Need an upgrade from my current lining ss88 1st gen

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    lukalakulu New Member

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    Hi guys, new member here, need your recommendation for any brand of racket.
    Right now iam using lining ss88 1st gen, it was cheap and suit to my game play, i play double all the time, i use to be smasher (70%) and somtimes as front player (30%), with ss88, i'll say its have decent power but not powerfull enought, on the defense side, its fair but not fast enought. By the time, my power and technic increas and need an upgrade from ss88. From what i described above, i need better power and faster swing than my ss88, and if any, its better with the same weight(4u/85+-2gr). Can you guys suggest me some?
    Price range 50-100usd.
    Sorry for my bad english, hope you guys got what i've said.
    Thanks in advance


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    You ask for something imposible.
    Better power & also faster swing.
    Its like 2 side of coin where you cant see both side fully at the same time.

    Maybe instead, you might want to get a training racket. Not for playing but for training.
     
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    lukalakulu New Member

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    So there is no racket that BETTER THAN ss88 interm of power and speed?
    Its means ss88 is THE BEST racket in power and swing speed, ok i'll keep on my ss88.

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    No racket that is better than others. Each is unique on its own.
    Less weight/BP will be faster but for speed you gain there is momentum force/swing weight you lose which mean less power & so does the opposite.

    But power is related each other between speed & weight. If you can swing way faster to compensate the weight loss, you still can hit hard equally. Or if you are slow swing but strong enough to swing heavier racket, that also give you the same power.

    Other thing, frame profile.
    Aero/sword frame cut through air so it swing faster than boxy frame. But box frame transfer energy better than aero frame thus box frame feel much powerfull than aero frame.

    & for my suggestion on Training racket. It heavy for sure & much more heavier than standard racket. Mostly its 2U/U weight. Train with it, you definitely struggle with it forcing you to makes faster/earlier preparation & strain your muscle alot. But when you used to it & goes back to your old racket, you will find yourself hit faster & stronger.
     
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    Hmmmm i could've swore my ss88 gen 1 weigh 87 gram....it was definitely a 3U racket not 4U

    Also your budget kinda too wide....100usd is like 1.5million rupiah right now....there are a lot of rackets in that price range

    If you can handle it (if you're strong enough) try looking for n99 chenlong at sports center......last i check it's on sale there for exactly 1.5million

    Or if you want something more comfortable in the wallet go for astrox 69d

    Or if you can get the heavy specimen just get ss88g7 the white color one....it truly is an upgrade over the 1st gen

    Truthfully ss88gen1 is quite OK in all aspect are you sure you need new racket n not new training/coach like budi said above?
     
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    lukalakulu New Member

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    I dont know why you talk arroud from a-z about racket, what i ask is simple, iam looking for racket that is better power and faster speed compare to my current ss88, and maybe a short of explaination why you suggest one.
    You talk from a-z but doesnt mention any single name of racket thàt iam asking for. I dont know if you are trying to show off or something.
    And i believe with my common sense, there is alot of racket that better than ss88, since it is cheap and old racket. Some racket is already in my list, i just to make sure that i'll make a best deal by what you guys suggested.
    About training racket, its a must have for a badminton enthusiast, so dont worry, i have one.
     
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    lukalakulu New Member

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    Hi, thanks for segesting me some. As68d is already on my list. As you mentioned, you have the ss88, what do you think about this racket compare to as68D?
    FYI, i dont need a coach, i just a recreational player, i leart a lot from youtube to upgrade my skill and gameplay..Lol.
     
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    what you ask is plain simple but to answer that is not as simple as it is & you seems didnt understand that.

    If you ask for list of racket, here it is:
    Yonex: AX 68D, AX68S, AX69, VT8DG, VT11DG, VT21DG.
    Lining : 3DC008, TC009, N9ii, N7ii, N99.
    Victor : TK9000, TK HMR, TK Oni.

    Which of any of those will makes you hit more powerfull & also faster? No one will know it.
    You might ask us how we feel from it, but whatever we feel it wont matter to you as you are not me & what i feel wont be the same as you. For me 3U head heavy is easy & my 99gr 304BP TK770 is easy to use for double. But not all are capable to wield those hammer yet even if they are weaker physically, doesnt mean they are weaker than me on playing skill aspect.

    TK9000 & TK Oni is an old high end racket. Now they had good deal on Sports Center for 1.5M IDR.
    TK9000 new color come in 4U but its stiff, so is it much more powerfull & faster? Yes only if you are capable to wield it or else you will just struggle yourself even tho its good racket itself.
    TK Oni other hand less head headheavy than TK9000 but it has compact small frame. Again its good racket only if you are capable to fully use its potential.
     

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