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    Default Next progression from arc8dx

    Starting to look for something a little head heavier, what do you guys think the next step would be from my arc8dx? I want similar weight and stiffness though.

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    How about putting a little lead tape on the frame of your 8DX?

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    Yeah but I want a new toy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    Starting to look for something a little head heavier, what do you guys think the next step would be from my arc8dx? I want similar weight and stiffness though.
    it is RKEP XP70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    Yeah but I want a new toy
    I knew that, was just being facetious! :P

    I've sworn by the 8DX for a long time and it's still my go to racquet. But just to give me a little contrast I got myself a Z-Slash and love it. Then for the first time in over 20yrs I bought a non-Yonex... Bravesword LYD to see what the fuss was all about.

    The Z-Slash is a fantastic racquet, if a little lazy. It's flexible, fast and powerful.

    The BSLYD is similar to the 8DX in some respects but not as forgiving though is a little faster. Power is about the same but the LYD is a little head heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R20190 View Post
    The Z-Slash is a fantastic racquet, if a little lazy. It's flexible, fast and powerful.
    Lazy, how?

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    It just doesn't feel as eager compared to the likes of an 8DX and say NS9900 - probably due to it's long shaft that makes it feel a flexible, even though I'm sure the material it's made from is pretty stiff. But because of this and the speed of the racquet, power is readily available though.

    I string all my racquets at 27-29lb btw.

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