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09-24-2012, 02:55 PM #1
Ti10 not serving me well anymore
I have this Ti10...really enjoyed playing with it for a while...it's amazing at first...perfect weight for attacking and defending...all rounder....but lately....I've lost about 12 kgs trying to get leaner and hitting the gym....haven't been playing for a long time...I realise my movements are faster....but the racket is not serving me well anymore....smashes are weak, defending is worse than ever...I used to play at 27lbs...but someone advised me not to go too high with Ti10 as the frame cannot take that much? So I went down to 26lbs...since then I can't hit shuttles correctly.....a lot of mishits....is the tension affecting me? am I not yet used to my lighter frame (I tend to miss jumping smashes)? Is the racket too light for me? Need expert advice please!
09-24-2012, 07:08 PM #2
I went from a Ti-10 to even balanced racquets such as the Arc Saber 8Dx and Z-Slash which have helped as my shoulder couldn't put up with the head heavy 2U Ti-10.
Is your Ti-10 3U or 2U? If it's a 3U and you ever decide to sell it, let me know!
09-24-2012, 08:52 PM #3
there's nothing wrong with the racket besides the fact that the tension may be too high but that's for racket experts. but if you are in fact leaner now than before, all you need to do is have a little patience, start practicing all the different shots. give yourself a few months, then you'll be back in good form don't expect that because you've improved in the gym, your game should improve as well.
lastly, you said you tend to misjump when you jump smash, that's just means your timing is off, it's got nothing to do with your racket. maybe you're lighter now so you're faster, now you gotta recalibrate your timing when you jump.
in my opinion, judging from the improvements you've made, it's a good thing. getting quicker is the hard part, now just take some time and get your swings back inline. congrats on the improvements!!
09-24-2012, 08:56 PM #4
ti10 is best ever yonex racket i have play.i owned 5 ti10 2u before i changed to VZF.my tension is 30lbs.its depends on a person who restring your racket.its never broke and crack when i restring my racket for 30 lbs.for my personel opinion,i thing u must restring your racket higher than you restring b4.28lbs i recommend and use bg66 ultimax.
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09-25-2012, 01:51 AM #5
09-25-2012, 01:52 AM #6
09-25-2012, 02:25 AM #7
I agree that ti10 has a fragile frame.i hv friend who is using 2u n strung it at 26,n he is a hard hitter n n the raket didnt last long.all of previous 5 ti10 facing the same problem too.regarding missjumping,thats easy bro.u just need more practise to get ur accuracy.therd is nothng wrong with ur raket.it is just u r getting lighter bro.congratz:-)
09-25-2012, 09:48 AM #8
I think the main reason the Ti10 is not serving you well anymore is because you have stronger muscles and you lost the speed in your wrist. The Ti10 is a head light racket and suitable for fast wrist movements. So try to play with your wrist again. If you want more power and have a stronger arm, you can try even balance or even head heavy rackets.
I was at the gym once, and the first sessions worked out for me. But after a month, I discovered I wasn't getting tired anymore, but the speed of racket movement slowed down. Bigger muscles are slower. Compare a body builder with an athlete and know were they are trained for.
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09-25-2012, 10:35 AM #9
09-25-2012, 03:23 PM #10
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09-25-2012, 03:56 PM #11
It is written "headlight" on the racket as a whole for the Ti series imo, of which the Ti-10 is the most headheavy and 2nd and 3rd gen are practically even balanced in the 285-290mm range. Read original gen1 (199x-2002) is headheavier and SP (2002-2006?) is different from the original already. As for 2U-4U usually have been reading the lighter ones are the more headheavy ones, perhaps to compensate somewhat as iirc the swingweight stats over at at700.com should show. If anything a smaller grip should make it more headheavy, not more headlight [static bp] although the balance is probably compensated for inside the handle.
@R20190: the 3 generations are distinctively different from each other so don't expect a 3U gen III/current gen to be as close to your UK 2U gen I as you may hope . Also: have a brand new Z-Slash available but you're probably looking for a second handed?
Last edited by demolidor; 09-25-2012 at 04:05 PM.
09-26-2012, 04:28 AM #12
09-27-2012, 02:21 AM #13
I've just restrung my racket to 27lbs...and I'm happy to report I'm playing as well as before now...the racket is giving me more confidence...so it was the strings after all....someone didn't string my racket well enough
09-27-2012, 09:49 AM #14
If we ever meet up, you can try some of my Ti10s 1st Gen 2U and see what you think. I would be very surprised if you still think it is even balanced or head light.
Also, grip size doesn't really make much difference to the balance of the racquet during play. It only makes a difference to the balance point of the racquet itself, not the "head heaviness" feel of the racquet when you use it.
09-27-2012, 10:20 AM #15
This makes sense.
My Ti-10 UK 2U Gen-1 has the following code: UK 01069-3 which suggests it was made in 1999? I got my other Ti-10, SP Gen-1 2U around the same time but it felt head lighter (slightly). A few years later, I bought a third SP Gen-1 2U which felt the same as the first SP.
I have always said that if my Ti-10 Gen-1 2U could be made slightly more head lighter, it would be the perfect racquet for me. I just love the power I can generate with it. Of the different versions, which would you say is most even-balanced and which would you say is most head light?
Re: Z-Slash, I may be interested depending on price but if you're not in the UK, shipping costs/import tax would probably rule it out. PM me anyway if you're still looking to sell
09-28-2012, 11:46 AM #16
put lead tape over ur ti10 head then ur problem solved.
if not pm me so i can buy over ur ti10 stock...