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Victor VS-850 Nanotec String

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by Sealman, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. kwun

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    everytime you hit the shuttlecock, you are making indirect impact against another object. the string/racket is the damping mechanism that goes between your arm and the impact. the tension/stiffness of the string/shaft determine how much cushion you have against the impact.

    it is like hitting against a brick wall (though not as extreme), the more cushion you have, the better it is for your body.
     
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    It's the impact that hurts the elbow. Fortunately, I did lots of forearm resistance training a couple of years ago. As a result, impact and vibration on the elbow were not a big issue back then. However, the continuous use of high tension does accumulate and shows its effect in the form of slight soreness in the elbow.
     
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    if u havent played it the tension wont loosen up for such a short time . it takes a lot of countless smashing lobbing before tension loosens and usually just a lbs. difference. if u dont want to use it then my christmas tree has a space for that racket to be taken care off :) joke
     
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    what do you mean by "pre stretch it" ?
     
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    Yeap ! Stretch it by stringing 2~3lbs higher ! After 2~3 rounds of play tension will eventually drop and stay there. The durability is quite good.
     
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    a bit late to the game but i got myself some VS850 to try out. the black one has some really tough texture which makes stringing slightly more difficult. will try it out on court and report back.
     
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    the feel is nice.

    i strung it up at 24lbs on my BS10. the feel is snappy and the feel is very nice. repulsion is nice with a high pitch metallic sound on a smash.

    the feeling compliments the BS10 well. both are fast and stiff but both have nice solid feel and good repulsion. good combo.
     
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    Hi Kwun,
    How is it compared to BG80/NBG98? Also (off topic) How is the BS10 compared to Arc Z Slash?
    Thanks for the review.
     
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    it has a snappier feel than BG80. BG80 is more dull and less repulsion. VS850 has more feedback and more texture.

    i haven't tried the NBG98. i have used a ArcZ for around 2mins with questionable stringing so that doesn't qualify me for a comparison. ;)
     
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    Perhaps u can do a review again in 1-2mths time....like wat some players experience and posted in the earlier pages, i also felt the VS850 lost it's "playability" pretty fast.....when new, it's performs very well, repulsion is good and snappy, but from prolonged usage, the feeling deteriorates and becomes unplayable
     
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    will certainly do that. so far though, after 3+ sessions, it still feel snappy. even if it only last a month, i think it is worth it at around US$4.xx/pop.
     
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    Been playing a couple sessions (mainly with plastic, and 1 singles game with feather) with my RSL Silver X5 with the VS-850 string (Blue) and I have to say it's a great string, probably even a tad bit better than the BG-80 that I always play with (In terms of power, control etc.)
    Only problem is the string does tend to move ALOT.
     
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    ok. a bit more info about the string.

    not sure what it is, but it is not tension loss. i measure the tension loss of the VS850@24lbs on my MX80, it went from 1150 to 1070Hz. which by all measure is just around 2-3lbs, over the period of a month with pretty intensive play. that's very reasonable and probably better than most string.

    the playability didn't really suffer. i had some pretty hard games with it but while it didn't feel like new strings, the response, feel was still very good.

    i know, a contrast to the reviews here but that's how i felt it.

    i broke the one on my MX80 though on a mishit last week. gonna strung it again, this time at 25lbs to see how it goes.
     
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    I presume that you are a good stringer and had done all the necessary procedure for optimum stringing and to minimize tension loss. With all that done it still dropped 2-3lbs in tension.

    Just imagine certain unfortunate people who does not have the same stringing skills, expertise and experience like you and what would the rating like? 3-5lbs in tension loss? That is a lot.
     
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    true. but that's completely normal with any string. with any string, the 1 day, without hitting, you normally lose 1 lbs. with the first time in the court, another lb. and then play for a few more days, another pound.

    this is within normal behavior. what i am claiming is that it is not any different than other string but for some reason, people seems to think that VS-850 is worse.
     
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    kwun

    Did you prestretch?
     
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    using my machine's pre-stretch feature. yes. but not anymore than that.
     
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    I just tried out the vs850 today with my new bs10, strung at 23 lbs (yellow)

    I usually play with bg70 pro strung at the same tension. The vs850 feels a lot harder. Doesn't sound too different from my bg70pro. And the strings slide quite a bit.. kinda annoying.. hoping it will settle. I think I read somewhere that some of the colors are slippier others more grippier? anyone find this to be true? may consider getting a reel of the vs850s, but they only come in white so need ot make sure..
     
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    You can get a reel in black AFAIK
     
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    yes! keep us posted please!
     

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