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Friday, October 21, 2011

Gosen Ryoga Issen Vs. Yonex VT80

A head to head comparison between a top head heavy Yonex and Gosen raqcuet.

Why this review?
Both are premium Japanese badminton brands and have produced top of the line racquets over the years. 
The Yonex VT80 has a very slim shaft that is of stiff flex, made of Nanopreme. Similarly, the Gosen shaft made of M40 graphite is also of a very slim design with other enhancement as claimed by the manufacturer.
The shape of the frame is of standard isometric. The Gosen one is thinner at the top of the frame whereas the Voltric 80 is of tapered design.
Conclusion: The Voltric 80 has more power than the Ryoga Issen but the Ryoga Issen is much quicker in handling.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

NR700RP-For sale @ SGD200

3UG5 NanoRay 700 RP selling for SGD 200
Age: Less than 1 month
Strung recently with Yonex BG66 Ultimax @ 25lbs (4 knots)
Condition: 10/10 (Brand new)

PM me in badmintoncentral for deal. Preferbly in AMK or Kent Ridge MRT

 Serial number of racquet. Date of manufacture is covered by genuine SUNRISE sticker. Original grip + wrap intact. Specs is 3UG5.
 Comes with Bag
 Condition of frame
Condition of racquet, frame + shaft

Please refer to this (for people new to Yonex products) to check for authenticity:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ti-10 vs Nanoray 700RP

                                                                Ti10 vs NR700RP

Power: Ti10 > NR700RP
Defense: Ti-10 = NR700RP
Feel: Ti10 = NR700RP
Control: Ti10= NR700RP
Maneuverability: NR700RP > Ti10

Conclusion: There is little to choose from between these two racquets. Ti10 has an edge in power whereas NR700RP has the edge on maneuverability.

Intangible benefits of NR700RP: The NR700RP is easier to use compared to the Ti-10 and NR700RP doesn't cause joint pain like the Ti-10.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Self improvement

I find the videotaping oneself is a great way to find one's error.

From the video clips, one can also co-relate one's thought at the time and then ask the question, what shots could I have taken? What options do I have at that moment?

These mental picture and the video allows one to critically dissect the proper cause of action.

Better still if you have someone to point out your errors and suggest the correct course of action.