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Thread: Choosing new racket
05-07-2012, 03:43 PM #18
Thanks !!!! I have already read the review on badminton-coach.co.uk. It was quite helpful. However, he did not give a review on the 4U version of Z-Force so the review was missing some helpful info for me. DO you have links of big threads on vt80 and vtzf? If you do, it would be great if you can paste the link here. I would really appreciate it.
05-07-2012, 03:45 PM #19
its called search buddy... lets not be to lazy now...
05-07-2012, 03:49 PM #20
Oh I know. I have searched through but have not found a good one yet so I just asked for some recommendation.
05-07-2012, 11:08 PM #21
I always prefer 3u over 4u since smashing, the momentum would be bigger! You already chose an extra stiff n head heavy racket, why stuck with a 4u lol? Just my opinion :]
05-07-2012, 11:19 PM #22
Yeah, I am used to a 3U too (but my current racket is an even balance so I want a head heavy racket). So in this case, you are suggesting the 3U Voltric 80 over the 4u Z-Force?
05-07-2012, 11:21 PM #23
Yeah, u won't feel the 5g difference but the smash power is totally different from the 4u. Majority ppl use the 3u over the 4u too
05-07-2012, 11:31 PM #24
Thanks a lot for your input. Yeah, I was hesitating about the fact Z-Force is 4U in the States too. As I mentioned, I have been playing with a 3U so I am used to the weight. Is there any significant trade off between the Voltric 80 and Z-Force?
05-07-2012, 11:53 PM #25
If i aint mistaken it would be :-
i) extra stiff shaft/frame (added ex-HMG into it <<< no idea whats that lol)
ii) design >>> green black
iii) latest voltric series
i bet you already saw the 2012 catalogue ... you can do self comparison as much as u like here
http://www.yonex.com/badminton/webcatalog2012/#page=7 ! Good luck in your final selection ... almost there haha
05-07-2012, 11:57 PM #26
So in other words, Voltric 80 is not at any disadvantage compared to Z-Force?
05-08-2012, 12:00 AM #27
If you have a strong swing like lee chong wei.. VT ZF would be a killer since the extra stiff would give you more power on your smash. Stiffer shaft generates more power from powerful swing. Vt 80 dont lose out much, depends on your Strengh bro!
If you are confident your swing is swift and heavy ... Z FORCE!
05-08-2012, 12:04 AM #28
I would not call my swing as heavy so I guess Z-Force would not benefit me much. It looks like I am leaning toward 3U Voltric 80 now.
05-08-2012, 12:07 AM #29
yup, get a racket that suits you better .... for me, i cant handle the vt80 since my arm strength aint that good either. Voltric series aint for everyone =). The stiffer the racket, your arm would feel the pressure since it doesnt flex that much >.<! Anyway, the more you play with it, one would surely get used to it. Training~
05-08-2012, 12:10 AM #30
Just out of curiosity, what racket are you playing with?
05-08-2012, 12:13 AM #31
Head heavy >>> Victor MX80 (love it soo much , can say my power racket? lol)
Balance head >>> Li ning bp 770 ( double racket, stiff and have a good control)
05-08-2012, 12:18 AM #32
I did try my friends vt80 3u for one game ... i sprain my shoulder because of it. Really not for me lol so i bought the victor, the racket for me :P
05-09-2012, 08:28 PM #33
Thanks for your input. Yeah, I am trying to finalize my decision too. How much of a difference would you feel between a 3U even head and a 3U head heavy (Z-force's level head heavy)? Is it worth going to for the stiffer shaft of Z-force and sacrifice the weight 4U or going for the heavy weight of VT80 3U and sacrifice the shaft stiffness by a bit?
05-09-2012, 11:15 PM #34
Even head and head heavy balance point is different. When you hold the racket at the grip, you can feel a slight weight pulling you if it is head heavy (so, cant really answer this question, you should try to hold both racket and do a personal comparison)
Stiffer shaft would put more weight on your arm and shoulder since it doesnt flex that much but on the bright side ... you have more control and power
And seriously, since the racket you chose is the VT series that is already head heavy and stiff. The 3u weight should be the better choice since everything is hard and powerful. More weight = more power but more weight = you also need a good wrist/arm/shoulder and technique to handle it!
Hope this will further help you on your decision
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