Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Yonex Voltric 80 ( VT80 )

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by fiq_axis, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. LD rules!

    LD rules! Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    5,598
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Earth
    For the last time: this racket is not heavy! Nor is it that head heavy. I dont have a clue when people complain that it's too heavy...
     
  2. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    9,825
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    When was the first time? :D
     
  3. Sealman

    Sealman Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,244
    Likes Received:
    17
    Occupation:
    Racquet Collector
    Location:
    Singapore
    Well everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I always thought you're a professional player and nothing is too heavy for you...

    and yes I found the 3U VT80 heavy too :)
     
  4. LD rules!

    LD rules! Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    5,598
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Earth
    I'm not a pro player, but I just think that people portray it to be heavier than what it is, I'm holding one I'm my hand as I type, and also have a AT700, and the VT80 is much lighter, and less head heavy. Even my MX80 feels more heavy (overall weight, not head weight) than VT80 (both 3U)

    I'm not saying that people aren't entitled to their opinions, just saying that I don't think it's as heavy as people make it out to be.
     
  5. sFrog

    sFrog Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Germany
    I, however, just complain it flexes to much due to my rotation during hard strokes. If it would be extra stiff and a tad more aerodynamic than it would be great for me. This is actually the reason why I am so curious about the Z-Force...
     
  6. sxg2009

    sxg2009 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    Smash accuracy with VT80

    I am having less accuracy with my smashes with 3U-G4 VT 80. The racket is strung at 24 lb. I feel the head is flexing too much. Am I doing some mistake in holding the racket? How to solve this problem? Recently I am back to my T200 to avoid this problem.
     
  7. sFrog

    sFrog Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Germany
    Are you sure it is the head? For me it was the shaft. What string are you using?
     
  8. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London
    Has anyone bought this is in Mybadmintonstore in the actual store in Hong Kong ?
    I'll be going over to Hong Kong next week I want to know the price of the racket in the store..
     
  9. mms6a

    mms6a Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Smasher
    Location:
    TYO, JP
    I prefer my VT-60 better
     
  10. sxg2009

    sxg2009 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    Smash accuracy with VT80 - Updated

    Improved now - I am following coach Lee's video in you-tube. Very helpful. There is a big difference in playing with VT 80 and feather shuttlecock. Unlike Mavis 350 (slow) the feather slows down quite a lot and I can really do very powerful and sharp smashes.
     
  11. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London
    I bought myself a Voltric 80 (4UG4) I can't wait to test it out!!!
     
  12. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Working to pay for badminton stuff
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    I agree with your assessment of the VT80 and plastics. I find my smashes (while harder) are not as accuracte and steep with plastics compared to feathers. My timing is off with plastics. I'm thinking of getting/using a less head heavy racket for playing with plastics.
     
  13. NeverWalkAlone

    NeverWalkAlone Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Bought volt80 3ug5. Awesome racket. Compared to at700 2008, felt really heavy overall. Used it to play doubles these last few days, and loved it. Improved my win-lose percentagess:D. Now, my at700 felt too light that i had to put electric tape on the head just to retain head heaviness almost equal to volt80.

    Bit concerned though. That it might clashed with my partner's.
     
  14. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London
    I finally was able to test out this racket but I tested it out at school and I used Yonex Mavis 2000 but I absolutely love this racket the power of this racket and it felt great!
     
  15. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Working to pay for badminton stuff
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Another believer :cool:
     
  16. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London
    haha I have tried it before but it was the tension or grip I like but now with my own personal preference I love it !!!
     
  17. ssj100

    ssj100 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Sietch Tabr
    That's the beauty of the VT80 - if you objectively measure it, it's actually very head heavy. However, Yonex have designed it so that it doesn't "feel" that way. Apparently this is a trademark of the Voltric series. Will be interested to see what the VT-ZF brings us.
     
  18. kaynofx

    kaynofx Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Terengganu, M'sia
    I was frustrated with this racket at first. However, after more than 10 sessions with it, I can already handle the racket. Mine is 3UG5....
     
  19. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London
    I have a 4UG4 I love it so much!! The power is .... Tomorrow I'll be able to test the racket with feather shuttles
     
  20. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Working to pay for badminton stuff
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Imagine the power you could get with a 3U.
     

Share This Page