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04-18-2013, 02:47 AM #375
04-18-2013, 06:13 AM #376
Victor scale does not correspond to Yonex scale.
JJS is 4/5 on Victors stiffness scale but yet stiffer than Vt-80 which is considered stiff on the Yonex scale.
TK8000 is 3/5 on the Victor stiffness scale and yet it's the closest to my Vt-80.
05-09-2013, 12:51 PM #377
So out of curiosity I measured both my Thrusters today.
#1 has a BP of 298mm - original plastic wrapper still on wrapped with Karakal .75mm overgrip
#2 has a BP of 302mm - original grip
Both strung with BG66UM.
In comparison, my Vt-80 is 310mm with a 1.7mm replacement grip on it strung with BG80P.
Wish I had measured my JJS. I may measure my Vt-ZF 88 later just to compare as well.
Will update when I get my BS12 and XP-70.
Any idea how much weight the original plastic on the grip adds? It's a double wrap of sorts!
05-09-2013, 01:14 PM #378
About 1.5-2.0g on average
05-09-2013, 01:40 PM #379
05-15-2013, 07:35 PM #380
If anyone can contribute, I want to know a comparison between the VT-ZF and TK-8000? What were your experiences with both rackets and how noticeable are the spec differences?
05-15-2013, 09:02 PM #381
The Thruster is nothing like a Z-Force. If anything it's probably like a slightly less head-heavy Voltric 70. Maybe.
Or, if you're cynical like me, a hybrid between the SW36 and BS11.
05-15-2013, 10:04 PM #382
No comparison. It's faster, more flexible and less head heavy.
05-15-2013, 10:45 PM #383
True, but if I transitioned from the TK-8000 to a Z-Force, it would take a significant amount of time to become familiar with the stiffness and HHness?
05-15-2013, 10:59 PM #384
Well I preferred my Vt-80 to my Vt-ZF and my Thruster to my Vt-80.
The biggest complaint against the Thruster is that it's too whippy to some. The Voltric on the other hand is like a dragster to me......lots of power but only in a straight line whereas the Thruster to me is like the GT-R of rackets!
But rackets are so personal so what's right for me could be totally wrong for you so you have to decide!
05-15-2013, 11:08 PM #385
Haha. Elisha is the biggest fan of TK8000.
To me, the TK8000 is slower in defense and I have to switch to F9 if I am playing a more competitive doubles game. Recovery is slow if using TK8000. Maybe I dont have the strength to fully handle it. And the head heaviness might be a lil too much for the flex shaft. At times I get wrist injury using this when doing wrist smash or tap.
05-15-2013, 11:12 PM #386
05-15-2013, 11:31 PM #387
You have to admit, the paint quality is terrible. I've had it for a < 2 months and there's significant paint chips! I've only clashed rackets twice as well. But relating to the Z-Force, I think I'm going to purchase it I simply can't resist, haha.
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05-15-2013, 11:40 PM #388
Clashing = chips
Your lucky when it doesn't leave a mark.
Clash the Vt-ZF and eventually it will chip as well.
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05-16-2013, 12:40 AM #389
I must be lucky then. So far no paint chip after clashing once.
05-16-2013, 06:09 AM #390
You're lucky the clash doesn't break the racket, actually. Paint chips on clashes are really the least of your worries...
05-16-2013, 06:14 AM #391
I let a buddy use my second Thruster once while we were partnered and we almost had a very minor clash which nearly made my heart stop....
That was the last time my spare Thruster left the bag.