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07-13-2010, 11:44 PM #1
Racket recommendation to improve my game
I've been using my rackets for many years and this year I've decided to get a new one.
My current Rackets
1. Yonex NS8000
2. Gosen Roots Aermet 3700
I'm an amateur double player whom with my partner, I'm normally the one who setup the game and my partner provide the killing blow. I'm a bit of an all rounder player. Both rackets had served me well but I prefer my Gosen better than my NS8000. I control and defend better with my Gosen but I can attack and smash better with my NS8000. Looking for a racket that suits both style of play so that I could mix it up a little bit. Hoping for a good recommendation from all of you guys experts or old timers out there. Please help me decide. Thank you.
Rackets on my radar
1. Gosen - Ryoga Tenbu, Roots Aermet Blaze
2. Yonex - Arcsaber10, Armortec900T
3. Li Ning - N33
07-15-2010, 08:41 PM #2
07-15-2010, 10:57 PM #3
Hai there izwanj,
If you are looking for a racket that can give you maneuverability that delivers equal excellent performance in both offensive and defensive, than you need to find yourself an All Round type of racket. Even though there are A LOT of all round type of racket available in the market or any type of other type of racket, but then it is still at the end the one that held in your hands that blend mutually with your level, style and playing preferences that will suits you well.
Anyone can suggest to you my friend, but then you, need to feel it yourself which is the one that will gem with you as long you are playing badminton.
07-16-2010, 01:30 AM #4
Hi bro shooting stroke...
I realized that there are many all round type of rackets out there and that's why I need recommendation. True that the racket should meet my level, style and feel but I just can't try it one by one. OK, in your opinion... between Arcsaber10 and Armortec 900T, which one would you recommend to an intermediate all rounder player? Or maybe share with me some of your experience. Would really appreciate it bro, thanx
07-16-2010, 02:03 AM #5
I might be selling my A900T or SW35. Will decide by end of this wkend. =)
07-16-2010, 02:54 AM #6
07-16-2010, 03:45 AM #7
i will definitely choose AT900T because im loving it! hahaha my main racket! then my secondary racket is NS9900 (:
07-16-2010, 04:21 AM #8
07-16-2010, 04:33 AM #9
I just bought Arc7. Trying this weekend. If this racquet suits me, i will sell either SW35 or A900T. Currently my wife using SW35 if she likes A900T then i will sell SW35.
07-16-2010, 04:34 AM #10
i have ns9000 Type X before and it was a nice racquet! the shaft is longer.. but it was broke last few days Overall it's a good racquet where I had used it for 3 years!
07-16-2010, 05:53 AM #11
As shooting stroke mentioned i also found that before buying you should also test it. Just use the recommendation as a point of reference, nothing more.
I cant really comment about Gosen racket as i never used them before. From the list IMO LN N33 is the best racket and AT900T follows. Having said that Arc10 is more of balance racket whereas N33 and At900T are more to head heavy. As far as i know, NS8000 is not a head heavy racket so im not sure how smoth your transition will be (but perhaps your Gosen is a head heavy, i dont know). To sum up i think both N33 and AT900T will help with your smashing (because of the head heaviness) and also wont compromise on your defence/control/netting etc
07-16-2010, 06:58 AM #12
- weight: 3U/2U
- Shaft flex: stiff
- BPM unstrung : 285-295mm
- Weight: 4U/3U
- Shaft flex: stiff
- BPM unstrung : 285-295mm
I've never used Arc10 and At 900T before, but i have a lot of intermediate and advance level colleagues that is using both of this racket that I've asked (> 20) and most of them has different comment about it. Even though the racket spec as stated above are the same (except for the racket compositions and design features), what i can summarize, most of my colleagues feels that ARC 10 is a "more balance racket" while the AT900T has a "slight edge" while playing more offensive.......but then, it just them with those racket held in their hands
At your level stated, i presumed that your arm swing,wrist strength as well as applied strokes technique are good enough to handle any of this racket, since playing with a racket that has stiff shaft and a head weight as above require strong arm swing and wrist strength in order to coordinate and produce a maximum impact upon strokes. As to which to choose from this both this high end racket from Yonex, still i advice you to try, test and feel both to decide which fits you well. The above info. is the best source of reference that i can give to you but then one good racket held in one's hand won't be a good racket for the other person. Maybe you can try borrow from any of your colleagues.
07-16-2010, 09:33 AM #13
Arc10 and AT900T are two different beasts. Please check out this chart:
07-18-2010, 01:32 AM #14
07-18-2010, 11:19 PM #15
Gosen is always friendly and flexible racket, but i'm not sure about Ryogen Tenbu which was also in my wish list. You can try Gosen Sparkpro 16 or 18(not sparklite) which flexi but also head heavy and try string it at 25-26 for good smashing feel. I have total of 4 Gosen Sparkpro which might answer to your question, and is cheap for you to test (around RM150)
Yonex Arcsaber 5 also not bad, even balance, mid-flex but yet a bit head heavy for good smashing. Just my 2 cents.
07-20-2010, 08:29 PM #16
07-20-2010, 09:14 PM #17
From y'll opinion, what I need is a stiff racket(not extra stiff as the NS8000). So I can maintain control and add a bit poww on my smashes. I don't like the medium flex racket because always lost my accuracy during smashes. Xtra stiff do need xtra energy but the accuracy is under control. Stiff should be good.
Little head heavy balance(not as heavy as AT700 or AT900P). As mentioned by bro yoppy, a little head heavy won't compromise my defend. Maybe I'll take this one. Tried my friend's AT900P and LN N90, they definitely effect my wrist movement when countering smashes. Narrowing my wishlist already
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