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03-21-2012, 07:52 AM #1
If I like a Voltric 70, what else might I like?
Hi I had a go with a few rackets last night;
Voltric 70 - really liked it
Arcsaber Z Slash - proably too good for my skill, struggled to hit clean
Li Ning N50 - didn't feel anything special
Li Ning N33 - didn't like this much
Basically from what I have read people rave about the Voltric 80, does it play similar to the Voltric 70?
Also the Voltric Z Force, although expensive does it play anything like a Voltric 70?
I am coming from a fake Arc10, and play roughly 6 hrs a week.
03-21-2012, 09:10 AM #2
stock up on VT70 nothing quite like it.
Z force is very good, but need to be on par with it to use it (more training to be exact)
VT80 is hard to use for me.
i use a gosen ryoga issen aside from vt70 i keep those 2 in my bag
03-21-2012, 10:13 AM #3
try arc7, maybe victor mx60 or mx70 (not 80)?
arc6 - similar flex, probably more even balanced than vt70 though.
mx60 and mx70 could also be up your street (both are head heavy, 60=medium flex, 70=slightly stiff).
Last edited by amleto; 03-21-2012 at 10:16 AM.
03-21-2012, 10:34 AM #4
z-slash could also fit u
03-21-2012, 10:36 AM #5
VT70 is such a nice all around racket with slightly heavy on the head. It is a versatile racket too. You could try Arc 8 Dx, it may be as fast as VT70 or faster with head not as heavy as VT70.
You could try Victor MX70 & 80 as wel
03-21-2012, 12:00 PM #6
03-21-2012, 12:09 PM #7
I only had a short demo, mainly my smash felt very good (as I guess you test that first!), it also felt good blocking some shots, and the backhand seemed effortless.
Unfortunately I haven't really got access to loads of rackets to try and compare. Also as my racket is fake, I don't have a benchmark to go off.
Maybe I will like a head heavy racket, I am an average player, but I do alot of weight training too.
How do people buy rackets, just trial and error?
03-21-2012, 12:10 PM #8
Oh it was a 3U, grip seemed small but I always add a tacky overgrip on my rackets
03-21-2012, 12:28 PM #9
I went from a even-balanced+med stiff to head-light+flexible to head heavy+stiff. Sticking with head heavy+stiff cuz I'm playing singles more often than doubles. As soon as I get into more competitive doubles play...I'll probably be looking at even balanced+stiff.
The VT70 is supposed to be slightly head heavy + stiff. Maybe a Victor comparison would be MX70. Not MX80 cuz I think it's slightly head heavy+extra stiff.
Keeping asking. There's bound to be more suggestions.
03-21-2012, 12:32 PM #10
If you like the VT70, I'd say go for it. Each racket's got it's little perks and disadvantages, so to me the only way to find out is to use them in excess and gather experience from all sorts of rackets.
I've a couple of different racket types myself, and I found that with training, you'll come to grasp with the different traits of the rackets and each new racket you try can only add that little boost to your game.
I personally like a little variety in my games so I tend to pick a racket type to go with the mood of the day. Not recommended for people who want to win tournaments, but hey, it's a game first and foremost. Enjoy, sweat, and keep healthy!
03-21-2012, 03:33 PM #11
I think you should stay with the VT-70 as it is head heavy and has a medium flex shaft
maybe try the Nanospeed 9900 as the racket is fast in terms of moving around the court.
Z-Slash is fast and repulsive which you may like, but if you want to get a clean hit, I recommend you have to play the with the racket for 2-3 weeks
03-21-2012, 11:43 PM #12
i was a vt80 user, until i almost rip my arm off =.= then i switched to vt70. Cant say i dont like it, it is a decent racquet packed with quite a punch. However, after using it for a long while, i started to think it's too flex for me. Not sure whether it's getting flex-ier or my arm got stronger... Currently I'm using 4/5 stiff racquet (vt70 is 3/5 mid flex) and I find my shots are more accurate and powerful.
I think you should try some stiffer racquet, as you mentioned that you do a lot weight training. My current racquet is RKEP PRO9000, which it's a nice racquet, fast (might be on par or slightly faster than vt70) and powerful (for me, much powerful than vt70), and i love the loud bang when it hits!!! I was going for MX70, but out of budget. I've tried N50II too, but find it even flex-ier than vt 70.
Here i will slightly do some comparisons among the racquet i used with vt70. Hope it helps!! Happy hunting!!
Power: RKEP Pro9000 > N50II > VT70 > VT80 (Reason? I can barely hold it up after 1 big smash XD so it's basically just my problem)
Control: VT80 > RKEP Pro9000 > VT70 > N50II
Speed: VT70 > RKEP Pro9000 > VT80 > N50II
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03-22-2012, 01:55 AM #13
Given the price tag RKEP Pro 9000 is absolutely amazing racket...Worth to try..
03-22-2012, 02:02 AM #14
You could try Bravesword 15.
03-22-2012, 02:12 AM #15
03-22-2012, 08:30 AM #16
Ok after a chat with my coach, he is going to try and get the following rackets for me to play with
Li Ning N90
Babolat something or other
I doubt he can get his hands on a VTZF.
There may also be a possibility of buying the 'demo' rackets at a reduced price, if they are a decent discount I am pretty sure I would go for a demo racket as long as they are not bettered.
Where can I get a RKEP Pro 9000 from in the UK? Are they cheap? Are they a clone of something?
03-22-2012, 11:04 AM #17
VT80 £160 unfortunately no ex demo
VT70 £140 or £80 ex demo
ASZS £150 or £100 ex demo
I am going to have another play with the rackets, but the ex demo prices seem like a steal I may even buy both given the used prices in the UK.
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