Li Ning Racket Reviews

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  1. j4ckie

    j4ckie Regular Member

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    Wow. My N50 and N50II dont even come close to a Arc10. Tbh I dont see much difference in their ratings, but Li Ning has a very wide 'medium' spectrum, ranging from some very whippy, almost soft rackets to some very deserving of the term.
    Personally I think they produce a lot more medium flex rackets than most other companies, at least in the high-end bracket.
     
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    Thats funny. I agree in-game N50-2 feels little but softer, but at in a bending-test with weights there isnt that much difference. And its stiffer than some medium Yonex Voltric rackets I tried.
     
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    All Voltrics are stiffer than the N50II - the 70 and higher, that is. The N50II is also incredibly heavy, despite the 295mm BP it plays pretty much the same as a N90 in terms of speed.
     
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    Well I agree that N50-2 is heavy, thats why i dont use it in doubles. I havnt tried N90, but I think N50-2 is at least not as heavy as ZF2 (which is too extreme for me).
    Anyway. I havn't tried many high-end Voltrics (only ZF1 and ZF2), just some mid-low end like Voltric 5,7 or Omega, which are all medium flex. And for my feeling N50-2 is not as soft.
     
  5. Ferrerkiko

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    Any of you have try both N70 and N7.

    In my opinion, N70 seem to be heavier than N7
     
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    Haven't had a chance to try the N7 in earnest yet, but it seemed a tad heavier than the N70 on a few test swings. Fairly similar though, not much difference dry-swinging it. Not sure how it behaves on quick swings as it has a different frame than the N70.
     
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    Btw anyone knows how N50-3 is compared to N50-2? Thinking about a spare racket and not sure if getting N50-2 again or N50-3.
     
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    J4ckie: Thanks for your reply..
     
  9. racketman123

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    I'm pretty new to Li-Ning rackets, but I am looking for a high end flexible head heavy racket that also has a fast swing.
    I have seen a few: TB Nano 120, N9, N7.
    But I haven't heard too much about them.
    Any other recommendations or review on these rackets??

    Ideally it needs to be fairly flexible and not ridiculously head heavy (no 320+bp!!).
     
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    Those are some options:
    N9
    N90-II S
    N90-III S
    N50-III

    I think the N9 or N50-III are your best bet, because the S-rackets are not easy to get...

    I've owned a N9, but sold it because it was too flexible for me. But it was very fast and had easy accessible power. It's only slightly head-heavy, though (295mm).

    Not sure about the TB Nano 120 being high end... :p
     
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    I think you might be right about the TB Nano 120 :)

    And the N9 is a 3U right? If so that may work out alright as I'm used to 4U rackets anyway.
    The S-Models look interesting as well, and surprisingly are actually available in the UK - that's a change!
    Thanks
     
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    Yeah, all of the listed rackets are 3U.

    Out of curiosity, what racket are you using right now? Because I would go for medium stiff with Li-Ning rackets, because their flexible rackets are really extremely - well - flexible. :D
     
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    I'm using a Yonex VT-70ET and I find the power good, but only with the big smashes. I seem to lose speed and power in half chances.
    I struggle with power across the board, I really think flexible racket is right for me.
    Also I play more doubles, which I am more of a front court player, but I do like a good smash from the rear occasionally.
     
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    I see, a flexible racket seems to be the right choice then. But keep that in mind: When I used the N9 the power was awesome and really easy to achieve, but when doing fast shots (flicks, drives, stick smash) the racket head seemed to be always lagging behind... and my swing style is certainly not the most explosive one.
     
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    Hmm, I guess that's just a drawback of a flexible racket.
     
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    I guess you're right.
     
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    I haven't tried the N50III, but love my N50II. I also have the N90I, N90II and N90III and find that for me at least, I definitely like the N90I and N90II much more than the N90III. The N90III just doesn't have the solid feel that my other N90's have, and especially the very solid feel that the N50II has.

    I can't say what the N50III plays like, but from my experience with the N90's, the earlier generations of the N90's are much more to my liking than the latest generation. I also find that from generation to generation, the rackets are completely different. Try the N50III before buying if possible, and it may be hard to find an N50II since I believe they are no longer in production.
     
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    The N9 is the racket you are looking for. I love this thing to death. I'm planning on buying another one soon. Clears and smashes are effortless and since the weight is more in the T-joint it has great speed.
     
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    Thanks.
    How's the flex for you, still fairly flexible???
     
  20. yuvi96

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    Hello friends... I am an intermediate player and play 2 hours a day daily, I want to buy a new racquet but confused in these three models
    G Tek 98
    G Tek 900
    G Tek 80
    Please suggest me one which will be durable and best suitable for me.
    Thanks in advance.
     

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