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.
Looks like op should try some less stiff rackets...
Agree, likely the MX80 is too stiff for you. Also it looks like you can swing your racket very fast. That's why you have more power with the Nanoray 800. You can try the 3u version for more power or the Nanospeed 9900.
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
The MX JJS was supposed to be the MX90, but since they released it under JJS's name, they can still release a MX90. I think it'll be released in time for the next badminton season, so this summer/september maybe.
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.