good friends.

    - Why I need new racquets well err....to find the/an ideal racquet for me that gives me that 'special feeling' my old favourite racquet that I can't get anymore gave me!

    ...then I'd buy a few of them when I find a 'special' racquet then next time I break a racquet I won't be left in the dark searching for a new special racquet because that one's gone out of production

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    Would love to vote but..........all poll answers are not even close to why I get new rackets.


    I get a new racket when I find one that feels and plays better than the current racket that I am using. Doesn't have to be a 'new' model though.

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