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Thread: Victor Lightfighter Rackets?
04-09-2013, 07:23 AM #18
Absolutely not as tiring as conventional rackets when smashing. I just can reconfirm it again.
Little lack of power when pushing in the mid court if wrist techniques are not proper and smooth yet (like me actually). This also means you rely a little bit on opponents strong pushes if you wanna push back fast. If you're really a pro player, forget this
Defending in the area from belly to head is really comfortable since the racket is very light and you're really ready to block or push. But when smashes or pushes come to your forehand, you will need to adjust the timing. Especially if you're moving your body, the timing will be difficult to adjust and probably needs time to adapt.
Defending in the lower area, by that I mean lifting deep smashes, is only easy to execute. The results vary. Maybe my timings or positions were not ideal, but sometimes I had problems to lift the shuttle high and wide. Maybe it's just an illusion, but I think such "rescue-liftings" are worse with these light rackets because the shuttle don't fly fast and wide enough when not hitting sweetspot. For sure it's the same for conventional heavy rackets, but for me it was a little bit worse with this light racket.
Despite these little things, I was very pleased when testing this racket on a tournament
This thing needs more attention
Last edited by Accordaz; 04-09-2013 at 07:30 AM.
04-09-2013, 12:59 PM #19
Ok, I've now looked at the Voltric 7 and I'm not sure what to pick out of these two rackets. I've heard good things about both and the V7 maybe not as light buy it is still a 4U. Anyone have any they prefer over the other?
04-10-2013, 12:00 PM #20
I tested 7400 this week and really liked it. As Mark said, it's a bit of a surprise but the combination of light weight, head heavy, medium flex really works. The racket felt strong and fast and thankfully I could feel the head at all times.
I'll be writing a review over the week for launch weekend or early next week. Then I'll be testing either 7300 or 7000.
09-07-2013, 06:51 AM #21
Since you have been officially announced as partner to Victor-International just now
May I request you to provide review of Light Fighter 7400 and Light Fighter 7300 ?
What do you think the difference between these two ?
Last but not least, is it true that Light Fighter has 88 grommet's holes ?
(as mentioned in http://www.victor-international.com/...product&id=359)
Thanks in advance
09-07-2013, 01:19 PM #22
I've used the light fighter 7400 and it definitely has more feel to it than the flashboost. Clears feel strange with the fb, but are easy with the 7400.
09-21-2013, 05:21 PM #23
I have used the Light fighter 7000. For me the racket is far too light for me. Its exceptionally quick when in defense but lacks the power to get you out of trouble, and lost the extra punch in my drives and smash. I use a Victor MX60 which is a great racket the extra weight in the head is what is lacking in the light fighter.
09-22-2013, 05:04 PM #24
Big apology guys. I've been so busy testing other rackets all my plans were thrown out of the window.
I now have all three Lightfighters in my bag and will start my testing this week if I get the chance.
From my initial playing on each racket I preferred 7400 because the bit of weight in the head really helps keep check of the racket. The other two are incredibly light in the head. 7000 has been a very good seller but being fair i know all I have been very well received and are selling well.
I'll do my best to test quickly although may have to stagger my reviews but provide feedback here first. Is that OK with you?
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09-22-2013, 10:51 PM #25
Yes it is ok for me
I understand you also have to review other Victor's prime products
Nevertheless, I am looking forward for your review to LF7300 and LF7400
09-23-2013, 03:57 AM #26
I've mentioned that I won't get a light racket for the near future in another thread.
Well after last saturday, we had a MD tournament, I really have rethink about this statement.
I already gave you a short review for the LF7300 in this thread. I still think it's a great racket for a great price.
I just sum it up (again):
+ Super fast (sometimes you feel like LYD since you're that much faster in the front court and kill a lot more of the lower lifts from the opponents)
+ Due the lower weight it's much less tiring, you can smash one after another one and you still don't waste that much enegery as usual
+ Smash power is still enough if not equivalent to balanced rackets
+/- wrong timing will be noticable in the time of adapting (this is really subjective since you may adapt to it a lot faster)
+/ - Due the lower weight, you have less mass holding in your hand. That's a point which makes it less solid since you can't feel it that well as the conventional heavy rackets. Especially deceptive shots can be horrible in the beginning. But also defending smashes can be a problem since you may swing your racket too early or too fast and miss the shuttle completely, which happened several times to me.
Because it's a racket from a girlfriend of a friend, I didn't try it for singles. But maybe I'm going to get one for myself
Just another 2 cents
09-28-2013, 11:29 PM #27
Where can I purchase the Victor Lightfighter series in Canada or anywhere that will ship to Canada?
09-29-2013, 01:44 AM #28
I got told by a reliable source that there is a company that releases products under Victor's name in Europe (and has the authorization to do it, so not one of those fake racket makers), but that company is a totally different company from the actual Victor that makes the popular Victor rackets (MX, BRS, SW, etc).
All of that was really confusing, so I'm not sure exactly how that works and what rackets are actually not Victor products.
09-29-2013, 12:05 PM #29
Ok thanks. I was thinking maybe try the Yonex ArcSaber FB.
Recently, I tried a friend's Apacs Tantrum light infinity and it is really good. I was able to create good smashing power, good defence and net play. However, this racquet is very unstable.
I want to try Victor racquets but I have no idea what their models meant. Bravesword seems popular. Would this be a good doubles racquet?
12-17-2013, 10:48 PM #30
Any updates on your review on the 7400 model cant seem to find it on your site yet
12-18-2013, 04:53 AM #31
Yes, 7400 is permanently in my bag at the moment but I've had to suspend any court activity until January because somehow I injured my ankle - don't know how and also I've had all the hospital visits with my dad.
I will be reviewing all the Lightfighters next year including the soon to be released 7350 which is a beautiful red. I can't wait to see that racket but at the moment do not know the specs.
I think Direct Sports ship to Canada (I'd call them to check) if players cannot get the Lightfighter series over there.
12-18-2013, 04:58 AM #32
Sorry to hear about your injury, take care and i look forward to your review next year.