Monday, July 27, 2009

Carlton Aerogear 800

Carlton Aerogear 800 is my first official badminton racket. I remember purchasing it at RM200 in 1992.

Aerogear 800 is denoted as AG-800. I believe this is the same racket used by Rashid Sidek in the 1992 Thomas Cup Finals (where he was undefeated in the men first single matches)

Carlton Aerogear 800 weight is heavy by today standard. I reckon it is easily 100g++. It has a thick shaft measuring at 9mm. Even the grip size is bigger than an ordinary rackets nowadays. It is obvious the racket is designed such way for an attacking player.

The racket was designed in Europe. The shaft and the frame are made of I. M. Graphite. The shaft is stiff due to this material


The racket has "SuperWidebody" and "Big Wave" features on the string frame. This thicker frame (12mm) gives a more powerful smashes to the player. With its extra weight and bigger frame, this racket certainly amplify my smashes during play.

I would regard the Carlton Aerogear 800 as an all round racket. I can have a good and neat net play while using it. It also helps me to keep the shuttle consistently low when making a service.

Well, it is sad to note that Carlton don't produce quality racket like they used to do now.

1 comments:

Willie said...

I am bad at badminton. Hahaha

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