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    Default Common Misconceptions In Terms of Equipment

    1) a new racquet will make you that much better if your new
    WRONG. SHOES WILL MAKE A MUCH BIGGER DIFFRENCE
    2) Yonex's chart says XXXX racquet is for XXXX Type of player
    WRONG. GET WHATEVER YOU THINK FEELS GOOD. ANY DECENT RACQUET CAN BE GOOD FOR OFFENSE AND DEFENSE. (ie its the player not the racquet)
    3) High tension = high power
    SEMI-CORRECT. If you can flex those strings at high tension then yes they will give you more power. But if you are weak and can not, high tension will only reduce your power.
    4) Head Heavy = bad for defense
    WRONG. If you have enough strength, any racquet can be swung around just as easily.
    5) Yonex's recommended tension = MAX tension the racquet can take
    WRONG. These limits were arbitrarily set, so Yonex wouldn't have to honour their warranty as much.

    Can't think of anymore for now. Will add to when i think of some more

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    I say 4 is wrong because no matter how strong you are there is always a difference between heavy head and head light when it comes to defence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    I say 4 is wrong because no matter how strong you are there is always a difference between heavy head and head light when it comes to defence.
    how about superman?? is there a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifit View Post
    how about superman?? is there a difference?
    We all know superman doesn't exist but can you imagine his smash. He would break the shuttlecock, string and racket.
    Last edited by phandrew; 07-15-2008 at 03:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    We all know superman doesn't exist but can you imagine his smash. He would break the shuttlecock, string and racket.
    ok.... ok.... i see
    so, conclusion, string tension and head heavy/lite do matter if one need to choose for power or defensive play or all rounder or others.....
    thanks, phandrew...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    We all know superman doesn't exist but can you imagine his smash. He would break the shuttlecock, string and racket.
    nah the whole grip will turn into bits even before he swings the racket

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    nope, do you think Lin Dan has problems defending with an AT700? Did LCW have problems attacking with his NS9000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    We all know superman doesn't exist but can you imagine his smash. He would break the shuttlecock, string and racket.
    You forgot to mention the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnzw_rui View Post
    You forgot to mention the floor.
    It would be like the shuttlecock becoming a meteor hitting the court
    Last edited by phandrew; 07-24-2008 at 05:53 PM.

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    I would say for #4, head heav or heavy overall is HARDER to use for defense, but that doesn't mean one cannot defend well with a head heavy racquet.

    So I'd say, head heavy racquet is worse at defending than a faster racquet, but there are always exceptions (AT900T easier to defend with than MP99, new Ti-10, NS9000, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athelete1234 View Post
    I would say for #4, head heav or heavy overall is HARDER to use for defense, but that doesn't mean one cannot defend well with a head heavy racquet.

    So I'd say, head heavy racquet is worse at defending than a faster racquet, but there are always exceptions (AT900T easier to defend with than MP99, new Ti-10, NS9000, etc).
    AT900T has a aero frame design so it might be why it performs better when it comes to defending.

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    Yup, but that it's still head heavy. I'm just pointing out that it's an exception to the common "head heavy = slow, head light = fast".

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtC-604 View Post
    nope, do you think Lin Dan has problems defending with an AT700? Did LCW have problems attacking with his NS9000?
    for LD, it won't make a difference if it were mortals like us smashing at him, however, it does make a difference for LD if Fu Haifeng is on the other end of the court pounding down the shuttle at 200mph. everything is relative.

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    Did LCW ever play with NS9000? I only saw him playing with NS8000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    Did LCW ever play with NS9000? I only saw him playing with NS8000.
    Check youtube, HK open 2006. He also used it in WC2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtC-604 View Post
    nope, do you think Lin Dan has problems defending with an AT700? Did LCW have problems attacking with his NS9000?
    there are some double players that use AT700 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athelete1234 View Post
    Check youtube, HK open 2006. He also used it in WC2006.
    Thanks for help

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