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Voltric 80 shape/design

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by fungogh, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. fungogh

    fungogh New Member

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    greetings guys,
    I acquired a VT80. I spent some time investigating it in a little bit more detail.
    While all the serials (engraving and also logic), hologram sticker, tension and grip size engravings, butt cap (color) are fine, I noticed 1 thing. The thickness of the T-joint. This is my first VT (or say head-heavy Yonex). Until today I only played Nanospeeds (NS8000, 9900). Yonex says this is their thinnest frame yet manufactured. I compared it to my old NS8000 (2008) and can see a the difference. I can clearly recognize that the NS8000 shaft is thinner from both angles- front and side/profile. The difference on T-joint is even bigger. I know NS's got slim heads, this VT80 has thicker head frame all over too.
    I don't suspect fake product (comes from official distributor/Germany), but still have a question: is this shape and thickness of the T-joint typical for a head heavy VT/AT series? I saw such thick joints only older low-end Carlton and Babolat rackets. What do you guys think from the pictures (side-by-side with my genuine NS8000)?

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    did Yonex say VT80 have the slimmest head? i thought they only say it has the slimmest shaft.

    but in any case, don't trust what the marketing dept says. :)

    the best would be to compare it with another VT80 that is known to be genuine. and use a digital caliper to measure it instead of eyeballing. the color and shadow can do strange things to our mind.
     
  3. Justheretoplay

    Justheretoplay Regular Member

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    They did advertise it as the thinnest shaft, and as to why the t-joint is fatter is probably because of the tri-voltage system so it is thicker there. You wouldn't want a racket with a t-joint unproportional to the frame.. :rolleyes:
     
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    you wouldn't want to have a wimpy thin t-joint on a such a head heavy racket like vt80 and vtzf... ;)

    and from those pics, the vt80 shaft is slimmer
     
  5. fungogh

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    hey visor, Justheretoplay,
    that is exactly what I mean, was only curious and wanted to know if that is a typical sign of a head-heavy construction and also I don't have another racket with such balance to compare it against.
    The point I was also making is that when a fake is manufactured; besides the common checklist we all are familiar with, it has to be a challenge for the counterfeit manufacturer to produce detailed copy just because of the complex, highly advanced manufacturing and design process Yonex is applying on their high-end products.
     
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    and i am still not clear what a thinner shaft really mean in terms of playability and performance.

    Yonex marketing department at work again.
     
  7. Justheretoplay

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    It'll probably give you 1 or 2% less air resistance, but Yonex will market it as "significantly faster racket head speed". ;)
     
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    Look what i found on the net.. anyone dare to buy?

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  9. swunk

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    that's a clear fake
     
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    Can't get more fake than that.
     
  11. Elisha

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    Unless Aliexpress states it is original or genuine, it is always a replica.
    They do sell originals but the price is similar to other more reputable dealers!
     
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    If you see "bulk" anywhere in the description ... move along ;)
     
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    the yonex logo on that thing is sideways, not even horizontal characteristic of fake brahh
     

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