Racket for Men's Doubles

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  1. visor

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    You still have the second stage to go thru... Search for perfect string. ;)
     
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    Yeah already ordered ZM65 in red from Eric last week as well as some BG80P, BG66UM and BG65Ti.
    Currently both have BG66UM red and yellow.
     
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    I've decided to get an 83g at 295mm after having tried my friend's racket today which was 87g and head heavy. it was far too heavy for my liking :p

    I'm ordering it right now with nbg98 at 24 lbs and the g16 grip :)

    thanks a lot guys! and hopefully I get it on time as I leave for the tournament next thursday!
     
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    ^ That's what I had before... It's too light... Don't forget it's a BS top half frame, so needs to be heavier to be more substantial in attack. Something like 85g 295-300mm is better. Trust me... I have bought 8 various XP rackets before for myself and friends.
     
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    Oh okay, then I'll ask Eric to change it :) but I think I'll stick to the 295mm
     
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    83g 295mm is what j4ckie has... and he finds it too light
     
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    KeirTuS is a teenager so it's probably just right for him!
     
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    Eric only has 84 295 and 86 297
    If the 84 is too light, I can just put lead tape no?
     
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    perhaps, but if he's practising with provincial level players... he should be quite good... and he says his current racket is 90g ... is that right? [MENTION=77043]KeirTuS[/MENTION]
     
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    Well I'm not practicing with them, but I will be competing against them :)
    The racket is correct but I find as I've been receiving training, when I pronate, it hurts my wrist too much. I never used to pronate with this racket so yeah :p
     
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    yah, true... but from my experience with eric's measurements is that the actual wt (as measured on my 200g +/- 0.01g digital scale) will usually be 1-1.5g lighter than stated ... so if you ask for 86g, it'll likely weigh around 85g... trust me... I have bought 8 XP's in the past few months... :p
     
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    Alright 86g 297mm shall be mine!
     
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    :thumbsup: and ngb98 @ 24 lbs will be a very powerful combination... because that's what I have on my xp60 :D
     
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    Looks like I made the right choice! yay :D
     
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    [MENTION=57143]visor[/MENTION] - what are the recommended strings for feather vs nylons?
     
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    please update us on this thread and on the rkep racket thread when you get a chance to play with it! :)
     
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    nylons: zm65 but at 2 lbs lower than for feathers to mitigate the greater vibration with nylons
     
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    I wonder what's taking Eric so long to make the invoice :( he was replying within minutes just 30 minutes ago :'(
     
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    lunchtime in tw?
     

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