Discontinued racket you most regret not trying

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  1. ChocoChipWaffle

    ChocoChipWaffle Regular Member

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    Thinking back, there's been a ton of rackets I regret not buying, simply because I had already bought enough rackets and I was wondering if you guys have any of those as well. For me personally, I never even got to hit once with these rackets and now my curiosity will forever be unsolved, as I wonder what playing with these would have felt like.

    Ti 10 original - Racket everyone who played with it raved about, but I chose to buy MP100 instead

    Armortec 700 original - Same as above

    Meteor X JJS - A lot of guys I know in real life swear this is the best racket of their lifetime

    Edit: Perhaps the Armortec 800 Defense as well, in its heyday it was as universally loved as any racket I've seen.

    I wonder what other people's list may include, which one do you regret that may have slipped by over the years?
     
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    NS9900, Arc10, JS10 original colour,

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    This! the MX JJS is in fact the only racket I seriously regret to not having bought or tried back when it was still available. :(

    haven't you had one of these in 5U? Is my memory screwing with me on this one?
     
  4. ChocoChipWaffle

    ChocoChipWaffle Regular Member

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    you can still find JS 10 in Asia, or even NA through yumo. Arc10 and NS9900 have restarted production a year or two ago so you can find those in Asia easily.

    One MX JJS was actually on a random sale a couple days ago by an official Victor dealer, but I completely missed the boat because I was off instagram for a few days :confused:
     
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    That was a nice racket. I had one, but broke it by hitting my own heel, doing an around the back shot. The shuttle was too low. I still prefer the Yonex DZS though.

    I regret to never have tried the Ti 10 (1st gen) and MP100. Ti 10 came around shortly after I started badminton. I'd never have gotten that from my parents as it would have been too expensive. Had 6 MP99s in total. Too bad I never tried the MP100.

    Of the newer ones I'd like to try the Mizuno Fortius 10 Power (special edition). But it's quite expensive.
     
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    I experienced FOMO when Armortec 800 defensive was discontinued, years ago. Had my eye out and finally found a used one here on the forum. Was so excited to try it! And... it broke in a clash on point 3 of the very first game. :-(
     
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    ChocoChipWaffle Regular Member

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    Yeah a couple months ago I had finally bought the MX 60, which isn't JJS but as close as I can get these days... and for some odd reason I had an abnormal amount of clashes during my time with it, and it broke in 6 hours... Always hurts when a racket breaks, but that was easily my record time breaking a racket. And it was one of those rackets that I could control perfectly from the very first hit..
     
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    Had a 5U JS10, ended up being too head light.

    Had a MXJJS for a while. Nothing special... slightly numbish and rubbery feel. AX88D is very similar in specs, but much better feel and repulsion.

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    I shuddered reading your post. As an owner of Armortec 800D (which is my favourite racquet ever) I know how awesome it is. Mine's got battle scars but still in service.

    My regrets are MP99, AT700 Dragon & Bravesword :(
     
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    It'sMeMeMe Regular Member

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    My biggest regret was never trying ns8000 2u and didn't buy enough ns8000 3u

    Smaller regret was didn't manage to acquire a heavy mp88

    Another regret was yonex never released a stiffer carbonex 23
     
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    I think there's Carbonex 25 in recent yonex catalogue that's supposedly stiff.
     

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