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Thread: Advice PLEASE!
10-13-2008, 02:14 AM #1
okie people i've been lookin at some rackets and its for a gift and i've looked at some reviews and im down to the arcsabre7 or arcsabre10...abd maybe a NS9000 but ii was wondering whats your take their a novice/intermediate player so whats a good one?
10-13-2008, 02:45 AM #2
All 3 rackets are good in there own ways, how much are you willing to pay because if they are only a beginner/intermediate a good racket wont make a huge difference to their game
I have an armortec 700 which is a very good racket for me, gives me power, control and has a nice head heavy feel to it.
A friend of mine has a nano speed 9000 which he says is amazing on the offensive
Sorry i cant coment on the Arc Sabers but im sure someone here will
10-13-2008, 09:23 AM #3
If its a gift they are all very nice presents. Id say have a look at what your friend is using and get something that has similar characteristics unless of course they hate what they are using. You should also check their grip size and racquet weight when you've made your decision. Last thing you want is to get the right racquet with the wrong specs >.<
10-13-2008, 11:31 AM #4
Easiest racquet for a novice to use, and probably one of the more durable yonex ones now is the arcsaber 7... that being said, for a novice intermediate, buying a high end racquet doesn't really make sense.
10-13-2008, 11:36 PM #5
so does anyone have any more advice.. im leaning into the arc 7 so yea
10-13-2008, 11:58 PM #6
i agree with athelete1234. arc7 is less stiff than arc10 so it may be a better idea. although it may be a bad idea for a novice to buy a high end racket. but hey, even for a novice, having a high end racket feels 'special' so i totally get what you mean.
why not go for an arc9? it's a novelty, mid-flex so probably easier to generate power for a novice... and to top it all, the pink and the hearts! :O
10-14-2008, 12:07 AM #7
so arc7 what about the NS9000 or would that be to stiff also like the 10
10-14-2008, 12:10 AM #8
if you are heaven desperate to get her a 'nice racket', think of the lower NS"s
200+ dollars for a racket she hasn't tried either..... ask her before you buy....
10-14-2008, 01:22 AM #9
I would recommend the ARC 9 for a lady player as opposed to the ARC 7. Actually the pink is not too strong, it is a very very nice shade, it fact, the color given by Yonex is Ruby.
Though the ARC 7 is an excellent racquet, esp for defence, it seems that ARC 9 is as good for defence and power seems to be slightly superior to the ARC 7, maybe to make up for the lack of brute strength from the ladies ?
10-14-2008, 01:28 AM #10
10-14-2008, 02:16 AM #11
Since you stated she is a novice/intermediate, she might have a harder time clearing with a stiff racket (even worse with a very stiff one). So i wouldn't recommend the NS9000X. Arc7 is a very good racket, as is any high end Yonex.
However, the "best racket" is different for everyone. Based on what you said, I'd guess a med-flex racket could be easier to manipulate for her, thus the reason i recommended the Arc9, since it is the most flexible amongst Yonex high end rackets (to my knowledge at least).
A high end racket is a very nice gift (who here wouldn't want a 200$ racket for free, even better if it's from a friend?) but you wouldn't want her to "suffer" using a racket that degrades her game. I strongly believe that the basic of badminton is beeing able to make a full court clear, and -if she doesn't have yet the correct technique/power- a stiff racket could harm her game. Thus the reason I recomended the less stiff of Yonex high end rackets.
However, if she has no trouble to consistenly do a full court clear, then a stiff racket like the Arc7 would be great too. In that case, the elements you'd have to look at is her type of game, the looks, the weight and the size of the grip. Some people prefer 3U while others 4U. Same for grip. The looks are important too IMHO, because if you love your racket, you will get motivated to play more.
I hope this post is comprehensive, as it's getting late, and I hope I was of help!
10-14-2008, 02:27 AM #12
I have a ARC 10 which though supposed to be even balance, is slightly head heavy, in comparison the ARC 9 is head light and it feels very easy to move around. But most head light racquet suffers from lack of power unless you can swing faster to make up for the lack of mass but the ARC 9 seems to suffer only abit in terms of power.
I must however qualify that I didn't spend alot of time with the ARC 9, just did a few clears, drops and smashes with it and those are the impressions I get from the limited exposure I get to the racquet.
10-14-2008, 02:32 AM #13
YOu guys have been a VERY BIG HELP and this forum is awesome THANKS!!
10-14-2008, 02:34 AM #14
10-14-2008, 02:40 AM #15
Anyway, the reasons why I got the ARC 9 for her birthday is because :
1) Colors more appealing. ARC 7 definitely not as nice in terms of design.
2) Latest model
3) Play as well as the ARC 7, probably better !
I did try an ARC 7 for a while, but other than being good in defence, I don't get the feeling that it has power.
10-14-2008, 02:44 AM #16
Im a night owl lol sorry if i was keeping you up but i will retire for the night and if i have anymore question i will stop back But really Thanks for you guys time and in depth opioions been a huge help of and its actually for x-mas im shopping early this year thats a first
10-14-2008, 03:49 AM #17
If you have friends going to Thailand for holidays, get them to buy the top Yonex models as it is considerably cheaper. ARC 10/9/7, NS9000, AT900 and AT700 can buy for less than US$150.
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