Hi all, So I'm looking to give myself a treat for my birthday and order a new "toy" in the form of a new Badminton racket . My first racket was an Arcsaber 7 (bought around 5 years ago) which I do still currently use; I then bought a Carlton Vapour Trail S-lite (don't ask - impulse purchase on something that was on sale). I enjoy using the Carlton as it is very light and quick - I'm not the strongest smasher so defense and drop/net shots are my bread and butter. That being said I also like the Arcsaber as it's a lot easier to generate power with compared to the lighter racket. I only really play doubles so the Astrox 88S sounded perfect for my style of play; however I am a little worried about the 5mm shorter length compared to standard racket size. I intend to keep using my other 2 rackets because I do play with some newer players and racket clashes are not uncommon. So I was wondering for those with the Astrox 88S who change rackets frequently; how do you find transitioning between different racket lengths? is it any more different between switching between "normal" rackets? Because of my reservations on the length of the 88S I have also looked at the Astrox 77; which the only thing that I think is "missing" is the power cap that is found on the cone of the 88 brothers, and the different flex points. I don't play singles, but do you think the 77 be a good fit for doubles play? One final question (sorry for long post) would you recommend I go 3U or 4U (bearing in mind whilst I like speed, I find it difficult to generate power with a lighter racket). Thanks for reading - looking forward to your replies.