Buried in the Mizuno rackets thread we've hit a topic which I think is worth giving some separate room for discussion. For reference, here's the link: https://www.badmintoncentral.com/fo...no-badminton-2017.160986/page-73#post-2680713 From the way it developed there, I expect an interesting and controversial discsussion. And once more for reference, here's a classic clip from the MS finals of the All England '75 with 8 times AE-winner Rudy Hartono vs. Sven Pri: Both should be using full aluminium rackets given the time. So the main questions are as follows: How would a professional player from the mid 70s (including the original gear) perform in a match against a 2018 player with 2018 equipment? How big would you rate the diffference in certain areas like stamina/fitness, court speed or hitting power? How big would you rate the impact of the improved equipment (racket) alone? And last but not least, how do you think a Rudy Hartono of '75 would perform in a match against any intermediate to advanced hobby player of today using today's equipment?