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03-24-2013, 06:52 PM #52
These have been on Eric's website for a while, they were never advertised and there have been no reviews that I know of. Could still be really good value for the money. RKEP lacks a chart for organize these rackets into different categories and different levels. Most of these rackets appear to be one-off, imitating other popular rackets in the market place. To be successful in the long run as its own brand, RKEP needs an actual marketing strategy.
03-24-2013, 07:31 PM #53
Anyone know where these racquets are being manufactured?
I heard once that most badminton racquets all come from the same factories anyway, not sure if that's true or not.
03-24-2013, 08:46 PM #54
04-01-2013, 01:26 PM #55
Anybody got the RKEP Power F4 range?
04-23-2013, 05:01 PM #56
Yes, on near max smashes and clears I can feel the shaft bend slightly. Whereas the MX80 is beyond my ability to bend. Imo, this is a good indication of whether one is able to use a racket efficiently.
Smashing power, I'd say given the same specs, depends on your ability to *consistently* flex the shaft. The stiffer shaft will have higher max power but the less stiff shaft will have more easily accessible power.
However, one thing about the XP series is that they're faster and cut thru the air sharper than the corresponding MX series given the same specs, due to its more aerodynamic design.
As a matter of fact, the swishing sound it makes is very much high pitched like the BS and unlike the lower pitched MX swoosh. You can practically feel no significant air resistance like a BS when you swing, and yet it hits solidly like an MX when you strike. Pretty good combo, imho.
Originally Posted by Boaster
Last edited by visor; 04-23-2013 at 05:08 PM.
04-23-2013, 05:35 PM #57
Still to pick up another couple of XP-70's. I am in a bit of a dilemma at the moment as to what to do actually...
I am satisfied with the XP-70, I have used it exclusively this year since receiving it, however, my only suggestion was to get a heavier frame. Now that these exist, I am in a dilemma as to whether i should pick up a 87g 295, or whether I should try the XP-60. the potential for a stiffer racket is appealing to me while keeping the same frame profile, so I am really not sure what I am going to buy.
Unless of course, Eric has another racket coming to be sold any time soon?
04-23-2013, 06:19 PM #58
^^ What're your previos go to Victor rackets. The XP60 is not that stiff, nothing like MX80. Perhaps more like MX70. But given the same spec it'll be more powerful than XP70 if you're explosive enough... or not, if you're not.
But nevertheless, you should definjtely order one 60, if
your previous rackets were
stiff like sw35 and mx80.
Last edited by visor; 04-23-2013 at 06:22 PM.
04-23-2013, 06:40 PM #59
Thanks Visor for the update on the shaft stiffness. I'm similar to LD Rules as I have and used both the SW35 and MX80, (also have a MX70) so I'm definitely leaning more now towards the XP60.
Anymore experiences or comparisons from any others?
05-06-2013, 06:05 PM #60
How stiff is XP60 compared to other rackets? It says very stiff but I am worried it is too stiff for me, like the MX80 was.
05-06-2013, 06:09 PM #61
^^ read my posts above
05-06-2013, 06:33 PM #62
Ah thanks Visor, and in comparison to BS LYD and At900P?
05-06-2013, 08:43 PM #63
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05-07-2013, 10:28 AM #67
On the plus side it's the most controlled racket I've ever played with.
Concerning Zelm - that brand is dead, isn't it? I tried contacting the guy who sold them here, but never received a reply. The thread is barren as well and they never had a decent website...
05-07-2013, 01:51 PM #68
Anyone suggest an RKEP racket that is similar to BS LYD, preferably just as fast but punchier?