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03-16-2009, 09:09 AM #1
Suggestion for a birthday gift (Racket)
A lady in my familly is celeberating her 60 years birthday, and her wish is a new racket, but what to buy?
So her age is of course 60, and her level is about C or B minus, she is playing 2-3 times a week (including small local tournaments), and she plays double and mixdouble.
She plays with a RSL millenium 4 head racket, which she have been satisfied with, but now she think it is time to try something, maybe a little better, so that as she says "can really smash", whatever that means!
She have tried a Yonex nanospeed, sc m.c60, 5000, (and some other numbers), but she was very disappointed with it, and keep returning to the RSL racket. She says about the Yonex, "that it does not feel right", and that it is kind of to heavy!!! (Thought nanospeed was light?!?).
Further more, she said that she have been told that "Forza" also makes some good rackets!!!
She don't know what tension she use, so she is not that much into it, but still she deserve a good racket, but of course buying one for expert level, would be waste of money! In think the budget could be around 800-1.200 kr. (danish money) depending on how many will join for the gift!
Please, any suggestions?
03-16-2009, 09:13 AM #2
i am waiting for Yonex Arc Saber 10 ........
ok... jokes aside.
currently using RSL racket, why not get her new model of RSL? X2 Blue might suit her. lightweight and less stiff.
03-16-2009, 11:48 AM #3
Well I don't know much about rackets, but I thought that Arc Saber 10 was only for pro's (Well, maybe not a good idea to make fun of one from which U ask for help.... jokes aside):
You say that X2 is less stiff, but at their homepage it says "Tapered X - Stiff"???
03-16-2009, 12:14 PM #4
if some one wants to give me a birthday present, of course i will prefer Arc10. expensive. cant play well, at least, look good while using......
X2 Blue actually is not that stiff as compare to yonex "stiff" definition. may go for X2 SP too.
03-16-2009, 12:33 PM #5
Well or maybe the FP, it is only 79-80 gram!!! And that is the point how to choose? I think that the age is important, concerning power I don't think that she will improve much the following years!!!
03-16-2009, 01:06 PM #6
Kason CARVEL U4 Badminton Racket
HTS CARBON FIBER
Material: 100% HTS Carbon
Weight: 5U (75-79g)
Balance Point: 295mm-305mm
Shaft Flex: Flexible
String Tension: Main 16-20 Lbs.(8-9 kg), Gross 18-22 Lbs.(9-10kg)
Cover included: Yes
Condition: Brand New
Player Type: control player
03-16-2009, 01:30 PM #7
Balance point??? What does this mean?
Anyway, thanks but I think that I will stick to either Forza or RSL, also theese rackets I have access to in the stores in DK!
03-16-2009, 01:35 PM #8
i think the higher the balance point, the head heavier it is
03-16-2009, 01:38 PM #9
- and the head heavier it is, the greater momentum?
03-16-2009, 09:27 PM #10
I'd believe so since you would smash harder with a head heavy racket.
03-16-2009, 09:51 PM #11
Age 60, Level C to - B, 2 to 3 times a week, Mixed/doubles, birthday gift.
Well if Arc10 isn't a go. Howabt a Arc9????? I would love to swing that thing even tho I'm a guy. Also head heavy racquets would make the racquet seem heavier then it actually is. But for smashing it's better then head light [nanospeed].
03-21-2009, 11:59 PM #12
Get her a NANOSPEED 9900, best racket in the Nanospeed series ever.
03-22-2009, 12:56 AM #13
that's true, it feels heavier because of physics, the weight at the tip will weight more than the weight closer to the source (your hand). So when they do the overall weight of the racket, head heavy racket might be low weight, but it'll require more energy to lift and swing/stop.
03-22-2009, 01:29 AM #14
03-22-2009, 06:45 AM #15
Thanks for info and suggestions. I visit her yesterday and I tried both her rackets, and I could not feel the weight difference! Maybe the difference of tension, made her think the racket was bad! Anyway her statements does not make sense, she wants a lighter racket, but with more power!!!
I have looked at Forza's homepage and compared to the other competitors, their informations about rackets is much better. Also in the stores in DK their is a lot of Forza rackets to choose from, which mean that she could easily exchange it (just a little more expensive to buy in a shop)!
They have a lady line which I think could be interesting: http://viewer.zmags.com/showmag.php?...88903#/page14/
Lady Power light! - What do you think?
BTW: she is not a little lady, if that makes a difference!
03-22-2009, 02:59 PM #16
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