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A stiffer and HH racket

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Bucsy, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Bucsy

    Bucsy Regular Member

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    HI all,

    My style and current racket:

    Current racket: BS12

    Type of player: controls the tempo of the game. Wristy player. about 70% wrist, 30% arm.

    Game: Mostly men doubles

    Style: plays both forward and back. Strength at the front.

    What i feel is lacking with my current go to racket: Lacking abit of oomph to my smashes although i can do pretty well with my BS12.

    What I am looking for: A back court racket with slighty increase in stiffness than BS12 and the increase in oomph on my smash without losing too much control.

    Currently i am looking at F9/ MX JJS/ C7. What do u all think? I am open to other ideas
     
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    rkep xp70, mx70/jjs
     
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    I go on 100g total balanced flex. ;)
     
  4. Bucsy

    Bucsy Regular Member

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    Visor, how do u rate xp70 and mx jjs stiffness? Are they close?
     
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    Try apacs lethal 100
     
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    Either the mx70 or mx80
     
  7. visor

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    I'd say stiffness mx80 >mxjjs >xp60 >mx70 >xp70 >mx60 >xp80
     
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    Victor Thruster K-8000 :cool:...seriously. Although the racket is advertised as medium stiffness, it's similar to VT 80 and enjoyable to play with.
     
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    There's no way those two rackets play the same, one is medium stiff and the other much stiffer. I know as I have a VT80 and have borrowed a Thruster from the store to compare.
     
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    [MENTION=57143]visor[/MENTION] mine plays the same as well.
    Probably cause the Vt-80 is head heavier so during play it feels as whippy as the Thruster.
    I play with both 8-10 hours a week!
     
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    You sounded very much like me, except I use my arm more often. I have all 3 of the rackets that you've mentioned above (3U): F9, MX-JJS and C7.

    My pick would the the F9. You can look at my previous short review here:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...x-JJS-or-Kason-twister-C7-or-Kason-twister-F9
     
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    [MENTION=57143]visor[/MENTION] Lol you're obsessed with the xp-70! But wow, it's less stiff than the mx70? Could you also compare the stiffness with the bs10 (the 5/5 stiffness version)? I've never tried the mx70 or 60.
     
  13. visor

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    hehe :) ... hmmm... no, I've never played with a bs10, but I've read that it's quite stiff (perhaps more than mx70) due to it's balanced bp
     
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    Visor, where is TK8000 in the range that u put? would the stiffness be before XP70 or after?
     
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    Victor's scale of stiffness doesn't comply with Yonex's racket measurements. For instance, MX-JJS and VT 80 are rated stiff, yet MX JJS is noticeably stiffer.
     
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    it's such a head heavy high bp racket that I can't compare to the mx and xp series... comparing to the similar vt series, it felt more like vt70 to me than vt80 in terms of head heaviness and flexibilty
     
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    Finally someone that agrees with my assessment!
    But the JJS probably feels stiffer cause it is not as head heavy as the Vt-80. I gave the JJS just under 15 hours of play and I could not get used to how stiff it felt.
    Although I'm intrigued with the Legend II which is rated 4/5 for stiffness and 5/5 for head heaviness. With Catapult technology it should feel like a stiffer TK8000!
     
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    superwave35, spira21, mx80
     
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    OP's arm will be in major shock going from a mid flex bs12 to those super stiff unforgiving rackets. :p
     
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    I am in the same boat is OP. I do have a AT-700 (1st Gen), AT-900P (sold), Li-Ning N80 both are head heavy though after playing with the BS-12N, can't really play with the AT-700 (too slow)....OP can try the BS-15, BS-11KRP or BS-12 KRP both are head heavy and stiffer than the BS-12 and lose any of the speed.
     

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