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    SWORD TECH. I want to try this racket out but don't want to shell out for it ((. Will need to remain happy with my Voltric Z-Forces.

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    I got them with BG80@27 pounds. I did ask for a higher tension but 27 is as high as they wanna go.

    I'll c how much I have to pay on top of it but I expect them to cost me double the price of a Victor JJS or TK8000

    SWORD TECH. I want to try this racket out but don't want to shell out for it ((. Will need to remain happy with my Voltric Z-Forces.
    If the Z-Forces really do work for you, you don't think in your game, just react and it's works... then keep them. ZF's are great rackets and I only sold them because they were a fraction too slow for me on flat and fast mens doubles.

    Someone said before the 90 III is a slightly less head heavy and faster version of the ZF, so I'm (barely) willing to spend this amount of money
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    Quote Originally Posted by sFrog View Post
    I got them with BG80@27 pounds. I did ask for a higher tension but 27 is as high as they wanna go.
    that's weird. the racket itself has the specs of up to 30 lbs.
    http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/...ps644972f9.jpg

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    They only offer tensions up to 27lbs in order to ensure the frame stability even during shipment stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonvan View Post
    You should like the N90-3, I find it better than the 2 if I had to choose between them, personally still like the N55-3 more though... So haven't been using my N90-3...
    If you're thinking of selling your N90-3...please keep me in mind. Loving the MX-JJS I bought from you.

    CD.

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    My rackets arrived last week and had a little play time on one international tournament with them. Till now I still don't get everything out of the racket but I expect last adjustments should be done within weeks.

    Little impressions:

    It has a decent weight on it's head and you can feel it when maneuvering and while doing so you can feel the momentum of it. Speed is given there as expected, thus said it's a lot faster and reasonably lighter than the Yonex VT80 3U racket. Drives, net shots and backhand do feel very solid, predictable and can be executed with pinpoint accuracy. Shots do feel very solid with a little bit more feedback than the VT80. This has to be tested more carefully though.

    Thinking of the smash and attacking department, something very important to me, it performs extraordinary well but needs adjustment like every racket. It's stated it's got an aero frame but since the frame and shaft is rather bulky it's not as fast as you might expect.
    It cuts better through the air than the VT80 for sure but it has to be said that everyone expecting to get everything out of it with a compact and fast rotation technique has to be physically decent if not very good.
    Despite that I'd say it's more user friendly and more crisp than a VT80 3U and the shaft does bend more predictable than the VT80 does.

    For the ones who play a lot of doubles the shorter handle of the N90 III can be a tad off-putting and might shall take a look at the N80 but this is personal preference.

    Think I can write more and more precisely after a few weeks. Anyway at least I can say that from my personal opinion the N90III definitely is better for me than the VT80 regardless of 4 or 3U since the N90 gives a crisper touch/feedback and is quicker.

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    nice, thanks for the review. can't wait till mine makes it postal way to my hands - ordered an n90-iii instead of my broken n55-iii.
    It will be interesting to see how it will live with my n90-ii - on one hand I want n90-iii to be better and faster, but on the other i want it to feel similar so that i can swap between the rackets with minimum adjustments...

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    Thanks sFrog for the review, it matched my impression with the N90III exactly!

    I just got myself a N90I, and would be able to try it out in the next 2 weeks!

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    No need to thank me and I wouldn't say it's a review... merely first impressions (20 hours training/tournament duration).

    I'm trying the BG80Power with higher tension around 29-30lbs now and will see how it compares to the BG80 27lbs. However, I've always felt 27lbs wasn't enough tension for me.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to your N90 I comparison kong, even though I would always go for the 4U ZF alternatively.

    If I could produce my own racket... I would go for the head frame of the 90III, make it a little bit slimmer and combine it with the shaft of the 4U ZF. Wonder how that would be...
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    Got this racquet a few days ago and boy all I can say is WOW. This racquet at first glance is quite a looker. Coming from a 4u Z-Force, 3u MX-80, LN N-80 I can proudly say this racquet comes out on top so far. It is quick from the get-go and packs a lot of punch. Strung at 28lbs with BG80 it feels amazing. I felt power was on par with my Z-Force maybe even slightly better. Speed wise it is also quite quick with the bravesword design......to be continued after more testing

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    After having played extensively with the N90-III for about 2 months now, I've come to realize that for me, this racket doesn't produce the same stability and power as my VTZF. For some reason, even though the technology used in the N90-III seems similar to Victor's SWORD, I still seem to have problem getting some misshits. I've been using BRS LYD for doubles for quite some time now and have no problem there. I'm no expert in rackets so I can't tell for sure what it is, but after 2 months I still haven't gotten 100% used to it. When I actually do hit the shuttle, it does fly, however it doesn't really give the 'umph' which VTZF gives which I really do tend to miss when I play with the N90.
    However, I'm not giving up on this racket yet, but so far it's not much more than a "spare racket".

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    My N90-III arrived today. The word "gorgeous" isn't enough to describe the beauty of this racket. MBS made a little leap on me and decided to surprise me with RED zm65 (i asked for white ). Looks a bit cheeky, but very nice indeed ). Haven't played yet (tomorrow) but some initial impressions:
    wet bp (RKEP soft overgrip and zm65) is 300mm. wet bp of my n90-II with the same setup is 302mm. Despite looking so differently, both feel very similar. N90-III feels more aerodynamic with a little bit faster swing i guess.
    My N55-III is definitely more head heavy than n90-III (with wet bp of 303mm) and sortta has a feel of more weight at the top of the frame when the headweight of n90-III seems more evenly distributed through the head.
    Also, N90-III is the first (?) li-ning racket with a stringing pattern of 76 holes (like vt80 etc).

    Wingu, z-force is much more head-heavy than n90-iii and less aerodynamic so it will definitely have more "ooomph" in the smash. But it's more difficult to handle, much stiffer and n90-iii is by miles more all-around racket, inviting the quick wrist play, very much suitable for doubles games apart from singles. But every player is different, maybe z-force works better for you than it did for me, but i've gone down from the beasts like vt80 and vtzf to these around-300mm-bp-like rackets and they suit me much better.

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    Also, N90-III has a little bit different frame shape than n55-iii, n90-ii or my at900p. It's a little bit wider and the shaft is a little bit linger (4-5mm or so) so the frame is just a little bit shorter. All this i think is a good thing, increasing the sweetspot. And due to the aerodynamic shape the frame feels by no means bulky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swunk View Post
    wet bp (RKEP soft overgrip and zm65) is 300mm. wet bp of my n90-II with the same setup is 302mm. Despite looking so differently, both feel very similar. N90-III feels more aerodynamic with a little bit faster swing i guess.
    My N55-III is definitely more head heavy than n90-III (with wet bp of 303mm) and sortta has a feel of more weight at the top of the frame when the headweight of n90-III seems more evenly distributed through the head.
    Also, N90-III is the first (?) li-ning racket with a stringing pattern of 76 holes (like vt80 etc).
    My N90III with ZM65(25x27) and RKEP G11 white grip has wet weight of 98g, 303mm bp (dry weight of 89.5g, I forgot to measure the bp before stringing).
    I agree that N90III swings faster than my 4u VTZF (wet weight of 93g, 305mm bp), which is good for defense and quite close to VTZF in term of smashing.
    Overall, I'm still quite happy with my N90III.
    If there's an N90III with 305mm bp, then it will be perfect!

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    since n90 is 3U, it should smash better than 4u zf...
    if you want n90-iii with 305mm bp then it's n55-iii. or use at900p, mine has exactly 305mm bp. one of the best yonex rackets ever.

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    Ah seems like the consensus is that the N90iii is an upgraded VT80. It did feel quite light the first time I held it. I think I'll need to skip this and just order more N90 first gens! Nothing beats good old fashioned head heavy, heavy, and stiff! I thought that the ZF in 3U was just right and I didn't like the VT80 because it was too light and I needed to adjust my timing. Doesn't seem like I'll be able to just pick this one up and play.

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    I have put in around 10 hours of playtime in my new N90I, while it will take me more time to confirm, for now, I prefer the N90I to the III by a small margin! The N90I just feel more crisp to me, but then it may due to the slightly worn out BG66UM on my III. I will restring the III in the next 2 weeks and reassess.

    One peculiar thing is that the N90I doesn't feel that head-heavy to me, and I have confirmed this with my friends. After reading so much from this website, I had the impression that the N90I was one of the most head-heavy racket in current production, but the sample I have is just about the same (or may even be slightly less so) as my III, and definitely head-lighter than my N90II and VTZF

    I wonder if I have got a N90I at the lowest weight range, so much like a borderline 4U Yonex! Actually, if I didn't get mine from MBS, I would wonder whether I got a fake!

    Interested to hear from others who have used both the N90I and III.

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