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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by tckang, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. j4ckie

    j4ckie Regular Member

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    Just a quick comment - racket stiffness will have no influence on contact height at all, even with a flexible one you will hit the shuttle when the shaft is in neutral position (ar least when your timing is right ;) )
     
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    Haha, I wish it didn't. When you swing the racquet, the head lags behind a little. This means the head is no longer in plane with the handle. ;)
     
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    Then your timing's off ;) watch slow-mo footage of Fu Haifeng, prominent soft racket user, and you'll know what I mean :)
     
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    If it is really off, then I suppose none of the hundreds of players I've played know how to defend :D

    I just watched some of Hong Wei's matches and his racquet does bend before the shot. Kinda like Newton's first law.
     
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    Wait? The N7II is faster than the N9II, for drives?
     
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    Yes, but it's straight at the point of contact ;)
     
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    Havent had them at the same time, so its hard to say, but its close. N7ii seemed a bit quicker in response, but that might be my imagination. It's certainly not as good in the overhead department for me, most likely due to the combination of stiffness and weight.
    Flexing it stationary, it's a bit softer than my N80ii, but since it's also lighter it doesn't bend as easily in play.
     
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    It's close to straight, but not completely straight. :p. It's a really minor difference that few will notice. I jump pretty high and really whack it, so I notice it more. I can adjust my timing to accomodate, but I have to sacrifice a little angle to do it.

    Before the racquet hits the shuttle, the head is bent backwards. After it hits, then it bends forwards and then to the side through the recovery. It's the initial backwards bend that affects the angle at contact and the resulting angle of the smash. This has to happen because the handle is exerting a force on the head through the shaft, and the head is displaced backwards because the shaft stiffness is finite :D
     
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    Ah. Shouldve mentioned that you have to adjust your jump - thought you meant that the racket will lose you a couple of inches, which it doesnt :D
    Ah well. With _perfect_ timing, the shaft is straight at the point of contact, but reality...well, its not perfect :D it wont be much of a bend, though.
     
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    Well, when you try to hit right on the line to piss off your opponent, then the little details matter ;)
     
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    Hi everyone, a bit late here, but how's the feel of the N9II? Soft or hard? I'm looking for a big, solid-hard feeling smashing racket and want to switch from my Nanoray Z-Speed which is pretty hard feeling to the N9II.
     
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    Hi Again people,

    No one really answered the question I asked. Why is the SS series never mentioned on any of their websites. Is it a discontinued series? Do any of you old timers remember them being ever supported?
     
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    You didn't get the answer you wanted as maybe it's a question only Li-Ning can answer.

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    :), you're probably right! I wish they were more organised with their information. It shouldn't be too difficult to have a list of current models and old (archived) models showing on an official website. Sigh!
    The other day, it showed IT problems with their authentication check website as well which was down. Thoroughly disappointing for such a big company and pity because the product is actually good.
     
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    Just seen on FB:


    Somehow I can't believe that the production facilities (especially the molding process) are that clean all the time. :)
    However, would be nice to have insights into other racket manufacturers for comparison.
     
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    Haha, when I've seen that video the first time a few years ago I was laughing the whole way through... :D
     
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    Got my pair of N9II today. Stringed with BG 80P. First try this evening.
     

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    So hard to tell which color I prefer. I really fancy the new, but also the original color has something.
    Very nice rackets indeed. Where did you get yours from?
     
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    I like both colors too, but since you posted the FB Link ()
    i was gone. Got them via Raquetforce.
     
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    Keen to read some reviews of the N9II


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