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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Tiger View Post
    Was anyone here playing badders in the late 80's?

    I seem to remember maybe Prince having sort of hexagonal shaped rackets, and I remember them being grey but I could be wrong.

    Does this ring a bell with anyone?

    I also remember rainbow coloured strings, but they seem to have disappeared from the market....

    yes I do remember the rainbow colour strings ....

    thought they were real fanciful~

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    wow didn't know technifiber made badminton rackets.
    havent seen a throat on a badminton racket either

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    Slazenger were one of the first ones to have "strange" shaped rackets, the quadro concept, I have one dating from late 80's/early 90's. They then did a range called Mystique. There were a lot of these around in the early to mid 90's, Carlton and Wilson were quite common. They tended to be cheaper rackets and they tended to be quite stiff as the shaft was shorter than normal. I think that the last to do differently shaped rackets in any big way was Wilson, with their Sledgehammer rackets. These were REALLY stiff.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yeah, Slazenger and Cartlon had the cermamic raquets with oddd shapes in the late 80s and ear;y 90s. Very Brittle.

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    Any pics? I'd like to see some.

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    Dunno if anyone here has been around long enough AND had played them. I'd seen them lots, but I was a Black Knight gut back in the day. Maybe someone can locate an old catalogue.

    Victor had the "Satelite" i think it was called.

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    I've tried looking on the web for those old rackets but haven't had any luck.

    They're probably all in landfill.

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    Yes i found the smae thing, no pics on the internet. Seeems I own the last survivor of an almost extinct race of badminton racquets!

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    I remember something about the 'ceramic' now. I recall the rackets being grey and sort of hexagon shaped perhaps. Not sure what the brand was.....I originally thought they were Prince but now I think they might've begun with an 'E'.

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    I've got a couple, got a slazenger quadro, a couple of wilsons and prince. unfortunately the mystique died a death a long time ago, before that the ISI went the same way, the others seem to be quite robust. I'll see if i can get a couple of decent pics up. I know one of the early 'strange shaped rackets was made by a brand called Eclipse, don't know if that is any help.

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    Pix would be good.

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    Anyone remember the Wilson Sledgehammer racquets with the "square top". The string bed on these were HUGE (like the Sledgehammer tennis racquets)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adidascanada View Post
    Anyone remember the Wilson Sledgehammer racquets with the "square top". The string bed on these were HUGE (like the Sledgehammer tennis racquets)?
    like this?
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...&postcount=121

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    Sorry to take so long but here is my collection of odd shaped rackets, at least the ones I have left
    Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I've had all from new except the Slazenger (ebay is bad). The Wilson Sledgehammer is the stiffest racket I have come across.
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    waaaaa damm beautiful~~

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    Nice pic, it makes you want to try them all out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    Exactly!

    Same with the malsharpes pics to!

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