need you help to decide what to get next. I play mostly doubles. i am playing BS09 and like it a lot. i like the medium shaft, not stiff not soft but i would prefer just a little bit (only a little bit) of weight on the head and that would be perfect.
i have tried the victor mx60, the balance is perfect but didn't like the shaft. Then i tried the VT70 (4U), it's a great powerful racket and love the super slim bouncy shaft but i did feel it's just a little bit slow for fast exchange doubles though it's already a lot better than other head-heavy rackets.
i had a look at the Arcsaber 7 but not sure if it's any better than BS09. I don't really want to get the BS12 as the head even lighter than BS09?
all i want is a racket with medium shaft like BS09, with a little bit weight on top of the head. Any recommendations? Or should i just wait for the all new Adidas rackets to come out?
Demolidor has a good suggestion to add wt to your current racket head.
If you still want to get another Bs09, you should first check your racket head's wt with a scale (bare unstrung no overgrip), then when you're at the store, you can select one that has a racket head heavier than your current one. Reason for doing this is to ensure that you get what you want and don't leave it up to chance.
Why don't you try it with some athletic tape strips on the top of the frame first like the "pro's" (like Lin Dan for example)
thanks for the suggestion. but last time i tried with the tape on the top of the head, it just feel weird. i don't feel the swing is right for some reason. Maybe it's just psycological thing. Since then i never try to put anything on the frame but my only modification would be on the grip.
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If you really like the Bs09 that much, you should at least give the Bs12 a try. I am on my 3rd now and it's not head lighter than the Bs09, at least compared to a normal one (I also own a freakishly heavy Bs09 which -for me- is slower than my N90s).
If you're unwilling to give that a whirl, the N55-II is definitely worth a try as well - it's rather well-balanced, not being too stiff for intermediate users, while being stiff enough to ensure good control, and has a great balance/weight as I found it to be very suitable for all 3 disciplines - making it a good all-around doubles racket and a somewhat quicker singles racket. Don't worry about it being too heavy, the one I tested was only a tad heavier than the Bs09, and would've become my go-to racket at that point if the price hadn't been on a completely different level than the Bs09...
arcsaber 7 feels quite head light to me. Doesnt have that little weight you would like. if you worry about n55ii being too head heavy you could go for n50 or n50ii. in terms of head heaviness n55ii>n50ii>n50. N80 could be another choice too. Fast with a little bit of weight at the head for power. It has an aerodynamic frame similar to the bs series. Compared to n50ii its lighter and is less head heavy. But faster.