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    Quote Originally Posted by ioxyg3n520 View Post
    I used to use this "fake" racket which was supper light. It was effortless to move around. Then a week ago i switched to the 4U VT80 and I found that it was much heavier therefore for the first time even my shoulder got sore rather than just my forearm. Also I just want a racket that is a little bit less stiff than the VT80 And my swing speed is much slower than my old "fake" racket. I really like to try out the BS series so I wanted to find a BS that best suits what I need.
    i see... the vt80 is a pretty demanding racket even in 4u, due more to its head heaviness (bp 310!)

    what's your playing level like? intermediate, beginner? singles, doubles?

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    I think I might be playing doubles this year but I will also play some singles. I think I am intermediate or "advanced" beginner"

    btw. what does bp mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioxyg3n520 View Post
    I think I might be playing doubles this year but I will also play some singles. I think I am intermediate or "advanced" beginner"

    btw. what does bp mean?
    bp=balance point in mm... its a measure of head heaviness. you want more for singles and less for doubles, generally speaking

    in that case, you can consider the 3u bs11 or 10... not the bs15 because its semi oval frame shape with smaller sweet spot

    if you feel you have good arm strength, you can also consider the mx60 or mx70

    meanwhile, save the vt80 for singles... it is excellent for that

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    Is it ok if I ask you why the BS11 over the BS12 and wouldn't the 3U just be heavier than the 4U VT80?

    Also do you know if the BS11 is more or less stiff than the 4U VT80?
    Last edited by ioxyg3n520; 02-14-2012 at 01:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioxyg3n520 View Post
    Is it ok if I ask you why the BS11 over the BS12 and wouldn't the 3U just be heavier than the 4U VT80?
    heh... from bad experience with bs12 i suppose... for the life of me, i couldn't clear baseline to baseline with it. i could feel the shaft bend when i hit .... somehow, flexy head light rackets and me don't get along

    3u is heavier overall, but you have to consider the swing wt more... even though 3u bs11 is heavier in total than the 4u vt80, its swing wt is much less because of less head mass due to thinner frame design. hence, the 4u latter will still hit harder than the 3u former

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    Sorry I have been asking so many questions so far. But I hope this is my last ones ;D
    1) Would the 4U BS11 lose that much power and such from the 3U BS11?
    2) Would I like the BS11 much more if I wanted a lighter racket when smashing and manuevering compared to the VT80?

    Thanks!!

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    bs series in 4u is definitely not recommended... not enough oomph for offensive play or even simple baseline to baseline clears.

    you'll love a 3u bs11 for doubles, just the right balance for offense and defence... if you're strong you can even consider the mx60 or 70

    btw, you can also post in the victor fan club thread here to ask for more advice from others on which victor racket would fit you best:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ctor-fans-club

    there are a lot of helpful posters there too with experience with sw, mx, and bs series

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    Ok thanks for all the help!

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    i would say bs09 is the best for me

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    racket is personal, try everything and find out the one is the best for u ^_^

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    my vote for best bs.. is

    bs9

    cos its even balanced n even flex..(not stiff n not soft)

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    I'd still say the BS11

    Its the only Bravesword that 'feels' head-heavy (even thought the BP is the same as the 10, the mid flex makes it feel head-heavier.)

    If you're coming off a VT80, no Victor will have a similar feel because the Voltrics carry pretty much all their weight at 12 o'clock.

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    I have both a BraveSword and a VT80 at the moment, and I can't use the VT80, it's too head heavy for me... While as the BraveSword (LYD in my case) is still rather heavy for me (I'm a NS9900 user, so I come from head-light series) but I love it. It swings fast like a NS9900 but it's not exactly head-light either!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    in that case, you can consider the 3u bs11 or 10... not the bs15 because its semi oval frame shape with smaller sweet spot
    Hi visor... Have you ever tried to play the BS15 ? I'm wondering how is it compared to BS-LYD.

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    BS11 3U is a very good racket, very fast and powerful. It is not as powerful as V80 4U but more manoeuvrable because of the balance point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoutsu View Post
    I have both a BraveSword and a VT80 at the moment, and I can't use the VT80, it's too head heavy for me... While as the BraveSword (LYD in my case) is still rather heavy for me (I'm a NS9900 user, so I come from head-light series) but I love it. It swings fast like a NS9900 but it's not exactly head-light either!!
    You should be playing with the BS12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maklike Tier View Post
    You should be playing with the BS12.
    Agree. Your best bet is BS12. I'm curious about this racket myself. I have a BS15 and pretty pleased with how it performs, but in your case, BS12 should suit you more.

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