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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Yoppy, May 2, 2011.

  1. amirx2

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    hey guys. what is the difference between bs12 and sw37? which one is cheaper@cost effective? which one suite for beginner?
     
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    Yoppy - have you had a chance to test your SW37 yet. Am debating whether to get one of these or a TW coded BS10.
     
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    I can only comment on the price (as I have not got a chance to try the SW37), both SW37 and BS12 are priced very similarly here at Sydney local distributor and also on Ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160585297868&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2011-VICTOR-...919?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e61af5edf
     
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    Unfortunately not. But swinging the empty SW37 it felt towards a head heavy racket. OTOH BS10 felt very much fast and head lighter.
     
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    So far these are the known code:

    AU = Australia
    CNC = China
    CNL = China
    DE = Denmark
    ID = Indonesia
    KRC = Korea
    MY = Malaysia
    MYH = Malaysia
    MYR = Malaysia
    SGA = Singapore
    SGA = Singapore
    TCW = Taiwan
    TW = Taiwan

    I wonder whats the 3rd letter (or in Taiwan case its the 2nd letter) is for? Can it be the factory code for eg. CNC, KRC, and TCW which all have additional letter "C" indicates they coming from the same factory line?
     
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    the mx70 looks very interesting... might give it a try since i want to get a med stiff racket. currently have sw35 and 8dx which are both stiff & very stiff
    also want to try the newly colored arc 7 haha
     
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    My mx80 has a TWB. What does that mean?
     
  8. Yoppy

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    Im guessing its Taiwan from factory B or batch production B or something, you know just like YY last digit number of 1 2 or 3 and so on. Again Im only guessing
     
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    Guys, any opinions on BS08? I may have chance to get it. Would love to hear your opinions.
     
  10. Maklike Tier

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    Hey Yoppy,

    What's the weight and BP of your Ti99 Classic?
     
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    the BP is around 290 (no more than 295) weight I guess is standard 3U or 4U Victor. But It's quite stiff
     
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    Damn, was hoping for closer to 300.

    I'm trying desperately not to buy a VT80.

    :)
     
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    My MX80 strung with BG66UM and a Super Grap grip currently sits at 301mm BP. By comparison my VT80 is 315mm! But I still consider the MX80 relatively head heavy.
     
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    DE code is for Germany, not Denmark :)
     
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    Thanks Yoppy - thinking maybe I will go for the BS10 as this is slightly stiffer as I already have the Bs12 and 09 which are medium flex.
     
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    I see, thanks for the correction
     
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    I played a game with the VT80 and I didn't find it as stiff as my old SW35 which I played with straight after.

    You reckon your MX80 is stiffer than your VT80?
     
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    They feel roughly the same, though I think the MX80 might just take it in stiffness. It's ever so slightly stiffer despite my VT80 being newer.
     
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    Which one is your 'go to' and why?
     
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    MX80 right now above all other rackets. I've sold off my BS10 now. Just have the VT80 and MX80 though feel like I'll use the MX80 90% of the time. For me personally (intermediate level play and clearly not strong enough), it's faster, more precise, has better control, more acute angles (especially in slices and smashes) and oddly, even has more power (clears and smashes). Only time VT80 is more powerful is at the start of a game when I'm at the peak of stamina and strength, but I feel I need to be stronger before I can get the most from it.

    As I said before, it feels like you need to put in 30-40% more effort in to the VT80 to get just 10-20% more power compared to the MX80. Even then it's at the sacrifice of speed. Imo the MX80 pretty much has it all. Only advanced players should really seek the VT80, or those with a lust for ultimate power.

    That said, unless you have used the more angular framed Victor rackets, you probably won't notice the difference in play characteristics, since Yonex rackets are actually quite similar in shape and feel to most common mainstream racket designs (bar the unique differences among the specific models in the range).
     

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