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[New] FORZA rackets

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ucantseeme, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Maklike Tier

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    Yep, way too much. I'd even go so far as to say 3-4lbs tighter. I can see why it would be good for pros, because instead of stringing at 35lbs you could just string at 31lbs and get greater longevity out of your strings, but for the rest of us, it just doesn't work.

    Well, it didn't work for me :D 76 or 80 is just fine.
     
  2. Badderz_Alpha

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    They have phased it out now in the Kevlar / CNT Power range now, there are still a few in the Ti range with 96 holes, will see what happens next season! We do have people specifically asking for a 96 hole rackets, I guess it depends on what you like..
     
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    What's the stiffness of the 10000 i-power like? Is it very stiff?
     
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    Badderz will be able to give a first hand experience of the stiffness, but it is stated to be a stiff racket by Forza terms so i'd say it's a reasonably stiff one. Don't know how the tapered shaft affects the stiffness or moreover the feeling of stiffness.

    Have any of you had problems with Kevlar line rackets durability? I'm just wondering how durable the Kevlar line rackets are since the Titanium line ones that i have had have been like tanks, able to take clashes and mishits and only leaving some paint chips on the frame. There's not too much talk about Forza rackets here on BC, a shame really when you consider the price and quality of these rackets.
     
  5. Badderz_Alpha

    Badderz_Alpha Regular Member

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    Yes, the 10000 I-Power is rated as "stiff" so yes, its fairly stiff but not as stiff as the VS rackets, I cant really compare it with other brands as I play almost always with Forza. With the I-Power, when timed correctly you do get a good "kick" feel from the shaft, if that makes sense which provides a good bit of power.

    Yes, the Kevlar (now called the CNT Power range) range are also built like tanks, they are probably even stronger than the Ti rackets..
     
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    Well, I'd like to know how the stiffness of the n-forze line compares to the ti line from Forza. I have the Ti 10 000, which is rated as "stiff" and I can honestly say that it is the stiffest racket I own (other stiff rackets I have are: VT80, AT700, TP100C and BS15). It is as stiff as extra stiff rackets from Yonex.
     
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    The NForze 10000 I-Power is of similar stiffness to the Ti 10000, maybe got a fraction more flex. but not much between the 2 rackets...
     
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  9. Badderz_Alpha

    Badderz_Alpha Regular Member

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    A few close ups of the new rackets..

    CNT Power 10.0

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    FZ Furious

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    Hi Badderz_Alpha,
    The 10.0 Power is the same racket than Kevlar 10000 X-Power with new print and new name? If not, wich is the difference?
    Thanks
     
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    It the 10.0 has a different lower part of the head compared to the XPower, ie. T section going up to around 4/8 O'clock, the shaft and top part of the head seem very similar, probably the same.. the 10.0 is a little more rounded and doesn't have quite as severe "blade" on the front, its fairly flat on the lower part of the head in fact.. both rackets should have the same stiffness..
     
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    In terms of shaft thinness, weight and balance point, has any difference?
     
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    Using the 88 holes
     
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    Hi,

    Has anybody played with a FZ CNT-power 8.0 yet?
    Thinking about it to buy one. But can't find any reviews.

    Gr!
     
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    Hi
    Anyone already tried the CNT Power 3.0 Light?
     
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    I also sell a Forza, Forza Ti555 S if someone is interested. :)
     
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    I recently picked up an N-Forze 10000 I-Power strung with Gosen R4X 110 @ 24lbs from a local dealer. My first time writing a summary on these forums. I just wanted to give my short opinion about the racquet:

    Had a 2 hour session with the I-Power 10000. The frame is reminiscent of the braveswords with the sharpish edge. However, comparing with my friend's Bravesword 12 the frame is a little taller on the N-Forze. Must be that slim body frame they talk about. Clears were effortless and smashes had pretty decent power behind them with the proper technique. You do get a bit of a boost with the I-Power shaft if you use a quick wrist actions. Quick as a flash at the net with good handling to boot. Perhaps the shaft or the frame is involved, but in my personal opinion its like a BS12 but with more "punch".

    Overall a lovely racquet to use. I was a bit worried about the stiff shaft posing some difficulty but it was a breeze to handle. Definitely a good buy in my opinion.
     
  19. Badderz_Alpha

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    The 10000 I-power is my racket of choice too, and the good news here is that its being kept in the range for a 3rd year for the 14/15 season in the UK!
     

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