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Ax88D vs Ax68D

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Neel Dhebar, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Neel Dhebar

    Neel Dhebar Regular Member

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    I am considering purchasing an 88D but I want to know how much better it is than the 68D. The reason for this is that the 68D costs much less and if there isn't too much of a compromise in terms of performance I would go for the latter option. However, if the 88D is significantly better I will stick with it. What have your experiences been with the two and what do you think I should do?
     
  2. Vijay Kanneganti

    Vijay Kanneganti New Member

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    True, from the specifications there only seems to be a marginal difference in design. You can see a thorough comparison here:

    https://www.badmintonbay.com/blog/y...enuine-yonex-badminton-rackets-whats-special/

    Reading this and other reviews I've been rather tempted myself at picking up a 68S since it is almost a third of what the 88S costs. The only real difference according to the specifications are the shaft thickness, manufacture country and frame material. I was thinking it might make sense to go for the 68S to see if I really would enjoy the racket and then buy the 88 or next iteration in the series.

    I haven't played with either but would like to know the opinions of anyone who has.
     
  3. Neel Dhebar

    Neel Dhebar Regular Member

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    That was exactly what I was thinking. It is 1/3 as much! I can see if it's good and then get an 88D or wait for a newer one. I had read something about NAMD being used in less on the cheaper models but I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes. Thanks for the link. It was useful.
     
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    Vijay Kanneganti New Member

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    Awesome, let me know if you pull the trigger and buy one.
     
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    Neel Dhebar Regular Member

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    Ordered one. I will use it for some time and if I really like it I'll get an 88D.
     
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    If you are going for the 68D have you considered the 38D? If not why not?
     
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    Neel Dhebar Regular Member

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    I did consider the 38D but decided against it for several reasons. The balance point is at 310 mm on the 68D and at 293 mm on the 38D. That makes the 68D the most head heavy of the three. I did a quick Google search to find that a 293 mm balance point is almost even balance. Another thing is that the 68D has a slimmer shaft and I was willing to spend the extra money for it.
     
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    If we see the technical spec, the lower end racket use less new technology applied on it.
    Like 38D only have:
    1. Common isometric frame shape
    2. New grommet pattern
    3. aero + box frame
    4. Typical Astrox Rotation Generator System.

    While the upper grade like AX7/9 get additional
    1. Buildin T joint
    2. Control Support Cap

    And on the high end racket like AX77 get the compelete set with additional
    1. Namd
    2. Nanometric
    3. Solid feel core
    4. Super slim frame

    I wonder if those tech would be noticable alot or affect our play alot. Maybe for the high end would be noticeable, but for the mid to low end racket...
     
  9. Neel Dhebar

    Neel Dhebar Regular Member

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    Well, the tech specs on the 38D and 68D are almost the same and they do have the T-joint and control support cap. They only lack the Tungsten grommets, Namd and Nanometric. I will be testing out how much of the difference it makes. 68D is on the same level as Ax7/Ax9.
     
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    hiii Neel.
    So how about the 68D you try? Any comment about it? Is it good or totaly not worth it?
     
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    Neel Dhebar Regular Member

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    Ah yes, I forgot to get back to this thread. It isn't a racket for beginners, but it delivers excellent power and the flat game is quite good with it. It is definitely worth the money. I have yet to compare it with the 88D and will see how much they differ.
     
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    Neel Dhebar Regular Member

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    I found that it performs well in all aspects but will take a few days to get used to if you do not use a stiff/head heavy racket.
     
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    Thanks Neel for your feedback.
    Im not worried much on head heavy side as i start my 1st play with U racket, & feel in love with heavy head feel when swing it.
    Tho the stiff shaft is what im worried as i had never try stiff shaft, tho im able to play with 30lbs (but not much like it as it feel hitting like a frying pan)
     
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    That did take some getting used to but it delivers power nevertheless. I forgot to mention that it does not have the "Energy Boost Cap" but a small ridge on each side. I really don't feel it matters and I wrap my grip quite high anyway so it doesn't matter.
     

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