Adidas Badminton racquets 2018

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  1. KAHLUABEER

    KAHLUABEER New Member

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    Hi, i want to upgrade my racquet
    i have adidas f 500 and yonex duora 10,
    which adidas that have improvement from my f 500?thanks and i cant find any site for adidas badminton racquet
     
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    For easy reference, I created these guides (which have been approved by Adidas).

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    Should I exchange Voltric 8 etune for the Spieler A09, as I prefer a moderate head heavy, slightly flexible racket?
    I am playing and really love the Adidas F500 but sometimes I need more powerful smashes that F500 can't offer.
     
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    Which model(s) would you recommend as an alternative to the BS12?
    I play MD and XD competitively, mostly offensive backcourt player, currently using BG-80 at 28lbs.
     
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    I tried the P7/P8 or Uberschall F5. The P7/P8 have a more stable, thicker frame and swing a bit slower than the BS12. The F5 swings faster than the BS12 and is more forgiving. If you want max stability and durability, get the P7/P8, if you want max swing speed, go with the F5.
     
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    hai all, kindly advise which one is better wucht p2 or uberschall f5?
     
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    I will be checking out the Uber F5 and Wucht P8 this weekend.
    I'm going to put BG80 on it since I ran out of the Zymax strings and my re-order will probably not get here in time. Took some pics of it and will post them up over weekend.
     
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    String spacing is wide.
    String pattern...
    Well if you want to make your stringer not like you too much hand them the stringing booklet that comes with it and tell him to follow it.

    The Aero 74 had to be goofy...
     
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    Hi guys any review on Adidas Wucht P3? I play mostly MD and offensive backcourt player, thanks.
     
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    The P3 is a good racket. It's designed for the beginner to intermediate offensive player who wants a medium flex racket. If you want slightly more stiffness, go with the P5. If you want an even stiffer racket, then go with P7 and P8. Though the P8 is Adidas' stiffest racket, I do not think it's that stiff.

    Here's how I would rate the stiffness of the Adidas rackets:

    Very Stiff
    Very Stiff-
    Stiff+
    Stiff (Wucht P8)
    Stiff- (Wucht P7)
    Moderately Stiff+ (Uberschall F5)
    Moderately Stiff (Wucht P5)
    Moderately Stiff- (Wucht P3)

    The P3 and P5 have similar swing characteristics as the Uberschall F5, very fast. Of those, I would go with the Uber F5.

    If you want a beefy, stable racket, go with the Wucht P7 or P8.

    If you are unsure, the safest choice would be the Uberschall F5. It has great feel, excellent, accessible power, and the swing speed is one of the fastest I've ever tried; and it's controllable.
     
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    Thanks for your advise, but in my place Uber F5 still not available yet. I will condsider P3 or P5. Can I know is it the shaft stiffness is noticeable between this two models?
     
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    I would say go for the P5. The shaft stiffness difference wasn't that significant but they are both flexible to me. Also, the P3 is a bit less head heavy. If you can, try them both and see which one you like better.
     
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    Quick update on Wucht P8 4U

    ZM65 @ 28lbs
    Yonex overgrip

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    The racket looks awesome. Good graphics on it and nice gold/red/dark grey color combo. Easy to string as it uses a standard pattern.
    Initially I saw the 4 heavy duty corners and I worried it would be too much to handle for me. For reference I'm in my 40's, 5'7" and 150lbs. I'm an intermediate/advanced player and mostly doubles with good defense and very quick movement (for 40 year old at least).

    Racket is marked has head heavy and super stiff. One thing I did not like was the cap on the grip has a indented Adidas logo on it. It is right under where I would put my thumb on. Not a problem since I put overgrip on it, but for those that don't grip it all the way up just note the logo is smack dab on the face of it and you will feel it every time.

    Keep in mind before picking this up my go to rackets were Panda Power Precision Pro with about .5 grams added at 2 and 10 because I found it lacked a little punch.

    Clears:
    Took a while to get into it but pretty effortless. Basically throw the racket at the shuttle and watch the shuttle take off! Initial feeling is that this thing is a TANK. I feel the head is super stable. Slight miss hits won't jar you as much as other rackets. It just feels solid and racket helps you push thru the shot. Here is where I noticed the racket is not THAT slow but coming from the PPro it is noticeable. Took me a little to adjust to timing but not bad.

    Drives drill:
    Took me a little longer to adjust and still tweaking. I feel good accuracy with it but my timing is still a little off. Too many shanks. I need to get my mind set a little quicker to get the racket going earlier. I will be able to gauge this better once I get more sessions with the racket but so far it's just meh. Not bad but not great.

    Smash returns:
    Not bad actually. With the solid feel of the racket I can get returns deep with less effort. Counter-attack returns were a hit-miss for me, again probably because I'm used to a quicker racket. Will also need more time to get a better feel for this as well. So far deep pure defense returns and drop returns are ok. Cross-court and punch back returns are meh. Will try to play more to see if I can adjust to it.

    Drop:
    Very accurate. From the front court it very good. No complains at all. Deception shots were not working too well for me but again I need to adjust to the slight change in speed.

    Smash:
    So initially it was just ok on it. Not bad. Then I slightly change my timing and setup and it was like a some flipped the dial to 11 on this racket! I'm not a back court player so my smashes are just ok. I get my fair share of points from it but I mainly use the smash to set up the next one to put away. Once I started getting into the groove of the P8 I was CRACKING smashes. The adjacent courts actually noticed and after the game asked what racket was I using. This thing hits a very solid and strong smash! It really is a point and boom racket for smashes. I don't know what is it about the frame but it just sounds like you are going to put a hole on the net if you hit it.

    Put in another way. Early during the match they didn't care to lift to either me or my partner. Once I was in the grove by the middle/end of the 1st set they didn't lift a single shot to me for the remainder of the match. It made that much a difference for me, a defense front court player!

    Overall:
    Initially I was going to pass on the racket based on specs alone since it's not my cup of tea being a front court defensive player.
    After the session I will definitely keep this in the bag and might switch to it. The defensive aspects are not THAT bad and I might be able to adjust to the different speed. The gain you get to be offensive from the back is big. The P8 is still a quick-ish racket with a very solid and stable feel.
     
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    Thank you for your input, now I am considering P5 over P3. I will let you know which one I choose.
     
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    I'm really intrigued to but an addidas racket to try and own, mainly because I love the style.

    I currently run primarily a 88S 4u, TKF 4u

    Would I be right in saying the uberschall f5 is an addidas equivalent?
     
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    hi is adidas rackets available in singapore?
     
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    Singapore distributor for adidas badminton is FTO, contact Solly: solly@fto.com.sg
     
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    I’ve now got my Wucht P1. Strung it with aerosonic @ 28lbs. Will test it a bit more befoure I will say anything just because I’m so sore today after this weekends tournament. But quick feel is good and comparable to my adipower duoforce pro and Nanoray 900.
     
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    Any updates/reviews on Wucht P5 and Uberschall F5? What are they comparable to?

    F5 looks interesting but heard bad reviews concerning build quality control (inconsistencies in shaft flexpoint) and I'm a bit worried about the toughness of the racket since it has a max recommended tension of 28.
     

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