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    Would be very interested in how this compares with the BS10. BS10 and BS11 both have the slightly thinner shaft compared to the other BS's - which I seem to prefer. But I understand the BS11 is the more flexible of the two. So assuming all three racquets are about the same balance (tolerances aside), if the BSLHI is stiffer than BS10, it will be at the top of my christmas wish list.

    Can I request that whoever manages to get their hands on a BSLHI, to please post some dry BPs? Thanks!

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    I'll do my best. By dry I assume you mean no strings but grip on. If so, I'll gladly do that. Hopefully my LHI will arrive tomorrow/Friday and I aim to test on Sunday.

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    Good news, Bravesword LHI arrived today. Dry weight is 88g. Model is 3U G5.

    Need to string racket and start hitting!

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    LHI is now strung and ready for action. I'll be testing on Sunday afternoon and hopefully I'll write my review by Monday/Tuesday.

    Paul
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    I am really looking forward to it!

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    checked-in, awaiting the review =)

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    Already writing my review on this racket. Got to say, I love it. Coached and hit shuttles for three hours today and couldn't find fault with this racket...it's a beauty! For those players who like a stiffer shaft but not too stiff, this racket will really suit. It's got some weight in the head although specs say even balance.

    I liked this racket so much this has shot to my number one position when choosing which Victor racket i will use this season. I didn't even want to apply head weights to this racket, it played so well and delivered so well all afternoon.

    Buy with confidence as this should really please a lot of players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulstewart64 View Post
    Already writing my review on this racket. Got to say, I love it. Coached and hit shuttles for three hours today and couldn't find fault with this racket...it's a beauty! For those players who like a stiffer shaft but not too stiff, this racket will really suit. It's got some weight in the head although specs say even balance.

    I liked this racket so much this has shot to my number one position when choosing which Victor racket i will use this season. I didn't even want to apply head weights to this racket, it played so well and delivered so well all afternoon.

    Buy with confidence as this should really please a lot of players.

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    really nice

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    bet it wont sell (in Europe) because of the relatively unpopular/unheard of player

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    Yeah, I'm not a fan of naming rackets after players, because it polarises opinion even before people have played with them.

    I guess the good thing is though, the BS line is clearly not dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maklike Tier View Post
    the BS line is clearly not dead.
    It's a winning formula, so I think Victor has done the right thing in not messing around with it too much.

    This is a classic design that I hope Victor will maintain for years to come - like the Carbonex family.

    Use different materials, change the stiffness, BP, tweak a few minor features but don't change the shape!

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    LHI and is an amazing and totally underrated player.
    Players like him and TMN need more recognition...

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    I agree about th whole signature thing. Across Europe, in many clubs players would be unable to name their national champion. How on earth would they be expected to recognise a Korean singles player (no disrespect to the player). This is where marketing of the game falls down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulstewart64 View Post
    I agree about th whole signature thing. Across Europe, in many clubs players would be unable to name their national champion. How on earth would they be expected to recognise a Korean singles player (no disrespect to the player). This is where marketing of the game falls down.

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    It's really an un-evolved marketing style, isn't it. Sure, a big bunch of people are sheep and follow their favourite player and like to pretend they're them, but there's also a big portion of players that don't even watch the comps that much and would have no idea who Lee Hyun Il is. JJS and LYD is a completely different story though.

    If it was me, I'd not do 'signature' rackets at all. It seems to me to be more as a 'thank you for your loyalty' type of deal rather than any strategic marketing plan that makes any sense, globally.

    Regardless though, the Braveswords are a standout classic of racket design, and Victor are doing a good thing keeping it going and building on it's reputation. There's still quite a few specifications they haven't done with the design.

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    i would love to buy a victor TMN limited edition so that i can move on court as quick as he!

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    Yeah, and then get Lin Dan's shoes and LCW's shirt and you'll magically be the best player that ever lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulstewart64 View Post
    I agree about th whole signature thing. Across Europe, in many clubs players would be unable to name their national champion. How on earth would they be expected to recognise a Korean singles player (no disrespect to the player). This is where marketing of the game falls down.

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    Victor can't change the marketing of game. They are, however, in control of their own marketing and distribution. If they used a more generic racket name (and maybe adjust the paint job or decals) for Europe & America then they would do better imo. This is an area that Yonex have got right (also just imo).

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