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    Default BS10 vs Arc10 Stiffness/Head heaviness

    I was using a Arc10 for quite sometime and recently moved to Victor BS10. From the specs, both of them are rated stiff and even balance. From what I could understand from various posts here, Arc10 should be evenbalance slightly leaning towards head heaviness.

    But, when I used BS10 for the first time, I felt it much more stiff and slightly more headheavy that Arc10. One reason I can think of for head heaviness is that I am using G2(equi to YY G5) where as for Arc10 I was using a G4.

    So my question is this. If I rate MX80 as 10 for stiffness and VTZF as 10 for headheavy where would BS10 and Arc10 stand in ratings in comparison?

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    did the string & string tension you apply on both rackets the same?

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    Yes. Vs850 at 26x24

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    rc Saber 10 G4 vs BS 10 G3

    Victor grip code is slightly confusing if we want to compare it to Yonex grip code however a G3 factory circumference for Victor is near to 3.5 inches similarly to a G4 factory circumference to a Yonex racket.

    Assuming if the below parameter is the same for both the Victor BS 10 and the Arc S 10 when we are using it:

    - Grip size : BS 10 = G3 vs Arcs 10 = G4
    - No lead tape applied and factory grip is intact for both rackets while using it
    - Similar replacement grip design and technique used for both racket
    - Similar stringing specification and brand used

    Then my opinion, the Balance for both rackets should be:

    - Arc S 10 = 7 ( Even Balance )
    - BS 10 = 8 - 8.5 ( Between even balance and slight head heavy)

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    Thanks mate.. Yes, I was aware of this grip size differences of Yonex and Victor. Thats y i said about using a yonex G5 equivalent for victor.. If its 8.5 head heavy compared to 7 of Arc10, then no wonder I felt more head heavier when I used the BS10...

    Btw, what about the stiffness rating for both? Any idea?

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    Anyone who have played with both Arcsaber10 and BS10, can u pls comment how its stiffness compare...

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    i think arc 10 is a little stiffer than bs 10

    but by very little..

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    hmm... I was hoping for the other way round... BS10 a bit stiffer than Arc10... I am currently selling all my other rackets and sticking to Even balance/ stiff rackets.. One from Yonex .. One from Victor.. Don want they both to vary too much in specs...

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    After playing for some more sessions, and doing a couple of manual bend tests, I am pretty sure that my BS10 sample is pretty stiff... I have played with some stiffer rackets like NS9900, 9000, Armortecs, voltric80 etc.. so I am not that alien to stiff rackets. But somehow this feels a bit more stiffer. I am having AU code, since BS10 stiffness varies based on country, could that be a cause?

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