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06-02-2009, 05:59 AM #69
The rackets only just came out, so price is still the same and probably will be for a while. These prices are the cheapest anyone has found (I think). Welcome to the forum.
I'm hoping Kwun is having so much fun playing with them, as they're amazing that he's forgotten all about this thread
My vapour trail superlite should arrive soon, was posted yesterday from Newitts. Then I shall play with it extensively and post a mini review. The joy of having finished uni finals! I have 3 weeks of uninterrupted badminton time.
06-02-2009, 10:49 PM #70
any comment invited!!
Actually just wud like to get a new one (that can topple the hegemony of YY in my mind...fyuuh pls help!!)
Let's say once CVT Elite compared to YY NS9900...wht wud u all say ?
Yr input hugely contributes
ps: FYI, im a double player n am strongly eager in offensive playmode
06-03-2009, 12:15 AM #71
The VT Elite is head heavy and stiff, so it's probably closer to the ArmourTecs in theory.
06-03-2009, 12:55 AM #72
what about NS9900 ?? any of u hv had a try on it? (i cant read Japanese when taking deeper look at its YY Jpn website)
06-03-2009, 05:29 AM #73
06-03-2009, 07:23 AM #74
can i buy it anywhere else, i don't have a credit card just paypal. I can't buy it in holland. does somebody have a solution?
06-03-2009, 07:32 AM #75
06-04-2009, 02:10 AM #76
06-04-2009, 03:21 AM #77
My vapour trail superlite arrived in the post this morning so here is a quick initial impression.
The first thing I noticed was the length of the handle, it's very long! 25mm longer than my airblade superlite and 20mm longer than SOTX woven 7. I would measure it but have lost all my rulers... Over 150mm though. It feels solid. More so than a wooden handle although this may be caused by the thinner grip.
As a result of the very long handle the racket shaft is short. This is made to look shorter by the long top cap.
As for "optimetric" head shape, it seems quite a lot like an oval to me... Albeit one that is ever so slightly wider at the top and the sides. This is not a complaint, there aren't enough ovals on the market today and I personally prefer them.
The paint job is fine, I'm not one to judge this though, I prefer function over looks in a racket, quite orange with plenty of words over the frame. If anything it looks a bit "busy" with the racket specs written on the shaft and marketing spiel written all over the place.
One minor point of irritation was the plastic cover on the handle. On it were the words, to optimise performance restring only with Carlton xelerate x67 string and use Carlton aerogear grips (that's roughly the words used). While the xelerate strings may have been developed on these rackets (?) that doesn't mean others won't work. Same for grips.
For a carlton string they actually look ok, a bit loosely strung though (no surprise there, it's factory strung, I was curious about the new Carlton strings). The ink used for the carlton logo is far to thick however and as with previous Carltons will probably affect playability. Why not use Yonex style light spray on paint rather than wall emulsion!
Pro v-12 grommetes simply means clear slightly rubberised grommets at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions (6 on each side). Will see how they affect things later.
I am playing later today so will post initial playing impressions either this evening or tomorrow.
06-04-2009, 05:09 AM #78
Which is why nobody uses factory strings.
06-04-2009, 05:38 AM #79
06-04-2009, 05:43 AM #80
06-04-2009, 06:25 AM #81
06-04-2009, 10:03 AM #82
Does optimetric head seems smaller than isometric to you??
06-04-2009, 10:14 AM #83
what so special about isometric ??
06-04-2009, 02:45 PM #84
Optimetric seems to be about the same maximum width as isometric but then tapers to a slightly narrower frame at the tip of the rackets. Isometric increases the size of the sweet spot supposedly. This means off centre shots still have power. I personally can't feel much difference, maybe because when I miss the shuttle it comes off the frame... All of nothing!
06-04-2009, 06:17 PM #85
hmmm interested. how much in american dollars. which you recommend? I would overall balanced racquet great for smashes and defense also. thanks
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