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02-09-2012, 05:19 PM #1
Powerful racquet for intermediate player
I'm a french intermediate player, and I look for a racquet which give me more power than my NS9900.
I love the NS9900, but I have some power's problems, particulary when I'm late and with these cold temperatures... I'm a moderate offensive player, with good skills on net, a correct smash and a weak clear backhand.
I selected differents racquets, like new Babolat serie (Satelite 6.5 Lite and Essential), do you have any ideas of racquets which can suit (any brands) ?
Thanks for your help,
02-09-2012, 06:59 PM #2
a slightly flexier head heavier racket from yonex will sort you out, like vt70 or arc 10
ns9900 demands a high swing speed for power, which is difficult to do in colder temperatures as you have experienced
02-09-2012, 07:23 PM #3
Apacs slayer 99
02-09-2012, 10:00 PM #4
two racquets I can recommend:
1) the coaching100
2) the weight-training200
I suggest option1 because in addition to a more powerful smash, all your other shots will improve as well.
02-10-2012, 12:07 AM #5
Apacs Lethal 90 /100, easy rackets to clear the shuttle to the back of court
02-10-2012, 05:15 AM #6
02-10-2012, 05:58 AM #7
@fidget : hahaha don't worry, I love sarcasm, even if this one isn't very original
02-12-2012, 09:51 PM #8
NS9900 is an extra stiff but even balanced racket.
To help your power strokes you could either go slightly heavier head like Victor MX80 or go slightly more flexible like ArcSaber 8DX.
02-13-2012, 06:02 AM #9
@topic owner: Test some various rackets if possible.
Worth to test (which I've tested too): Arcsaber 10, SW37, N90 (NOT N90-2), N70
I think there aren't many rackets which can be stated as "for pro only"...
If your arm is strong enough and you've got a strong stamina -> try Voltric80 in 4U
02-13-2012, 12:16 PM #10
@Accordaz : I have already tested the Arc10, but I have very bad feeling with it .
I have some doubt about the N90, is its heavier head not too important compared to the NS9900 ?
I'll take a look on SW37 and N70. I thought of 4U Voltric 80, but it's hard to find one in France (all Yonex racquets are in 3U) .
@moomoo : I'll test a 4U MX80 this week . I'll see after for Arc8DX.
Thanks for your two opinions !
02-13-2012, 01:15 PM #11
SW37 is very popular in this forum I also got one. But unfortunately in 4U. I can not recommend it in 3U, unless you play with plastic shuttles only.
02-13-2012, 06:52 PM #12
U can try yonex ti10, feels like ns 9900
02-13-2012, 09:01 PM #13
@Accordaz : There is also the MX60, which seems to be an equivalent of SW37. What do you think about that ?
@a|extan : another racquet added to my list... Rhalala, so much choices ^^ !
02-13-2012, 09:12 PM #14
if you're coming from the extra stiff ns9900, imo, you wouldn't like suddenly going to medium flexy rackets like mx60 and sw37
you should aim for moderately stiff and slightly head heavy rackets to achieve your original purpose as stated in post 1
rackets like: mx70, sw30, vt70, arc10
it's very unusual for someone not to like the arc10 as you have tried... more likely that you didn't like the strings on the sample that you tried
02-13-2012, 09:30 PM #15
My problem with the Arc10 is an impression of "heaviness", whereas NS9900 is really light... I don't understand why I have this problem, but I can't play with Arc10...
Concerning other racquets, what do you recommend me, 3U or 4U ?
Last edited by en3rgizR; 02-13-2012 at 09:38 PM.
02-13-2012, 11:16 PM #16
arc10 has a bp around 295-300mm, which is slightly slower for defence but smashes will be better
coming from such a headlight racket to a head heavier one, you have to adjust your swing a bit, ie use more shoulder and upper body power to wind up into the shot... you can't do those quick snappy wrist shots as easily .... that's the compromise you have to accept for more powerful racket.
if your current racket is 3u, then stick with 3u of the rackets mentioned above.... unless it was the vt80, then you need 4u for doubles.
02-14-2012, 01:26 AM #17
My Arc10 has a bp of 295, without strings, but 0,70mm overgrip with minimum overlap.
It's true that Arcsaber10 isn't the lightest. Especially when you "just" hold it in your hand. But on the court, it is a good allround racket in my opinion and also easy to play like other 3U rackets. It's not really noticable heavier.
Maybe you should try it more than once. I needed 1 - 2 weeks to be confident. Now I do not regret a second.
I think a racket like Arc10 with a bpm around the 295 - 300 would be a good racket to "adapt" the head heaviness, because you come from a head light racket.
I don't have MX-60, so I can't compare.
Also do mind about the stiffness of a racket as visor has mentioned. SW37 is definitely not stiff. It's not really flexible but it's not stiff.
If you're interested in new rackets you may also consider:
Yonex NanoRay 700FX
Victor Bravesword 15
Victor Bravesword LYD
Victor Superwaves 30
There are also many other "older" but interesting Victor rackets like SW35 (super stiff like NS9900?).
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