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02-11-2014, 08:39 PM #222
ic..all right...thanks...cause heard from my friend 1st gen is made in japan..
that's why i asking to check out..
02-11-2014, 08:41 PM #223
02-11-2014, 09:00 PM #224
Other brands like Mizuno racquets are also Made in China but under strict QC. From experience, as long as the QC standard is high, the origin doesn't bother me.
I have a Mizuno TC700 that I bought back in 2008 and it is still going strong.
02-12-2014, 08:52 PM #225
TO CLARIFY to the ABOVE POSTS regarding the Gosen Ryoga Rackets.
I have owned all 4 available Gosen Ryoga Rackets (Ougi, Shiden, Issen and Tenbu), I owned multiple 5x Shidens and 3x Ougis, as well as 3x Issens, and 1x Tenbu.
RACKET SHAFT IS MADE IN JAPAN BY TORAY M40 CARBON WITH COLLABORATION FROM GOSEN AND SEIKO**
RACKET HEAD IS MOLDED/MADE IN CHINA WITH THE SAME TORAY M40 CARBON SHEET AND AERMET MESH (TM)**
**NOTE: ONLY OUGI AND SHIDEN HAS ZYLON REINFORCEMENT ON THE HEAD AND SHAFT.
ALL 4 OF THE GOSEN RYOGA RACKETS HAS METAL T-JOINTS (***Yonex uses plastic T-joint/anchor)
ALL 4 OF THE GOSEN RYOGA RACKETS HAS CARBON HANDLES **MULTIPLE LAYERS: INNER CARBON CORE TUBE JOINED TO THE SHAFT BY HOT MELTING THE HANDEL CARBON CORE AND SHAFT, AND THE OUTER WOOD-COLOR PART OF THE HANDLE IS MADE OF HARD PLASTIC
GOSEN RYOGA RACKETS ALL GONE THROUGH HIGH STANDARD QC BY THE SAME QC CHECKER (I cannot remember his name, but all the QC sticks bears his name. Also some rackets has his signature under the grip on the wood-colored plastic handle.
**** Some thing I noticed from using the Ryoga rackets.
-Ryoga rackets all has somewhat stiff flex, and are not suitable for lower level players
-Ryoga rackets all has a hard solid feeling (in which Yonex lack nowadays, especially my Z-Speed which I sold last month)
-Ryoga rackets all has above paint quality (Ryoga racket design is subject to personal tastes as I have heard from a few club members calling my Ryoga Ougi as an ugly racket. (much better paint quality than any of the Yonex in recent memory, especially the Z-Force and Z-Speed)
-Ryoga rackets with ZYLON (Shiden and Ougi) in my humble opinion has more solid frames
Hope this helps.
I am looking forward to give the Tenryu a try. But from what I read on BadmintonCN and looking at the Ryoga Tenryu press release photos, it looks like a repainted version of the Ryoga Ougi (same design, same paint job, just a slightly modified color palette)
Also the specs of the Tenryu is almost identical to the Ougi.
I think the Tenryu is a reissue of the Ougi, and caters to those people who like to play with the Ougi, and need to stock up, but Ougi is pretty much sold out at this point.
my 2 cents
02-12-2014, 11:37 PM #226
02-13-2014, 09:07 AM #227
02-13-2014, 09:11 AM #228
I prefer shiden compare to the issen. But its a personal taste
02-15-2014, 04:08 AM #229
02-15-2014, 04:13 AM #230
any gosen racket is very close and similar to Issen??
02-16-2014, 10:54 PM #231
02-18-2014, 12:44 PM #232
According to my sources, the pro shops in Japan has not been notified that the Ryoga series are discontinued... It is somewhat a limited market right now.
Also if the partnership is expired between Gosen and Seiko, then Gosen should not be announcing the 3rd gen colors for the Issen, Shiden and Tenbu, and also they should not be announcing the new Tenryu racket.
We will continue to see the Ryoga rackets for at least 2 more years.
The Ryoga series as of now (Feb 2014) has been on the market for a bit over 4 years.
Last edited by mms6a; 02-18-2014 at 12:46 PM.
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02-18-2014, 07:55 PM #233
Anyway, regarding the partnership, that's just a possible theory which I offered up since people are guessing why the Ryoga series has been taken down from the website.
With regards to the 3rd gen color, I did thought about that previously. Assuming my theory about the partnership is correct, it isn't far fetched to say that the 3rd series is the last production batch (maybe to use up the remaining quantity of shaft ?). Not sure about the sale of Gosen Ryoga but I have not seen many of them being used and certainly not having their racquets used by pro who appear on Super Series TV court doesn't help their popularity.
Changing to a new color will generate interest both with new potential customers and existing fans and that's a good way to sell through.
Anyway, I do hope that Gosen continue to release more innovative products. I do like them and owned the 6900 Boonsak and also a 1st Gen ISSEN. I am now looking for the Customedge V but it isn't available locally.
02-18-2014, 08:27 PM #234
02-18-2014, 09:15 PM #235
No... the 3rd series will be releasing soon... new colour already out for the Ryoga series based on 2014 catalogue.
I guess we don't speculate on Gosen to discontinue on Ryoga series... it has sold very well in China (the biggest badminton market) where it is based now.
Tenryu was not shown as i already mentioned... it will be limited edition again just like Ouji!
anyone interested to place order? it should be available around may or Jun 2014...
02-18-2014, 09:24 PM #236
Those that like shiden... please try Gosen 6000pro... definitely a classic
oval head broad frame with very stff shaft... light head... but can deliver very fast and hard smash..
02-19-2014, 06:47 PM #237
Look at the catalogue, they have a shoes range.
02-23-2014, 12:51 PM #238
I don't know what to believe anymore. http://www.gosen.jp/2014gosen-catalog/book_swf.html The above link is to Gosen's Japanese catalog and as one can see the Ryoga series (and also the Root) are missing from there. Yes I also realize juventus' link to the English catalog has them. It'd be a shame if Japan does not carry the Ryoga as they are really well made racquets. Buying from other markets like China would be an option but buying from there it is hard to tell whether you are buying Gosen or "G0sen".
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