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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by biribiri77, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. biribiri77

    biribiri77 Regular Member

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    Hei guys as the title suggests this group is for all you Ashaway fans out there to share your Ashaway products or reviews.Also it would be great if you share where you bought your Ashaway products from.As some of you might already suspect some Ashaway rackets are region exclusives.

    Frankly speaking i think Ashaway is one of the most under-rated brand around considering the fact they've been around for a very long time and they make some good strings too with Zymax 62 as my current favorite.In fact all my rackets are strung with Zymax 62.

    I'll start of the thread by posting up some of my Ashaway loot =)

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    Ashaway Viper XT-1200 x 2
    Ashaway Viper XT-500 Super Slim
    Ashaway Viper XT-700
    Ashaway Viper XT-1000
    Ashaway Viper XT-2000
    Ashaway Viper XT-1500

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    Ashaway Super Light 79SQ
    Ashaway Super Light 7 Hex
    Ashaway Woven Tech XW-1000

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    Ashaway Palladium Limited Edition
    Ashaway Palladium Grand
    Ashaway Palladium XT-900
    Ashaway Palladium XT-800 Pro
    Ashaway Palladium XT-700

    Updated 12/06/2015
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    Phantom X-Speed
    Phantom X-Fire
    Palladium KV5000
    Palladium XT-900 - Bought the red version as an extra :D

    Updated 03/03/2016
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    Phantom Edge
    Superlight Phantom
     
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    ZM62 is an amazing string. My go to too...

    Interesting bunch of rackets. There are some that look semi oval at the top, which are those?

    I'm interested because my go to RKEP XP70 also has that shape and I believe it's made by the same oem.
     
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    That would be Viper XT-1500 and Palladium Grand.Its like a cross between oval n iso shape heads =)
     
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    OH! so the bottom of the head is like a Victor MX frame and the top of the head frame is like a Victor BS?
     
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    Im not too familair with Victor rackets so i cant really confirm that but attached are the close ups pictures of the rackets =)
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    Thats a great selection! Ashaway rackets are very good value for money!
    I have had quite a few over the last 20+ years and they served me well.
    I seem to remember something like nanotec 9800 which was a very good racket and I had something called a nano Kevlar that was really nice.
     
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    Just curious, Is Ashaway an American company?
     
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    Yes, it's a privately owned company on Rhode Island, originally making fishing lines, and still makes surgical suture lines.

    http://www.ashawayusa.com/history.php
     
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    yup it is...but their main site is seriously lacking any real information.i suggest u go to their UK site below:

    http://www.ashaway.co.uk/
     
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    Biribiri77, are any of those racquets high flex? I'm considering trying the Nano Dynamic 130, as it is listed as high flex. I currently play with a yonex Nanoray 600 which is pretty much my holy grail of racquets, but would like see what Ashaway has to offer, being that it is an American company (although the racquets are China made). I will probably convert to Ashaway strings, too, though I am only waiting for my first set of their baddy strings to arrive. I have strung my racquetball racquets with Ashaway and seeing the Made in USA written on the strings fills me with a certain pride.
     
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    Only Palladium Limited Edition and Palladium Grand is Flexible and the rest are all Medium-Stiff or Stiff.
    In fact i bought these 2 models just last week...latest models from Ashaway it seems and they dont make Flexible rackets that often so its a must try for me =)
     
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    Are those two racquets new models? I don't see them for sale online.
     
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    Yeah i know...i browsed through many sites in Europe and cant find any of those.Somehow i think Palladium series of rackets are only available in Asia...i've seen it being sold on online sites in Malaysia,Thailand,Singapore,Vietnam,India and Middle-East.

    Try googling "Ashaway Palladium" and you'll see what i mean...
     
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    I believe I had raised this question before. The Ashaway Palladium series have similar cosmetics to the Forza Titanium series eg Ti550 and wondered if they were from the same factory. The Forza rackets are made in Taiwan as indicated on the shaft.
     
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    I've heard that Forza and Ashaway rackets are manufactred in the same factory. Is it true? Are there any evidence?
     
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    The Viper XT I strung for a mate had exactly the same frame and graphics as the RKEP XP70 I had at the time too.
     
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    will that be the XT700 or XT900?
     
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    I believe it's the XT 1000.

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    :) nice...can't find Ashaway in Toronto..maybe because BK is the distributor in Canada.
     
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    XT1000 has 96 holes? XP-70 has 80 holes!
     

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