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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Yoppy, May 2, 2011.
how much were the SW310 and BS168 ?
Not sure I'm allowed to say as I get pretty good prices......lets just say they're roughly 30% cheaper than the SW35/6/7 and BS10/11/12.
my victor racket has been sitting in ICS NY for custom checking for about 5 days already. sigh. cant wait to get my racket!
including postage are they cheaper than RM280 or AUD90?
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SW310 is much less electric blue than it is on the website, which is......good. BS10 I've had before so I know that looks classy....and BS168 looks really nice!
Would be interesting to see how the SW310 compares against the SW37, as both are 3/5 stiff & 3/5 HH, from the same series.
TIA for the writeup Maklite, heh!
Unfortunately I don't have a 37, but I have had a 35 and a 3150, so I'll be able to make some sort of comparison. Hopefully it is more like a 35 and not like the 3150, which was like playing with a railway sleeper. I got the 310 in 4U, just in case
the 310 looks great. And what do you mean by the 3150 played like a railway sleeper?
also, how is the vs-850 working out for you?
Hello Brother!!!! Pls review between bs168 and bs11 will you?? U r d man
Felt like a plank of wood? Heavy, slow, and lifeless.
Up and down. Really depends a lot on the stringer, but generally I've got 3 weeks of bedding in, 2 where it's awesome, then a slow decline to 2-3lbs below what it was originally strung at. Very dependent on the stringer though - get a good one with a digital machine.
good news for victor fan in malaysia, new stock already arrived according to distributor.
at last..u bought BS10
I actually had a BS10 a year ago but it was too stiff for me, but I figure after the MX80 as my go-to for the past 6 months it should be fine now
In fact sometimes I think the BS11 is a little 'wobbly'.....although everything is wobbly compared to the MX80 which is so razor sharp in pushes and drives. I expect the 10 to bring back a little of the sharpness I wish the 11 had a little bit more of, although hopefully it's easier on my shoulder than the MX is.
Sooooooo looking forward to playing with these three!! Going to be heaps of fun getting to know the characteristics of each - especially considering information about Victor's 'second tier' rackets is very thin on the ground.
BS10 should be nicer to your body than the MX I share your sentiment about the MXs harshness on the shoulder, I get some shoulder pain at times when I trained too much, and then the MX80 is just unusable. Part of it is the vibrations which somehow haven't been dampened at all :S
Yeah I agree. You pay a price for the sharpness of the MX...well at least I do because I'm soft haha. Frankly, there's room of improvement here with the Meteor series in the damping department. The rest of the Victors are good though, which makes me think that woven graphite by itself may make for a light and strong structure, but it needs to be tempered by adding something inside the frame or at the T to damp down the resonance....or combining some other materials in the matrix somewhere.
I guess the foam Yonex uses to fill the head would be perfectly sufficient....putting in other materials is always experimental, and don't forget racket producers don't actually produce/research the materials they use, they're more like...bakers. Buying the ingredients (in this case, various carbon materials) and, after forming them into the correct shape, baking them Afterwards, a little cosmetics, and that's pretty much all there is to it.
Any research done is only to test new materials for their value in the various sports gears a company produces (for Victor, Badminton and Squash, Yonex: Badminton, Tennis, Golf). Actual research about the material itself, inventing new ones/modifying existing ones significantly would probably be too expensive. And other companies with no interest in Badminton do it already, so why bother?^^
Of course, they might research the aerodynamic qualities of their rackets, but I think 2 or 3 engineers would be enough to do the job.
As all know, Victor has several series of racket, which are Brave Sword, Spiral, Super Wave, Meteor, and whole lot more...
As I browse through the website, I found similar racket specs in different series. For example, Spiral 22, Super Wave 36 and Brave Sword 11 are Stiff + Even Balanced. So here is my question...
Obviously, different series means different technology, however what kind of feels do they offer that make them so different from each other?? Reading from the description is nothing compared to those who have experience with them right?? So please help out ya!! Share your "feeling" among different series of Victor rackets, and what made you stick with them untill the end of time (Justin Timberlake, nice song...)
Btw, need some recommendation for a victor racket...
Level: High Intermediate, double
Style: placing + back court smasher
Current racket: VT70, 27lbs
I think i need a stiffer racket, as VT70 is getting too soft for me. I tried vt80, almost ripped my arm off =.= Besides, I might want to switch back to even balance or try light headed racket, as I was using MP25 (Medium Flex + Even Balance) previouly and I found out I still smash better with MP25. Thanks in advance for the suggestion!!! Cheers!!
For example: MX60 vs SW37
MX60 got the "peak waves" technology where the frame on the top of its head is more solid than the rest.
SW37 got the "inner waves" technology where the frame is on both side more solid than the rest.
There's no reason to doubt that there will be a noticable feeling. But on the other side I'm interested too how the rackets feel different to each other rackets.
Wow!! LYD uses new racket at Korea open. Is it the LYD custom racket?