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    I've only got 2 racquets as well ...

    Yonex Carbonex 8 & 23 (Both SP)

    *What does the SP stands for? (Curious here)

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    Default Re: Hey, another Talbot guy!

    Originally posted by Brett
    Hey Andy,

    I just got a Quadrapower 951Ti and like it quite a bit. Your story with the Arrowspeed 1500Ti's is making me a bit nervous. Hope I don't run into the same problem with my iso headed Talbot. I've never heard of the Autograph Super - what is that one like? Thanks.


    Hi Brett,

    I really liked my Arrowspeed 1500's as well. I originally bought 2 and used them for just over a year. As I had heard they were being discontinued in this country I decided to get another one. I then unfortunately managed to crack the head of one of the older ones, so I stopped using that one. Everything was fine for a few weeks...During a defence practice, I was returning smashes, when I hit through a shot and the shaft basically snapped right where the shaft joins the handle. Then about a week later, exactly the same thing happened to my new one!

    I sent them back to Talbot and they sent me one of the IsoPower range as a replacement (I can't remember the model, but it was the black and grey one). The older one was too battle damaged to be replaced apparently! I didn't like the new one, so I sold it on. That left me with one badly cracked racket, hence why I have ended up using MP77's now.

    The Autograph super is a pretty old racket now. I got them in October 1994 I think, and I used them for years, but I preferred the balance in the 1500Ti. The autograph super is a bit head light for my taste these days. Having said that, they have lasted well. If my MP77's are still perfectly usable in 8 years time I'll be impressed!


    With regards to the 1500Ti's, I'm pretty sure that the breaks must have been caused by manufacturing defects, but I'm not sure why one would break within weeks of purchase, but the other one took well over a year of constant use to break. I think that only the 2 piece designs would be a risk from this kind of defect. I see from www.battledore.com that your Quadrapower is the same design, but the Quadrapower 251 and the Arrowspeed 600 are a 1 piece design. The old Autograph Super's are also a 1 piece design.


    Oops....I didn't mean to worry you - I imagine most Talbot rackets are absolutely fine. My brother has used the 1500Ti's for a couple of years now and had no problems with them at all. As far as I know though, the Arrowspeed and Quadrapower ranges have been discontinued here in the UK now.


    A

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    Hey guys,

    now this is what my racquet bag looks like:

    4 x Babolat Satelite Comet
    1 x old wooden Squash racquet "Grays light blue" (for strength training only)

    also own, but rarely use:
    1 x Yonex Cab20 (Original old black & red ver)
    1 x Yonex Aerotus 100


    thats all!

    by the way, olli, if you read this, do you still train at Wichern-Schule on mondays? maybe i'll come there in the next few weeks if you still remember me

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    hey timo, is that you? Unfortunately I've strained my shoulder a little bit. I hope that I can go back on training next monday, but I'm not sure about that. Better give me (37641235) or sven (0179/4513410) a call, before you go there. Since Waschke, Gerdes & Schulz left for overseas, it's not really "crowded" at the wichern-schule.
    By the way: interested in selling your cab20?

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    Or Piet???

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    Default bedaure!

    Hey Olli

    i'm neither Timo nor Piet - just dropped you a PM but maybe you just didn't read it. It was just a try after all--

    so, who am i? still remember alex lange from buxtehude? c-trainer? i've been off competition and stuff due to 2 surgerys in the last half year but now i'm back on track

    Just thought it there couldn't be another Olli with that amount of racquets in GER

    if i want to come to training in the next few weeks i'll give you a call or drop you a line, okay?

    c ya
    alex

    p.s. sorry to all the others that this is a bit off topic

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    Hey Alex, just after leaving the office it suddenly struck me, that it was you. When I first read the thread, my initial reaction was to think about who is playing with babolat around here. But last time we've seen us, you were playing the Ti-5, so it took me some time to recognize you. What kind of surgeries did you have to go through? I hope, you're fine now. You can reach me under oliver.von.kempen@grabarz.de

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    Smile

    In use

    Bedini (1st choice)
    Ti-10
    Yonex B2000 (good for wrist training, seems like holding a tumb bell ^_^ )
    Prince (just to occupy the extra space in my beg :P )


    Broken but kept for remembrance

    Cabonex 8
    Victor - Colombia II
    Yonex 8100 Light
    Oliver (very powerful racket. Can anyone tell me whether it is still available in Kuala Lumpur?)

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    Here's mine;

    YY Iso 96VF
    YY Cab 8 Tour SP
    YY Cab 10 Tour SP Muscle
    YY Cab 15 Ti Power
    YY Cab 21 SP
    YY TI-5 2U version
    YY MP-55

    Sold out:

    Wilson Classic 80
    Big Pro speed 800
    YY Cab 8100
    YY Cab 8 with T-Joint
    Wilson Power Comp


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    Cool

    Racket bag now:

    YY MP90
    YY MP100
    Gosen Root Aermet 6000
    Gosen Root Aermet 4500
    Gosen Root Gavun 1700
    MMOA MBR-101
    MMOA MBR-105
    MMOA MBR-107


    Broken:

    YY Cab-20
    YY Boron-2
    YY Cab-16
    YY Cab-15
    YY Cab-9
    YY Ti-10

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    Default update!

    After my "major" overhaul, currently in my racket bag are:
    1) 2 Cab 20 Tours SP (2UG4)
    2) 2 Ti-10 SP (2UG5)
    2) Forza Star Power 10000 (3UG3)

    In my spare bag:
    1) Kason Tsf Titanium 100
    2) Kason Tsf Titanium 96 (for sale if anyone's interested; see Market Place)
    3) Proace Platinum 110
    4) Finnex CX5
    5) Cab 20 Original (dark blue)

    In my closet:
    1) 2 Prince Response (for sale if anyone's interested)
    2) Carbonex 3 (wood)

    The rest of my rackets are already sold or traded.
    Last edited by mongoose; 05-20-2002 at 02:35 AM.

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    Not one 'isometric' head in my bag yet!

    2x Aerotus 110 SP (blue/silver)
    1x Aerotus 77 SP
    2x Aerotus 44 SP
    1x Carbonex 25 SP
    1x Carbonex 23
    1x Carbonex 20 Tour
    1x Carbonex 20 Long
    1x Carbonex 21
    1x Carbonex 10
    3x Carbonex 8 (king racquet)

    don't really like the feel of isometric heads. Anybody agree? Most of you have at least 1 'square' head in your bag.

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    Update.

    Rackets currently have :
    Yonex MP 100 (broken)
    Yonex MP 88
    Yonex Iso Ti Swing Power SX
    Yonex Iso 800
    Yonex Iso Slim 10
    Yonex Cab 25
    Ashaway XT-90
    Ashaway XT-110
    Hart Maestro Slim
    Prince Whiplite 800
    Prince Whiplite 900
    Prince Whiplite 1000

    Rackets wanting to get:

    Yonex MP 100 SP
    Yonex MP 90 JP
    Yonex MP 80 CN (If there is!)
    Gosen Roots Gavun Aermet 6000
    Mizuno Mystic Power 700
    Prince Thriple Threat Rip
    Babolat Satelite Comet

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    Hi all badmintonmania,
    l am from M'sia.

    Anyone sell/know where l can get RSL ACM1000-2P racket.
    Price include if possible.
    Really need your guys help.

    thks

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    Yonex Isometric 87VF
    Dunlop Max Power (when I began 2 years ago)
    Hopefully stock up on some yonex bargains

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    here's my humble contribution nicely adding to the pile....

    :

    (2) yonex mp88
    -----u3 g3 , great racket! looking forward to restringing to 21-22lb
    (2) yonex cab 20 ti
    -----need to be restrung..... great racket
    (2) yonex cab 23
    -----need to be restrung ..... ok
    (1) yonex cab 22
    -----too head heavy for me right now, great feeling at net though
    (1) yonex cab 15 old model
    -----those memories........suk......
    (1) yonex mp100
    -----have: dirt digger
    -----want:lawnmover
    (1) yonex iso300
    -----...used to like playing double with this one
    (2) tactic ti3
    -----...cheap...good for testing with strings....lb up? lb more up!

    "yonex" cabronex120 -sold to young player in town nearby
    -----...racket for beginner...suited me back then..
    ceramic 858 - my first "one piece" racket. unfortunately stolen
    -----great racket- back then. i don't quite remember it nowadays....too bad!
    forza morten frost gold - dunno where it is right now.......
    -----sorry..always been a yy player....

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    My list :

    3 x Yonex TI-6 BX .. 1 broken at 4 o'clock, the other two are my main rackets
    1 x Yonex TI-5 BX .. Broken at 1 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 7 o'clock, 12 o'clock .. since
    that day i won't hit a racket to my shoe anymore.. the hit wasn't even hard
    2 x Yonex Iso 300 TW .. 1 broken at 12 o'clock.. mishit the shuttle
    1 x Yonex Iso 300 BX
    1 x Yonex Iso power 600 TH .. when i'm in a smah-mood
    1 x Yonex Isometric ED BX .. Racket plays strange
    1 x Yonex Cab 8 BX .. Red color
    1 x Capital oliver X Factor.. broken due natural dead : too much smashing with such a flexible racket.. has a hollow shaft
    1 x Adidas AB 1100 .. Cab 8 alike : you can see the structure of the shaft
    1 x Prince Axis 75

    Thrown the rackets former to these away.. first one was a benson

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