This racket has been engineered to provide the ideal characteristics for players wanting to play with an equal balance of offensive and defensive tactics. The blend of technology and specification including Optimetric head shape, Pro V12 Grommets, Bi-Axial Dynamics and Stabilizer top cap delivers a profile of power and greater shot accuracy for the player that demands all round performance. The racket of choice for Olympic Silver Medalist Nathan Robertson, highest world ranking, No. 1. VAPOUR TRAIL TOUR FEATURES: CONSTRUCTION JAPANESE HM CARBON: Sourced from Japan, Japanese Hi Modulus [HM]Carbon is the highest specification carbon available on the market ensuring your Carlton frame will outperform all other construction materials for frame response and stability. XTREME TENSION FRAME: Precision engineering and the utilization of the finest construction materials ensures your Carlton frame can accommodate 11% higher string tensions compared with competitor frames. HEAD BI-AXIAL DYNAMICS: Bio-mechanical analysis of the overhead badminton swing highlights two distinct aerodynamic directions evident during the swing phase.
Carlton's Bi-Axial Dynamic frame develops more efficient aerodynamics in both directions compared to competitor frames.
This increased efficiency is delivered through a cross sectional frame profile that is more aerodynamic than competitor frames. During development, over 80% of players stated the new Bi-Axial frame profile delivered increased swing speed. OPTIMETRIC HEAD: By combining the larger sweet spot size (resulting from the isometric geometry) and the increased air speed and control (created by the smaller conventional/Circometric geometry) within the same head shape, the new Optimetric head geometry delivers both power, airspeed and control in one frame. PRO V12 GROMMETS: Positioned at 3 and 9 o'clock, these specialized grommets have been softened to allow greater string movement thereby increasing power across the hitting zone. HANDLE STABILIZER TOP CAP: By introducing 4 convex channels into the top cap, stiffness of the top cap is increased allowing for greater shot accuracy and control. ULTRA LITE CAP: Using a matrix structure, Carlton has re-engineered the end cap to reduce its weight by 28% contributing to overall enhanced playability. PRODUCT SPECIFICATION: Construction: Japanese HM Carbon Length: 675mm Frame Weight: 86g Flexibility: Medium Balance: Even String Tension: 18-28lbs/8-13kgs Head Shape: Optimetric String: X-elerate X67 Code:113139