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    Im not sure if this is the right forum :S , i hope it is :O

    If I am going to buy another racket , i would want a change. I would be looking for a flexible head heavy racket for quite a reaonable price.light to medium weight.

    I don't mind the brands any brand will do to be honest.
    But if anyone has any good reviews it would be really helpful

    Sorry everyone i put this in the wrong forum :S
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    Moved to the appropriate sub-forum.

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    TBH i'm not sure if their are any head heavy flexible rackets... hmmmm i'm just guessing though

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    Armortec 150?
    that is all i can think of right now. Maybe the AT 700, it gets pretty flexible even though rated Extra Stiff.

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    thanks oldhand

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    Quote Originally Posted by jymbalaya View Post
    Armortec 150?
    that is all i can think of right now. Maybe the AT 700, it gets pretty flexible even though rated Extra Stiff.
    I've got the armortec 700 its a very nice racket , but i wanted to find a flexible one.

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    Here's a couple (I wouldn't call them "recommendations" exactly):

    Black Knight Krypton XL
    "The Krypton XL has been built light and flexible, with an XL frame (68cm), but with the balance still toward the head, to generate a lot of head speed for less powerful players." www.blackknight.ca

    Who knows what that actually means - I couldn't find a balance point measurement anywhere, and "flexible" is equally vague. Not even sure where you'd get one - the UK website only sells 3 models of racket (including the Nanofire which I'm getting, yay me), and this isn't one of them.


    Wilson K-Strike
    Flex: Flexible | BP: 295mm | Weight: 84g

    There seem to be a few threads debating the durability/general quality of Wilson rackets, which is a bit of a worry considering they're about 65GBP. Never played with one so I can't comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    Here's a couple (I wouldn't call them "recommendations" exactly):

    Black Knight Krypton XL
    "The Krypton XL has been built light and flexible, with an XL frame (68cm), but with the balance still toward the head, to generate a lot of head speed for less powerful players." www.blackknight.ca

    Who knows what that actually means - I couldn't find a balance point measurement anywhere, and "flexible" is equally vague. Not even sure where you'd get one - the UK website only sells 3 models of racket (including the Nanofire which I'm getting, yay me), and this isn't one of them.
    Are you shure that a Krypton would be right for him? It is a hugely expensive racket, and I think its about the same price as a Arc10,
    And also
    Characteristics of the Vortex Krypton XL :
    Designed for: Advanced to International level
    Characteristics: The Krypton XL has been built light and flexible, with an XL frame, but with the balance still toward the head, to generate a lot of head speed for less powerful players. Although generally suited to singles, it is light enough to be excellent for very fast defensive play, but still hits hard for an attacking doubles player.

    So, I'll wait for kriss to comment, and I don't mean to bash your recommendation, but this is what I think.

    Personally I would recomend the Photon if he wanted a flexible and light racket, but hey, I'm probably wrong =.=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moncky23 View Post
    Are you shure that a Krypton would be right for him? It is a hugely expensive racket, and I think its about the same price as a Arc10,
    Really? I actually had no idea they cost that much - the rackets on the BK-UK website seem very reasonably priced, so I was kind of guessing it'd be cheap too. eg. Nanofire is 39.99 ($70CDN)

    You're absolutely right though - I'd never suggest spending that kind of money on any racket, and certainly not if it's just to try something different for "a change".

    I don't know much about the Photon - the Krypton was the only racket specifically described as "flexible", that's all.
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    Krypton XL
    String : Sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 21-30 lbs lbs
    Total Length : 68 cm
    Rigidity Index : 86 <----how to tell how flexible the racket is (Higher number, the more stiff the racket is
    Avg. Frame Weight : 82 g
    String Area : 352 cm2
    $269.95 is the price @ http://http://www.courtsidesports.com
    $279.95 is what the Arc10 costs @ the same place
    Xenon
    String : Sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 21-30 lbs lbs
    Total Length : 67 cm
    Rigidity Index : 85
    Avg. Frame Weight : 84 g
    String Area : 352 cm2

    Radon

    String : Sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 21-30 lbs
    Total Length : 67 cm
    Rigidity Index : 89
    Avg. Frame Weight : 86 g
    String Area : 352 cm2

    Photon PCV XL
    String : Ashaway string recommended
    Recommended Tension : 18-24 lbs
    Total Length : 68 cm
    Rigidity Index : 82
    Avg. Frame Weight : 75 g
    String Area : 362 cm2

    Photon PCV
    String : sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 18-24 lbs
    Total Length : 67 cm
    Rigidity Index : 82
    Avg. Frame Weight : 75 g
    String Area : 362 cm2

    That would be all of the higher level rackets, there is the Ghost PC and the Feather XL as well, but I have never tried them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moncky23 View Post
    Krypton XL
    String : Sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 21-30 lbs lbs
    Total Length : 68 cm
    Rigidity Index : 86 <----how to tell how flexible the racket is (Higher number, the more stiff the racket is
    Avg. Frame Weight : 82 g
    String Area : 352 cm2
    $269.95 is the price @ http://http://www.courtsidesports.com
    $279.95 is what the Arc10 costs @ the same place
    Xenon
    String : Sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 21-30 lbs lbs
    Total Length : 67 cm
    Rigidity Index : 85
    Avg. Frame Weight : 84 g
    String Area : 352 cm2

    Radon
    String : Sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 21-30 lbs
    Total Length : 67 cm
    Rigidity Index : 89
    Avg. Frame Weight : 86 g
    String Area : 352 cm2

    Photon PCV XL
    String : Ashaway string recommended
    Recommended Tension : 18-24 lbs
    Total Length : 68 cm
    Rigidity Index : 82
    Avg. Frame Weight : 75 g
    String Area : 362 cm2

    Photon PCV
    String : sold unstrung
    Recommended Tension : 18-24 lbs
    Total Length : 67 cm
    Rigidity Index : 82
    Avg. Frame Weight : 75 g
    String Area : 362 cm2

    That would be all of the higher level rackets, there is the Ghost PC and the Feather XL as well, but I have never tried them out.
    Wow thanks , a very nice post , I might go with a photon because it hasn't got a massive price tag. Thanks for this post again it must have taken a long time.

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