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    Ok, so now I've been playing with my VT-70 4U for almost 3 months now and I'm extremely happy with it. It handles perfectly well for me. Now that I've gotten used to this racket, the devil in me is awakening slowly and is enticing me to buy a new racket now.
    The only gripe I have about the VT-70 is that it doesn't provide as much power as I'd want from it. Obviously since its a 4U, it falls short in the absolute power department. I am now thinking of buying a similar racket with a little more weight behind it i.e. a 3U racket. Now I know that the obvious answer is to go for the VT-70 3U version (and probably I may just end up with it). It's just that, I usually am loathe to buy the same racket twice and I like to have variety in my rackets.

    Could you guys suggest some rackets with similar flex to the VT-70 and just as head heavy (even a bit more would be fine) in 3U. I do have a VT-5 in 3U and it plays good as well but its a bit too flexible for me I guess. I read that the Bravesword series rackets play very fast i.e. cut through the air very fast. Are there any rackets in that series with a flex similar to VT-70 and head heavy?? Or any other brand for that matter....
    Any suggestions???

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    BS LYD might be the 1 u r looking for ^_^ i have one and it just work soooo fine for me, its 3u version, control, drive, netplay is very good, lacking lil bit, just a lil bit like 8.5/10 as im not a heavy smasher so the racker is so fine for me

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    lacking of power i mean*

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    Braveswords are incredibly fast, swing like blade cutting through the air, but I am afraid they are not the hammer type you are after (BS LYD being slightly head heavy). LYD is an excellent doubles racquet, especially so for the front player.

    I recommed you try Victor Superwaves 35. If you want a stiffer shaft with a higher BP from Yonex's offerings, try VT 80 or VT ZF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie0517 View Post
    ... If you want a stiffer shaft with a higher BP from Yonex's offerings, try VT 80 or VT ZF.
    Ya, the problem is, I have already played with a friend's VT-80 and at that time, I found it to be too stiff for my taste. Is it just because, I was trying it for the first time? Should I still buy a stiffer racket and try and get used to it?? What say guys??

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    I'd say MX60 would be very similar to the VT70 in flex and head heaviness. Would swing faster too as it's more aerodynamic cross section. But please get it in 3U!

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    I'd say MX60 would be very similar to the VT70 in flex and head heaviness. Would swing faster too as it's more aerodynamic cross section. But please get it in 3U!
    Is it just as Head heavy??

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    I dont know vt70 bp, but my mx60 is ~310mm with strings

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    Yep my mx60 was bp 305mm with strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Yep my mx60 was bp 305mm with strings.
    did you also add any grip?

    After I switched the victor grip (all of these are terrible with no adhesive except for at the ends!) with an rkep one the bp was more like 305

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    Quote Originally Posted by amleto View Post
    did you also add any grip?After I switched the victor grip (all of these are terrible with no adhesive except for at the ends!) with an rkep one the bp was more like 305
    No, just factory grip. With rkep g09 white, bp becomes around 297.

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    Thanks guys! After all the nice reviews, I may as well get an MX-60. The only problem is, MX 60 is not available in Germany. Any workaround for this issue?
    On a different note though, are the Meteor series faster than the Bravesword series of rackets. For eg. is the MX 60 faster than the BS 11??

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    Quote Originally Posted by uselessmail View Post
    Thanks guys! After all the nice reviews, I may as well get an MX-60. The only problem is, MX 60 is not available in Germany. Any workaround for this issue?
    On a different note though, are the Meteor series faster than the Bravesword series of rackets. For eg. is the MX 60 faster than the BS 11??
    Hey - MX60 will be available in Europe next month.

    On a second note - I think the BS11 is faster than the MX60 (I play the BS11 and used to have MX60). The mx60 will be slightly more head heavy than the BS11 but not as stiff.

    You may want to consider the MX70 or MX London - these are both rated 4/5 stiffness so medium stiff and slightly head heavy. The MX70 is a lovely racket and I find it offers plenty of power. I have an MX London here to try Tuesday night so have to withhold judgement on that one.

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    Totally agree with MX70 london

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    Or get a MX JJS. Same specs as MX70 and MX London but "plays" differently (whatever that means).

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    same spec but different material

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    Ok now I'm utterly, completely, hopelessly confused...
    The problem is that there's absolutely no chance for me to test these rackets before I buy and hence will have to simply pick one on 'good faith' and then hope that it'll work for me. Ok, now that I'm sure that the Meteor series is faster than the VT 70 my only problem is, to lock on to one?
    So, here I go again, one more time...
    Which of the following rackets is closest to the VT 70 in terms of BP and Shaft stiffness? MX60, MX70, MX London, JJS ???

    I'm veering towards the MX60 as of now! Sorry for the indecision guys but being a student, it is imperative to keep the expenses in check. Can't just simply order all of them and then try out n see which one's the best (like most of the affluent BC'ers here would've done )

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