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11-08-2011, 07:58 AM #1
Yet another "Help me chose a racket" thread!
Okay, here's the deal.
The Victor MX80 is my go-to and has been for about 6 months now. I also have a Victor BS11 as my "boo hoo I'm having an off day / I'm sleepy" racket.
Got some money from a recent sale so I was thinking either getting another BS11, or being adventurous and trying something else.
I'm actually contemplating something similar to the BS11 but another brand. Something mid-stiff and forgiving, slightly head heavy at about 295mm net. The MX80's are 299mm BP so I could handle anything under that.
Brands? No Apacs.
I do like to be leftfield so probably no Yonex and LiNing might be out of my budget.
11-08-2011, 11:11 AM #2
babolat? I wonder when kwun will finish his review....
a panda racket?
11-08-2011, 11:46 AM #3
RSL X5 Silver from RKEP. Going for around $140. I was contemplating on getting this racket since it is slightly head heavy and mid-stiff. Sorta like the MX70 in terms of stiffness/head heavy. But I recall you didn't like your MX70 so I'm not sure if you'd enjoy similar specs. It may or may not suit you but the only way to know is to try.
11-08-2011, 05:15 PM #4
Nah it's not like I didn't like the MX70, it's just that it didn't really accomplish anything my BS11 didn't, and I already have the MX80 so it was really just more of the same / too similar. RSL might be something to look at, I'll do some research.....
11-08-2011, 05:47 PM #5
What about Gosen Ryoga series from MBS? But I think they have an Oval head instead of Isometric. So a smaller sweet spot.
11-08-2011, 06:12 PM #6
Fleet! I've always heard good things about their top end models.
11-08-2011, 06:27 PM #7
You're right, they do look top shelf the Fleets. The 888 or whatever it is is essentially an MX80 though.What about a TC700? Do I want to inflict myself with one of those? lol
11-08-2011, 06:44 PM #8
Then you can switch to the MX80 when you get tired ... good thinking .
11-08-2011, 06:54 PM #9
Bwahaha! Nice one.
11-08-2011, 07:25 PM #10
Maybe the GP-80?
11-08-2011, 07:41 PM #11
get a Sotx woven....
11-08-2011, 08:53 PM #12
Okay......I bought a Kason C7
11-08-2011, 09:04 PM #13
11-08-2011, 09:12 PM #14
and there was me thinking you was on a "limited" budget. lol
11-08-2011, 10:10 PM #15
I am on a limited budget! I sold my MX70 for what I paid for it, so technically it only cost me 65 bucks! That's how it works, right Anyway, now as a Kason user I must argue that LiNings are just rebadged Kasons and that if they didn't buy out Kason they wouldn't know how to make a racket! Haha!
11-09-2011, 12:15 AM #16
Okay, so here's some all important statitics!
Kason C7 Twister
85g dry, 91g net
String VS850 @ 24lbs
Grip RKEP Ultimate replacement
For reference, both my MX80's are 92g / 299 BP, so through no good judgement on my behalf, my new Kason is a very nice specification indeed! A bit head heavier than the MX80's, and a smidge lighter. Interestingly, I weighed every C7 they had in the shop and I stopped weighing them because they were all exactly 85g.
Now for some crap photos!
11-09-2011, 12:29 AM #17
Nice. Give a review when you have time.
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