Haha, or just leave it to you experts to simplify for me?
After a few short rallies, I can say that this is probably the best 3U racket I've ever used in my life. So much power...I can't say for sure whether I've set any new personal records or not since I don't have a radar gun, but yea, it's definitely as good as any other offensively minded rackets I've used. My day is not done yet. Will post more later!
I played with the Duoforce intensively for a little more than 2 hours and I'm exhausted. Yes, I have said this is a 3U racket that doesn't feel like any of the 3U rackets that I have used before. Nonetheless, it's still heavier and requires more effort to use than the ArcFB.
Overall, I have a fairly positive impression of this racket. I don't really have anything new to add. For a detailed review of the Duoforce, you should read Kwun's review. I would agree with most things that he have said. However, this isn't the racket to get if you're a defensively oriented player. Yes, it's more maneuverable than any other offensively oriented racket I have used, but it's still not as good as the ArcSaber FB. You're still going to sacrifice a bit of your defense for an offensively oriented racket.
I have been quite fortunate that over the past couple of months, I have either briefly used or used on a one week basis of the 3U/4U Voltric 80, ArcSaber i-Slash, NanoRay 800, ArcSaber 11, and ArcSaber FB. I know what I ultimately want in a racket. I didn't had the same options available to me when I bought my AT800 DE. Now I know that I really don't prefer rackets like the AT800 DE. I really like the feel of the Duoforce. It felt good and this racket can deliver a very powerful smash.
I'm still committed to using this racket for an entire week to see where things will go. Even after the week is up, I will keep the Duoforce for long term use. At this point in time, I still feel the ArcSaber FB is my kind of racket. I honestly feel it makes me a much more rounded player. The racket felt just right and it didn't let me down. Will I still feel the same 6 months from now? I don't know. Maybe at that point, my opinion will change.
I've gotten a few number of PMs asking for my opinions on both the ArcSaber FB and the Duoforce. Well, here they are and I'm going to avoid telling people which racket to get. Everyone is different. There's no such thing as a perfect racket and they all have flaws. My best advice would be for anyone interested in buying a new racket to demo them or use them briefly to get a feel of what kind of racket will ultimately suit them.
I don't think I'm going to make a decision like that until I have test it on a long term basis. I really do hope that Adidas will make a FB-like model in the near future.
havent really sold it off yet hahaha but roughly know it doesnt suit my play
i've spent many hours adjusting to it's swing speed, timing and etc but it just does work
when im back to my MX80 or ArcFB, it juz clicked
that's when it is decided
Another fail . France was supposed to have the stuff on sale May 15th yet the only thing I come across is a test event June 14th?!?
Reading now availability has been delayed till end of May, early June ...
That's what I said. A low weight AZ Pro will still be much heavier than an Arc FB.
Originally Posted by visor
Then it's perfect
for those who are waiting for the 4U FB...
No, it's perfect for those who want a decent, pretty stiff low-weight racket. The balance is rather head heavy, so it still plays like a balanced racket rather than like a headlight one. Personally I'm skeptical about the 80/81g target weight. A bit more seems more realistic, actually (82-83g average).
Well I only got to play one with sucky strings but to me it was a bit dull and not really powerful. Might be a whole other story with decent strings, but I still guess I'll prefer softer rackets. AP Tour and Precision Tour are definitely on my list to consider if I'm gonna play adidas rackets next season. I'll have to have another go at the AP and Precision Pro, preferably with decent strings, to make a final decision though. Having such a blast with my 'nooby' balanced, mid-stiff racket lately I don't think I'll really come to like a stiff racket though
I thought it might have been just the strings, but maybe I had it right all along....my fav was the AP Tour. As I play with the Bs09/12 right now, I'm pretty used to the direct, lively feedback of Victor rackets (the Bs not being very head heavy even increases that imop). I'll have to give the Precision Tour a very thorough testing though, the Bravesword shape is promising, and it wasn't as clumsy as some others.
Still, I'll have to stay strong and wait until August to make my decision