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New Victor Racquet - The Meteor X80 ( MX80 )

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Sealman, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. TheNotoriousLIG

    TheNotoriousLIG Regular Member

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    yh, nbg 98 with mx80 is brill. At first it felt horrible but once the string settle, wow! Absolutely awesome
     
  2. awekuda

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    care to share is nbg98 is good for slice stroke?
     
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    i would expect slicing depends mostly on your technique and timing instead of the string...
     
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    I had a racket with Nanogy95 once and hated it because it was so slippery, but the TPro I have here to demo is strung with NGB98 at 28lbs actually feels not bad.
     
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    While that is true, some of the most experienced players still complain about some strings not being good for slicing - I guess a rougher string will add a little more rotation to the shuttle, changing the flight curve a bit.


    For me, the NBG98 is very good for slicing BECAUSE it's not as rough as the BG80. The sliced crosscourt drop disguised as a straight smash is a bit quicker and goes out wider than with a BG80 - same racket, same tension, same player ;)
    Perhaps you'll need to adapt a bit, but usually, the NBG98 is pretty popular. Whenever someone tries it, they like the feel - although some complain about the durability (imop, compared to the BG65 everything breaks like dental floss :D)...
     
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    thanks kwun, will try this string next..
     
  7. awekuda

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    aggred with you maklike.. used ng95 before and i can't control my slice shot... since then i'm afraid try others ng series since its too expensive here..

    hehe this ng98 looks promising... thanks j4kie... will try this for sure..
     
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    I hate 95 but 98 feels very.
     
  9. j4ckie

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    Depends on the tension - most people hate the NBG95 at lower tensions, but like it at 30+. Same for me, I absolutely hated it at first, but at 30, 31 and 32 it's very nice. Pretty hard though :D

    The NBG98 is a bit better in all aspects except tension retaining and durability....I'd recommend stringing it 1lbs harder than you would a BG80.
     
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    Sounds like I made the wrong string choice :) What else is wrong with it apart from the fact that feels slippery? I used bg65 at 24lbs a lot on different rackets, how does it compare?
     
  11. j4ckie

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    Well, I also don't like the BG65 below 29, so maybe I'm the wrong person to ask - but most people with somewhat advanced skill complain the NBG95 feels numb. Not the softer feeling of the BG65, but really numb. Had the same problem back when I had one with 22lbs on my ZS (actually had asked for 25). If you're used to the BG65@24, you'll probably like it better than me ;)
     
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    I'll see how it goes, I can always re-string.
    To me, numb sounds like lack of feedback - the way my ZS feels.
    I have bg65 on vt80 and bg68ti on ZS both 24lbs. I find playing netshots and dropshots with the ZS difficult and with mediocre results. I was wondering if a different string would improve feedback. With vt80 netshots are great. In fact a combination of great feedback and agility is what i expect from the mx80 :) It's good to know the string makes such difference. Cheers!
     
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    Please move to the string section. :cool:
     
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    We are still on topic: strings for the mx80 :)
     
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    On the MX80, there are no numb strings - the racket gives so much feedback, I'm actually pondering changing to a softer string on it so I don't get as much :D The 68Ti is one of my most-hated strings, and the soft feeling will certainly not help if you don't get enough feedback from the ZS. I found the NBG98 and BG80 to be superb on it.

    On the MX80 (to stay on topic), the BG80 beats the NBG98 imop. Although I'm biased towards the BG80 anyway. :)
    66UM would be interesting, as I found it to be surprisingly soft, and the repulsion is great....
     
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    i find bg66um slightly numb and dull. Victor NS660Ti which i tried for one evening provide surprisingly amount of repulsion at 25lbs and at the same time provide moderate amount of feel but also medium softness for people who likes softer strings. i will surely try it out on the mx80 when:

    - the ns660ti is released.
    - i get around to replace my mx80

    (like, many things, time and money...)

    i think the combination will have a lot of potential.
     
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    I had the racket delivered and I look forward to play with it tonight.

    My first observations are:
    Looks like quality, I love the squash octogon section - perhaps what gives the low drag .

    Feels very head heavy but moves surprisingly quickly. I couldnt test properly, had a few flicks in the house.
    The BP with one yonex grap on top of the original grip was 305mm (!) It came down to 292mm after adding and extra grap (my hands are big)
    The stringing feels stiffer than 24lbs on the other rackets I have.

    I'll write a full report of my first session and how it compares to VT80 and ZS.
     
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    are you using the same stringer for the MX80 as your previous rackets?

    with one extra cross string at the bottom the stringbed will feel slightly stiffer.
     
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    As I postulated in the previous page, the extra stiff stringbed feel is not due to denser string pattern (it's no denser than a normal 72 hole racket), but due to 4 less shared holes on each side (3 top, 1 bottom). Less shared holes means that the string is better supported by the frame/grommet, hence the stringbed will feel stiffer.
     
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    I genuinely don't feel any difference between my SW35 (72 Holes) and MX80 (80 Holes) I string them at the same tension, and I don't feel any real difference if I'm honest.
     

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