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

  1. Shinichi

    Shinichi Regular Member

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    I like the old colour. look like its the same price as the MX80
     
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    How u know MX 80 is $190 ?
     
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    MX 80 S$195
    BS LYD S$230 at e link
     
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    bro apachesun,. how u know LYD new color will be out soon ?
     
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    Hi, can anyone here provide any information on how the BRS-LYD compares to the ArcSaber Z-Slash? I'm looking to make the switch from Yonex to Victor and from what I've seen the LYD is closest to my favourite racket.
     
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    Look through the thread. There's been more and less qualified comparisons between the two...you should expect it to be noticeably stiffer though. When I recently thought I'd have a few hits with my Arc ZS again, I was appalled at the super numb feeling, and even though I don't know for sure I can make the educated guess that the LYD is gonna feel much more direct.
     
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    I have looked through and I remember from one of your previous posts a few pages back that the LYD is basically a stiffer ArcZS. But I've also read around the forums that its not suitable for singles. I tend to play an even balance of doubles and singles games so I'd like a racket that would do decently in both.
     
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    The racket in the Victor lineup that is the same 'concept' as the ZS is the BS15 - smaller ISO head, slightly head-heavy, small but potent sweetspot. I think the BS15 may be stiffer though.

    It's been a long time since I played with the ZS so I can't really make a direct comparison, but I'd think that the old spec BS11 would have similar weighting and speed (and conversely, the MX60 too I guess).

    It really depends on what you're after. If you like the small potent sweetspot, then the BS15 is your only option. If you like the feel and the weighting, then the BS11/MX60 would be comparable.

    Everything else is going to be stiffer.
     
  9. j4ckie

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    About 15-18 months back I liked to switch between the ZS and BS10, but that was only possible with lower tensions where neither racket has great feedback (and the ZS strung 2-3lbs tighter). Nowadays I cant use the ZS with anything short of a ZM65@31lbs, and that is not something I'm willing to string very often (because of the stress on both string and frame). It's also not a very powerful setup for me :D


    Now, I like the BS12 very much and use it in every discipline. It's not as stiff I guess, but still has better feedback than the ZS. Depending on the weight it ranges from a very maneuvrable, slightly defensive racket to a smashing machine for wristy players. The first I got lacked a bit of power, but the replacement I have now is about perfect for me. If you watch the 'Post videos of yourself playing' thread you'll be able to see a video of me using mine soon (likely tomorrow).
    I put the VS800 it came with on it (31lbs) and was surprised by how crisp it feels, considering it's a .70 string. Dropped 3-4 lbs, but still going strong. Used it for about 4-5 weeks now (= ~75hrs) I think, sometimes switching to other rackets.
     
    #1929 j4ckie, Oct 14, 2012
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    I email christ. $195
     
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    How are the two different?
     
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    Different setup in terms of String type and tension might result on different feeling of more or less power. if setup are the same, and one racket is feeling different from the other, quality control might be questioned.
     
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    The first was very near 4U territory, the second is ~2.5-3g heavier. Still very maneuvrable, but I'm rather sensitive concerning racket weight. I also have 2 BS09 and rarely play with one because I feel it's too heavy.
    The string setup is different, but not more powerful than that on the first BS12 (had a BG66UM@28).

    What I love about the racket is that I can grip it at the very bottom and it still feels maneuvrable. Unlike many pros, I don't put anything under the towel grip to create that raised edge, so when I grip it low, I grip it low.
    Also, I can generate very decent power just whipping it down with pronation and finger action on overhead shots, which makes my singles play so much better :)
     
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    finally i'm able to join this club :)

    bought BS LYD and SH8600 ACE but cant post photo here coz file too large. hope can test it this thurs
     
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    Nice. just post review
     
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    Any fans here have any info on this racket : Victor Thruster K 8000.

    Heard its more expensive than JJS and MX 80.

    Thanks
     
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    Will launch at Feb or March 2013. Full Graphene racket. Very Stable and Powerful.
     
  18. Ferrerkiko

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    Hi Bro Bengguan:

    Heard there is 2U for this racket, never have 2U for victor, now they follow yonex...:D
     
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    Just wait... because only rumor saying 2U and 3U. We still never know until Victor launch this series.
     
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    I can finally rejoin the club! After selling my BS 12, selling one of my Black Knight and crashing the other one, I finally received my MX60 (from Eric). I still have to wait before I can try it because the next time I'll play it'll be in a tournament so I'll run with my 2 old faithful (ISO Ti SS and BK Krypton XL).
     

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