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    Default Armortec vs. Muscle Power

    My dad is looking for another new racquet. He has his eyes set on a MUSCLE POWER 99/ MUSCLE POWER 100 and an ARMORTEC 800 OFFENSIVE.

    He is a very wristy player and he doesn't like the weight of nanospeeds. He likes the look of the MP 99. He like the feel of power
    PLEASE keep me posted on some of the prices. He is going to Malaysia

    Thanks

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    If he's wristy, he should love the Nanospeeds. If he doesn't that's no problem. What skill level is your dad currently at? Also, why the AT800o? The AT900P is a replacement for it (eliminating durability problems and just generally refreshing the AT800). Also, check out the AT700.

    All of the choices would be great for an attacking player but he should try them first to see which one he likes most. I could recommend something and he could hate it. We've never seen him play so we don't really know a lot about him. It's what he likes that matters so he should go and try all of the rackets on his shortlist.

    In Malaysia, make sure he looks out for fakes. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Even if the price sounds about right, check the racket over.

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    Then go for MP99 then.IMO,MP99 is stiffer n less head heavy compared to 100.If u go for AT800of,then u're going for an extra stiff with a heavy head.Ur choice..

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    Is your father stuck on Yonex as a brand? Otherwise, as I've come to notice, there are quite a few other excellent brands out there which are easily accessible in the asian market. You might want to take a look at those since you could probably get 2 different rackets for the price of one Yonex. Plus some of them have an awesome look about them. Just looking at that m-tec 80 tattoo edition... I don't know that'll be able to play with it lol, it would make a great decoration on my wall ^^

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    hahahah thnx guys for the advice.

    We have also seen a muscle power limited edition. It looks sorta dull but if you guys have I would really like to know a bit about it thnx

    Soz for the lack of information. My dad is 42yo, right handed, wristy player. He doesn't like Nanospeeds because to him it feels to light. He is looking for something around NZ$200+/-. He needs something High ended.
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    you make it seem like the name and brand of the racket is more important that its functionality...

    Just get an ARC 10... And let him know 50% of the pros seem to be using and it's the lastest and greatest racket series from Yonex...

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    Quote Originally Posted by armour-shuttle View Post
    hahahah thnx guys for the advice.

    We have also seen a muscle power limited edition. It looks sorta dull but if you guys have I would really like to know a bit about it thnx

    Soz for the lack of information. My dad is 42yo, right handed, wristy player. He doesn't like Nanospeeds because to him it feels to light. He is looking for something around NZ$200+/-. He needs something High ended.
    The MP limited is actually said to be worse (less hardcore) than the MP99. It really isn't worth going for unless you want to have it as a collectors' item.

    By light, do you mean headlight or just light? If you mean light, they have similar weights to other Yonex rackets (3U is most common) so he'll probably have to look at other brands. If they are too headlight, he will be able to go for an AT700 or MP 99 or similar.

    Also, is your Dad's skill level good enough to warrant a high end racket?

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    The MP limited is not a high end racquet and I don't think it is a limited edition (limited production/quantity) like the AT700 Limited or the AT Limited. Color scheme very similar to the MP99 but it doesn't play close to the MP99.

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    Judging from the choices you've given, seems like your dad is referring to disliking head-light racquet rather than an overall light racquet. Have him browse the armortec series and my own personal preference is towards AT700 for its head-heaviness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoky View Post
    The MP limited is not a high end racquet and I don't think it is a limited edition (limited production/quantity) like the AT700 Limited or the AT Limited. Color scheme very similar to the MP99 but it doesn't play close to the MP99.
    Then why is it called Muscle Power limited? It's certainly rare (at least in the UK). Or is the limited part limited as in limited performance? Still, I agree with you, it's a bad racket for a high price so you may as well look elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstevens View Post
    Then why is it called Muscle Power limited? It's certainly rare (at least in the UK). Or is the limited part limited as in limited performance? Still, I agree with you, it's a bad racket for a high price so you may as well look elsewhere.
    Thought the MP limited is just MP99 with a fresh paint job and they are limited in the sense that only a few are painted that way. Other than the looks, it should play and feel just like any other MP99.

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    That's why I said I don't think it is a limited edition instead of confirming it is definitely a limited edition. Reason being that for a limited edition, the pricing is pretty low (if remember correctly, less than S$150) and I can see it in a lot of the sports shop in Singapore.

    Compare that to the AT700 limited, not as easy to find, though I know a shop in Queensway still have 3 pieces of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwu42 View Post
    Thought the MP limited is just MP99 with a fresh paint job and they are limited in the sense that only a few are painted that way. Other than the looks, it should play and feel just like any other MP99.
    No, it's definitely more flexible. I much prefer the MP99.

    Over here, the AT700 is more common than the MP limited but neither is easy to find.

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    Ok thnx everyone for your help
    The decision was that my dad is getting a MP99
    It looks very cool
    Thnx again for helping us with this decision

    does anyone know what the average price for the MP99 is in Malaysia :

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    If your dad is a wristy player who prefers a even balanced racket, a bit of weight, stable and good power, think the MP-99 or MP-100 will suit him , though its often considered that the MP-99 is a somewhat faster handling racket .

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    Sorry off topic but.......

    Gladius!
    Haven't seen you post in BC for a long time.

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    I would think MP99.

    What happened to Gladius? Still playing?

    Modious: start another thread?

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