Thread: Racket Advise
12-30-2010, 05:12 PM #1
so i'm playing badminton for almost 1 year now and all the time i played with this racket(look at the pictures) so i searched for the racket but couldn't find a picture or name. I really like the racket but it's time for a step up. Last game i tried a yonek armotec 700 from a friend and i didn't liked it because it was way too "head-heavy". So i'm looking for a good racket which is a "allrounder" and good for a intermediate player. The price doesn't matter because i'm looking for a racket which i can play 2-3 years with.
12-30-2010, 05:36 PM #2
IMO try Voltic 70(just slightly head-heavy with good control), Armotec 900T(similiar to V70 but less head-heavy) or Arcsaber 10/10PG(well defined as allrounder)...Arcsaber 8dx also a good choice...
sorry i only know yonex rackets..
12-30-2010, 06:39 PM #3
What do you play mostly: singles or doubles? Are you more of an offensive or defensive type of player?
12-30-2010, 07:06 PM #4
12-30-2010, 07:36 PM #5
12-30-2010, 07:37 PM #6
12-30-2010, 07:43 PM #7
I heard that the balance of the Armotec 900 is "head-heavy". Which Nanospeed do you mean the 9900?
12-30-2010, 07:45 PM #8
12-30-2010, 07:55 PM #9
Mhh i'm kind of confused i heard so many names...
- defensive player who likes to play long serves and smashes.
- mosty playing doubles
- I prefer balanced rackets
- I don't like head-heavy rackets like the Armotec 700
- the price doesn't matter
- prefering yonex
12-30-2010, 09:07 PM #10
1. Defensive player ...likes .. smashes.
- You are both an offensive and defensive type of player = You need an all round racket that can play well both offensive and defensive.
An all round racket specifications = A racket that has a balance head weight. If your arm swing is fast, go for a racket flexibility that is stiff, but not to stiff for you to have that extra compactness in your smash and at the same time it's easy to your wrist and shoulder in a long run while playing.
You play mostly double = You need a racket that is maneuverable and easy to control.
A maneuverable and easy to control racket specification = A racket that is not heavy in your hand
( a 3U or 4U weight but not 2U ) for easy control, compact and fast type of swinging.
3. - The price doesn't matter
- Prefering yonex
With the above spec., below will be the recommended Yonex brand that you can try by priority:
- 3U Arcsaber 10 ( Head balance, stiff shaft)
- 4U Nano GY98 Voltric 70 (Head balance, medium flexibility shaft)
- 3U Arcsaber Z-Slash ( Head balance, stiff shaft)
- 3U Arcsaber 8DX (Head balance, extra -stiff shaft)
- 4U AT 900 T ( Slight head heavy, stiff shaft)
However, regardless how many countless type of Yonex racket can be suggested anywhere here, it's still you as a player need to prefabably try and test it as any good racket in other player hands will not necessarily be a good racket in your hand. Good luck
Last edited by shooting stroke; 12-30-2010 at 09:11 PM.
12-30-2010, 09:30 PM #11
defensive... long serve...
probably not very good with smashing off a short swing.
maybe like to have sligltly longer swing of the racquet when clearing or smashing?
in that case, look at AT900T or Arc7
12-31-2010, 12:39 AM #12
12-31-2010, 05:32 AM #13
12-31-2010, 06:19 AM #14
After all I can recommend and played with this allrounder
- BS 10 (3U) @ 24 lbs amazing allrounder (in my bag)
- Li-Ning N33 (3U) borrowed from a feller @ 27 lbs, feels good and not sluggish
- Head Metallix 4000 @ 22 lbs, a bit to light and flexy
- Carlton Fireblade Iso SL (4U) @ 20 lbs, a very quick defender, good control
- Nanospeed 9900 (3U) @ 22lbs, amazing defender
I would choose the BS 10 or the 9900, maybe the BS 11 if you like it flexier.
12-31-2010, 06:26 AM #15
Can you get any power out of a 9900 if you can't even wield an AT700?
Oliver Power 100 is an entry level racket btw <€50 (found one listing for €35)
12-31-2010, 06:50 AM #16
12-31-2010, 07:14 AM #17
The Arcsaber 10
The Arcsaber 8DX
not the Arcsaber Z Slash because the head is smaller meaning it is harder to control and is more of a singles racket.
I think the Arcsaber 10 because it is similar to the Arcsaber Z Slash but the frame is bigger letting you have more control with the racket and its good for defense
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