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03-10-2012, 05:47 AM #868
Well, i fixed that by going Pro.
03-10-2012, 08:24 AM #869
03-10-2012, 08:54 AM #870
I finally had some time with with VT-ZF. Tested alongside N90II and VT80.
The VTZF can really push the shuttle much faster - attacking clears are quite potent!!
Compared with the N90II the VTZF does not feel it loses any power while manueverability almost as good as the VT80. I'm going to play around with the balance point by adding a bit more weight to the handle to see if that improves overall feel of the racket (your mileage will vary here).
Stick smashes are extra deadly - who needs full wind up anymore?? Just jump and reach as high as possible and wrist snap
On the other hand... the new shaft seems to have more flex & delay and I think the timing of the takes some time to get used to. Will have to adjust to this and hopefully tweaking the balance point will help as well.
Placement, net play, fine control and blocking shots is much much improved from the z-slash. It did not take too long or too much effort to get it to an acceptable level unlike the z-slash (damn hard to get good at accurate defensive returns).
For people who don't like head heavy & stiff rackets or just don't like the VT80 - you ARE going to hate this. For most people (including me) I would go easy when first trying this racket as this racket can be swung very fast together with the head heaviness can easily pull some tendons on your wrist... go slow.
On the other hand, for people who loved AT700 - sorry people just get over it. The AT700 is history this racket feels nothing like the AT700. This thing hits just as solidly as an AT700 but is much much faster.
Will report again after session #2 (after tweaking the b/p and more practice time)
03-10-2012, 09:11 AM #871
Brought along an N90II as well and don't feel the VTZF losses anything in terms of power but it's a much faster racket to boot.
Stick smashing is very good - heck no need for full windup in many cases. Just jump reach high and snap that wrist!! Just be warmed up - I'm used to the VT80 stick smashing but this one you need to go slow at first....
In terms of net play, fine control and accuracy of defensive returns - very good. Didn't take much time to get used to it. Definitely not like the z-slash which was a disaster particularly in this area.
For players who hate stiff/head heavy rackets (i.e. VT80) - forget it - you will hate the VTZF even more.
For players who love the AT700 and are looking for a replacement - forget it as well. The VTZF is a completely different animal. The AT700 was good but modern rackets changes the game... speed, power, quick recovery and sudden attacks - AT700 just can't give you that. Time to move on people!!
Going to tweak my balance point a little and see if I can get this racket into the "zone". Will report back after my 2nd session (and hopefully a little more playing time).
Last edited by fly swatter; 03-10-2012 at 09:15 AM.
03-10-2012, 10:43 AM #872
03-10-2012, 12:48 PM #873
i have used vt z force for more than 4 nites......definitely...one of my preferred racket now..
or maybe i am using a 4U.... thats y its easily to use..
03-10-2012, 02:58 PM #874
Today at the Yonex All England, I got to have a few swings and looks at the racket, the rackets good but the shaft is shorter compared to the Z-Slash and the frame is slightly bigger than the Z-Slash. I tried to flex the shaft and the shaft felt stiff then extra stiff like the Nanospeed 9900 and Arcsaber 8DX
03-11-2012, 10:01 AM #875
So for the final draw - is it N90 or the VT-ZF? oh, and WHAT IS THE VT-ZF LTD LOOKING LIKE?! :O
03-11-2012, 12:22 PM #876
hmm.. I think vtzf so heavy.. That crushing lcw's shoulder.. Chong wei not defeated by lindan but by vtzf. Lol
03-11-2012, 12:39 PM #877
tested today with 3U
damn stiffer and heavier than vt80 but not much.
its definetly has much improved in term of speed ( designed to beat speedy player like LD)
ppl who cant handle vt80 plz stay out from vt ZF unless u buy for collection due to ego or for its paint.
ppl who use to play with heavy head racket than ur dream has come true.
its a near prefect heavy head racket from yonex.
03-12-2012, 01:23 PM #878
RKEP has the Voltric Z Force (3U or 4U in G5) listed on ebay today. Going for CDN $192 + shipping.
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03-12-2012, 03:34 PM #879
03-12-2012, 07:24 PM #880
03-12-2012, 07:54 PM #881
kinda ironic that the zf is advertised with "MASSIVE HEAVY SMASH" ...
when poor lcw wasn't able to perform such as advertised in the semi and final ae 2012
03-12-2012, 09:25 PM #882
03-12-2012, 10:00 PM #883
at least he did a pretty decent job in the first set, especially when you see his pain between each point. all in all, the largest mistake i notice is that his clears kept going out of bounds while being quite on the conservative side on the offence and he's defence was pretty spot on.
so you're probably gonna take note that even when you weild such a destructive weapon, you cant really use it most of the time. probably there will be a not so heavy head nor x-stiff version of the VT-ZF in the near future
03-12-2012, 10:17 PM #884
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