Flypower Enigma 900 and Vigor 700, Kido's and Hendra's new racquets

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  1. alternat0

    alternat0 Regular Member

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    i saw Kido play several weeks back here in the Philippines. i'm almost sure that he's using Enigma already...
     
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    Hi there alternat0! What tournament was this?
     
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    i forgot the tournament. but they were the exhibition match.
     
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    Anyone know where to get this 2 rackets in Singapore?

    Darren
     
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    After playing with these two racquets on and off for a couple of weeks now, I can cartainly say they take a bit to getting use to them for a while. But once you get the hang of it, they perform beautifully.

    They are not the head-heavy Armortec racquets that gives you the explosive power from hard drives and smashes. I would say they are more even-balanced type racquets for overall play. They are also slimmer to the Armortec racquets in the physical comparison of the cross-section of the frames. It is tempting to say they are like ArcSabers but they perform differently in some ways which I just can't put a finger to it for now.

    Of the two, Hendra's racquet the Vigor 700 is easier to play with and more power could be generated out of it without the full arm-swing power in smashing. The Enigma 900 takes a bit more out of you which requires the full arm-swing to generate the force ala Kido style of playing. As mentioned, both of them were strung with the Victor VS-850 string which are excellent. I would see how they perform when I use Yonex strings next.
     
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    Are MK/HS already using them at Denmark and French open?
     
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    What i know from FP guys, racket belong to Aramis all FP demo racket. That's mean will be have changed maybe cosmetic, for spec already confirmed. Also as i know HS using Warrior 8 not Warrior 7. :D
     
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    Looking at the pic MK is using Enigma 900 and HS is using Warrior 7. The warrior 8 does not have that silver colour on top of the shaft
     
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    even Enigma 900, the color is different, how come ?
     
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    Becoz of the racquet itself...supposed to be enigmatic...you need some keys/cipher to unlock it. :D
     
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    You're very observant.

    Did MK use a different racquet in the MD finals of the Asian Games?

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    Looks like Hendra is using the Vigor 700 now.
     
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    Any bros know where to buy Flypower rackets here in singapore kido's racket ?
     
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    Restrung both racquets with BG66UM at 31 lbs. They have no problems taking this tension and no distortion of the frame. They play better with this string than the Victor VS-850 for me.
     
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    The Enigma 900 production model for sale in the market. The previous model I posted earlier in this thread is the prototype. The feel is about the same for both from the hold and swinging but I won't be able to tell if they play similar as this racquet is not mine. It was ordered by a BC forumner here.

    Cosmectics wise, there are slight differences here and there but the overall theme of red and batik has been mantained.
     

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    Specs-wise both racquets are similar except for the weight. The prototype is 4F whereas the production model is 3F here.
     

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    from the above pictures, why there was a Victor at cone ?
     
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    Victor cone?!? :eek: :eek:
     

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