Li-Ning Aeronaut 7000B vs Aeronaut 8000

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Mailman, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Hello guys,

    I am looking at buying one of the following rackets, but according the the Li-Ning website both seem to have extremely similar specs. Can anyone with hands on experience tell me the differences between the two?

    Here are the specs listed:

    Aeronaut 7000B
    • MATERIAL: Military Grade Carbon Fiber
    • WEIGHT: W3 85-89 grams
    • GRIP SIZE: S1, Small 3 1/4"/82.6mm
    • OVERALL LENGTH: 675mm
    • GRIP LENGTH: 210mm
    • BALANCE POINT: 298mm
    • FLEX: Medium Flexible
    • TENSION: Vertical 26-30 lbs, Horizontal 28-32 lbs
    Aeronaut 8000
    • MATERIAL: Military Grade Carbon Fiber
    • WEIGHT: W3 85-89 grams
    • GRIP SIZE:S2, Small 3 1/4"/82.6mm
    • OVERALL LENGTH: 675mm
    • GRIP LENGTH: 200mm
    • BALANCE POINT: 298mm
    • FLEX: Medium Flexible
    • TENSION: Vertical 26-30 lbs, Horizontal 28-32 lbs
    All I see are differences in grip size and length but I am assuming the rackets feel more different than that? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
     
  2. Ouchie

    Ouchie Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    UK
    I have also seen the 8000 described as flexible rather than medium-flex but it's not consistent. And the 7000B might actually be 1-2g heavier but again the weights are not consistent or only from a few real world measurements so not a great pool of data. Given the slight difference in the grip and shaft lengths the 7000B should feel slightly more responsive but slightly less smash power. You can also hold the racket a whole 1cm shorter to get a little more speed in defence. AN8000 is the new name for the old N99 so there are plenty of reviews if you use the old name.

    With such similar specs it might matter more about price, preferred grip size, favourite color or which player uses the racket.
     
  3. laistrogian

    laistrogian Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    37
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    AU
    From the spec, the 8000B has a more flexible shaft than 7000B
     
  4. steven8991

    steven8991 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2019
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    INDONESIA
    is lining's medium flexible shaft more flexible than yonex's stiff shaft?
     
  5. Swat

    Swat Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Sweden
    Should be more flexible than Yonex medium shaft.
     
  6. Budi

    Budi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2019
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    299
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Lining stiffness rating as far as i know is lower than Yonex. Stiff on Lining is kinda like medium flex on Yonex which is the reason why Lining racket is pretty much the most user friendly & easier to tame than other brand.
     
  7. Ouchie

    Ouchie Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    UK
    [​IMG]

    According to this chart that has been floating about for a while, 8000 has the most flexible of li-ning shafts (8.7) and 1g heavier than 7000B which is medium flex (8.5). A slightly more head heavy TC75 with a box frame.

    If you like black you can't go wrong :D
     
  8. steven8991

    steven8991 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2019
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    INDONESIA
    which has easiest smash power access between all of the aeronauts series?
     
  9. Sumanth99

    Sumanth99 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    205
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Location:
    Hyderabad
    From specs Aeronaut 9000 white one
     
  10. surge

    surge Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Singapore
    Linings formula seems to be lighter head Heavier stiff racket for front players and Heavier but lesser headheavy(still considered head heavy though) medium flex for rear court.
    If 7000 has a longer grip. I guess it's made for front court player w a stiffer shaft and Heavier head.
     
  11. surge

    surge Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Singapore
    Linings formula seems to be lighter head Heavier stiff racket for front players and Heavier but lesser headheavy(still considered head heavy though) medium flex for rear court.
    If 7000 has a longer grip. I gueas its for front players.. W stiffer shaft and a Heavier head. If you play more at the back. Than 8000.
     
  12. surge

    surge Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Singapore
    I am using n90ii and I play mixed doubles at the back. Got a 9000c last week as a gift. Was thinking of getting a 900c cos I prefer stiffer and heavy head racket. But my partner got me 9000c cos she likes zhensiwei but I haven played with it yet. Most courts closed due to virus. I believe the 9000c will play close to 8000
     

Share This Page