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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gosen Roots Aermet 6900 (Boonsak Model) Burgundy color (1st Gen)

Flex: Stiff-
Balance: Headheavy
Composition (Frame): H.M. Hot Melt Graphite, Aermet Mesh
(Shaft): H.M. Hot Melt Graphite
Weight/Grip size: 3U(85.0-88.0g) / G4, 5, 6
Technology: Aermet Mesh, Roots delta Joint, Vibeless grommet, Gavun (Two Kick point), Long shaft, Flat cap

Review Date : 14th June 2009
Racket Type : Gosen Roots Aermet 6900 Boonsak Model
Specs : 3UG5
Strings: Yonex BG66 Tension: 25lbs ,2 Piece Stringing
Stringing Machine : Pacific Stringing machine
Technology : Vibeless Grommet, Aermet Mesh, Gavun Two Kick Point, Roots Delta joint
Grip: Aerotec Yonex grip plus Toalson Pro overgrip
Shuttle Used: APACS tournament grade

First Impression: Beautiful color, a mixture of red, yellow and burgundy, adorned with gold lettering on the shaft and silver on the frame. The word 'Boonsak Model' are emblazzoned at the shaft and Boonsak's signature are inscribed on the 5 and 7 o'clock on the racquet frame. The racquet is headheavy at about 290+/-5mm. The racquet has high swing speed, owing to long slim shaft and rather squarish head. This racquet's handle is slightly shorter than most racquets. I found the balance of the racquet to be slightly above even balance and the racquet feels light for a 3U. The stiffness of the racquet feels rather medium than stiff.

Warm Ups: The swing of this racquet is easy as the headheaviness has its own momentum. It is fantastic when clearing and driving. The clears are easy to excecute and defending is fun with this racquet. The control is good at the net. The smash is good, deceptively powerful, enough to finish off rallies. This racquet is easy to get used to.

Game Time: Serving is good with this racquet, as the short handle grip on the flat cap allows good flick serves and receiving service near the net. Driving with backhand and forehand are superb. The clear is also good, but need to control your strength. The smash is excellent. For defense, it's one of the best due to its weight. Netkills are easy too with this weapon. Drops and sliced drops are average with this racquet, thus, the feel is average too with this racquet. The lack of feeling is chiefly cause by too much vibration dampening by the 'vibeless grommet' which is a trade off between feeling and comfort. But otherwise is still excellent. Manuverability is excellent due to its lightweight.

Conclusion: This is Gosen's professional racquet. This racquet is an attacking racquet by nature, best used by offensive players as the smash is above average and driving is excellent. Moreover, this racquet is a proven commodity in international competition, wielded by Thai siblings, Boonsak and Salakjiit Ponsana.

Feel: 7/10
Control: 8.5/10
Power: 9/10
Defense: 8.5/10
Maneuverability: 9/10

Pros: Excellent light attacking racquet, one of the better balance racquet and no vibration.
Cons: No vibration doesn't mean it's all good, feeling of strings bouncing is important for drops.
Suitability: Intermediate/Advance/professional Doubles and Singles player


Soon Kim said...

You rated this racquet 9/10. Just wondering do you have any racquet rated 10/10?

badmintan said...

Nope. You never know if the manufacturer comes out with a better racquet. 10/10 means there's no room for improvement...