Okay, here is my review finally. I won't post pictures because dikbayki already did. I'm reviewing the Wucht P8. I'll have a longer post about Adidas badminton on my blog on wednesday (with lots of pics), but I told Matt I'd put it up on BC today. I also know NOTHING about rackets in terms of technical features, so this is a real layman's review. I just know how a racket responds in my hand, I don't really know the mechanics behind it so please excuse the ignorance and lack of professional terms. I had it strung at 27 pounds with Lining #1 string (my usual). This is specifically the stuff I wrote about the racket: First off, it looks good! It was also the first thing everyone who saw it said. It’s not a subtle looker, it’s a good looker and it knows it. The gold, red and dark gray coloring is classy and and there are small details (like a raised Adidas logo at the bottom of the handle) that just add to its "coolness." I passed this racket around to a lot of people to get their opinion and the first thing anyone said was, “Wow, looks great!” The second thing they said was, “feels strong.” So what’s it like to play with? Well, to me, this racket feels like a tank. I can literally both see and feel the difference when I play with it in terms of my clears. They go much higher and further with the help of this racket. Does it make my smashes faster? Maybe? That’s a little harder to measure without some sort of speed tester but it feels like it does. My (male) partner Azhi used this racket a lot and felt the same way. He noticed a difference in the speed of his hits as well as an added depth to his clears and lifts. I’m naturally an aggressive, heavy hitter player so this racket appeals to me. When I played a women’s competition I originally wanted to be really careful because I had the flu and playing against women requires a lot more precise shots instead of relying on strength and speed. So I used my normal racket. But we were losing and my last game I just said “**** it,” grabbed this racket and unleashed my inner beast (well, the beast with a flu). It actually worked! It was the game I played the best. But this racket demands strength to give strength, and if I don’t have strength in me, I just hit duds. All the benefits feel like they work against me if my arms is tired as the rackets weight slows me down and when you hit a weak shot there is no added speed. Like last week I played three days in a row. The first day I used this racket most of the night with success. The second day I did training with my lighter racket, then switched to this one for a few games, and when my timing began to feel off I switched back to my lighter one. The third day my body was tired, and my arm muscles sore from training, so I didn’t use this racket at all. I’m a girl though, so perhaps it is not the same with guys as it is for me. Overall I really like it and it is now my second most used racket (Admittedly I only use three regularly but it beats out my Yonex nanoray Glanz in terms of my preference to use in games.) It is also my most borrowed racket because everyone wants to give it a try since they all know (and like) Adidas, but rarely see Adidas rackets on the courts.