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03-07-2009, 09:05 AM #103
Thanks for the reviews Danstevens, eagerly awaiting your scans now.
03-07-2009, 10:45 AM #104
03-07-2009, 10:51 AM #105
Below are some of Karakal's new rackets. You have Sunny (Karakalkat) to thank for these - I just uploaded them for him as he's rather busy at the moment and probably has more important things to do. Anyway, enjoy
Top left is the MTec 70 gel, top right the MTec 75 tattoo, bottom left the Tour gel and bottom right the Tour Gel lite.
03-07-2009, 11:34 AM #106
Hey Dan, thanks for the email. Seeing as you've posted the images here I thought I might as well post here instead of PM.
I like the look of the new Karakal racquets, but to be honest I still prefer the look of the 80 tattoo rather than 75. Now that it's dis continued perhaps I'll be able to get it cheaper (like I did with my MP99). I'm also surprised you have an Arc 10.. aren't you like 15??
03-07-2009, 01:44 PM #107
I agree that the MTec 80 tattoo looks better than the new 75. I was hoping that they'd give the MTec 75 tattoo the old 80's paintjob. That would've been fantastic. You may get a good price on the MTec 80 tattoo (and I would highly recommend that racket), making it even better value. One of my friends has it and I've hit with it before. It's very easy to play with - much, much easier than the Arcsaber 10 or MTec 70 (my current racket).
Also, is there any reason you want to change your MP99?
03-07-2009, 02:03 PM #108
Here are some pics- It seems to be just paint that has come off the shaft, but it was quite a bit of paint as you can see, and I'm worried it may have cracked something in the core of the shaft. Like internal bleeding, I guess. I've only had the racquet since December, and I love it, and now it's been discontinued. But the ARC10 just felt so elegant in comparison, it really was a cut above.
[There should be two thumbnails above, please let me know if you can or can't see them]
Edit: just checked the size of the scrape - for scale, it's about the same size as a 2 sterling coin in diameter. That's about an inch I guess.
Last edited by Destricto_Ense; 03-07-2009 at 02:05 PM.
03-07-2009, 04:00 PM #109
Wow! The paint jobs on the M-Tec 70 Gel and the M-Tec 75 Tattoo are very nice. I feel some regret of having ordered the M-Tec 70 only a few months ago. I missed out on that awesome paint job, hah, bad karma. The M-Tec 70 is a great racket though, extremely stable and powerful, despite its weight. I was eyeing Karakal's new tennis rackets too they have a Tour Tattoo Gel and a Tattoo Gel. It looks very nice, although I doubt to ever have the chance to demo one in Canada. Sunny, do you know anyone near you that distributes the Karakal Tennis rackets? Anyways apart that, back to badminton!
03-07-2009, 09:56 PM #110
got my catalogue throught oday and there seems to be numerous new designs and racquets.
i was a little dissapointed with the mtc 80 tattoo as it didjt suit my play, good racquet regardless, but wasnt really for me. ended up using my arsaber 10 for a while whilst trying to adjust to the tattoo, but it just wasnt happening. the racquet was too headlight for me.
karakalkat, danstevens, could you give a review once you tried the new racquets.
03-08-2009, 05:21 AM #111
Destricto_Ense, whether it's all in the mind or not, that's a pretty ugly piece of damage. I am very sorry to see such a nice racket maimed like that by a beginner. Again, I think you should have a look at the Tour gel or Tour gel lite. From the specs, they look most ex-Yonex user friendly. I'll compare it to the MTec 70 and Arc10 in my review.
03-08-2009, 05:21 AM #112
well, had a look through it myself as well (the digital version, I didn't get a print).
The mtec70 / 75Tattoo both look stunning...Too bad they're both just too light for me to play singles with
Hope my mtec80Tattoo's hold up, because they'r beeing discontinued. I'd love to test out those Tour-Gel's though (hope they're a bit headheavy).
The only thing I think is a shame is the so called "flex cap" or something.... I have to grip over over, because otherwise it starts squeeking when I smash or do a wristshot...
03-08-2009, 07:02 AM #113
Change the oil
I wish I could afford to order 200 in each balance point but just dont have the capital to do it...Maybe one of these days I will contact the other distributors to work out a combined order....sure would be nice...
03-08-2009, 07:36 AM #114
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03-08-2009, 07:37 AM #116
I just tape my grip up the the '8' in the "tattoo limited edition Mtec 80" on the shaft. it works
But oil is a nice way to do it as wel
But, just being a player myself. When will the new clothing and rackets get distributed to all the country's? Is everything 'already set in motion'?
(because, from my experience with sotx, the new rackets would be set up to be 'new' but not available for another month... And yonex always gets a limited sample of all the new stuff in march, but no full availability for another month or so)
03-08-2009, 08:01 AM #117
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