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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd20 View Post
    houses have a lot longer life expectancy however.

    I have rackets that I have bought & may never use. I bought them as collection items. They aren't an investment as I don't intend to sell them at all, however I have bought multiple items of certain rackets at the right price with a few to trade them for some rackets I don't have.

    the thread refers however to rackets you use & how many you should have. dans criteria can help answer the individual.
    However, wouldn't you sell if some in your collections appreciated ludicrously in value?

    On the other hand, I would use my ''never'' (3rd) racket as collection or bartering chip in the future (even sell it depending on value).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD rules! View Post
    For me, I reckon 2-3 SW35's should be enough, no need for me to try new rackets out any more, I am very happy with SW35. So I would say 2-3 should be enough.
    I suppose there are no blemishes or tiny chips in your current 2 SiW 35s?

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    yah i did get 2 SP version and they broke faster then those i had before .. and that when i moved on hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSLvictorSOTX View Post
    I suppose there are no blemishes or tiny chips in your current 2 SiW 35s?
    Nope, I only have one SW35 at the moment, I sold the other to another member of my club, as he liked it so much, so my current back up SW35 is in the post, then it will be off to the stringer, then into my racket bag. has anyone got any ideas on where to purchase grommets for the SW35 ? Mine are still in very good condition, but as the tension is increasing I think the grommets will eventually become quite poor in the next 8-10 months.

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    IMHO,
    1) if you play recreational, 2 of the same should be enough. Rotate them so they will be used evenly and grow old together.
    2) if you play local tournaments more than 2 time a year, you will need 3. 2 for regular use and 1 for just in case of bad luck on 2 miss hit in 1 day.
    3) If you play/train often and plays a lot of tournaments, you should have 4. 3 to rotate and 1 as back up when you just don't have time to restring your racquet on the day before.
    4) Collectors, whatever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSLvictorSOTX View Post
    However, wouldn't you sell if some in your collections appreciated ludicrously in value?

    On the other hand, I would use my ''never'' (3rd) racket as collection or bartering chip in the future (even sell it depending on value).
    I would sell a racket from my collection if I had more than one & it was one I will never use (eg wooden/rare cab20 etc..) I wouldn't sell one which I only has one of though (unless it had limited appeal to me). Money doesn't come into it for me, the regret of selling a racket that is irreplaceable or of significant interest would be more pain than the money was worth.

    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    IMHO,
    1) if you play recreational, 2 of the same should be enough. Rotate them so they will be used evenly and grow old together.
    2) if you play local tournaments more than 2 time a year, you will need 3. 2 for regular use and 1 for just in case of bad luck on 2 miss hit in 1 day.
    3) If you play/train often and plays a lot of tournaments, you should have 4. 3 to rotate and 1 as back up when you just don't have time to restring your racquet on the day before.
    4) Collectors, whatever...
    Yup. some people don't understand why you need more than one of any racket, some people have 5+ of the same rackets over & over.

    I think for the rackets you play with you should keep the same. It improves your game immensely to use the same rackets as you are used to the timing & can find the sweet spot. I find even in 2 ISO head racket with similar balance/length & weight the exact sweet spot can be in different places (higher or lower. Changing different racket types makes it harder to play consistently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i think this topic needs to be revisited.

    as badminton enthusiasts, we have tried many different rackets. after a while, we have found our favorite, one that feels good on our hand and deemed suitable for our style of play.

    then we say, ok, we should buy 2 of them, as most of us wants to have a backup just in case, esp if one plays tournament.

    then later on we will find that, ops, Yonex decides to discontinue that particular model. now we scramble to look for a couple more just in case of the inevitable: breakage, and often at a higher price because of shortage.

    so the question then is, if we have found a great racket that we like, how many should we have bought in the first place? 2? 3? 4? 5? more?

    discuss.
    My official bought racket

    First racket - Cab 9 - bought 3
    2nd racket - Cab 9 tour sp - bought 3
    3rd racket - The old cab 9 was better than the new sp - bought again another 3
    4th racket - At 700 - bought 2
    5th racket - Old At 700 had durability issue and bought 1 AT 900 P
    6th racket - Apacs Tantrum 200 - bought 3
    7th Racket - Apacs Lethal 60 - bought 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhirata View Post
    Since I got used to the TC700, I don't feel comfortable using other racquets. The TC700's been discontinued so.. is NOW the time for me to stock up ?
    Well, its available in HK now.. with some luck, I might NEVER use my 5th/6th TC700 :P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooting stroke View Post
    My official bought racket

    First racket - Cab 9 - bought 3
    2nd racket - Cab 9 tour sp - bought 3
    3rd racket - The old cab 9 was better than the new sp - bought again another 3
    4th racket - At 700 - bought 2
    5th racket - Old At 700 had durability issue and bought 1 AT 900 P
    6th racket - Apacs Tantrum 200 - bought 3
    7th Racket - Apacs Lethal 60 - bought 3
    Any more Cab9 left??

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyeh View Post
    ...with some luck, I might NEVER use my 5th/6th TC700 :P.
    looks like your ''never'' rackets shall be a collectors item OR a money maker in the making!

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    Wink This many


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    Quote Originally Posted by demolidor View Post
    Lotsa candy twirl NS 9900!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demolidor View Post
    not enough!!!!!!!!!

    I wish I had enough money to buy that many SW35's

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooting stroke View Post
    My official bought racket

    First racket - Cab 9 - bought 3
    2nd racket - Cab 9 tour sp - bought 3
    3rd racket - The old cab 9 was better than the new sp - bought again another 3
    4th racket - At 700 - bought 2
    5th racket - Old At 700 had durability issue and bought 1 AT 900 P
    6th racket - Apacs Tantrum 200 - bought 3
    7th Racket - Apacs Lethal 60 - bought 3
    Quote Originally Posted by weeyeh View Post
    Any more Cab9 left??
    Hahahaha......i knew someone will ask for the cab.9.......a still have 6 of it which i bought ( original version ) 20-30 years ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyeh View Post
    Well, its available in HK now.. with some luck, I might NEVER use my 5th/6th TC700 :P.
    How about you give me your "Never"-used TC700 and I'll take good care of it.. c: j/k.
    I'll save up to buy two TC700's and.. I also want to try a TC500 and a TC300 ><

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    I normally buy 3 rackets of the specific model that I am currently using and have them all strung and gripped the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD rules! View Post
    not enough!!!!!!!!!

    I wish I had enough money to buy that many SW35's
    7 seems to be a good start for demolidor!

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