I was playing with my Brave Sword 9 in a doubles game and my partner's and my racquet kinda collided together and it broke.. I want to buy a new racquet and I think I'd like to stick with the Brave Swords, but I can't really choose between them.. I'm mainly focused on netplay and defense in doubles, but I still smash occasionally when I have to. So, I was wondering whether you guys could give me your opinions on which one I should buy :P I would rate myself as... mid-ish intermediate level, maybe?
11.... love the stiffer shaft and weight but its not too stiff as you can still feel it whip on a stretch, its really fast, comfy to play with and makes me feel I can do more than any other racket I have tried, unfortunately my lack of practice reminds me of my limits!
It does sound like the 12 is the obvious choice, but if you want something slightly stiffer, I would recommend the 10.
Having used the 10 for a few sessions now, I think I now prefer it over my BSLYD which is slower and head heavier. The LYD has more power for smashes, but it sounds like you prefer the mid/front court play where I think the 10 or 12 would be better.
The TW version of the 10 is actually not that stiff, stiffer than the 12 but as it has a thinner shaft, which reduces the stiffness a little it will feel only a touch stiffer. For me, I think the stiffness of the TW BS10 is OK although I usually prefer stiffer racquets, I can still get quite a lot of power from it.