AT900P worse than AT700 O.O?

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  1. bprevoe

    bprevoe Regular Member

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    cut to the chase...

    is the 700 more or less flexi than technique and power?
    which do you guys prefer?
    what are the main differences?

    anything is welcome.

    Tankya =D
     
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    No one feel offended, Im going to say my view on this =P.

    AT700>AT900P, don't turn fact into opinion ^^
     
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    I personally like the AT700 a lot more then the AT900P. The AT700 is more head heavy, and flexible compared to the AT900P or AT900T.

    When I used to have my AT900P, I felt that it matches tension between 24 - 28lbs. I just wanted to try the racket. I never did like it.
     
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    sweet- thanks =D -
     
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    What defines better or worse?

    AT700 has longer shaft, and it's more flexible than the AT900P....but it's in general more powerful. Both are extremely powerful, but the 700 feels more whippy.
     
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    I agree with all of you, I like the AT700 over the 900P. the 900P's balance feels too strange.
     
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    Depends what you mean by "better":D...

    IME, the 700 is the better singles racket without question - in UK we can only get 3U AT700 and 4U 900P, so the 700 has more clout when going back to back. I think the 700 just beats the 900P in stiffness too, but not by much. Stacked against a 3U 900P, though, I can see the gap narrowing, but I've never even seen a 3U 900P so I can't comment any further.

    The 900P is easily the better doubles racket IMO, though - it's far easier to defend with than the 700 and is just a better all-rounder. Again, though, 3U vs 4U may skew the results.
     
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    if you ask LD, he will say AT700 is better bla bla bla
    if you ask LCW, he will say AT900P is better bla bla bla
    so the best is try both for your self and see which one suits you best :)
    personally i never tried AT700 so i can only comment on AT900P. In comparison to AT900T, i feel that AT900P is head heavier and everything else the same.
     
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    Wow, great comparison xDDD, LCW and LD :cool:
     
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    im just wondering. i mean better alround
     
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    I would say majority would be AT700 o.o
     
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    I think AT700 feels more comfortable for me. The extra long grip that the AT900P makes me feel like I don't use the racket to the highest potential if I don't move my hand up and down...

    And jw for everyone who has owned an AT900P/T, do you find that the cap above your grip tends have paintchips starting at the area that connects the shaft to the cap? All the AT900P/T's that I've owned/seen have this problem...but my AT700 and other rackets look fine o__O
     
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    It might be because the AT900P/T has a different flex point then the AT700. The AT700 flexes around mid shaft, whereas the AT900P/T flex point is some where near the cone.

    I like the AT700 more, but wouldn't say that it's a better racket. I think that the AT700 is easier to play with then the AT900P. To me the AT700 gives more feed back, control and power. I also think that's it's more forgiving then the AT900P.

    I know about you guys, but to me the AT900P playing characteristic is some what like a Nanospeed.
     
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    Looking at it from a different angle, the 900P might be more versatile, as I can use it for both singles and doubles. (don't flame me on this--but we do see pros using the 900P on both the singles and doubles side also)
    I definitely can't use a AT700 very good in a doubles match, but maybe it is related to my skill level.
     
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    LOL i had a doubles game and the racquet was so head heavy i had trouble hitting ontime at the net.

    any problems with 700 durability?
     
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    may be repeating- i dont think this posted.

    should i be worried enough as to not use the 700 in doubles to protect it from clashes?

    should i start using the 700 by holding it at the but and use it like swinging a whip/rope or like whipping a ball?
     
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    I don't think any racket is durable if you're considering racket collision. However I've broken a few AT700 from racket collision, but also had it survived a few collision as well. I think it depends on the type of collision. If both players collide racket on a forward motion, it should be ok.

    I'm not sure on what you mean by the usage of the racket.
     
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    basically i mean, i hold it at the but and whip it at the bird like i was going to whip a baseball instead of holding it more in the middle and slaming it down

    kind of like using it like a mace (you know that stck with a chain and a spiky ball-thingy at the end) instead of a sword
     
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    I'm not too sure, but my guess is that you opt for the AT700 or AT900P in searching for more power and speed in your shots. I don't think it's ever to good to hold your racket like a sword. You'll probably extract more power if you grip it near the base and whip it as you said.
     
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    i hear that the at700 prefers that kind of play
     

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