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Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by LuckyBoy, May 2, 2006.
Which sotx racket do you think is the best out of all????
Of the ones I've tried I'd say D-900 for allround.
Wowen 16 with 88 grams strung with Bg-85.
This question is dependent on the player and his/her style of play.
Attacking: Woven 11, Woven 7
Best Bang-For-The-Buck: Berlin Passion, Woven 7
Mobile/Fast: LG-300, Woven 6
All Around: D-900, Woven 9
Defense: Woven 8
*points at dink* his the SOTX junkie.
I am personally in love with my woven-8 right now. It does lack some power in smashes, but it's placement and returns are wonderful.
the badminton stores around my area doesn't carry SOTX... is there any website i can go to?
where do the Woven 12, 13 and 16 come in? I mean which ones are good for attacking, defence, etc.
Please do a search. Real briefly:
Woven 6: light weight, good defensive racket.
Woven 7: best bang-for-the-buck attack racket
Woven 8: great all-around racket
Woven 9: lightweight attack and all-around racket
Woven 11: hardest smashing racket I've tried so far
Woven 16: good all-around racket but very pricey
May I know from the resident SOTX expert (you know who you are ), his opinion between the Diamond Series 6000 and the Woven 11 rackets? Which one is better? Thanks.
Ironic you ask this question now.
I just compared the D-600 and D-900 to the Woven 11 today and the 11 definitely hits harder. The 600 and 900 are not slouches but the 11 is just a flat out bomber's racket. But the 11 is a very demanding racket.
The 600 and 900 are similar, I believe the 600 is stiffer and hits a bit harder but it's hard to discern because I had different strings on both rackets.
I'd say if you want to play it safe, get the 900. If you want an all out brute racket, get the 11. If the 900 is a bit too light and flexible, get the 600.
I'm also looking forward to your Ultimate Ashaway Strings Review. I personally believe ashaway strings are a lot better (and cheaper) than yonex strings.
How bout woven 10??? havent read much bout it...
On the baseline jumpsmash, which one propels the birdie faster? When you said lightweight attack, does it mean light attack? Thanks.
Only tried it very briefly. Seemed similar to the Woven 7.
I meant it was a lighter weight, attacking racket. Normally attacking rackets are heavier.
The 9 hits a bit harder than the 8, for me.
got my hands
Got may hands on the new SOTX "Jedi" rackets and the Light series (I beleive SOTX claims the green one (kant remeber the LG-xxx model number) to be the lightest long racket on earth with its 74g) .
These Light sabers , and light-series are really nice looking, and I really like the feel of the LG ones I tried (3 models)..
I would guess these are not for Dinkalot (he seems to be needing "heavier" artillery).. But I was amazed of the power these very very light ones generated (they where all strung 24x26 with SOTX new CF-66 i think the string is called)..
I had my first try with my new Sotx racquet yesterday morning although it was in Canada several months ago (left in my friend's house). I warmed up with my LF-500 Ti SuperLight and then tried the Woven 9a. The feeling is very similar to using the LF-500, but with one important difference--it is a very stable racquet. I will use the Woven 9a for single-play and the LF-500 for double-play.
I like the graphics on the racquet. It is a piece of art; it has some funky letters and down-to-earth paint.
I notice a "DE" imprint on the 9a's shaft. Anyone knows what does it mean?
Refers to Germany aka "DEutschland".
I know a place that sales woven 16 for only $140 with out shipping, but you have to call or email them to get this price. all the information is on http://www.bbesports.com/index.htm ]