Thread: Li Ning Rackets Fan Club :)
03-29-2012, 08:06 PM #1735
Hm it's been a while since I played with the BG66UM, but I remember it being quite soft and not very rough, so the BG80 would be my preferred choice for the N90. The super rough surface gives a much more controlled feeling at the net and on sliced shots, and the repulsion is still good (even if much below the 66UM). It's also the hardest string with the most solid feeling I know, and that's perfect on the N90.
The thing with Li Ning rackets is not that they're much better at high tensions, but that they somehow seem to lessen the vibration and shock that usually come with high tensions much better than most other rackets. They're also pretty heavy and head heavy through the bench so that helps reducing impact shock as well. The N series is the most stable racket series I've ever strung, taking anything up to 33lbs without complaint so far. I've had some gruesome clashes with 2 of them already and they're still in top condition, even though the paint and protective layer are gone in a few places....
I don't think the 66UM@27 is thin enough to damage the N90 at that tension, btw.
03-29-2012, 08:08 PM #1736
cheers brother, that really helped me, I think I am going to go for bg80 even though I havent played with it for a while, should be interesting.
03-29-2012, 08:15 PM #1737
Glad to hear that. If you do decide on the BG80, give it some time to get used to it again - it can be quite hard to adjust to a string so different from your usual choice. And let us know about your experience with it
03-29-2012, 08:21 PM #1738
Yea I definitely will. Thanks man, appreciated
03-29-2012, 11:05 PM #1739
Li Ning Windstorm 680
Have anyone of you tried this racket or other rackets with this same super lite series? Please share your experience.
04-06-2012, 03:11 PM #1740
Wassup gangsta, haha so i finaly got my n90 strung. the string i used this time is bg65 ti at 26/27 lbs and the racket feels so ****ing amazing its awesome, i cant believe how hard my smashes are, i feel like junior lin dan and you were right about reduced vibrations, you don't feel anything, not in a bad way, i get shitloads of feel at the net but when i do smashes or clears it just feels so easy and nice. The racket is amazing, not sure about people bitchin about it being slow, hard to manouver and so on, i played doubles with it and it felt pretty quick let alone in singles. I am also not sure how some people can't play with this racket, they must be pussies with no muscles. I am avarage dude, go to gym a few times a week, play badminton quite a lot and for me the racket didnt feel so heavy that i cant play. my shoulder did get a bit tired after playing for about 10 hours over 2 day period, but thats fine, it's not like i cant play. So yea, overall the racket kicks ass, its super sick.
04-06-2012, 04:40 PM #1741
Great to hear that. I'm currently a little torn between staying with my not-quite-as-head-heavy, medium stiff rackets and going back to the N90 It's just a different racket from everything else I've played so far...somehow, the insane head weight is not slowing it down as much as I would imagine. Perhaps I only grip it a little higher instinctively, but when I used it in doubles a while back it was a magical session, hard smashes from the back and super feeling at the net. Gripping it high enough is essential for kills though, otherwise you're likely to hit the net off the support
But....how 'average' are you really? Going to the gym several times a week is not exactly average :P
04-06-2012, 07:36 PM #1742
By average i mean an average 18 year old dude, but in terms of playing I am a little bit above the average. I started playing at age 12, played for 3 years, won most of the tournaments that i entered and when I was about 15 someone from the national team approached me and asked if i would be interested to come down for a few national team sessions, as i did, but a few months after that I had to move to UK due to bad economy in Latvia (thats where i am originaly from). So when i moved to uk i sort of stopped playing badminton and started doing downhill mountain biking which went pretty well, but that's a different story. So about 5 months ago I started playing badminton again (was supposed to be a winter training for cycling) and it turned out that I fell in love with badminton again. So i swithed from cycling to badminton now. I have still got some hard work to do before I get back to where I was, but it's coming along quite well, i am going to play a tournament pretty soon , see how it goes.
You might be right about the gym thing, gym for 3 hours every day is average for me now( lots of hard work as i mentioned). but i think the n90 would be super sweet for someone not so experienced, it definitely takes some time to get used to it if you aren't used to head heavy rackets but man, for me, this is the racket i wont ever destroy, even if i loose and play very bad, this is the baby i want to be with me for the rest of my life, its magical haha.
i would definitely recommend n90 for aggressive players that are willing to train their wrist, arms in order to get the max out of this beast.
btw, i've got my grip like lin dan and it still didn't slow me down in doubles haha. But then again, I have had my grips like that since the day 1, to stop my hand moving up and get the most power out of the smashes.
Sorry for the long post brother, at least i hope it was interesting story to read haha.
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04-06-2012, 07:56 PM #1743
Interesting story! And as I thought - your physical condition doesn't really seem to be average I mean I'm already training pretty hard, but for me that's 3-4runs a week and 3-4 sessions of badminton, plus some pushups/pullups at home or a bit of gymwork when the halls are closed for some reason.
Funny you have your grip like that - I have it on several rackets as well. I don't know, some just seem to be working better that way, some I prefer with 'normal' grip.....I may be a bit weird in that regard, but so far, it works^^
I also agree with the statement about the N90. Really not as demanding as one would imagine, and the head heavy balance can be quite helpful for intermediates to get a smooth swing motion (at least I think it helped me). It can be used with very different skill levels as it's good with almost any string/tension (although it's really a tad better from 25 up).
For beginners, the N70 is a better choice though. Clears are incredibly easy, and even though it's not the quickest around the net it's a great all-around racket. It's also the only racket I can play at absolutely any tension (although I hate anything below 25) - with stiff rackets, soft strings just seem weird as you don't flex the racket at all most of the time, but the string bed is pushed back quite a bit. The N70 is soft enough to get flexed easily on clears/smashes, and thus feels more 'in tune' with softer strings, but somehow I still like it with 31lbs where other soft rackets are just weird and powerless.
Well, let's see how the ZForce compares to the N90 - can't wait to compare those powerhouses. The test rackets are taking ages though. :/
04-21-2012, 04:15 AM #1744
It's been awhile =]. just wondering if anyone tried out the new n50 s2(2) range yet? My good old n50 gave up it's arc the other day... Just wondering if it's a good to upgrade to the newer technology or stick with another n50 s1
04-21-2012, 09:25 PM #1745
Okay, need some help deciphering the N-Series range coz I'm loosely thinking about trying one, finally.
Me - Big and Slow white guy, I've been told I'm better at the front court but I'm comfortable anywhere - except during flat drive exchanges because everything comes at my chest level which is everyone elses crouched overheads, haha! Play 95% doubles. My advantages are my reach, and because of my height, my angles and overhead blocks.
Because I'm surprisingly not super fast (haha) nor as strong as I look, I tend to prefer rackets with a bit of weight in the head that also have good speed. Not a hammer, and not a feather, basically. Current go-to racket are the Kason C7 and MX60.
What I'm looking for is something like the C7 but more stable, and slightly stiffer. So, Medium+ to Stiff, stiffness, and a net BP (strung with one overgrip) of around 305.
What should I be looking at??
Last edited by Maklike Tier; 04-21-2012 at 09:32 PM.
04-21-2012, 10:30 PM #1746
N90ii FTW Maklike, I'm using one..
04-21-2012, 11:25 PM #1747
N55II, N50I or II
N70 should be almost identical to your'e C7
04-21-2012, 11:25 PM #1748
N90? Sounds horribly stiff and heavy
Didn't like the N55, how does the N55II differ? Same withe the N70II, which is better looking than the original.
Last edited by Maklike Tier; 04-21-2012 at 11:32 PM.
04-22-2012, 03:05 AM #1749
hi im new with li-ning racket, get bored with yonex and not too intrigued with the victor high-end series, but i do own kason twister F9, been thinking of any li-ning racket which is a lil bit stiffer and also a lil bit HH than twister F9 to choose can any1 help me ? thanx
04-22-2012, 11:28 AM #1750
Would've been my next go-to if I didn't get such a great deal on the BS09, which I already know to be a very good match for me^^
The N90II is a whole world lighter than the N90, but kinda stiff, so I'm not too sure how much you'd enjoy it. I like mine, but with the current setup it's only usable for very controlled doubles (turns out 31lbs on my new motor are as tight as 33 on the old one...so my smash is very girly with it). Still a lot easier to use than the BS10 (not to mention the MX80 ).
05-02-2012, 04:31 AM #1751
woah, from the post i read from this topic. Most of you guys are using the N-series. Must be really good. But I'm just an average player and new to Li-ning rackets, I bought the BP 770. I wonder if any of you guys did try rackets that aint from the N series haha
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