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Thread: Which do you prefer 2U or 3U?
02-21-2010, 06:55 PM #18
5u must be really fragile :P
02-21-2010, 08:06 PM #19
I've player with 85g vs 87g Trinity 2's of equal balance points, and find that the heavier one affords more power in smashes and clears with slower lazier swings, but at the expense of slower racket speeds and weaker maneuverability.
The lighter one on the other hand, is the opposite, with faster racket speed and incredible maneuverability, at the expense of lesser power in smash and clear due to requiring higher racket speed to generate power (which in turn requires better timing and technique).
02-21-2010, 09:11 PM #20
There are some 6U rackets from Apacs. Nano superlight series, Lethal light series and Tantrum light series. For me, they are very similar, just a different naming.
02-21-2010, 10:44 PM #21
72-75g but its very head heavy the BP is 320mm
02-21-2010, 10:59 PM #22
For those who tried 5U and 6U rackets, may i ask about its compromise on power? how do you guys rated these rackets?
02-21-2010, 11:38 PM #23
02-22-2010, 12:57 AM #24
Apacs Nano SuperLight
- Material: Toray T1000 ( Ultra High Strength Nano Carbon)
- Weight: 72-74g
- Balance Point: 315mm +/- 3mm
- Length 675mm
02-22-2010, 07:45 AM #25
02-22-2010, 07:52 AM #26
02-22-2010, 08:10 AM #27
02-22-2010, 08:21 AM #28
The question is if it's lighter than other 2U. I'd say no, It only gives you that impression. It's head light and aerodynamic. I've had other aerotus rackets too. They were also a bit like the 65. The only one I have left and in use is a aerotus 100 2U. It's a bit sturdier and feels like a 2,5U, if you see what I meen.
I belive you are right about the perception of weight.
02-23-2010, 10:53 AM #29
If I've got the choice, I would go for the 2U racket any time. I come from the era of carbon shafts and metal heads. The all carbon rackets were God sent and nobody cares about 1U/2U or 3U at those days. Carbon = light.
I am now playing the plenty of 3U rackets, Ti10, ArcZ, a few more Carltons. They are light, but if I switch back to the heavier ones, I don't have any problems at all.
02-23-2010, 12:37 PM #30
I don't know what I prefer. Ok, I wouldn't go for a U in an important match situation. I'm still very much used to 2U so that would probably be my default choice. 3U came late to me. In a way it makes me feel young and fit agan. I can do crazy deceptive stuff at the net and still generate enough power. But somehow sertain strokes just isn't the same. It's probably just old habits stuck in my wrist.
I should say 2U, but thats so oldie so... 3U baby
02-27-2010, 10:54 AM #31
2u is just too heavy for me, probably because i'm a weak player, after a few hours of playing i tend to get tired, and i think most of my rackets are 3u, and i do have a couple that's 4u but again i don't play with them much. i do have an HL racket that's <75g (according to the company) and tho it's flexible and the strings aren't that tight, i still couldn't generate too much power due to it's weight. so i guess overall i would have to say 3u for both singles and doubles/mixed
02-28-2010, 03:41 AM #32
i like lighter rackets, but not light to the extent where its too light. I prefer lighter rackets because I personally think badminton is a game of wrist, and heavier rackets will toll on the wrist more. I dont know, maybe stronger players will like 2U, but since i like to use my wrist a lot, i'd go for 3U.
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