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    Default Looking for really 'head-heavy' ISO racket

    Currently using the old Carlton AirBlade900 ( really head-heavy, which I love). Any suggestions for really head-heavy ISO racket? The new Carlton range, which is most head-heavy: 9900 Tour or 9902 or?? or how about Apacs brand? Budget below RM300.
    I am average recreational player, 1/week doubles only. I am control player, who likes occasional power smashes.

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    Other brands is SOTX.....last time i get W7 is under your budget (hope not change yet). Head heavy and nice to play with

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    Never seen SOTX rackets... anyone know where its sold in Malaysia?

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    Why do you want a really head heavy racket if you're not a particularly advanced, control player? You'd probably be better with something more balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstevens View Post
    Why do you want a really head heavy racket if you're not a particularly advanced, control player? You'd probably be better with something more balanced.
    well whats wrong with him getting a head heavy racket, as long as he likes it, why not?

    and yea Woven 11 is also an option to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstevens View Post
    Why do you want a really head heavy racket if you're not a particularly advanced, control player? You'd probably be better with something more balanced.
    My 'control' of game not much affected by Head-heavy rackets, instead it gives more 'punch' + 'more powerful baseline smashes'. Well... still winning games so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony531 View Post
    well whats wrong with him getting a head heavy racket, as long as he likes it, why not?

    and yea Woven 11 is also an option to consider.
    Thanks... well I guess its a matter of personal preference... ( but most who tried my AB900 said its too head-heavy for them, but for me its... 'lots of power'!!! ) Pity cant find SOTX rackets ( Woven 11 or 7 ) in Malaysia. From APACS forum, seems AMP95 might be a good choice... anyone to support my choice??

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    err AMP95 is nice but not "super" head heavy Furious 2000 and VSH1800 also in the same criteria with AMP95...why dont you try them.....APACS came from your country, must be more easy for you to get it them

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMME View Post
    My 'control' of game not much affected by Head-heavy rackets, instead it gives more 'punch' + 'more powerful baseline smashes'. Well... still winning games so far...
    Good answer

    I'd probably look at the AMP95 (not REALLY head heavy but not head light either. For an intermediate, it should be OK).

    Can't get SOTX? I think you can. Check out Mybadmintonstore, they have the Woven 7 for RM368 (free worldwide shipping by airmail or a little extra for 2-3 days couriering). Despite being RM68 out of budget, of the two rackets, I'd recommend the SOTX. If your budget isn't that flexible, look at the Woven 7i which is slightly cheaper at RM345.73. If it is less flexible than that, go for the Apacs AMP95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstevens View Post
    Good answer

    I'd probably look at the AMP95 (not REALLY head heavy but not head light either. For an intermediate, it should be OK).

    Can't get SOTX? I think you can. Check out Mybadmintonstore, they have the Woven 7 for RM368 (free worldwide shipping by airmail or a little extra for 2-3 days couriering). Despite being RM68 out of budget, of the two rackets, I'd recommend the SOTX. If your budget isn't that flexible, look at the Woven 7i which is slightly cheaper at RM345.73. If it is less flexible than that, go for the Apacs AMP95.
    Thanks very much! ... after some comparisons... I find Apacs is more 'value for money' since this brand is 'cheap' in Malaysia; eg. AMP95 is only RM250 ( with Bag + string ). So, anyone familiar which is the most 'head-heavy' Apacs racket - Lethal 35 or NP9900 or ....??

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    add lead tape on your racket to your liking

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I just bought an Apacs Lethal 35 ( RM250 with bag, string, grip). BG80, 24lbs. Visually, its quite nice... with red + white color combination. And also the unique 'thick head' of "4 Oval ports"... should be my kind of 'really' head-heavy racket . Will review it after I play this weekend... cant wait!

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    Check out pictures of Lethal35 by Drifit; especially the 'head-thickness' comparison of L50/L35/ES10:

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...&postcount=924

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