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09-03-2012, 08:41 PM #1
Smash racket advice. Voltric ZF/N90/SW35/Voltric 80
HI, I'm looking for powerful,very stiff,head heavy rackets from the big three companies. I'm an intermediate player, Aggressive smasher type,good at defending. I play singles and play twice a week.
My current racket is a Nanospeed 9900. I'm looking for a more powerful racket than this. I also want a racket that is very durable.
I'm thinking voltric zf/n90/sw35/voltric 80. Any opinions on these ?
09-03-2012, 09:10 PM #2
Can't go wrong with voltric80 - perfect for smashing but also relatively fast for defense (but not as fast as your current racket)
Don't know how they compare on durability though as I have never broken one but I can tell you that the paint will chip off if you clash rackets or smash the floor
09-03-2012, 09:21 PM #3
Wow, a fast and power racket, noted! For how long have you been playing your vt80? I've played my 9900 for two years, lots of paint chips on the racket from defending a smash and clashes with the floor, haven't broke. I hope the voltric 80 won't break when I play with it.
09-03-2012, 09:29 PM #4
I've only been using the vt80 for 4 month but have plenty of paint chips from clashes with doubles partner and floor.
I think the rackets will be more prone to breaking after clashes if you have it strung at very high tension, I only have mine at 24lb but maybe if you string at 30lb or something then the frame might break after a clash.
09-03-2012, 09:52 PM #5
You could also consider the mx80 or ms70. Very stiff (mx70 is a bit more flexible), so to unleash power you will need great technique. It is excellent at defence (better than vt80 imo, although only a few hours exp with vt80). the VT80 might provide a bit more power, but the mx80 will provide less compromise in defence.
And after owning it for over a month with numerous (20+) clashes/hard frame hits, the paint looks brand new
09-03-2012, 10:12 PM #6
I would say go for VT80 I have used it for over a year and its my favorite racket. I have 5 of them. I had 3 first but one of then had lots of "sticker" chips. I have had some major major clashes but only one really took the paint off and the frame held up very well and sometime hit the ground to by accident and all of my VT80s still fine. But you have to consider how hard a clash is if some one hits your racket at full power no racket will last, you know. But I still love my VT80 great for power, speed, deference, attacking, and durability. But i kinda find the VT80 light after using it for so long lol.
I have used the Voltric Z force and I love it, but only for the power, it feels good when you smash but defense is hard, but over time you can play with it very well once you get use to it. I used the 3U version by the way, i know lots of people use 4U. I find the 4U version the the z force the same to the 3U of the VT80
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09-03-2012, 10:26 PM #7
Yeah no doubt high tensions will break your racket. I have mine at 24 too. Voltric 80 looks promising , I wish I can try it out though.
09-03-2012, 10:46 PM #8
Agree on the durability of the mx80, it sure lasts long. The paint job is also a plus for me.
09-03-2012, 11:04 PM #9
Based on your review, the smash power of the voltric z force is better than the voltric80 but I surely wouldn't want to risk my defense just for power. I think the vt80 would suit me.
09-03-2012, 11:33 PM #10
The smash power of the z force is a bit more powerful then the vt80 but its all about getting use to it. Like i had a NS8000 before and I switched to VT80 it was hard to defend but it takes time to get use to it. But since i have tried both I still recommend the VT80 as Z-force feels way too head heavy for my style. VT80 is prefect for me. I also use the AT700PR
09-04-2012, 12:44 AM #11
all the rackets above will never go wrong to hammer your opponents.
the question u need to ask is how strong your arm and stamina to continue to smash ?
are you ready to handle them before they handle you and dry your energy..
i am not surprise many ppl buy ZF and even 4U but still sold it off just bcoz its to hectic to handle it.
Its a demanding racket when u using these heavy head hammers...
my rank for hammering level as below
zf > VT80 >sw35 = N90i >n90ii
09-04-2012, 12:53 AM #12
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09-04-2012, 02:27 AM #14
Based on your opinion on the smash power, I'll probably narrow down my choices to voltric zf or voltric 80.
09-04-2012, 08:42 AM #15
Personally I feel that the z force is more powerful then the voltric 80 and easier on the arm to defend with (maybe the slightly smaller head) but I still pick the voltric 80 over the z force simply because it just feels so much nicer. Also has a bigger head so now I just hit outside the sweetspot instead of outside the frame.
09-04-2012, 09:13 AM #16
Based on your opinion on the smash power, I'll probably narrow down my choices to voltric zf or voltric 80.[/QUOTE]
Coming from ns9900 to zf was a very huge step.
Go for asrcb 10 than slowly moving to vt or zf.
I dont wan to dissapoint u by seeing u selling ur zf over the forum later on
09-04-2012, 09:16 AM #17