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Yonex Voltric 80 ( VT80 )

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

  1. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    i wanted a 3UG5 but I forgot to ask the shop to give me, my mum was rushing me I couldn't choose, she couldn't be bother to be honest
    I want to try the Voltric Z-Force now imagine the power from that beast!!!!
     
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    U're using 3U as well?
     
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    Yep. For singles and doubles. Although I may switch and use an even-balanced racket for doubles. I'm a bit slower around the net with such a head heavy racket.
     
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    Well, I think that VT80 is quite slow for doubles as the game has a faster tempo. But, maybe a player with strong arm can benefit from it in doubles. I'd recently bought a Arc ZS (of course....lighter than VT80) to play in doubles. It provides me with better speed and faster net play.

    Nevertheless, VT80 is still my favourite racket for singles....awesome power and control!!!

    I really love my VT80....but I also hope the new VT-ZF will open a new chapter in badminton. Can't wait for it to arrive at my local stores. 1st batch will be somewhere in 5-6 March 2012.
     
  5. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

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    I understand your problem but recently I changed to a Voltric 80 (4UG4)
    I find that the Voltric 80 is slightly slower compared to the Arcsaber Z-Slash but that is because the frame is isometric than semi-isometric. Although my VT-80 is 4U it really helps when I play singles because I like the head being heavy then head light and since it is light it helps me move around the court well.
     
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    My 3U is only 86g (dry weight). So it's only 1g heavier than the heaviest 4U weight of 85g. So to me...not that big of a deal. Probably more of a difference if I went to the extreme...ie. 3U of 90g vs 4U of 80g.

    The difference has to be head weight (head heaviness) for manuverablility.
     
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    Hi guys, I'm considering between a 3u and a 4u Vt80. Is the 4u one fragile? Does a 4u one meant that the bp will be lower than its 3u counterpart? Or its just that the weight will be lighter while the bp remains about equivalent to that of the 3u?
     
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    If I am not mistaken, 4u BP is higher than 3u...
     
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    Fake/Damage Racket sold by Badmintonwarehouse.com

    Avoid buying rackets from badmintonwarehouse. They gives discount on high end rackets, but they are either fake or damaged items. They do not have any warranty unlike others stores. I do not know how they are in business in US.

    So I think better avoid buying high end rackets with large discounts.
     
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    dont worry about sohubuy, it is the same person from www.e78.com.hk (from what I heard)
    But its still better to buy from e78, when talking to the boss please speak in chinese or atleast simple english, e78 and sohubuy is a LEGIT store, so dont worry, last time I bought 3 rackets from e78 and its all legit, plus the response from the shop is fast and many people like the store :):cool:
     
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    Sure u can email him in chinese but not speaking to him in chinese :) He doesnt seems to understand much Mandarin and English in person tbh.
     
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    "Sure u can email him in chinese but not speaking to him in chinese He doesnt seems to understand much Mandarin and English in person tbh."

    in hong kong it's probably cantonese not mandarin.
     
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    Try speaking to him in Mandarin and English and he will give you the blur look. He will start chirping off when you speak to him in Cantonese. I can speak to him in Cantonese and only using Mandarin for the brand name like 'Li-Ning' and he can be lost too until i translate it to 'Lei Ning' in Cantonese :) I guess the younger ones in HK could understand but for a >50yo guy like Mr Chan , we can't expect him to be equally conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.
     
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    after 1month using this amazing racquet with 30lbs, nanology 95. Smash, flat swing and front court net attack are awesome. Able to produce much more solid power than armotec 900p. however not yet able to do defensive lift as i wish it could.
     
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    Had my VT80 3U for 2 weeks now, it is strung with BG66UM @22 lbs, I mainly play doubles and use plastics. Got it for £143 with 4 overgrips and next day delivery.

    After my first hour I thought I had wasted my money, it was so different to my fake Arc10, I was struggling with my timing, but I had produced a couple of hard smashes. The second hour of the session I was generating good power with my smash and drive, but felt different serving and drop shot.

    I have gradually got used to the 'feel' and weight of this racket, and so far so good. I have now clocked up 14 hours with this racket. Tonight my drop shot was working brilliant, my serve very consistant as usual, smash was good, drives and defense were strong, flat backhand was brilliant, unfortunately no racket can 'give' me a backhand clear, I simply cannot do them consistantly.

    Tonight I felt right at home with this racket, I have had no arm/shoulder pain from using it, most of my shots have improved, probably lost a little on smash defence, but think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

    In the UK it is very difficult to try rackets and make an informed choice, if you are looking at the VT80 you really need to try it. My skill level is probably at the lower end for this racket, and I think the VTZF would be a step too far for me right now, maybe a VT5 would have been a better choice, but my heart wanted a VT80 and thankfully it seems to be working.
     
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    I was speaking using mandarin with several youngster in HK with around 23 years of age, they still give the blur look, although may not as blur as Mr. Chan :D... They seems to understand English more rather than Mandarin..
     
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    In my opinion, 4U & 3U rackets would have the same BP. 4U racket will feel lighter overall, & lower swing weight.
     
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    vt80 is the best racket ever. enuf said. i'm going to buy another one for back up!

    for some reason, it's faring well with me playing doubles. it's not the fastest of rackets, but the control and power are excellent. i exchanged rackets between sw35, arc 8dx and volt 80 in some of the matches. here's my result; volt80>arc 8dx>sw35. in terms of head heavy rackets, this will be my mainstay. however, as for even balanced rackets, i'm still searching for the right one.
     
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    Would adding a few grams to the handle make it easier on the arm?
     
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    No. At most it will change the BP of the racket (at rest) but not the swing weight.
     

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