Li Ning Rackets Fan Club :)

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

  1. Sumanth99

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    Li Ning Malaysia is LN's most active social media body. Hope that they'll do something about the issue. Screen Shot 2020-07-14 at 8.35.46 PM.png
     
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    Speaking of @s_mair mentioning the 9000 lineup is confusing. I've used both the 9000 and the 9000C. Of the two I tried, they have either the same swing weight or very slightly the 9000 is higher. Which should be reversed.

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    If Li-Ning meant that to be a joke, then it would be hilarious.
     
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    I personally think that many people overrate the racket aspect especially this fine tuning.

    Let's face it. Li Ning rackets are mostly in the 8.3-8.7 stiffness category. The racket with high balance points are mostly 4U and 5U. So I expect that 90% of their rackets lie in a dry headweight of 38-40g area. I think they try to give us the impression that they have something for everyone, but honestly it is nearly the same racket with a different name. I would appreciate if they make 70% less rackets and give us a yearly paintjob update instead of tons of rackets with different names. Totally confusing.

    Edit: I approximated the head weights by calculation for the Calibar series. It's pretty clear that they might stretched 6 racket types (headweight and stiffness) within a variation to 15 different rackets.
     
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    They are no cheaper than any of the other high end LN models... In any case, I have not looked at the marketing of the Tectonic series, or any blab about racquet technology. I just decided to test the demo and I just don't remember the last LN racquet that gave me such a nice feedback. I suggest that if anyone can demo it, give it a go.
     
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    Here my calculation of estimated head weights. The source for the data is from mbs.

    I just calculated head weight = weight* balance/length

    I personally think that Li Ning could reduce these 40 rackets to 20 without any loss. I personally think that I can play with anything from 9 to 31.
     
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    If anyone else is curious I also calculated the 9000 series using the same formula. Rounded to .01

    9000C - 38.85
    9000 - 39.31
    9000D - 40.01

    So if this is accurate they're pretty off base with their naming scheme

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    Maybe they reach their good QC due sorting out each variation into boxes for each model before painting.
     
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    Yeah I always assumed that to be the case. Li Ning rates their racquets based on specific weights rather than ranges like other brands so I guess they just sort of have each weight range for each of their 3 (now 4 with tectonic) frame types.

    I've said it before, but I always found it impressive that on the Calibar racquets they actually have a mark on the shaft exactly on the balance point. So far they're 3 for 3 on racquets I've checked for being accurate.

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    What kind of mark is it? I couldn't find it on my N80 II.
     
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    It's specifically on the Calibar ones. My N80ii doesn't have it either.

    I can't take a photo of it right now, but basically when you check the balance point you'll see a line on the shaft that doesn't fit in with the paint

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    i have the 3d calibar 900c, will check later

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    chen long using tectonic 7c?[​IMG]

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    Why is he using overgrip? Just posing with the racket maybe?
     
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    Yeah, looks like a factory gripped demo. Perhaps even shot during an actual ad photoshoot - at least he looks rather „polished“ there.
     
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    Turbocharging 80 got released yesterday.
     
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    In India ?
     
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    Not yet I guess.
     
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    Any online shops in Toronto, Canada. Please do mention. I have a friend visiting there
     

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