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07-21-2013, 12:01 PM #647
07-25-2013, 10:03 AM #648
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07-25-2013, 10:49 AM #650
07-26-2013, 01:24 AM #651
07-26-2013, 01:44 AM #652
Just read your review. A stiffer version of the LYD is basically the BS10. Can't remember if you've tested this or not, but if you think the LYD is too whippy, you might like the 10 better.
Also, note that the BS12 that LYD now uses is NOT the factory spec. The KRP BS12's are head heavier and stiffer (don't ask us why, we have no idea).
07-26-2013, 03:41 AM #653
The BS10, though stiffer than the BS LYD, is not as head heavy, right?
07-26-2013, 04:55 AM #654
Don't forget that while the BS10 and LYD look like they have the same dimensions, they are in fact slightly different. The shaft of the BS10 is a little slimmer, about 0.2-0.3mm thinner in diameter than the LYD and the frame width is almost 1mm thinner. Coupled with the lighter head, the BS10 is considerably faster than the LYD.
07-26-2013, 05:42 AM #655
Ok, I'm so confused.
All I want is a relatively fast, stiff racket that's got a bit more weight in the head than my 8DX for men's doubles. I thought t would be the LYD but now that's not considered stiff?
Maybe the JJS?
07-26-2013, 06:50 AM #656
I would say my LYD is about as stiff as my Arc8DX. But as the shaft is about 10mm longer than the 8DX and it has more head mass, it flexes a fraction more on full power smashes. And can generate more power in my opinion.
The BS10 is not for you if you're looking for more head weight than the 8DX.
07-26-2013, 08:51 AM #657
Of course then there was a 2 dot BS11 all of a sudden, even in DE I think (according to the catalogue at least iirc). Sounded more like a misprint, a dot reversal . But I should probably double check that as I know bump into a stiffness bar with BS 11 at about 2 dots on a TW website ...
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07-27-2013, 12:38 PM #658
I reviewed BS10 a long time ago and loved it - 5 star rating. However it's not available in UK or Europe any more so I have to look at other rackets.
I still like LYD racket. Surprisingly LYD is using a custom version of BS12 as you say. But why it's more head heavy and stiffer is anyones guess. Surely it would have been easier to modify his signature racket?
I'm testing Thruster tomorrow along with BS12 with Powerizer lead tape at 12 o'clock position.
DB Swansea, as far as I'm concerned and having played with 8DX and LYD, 8DX is stiffer.
07-27-2013, 02:10 PM #659
07-31-2013, 09:59 AM #660
It's not certain that the BS12 is "modified" but the KRP version is used by some pro players like TA and KSY and is stiffer and head heavier than usual.
I have just used the new LYD racket and it is very good but I am struggling to get speed into my smashes. I'm guessing it is to do with hitting the sweet spot with the right amount of flex in the shaft. It seems that smashes were faster with a controlled swing rather than a slog. Have other users found this?
07-31-2013, 10:07 AM #661
For all we know, the BS12 KRP is a prototype for a new BS racket. Just painted with old colours before official production. Nothing "normal" about it!
07-31-2013, 10:28 AM #662
08-02-2013, 05:19 PM #663
Are you saying his own country and international badminton community suddenly forgets he is a world reknown badminton player and expect less of him because he is using non signature racket?
It is more likely Victor want to sell their new racket so are asking him to use it. (whether it is a modified version or not.)
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