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10-17-2012, 04:37 PM #2245
It's hard to use, and although it feels great to play with, as a test of whether you're good with it or not you should play MD against a pair with a really strong defense. So strong that usually you get through with the 3rd to 5th good smash or a really surprising shot. If you still get through just as well with the MX80, you're probably good enough with it, if you can't penetrate the defense anymore, you should do the hard thing and change back to sth softer.
No matter how nice a racket feels and how accurate you think you are with it - if you can't penetrate the defense in doubles, it's not right for you. Of course the odd mishit or misplacement occurs, but generally, you should not be afraid of playing a few consecutive smashes from the back and always be able to penetrate the defense of equally strong opponents with a few smashes (getting a weak reply your partner can kill at the net counts, of course ).
10-17-2012, 04:49 PM #2246
Yep. As good as it was...I couldn't smash my way out with it.
Always in search of the elusive racket that I can smash more powerful than a baby kitten, be more accurate than the weatherman, and is faster than a 90yr women at the grocery checkout line.
10-17-2012, 05:04 PM #2247
Oh, one more thing. How can I increase the speed of my smash(although it's not slow)? Like I have good form and technique and I'm doing weight training specifically for badminton (wrists and shoulders) but I want to smash faster
10-17-2012, 05:16 PM #2248
10-17-2012, 05:33 PM #2249
Lol, usually I'm too lazy to search but for once I actually did but I didn't find any answers that's the only reason I posted.
10-17-2012, 05:47 PM #2250
Recently I've been using a racket that's just a regular semi-aero box shape with a spec of 304mm/88g Net, and I just love it. LOVE IT. It's the best racket I've ever used, I just can't put it down. I also have one that's 308mm that I use when I feel smash happy (or should I say, when my opponents don't play a flat game and like to lift when I'm at the back of the court). Both of them aren't super stiff, but just stiff enough so that my arm is rarely sore and I can just play and play.
I've given up on the concept that a racket just beyond your abilities will lift your game. It really won't. You have to find a racket that just seamlessly integrates with your physiology/game, and then if you out grow it, then look for a new racket.
10-17-2012, 06:09 PM #2251
The power of MX 80, this video clip to share how Jae sung smashes with it
10-17-2012, 06:17 PM #2252
The main part of your training (~80%+) and all competition play should be done with the same racket though. It's vital that you are completely attuned to your racket in competition - switching to a similar, but not-quite-the-same model can have devastating consequences.
I, for example, played with a different racket in training today. And even though I had no problems whatsoever during warm-up and practicing serves, I had a horrible first game against an opponent I usually beat, because in certain situations, it was quite different from my trusty BS12. I cleared and lifted 12 shots long in the first game, as I'm usually very accurate in that regard, but under pressure I did not give myself enough margin and thus made errors where usually the shuttle would fall 0-15cm in front of the back line 95% of the time.
Anyhow - personally I believe there is a spectrum of rackets every above-average player can use. You will be comfortable with a certain spectrum of flexibility, balance, and weight, and most likely be able to play decently with any racket within the somewhat broad field that opens up (for me, that would be 85-88g, 290-300mm, medium to stiff- flexibility - which depends on the head heaviness).
To be able to compete with a racket, however, most players will need at least 1 week, rather 2 to adjust - if it's close to their old one.
10-17-2012, 06:20 PM #2253
Also shows how stiff that thing is, if a player of JJS's incredible power bends it 'only' that far on an all-out smash.
10-17-2012, 06:27 PM #2254
It boils down to what type of style you are playing, Lee Yong Dae using BS LYD, that doesnt mean MX 80 is no good.. And also ones preference , his feel for the racket.
10-17-2012, 08:09 PM #2255
10-17-2012, 08:20 PM #2256
UHM Graphite, Nano Resin
UHM Graphite, 7.2mm Shaft
Total Length (frame tip – handle end)
674mm (26.5 inches)
3UG2 (G2 = Yonex G5)
Recommended String Tension
Balance Point from Grip End
Last edited by Ferrerkiko; 10-17-2012 at 08:24 PM.
10-17-2012, 10:08 PM #2257
10-22-2012, 09:31 PM #2258
Am I the only one seeing that the Koreans that use the mx80 actually skip the first cross (according to victors pattern) and just start crosses at the 10th grommet at the bottom?
10-22-2012, 10:55 PM #2259
erhh i believe they suggest a 2 knot pattern but thats all i know....they explain how to do the 80 holes pattern on their website i believ eif not its on youtube.
10-23-2012, 02:54 PM #2260
I'm just wondering because when I watch a professional player that uses MX80 on the internet, the gap between the T and the first cross seems bigger than the one on my racquet
I've never been a fan of having that extra bottom cross, but for some reason I don't want to leave those extra bottom holes unused
10-24-2012, 08:37 PM #2261
I think I will get MX 80 after I get my bonus this year..
N90 will go into my rest room , as Lin dan no more playing competitively ..
Current racket now :
1) BS 9
2) MX 80 End of the year
3) BS LYD Soon
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