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Brave Sword 10, 11, 12 or lyd?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by andrewcatmeow, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. andrewcatmeow

    andrewcatmeow New Member

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    Hello Peeps,
    I was playing with my Brave Sword 9 in a doubles game and my partner's and my racquet kinda collided together and it broke.. I want to buy a new racquet and I think I'd like to stick with the Brave Swords, but I can't really choose between them.. I'm mainly focused on netplay and defense in doubles, but I still smash occasionally when I have to. So, I was wondering whether you guys could give me your opinions on which one I should buy :p I would rate myself as... mid-ish intermediate level, maybe?
    Thanks guys!!
     
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    12.................
     
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    Elisha Regular Member

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    I concur....
    Since you are used to the 9, the 12 is the obvious choice!
     
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    11.... love the stiffer shaft and weight but its not too stiff as you can still feel it whip on a stretch, its really fast, comfy to play with and makes me feel I can do more than any other racket I have tried, unfortunately my lack of practice reminds me of my limits!
     
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    Actually, which one is the stiffest?
     
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    The 10 is the stiffest but your play style and the racket which you are coming from points towards the 12 as being more suitable
     
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    Since you are used to the 9, the 12 is the obvious choice! [​IMG]
     
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    It does sound like the 12 is the obvious choice, but if you want something slightly stiffer, I would recommend the 10.

    Having used the 10 for a few sessions now, I think I now prefer it over my BSLYD which is slower and head heavier. The LYD has more power for smashes, but it sounds like you prefer the mid/front court play where I think the 10 or 12 would be better.

    The TW version of the 10 is actually not that stiff, stiffer than the 12 but as it has a thinner shaft, which reduces the stiffness a little it will feel only a touch stiffer. For me, I think the stiffness of the TW BS10 is OK although I usually prefer stiffer racquets, I can still get quite a lot of power from it.
     
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    Never had a chance to try BS 10, 11 or 12 before but I'm definitely loving my BS LYD. I chose it as my main, over my other rackets (arc10, Vt80 n Mx London).
     
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    lydn 4u, the best
     
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    If you do want a stiffer BS10 i would go for the KR coded ones as they are mid point balance 3/5 and extra stiff 5/5
     
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    R20190 Regular Member

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    Is that true? Of the KRP BS rackets I've seen, all of them seem to have a BP of 295+ which is head heavy.

    The non-Taiwan versions of the BS10 is 3/5 balance, 5/5 stiffness.
     
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    henrychenn Regular Member

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    It depends on how i've gripped my BS10, but it's usually at 297mm which I would have classed as mid balance! And yea my BS10 is KR coded my MX london had a 300mm balance point but was DE coded
     
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    guys any 5/5 stiffness but 4/5 balance bravesword around? I'm a MX80 user and is keen on both the bravesword 10 or lydn.
     
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    Balance Points should be measured "dry" or "bare". In other words, they should have no strings, but with the original grip (and or cellopane wrapping).

    If you have applied a grip on top of the original grip, that would shift the BP in the head-light direction by perhaps 5-10mm, may be even more.

    Even so, I personally would not class 297mm as even-balance (mid balance), that would be head heavy in my books.
     
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    measured bare, both of my rackets measured at 298mm, i take the original grip off and replace it with a karakal grip as i don't like the original ones.

    i classify more of the vt70/80's as head heavy and not the BP of the braveswords and my also the cone.
     

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    Actually wait I haven't measured the 2 BS I have bare, i'll measure it next time when i'm getting it restrung
     
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    from what you hv said,go for bs12;)
     

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