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08-20-2012, 01:37 AM #1
Yonex ArcSaber Z-Slash vs Victor Bravesword LYD
I am a z-slash user and have a set of z-slashes for my game, but I have recently looked at the BS-LYD and it looks hella nice. Looking at the specs and is pretty close to what I get from the z-slash. So I just want to get it to mess around with it.
It is really tempting to get the racket because that's right up my alley in terms of what i want with a racket. Not too stiff .... fast swing.... slightly head heavy for the extra power.... I am mostly a doubles player with a fairly decent smash....
How would you guys compare both the rackets? Quality and playability. I don't know if I can justify getting something China Made while its almost the same price as Yonex and they're all japan made.
Another question is Grip size and weight....what should i get? All my rackets are 3U4G.... i know the victors of weird sizing comparing to the Yonex....
08-20-2012, 05:32 AM #2
I own and use BS LYD as my main racquet atm; my partner possess a z-slash TH.
I uses both racquet before and got the chance to compared them side by side.
1st of all i'm to clarify, if u are looking for a smash racquet, forget BS LYD. It totally not what u looking for. Its fairly stiff but not as stiff as AZTH, my BS LYD is at 295bp with overgrip+original grip intact. While my friend's AZTH is definitely more than 300bp. Both heads are fairly equal in size.
Smash power AZTH>>>>BSLYD
Suggestion: From what I've seen from what u are looking for, "not too stiff", "fast swing", "slightly head heavy", "doubles player", you should really look into Victor mx70/london/JJS, or the yonex voltric z-force.
08-20-2012, 07:28 PM #3
i have both and to me the z slash has more flex than the victor. when i used the yonex i could actually feel that the head frame is following where i'm swinging, so while using the z slash, i had to adjust my swing speed. on the other hand, i find the victor a bit more stiff, where i wouldn't notice the head frame lagging behind if and when i want to whip the racket for a shot.
overall, somehow i find myself getting a lot more power from flexible shaft, so i was able to generate a lot more power from the z slash than the victor...but i would def use the victor even for doubles because of the stiffness which affects my response time.
08-20-2012, 10:26 PM #4
I tried the z-force. that thing is too heavy and stiff for me. From previous shoulder injuries I don't think that racket is too suitable for me. In terms of Grip size for the Victor LYD. which should I get? If I am used to 3U4G yonex.
I was at the badminton club the other day and was looking at the LYD. The 4U2G is pretty heavy I find.
10-14-2012, 08:36 AM #5
10-14-2012, 08:43 AM #6
Hi Friend : if u prefer victor , u try MX 80 , yonex u try Z force.. both packs power, and MX 80 is cheaper than Z force, value for money ..
10-14-2012, 08:57 AM #7
if you can handle the ZF, then you will have a pack of power.
10-15-2012, 04:44 PM #8
I have tried the Voltric Z-Force and loved it, the power from it is awesome! I would buy if I had lots of money but sadly I don't
I recommend you try and see how you feel with the racket
10-15-2012, 11:01 PM #9
10-16-2012, 05:01 AM #10
I used to play with Z-slash until I made the bold move to Victor Lyd...
Personally I find the Victor much more accommodating, especially in doubles and more forgiving. It is quite stiff, slightly head heavy. Fairly similar in terms of specs and I get good amount of power from it when smashing and in defense it is awesome because it's so quick. For me the Z slash requires much more time to be tamed which is why I was hesitant to change at first but I haven't regretted it since.
10-16-2012, 05:17 AM #11
10-16-2012, 06:07 AM #12
Hmm its definitely a doubles racket as far as my experience goes. I prefer to use the Z slash for singles as it is slightly heavier. Victor lyd is taylor made for doubles using it in singles just feels like it's lacking something.