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10-08-2011, 11:10 AM #1
ARC10 user, need a second racquet...
Currently I use an ARC10 - its around 2 years old and I would like another racquet as I only have one and I am playing more and more, around 3 times a week for 2-3 hrs per session. My standard is league/county and I play mostly mens doubles however, I do enjoy the odd game of singles.
I am looking for a racquet that has power in smashing as now and again I struggle to produce a lot of power with the ARC10. I don't like heavy racquets nor do I like quite head heavy racquets however I prefer head heavy over head light. I don't like extra stiff racquets and stiff-medium is preferred. I would say I am a fairly offensive player but I do like to play defensive as well - I reckon my drops are better than my smashes. So what do you think I should get next? I am looking at the Victor BS series as they have had so much praise. The racquets that I have researched a lot include: Victor MX80, MX70, BS9-12, SW36/37. Yonex z-slash, VT70/80.
10-08-2011, 11:22 AM #2
VT70 or MX70. Both are mid-stiff and slightly head heavier than your Arc10.
10-08-2011, 11:26 AM #3
Ok thanks, i'll look into these slightly more.
10-08-2011, 12:24 PM #4
Btw for doubles, to improve the speed at which you hit shuttles do you think a head heavy racquet is better compared to having an extremely quick and light racquet? (This came into my mind as I am now borrowing a friends ARC7 to see if I like head lighter racquets or not).
10-08-2011, 12:30 PM #5
If you can try a RSL X5 Silver. Its slightly headheavy, not to stiff and a very forgiving racket to play with.
10-09-2011, 07:09 AM #6
You could try the Arcsaber Z-Slash as it is slightly faster than the Arcsaber 10 and I have the Arcsaber Z-Slash and I have played with the Arcsaber 10
I think the Arcsaber Z-Slash wouldn't be a bad choice as it is even-balanced to head heavy and it is a good racket to play in doubles and singles as the racket is light even though it is a 3U racket.
10-09-2011, 10:20 AM #7
My preferred specs are similar to yours and my top two rackets are the MX70 closely followed by the BS12. The MX70 has slightly more umph than the BS12 and is a great all round racket.
10-09-2011, 01:01 PM #8
Thanks for those responses, hopefully I'll be able to try a Z-Slash tomorrow night as a club mate has one. As for the Victors', i'm tempted to just take pot luck and order one or two and then return them if necessary.
10-09-2011, 03:31 PM #9
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10-10-2011, 02:04 AM #10
i feel that my arc z is quite flexible, great for singles, at first i thought my SW35 is light, but the more i use it the more it feels like head heavy, just like my armortec900t, my voltric 70 is almost identical to the 900t, both fairly light weight with a bit of head heaviness. overall the sw35 feels the best playing in my hand, but for you sw35 or the armortec900t might be suitable for you. i also use my arc9 quite a bit because it's lighter but i haven't tried the arc9fl yet.
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