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    No guessing involved here

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    As long as it keeps you out of trouble and away from addictive video games, nothing wrong with it. Hope my 10 yr old son will be like that too.
    Thats the exact same thing I say to her, then she just gets mad I dont care I wanna be a professional anyway

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    XP-70 (87g/300mm BP, ZM 65 @ 24lbs, G11 overgrip) 96g total



    Ratings:
    Speed: 9/10
    Power: 8.5/10


    Control: 8/10

    Maneuverability: 8.5/10


    Defense: 9/10
    Drives: 9/10
    Net play: 8/10

    Value: 10/10

    Conclusion.....very impressed!

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    Woah, the speed is only 9/10? Yet you give the Thruster K8000 10/10? I thought the XP-70 would be faster considering it is lighter and more headlight than the TK8000 and it even has the bravesword/ octagonal frame. And you gave control and net play 8/10, may I ask what made you give it that score?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yerrorice View Post
    Woah, the speed is only 9/10? Yet you give the Thruster K8000 10/10? I thought the XP-70 would be faster considering it is lighter and more headlight than the TK8000 and it even has the bravesword/ octagonal frame. And you gave control and net play 8/10, may I ask what made you give it that score?

    Thanks!
    I've come to the conclusion that I play way better with mid-stiff rackets. Every time I try a gentle touch at the net with the XP-70, I end up lifting it higher even with the same amount of force I use with the other rackets, and when I just touch it, it fails to go over. So it just needs more fineness on my part but it's not as easy to control the net as the Thruster or the BS12.

    Control especially return of a serve is unpredictable as well. I normally pounce on serves and I've sent quite a few long or wide with very little force. So again probably need to be more mindful and apply a softer touch than normal.

    As for speed, the bottom half is Meteor X like but it is still very fast.

    As for higher rating for the Thruster, you have to realize that we all have different physiques, muscle tone and so on....the Thruster just feels very natural to me and I have no issues with it at all. To be honest I do not feel it's head heaviness until it comes into contact with the shuttle. It's an impressive design to me cause the amount of flex and the design of the frame almost gives you a split second longer to decide how much force you want to give it upon contact!
    The feedback is impressive as well.

    But again not many people like mid-flex rackets.

    The XP-70 to me feels like a hybrid of the MX-JJS and the BS12.

    To be honest, this is the stiffest racket I currently play with since I sold my JJS and VT-80 and no longer use the VT-ZF so I probably just need to spend much more time with it but as you know I received the BS12 at the same time so I split court time with both the past 3 sessions.

    However if we go by value for money, this racket is 10/10 for every single aspect!
    Last edited by Elisha; 05-22-2013 at 04:40 PM.

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    Very tempted to get the xp70 ppl.. I'm using the mx60 now.. Is it an improvement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybes View Post
    Very tempted to get the xp70 ppl.. I'm using the mx60 now.. Is it an improvement?
    It will be if you like it stiffer.

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    @Elisha

    Wow, Thruster faster and better defence than XP70? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    @Elisha

    Wow, Thruster faster and better defence than XP70? Really?
    For me yeah. I can defend every single shot with it except when I'm out of reach.
    XP70 is no slouch. I'm liking it the more I use it.
    Again it shouldn't be compared to the Thruster cause for me, the Thruster feels like an extension of my arm.

    But compared to the BS12, it's a tie for me as I'm really surprised as to how good this racket is for the price! I may have to string it tighter cause I have to readjust after every single forceful hit.
    Last edited by Elisha; 05-25-2013 at 01:56 PM.

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    @visor

    is the racket speed faster than the mx60? I am 85% convinced.. lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybes View Post
    @visor

    is the racket speed faster than the mx60? I am 85% convinced.. lol..
    Yes... and I can't stress this enough... assuming both have same specs, ie wt and bp.

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    I added some tape to the head on Friday and it made quite a difference in power.
    Surprisingly for me it did not affect speed or maneuverability.
    I really like this racket.

    Once the strings break, I'm going to go 1lb more to see how it does for control. I keep sending the shuttle long without intending to.

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    ^^ Coming from a Thruster, you'll probably need to add 3g of tape.

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    Oh... Another thing, try holding it lower than your usual.

    I find that if the racket is too low in swing wt, this is a very easy fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Oh... Another thing, try holding it lower than your usual.

    I find that if the racket is too low in swing wt, this is a very easy fix.
    Will do. The XP70 is 2g lighter than my Thrusters and BS12.

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    @visor
    I understand u acquired the new xp60. Hw is it compareed to your newer xp70. Any reviews possible? Im also thinking of getting the xp60. Currently using the xp70.

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    @visor holding it lower helped tremendously!
    I can without a doubt say that I was generating power close to my TK8000 holding it lower.

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