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    how do u guys find out which type of racket flexibility suit u?when i play i cant determine whether i can flex that racket. in conclusion i wan to buy a racket but i dun know which flexibility suits me

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    as long as the racket suits you, and u love the rackets. that the sutable racket for you for sure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    as long as the racket suits you, and u love the rackets. that the sutable racket for you for sure!!
    Good advice, George, for choosing a racket... or a spouse.
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    Gold, you have two choices:
    If you are poor then you get any reasonable racket and practice and practice. Once you've gotten amazingly good, you will probably notice if there are some minor racket characteristics that might make it worth your while to buy a different racket.

    If you are rich you can buy many rackets, fool around with each without getting used to any, until one day you catch on that the poor guy is the smart one. (I won't tell you which guy I was)

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    sry but that kinda not helping much but never mid any tks but can u feel that u flex the shaft when u hit the shuttle?. how is the feeling like?

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    just take your racket, and find out what you want from any racket, ie, the feel and specs. then, go hunt for a model that has them. then, play with that.

    fidgets advice as well as george's is quite sound. dont brush it off so quickly..

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    You are right, my comments were not helpful, sorry. But what I really meant is that it is impossible for someone online to tell you what you will like. It is only through borrowing and trying a few rackets that you will be able to define your own preference.

    My experience (if it is worth anything) was that I initiallythought I would need a flexible racket because I'm not that strong in the wrist. However it turns out that I like stiff (not overly stiff) rackets that are evenly to slightly head heavy balanced. It really is the play of the balance and stiffness that counts.
    So you must find this by experimenting with borrowed rackets, and then take the plunge and buy one....then practice practice practice.

    Sincerely I wish you good luck.
    (PS I don't know what flexing the shaft "feels" like. But the practical application is that if your shots have no power and your smashes waft out the back, then you probably aren't flexing the racket)
    Last edited by Fidget; 06-04-2009 at 11:10 PM.

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    or...some people just see what the pro's are using...and ta~da! the perfect racket even if it is too much to handle

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    Lemme ask you this...
    how do u guys find out the right girl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemcat View Post
    Lemme ask you this...
    how do u guys find out the right girl?
    I usually look for the following:
    - 3U or 4U (preferably) weight
    - long bodied
    - even balanced or slightly 'top' heavy
    - very flexible



    But jokes aside, it is a trial and error process really. It would take time and money to find the ideal racquet for you, ideal being a very subjective matter specific to the user. Best advice is to find something in the middle ground of everything and work from there.

    Justin
    Last edited by justinwyyau; 06-05-2009 at 04:49 AM. Reason: Lets be serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemcat View Post
    Lemme ask you this...
    how do u guys find out the right girl?
    You are damn good...
    No comment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemcat View Post
    Lemme ask you this...
    how do u guys find out the right girl?

    Same as picking the racket = try it yourself, then make the decision. The more chances you can try, the better the result is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    Good advice, George, for choosing a racket... or a spouse.
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    Gold, you have two choices:
    If you are poor then you get any reasonable racket and practice and practice. Once you've gotten amazingly good, you will probably notice if there are some minor racket characteristics that might make it worth your while to buy a different racket.

    If you are rich you can buy many rackets, fool around with each without getting used to any, until one day you catch on that the poor guy is the smart one. (I won't tell you which guy I was)
    i think u are both at one time but i won't disclose which came first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemcat View Post
    Lemme ask you this...
    how do u guys find out the right girl?
    Errrr... it's like finding the perfect girl for oneself. I think one can never get one actually. It's like you pick faults and when you look at other and start to compare and think this is better, that aspect is worse, ya da ya da...

    I guess same goes for rackets. When you see new models coming out you get a feeling of 'must try'. When you see others playing well with a certain racket, you think 'better than mine'. Hahah....

    But I guess the main difference is that rackets do not come with human feelings and modesty unlike women. So basically to find the right racket you can try as many rackets as your money can take you without so much guilt as trying as many women as possible... heheh...

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    Who cares about if you can flex the shaft??

    If you can get good power from the racquet, and it feels comfortable when you hit the bird, and you like the headspeed, then buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    You are damn good...
    No comment...
    Thank you very much. Haha

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    Yeah to be honest , just choose a racket that you like. I try to never look at the stifness/balance point of the racket until after I have used the racket. It helps when deciding.

    I think what you should do , is just borrow a few of your friends rackets for a night or a game or two. Then if you can find your preference "zone" , then when deciding to choose a racket choose a racket that is in your "zone".

    Personally I think it is trial and error.

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    Gold... seriously.. i think u focus too much on the racket already... There is no such thing as a perfect racket because nothing's perfect... Jus get a racket u are more comfortable/suitable with and use it. For the last bit.. jus adapt to the racket... racket is dead they cant adapt to u so u jus adapt to the racket... holding the best racket doesnt make u the best player!

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