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09-23-2008, 08:46 AM #1
Need a Durable, defensive racquet
I purchased a Prince Y frame triple threat racquet and played with it for the first time last night. The racquet is/was perfect for the type of style I wanted to incorparate into my game (more defensive/clearing shots, shorts and drop shots) etc but after only 25 minutes of playing the shaft broke on me (from the handle) whilst doing a smash
It shocked me a bit as my doubles oppenent had to duck as the head flew towards him as some speed, luckily no one injured, just a broken racquet
I had to go back to my trusted Carlton AS1 to complete the match
Has any one got any recommmandations for durable, defensive racquets please, I do have quite a strong smash
The company I purchased it from will accept it back for a new replacement racquet
09-23-2008, 11:45 AM #2
Karakal M-Tec 80
The standard is headlite and still has strong smash....The tattoo model is my favorite and I have never had a better defensive racket...80 gram frame weight....67.5cm long 8.5 stiffness of shaft and can be bought in 28.5 balance point or 29.0....cost is 85usd for M-Tec 80 and 100 usd for Tattoo....They all have a 6 month warranty if bought from Gia Dinh Sports..
09-23-2008, 12:09 PM #3
What's your budget?
09-23-2008, 12:25 PM #4
Cheers for the response
My budget is £70 GBP sterling
09-23-2008, 12:27 PM #5
09-23-2008, 02:00 PM #6
09-23-2008, 04:24 PM #7
I usually purchase my shuttle cocks from central sports
I purchased my racquet from sweatband.com and theyve got karkakal racquets available so il more than likely upgrade to one of their top end range
cheers for all your advise guys
09-23-2008, 05:34 PM #8
So you are defensive player correct? You can have a look at SOTX Woven 2, Woven 5, Woven 8 and Woven 9 from Puppysports.
09-24-2008, 02:34 AM #9
09-24-2008, 10:24 AM #10
My 2 cents for Karakal (M-tec 70). I destroyed a Wilson something or other in a clash. Not a scratch/ding/dent on my frame. His racquet head split clean apart around 9 o'clock position. I was doing a backhand drop and he was going for a forehand smash.
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