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  • My first carbon racket is still my main racket

    18 9.28%
  • My first carbon racket is my backup racket

    36 18.56%
  • I almost never use my first carbon racket

    45 23.20%
  • Other (sold, broken, lost, etc)

    95 48.97%
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    my first racquet was a carbonex 10 tour, now it's my backup.. i'm still using a mp55 as my main racquet.

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    My first "carbon" racket was an old "Techno" for less than 40 squid... I smashed it to the ground at the age of 14 due to my loss in the finals at one tournament

    Other rackets are sold or given away for little money

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    First racket is a CAB 21 (old YY logo). Been playing with NS9900, VT80, etc, still couldn't find anything close to it.

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    still have my nanospeed 200 in my bag. but i only use it rarely in casual games. played with it yesterday and i have just outgrown it. i should sell it, haha.

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    Just about 1 year playing badminton, dont know what is carbon racket as well.

    1st racket is Apacs lethal head light and medium flex racket.

    Not using it now but still in my bag cos can lend it to fren who doesnt have backup racket sometime.

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    First racket was the Kason TSF 105 3U, though that broke from a crack in the racket from a string job error. That lasted about a year. I then got my Victor Artery Tec Ti-99, lasted me a year and half before i broke it in a bad clash accident. Got another one in the beginning of 2011 and also a Panda Power Trinity Pro, both are still in good condition. Tpro is my main racket while my AT-99 is my alternate racket. I still use the AT-99 about 25% of the time when I feel like using a heavier racket, but it's definitely going to stay as one of my permanent rackets to use in the future. It's also one hell of a deal for performance to price ratio.

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    I have been playing badminton since I was young, maybe 7 but just as a free-time and recreational activity. Only at the end of last year after SPM, I started to get serious and try to be an advanced player.

    My first carbon racquet is Sidek's Carbon 10 or something (unsure because it's a really old racquet) and already in a poor condition. Decided to preserve it to avoid more major damage. My dad received it from Rashid Sidek himself in early 2000. My current racquet is an old Gosen Isodynamic Plus for doubles, Yonex B-460 as a practise racquet and my recently acquired Yonex Arc-ZSTH as primary.

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    I've been playing badminton since primary school...in terms of rackets I've been using what was passed down to me by my brothers, so it's about...hrm...7-8 years of playing with hand-me-downs rackets. Then later when I head over to Aussie, my eldest brother got me my current gosen racket as a gift and I've been using that ever since. Don't really know what model it is, it just says gosen graphite lite 87. It's light, it's easy to manuever with it, I'm happy with it. I guess that racket can be considered my real first? =\

    Recently just got myself a new racket so I'll feel that at least at some point in life, I tried to supplement my hobby expenses with my own hard earned cash...Nanospeed 100, another light racket, and now using it as my main. But I'll probably let people borrow the yonex cos I still treasure the gosen one cos that one's a gift, lolz

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    Not really my first carbon racket, that was the Gosen FP-6 which died after I gave it a whack to the floor but my APACS Edgesaber 10 has been with me since 2006/7 and have withstood 2,137 clashes and abuse and still is going strong.

    Still in my bag for when I am very tired and is also being used by my younger brother.

    Justin.

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    I used to play with a couple of steel rackets that I got in a set when I first started. Then I used a friend's cheap Victor Thunder (or maybe Lightning?) series isometric all-carbon racket. After that I moved to a friend's (fake, I believe) Armortec 800 Offensive. After a long time, the first all carbon racket that I owned myself was an Armortec 900 Power, and I just used it today! It's not exactly my main racket though.

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    i play for 13 years now, don't even remember what my first racket was...
    quite a few came and went, now i play voltric 80 (arc saber 10 before...).

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    Still use my old Cab 8 as my backup its really something different with its shorter length :P

    I was thinking about changing the backup with Iso Zeta since VT7 was just awful compared to my ARC10.

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    I had a metallic Blue, Cab 16 for about 15 years, was my first racket, amazing piece of kit but last year my stringer tried to change the grommets on it and cracked the frame, I really shouldn't have kept on playing with it but I did and the head collapsed.

    Now onto a few Yonex and a Apacs racket.
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    My first racquet was a Black Knight and it had a carbon shaft and an aluminum head. I bought it in high school and broke it in high school, too. I bought another one that may have been the same racquet or almost the same and I still have it, but haven't used it since college. When I started college, I bought an Aerotus 65 from some girl and used that for a long time. I stopped playing for a long time and then came back to playing and bought a Carbonex 8200 Light, and then another, and then another and that is what I'm still playing with. Actually, I stopped playing, again, for a long time, and started up again about a year and a half ago. I still like the Carbonex. I've gone an Armatec 500 and Ti-8 in my bag (both belong to my wife), but I prefer the Carbonex. Anyway, no, I don't have my first racquet, but I almost do (the Black Knight), but never play with it. I started playing on the high school team in 1988.

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    I just found my first "decent" racket again while clearing out the shed. A Yonex of some sort - I'll need to check for model etc but it has a metal shaft and weighs about a ton - I am sure it would feel like playing with a crow-bar.

    My first carbon racket was possibly a Yonex Carbonex 12 or maybe a Carlton Powerflow of some kind - but both were a long time ago.
    I might still have them somewhere.... more recent rackets are relegated to family use / passed on in various ways.

    I don't actually know my current rackets model... all Yonex and Carlton though.....

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    i've never got into badminton and always use my dad's carbonex8 or kennex, and also an apacs lethal given to me by my boss. i kind of got into the game and the first racket that i ever paid for is bs10 and it is still in my bag, however it has became my 4th choice now..

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    My vote for D.

    Back when I used to play around 16-17 years back, I used to have an all-graphite Yonex racquet, I even forgot which model it was. Eventually gave it away thinking I'll never have a chance to play again. The only things I remember is it was Isometric shape and predominantly of dark brown colour.

    Started playing about a year back, and mostly doubles with nylons, currently using a Artengo 800P racquet.

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