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    Default Victor Lightfighter Rackets?

    Anyone played with any of these rackets?, specs say its very light, around 77g. Released in January 2013.

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    Lightfighter? My oh my Victor is having a doozy with these names, first Thruster 8000 then this.

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    I've been handed three of them to test - the 7400, 7300 and 7000. They are incredibly light.

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    Mark A

    what are your thoughts of the 7300? I'm looking for a budget head heavy racket and discovered this.

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    Here's a bit more info on the LightFighter series... pretty darn light. Scroll down, underneath the Bravesword series.

    http://www.victor-international.com/...ge=rackets_pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaz. View Post
    Mark A

    what are your thoughts of the 7300? I'm looking for a budget head heavy racket and discovered this.
    The 7400 is the most head heavy of them all, so I'd look at that one.

    I'm testing the 7000 and 7400 tomorrow, but I have doubts that the 7400 will be able to cope with

    a) the medium flex
    b) the head heavy balance

    at such a low weight. I'm expecting plenty of flop and whip, to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    The 7400 is the most head heavy of them all, so I'd look at that one.

    I'm testing the 7000 and 7400 tomorrow, but I have doubts that the 7400 will be able to cope with

    a) the medium flex
    b) the head heavy balance

    at such a low weight. I'm expecting plenty of flop and whip, to be honest.
    I'll be looking forward to the results, still thinking of the 7300 due to budget.

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    I will soon be reviewing these racquets, when Mark has finished testing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulstewart64 View Post
    I will soon be reviewing these racquets, when Mark has finished testing them.

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    When do you think the reviews will be up?

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    Imaz

    I collect the rackets from mark on Monday. I'm at All Englands all week so it will be the following week when I test. Would you prefer I test 7300 first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulstewart64 View Post
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    I collect the rackets from mark on Monday. I'm at All Englands all week so it will be the following week when I test. Would you prefer I test 7300 first?

    Paul
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    Yes 7300 first if possible, thank you very much

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    I'm very surprised that so many people are talking about the new Arc FB while almost nobody here is talking about the new Light Fighter series from Victor.

    I don't know how Arc FB feels or plays like, but yesterday I had a session with the Light Fighter 7300. And it was INCREDIBLE FAST!
    It's really really light and really easy to move. If you're smashing from behind and the shuttle is coming back straight to you, you will be ready like never before to smash the shuttle again (and again and again...)

    Of course it's obviously that there's not enough weight mass in the racket to make smashes like Lin Dan, but I don't think that's its target.
    I'd say it's for:
    Men's doubles
    Tactical play in singles - let's say if you're tired or still ill during a tournament

    I'm really wondering how 7400 would play like because it's stated as very head heavy (and as light as the other Light Fighter models).

    Oh and yes, the second thing you will notice besides the extremely light weight is the string pattern. The strings are much closer to each other. Unfortunately I didn't check if the head is smaller which would be a good explanation to this tight string pattern.
    I have no idea about stringing, but I guess it make it a little bit more difficult to string?

    Whatever, it's a GREAT racket. Have a look at it. Especially if you're worrying about easy destroyable Arc FB

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    Thanks, I've been waiting so long for a review and never got it, ill hopefully be purchasing the racket soon

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    You're welcome.

    I don't wanna stop your purpose, but I just want to say that this short review - I'd rather call it "first impressions" - is pretty subjective. It's my own impression of this racket. And it was really a "first impression". I played ONE session with it.

    So, please do not throw any tomato's or so after me if you're not satisfied with the new racket :P I recommend you to test it before purchasing it, because that's what I would do if I'm really going to target this racket.

    Surprisingly the light fighter series are cheap everywhere. In Germany and surprisingly in Switzerland as well.
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    Yeah, I can get the 7300 for 70 in the UK plus free re stringing

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    I tested the 7400 and found it surprisingly good - it didn't rock and roll anywhere near as much as I was expecting, and it had a nice punchy feel for the weight. Looks good, too - reminiscent of the MX80. Coped perfectly well with its stated 12 kg maxium tension.

    The 7000 was a different matter. Absolutely insane speed on the midcourt, but the lack of head weight left me unable to tell where the head was in relation to my body. A similar issue came up when I tried that Flash Boost Arcsaber.

    I think these lightweight rackets really need some decent weight in the head to be of use - there is such a thing as too fast...

    P.S. Three Lighterfighters, three different string patterns - very odd (the 7300's looks to be the best, for my money, and I'd never seen it before).

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    Thanks for sharing, Mark A.
    You've said, 7300 has the best value. But if money shouldn't be an issue, would you prefer 7300 or 7400?
    If using 7400, do you have to sacrifice a lot of control and swing speed compared to 7300?

    Or would you rather choose Arcsaber FB?

    My seller haven't them in stock to test, so I may wait some weeks to test them since they seem to be very popular.

    Quote Originally Posted by imaz. View Post
    Yeah, I can get the 7300 for 70 in the UK plus free re stringing
    That's quiet cheap
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