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    I am surprised people are claiming that the AVP has a head-heavy balance. Directbadminton.co.uk measure all there rackets independently and designate it headlight at 295mm exactly; comparable to the Nanoray series. I have ordered two myself and really looking forward to use them. The only downside is that I will have to wait a few weeks for them to arrive.

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    I think the rackets feel mid balanced to me, the only downside is they are a little stiff for my taste. If anyone wants one or a pair I could be persuaded to part with them because I have loads of rackets at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyjack110 View Post
    I am surprised people are claiming that the AVP has a head-heavy balance. Directbadminton.co.uk measure all there rackets independently and designate it headlight at 295mm exactly; comparable to the Nanoray series. I have ordered two myself and really looking forward to use them. The only downside is that I will have to wait a few weeks for them to arrive.
    I own it and it does feel slightly head heavy with 295mm bp. This is with double grip. I took off the original grip and put some yonex stuff on there at its 305mm BP last I checked now. I have the nanoray 750 and for comparison and both with single grip the Nanoray is noticably more headlight then the AVP. Or in other words AVP with double grip = Nanoray 750 with single grip making them both slightly head heavy. Nanoray with double grips feels like it is slightly headlight.

    But yea good overall racket with a powerful smash. I'm going to sell off my other rackets as there is no need for them. If the AVP breaks it's very cheap to replace as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooooooooooo View Post
    Broke off right at the bottom of the shaft where the handle cone sits
    Same with me. I just bought it 2 weeks ago. It was broken when i make a back hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hieu1988 View Post
    Same with me. I just bought it 2 weeks ago. It was broken when i make a back hand.
    I did sent the broken racket back to Sportshorizon in M'laysia and managed to get a new one sent back
    Now I have strung it at 28lb with NBG98 and the smashes are amazing. Hopefully it doesn't break on me again ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicmeatbag View Post
    I own it and it does feel slightly head heavy with 295mm bp. This is with double grip. I took off the original grip and put some yonex stuff on there at its 305mm BP last I checked now. I have the nanoray 750 and for comparison and both with single grip the Nanoray is noticably more headlight then the AVP. Or in other words AVP with double grip = Nanoray 750 with single grip making them both slightly head heavy. Nanoray with double grips feels like it is slightly headlight.

    But yea good overall racket with a powerful smash. I'm going to sell off my other rackets as there is no need for them. If the AVP breaks it's very cheap to replace as well.

    I prefer the feel of a thin grip so I will use a single layer of Super-grap with a 50% overlap (like LCW). It's interesting that you use the NR 750 as a comparison since Yonex rate it as there second-most headlight racket. I should receive my rackets in the mail very shortly. I have never owned an APACS racket but everyone who owns one seems to swear by them. I have always used Ashaway rackets in the past but I felt it was time for a change. How does the build-quality of the AVP compare to NR 750, one of Yonexes top models?

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    yonex voltric 7 or AVP, which is better?

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    Apacs virtuoso performance

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    I'll be getting one next month! So excited. Been a while since I've gotten a new racket. Will be interesting to compare it with my other Apacs rackets. (i use the Tantrum 300, Armor Muscle Pro 90 and Lethal 100)

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    Excellent! Its my go to racket. I have three of them and like them better than my tantrum 200s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyjack110 View Post
    I prefer the feel of a thin grip so I will use a single layer of Super-grap with a 50% overlap (like LCW). It's interesting that you use the NR 750 as a comparison since Yonex rate it as there second-most headlight racket. I should receive my rackets in the mail very shortly. I have never owned an APACS racket but everyone who owns one seems to swear by them. I have always used Ashaway rackets in the past but I felt it was time for a change. How does the build-quality of the AVP compare to NR 750, one of Yonexes top models?
    Sorry for late reply. The paint job on the Yonex is noticably better. Other then that they both seem solid in construction.

    Also when Yonex says the NR750 is headlight they really have to be kidding lol. I love only having one layer of grip just on top the wood handle too and for me with that setup the AVP is head heavy and the NR750 is slightly head heavy just to make sure if I didn't clarify it properly. The only thing I could think that would support that argument is that the Yonex has less material at the top of the racket which gives it a unique feel.

    I wouldn't say that everyone who uses Apacs swears by them. I got the Apacs Nano 9900 and the thing absorbs ZERO shock lol. Absolutely terrible in that respect and lacks power completly. Definitely for someone with a crazy strong wrist. I also got the Apacs Perfect Blend which was a pretty solid racket. Kinda flexy though. Good all rounder.

    The AVP is just in a different league when it comes to price/performance. If you like the slight head heavy rackets with medium stiff shaft there is zero chance you will not love this racket. The racket can compare to anything else at any price point in my opinion. Aside from the quality of the paint job though lol. Which looks nice but isn't that bad. I just totally notice the quality of the Yonex when I compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Winston View Post
    To those that havent bought this racket yet, you really have to pick one up to know how we all feel about this racket. Saying that this racket feels better than the legendary T300 is saying something. This will be another legendary Apacs racket when more and more people start using it. Where else can you find speed, power and control all in one racket? A very all round racket, which excels in all departments. Still not liking the colour though.
    I completely agree with you on this. Except for what you say about the color, I think the color on it is excellent. Especially with yellow strings and grip, it totally stands out! Apacs went with a totally different type of color scheme and dcal orientation. I really appreciate what they did with this racket.

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    Damn you, after reading this thread now I also had to buy this racket. But the price is too good not to give it a try, if this racket is really that good.
    Btw I play with a NR700FX now, and it also doesnt feel headlight to me. The BP of my NR is at 303mm (BG80, single layer Overgrip on wood).
    My all-time favourite racket is Carlton Kinesis, but unfortunately, it has a design flaw. No one of mine survived 1 Month, then it broke at the twisted place. My NR700FX is somehow nowhere comparable to the Kinesis and I dont really like it. Maybe I will like the feeling of AVP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceananas View Post
    Damn you, after reading this thread now I also had to buy this racket. But the price is too good not to give it a try, if this racket is really that good.
    Btw I play with a NR700FX now, and it also doesnt feel headlight to me. The BP of my NR is at 303mm (BG80, single layer Overgrip on wood).
    My all-time favourite racket is Carlton Kinesis, but unfortunately, it has a design flaw. No one of mine survived 1 Month, then it broke at the twisted place. My NR700FX is somehow nowhere comparable to the Kinesis and I dont really like it. Maybe I will like the feeling of AVP.
    It's not that the racket is " really that good". It's that it compares to rackets twice and 3 times it's price and holds it's own.

    If they increased the racket's price by double and gave it a better quality paintjob like Yonex/victor/adidas I don't think anyone would've really complained until they realized the price was originally 70 bucks plus shipping for most places. So does looks really matter that much? I like the look of the racket so for me it's pretty easy decision.

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    Oft course you are right. I am looking forward to test it.
    I like the painting and the color anyway, thats not a problem for me. I already got red Zymax65 for it

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    They look good with yellow z65 string, I might try red when I next get one strung!

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    Awesome. They look so nice!

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