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    Default even balanced + high stiff racket for doubles

    I'm currently using volt80 for doubles. it was good. until yesterday. when my opponents were delivering fast drives during doubles game. i could barely kept up. I had to change to arc 8dx, and managed to win, barely.

    I'm thinking of buying bs10 for spare. what do u guys think?

    another question, why do the pros selsom used arc z slash/arc 10 for doubles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverWalkAlone View Post
    I'm currently using volt80 for doubles. it was good. until yesterday. when my opponents were delivering fast drives during doubles game. i could barely kept up. I had to change to arc 8dx, and managed to win, barely.

    I'm thinking of buying bs10 for spare. what do u guys think?

    another question, why do the pros selsom used arc z slash/arc 10 for doubles?
    Several pros do use Arc 10 for doubles, i could only think of Alvent Yulianto uses Arc 10 now. Back then when it was being freshly introduced in the market a lot of pros player uses it, in singles & doubles. Such as Lee yong dae, Candra Wijaya, Tony Gunawan, etc..

    Regarding BS10, it is a fast racket, & way faster than VT80. However if the current backup racket works well, why do you want to buy BS10 instead..

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    Atm, i only have one even balanced racket. i need another one in case the string breaks. i don't want to buy another arc 8dx. prefer to try another even balanced racket to play with. feels that arc 8dx lacks power, as it tends more to accuracy.

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    Arc8dx doesn't lack power at all, the flex just don't appeal to everyone. If Arc8dx is too stiff, why not trying Arc10 instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sFrog View Post
    Arc8dx doesn't lack power at all, the flex just don't appeal to everyone. If Arc8dx is too stiff, why not trying Arc10 instead?
    yupp..... I do agree with sFrog!

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    How about Gosen Ryoga Shiden? I heard it's a good racket for double...fast and powerful.

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    I agree with Hellmoon! The Shiden is my go to doubles racquet! Lightning quick, stiff, and despite being even balance... I packs a wallop on clears and smashes! Shiden strung with BG66M is my favorite combination!

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    I had an Arc 009DX which is very stiff and even balanced. It's also less expensive than the 8DX. You might want to take a look at that one. I loved it very much.

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    If you like super stiff.
    Go for MX80
    If you like your VT80 that stiff level
    Go for MX70
    The meteor series will never go wrong in all double department.

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    i've never tried gosen rackets before. Gosen Ryoga Shiden, i'll try to take a look at that.

    sfrog, i like the extra stiffness because it helps me direct the shuttle wherever i want. the racket felt light to me. it's stupid, but is there such thing as a light racket? because all 3u rackets are 85g right?

    cloud_cw. i wanted to try out mx80, but it's rare here. the closest to that spec is bs10.

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    Lol.. you live in malaysia right?
    I don't think MX series not very rare among these famous shop like AJ , TimeSport , KD sport.
    If you like to play with fast and furious style this is the racket for you.
    Compare to BS10 is like give 10% of swing speed for 10% power.
    The racket weight and head heavy not much difference maybe the MX80 head will a'bit heavier than BS10.

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    If you want to stick with Yonex I recently switched from VT80(after about 3 months of playing with it as a replacement when my MP99 broke) to NR700RP as I almost only play mens and mixed doubles. Stiffness is similar to MP99 and VT80 in my opinion, and even thought the writing on the NR700RP says "Head light balance" it feels much like the even balance of the old MP99. Arc8DX was another racquet suggested to me when I was looking for a replacement for the VT80 that I found too head heavy for doubles. I find it a much more agile racket for defense/blocks/drives.
    Last edited by Zapirian; 04-24-2012 at 02:58 AM.

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    You guys must be super strong. Am an advance player and I find it very stiff after playing with it for a while. I have the prototype edition. Am playing on this monday in sunway club. Not Extreme Sunway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud_CW View Post
    Lol.. you live in malaysia right?
    I don't think MX series not very rare among these famous shop like AJ , TimeSport , KD sport.
    If you like to play with fast and furious style this is the racket for you.
    Compare to BS10 is like give 10% of swing speed for 10% power.
    The racket weight and head heavy not much difference maybe the MX80 head will a'bit heavier than BS10.
    Yes... It is quite common racket in Malaysia. Maybe there is nobody using it on your current club. If you play badminton on a sports hall where there are several courts, you could always look for MX80 to try out .. Just a chit chat with other guys on other courts, then you are ready to execute several hits with MX80 ..

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    Yea, but i'm in east malaysia. the only victor rackets available are spira, bs and sw.

    Zapirian. Do u know NR700RP balance point? I don't want a head light racket. Just worried it will affect my timing when switching to head heavy rackets.

    Licin. I doubt u'll let a stranger u just met plays around with ur rm500 racket. If u do, better keep a really close eye on him.

    do u guys use even balanced rackets for both double/single?

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    BS10 is a pretty good racket. stiff and slightly heavy head but quick!

    why dun you try the NS9900? it has more power than NR700rp but the NR is quicker at recovery especially for the pullback to ready the next shot for doubles flat exchages.

    the 8dx is the impoved arc10, no point going back

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    Balance point from the online store I bought it from(http://www.directbadminton.co.uk/ they test the racquets and give them their own ratings rather than just repeating manufacturers details) is listed as 299mm from handle. Doesn't say if that is dry or wet weight. But having both a MP99 and the Nanoray they feel about the same.

    Weight (grams): 88 g
    Balance: 299 mm from handle - Medium
    Flex: 54 mm - Stiff

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