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01-09-2014, 04:03 PM #1
searching for a new racquet (HH, U4 – I think)
I'm playing for about two years, I was playing mainly with Voltric 5 (it broke few weeks ago), now I'm searching for a replacement.
I was attending for lessons (1.5-2h per week with coaches (former national players)) and a small local league (2h per week).
One year ago I started playing with balanced (maybe even head-light?) racquet, I liked it at start, I was very fast near net, but after a one month i realised my smashes were not so deadly :/
(I think there was an article at this site with exactly the same observations: http://badminton-coach.co.uk/4520/wh...minton-racquet )
I tried a few racquets for last month, for example: victor light fighter 7400 from my friend, it was very light and nimble but still HH and I was able to smash as I like. However I think it's a little too light and too expensive (very)
That few tests give me some thoughts about my likings, Friends say my style is aggressive and fast (and I dont play doubles)
I read Victor Thruster K6000 review, it looks like racquet for me but still, way too much expensive.
So now I think I need racquet something like head-heavy, a little lighter than VT5, I don't know anything about stiffness, so I think medium will be fine.
It looks like Voltric 7 could be a good choice, HH and a little lighter than VT5 (VT7 is U4 vs VT5 U3).
What do you think about that? Any other racquets?
I will have some access to used racquets from national players (thru my coach), they're using Babolat equipment.
01-09-2014, 04:06 PM #2
Yonex Arcsaber 6.
G3, G4, G5,
Even though it was rated as even balance racket, i check the balance point is too high, 313mm. That's mean it is certain head heavy racket plus cheaper.
01-10-2014, 01:12 AM #3
I will think about it (its a little more expensive).
What about high end Babolat racquets? I will have access to used ones, is there something to check ?
01-10-2014, 10:15 AM #4
Hmm.. i never used any Babolat racquets before. So, cannot help you.. ^_^
But in my place, high end Babolat are same price as Arcsaber 6 IF i'm not mistaken.
01-10-2014, 10:52 AM #5
I will have access to used ones (by national players) they my coach (former national player), so price will be similar to VT5 - VT7
01-10-2014, 11:32 AM #6
thru my coach * (i meant)
01-10-2014, 01:19 PM #7
VT3 and VT7 should be good choices. Even balance rackets can also work well I believe, you can consider Arc 002. I recently had a go with it during warm-up and I really liked it.
For Babolat, best would be to try and see how you feel about them.
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01-11-2014, 01:26 PM #10
Today Iw playing VT5 again and it's definitely not a racquet for me, too slow, I felt I was swinging a hammer (slow and not too precise)
Then I played a few rounds with RSL Diamond X3 gold.
Racquet felt lighter (confirmed by 3 persons), however specs says it weights similar too VT5 - very strange.
This racquet was much more appropriate to my style, head heavy but more nimble and agile.
Is it something wrong with VT5 maybe?
01-11-2014, 07:32 PM #11
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01-13-2014, 04:54 PM #13
today I was on a training with national player, I tested and played (15-20 minutes) with his Babolat X-Feel Blast.
Strange, racquet is a little heavier than VT5, however it feels faster and more agile.
Maybe it's something with stiffness ?
01-24-2014, 04:00 AM #14
I found in one internet shop, a racquet Babolat X-Feel Blast with a quite cheap price ( ~64 eur) whereas it's normal price is above 130 eur.
Is it an old model ?
there is also a new one (~130 eur)
Is it worth to take an old model? i guess nothing special changed during this few years
01-25-2014, 10:41 AM #15
Today I've tested another racquet - Yonex Nanoray 10
and I like it. Specification says it's head light, but I felt that I can smash harder with it than with VT5
however this site says it's head heavy.... http://www.directbadminton.co.uk/Pro...roductID=11903
so what's wrong with these all specifications and with my feelings ?
Is it a head light or head heavy? (nanoray 10)
01-25-2014, 11:24 AM #16
Low end Nanorays/Nanospeeds don't feel especially head-light even though claimed as such by Yonex. I've tried a Nanospeed 100, and didn't feel it to be head-light at all.
01-25-2014, 02:00 PM #17
don't trust the spec!
I'd recommend a bravesword or RKEP if you want fast/agile racquet. I think my meteor (BP300) is a touch faster than my voltric (BP 290!) and packs a punch.