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Help here please! Info on this Victor ATB Racquet!

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Blade, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Blade

    Blade Regular Member

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    Alright, i ordered it, the reason why i did and i dont know how good it is, is because Victor is a great racquet company, and my first racquet was a Victor New Zenith and never let me down, for 7 years!! So i need some info on this racquet, i need to know what you guys think, and what are your feedbacks.

    http://www.badmintonwarehouse.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.10/it.A/id.204/.f

    Thanks again!

    Best Regards,

    Kevin
     
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    i think the racket looks very nice, and is a great price, the case looks good too. i don't know how beneficial that little bar at the bottom of the thread would be though
     
  3. Blade

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    Its an anti torsion bridge (ATB), thus, decreasing the string vibration by alot when you hit the shuttle.
     
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    is this the first racket to encourporate an ATB?
     
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    Yes it is, one of Victor's finest innovation. here, il quote what they said:

    [font=Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, san-serif]Real pioneering new devolpment of rackets which last historically long, like the transition of wood to carbon are rare. [/font]

    [font=Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, san-serif]ATB is new, ATB is pioneering and "is obliged" to succeed quickly worldwide because of its physical clearly, visible superiority. The ATB bridge stops torsion completely due to basic "mechanical-laws". Stringing possibilities are now at its utmost. The stiffness finally enables you to hit all balls precisely as a machine. Strings going through the bridge enhancing the precision and control, but also the trampoline effect and power as well as a so far never really achievd "vibrationdamping" in badminton sport. The hit sounds deep and clear.[/font]

    www.victor-sport.de (Germany)
     
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    what string tension can it hold? from victor's little speech t sounds like it can take high tensions
     
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    Yes it can hold tensions to the extremes, but i am not sure about tensions...im a newbie when it comes to tensions, if you could be kind to explain, or on the other thread of Best Strings...i would know more =) Thanks
     
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    when you say extremes... what is it's maximum tension?
     
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    I just told you i dont know **** about tensions :D
     
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    the maximum stringing tension = highest tension a racket can take (recommened by manufactuer)
     
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    But how come people say 24lbs sounds good?

    isnt 30lbs better?

    (i gotta go il reply tomorow morning)

    thanks again

    Kevin
     
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    if your using a tension of 30lbs and your inexpierienced:
    1. you will break strings more often
    2. not be able to generate much power, because the sweet spot is smaller
     
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    3. Easier to get injuried. ;)
     
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    how bad are the injurys from it?
     
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    Ok please explain why those 3 reasons...i still dont get it, explain to me like i was a newb
     
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    1. string breaks quickly when you have a higher tension because the tighter the string the more stress on it causing it to snap quicker.
    2. the higher the tension the smaller the sweetspot becomes, but when you hit the sweet spot you get far better accuracy. this is why pro's use higher tensions because they can generate enough power and they can hit the sweetspot nealry every time
    3. your arm/shoulder will become injured if you suddenely start using a far higher tension because you have to put more effort into each shot to generate the same power
     
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    Since the ATB will make the string bed even stiffer, I would rather suggest u to go maybe 1-2 lb less than ur normal tension range. Or, to be safe, don't go with the ATB feature. :rolleyes:
     
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    and if your using bg80 or bg85 (especially bg85) it is recommended to use a 10% lower tension as well;)
     
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    You have to understand the "number game". It is not always the higher is better.
     
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    *Claps*, the first Genuinely valid post regarding tensions in this thread, I feel; other than the warning regarding high tensions & injuries, which is also important.

    I feel increasing tensions for experimentation IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY is fine, but be careful not to damage the racquet, nor yourself. Since I class myself as the none-deluded sensible type, I started off @ 18lbs string tension, with a widely available string, BG68Ti. I then increased tension for when i get my racquet restrung by 2lbs about a year later after gaining some real skill and experience, and much more stamina. I used 20lbs for a long time, and currently still only use 21lbs now. I feel it is Very good, i'm powerful yet very accurate with it.

    After maybe a few more months, I may try 22lbs. Gradually increasing the tension, rather than trying to get used to changing from 20lbs to 26lbs for example, which is a Huge change.
     

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