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    ^You get better prices if you contact Eric by email instead of on ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaaam View Post
    Thank you kindly. I'll probably go for the 88g XP70 then with BP ~300. Quite excited with those specs actually. Should be fun comparing it with the MX60 when I get home from the airport >=D

    You'll be happy to know I also bought ClearTune for iOS. Yeah that's right, I read that thread too lol. I've been keeping track of all my rackets, strings, and tensions. Time to add another parameter to my growing excel file =D

    What's your reasoning for the heavier is better for plastic?
    Hehe... thumbs-up to frequency monitoring.

    Playing plastic is mostly about hard thumping the bird as it's hard to play finesse shots with it, so heavier is better.

    Make sure you contact Eric by email to get best pricing.

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    I'm using a 4u Voltric 80 right now. I'm considering a xp60 since I want something a bit stiffer (can't use ZF, too heavy). I'm just concerned that the xp60 is not head heavy enough? Feedback appreciated!

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    It's definitely not as head heavy but Eric also sells the Powerizer which is the Victor lead tape which can be used to make the racket head heavier!

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    Not the same as an originally heavy racket, I'm afraid...a 4U VT80 is ~84/310, right? A 86/300 is nearly as heavy, a 87/300 slightly heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    Not the same as an originally heavy racket, I'm afraid...a 4U VT80 is ~84/310, right? A 86/300 is nearly as heavy, a 87/300 slightly heavier.
    My 4U G5 measured 315mm, those yonex HH are a class of its own..Hoping Eric would make a 300mm+ x60

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    Yep, my 4u vt80 is 82.8g 313mm dry. As j4ckie says the closest would be a xp60 86.5g 300mm.

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    After swinging my XP60/70 and VT80, I just realized that they don't swing the same, because most of the mass of the VT is at the top where the trivoltage bumps are, as opposed to the XP with most of the mass at the bottom where the MX cross section is.

    I suppose adding some lead tape at the top of a 83g XP60/70 may make it more comparably similar.

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    Nah. At least 84, better 85g....otherwise there's just too little carbon^^

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    Ordered two XP70s to tryout, and will also use them to test some strings.

    Ordered 87 and 88g @ 300mm bp. I'm actually a little worried if I accidentally ordered too heavy and too headheavy. Although I would like a lighter and less stiff version my 3UG5 VT80, I think my specs are a little too high to meet that. Maybe I should have gone for 86/87 @ 297-298 instead haha. As always, Eric has shipped them extremely fast and they will arrive soon.

    Hopefully 1-2mm difference in bp won't matter too much, can anyone shed more light on the difference of a few millimetres? Is there a discernible difference of a few millimetres between identical rackets?

    Then again, I could always take off a few inches off the top of the original grip and that would fix the weight and headheaviness problem...
    Last edited by phaaam; 07-09-2013 at 01:29 PM.

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    You should be fine. If anything, I find the XPs measure 0.5-1g less than the label indicates. At least from the 7 I've ordered in the past few months.

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    Yeah the weight is rounded up. My 87g/300mm XP70 was lighter than both my TK8k and BS12N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    You should be fine. If anything, I find the XPs measure 0.5-1g less than the label indicates. At least from the 7 I've ordered in the past few months.
    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    Yeah the weight is rounded up. My 87g/300mm XP70 was lighter than both my TK8k and BS12N.
    Thanks, guys! I figured it'd be slightly lighter from your posts. I feel a little better about it, can't wait to try it! I'll post specs and a review later. I'll only have a month to try these rackets and test out strings, so little time!

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    Btw it's supposed to be G5/G2 grip size but it is actually slightly larger possibly due to the cushier stock grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    You should be fine. If anything, I find the XPs measure 0.5-1g less than the label indicates. At least from the 7 I've ordered in the past few months.
    Wow... 7! a mixture of XP60, XP70 and XP80?

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    hi guys, newb here. been reading the reviews on this thread and the other one.
    have to say that im really tempted to get one. but not sure which, XP70 or XP60?

    currently im using BraveSword 11, absolutely lovin it but somehow feel like it lacks power..
    had a chance to test out my friend's SW35, awesome power but quite slow compared to BRS series

    which one shud i choose?

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    The only difference is stiffness. I found that the XP70 was stiff enough for me. You'll have to wait for the XP60 owners to chime in.

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