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Advice needed

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by maartendq, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. maartendq

    maartendq Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I just started playing again after 6 years (I played for 4 years before) and I'm looking for a new racket. I have a slightly attacking gamestyle and I'm a bit in doubt on what racket to buy. I have these rackets in mind:

    - Voltric 9
    - Voltric 60 (Is it worth paying 20 euro's more for the VT70?)
    - arc saber 5dx (Is it worth paying 20 euro's more for ARC8DX, ARCZ or ARC10?)

    Does a head-heavy racket like VT have a large impact on your defense? I know it's mostly personal taste, but any advice or experiences with these rackets are welcome.
    Thanks in advance!

    M
     
  2. phili

    phili Regular Member

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    What racket do you play with at the moment? I know it is tempting to buy a new racket but if you have a decent racket there is no need to buy a new one.
     
  3. maartendq

    maartendq Regular Member

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    Atm I play with my 9 year old Carlton airblade 500, but it's in need for replacement :)
     
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    5DX or VT70 might be something for you out of those listed ...
     
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    dffhkhksg Regular Member

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    What kind of racket is the Airblade 500? (Head heavy, 4u etc.)

    What don't you like about it and what is your favourite aspect of it?
     
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    Try Voltric 7, maybe just nice for you - nearly an all-rounder (slight head heavy) - easier to use than VT5 or VT9
     
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    why dont you try your friend's racket first and see how it goes.
     
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    maartendq Regular Member

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    Since I just started playing again for 2 weeks, I can't really compare with other people, I have no idea what they're playing with. I think I'll just had for a shop, get a feel on the rackets there and try to make the best pick :)
     
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    For a start, try to get an even balance racket.
     
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    stevenjoywell Regular Member

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    yeah , i agree it, Try Voltric 7, maybe just nice for you - nearly an all-rounder easier to use than VT5 or VT9.[​IMG]
     
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    For budget get the Vt5. I simply feel that it not worth the extra $ and spec to go for Vt7
     
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    Errr ... it is not just the extra $ and specs, VT7 actually swings easier and faster (for me at least) than VT5 and VT9 and less head-heavy ....
     
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    I've bought an arcsaber 009DX, because I chose the arcsaber range above the voltric and wanted to try the "midrange" of arcsaber. Played my first game yesterday and I must say I got used to it pretty quickly. Still some work on the defense, but my smashes came through pretty wel.
    Anyways, thx for all the reactions :)
     

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