Written on: 06/11/2005 by crazee
Still very manuverable, despite being designed for all out power
Brilliant choice, whatever your game style!
A little heavy
Annoying creak in the *Flex* System
A little heavy, but I feel that, because it aids power, it is a good point!
This review is about the Carlton Powerblade Titanium
. I would recommend this racquet to anyone who has played for 1 or 2 years, and is at a fairly intermediate stage in the sport. At 92/93 grams, it is a fairly heavy racquet in comparison with others, but is a solid choice, as its weight and titanium construction, make for devastating power! I would not consider myself the stringest clearer, or smasher, with any other racquet, being a front preferred doubles player. Yet, with this racquet, I can smash just over 60 mph, chronographed! a solid choice for doubles and singles players, providing the power you need, without losing any stability or accuracy. a excellent choice for the intermediate player.
Well, the Carlton flex system (a small, spring like contraption at the top of the grip) makes an awkward creaking sound when the racquet is flicked quickly, but this is just a minor setback, as I have found no problem other than the annoying sound! Also, it is a little heavy on badminton standards, but,it provides awesome power, so I'm not complaining!
9/10, because nothing is perfect, but this is damned near to it.