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New Li Ning Rackets (3D Calibar, TurboCharging, Aeronaut)

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by sholean, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Cycril

    Cycril Regular Member

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    I ditched my [3U] JS12 for a TC70B currently.
    Mainly because I'm able to swing faster with it at the net and it suits my current meta. I switch between TC70B, Arc11, and AX66 frequently, there's little to none in terms of swing timing.

    TC70B has a lighter head and stiffer shaft compared to JS12M, it plays like a lighter duo8xp with a bigger head and different frame profile i would say.
    TC70B would be a good replacement for if you're coming JS10 i guess?

    N9ii/TB75 would be your "proper" replacement for JS12 but i ditched N9ii in the past for JS12 because i like JS12's hitting feel, there's something about the N9ii having a weird feel that I dislike.
     
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    How would you compare the 4U TK-F and TC70/N7ii?
    (In terms of speed, manouverability and power.)
    Would you say it’s more like a stiffer TC75/N9ii?
     
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    I bought 75i and Auraspeed 90s, both 4u. Hoping these are good, waiting for delivery next week.
     
  4. Cycril

    Cycril Regular Member

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    Cool! Keep us updated.

    The pink color tends to turn me down a lil. But nevertheless I hope you enjoy both rackets.


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    75i is green back,. The 70i is the pink color one
     
  6. tyler_durden

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    The 600B was formerly known as N90 IV TD.
    I have 3 N7II rackets and I am happy with them. Two came from HK and one of them is the black Hendra Setiawan Ltd Edition. The 3rd one I ordered in Germany. I always have the feeling the one from Germany is stiffer than the two from HK.
    When I read the specs I was really curious about the 600B and I was happy when e78 and racquetforce listed it in the shops.
    A chinese colleague of mine was traveling home to China last 2 weeks. I wanted to test it and tried to order one to the home adress of my colleague to get it duty free. Unfortunately none of the shops have any of the Calibar 600 series anymore available only Calibar 900 series.

    Anyone an idea what's going on there because in Germany the 600B is available?
     
  7. s_mair

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    You should take it as a heavenly sign that guides you towards a proper 900B. :p

    But jokes asided, it definitely is weird that from the big range of 3D Calibars listed in the catalogue, it's only the 900s that are available in HK currently. And even more weird, that we currently have a bigger selection here in Germany to choose from. That must be a first. :confused:
     
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    tyler_durden Regular Member

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    Afterwards I am the opinion I should have bought a 900B from HK because it's the same price as a 600B in Germany o_O
    Probably just numbers in the data sheet but I was attracted by the 600B specs more than by 900B's. Actually no need for a new racket just for research ;)
     
  9. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

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    Come on, there is never a need to buy new gear. Or why else would I have a big box with a shiny new (test-)stringing machine waiting for me at home? :rolleyes:

    So feel free to break some strings, I need some material to properly test that thing! :D
     
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    Lighter weight, head lighter or both?
     
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    Compared to Duora 8 XP
     
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    Has anyone used calibar 900 that chen long used now?how about the stiffnes and the head heavy?the feeling is more to head heavy or even balance?
     
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    Haven‘t played it but bp says it‘s very very head-heavy and stiff. But one of the few 4U Li Nings.
     
  14. Cycril

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    I would say both are very similar in spec.
    Similar stiffness overall.
    D8XP is very slightly head heavier than 70B, and feels slightly heavier overall


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    Is it possible to have a comparison between N9-II and N90-IV?

    I’m currently playing with N9-II which is great but just can’t get the N90-IV out of my mind…

    Works also with TC75 / 900B
     
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    Ugh.
    I have 2 N7-II Light Liliana Natsir Edition. (79g, 306mm).

    1. It feels completely different than usual pinkish N7-ii light.
    2. They ditching old scheme, so the question -- what is the replacement for it? Calibar 300i? 300C? TB70i? TB20I? Eh?

    I feel I might just buy the only 2 N7-ii left from ebay seller in Australia and be done with it for n following years)
     
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    Traslated in the new naming scheme, it should now be the TC70I:

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    On paper, the normal N7II light and the Natsir version were identically spec'd. What differences did you experience (measure)?
     
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    Hey s_mair, nice to see you)

    Yea, I noticed, the specs are the same. My GF has pink N7-ii light, I strung it myself, as I did with my own LN editions.

    Same string, bur weirdly, completely different feel. Pink one is worse, I dunno why, feels like LN edition is balanced especially for my hand)

    Would be bizzare to hear that they changed only paintjob, but still)
     
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    Probably stiffness? On spec they say it's 8.7 (which is definitely not soft), but LN edition had "soft" specs. Meh. Anyway, pink is for girls only!
     
  20. justplaynow77

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    Good to see you again tyler.. so did you end up buying 600B or 900B?

    By the way, is the Turbo Charging frame really much faster than the Calibar, or is it just a marketing gimmick? Also the same question for repulsion (Calibar more powerful than TC?)

    For those who wants a quick review for 600B, I did it here: Li Ning Rackets Fan Club :)
     

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