ADIDAS 2021 Badminton Rackets

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  1. speCulatius

    speCulatius Regular Member

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    I struggled a bit to create a new thread, because most of this is part of the 2020 thread, but to give a short overview to start with, I think it might be nice... let's start with the overview:
    PSX_20210121_005016.jpg Those ranges are known by now. Luckily, I can give you a matrix as well...
    PSX_20210121_004942.jpg While it includes the Stilistin and new Überschall rackets, it seems to be based on balance point, rather than swingweight. I noted that there still seems to be some confusion on the P09.1, since it's missing in the Spieler Overview.
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    Without much from my side, let's get going with the rest.
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    What jumps to my eyes is the mentioning of the P6. Again.... this racket is like a Zombie, that refuses to die, and might come back stronger... or like the liquid metal version of the Terminator. Also, the P8 gets another color way.
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    The really stable Kalkül range stays like it has been. Pun intended. There's no change needed, in my opinion, I'd just like to see a stiff, slightly head heavy A4 around 85 g... for everybody who likes rackets like the AS11 and that's a lot of people.
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    speCulatius Regular Member

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    Überschall. This range has been redone completely. To me, it seems to be a more consistent approach to creating a true speed racket range. Not only using an aerodynamic frame, but also reducing the overall weight. I feel like the goal was to keep the head weight of the F2 and F3 roughly the same while reducing the overall weight. The head shape seems to have changed as well.... to be honest, I'd love to give the F3.1 a try!
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    Judging from the pictures, I'd say they kept the 20 by 20 stringing pattern... now I really want to see one of these in person to compare to other rackets.
    Here, the F09.1 is part of the range. Why isn't the W09.1 part of the Stilistin range?
     
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    Interested how many of the tech translates to real use. Uber's t-blade is interesting but isn't it going to generate more drag compared to traditional t-join on certain shots like backhand defense?

    I have one uber and one kalkul. My kalkul is a bit meh, but I like the uber - enough to buy its upgrade.

    I'm also interested in the wucht, but don't like their custom grommets. Also at that price point, one can get a high end racquet from the big 3 brands.
     
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    no P6 on detail model & spec?
     
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    The girl you have been waiting for :p
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    whats the different between P6 & P7?
    Compare to P8, P7 are less stiff version.
    Does P6 are the flex version the trio brother?
     
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    This is the specs I can find.
    balance: 290-295mm
    shaft stiffness: 8.5-9.0
    tension: ≤30lbs/13.5kg

    P6 does not have side strips.
     
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    I'm glad to see a higher-end P model without the side strips. The side strips was the reason I didn't get a P7 a while ago.
     
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    I think you can replace them with normal grommets.
     
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    Probably, but they're part of what makes the racquet unique. Replacing them is taking a feature out.
     
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    P6 has actually been one of the first rackets that came out after the re-launch. It disappeard from the catalogue in 2019 (I think). I got it as a demo racket and I'm still using it along with my P8. Frame shape is identical with the P8, but it's a little bit more flexible and doesn't have the side grommet strips. Due to that, it also has a little bit less weight in the head. A fairly great racket tbh, no clue why they ditched it. I wouldn't count on it making a serious re-appearance though.
     
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    Yeah I've never seen P6 available in Europe, I thought it was an Asia only frame but must have been available previously from what you have said @s_mair

    @speCulatius where did you get the P6 info from? It would be good to see if its available somewhere in Europe.
    Is the P8 Tokyo availability limited to Asia only?
     
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    A presentation for retailers in Europe. That's where my info comes from, but maybe it was just not taken out of those pictures, because it's still available in Asia. That's why I cannot decide if I should call it the Zombie racket or Schrödinger's racket. It's to be considered as both dead and alive at the same time, until either of the wave functions collapses.
     
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    My money is on someone constantly forgetting to delete that "P6" from their presentations when doing the copy/paste for the upcoming year. The racket itself is nowhere to be found apart from that.

    MBS seems to have slayed one of those zombies a while ago and it seems to be still hauting their warehouse (it's a 4U apparently, soooo... another mystery added to the list...):
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    I remember a brief communication with Mat back in the days in which he said something about the P6 being too close to the P7/P8 in terms of spec and hence being dropped from the range. Again, I wouldn't expect a comeback.
     
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    Maybe the P6 would have been better to keep rather than P7, especially if it didn't have the side strips that some people don't like.
    Ive seen a few places listing them for sale still in Asia.
     
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    The latest racket matrix didn't show P5 either, it would have been interesting to see where that sat versus P3 & P7
     
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    That P6 on MBS obviously belongs to the first release along with red P8 and navy P7 in 2018. Same plastic cap.
    This blue P6 has just been updated in some stores.
     
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