Yonex Vs Carlton

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  1. Byro-Nenium

    Byro-Nenium Regular Member

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    In my view, these 2 brands are undeniably the 2 top brands in badminton equipment today. I find that Yonex rackets are better quality in terms of durablility and manuverablilty. Yonex shuttles are more consistent and durable than Carlton shuttles.

    In my opinion, Yonex is better than Carlton.

    comments?
     
  2. Jeff

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    I find that Carlton suits as a better racket for doubles for some reason. They seem a little bit more "durable" to me, so just incase a collision happens. For singles, i'd definetly go for Yonex. With the Ti-10. i can clear farther, back court drops seem easier, and closer to the net. Smashes are 10x better if hit on the sweet spot. So depending on what you play, Id have to go for Yonex right now, because i got into singles play and think its much more challenging
     
  3. Yogi

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    I think with regard to doubles the carlton rackets are way better balanced then the yonex.

    Meaning the are superbly balanced for good drives and easy net play.

    But nothing like yonex when it comes to sturdiness and singles play.

    I personally prefer the carltons as i play more of doubles then singles and i thnk the aerogear series was more durable then the airblade series.

    I think the design defect or manufacturing defect in the carltons has not doen any good for carltons.

    i have not read many posts abt aerogear series rackets being broken while clashes or small stuff like that.
     
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    I never really tried Carlton. I've always played with Yonex cause it's the best. I might get some Carltons..but it's very hard to change my mind.
     
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    I can't rem where I read from but alot of people say that Carlton's shuttles, the AG-10, are the best shuttles. I've tried it b4 and they're good.
    Also, they're the only badminton specialists? As in they specialise only in badminton not like other companies?
    Oh heck, I'm still sticking to Yonex! (though I bought an Airblade recently to test out)
     
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    i dont know guys, carlton's are damn nice. even though i own 3 yonex raquets ( ti8, sptisr, and a mp77) , i like carlton's a bit more i think. they are truly more aerodynamic in my eyes. They also have lots of power and control. If they only had long raquets then they would be big as yonex almost. Even when ppl say that light raquets have no power, for instance the Airblade 1000, they still do and it is based on the swing and stuff of the beholder. AnyWAYS there is my 3 cents(hehe).
     
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    modious! Exchange that AB 1000 leh :)
     
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    It will be great if Carlton can release "long" version racquet. Just try the AB900 tonight, really surprise for a HK$320 racquet performs ...
     
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    Yonex is undeniably the bigger brand. Even if we only consider Yonex' badminton line, Carlton is a small brand in comparison both in sales, exposure and number of products.

    I think that both companies have some good (and some bad) products. I don't think it will make one bit of difference to your quality of playing which you choose. However, I choose Carlton over Yonex for these reasons:

    1) Price. Carltons are better value for money, at least here in Sweden. Yonex are overpriced.
    2) Product philosophy. Yonex tend to put out too much "bullshit" technology that's marketing gimmicks rather than real inventions. Carlton seems to be lesser sinner in this aspect.
    3) Durability. With the exception of one single Carlton model (the Ab1000), Carlton frames do take a LOT of abuse, which is more than you can say about Yonex from my experience. Admittedly, Carlton has had a lot of quality problems with cracking handles, and this has of course lowered the general opinion on their products... although they have a generous no-questions return policy. Those are manufacturing problems, not real design problems.


    Yonex' strength lies in their diversity. Yonex has both iso frames and oval ones. Carlton has only oval ones. Yonex has long and regular length racquets. Carlton only has regular length. That's where Carlton falls short, and that's also where the real difference between these two brands lies, I think. If you want a long iso racquet then it's Yonex (or something else, such as Forza). (This is what made me buy my MP-100.) If you take away this difference it's like choosing between Adidas and Nike, or Coke and Pepsi. It's completely arbitrary. It's not about which one's "better", because there really isn't enough difference to say. The choice may be one that is important to you on a personal level, but it really has no real significance.
     
  10. Yogi

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    Great observation Mag!

    Appreciated
     
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    carlton is really good for smashing. alot of power
     
  12. modious

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    Oh my! This is a very old thread you dug up!

    Byro-Nenium and Blitz..... 2 people I used to play with so regularly but have now stopped playing badminton and visiting this forum. :(
     
  13. NisroL_JR

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    long-long time ago, when I still at primary school, I only know Yonex and Calrton :D
     
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    long long long time ago, my 1st racquet was Carlton brand:):D
     
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    same goes for me...my first racket was AS-1
     
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    My goodness, I just realised that this was from 2001!

    My suggestion is that this forum should archive some of the older 'dead' threads. It kind of give people the wrong information over the course of time. Carlton have plenty of ISO rackets nowadays, and they have now a huge range which in my opinion, comparable to the Yonex range. The most interesting fact is that, Carlton seems to have very independent operations in Europe and the rest of the world. They racket range vary so much which you can't find any resemblence of each other. In Europe, they have Firelabde, Aeroblade and the older Powerblade and Aerogear serioes, in Asia, the top series is the Nanopower9XXX/Powerblade as I understand. Till now, I have no idea why they do this, maybe they are two different companies?
     
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    my first racket was the as-1 too, but recently the shaft came loose out of the grip, tried glue it but in the end no luck... now i'm searching for a replacement.:crying:
     
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    do u still see them around??
     
  19. modious

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    Yes, I still keep in contact with them.

    Last time I talked to Blitz, he was more into Table Tennis and photography.


    Byro-Nenium is still studying in Australia if I'm not wrong. He does play badminton with me when he's back in Singapore.
     

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