I believe if you compare all rackets of the same prices, Victor (Taiwan) makes one of the best if not the best rackets in the world. I got my Super Ti-2 and Super Ti-5 (both 2UG2) at less than US$60 each (ie. less than RM200) in Malaysia, inclusive of a new set of strings and grip. And if I'm not wrong, the Super Ti-5 is one of the top of the range rackets among the Victor series (very well) made in Taiwan. But I must say that they are quite hard to find. Only a few shops have them. So if you want to get a top quality racket at less than US$60, I suggest you find yourself a Victor Super Ti-5 right away. The Super Ti rackets are all very, very stiff. Great feel and control. I strung both mine with Yonex BG85 strings at 22 lbs mains and 24 lbs crosses. It makes a nice loud ping sound upon contact with the shuttle unlike Yonex rackets that have a somewhat "muted" sound. Currently I also have a Yonex Ti-10, Muscle Power 100 and Forza Ti-Tech 900 and have played with many others in the past including Slim-10, Iso-200, Iso-800, Cab 20, Cab 20 Power, Carlton Aerogear 2000 etc. The Victor Super Ti rackets are definitely in their class or higher but at a much much lower price. I haven't tried the Victor Germany series such as Pegasus SQ20, CX15 etc. But those rackets are 3U anyway and don't suit my style. So I can't comment on them.