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10-15-2008, 06:43 AM #1
Your Old School Badminton Racquet
When I started playing badminton.. The first racquet which was the talk of town were the Carbonex 8 - with the metal frame and the yellow handle.. Then later everyone wanted the carbonex 20 and 21..
What racquets did ya use or do u remember in your early days?
10-15-2008, 07:47 AM #2
im still using my cab 8.. old version.. aluminum frame.. carbon shaft
10-15-2008, 08:21 AM #3
my first racket was a kawasaki. was one of the lightest aluminium frame/steel shaft rackets around.
10-15-2008, 09:32 AM #4
Mine was a metal carlton with the squashed shaft!! Then moved onto a Pro Kennex graphite beauty, still got it today although cut down for 3 year old son!
10-15-2008, 09:46 AM #5
I remeber the racquet I used: Victor Colombia (black/red) later replaced by Victory Zenith (purple)
They are still in great shape...
Even today those are great raquets as they are being used by some kids in our club.
10-15-2008, 10:14 AM #6
Cab 8 aluminium frame ( gold color )
Pro kennex Boron
those 2 were quite famous in the old days
10-15-2008, 09:56 PM #7
Well you guys are just all youngsters. After I had played for about three years, a brand new state-of-the-art ultra-light racket came on the market, so I just had to get one. The Maxpy Fort Under-Five, by Dunlop. Yep, it weighed less than five ounces!! Steel shaft, wood head and handle.
Then everyone was totally stunned when Carlton came out with their first all-metal racket, weighing less than 4.5 ounces! Then 4.3 andů well, the rest is history.
I still have a Carlton 3.7 for nostalgic reasons, but I never play with it!
10-15-2008, 10:12 PM #8
Cant imagine myself using that racquet to play.. and can you imaging Lin Dan or Taufik using that to play tournaments.. lol
ciao da mao
10-19-2008, 12:54 PM #9
My first racquet was a Dunlop that had a dent in it. I got it from K-mart for less than $20AUS - Probably the only time I ever owned a racquet that matched my skills at the same time.
10-19-2008, 01:06 PM #10
I wish I had kept my old rackets .....
Carlton 3.7, 3.7x, 3.7s, MHR (mid head racket)
yonex carbonex 8 in various colours.
can't find any to buy now even on ebay...
10-19-2008, 01:14 PM #11
Back to 1986 my first racket was Yonex Carbonex 8 DX and still prefer this type to play even after get Carbonex 15 and 20.....
10-23-2008, 07:19 PM #12
my first racket was the wilson attacker from wal-mart...haha, the uber heavy all steel racket...can't believe i did wonders with that racket
10-23-2008, 10:07 PM #13
my first racket was a cab10 first gen.....
10-26-2008, 03:23 PM #14
dont they still sell cab 8 in some stores in HK? I thought i remember seeing a couple in superstores 2-4 years ago? im actually trying to find one or two to buy. My cab 8 takes a pretty bad beating usually.
10-26-2008, 03:46 PM #15
First decent racket I had was a teardrop Carlton, with some sort of funky shock absorbing system at the cone.
Best racket was my trust Carlton Powerflo 85G.. sexiness made with carbon.
10-28-2008, 07:10 AM #16
the first racket that i had was my brother's Dunlop Under 5, the 1st racket that i bought was a Yoneyama wooden head
10-28-2008, 05:21 PM #17
still have a cab7 with me
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