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04-11-2013, 05:01 PM #1
Just tested some rackets... was surprised
Im searching a new racket.
Last month i played quite bad... didnt get power out of my Meteor x80 3u (87g) bg66@24/25lbs. ( drops, net play and placement were fine).
I mostly play singles(70-80%) ... would say intermediate standard.
So I decided to test some rackets.... voltric 80, vzf, nanoray 800 / 700, bravesword 12, n55I, n80.... so a lot (yonex/victor all 4u @ ~22 lbs)
Now playtime... focused on rear court... smash ,clear, drop and again smash .... wanted to find a racket with more power than the meteor.
Funny thing... a 4u nanoray800 gave the most power for me ... I dont know why....
Power: nanoray800>= voltric80 > bs 12 > vzf >n80>>> my meteor x80...
clear/drop... quite good with all rackets.
I know that my smashes with the meteor werent sooo strong ( but good placement). I didnt think that i would get more power out of a headlight 4u nanoray but also with the headheavy/ stiff voltric 80.
So.. what could be the problem? weight ? tension? Balance? Stiffness??
I can test the rackets (and maybe an arcsaber 11) in two weeks again...
but I dont understand why i can play better with all this rackets?
And how to play singles with a 4u headlight racket
Its a silly post... its late... and Im just... a bit mad and confused.
04-11-2013, 05:15 PM #2
How did you measure the speed of your smash?
04-11-2013, 05:19 PM #3
think you can see and feel it.... tested the rackets with 2 friends... we practice 3 times a week together. They also said that I got more power from all of these rackets.
04-11-2013, 05:25 PM #4
From my personal experience, strings make the biggest difference in term of the feel and power of the smashes. Why not try some other 2nd tier or 3rd tier rackets and see if you get the same results.
04-11-2013, 05:35 PM #5
arcsaber i-slash and oliver eplon 9 didnt give me more power.
But i will test some other 2nd tier rackets in two weeks.
Thanks for advice.
Maybe i also should try restringing my meteor with bg 66 @ 22lbs...
But 3 or 4 months ago i got my meteor @28 lbs and got more power than with 25lbs.
Still not more power than with the rest rackets.
04-11-2013, 06:14 PM #6
Looks like op should try some less stiff rackets...
04-12-2013, 02:29 AM #7
04-12-2013, 05:11 AM #8
And how was the n55? You mention it as a test racquet, but not in the results
04-12-2013, 09:48 AM #9
I dont like the feeling of the li ning rackets... no idea why... power was there
I own a nanospeed 9900...need to restring it. Was in the bag for some years^^
thanks for advice
Would arc 11 fit? I think its more flex and less headheavy than the meteor.
So for now:
Voltric 80 (good power and its headheavy)
and maybe arc11
Thanks for your help
04-12-2013, 04:27 PM #10
Wait for the MX90 ?
A little less stiff than MX80 and slightly head heavy.
Should get you more power than your MX80.
04-12-2013, 04:45 PM #11
Isn't the TK8000 what the MX90 is supposed to be?
04-12-2013, 04:48 PM #12
04-12-2013, 04:51 PM #13
So i will give mx jjs a try too. Hope the seller has mx jjs in two weeks.
04-12-2013, 04:57 PM #14
I have the JJS, TK8000 and Vt-80. JJS is stiffer than the other 2.
04-12-2013, 05:19 PM #15
Well, I had a 3U MX80 as well and couldnīt handle it (arm, shoulder got tired soon and some pain) while the 4U version was/is no problem.
Some time ago I had the feeling i need another more flex racket to have some variation.
Now I love to play with the BS-LYD 3U the most, my smashes got better.
BUT changing a racket can only help a bit, we have to work on ourselves to improve.
Atm I have different rackets (mx80, mx60 4u, bs-12, bs-lyd 3u) and sometimes have to think with which I play. So try to have max. 3 different rackets and one main racket which seems to get the bs-lyd. Feels very sharp at the net area, but i get way more power from the back compared with improved technique than with the mx80.
04-12-2013, 05:29 PM #16
I haven't even heard of half these racket you guys are mentioning. I remember when it was Yonex or bust, o the simple days. I'm curious, do you buy your rackets locally or internationally?
04-12-2013, 05:33 PM #17