ADIDAS 2021 Badminton Rackets

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  1. speCulatius

    speCulatius Regular Member

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again...
    1. The grommet strips (P7, P8, P4) can be replaced by regular grommets and vice versa.
    2. Everyone who sells adidas rackets should be able to get replacement grommet strips easily (this also includes those for the P2, for example). Even stringers who don't have a shop or players who care about their rackets. If you have any issues and need new grommet strips, PM me.
    I'm pretty sure the P5 is dead. More so than the P6.
     
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    I know a yellow P5 was available in UK previously from DirectSports but now sold out.

    There still seems to be a red version available in some regions

    https://www.amazon.ca/adidas-Wucht-Core-Badminton-Racket/dp/B07898BK48
     
  3. Vivek Bagadhi

    Vivek Bagadhi Regular Member

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    Well well specs seems similar to N9II, interesting. Screenshot_20210127-135159_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
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    With the new 2021 range, I was hoping for a 3U Kalkul A3 (A3.1, I suppose) as the A3 is just very good (but 4U), but alas might have to look at the P6 (a compact frame N9II does seem like a very interesting change for me in a while).
     
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    Apparently to Adidas "control" means (head) light. I disagree with them. Basically a real AS11 replacement with the Kalkül frame and stringing pattern would be so, sooo good!
     
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    We need a 3U A3.1 petition right now
     
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    I wouldn't replace the A3... I would add a racket. I suggest the petition to be for an A4. ;)
     
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    4 is considered bad for some asians though - like the unlucky 13. Calling it 3.1 or 3B is more inclusive.
     
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    That messes up the complete naming scheme, because the X.1 has been a new iteration with significant changes so far. 6, 7, 8, 9 would be other options, but since I do have a P4, I doubt Adidas is worrying about the unlucky superstition thingy all too much. There's probably other reasons why it was dropped. Although I admit that it might be the reason they do not use the 4 in their names now. I guess 2² would also mess with their naming and design schemes.

    Anyway, while I try to give them the feedback that I'm not the only one looking for a heavier or head heavier A3, I don't think they'll listen to me, so this discussion is pretty useless. And even if they listen, I just want them to stay as consistent as they are at the moment with their names, I don't care if it's 4 or 6 or π or e or.... ;)
     
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    Vivek Bagadhi Regular Member

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    How about Adidas pull an Apacs and name it A11, a 3U 30lbs A11 is a Dream come true:p
     
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    Do you realize that all Kalkül already are warrantied up to 13.5 kg, which is 30 lbs...?
     
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    Yep I do, though I think my pun didn't get through (Arc11=A11)

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    Screenshot_20210212-115831_Samsung Internet.jpg Screenshot_20210212-115902.jpg I don't know if anyone realised this but the cone is different on the new blue color P6, same as the white P8,

    The same happened with the p8 too, the black gold P8 had the same cone as the older P6 then in the black white variant they changed it to the new one
     
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    Noticed ;)
     
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    Woahh!

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    Pictures of the Uberschall F09.2, F1.1, F2.1 and F3.1 plus stringing pattern

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    speCulatius Regular Member

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    I already asked and it's basically the same kind the previous Überschall, but...

    I'm so glad they went back to the Babolat style with the tie off knots at the top.

    I highly recommend to do an upside down @s_mair mod Hariboto pattern on these! If anyone ever needs to string one of these and doesn't know what I'm talking about.... well, find out and thank me later and I know I need to make a video on that.

    @Dave1011 Any chance you have a direct comparison of that head shape to a well known racket?
     
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    Yes I will compare to other Adidas rackets when possible.
    I have A2, A3, A5, P09.1, A09.1, P3, P7, P8 and W3.1 to compare against so let me know any preference.
     
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    Aah could you please compare the P7 and the P8. I want to know whether the feel is the same for both racquets.

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