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04-15-2013, 01:58 AM #375
Not necessarily at sponsor but sure, the players are generally conscious about taking care of their rackets too. That goes without saying, the sponsored players (lets assume BWF) are given a number amount of rackets before a tournament if I recall correctly.
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04-15-2013, 02:03 AM #376
Patience will bring the 5U as a reward!
....and hopefully, less reports of breakages....
04-15-2013, 02:05 AM #377
04-15-2013, 03:15 AM #378
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04-15-2013, 03:38 AM #379
Pre-Info: This is an opinion made after only 1 session with the Arc FB.
I'm still wondering why Arc FB gets so much attention.
As an amateur/intermediate player I had the chance to test it yesterday. It's light. And it lacks in power. I think for Professional players, this isn't an issue, because they have the perfect technique, timing and strength for doing smashes. But I hardly doubt that we have that many professional players here :P
The missing smash power is a big issue for me. While it's light and fast it has nothing else I would mention. It's too light to make your smashes. Due this fact, you're getting tired easily since your smashes are rather slower than usual and easily to block.
During the same session I used other rackets like: Victor Light Fighter 7300 and 7400, SW37 (4U!)
And I was able to do more "damage" with these rackets.
I highly recommend to all potential Arc FB owners to have a look at the Light Fighter series from Victor.
I didn't notice a weight difference between them and Arc FB. But the smash penetration, especially with the LF7300, was very noticable better than with the Arc FB.
And also worth to mention: Here in Switzerland, this Arc FB thing costs 40 - 50% more than the LF7300 / 7400
Light Fighter 7300 is slighty head heavy while 7400 is really head heavy. You'd better test both of them. If not, 7300 has slightly the better value than the 7400
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04-15-2013, 04:06 AM #380
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04-15-2013, 06:00 AM #381
Interested to checkout the Victor Light Fighter range too but dont think M'sia has it. From the official website it is stated to be at 5U range and more flex compare to ArcFB. Will this provide the extra edge in terms of power as compared to a 6U ArcFB ? Anyhow i do agree the ArcFB is lacking in the smash dept thus hoping the 5U version will make up to it. Just to be fair, im not a very attacking all out smashes player but love to play a speedy game of drives, counter and placing...ArcFB delivers so far
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04-15-2013, 09:27 AM #382
I'm not sure that the Light Fighter series is actually developped by Victor. It might be from Victor Germany, which is a different company that has the rights to market things under Victor's name.
04-16-2013, 01:50 AM #383
04-16-2013, 03:36 AM #384
So, Arcsaber FB is getting famous because of their advanced in breakages?
04-16-2013, 04:27 AM #385
Having played with it for a while, I can't say I think it's a great racket. Yes, it is quick, and you'll probably be able to pull of some stunning defensive shots and interceptions, but it seriously lacked overhead.
All in all great for fun-only players as you can really play around on defense and do double/triple action shots nicely with this, but competition players should think twice before getting this.
04-16-2013, 08:43 AM #386
04-16-2013, 08:50 AM #387
And the strings. You'll need pretty tight strings on this to get good power. But also, really getting behind the shuttle is more important than with heavier rackets (at least for me). Only players with a rather fast and explosive hitting action will get good power with it, and even then I doubt it's on par with other rackets...anyhow, as I said, enjoyable to play with, but ineffective from the back.
04-16-2013, 08:54 AM #388
04-16-2013, 09:05 AM #389
Well, with the extra head speed compared to a heavier racket you should be able to get more out of your strings, so adding 2-3lbs shouldn't be a problem. Having only a testing version over, I'm not able to string it at all, so I had to make do with the (insanely) soft strings on it. I can imagine it has a crisp feeling as most lower weight rackets tend to have, but couldn't really judge with those strings.
I'd like to really have a go with it with decent strings (BG66UM/ZM65@30, maybe 31 / BG80@31), but who has the money
Changing back in-game, my Bs09 felt very heavy, and insanely powerful. The much more comfortable strings definitely played a part in that, though
04-16-2013, 10:14 AM #390
You would have to do the same however if it was imported outside of Japan for JP, then you sort of out of luck unless it was a shipping error.
I have claimed my own JP rackets in the past by sending them back to the shop in Japan where I got mine from and they took it from there.
04-16-2013, 10:32 AM #391
I really don't see why anyone is expecting this FB to be some new wonder racket given recent history of many much hyped Yonex releases like Z Slash, VTZF, NR700.
In a few months, we'll be seeing many FS: FB threads on the Buy/Sell forum, just like those Yonex rackets above.