Li-ning Racquet that is similar to Yonex Arcsaber 10
As the title states, I just snapped one of my Arc 10's and am curious about the Li-ning hype. I live in Canada and have witnessed their surge on to the scene. Does anyone have any recommendations on which Li-ning racquet would be comparable to the Arc 10? Judging from looking at the two companies charts, the N50II seems to be in the same chart range but it does come with a medium shaft which I probably won't like.
I've always considered myself an all around player which is why I've continued to stick with the Arc 10. I had the Z-Slash for a while and found I could smash slightly faster but my net game suffered so I would always find myself going back to my Arc 10.
Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated guys
I think the N90II is the one you're looking for - at least it's close in stiffness. The N55 is probably the best fit in speed and heaviness, but noticeably softer.
In fact many of their rackets are softer, and quite a few noticeably head heavier as well. The N50II plays a lot heavier imop. N50 is at least in a similar range concerning speed, but again noticeably softer (but it's a near-perfect clone where looks are concerned ).
I went over to N55 when my Arc10 PG was broken
But I'm happy about the change. Like j4ckie already has mentioned it, N55 is noticably softer than Arc10. But on the other hand, I'd say N55 is more repulsive than Arc10. N55 is advertised as repulsive by Li-Ning. Arc10 is in the "hold" area on their rackets chart. It's pretty exactly that how I'd describe them in terms of repulsion.
It's a tad head heavier.
N70 and N70-II have a longer grip. I didn't like it. You'd better test them before.
: help me, "repulsive" has also the meaning "abscheulich" or "anstössig" in german. Am I using the wrong adjective? :P
N90II is really not all that head heavy. If you used the Arc10 before, I think you'll grow used to it very very quickly...also, a little softer might not be so bad. I know quite a few guys around here using the Arc10 who'd be much better (and probably happier) with a softer racket as they're not even close to tapping the Arc10's potential
Not saying that is the case with you but you might want to give a somewhat softer racket a try....it won't feel quite the same at first, but once you get used to the timing, it could well be more powerful and/or effortless.
: there's a whole thread somewhere about the meaning of the 'repulsion' vs 'hold' on racket charts...general consensus seems to be that repulsive means the frame is rigid/stable and won't deform much when you hit the racket, creating less 'hang time' than a frame that -like the Arcsabers- supposedly deforms on contact (so that you get more control).
Thanks for explaining. I already know the difference. My question was rather if I was using the correct word, since "repulsive" also means "abscheulich" and "anstössig" according translators from the internet, which seems weird for me :P
Repulsive is best translated with 'abstossend' (in the true sense of the word - etwas abstossend) or 'rückschnellend', referring to the idea of returning to it's natural form quickly. In this case, to avoid confusion, going with rückschnellend might be the better idea