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10-09-2012, 06:55 PM #1
Help choosing a new racquet
I've been reading a lot on this forum and finally decided to sign up. My Blacknight M-2006 c4 gave up on me and I'm looking at a new racquet. I didn't have my blacknight for a long time and to be quite honest, I thought it was too light.
I play mostly doubles, I'm more of a "power-type" player than control. I've been playing all my life so I think I calssify myself at the "expert" level.
Just trying to get some options to look at. I don't really care about the brand, just trying to get the best performance/price ratio.
Thanks in advance
10-09-2012, 07:56 PM #2
Expert and power player ..... then, the only racquet worthy of consideration : VTZF , if you can handle it - the ULTIMATE racquet in town !!
Note that MOST FS (buy/sell) posts are VTZF, so many selling after finding out that they cannot "cope" with it, including myself !! Give it a SHOT, you will never know ....
Personally, how I wish I can use it but I cannot "control" the beast !! ....
Last edited by maxout; 10-09-2012 at 08:01 PM.
10-09-2012, 09:55 PM #3
Try Li Ning rackets very tough
10-10-2012, 07:27 AM #4
10-10-2012, 11:03 AM #5
Victor MX-JJS or BS-LYD - if it's good enough for them...it's good enough for you.
Yonex VT80 - head heavy and stiff (a bit slow in defence due to the head heaviness)
Yonex VT-ZF - more head heavy and stiffer than the VT80 (good for singles...doubles )
Li-Ning N90 - a power racket (more for singles but maybe you can handle it for doubles)
For performance/price ratio...
You might want to consider Apacs brand of rackets (ie. Lethal, Slayer, etc) or maybe Panda Power rackets.
10-10-2012, 05:35 PM #6
Those have to be fake......
How can you tell for sure that you aren't being ripped off by some ebay seller?
10-10-2012, 05:44 PM #7
Stiff, powerful, yet fast (due to to frame design), look no further than the Victor MX-80. Stiffer than both the MX-JJS and BS-LYD. I may be biased but I can't say enough about the MX-80.
If you want the genuine article contact Eric at Squashmart. A group of us here in Van have dealt with him numerous times and have been totally satisfied with his prices and service.
10-11-2012, 02:05 AM #8
i would say n90 2nd gen one of my mates has one and he said that it's bloody powerful and can be compared to vt-zf
10-11-2012, 02:21 AM #9
Kason Twister F9 - User friendly, light and allows you to generate power easily. Suitable for power players.
10-11-2012, 06:50 AM #10
I would recommend you only to buy rackets from a professional trusted (online) shop.
To check it whether they are fake or not, post the serialNumber and shaftNumber in the "fake racket check"-Thread. But rackets with prices like this are 99,9% fakes.
Don't buy rackets which are too cheap.
/To the topic:
I personally can recommend the Yonex Voltric80. But I normally only play singles. But some DoublesPlayers plays with it, too. Also with the Yonex VTZF (e.g. Carsten Mogensen).
Give them a try.
10-11-2012, 08:42 AM #11
try ZF or Froza high end series, quite stiff
10-11-2012, 11:58 AM #12
@jayuqo80 - maybe you should try a few rackets from friends first. It'll probably help narrow down what kind of racket might suit you best (ie. flex/stiff and even-balanced/head heavy).
10-11-2012, 01:34 PM #13
It also depends on your technique as a power player. As a power player myself, Yonex rackets doesn't cut it because they tend to make their rackets more user friendly (VTZF is not stiff at all in my book).
I like my Li Ning N90 because it feels solid and the shaft stiffness is consistent. For singles it's great because it offers power and control for me.
The MX80 is my new favourite for doubles (maybe singles as well) because I have a really short, compact, but powerful swing... The extra stiff shaft gives me exactly what I am looking for with my technique. MX80 3U with NBG99 JP at 26lbs makes me deform Victor Champ 1 birds on smashes (clean hit but when after a smash, the bird deforms).
That's my 2 cents