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    What RKEP racquet would be most similar to a NR-Zspeed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yerrorice View Post
    ^Haha, you're going to buy all of Eric's rackets Hmm, I was quite curious about the MXJJS and wanted to try it for some time now. I almost bought it but decided to go with the XP-70 instead because I can choose the specs. Do you find 86g a bit light? 87g feels fairly lighter than my BS10 which I thought was already light.
    I'm more of a control counter attacking style, so speed and accuracy trumps rear court smash power, for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by bakulaw View Post
    did you try a 4U or a 3U MX-JJS?

    what XP70 specs do you think will play most similar?
    4U. Same spec especially same head wt would play similar.

    Quote Originally Posted by bos_dc2 View Post
    What RKEP racquet would be most similar to a NR-Zspeed?
    ZSPD is an unusual racket... at least the demo I had tried from Topline. I'd say an XP80 (88/300) would be close. I know because I've ordered one for my friend with those specs a few months ago and it has a similar swing, although not as fast as the more compact ZSPD. But ZSPD would have more oomph at the expense of defence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post

    4U. Same spec especially same head wt would play similar.

    Follow up question... would you say that the XP70 is more similar to an MX-JJS or an MX-70?

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    I have 2x MX70, one 3U one 4U. So i know definitely XP70 is closer to JJS, especially shaft stiffness of MX70 is noticeably stiffer than both.

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    RKEP XP-70 (87, 300mm, strung at 26lbs with Zymax 62) first impressions:

    At first, the racket felt dull and a bit heavy, nothing too special. As I continued to play however, the racket showed its true colours (and yes, I spell colour with "ou", I'm Canadian :P). I warmed up with a few clears and to my surprise, they were all going out! I had to adjust my swing to handle the power. Next, I tried smashing and the smashes were beautiful!! I was able to smash fairly hard from the back court (which I normally avoid from the lack of confidence ) and from awkward positions. I normally wouldn't talk about accuracy since you can be "accurate" with any racket if you play enough with it. But this racket gave me extremely sharp smashing angles for some reason . Moving on to smashes around mid-court, these smashes were on par, if not faster than my smashes with my BS10. That's saying a lot! (for me anyways) The stiff shaft on the BS10 with a fast swing delivers DEADLY smashes, yet the XP-70 was able to do the same!

    The XP-70 is also an easy racket to use, I can play with minimal effort, and also smash continually. Umm, the net shots and drives were average, so not too much to say (for now). I'm curious about comparing this racket to the MX JJS and the Z-speed since they have similar specs but I don't think I'll be able to try them anytime soon

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    Update: I played another 2 hours tonight and the XP-70 is NICE, all my shots were going where I wanted them. The sweet spot is a bit smaller than isometric rackets but I'm fine since I used to use oval rackets . I finally understand what people mean when they say "Yonex rackets feel damped", I played with my friend's NS9900 again and it felt so dull! In comparison, my BS10 and XP-70 feel SO MUCH livelier.

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    Just purchased an XP70 from visor!

    Specs 87g / 297mm
    Zm62 @ 22x23

    Can't wait to test it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bos_dc2 View Post
    Just purchased an XP70 from visor!

    Specs 87g / 297mm
    Zm62 @ 22x23

    Can't wait to test it out!
    Hope it works out well for you!

    I just came back from my 2 hr baddy session, and forcing myself to rotate between the APP and JJS, I found myself coming back to the XP70 when the game got tight. Smash, half smash, clear, drive, drop, net, feel, defence ... everything was so much better with the XP70. I don't even know why I bother with looking at or buying other rackets...
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    Any comparison between XP70 and Victor TK6000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumer View Post
    Any comparison between XP70 and Victor TK6000?
    They are different beast. TK6000 is head heavy and more attack oriented whereas XP70 is all rounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoky View Post
    They are different beast. TK6000 is head heavy and more attack oriented whereas XP70 is all rounder.
    although it would be very interesting to compare a 4u tk6k (likely 84/305) with a 88/300 xp70

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    although it would be very interesting to compare a 4u tk6k (likely 84/305) with a 88/300 xp70
    Yup! I have a 3U TK6000 and a 86/300 XP70 (dry) and the XP70 is far faster. Unfortunately, I don't have the dry weight of the TK6000 as it was given to me strung and weighing 95 grams (with original grip and plastic).

    Power wise, TK6000 has the edge but it just feel so "unwieldy", probably a trait of the Thruster series as my Legend II feels the same as well.

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    strings are 3.5g, 2 layer plastic wrap is 2.5g, so your tk6k is around 89g

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    strings are 3.5g, 2 layer plastic wrap is 2.5g, so your tk6k is around 89g
    Yeah, I had my doubts when the boss say it is 87gm. I had wanted a 4u TK6000 but it was sold out in Taiwan. Anyway, it was a gift so no complaints. I do like the paintwork on it, I think quite gorgeous.

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    Wait , could you give me a brief information on eric? Is he a single person? You said he made his own rackets . This includes xp70?

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    he runs rkep store on ebay... and yes he has a line of xp rackets that he oem'd from a manufacturer in taiwan that also happens to make rackets for victor, forza etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoky View Post
    Yup! I have a 3U TK6000 and a 86/300 XP70 (dry) and the XP70 is far faster. Unfortunately, I don't have the dry weight of the TK6000 as it was given to me strung and weighing 95 grams (with original grip and plastic).

    Power wise, TK6000 has the edge but it just feel so "unwieldy", probably a trait of the Thruster series as my Legend II feels the same as well.
    How would u rate the shaft stiffness between the two?

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