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Thread: Victor Thruster K6000
11-06-2013, 08:49 PM #69
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11-06-2013, 10:03 PM #71
11-06-2013, 10:27 PM #72
what's the best way to measure head weight?
11-06-2013, 10:54 PM #73
11-07-2013, 04:11 AM #74
It doesn't feel the same as vt70. I played a lot with the 2 (TK6K is my current, and I tried vt70 for 2 months), and you really shouldn't buy one because you liked the other^^
The difference in BP is quite big, and the TK feels more repulsive/bouncy/lively/uncontrolable to me (don't know which word fits best, but you got the idea). I you are physically agressive and always try to put speed in the shuttle, you can try the TK. If you want to control the pace more, you will not like it at all.
(as you can guess, I'm quite mad on the court, and I love it
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11-07-2013, 04:27 AM #75
11-07-2013, 05:42 AM #76
Won't be as comprehensive as my usual reviews, but I think this one deserves more than the two paragraphs I gave it in the Victor thread.
VS850 @ 30 PS 304/85
I'm not a fan of this gloss yellow - I think it makes rackets look cheap (c.f. Adidas AZT). The more "egg yolk/honeycomb" yellow worked really well on the MX60, but this "pastel" yellow... thumbs down from me.
String pattern is terrible as well - miles of main poking out the top. OSP would have been fine.
Strange one. The spec suggests it'll behave like a VT70... not even close. The VT70 was a soggy mess that needed a long, slow swing, but this one is tight and zippy. In all the dozens of rackets I've tried, I have to give this one the highest power/effort ratio of them all. If you need to get the shuttle out of the air with most angle as "cheaply" as possible, this is the one. It works everywhere - drives, clears, stick smash...
It doesn't gain very much power when I go for a full smash, but I don't think it's supposed to. Players who want real beef might find it lacking a tad.
A 304 shouldn't defend this well - I thought I was playing with a Nanospeed. It "resets" itself so quickly I found myself walking into smashes with it. Angles ahoy once again, but horizontal this time. If you need to block, the head stays where it is. No problem.
In all honesty, I expected the head to be all over the place - this is a 5/3, after all. However, it feels "integrated", and I think this is because it's a 4U. Thrusters are really good with frame torque (rather, lack of it).
It needs a bright string, but it's no slouch. It did vibrate a bit at 30 PS, but it's a 4U after all.
It's not for me - too tall and too light - but that doesn't mean I can't recognize that it's good at what it's supposed to do. I don't think it's got enough meat for the real hard-hitters, but it's so damned easy to get angle and power out of this thing you can almost turn half your brain off and let your creative side out.
During one game yesterday I approached a loose drop shot at the net. I decided to play a spinner, but then I saw an opponent on his way in. I then showed a lift to the backhand corner... until I saw the other opponent favouring that side. Finally, I settled on an inside-out backhand drive, by which point the shuttle was nearly behind me... which ended up being a winner. Let that sink in: I managed to change my mind twice on the same shot, and still win the point off it.
As I said in my shorter review: options.
On a final note, I think it's such a shame that this thing is so low in the Thruster range, because it's going to be overlooked (especially given its looks). In all honesty, going just by the specs I would have walked right past it in the shop.
Last edited by Mark A; 11-07-2013 at 05:46 AM.
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11-07-2013, 05:48 AM #77
^ Love these entertaining reviews.
11-07-2013, 08:59 AM #78
Interesting review. I agree with most of what you say, however that's where the individual taste element comes in. I really like the colour. Playability was way beyond what I expected and really opened up the possibilities. Granted it's not going to be the hardest hitter, but it's still a powerhouse and enough for me to give it the two thumbs up.
As you say, defence, net work, it's a dream.
For me, there's nothing I don't like about this racket and lots to rave about. In fact, you can read my review as it's just gone live.
Last edited by paulstewart64; 11-07-2013 at 09:02 AM.
11-07-2013, 09:09 AM #79
Victor UK should be super happy with your guys, you're pimpin' it big time A lot of people will be curious about the TK6000 now.....myself included
A yellow grip should de-uglify it a bit.....
11-07-2013, 09:27 AM #80
In the case of the TK6000, it was "yes", and "YES".
Let's see how a maniac's string job changes the equation... you might have to give it seven out of five.
11-07-2013, 10:58 AM #81
Now I am tempted after reading Paul's review... I am a fan of MXJJS and now he said he found a better??? Dang, I must try this out myself...
11-07-2013, 11:09 AM #82
Please remember Mark is not sponsored by Victor but has been one of my super-testing pals when I manage to get a decent number of rackets together. Then we have a really good time discussing the merits or not of each racket. There are plenty we have given low scores to and only a few we have ever raved over.
In my case I'll say it as it is and if I don't like a racket then it will be in my review. Whilst with Yonex there were good and bad and I expect this will be the case with Victor too. At the moment I've been presented with excellent rackets, not to everyone's taste but that's fine. It's been hard testing these rackets and enjoying them so much, even when they're not my personal spec because I always have that voice telling me I'm going to be accused of bias towards my sponsor. However, I have to put that to one side and write what I feel about a racket good or bad. If I'm not honest, I may as well not bother.
I really thought BS LHI was my next racket until MX JJS came along. For me, I didn't expect any racket to top that...and then came TK6000.
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11-07-2013, 11:42 AM #83
OMG... I think I've just pulled the trigger on a TK6000!!!
11-07-2013, 12:09 PM #84
It's not for me - too tall and too light - but that doesn't mean I can't recognize that it's good at what it's supposed to do.
11-07-2013, 12:57 PM #85
Paul, how would you think a 3U TK6000 will perform?