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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ti-10 Mesh with grommets

Top is Ti-10 with the 2X and 6X continuation grommets.
Bottom is Ti-10 with default grommets.

The tools I used an(awl and nipper) to remove and adjust the grommets.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Karakal grip

Just bought this new karakal grip with the contour surface.

I prefer this type compared to the smooth PU as it adds more 'bumps' or grip surface when I layered with an overgrip.

Will test it out compared to my go-to grip, Yonex cyber plus beta.

AT900T with 6 continuation grommet

Just got my AT900T restrung (Yonex BG66) with the 6X and 2X continuation grommet.
Looks very sleek.
However, I found that the fitting is very snug.
I took me roughly 10 minutes or multiple attempts to fit the 6X continuation grommet into the frame.

Apacs back support

Just got this back support from APACS.
Pretty comfortable with Neoprene + Nylon.
It comes with 2 sets of velcro fastening on each side.
The size is preset and not free-size however.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Controversy in Women's Doubles Commonwealth game finals 2010

Today I witness the controversy regarding the common tactic used in tournaments.

This tactic is when the reciever of serve raises his/her non-racquet hand to indicate not ready to receive serve. This can be used as a delaying tactic to slow the momentum of the opposing player who just won the point.And it can also be use as a mind game.

In this example Cai Yun of China raises his left hand to indicate he's not ready.

This time, the umpire did no give a 'let' as usually is given. According to the commentator, the reciever moved her legs when the flick serve was done, hence no 'let' is given and the server was awarded a point.

"The controversy in the women's doubles match occurred in the second game when Gutta served with scores level on 18-18.

The Singaporeans claimed that Sari, who was the receiver had held up her hand to signal that she was not ready.

But Gutta went ahead and served an arched lob that fell behind Sari. Chair umpire Ian Spear awarded the point to India despite vociferous protests by the Singaporeans.

The Singaporeans leveled the scores again to 19-19 but the Indians won two straight points to take match.

Gutta claimed Sari had lowered her hand just before she served.

"The umpire was pretty fair. I saw her (Sari's) hand going down and that's why I served," she said. After winning, Gutta broke down in tears.

She said the winning strategy was simple - Machinda, one of the hardest smashers of the shuttle cock in women's badminton would attack and Gutta would play at the net."

Source: thestar.com.my

Friday, October 8, 2010

Comparison of lateral view of racquet frame: Ti-10/Voltric70/Arcsaber 10

The comparison of the crosssection of the frame of my go-to racquets right now.
Ti-10, Arcsaber 10 and Voltric 70

Evolution of Yonex racquet bag

From bottom:
Nanospeed racquet bag
Armortec racquet bag
Arcsaber racquet bag
Voltric racquet bag