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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 all carbon racket was a cab18. but after i sold it to my friend, his brother broke it. it was very sad.

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    Mine was yy carbonex 8 about 25yrs ago.
    I'm using 2 carb 20 (original first edition and the new one) as main racket now

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    yonex aerotus 44 ... Other (broken); wow, that was a long time ago! :P

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    my first racquet was the old MP 44, headlight + flexible. I sold it to my friend and I think he still has it, gotta ask him to dig it up so i can see it again =D

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    My first carbon racquet is also my first 'expensive' racquet; Carb 21 SP. I played it on-off until now, when I had to purchase another racquet for my gf to play doubles with me, a MusclePower 5. Alas, right after I bought it she got too busy with work, so I started trying it out and was impressed with ease of use and control due to its huge sweetspot (carb 21 has a tiny one). I'll only bring out the MP 5 when I can't make anymore mistakes; otherwise Carb 21 SP for life!

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    My first racket is Victor Challenger Cls 9800... ¥RMB 230, three or four years ago...
    I still keep this racket, morn than three persons came to me wanted to buy this racket, i didnt sold it out...
    I want to keep it...
    This racket vitness a lot of happy times of mine...
    I love it, and this racket is out of stock now... Even pressiou for me....

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    my first carbon racket was an Ashaway 2500. was given to me almost 20years back by ZJH, when he did a demo here in SG for Ashaway. seldom used it now, but still in my bag. plays well and can take 24lbs easily.
    after that i have used a Boron 200, Prince 900XP, MP88, etc. all broke.

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    My first racquet was a Ti-7. Still use it when my other racquet's getting restrung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    ZERO. ZERO person still using their first carbon racket as their main racket?
    I sold my first all carbon racquet in the heady days of my youth but still use the same model now more than 20 years later. Does that count?

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    My first racket was a Carbonex 12SP handed down to me from my dad, unfortunately thanks to bad playing habits on my part it got broken earlier this year. Now have just one which is my Karakal MTEC-85.

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    My first racket was Carbonex 8 very old 80's racket. It was broken :-( or else i'd keep it as back up in my arsenal until now.

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    i have been playing badminton on and off since 3rd grade in HK and i'm in my 30s now just started getting serious. the racket i bought with my own money i earned from a part time job was the Yonex Isometric 800 sp and that was in high school in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejym View Post
    This is what I expected. I was hoping that some people would reply that their first racket was a high-end Yonex racket or something and that now they are using another racket/model.

    This way when people ask whether they should get the Z-Slash or Nanospeed 9900 as their first racket, I can refer them to this thread and tell them that it won't really matter since they'll probably change rackets.
    If you are not using the rackets to it's potential, why buy first and let it sit there?
    By the time the person master the technique well, 5~10 years down the road, and can feel the difference between $50 racket and $300 one, there will be more advance racket in the market. His/Her money will be better spend on badminton shoes and some lessons. Getting into good habits in the beginning > trying to fix bad old habits.

    It's just too rare for someone to buy the best equipment avail and expect to use it for 30 years as the main one.
    If they have the money, they'll more likely keep up with the most modern ones every year.
    If they have budget, they're prob wise consumer, don't see them putting eggs into 1 basket buy buying 1 top racket before getting into the sport.

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    My first racket is Yonex MP25P. It's too flexible to use especially when defending smashes. I tried using it last week and asked my friends to smash as hard as possible, I can hardly return those smashes with this racket since it is a mid-flex racket.

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    my first racket was winnex ti8s about 6-7 years ago. Barely use it (hanging on the wall).

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    I voted B. My first all carbon racquet is the Carbonex 15. I did play with it until 2009, and now still play with the Carbonex 8, which is not all carbon - but have last week purchased a Nanospeed 7000 and a couple of Arcsaber 008T - which will hopefully become my main racquets - once I stop hitting the frame. Possibly because they are lighter than the old Carbonex ones - I must be mistiming my shots - but anyway, played once so far, will do so again on the weekend and eventually get used to the new racquets.

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    My first racket Carbonex 7(1984) but has been stolen when i got into college...
    Now still using my carbonex 8(1988) as a spare racket...

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