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    That's actually the stash of one of our Youth Olympics particpants, Yonex sponsored naturally . I have considered buying 10 Arc10's with discount one time and keep 5 but like Danstevens said it really depends on how much you play and what level. At the moment I don't even need 5 so 2 would be a good number from a just playing socially point of view (I like to have 3 and keep 1 unstrung; barely break strings let alone racquets ) but in line with the question if it's your absolute favorite racquet: more than 5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demolidor View Post
    That's actually the stash of one of our Youth Olympics particpants, Yonex sponsored naturally . I have considered buying 10 Arc10's with discount one time and keep 5 but like Danstevens said it really depends on how much you play and what level. At the moment I don't even need 5 so 2 would be a good number from a just playing socially point of view (I like to have 3 and keep 1 unstrung; barely break strings let alone racquets ) but in line with the question if it's your absolute favorite racquet: more than 5!
    And by 10 Arc10s, you meant 5 regular Arc10s and 5 Arc10 PGs?

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    Hmmm now that you mention it . Actually that was still in the launch year but I think they only had G3 available at the time. Maybe I should have a look at a Z-Slash switcher's leftovers . I've set a €100 limit for myself nowadays and so far managed to stick to it .

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    I own 4 pieces of my favourite racket. Why? Because I have sweaty palm, and its pretty bad, so I rotate between the four of them which have towel grip on... It kinda prolong the life of the towel grip

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    Most naturally, hobbyist and enthusiast alike will own 2 in general (the most likely scenario) because aside from the racket we consider best for our style of play, we also have other rackets inside our bag, thus, 2 of each kind would suffice and 3 absolutely is a charm (for collection; really.)!

    Remember, the ''Always'' (primary racket; could be 1 piece or a set of 2 or even 3 rackets), ''Seldom'' (secondary/backup racket; again, could be 1 piece or a set of 2 or 3 rackets) & ''Never'' (tertiary/off-site racket; lastly, could be another extra piece or 2 or 3 rackets) Rule applies quite nicely when owning more rackets than we actually need.
    Last edited by RSLvictorSOTX; 08-26-2010 at 05:33 AM.

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    how many should you buy then ? 2, 3 or 4 ? I am currently having this dilemma.

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    2 or 3 would be enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babyface View Post
    2 or 3 would be enough...
    hmmm, I think I will settle for 3 in total.

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    my answer to the poll is 4.

    2 to play with, 2 in storage as backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    my answer to the poll is 4.

    2 to play with, 2 in storage as backup.
    I would buy 3
    1 play with another one as a back up in a competition, all on different strings (Bg-66 Ultimax, Bg-66 Maxima and Bg-80) but same grip.
    and 1 as a back up in case one breaks

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    Atleast 4, two to play, 1 for backup. Other one incase the others break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by what07 View Post
    Atleast 4, two to play, 1 for backup. Other one incase the others break.
    true true I would do that

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    Panda thinks this question depends on the seriousness of the player.

    If you're a:

    1) Leisure/Occasional Recreational Player: 1 main racket
    2) Casual Recreational Player: 2 of the same rackets. 1 main racket, 1 back-up
    2) Serious Recreational Player: 3-4 of the same rackets. 2 main rackets at the same tension, 1 at a lower tension, 1 back-up
    3) Serious Player: 4-6 of the same rackets: 2 mains, 1 lighter/lower tension, 1 lighter/higher tension, 1-2 back-ups
    4) Competitive Tournament Player: 6+: 4 mains, 2 lighter same tension, 2 lighter lower tension, 2+ back-ups
    5) National Player or higher: 8+.

    If Panda was playing a serious tourney: 12+ rackets
    4 x Precisions, ~86.0, BP~292 strung at 31lbs. with ZM70
    2 x Precisions, ~85.0, BP~290 strung at 29lbs. with ZM70
    2 x Precisions, ~85.0, BP~285 strung at 31lbs. with ZM70
    2 x Precisions, ~87.5, BP~295 strung at 29lbs. with ZM70
    2 x Precisions, ~86.0, BP~290 strung at 28lbs. with ZM62
    2 x Precisions, ~86.0, BP~290 strung at 25lbs. with ZM62

    If Panda was playing leisurely:
    1 x any racket strung at any tension.

    So, it just depends.

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    my favorite or the racket that i play the best in is a yonex carbonex 8600ti, i currently have four of them. i initially bought them so i can string different strings for comparison, and after i figured out the string i play the best with at the best tension, i realized that this carbonex racket is the racket i perform the best with, so now i have four strung with the same string same tension, if i decides to continue playing tournaments, i'll be getting 4 more. tho they are discontinued, there are stores that still sells the leftover stock and i don't think too many people are interested in this particular racket.

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    used to have to cab9 (2 pieces) all the time when i played more frequently.
    bought 7 of them in the period of about 5 yrs. still keep 1.

    now play once in between, have two ns9900 2u. only using one, the other unstrung.

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    I play a tournament every month to month and a half (on avg) and typically I'll take 4 racquets, 2 z-slashes and 2 arc10's...

    Another factor to consider, for me anyways, is if you're playing someone who is extremely offensive vs extremely defensive. If I know I'll be playing more defense and looking to turn into offense, I'll play with the arc 10s...so having one style of racquet doesn't do it for me. However what Panda said up there makes the most sense.

    I know a lot of people on here like to stick to one racquet, but i find it's good to get something new, play with, test it out. But that's just my opinion :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by PopsiclePete View Post
    I play a tournament every month to month and a half (on avg) and typically I'll take 4 racquets, 2 z-slashes and 2 arc10's...

    Another factor to consider, for me anyways, is if you're playing someone who is extremely offensive vs extremely defensive. If I know I'll be playing more defense and looking to turn into offense, I'll play with the arc 10s...so having one style of racquet doesn't do it for me. However what Panda said up there makes the most sense.

    I know a lot of people on here like to stick to one racquet, but i find it's good to get something new, play with, test it out. But that's just my opinion :P
    I have 5 different rackets old and new
    with different tensions, grips and flexibility which helps different styles of play

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