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    Default Need a racket recommendation for me >.<

    Previously i bought a arcsaber 10 2UG5, using it is quite heavy for me, it does give me nice and power smash and clear shots but make my hand get easily tired....so then i trade it with arcsaber 10 3UG4, this racket give me more on control but lack of the smashing power and clear shots..

    I went for a lesson of badminton class and the coach said that my swing for smash is no problem.

    therefore, i am looking for more suitable racket for me. arcsaber 10 2U is heavy for me and cant use for long time, 3U is not that powerful for smashing...

    i got 2 racket on my mind that is yonex voltric 80 and victor mx-80. vt-80 is head heavy and mx-80 is wide body... which of you guys would use if at my position ? or any others racket can recommend ?

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    Go for the Voltric 80.

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    this has been discussed a lot but for smashing: try victor SW35, its better than MX80 (stiffer too)
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...96#post1759396

    between VT80 and MX80, VT80 is better at smashing but if you smash a lot, you'll be tired by the end of the hour. MX80 is faster & better control
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...31#post1663231

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    A little more background would help.
    What level of play would you put yourself at? Say 1 is novice/beginner, and 5 is good intermediate, 10 is pro...
    Waht do you play mostly? Singles? Doubles? Mixed?
    What's your style? Aggressive/attacking, defensive, all-round?
    What's your hitting style: long swings, short swings?

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    Red your question about using a different string:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ange-my-string
    Since you ask for comment from a Pro, I did not post there.

    I think the problem is not the string but you tried a heavy racket with a smaller grip size and a light racket with a larger grip size. A larger grip size gives you more control, but will have a negative impact on the wrist speed (power). A small grip will make it easier to use your wrist, but you will suffer in control. Also a racket with a smaller grip feels more heavy and contra to a larger grip which makes the racket feels lighter. That's why I always use the same grip size as reference. I would suggest to use a 3U-G5 racket or a 2U-G4 racket.

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    the grip size shouldn't make the racket feel lighter/heavier right? only shifts the balance point.

    bigger grip = more control but you'll lose "feeling" so your touch will be off. i had this problem when i decide on my grip as well, so i wrap my grip like a cone :P

    i'm not saying you're wrong, my friend plays with 3 overgrips and he has the meanest drops and net play i've seen but his smash suffers though. plus somehow the thicker grip = less strain on the arm

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    but now my arcsaber 10 is 3UG4, although the original grip has been taken off by the previous owner, i had the stringer pull out the replacement grip. put a new think replacement grip and with a new overgrip on it.. the feeling is almost same as the arcsaber 10 2UG5 original grip + overgrip... so i think grip size is not a problem for me..

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    At least you guys tried. I always bought my rackets in Asia because there was no G4 available here. One time, I bought a G3 racket here in the Netherlands and we couldn't play with it, although we played with the racket before. After a few experiments, we discovered the differences between a small and a large grip. To feel the differences, try to exaggerate things. Put 3 times overgrip and no grip at all. Because the grip is larger, the control is better, but you cannot move your wrist as you like. The larger grip also makes it feel like the racket is lighter because you don't have to hold it so tight. Cannot explain it really. You just have to try and make up your mind. There is a reason why tennis rackets and squash rackets have larger grip.

    Play the ARC10 differently. The 3U-G4 more with your wrist, and the 2U-G5 more with swing. I have good results with NBG98, if you really want to try a different string, but the BG66U is already a string with high repulsion. If you get tired from a 2U Arcsaber, you won't like a Voltric. I like the ARC10 and can also play very well with the MX80, but the MX80 will feel heavier, so I don't know if you would like this either. If you like the ARC10, the cheapest way is to use lead tape...
    Last edited by CarbonexFan; 11-04-2011 at 07:51 AM.

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