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03-21-2012, 05:38 AM #1
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?
03-21-2012, 09:43 AM #2
did the string & string tension you apply on both rackets the same?
03-21-2012, 09:44 PM #3
Yes. Vs850 at 26x24
03-22-2012, 09:06 PM #4
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)
03-22-2012, 09:36 PM #5
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?
03-24-2012, 08:45 AM #6
Anyone who have played with both Arcsaber10 and BS10, can u pls comment how its stiffness compare...
03-24-2012, 09:08 AM #7
i think arc 10 is a little stiffer than bs 10
but by very little..
03-24-2012, 09:45 AM #8
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...
03-28-2012, 09:37 AM #9
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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