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Thread: RKEP Rackets
05-07-2013, 03:34 PM #69
I have just ordered a XP-60 87g bp300, cant wait to try it. I think it is gonna be easy to deal with the the very stiff shft, as Im used to Forza I will post some pics when I get it
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05-07-2013, 03:45 PM #70
05-07-2013, 04:08 PM #71
With 87g, 295 should suffice. The LYD isn't that heavy...
05-07-2013, 04:20 PM #72
05-07-2013, 04:39 PM #73
Variation The one I had over was not much heavier than the Bs09...
05-07-2013, 07:05 PM #74
05-08-2013, 04:54 AM #75
05-14-2013, 11:31 PM #76
Received my XP-70 today as well as my BS12-N from Eric today and played for over 2 hours with both rackets.
Unfortunately it was a weird day and wasn't able to play any really good quality matches so I can properly evaluate how I feel plus I had picked the package up from the post office on my way to play so I was unable to overgrip it.
The XP-70 is G2 which is supposed to be equivalent to Yonex G5 but with the BS12 which was also G2, the XP-70 felt like a Yonex G4 instead. Maybe the stock grip is just thicker....
Initial impressions is that it feels solid similar to how my MX-JJS felt.
My XP-70 is 87g/300mm BP strung with ZM65 @ 24lbs!
I will update more once I play more but it's going to be a while cause I want to play more with the BS12 as well.
05-15-2013, 11:52 AM #77
05-15-2013, 12:02 PM #78
To be honest, I suffered no timing issues with the BS12 and XP70 coming from the TK8000.
But both of them feel a little stiffer probably because they are not as head heavy.
I regripped both my Thrusters yesterday and got a better idea of the BP and they both were around 305mm.
05-15-2013, 12:05 PM #79
05-15-2013, 12:09 PM #80
Didn't have any quality rallies yesterday so I can't say for sure.
Hopefully better games tonight!
05-15-2013, 12:09 PM #81
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05-15-2013, 04:31 PM #82
I will update tonight. I had grip issues yesterday as I picked up both rackets on my way to the club. I ended up only gripping the BS12 almost 30 minutes before the end of the night and only gripped the XP70 after I came home.
05-15-2013, 10:51 PM #83
Okay so here's an ongoing assessment and not a conclusive opinion!
I spent 1 hour with the XP70 and the other hour with the BS12N....
XP70 (87g/300mm BP - ZM65 @ 24lbs - G08 .75mm overgrip)
- feels solid like the MX-JJS I owned
- uncannily fast for a racket that feels like a Meteor
- stiffness is between MX-JJS and Vt-80
- good feedback just like most Victor rackets
Currently the Thruster K8000 is my magic racket so I'm not going to compare the BS12N or the XP70 to it until I have at least 8-10 hours on each.
But I'm definitely not disappointed with my purchase of the XP70 or the BS12N.
I'm still getting used to both but I'm happy to say I'm not suffering any timing issues which is a good sign to me.
05-16-2013, 05:10 AM #84
05-16-2013, 05:23 AM #85
It's less stiff than the JJS.