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    Default Arcsaber 9 good for offensive? better than arc 10?

    do you guys know if the arcsaber 9 is a good racquet for smashing/ clearing? Is the racquet head heavy or head light? and finally, is it better than the arcsaber 10 in general?

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    I would say Arc7 and Arc10 would be better than Arc9.

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    My Arcsaber 10 just shattered. I didn't mishit or anything, just went for a smash and the frame collapsed. It was strung at 28Lbs so I can't send it back either. Still, the reaction I got from the people on the court next to me was awesome. Their jaws just dropped.

    The Arc10 was an awesome racket for the 3 months that it lasted. I won't be getting another one though. It's just too fragile; I believe Oldhand, one of the mods here has had durability problems with the Arc10 as well.

    The Arc9 is even balance to slightly head heavy. I'd say it was a decent racket for smashing and clearing but if you get fast head speeds, there are better rackets.

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    Could it be "stringer error"??!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Could it be "stringer error"??!?!
    Don't think so. I'd had the the strings on it for a while. Wouldn't a stringing error have shown up sooner?

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    is there a review for this racquet anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shot3gun View Post
    is there a review for this racquet anywhere?
    Did you try searching? I remember Silentheart made one comparing it to Cab30MS and ARC7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstevens View Post
    Don't think so. I'd had the the strings on it for a while. Wouldn't a stringing error have shown up sooner?
    Do you use the Arc10 very often during the 3 months of ownership ? During these 3 months, did it get alot of mishits on the frame ?

    A friend of mine had a Carlton Nanolite 9500 for a few months and it was strung at 28lbs (max stated tension on the racquet). During those few months there were quite a few mishits and the racquet collapsed during a smash when a guy borrowed it.

    I was quite shocked as I bought the same racquet strung at 28lbs but have sold to another fren and it is still ok.

    So far, the racquets that I have seen collapsed are all due to mishits rather than outright clashed with another object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoky View Post
    Do you use the Arc10 very often during the 3 months of ownership ? During these 3 months, did it get alot of mishits on the frame ?

    A friend of mine had a Carlton Nanolite 9500 for a few months and it was strung at 28lbs (max stated tension on the racquet). During those few months there were quite a few mishits and the racquet collapsed during a smash when a guy borrowed it.

    I was quite shocked as I bought the same racquet strung at 28lbs but have sold to another fren and it is still ok.

    So far, the racquets that I have seen collapsed are all due to mishits rather than outright clashed with another object.
    I didn't make a vast amount of mishits. Hardly any in fact. I did use it often, it was my main racket for 12 hours a week.

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    12 hours a week, wow ! You are just too strong for the Arc 10

    From wikipedia, carbon nanotube under excessive tensile strain will go through permanent deformation, so maybe it is strong but not as durable ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoky View Post
    12 hours a week, wow ! You are just too strong for the Arc 10

    From wikipedia, carbon nanotube under excessive tensile strain will go through permanent deformation, so maybe it is strong but not as durable ?
    That is true, however, Arcsaber racquets use CUP-STACK nanotubes, causing better flexibility with less damage. It's basically bending a metal pole, and bending a metal chain

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoky View Post
    12 hours a week, wow ! You are just too strong for the Arc 10

    From wikipedia, carbon nanotube under excessive tensile strain will go through permanent deformation, so maybe it is strong but not as durable ?
    I suppose it's only 144 hours of play. The strong but not durable idea is interesting but maybe we'll never know.

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    Thumbs up

    I would say 144 hours is already passed by my Arc... I believe it's a factory failure xD... Too bad it's in 28lbs.

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