Apacs Racquets Review

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  1. ivans

    ivans Regular Member

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    Hi Apacs lovers,

    I have decided to do reviews on a number of apacs racquets that i have played with over the past few months and few more yet to be played with. The purpose of this review is to help out those people who seek a cheaper alternative to the branded and costly racquets. If your a student like me you will understand the feeling :).

    A little introduction about myself is i am a university student playing badminton as a pastime sports and to keep my self healthy. I play on average 3days a week on 3 hour sessions. I am lucky enough to have a coach (he's one of the champions here) to give me training in two of the sessions. I place my self as a social club player and i have taken part in a few tournaments recently with no success :(.

    The reviews here might not be that accurate or relevant to other players using it. They are just my sincere opinions about them. Feel free to give me suggestions and criticism.
     
  2. ivans

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    Apacs Visible Hollow 1800

    Racquet: Apacs Visible Hollow 1800


    Spec: 3UG2


    Grip: Original Apacs Grip + Prince Microtac Overgrip


    String: Yonex BG65; 28lbs x 28lbs; 2 knots


    Balance: Head heavy


    Stiffness: Stiff + and really solid feeling


    Power: Hell of a weapon! This is the first Apacs racquets that give my smashes BOOM feeling. It has more power compared to Apacs Nano 900 Power Red. Because of the power more control needed for clears (baseline to baseline shots). However, must hit the small sweet spot accurately if strung at high tension to get the power. I will try it at 24lbs when my string snaps.


    Defense: Need extra wrist work to push the shuttle high to the baseline. Because it is head heavy, the reaction will be slower. I somehow miss a few smashes to the sides in doubles that I usually retrieve with a little bit of stretching.


    Stability: The overall stability of the racquet is good. Only very minor vibration is felt during clears and smashes. I reckon the vibration can be reduced by a soft cushiony grip (well at least for myself). I think the “anti-vibration technology helps a little” haha~


    Finishing: This is one of my favorite racquets in terms of design and finishing. The colour scheme is simple and classy. The only downside is that they should improve on the cap design. It is really a disappointing fact.


    Overall: I played with this racquet for 3 x 3hour sessions playing singles and doubles. Personally, this will be my primary racquet (unless I find another more suitable one) for singles. For my doubles I would need more practice on the net shots and pushes to baseline. Still searching for the feeling for my netshots (always overshot; abit high or far) and pushes need more power (only up till doubles service baseline). I would rate this racquet as 9/10 in terms of playability and considering price as a major factor.

    P/S - Racquets are relative to the users and their playing style. You might feel differently from what I have reviewed above. Constructive criticisms are most welcomed J
     
  3. gcb4ever

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    Ivans

    What's the balance point(from grip end) in mm? I've always found
    "HEAD HEAVY" to be vague and relative.....
     
  4. ivans

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    Balance Point

    Here you go!
    I am using a 30cm rule. Do your math! :rolleyes:

    Btw.. more reviews coming soon... in a couple of days :)
     

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    just got myself 1 Apacs VH 1800 & 1 Apacs EdgeSaber 10...
    will try it out this weekend on courts...
    but initial feeling about this 2 rackets were...
    - the VH is generally require more wrist power as it's head heavy
    - EdgeSaber will require less wrist power
    - for smashing, no idea yet as hvn't try it out yet
    - but the VH sure will give the BOOM sound if u hit it hard
    - will update u all on my findings when I got the chance to test it out at court... :)
     
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    Any updates on the rackets so far? :)

    Thanks.
     
  7. tittymat

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    hi all,
    Can anyone help me to get this racquet in India. or any trust worthy resources to ship to India.

    regds
     
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    e-mail me cliffty.lim@gmail.com for more info. I have a good track record in selling apacs on-line. Professional stringing quality is also assured

    cheers

    Cliff
     
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    i have try out Apacs Edge Saber 10 (4UG2)... what would i say is....The racket is consider light head+ racket...can say as more lighter abit than even balanced (for my feel)...string with BG66 @ 25lbs and grip with Karakal PU super grip....it's a great badminton racket so far i use(with a such cheap price)...can doing powerful smash than my Wilson Ncode 9000 and can smash all the way (since the racket is not too heavy)

    this just my oppinion... i haven try out head heavy racket yet...will going for Apacs Nano 900 power(red) or VH1800...hope to get more information from lelynx....
     
  10. issarakaya

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    Racquet: Apacs Nanotec 700 limited 19/600
    Spec: 3UG2
    Grip: Karakal Super PU grip
    String: Yonex NBG98; 26lbs x 26lbs; 2 knots
    Balance: Moderate
    Stiffness: Medium stiff

    Power: Absolutely not same like his older brother at700 ltd, difference balance point and stiffness could be the answer. Power is good but still below compare to my Ti-10 or at900t. Little bit too light i think....so the purpose of attacking racket is fade and more all around to me :confused:


    Defense: This is another strange, i found this racket is very good in defense. Easy to manuver and clear. Little vibration in clearing a powerful smash or clear base line but still acceptable. Drive and net is easy also, perhaps the light factor is dominant here ;)


    Stability: Already talk above, there some vibration but not a major factor. ;)


    Finishing: :eek:Cannot find any difference with Yonex at700 limited :D very good painting job. Finishing is good also, after many soft clash no paint chip at all hehehhee very strong paint :D


    Overall: For someone who's affraid if they expensive racket clash with begginer partner in double play or if you are play front in double game i'll recommended this :D But for attacking double or single play the power and vibration factor could be a problem. Now the racket ending as my backup cause still prefer my at900t or carlton airblade33 for my primary racket but there is no regret buying this stuff. They look very cool and for the price this is the best you can get :D

    P/S - Racquets are relative to the users and their playing style. You might feel differently from what I have reviewed above. Constructive criticisms are most welcomed

    I borrowed your format :D:D:D
    Nice review from VH1800 so i decided to buy one. Currently wait for Lethal 50, Tantrum 200, Tantrum 858. If i already test them i'll review also here :D
     
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    just bought VHS 1700 quite good ~!!! performance of the racket oso not bad !
     
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    Anybody have any APACS racket chart???
     
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    Any reviews on vh2020 and lethal 90?
     
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    Any updates on VH2020?
     
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    The racket with the least vibration I ever tested. Quite amazing.
     

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