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Thread: Adidas Precision Pro- Review
08-23-2013, 11:04 PM #1
Adidas Precision Pro- Review
My introduction to adidas badminton came from a friend of mine, he told me Viktor Axelsen (my favorite player) is with adidas now. Take a look at their line coming.
That lead to today, with the Precision Pro being my favorite racket ever.
I ordered a pair of the rackets from badminton.net (san diego badminton supply). Very good discount and very good string job with zymax 67 at 23lbs.
Both rackets weigh at roughly 87g.
I decided to switch between nylon and feather shuttles between the two sessions to see how they both respond. They were both fun to play with but face it nothing beats feather. Let's say the racket is appropriately named as I get a solid and controlled feel with both shuttle types.
This racket's stiffness for me is medium as I recently stepped away from the Yonex Z-Slash which is a stiffer racket. In my mind the precision pro is an all around style for both singles and doubles.
Clears were effortless from back court to back court. It was lively and crisp with perfect head speed. I think the even balance aided this as it wasn't so fast or slow.
Drives were a joy. I can move the racket with great speed and I get a familiar feel of confidence when I want to slow or quicken the shuttle. It was wonderfully responsive.
Smashing was exquisite. I find the medium flex really adds to the power, without hindering placement. While it isn't the most powerful racket I feel like it doesn't disappoint because of it's pin point accuracy with the right user.
Drops and netshots were fantastic. It took a little time to have my timing down with the racket but once I got into it my shots were tight and accurate. It wasn't so dull that I didn't have much feel but it was just enough that I could know how it would send out from the string bed.
Slicing was a dream. I would never even mention slicing in a review unless it's THAT fantastic. The head balance and shape is just right for me and I can play around with angles on the cuts and slices far more often with much more frequent success.
Overall I feel like Adidas has hit a very nice groove with the precision pro. If you're someone who is exclusively singles I wouldn't see it doing too much for you. Doubles players would make a smart choice with this racket. It has room to grow as the user gets better as well. It can perform with excellence again and again.
08-24-2013, 05:26 AM #2
And what led you to choose the Precision Pro initially?
Here is a swingweight measurement for the Precision Pro by the neighbours
precision pro (weight sw)
Seems to have lighter swingweight than Adipower Pro (likewise for both Tour versions)
Last edited by demolidor; 08-24-2013 at 05:39 AM.
08-24-2013, 02:23 PM #3
I felt that the AdiPower Pro wasn't going to fulfill my needs as I am a strong contender is both singles, doubles and mixed doubles. I needed something that could perform all around and could keep up with all demands. The adipower pro seemed solely singles oriented to my taste.
08-24-2013, 03:16 PM #4
I have the APP and considering it's frame, it is highly maneuverable and excellent for doubles.
08-24-2013, 03:28 PM #5
Hmmmm this is interesting. I'm currently undecided as to what racket I'm gonna use this season, and both models of the Power and Precision line-up interest me quite a bit. Out of interest - what level do you play at? Because I've never seen anyone rate the Z-Slash as stiff (and you even mentioned plastic shuttles )...
Anyhow, would be nice if you could compare it a little more to your experience with the Z-Slash...that should give me some reference (as I found the Z-Slash to be quite useless for me).
08-24-2013, 07:51 PM #6
08-24-2013, 09:36 PM #7
I play both school and provincial. Right now I am 5th in Nova Scotia for U16 boys doubles. subject to change though right now. The group I play with plays plastic in the off season. I typically play feather on my own. I came 2nd in nova scotia in school for mixed doubles this year.
08-24-2013, 09:39 PM #8
also I played with the Z-Slash for 7 months. I enjoyed it but I find it stiff to my liking, not as in a stiff racket in general. Considering how I play all three categories it isn't pleasant in doubles for me.
08-24-2013, 11:17 PM #9
i agree with you,, it is highly maneuverable and excellent for doubles.thank you
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