Some racquets more suitable for pros than others?

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  1. terrynguyen121988

    terrynguyen121988 Regular Member

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    Does anyone think of Pro Players also need a racket that fit ?

    Ginting is the best when using 88d
    Momota is the best when using 99 orange
    Thruster Ryuga for Lee Zii Jia in All England 2022
    Tai Tzu Ying with Victor THRUSTER TK-F
    Kevin with 88s 2018
    Watanabe and Zheng Siwei with 9000C
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    Viktor and Yamaguchi suddenly emerge and dominate as changing to 100zz Kurenai ???

    And of course, Nishimoto played well when turning from Yonex to Mizuno.
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    I mean that, there is no bad racket or bad brand but a racket that FIT to "people"/players.

    Did you think that Pro Player lose their form partly because they change their racquets ? (sponsors force them to change their racquets)
     
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    Rob3rt Regular Member

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    No, I don't think that's the case at all. Pros have a wide range of models to choose from when they switch sponsors. They will pick the one that fits the best and will get used to it very quickly. If they can't find a proper replacement they will get a repaint of their old racket to still promote the new racket, as proven numerous times with Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, LYD, Ahsan etc.

    While getting a new shiny toy might give a recreational player a short psychological boost or technical benefit even, this effect is negligible for the pros imo.
     
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    terrynguyen121988 Regular Member

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    repainting can be used to rackets of pro players, but the stringers will know when they do their job (the length of the racket, the structure/surface of the racket and even the holes on racket frame).

    With special racket as 9000C (air stream), the repainting will be useless
     
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    I believe Momota played best with the Astrox 88D
     
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    believe again.
     
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    I don't really know what that has to do with your original question, but yeah, die-hard badminton fans and racket enthusiasts will always find out if a pro player is actually playing the promoted racket or some sort of repaint, I suppose.
     
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    How about luck?
    You cant sleep well last night & hardly concentrate on court?
    You had problem at home & getting carried to the court?
    You eat to much this morning?
    You meet beautifull lady on your way & cant get rid of it from your mind?

    There is so many thing that affect one performance. Racket are just 1 factor of many hundred different factor.

    Or let use the Daddies for example. With Mizuno brand they perform amazing. Turning to Victor their performance goes down. But is it the racket? There is covid prevent all of us playing right? Thats also count as 1 big factor that affect one performance but now they had their magic back even with their age they still stand firm & strong in many tournament.
    Everyone had their up & down in their life. So does racket affect one performance? Might be yes & might be not. Again it just 1 out of hundred or thousand factor which is very small.
     
  8. Raju

    Raju Regular Member

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    You think they just pick the new racquet and run to court for match?
    They undergo considerable amount of practice/training sessions and sometimes actual matches to see if it fits their play style.

    Skills and mindset plays major role not racquet. For eg- Arcsabers are even balanced and they say you can't smash hard with them. But look at Goh V shem, his smashes are deadly.

    Another example- Watanabe changed to Axforce 80 from 9000C. He still plays like crazy and his disguise drop shot works same.
     
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    BadmintonDave Regular Member

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    That player is just "built different".
     
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    Raju Regular Member

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    Fly like butterfly, more like basketball player.
    I mean to say racquet is not the pure deciding factor. It's upto skill, mindset and built as you said.
     
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    88D red green for sure. He got insane angles using that racket!!! :D
     
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