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Thread: Stiff & flex racquets
10-14-2013, 05:19 PM #1
Stiff & flex racquets
Hello BC members , I use a nano speed 100, nanoray 20 all strung at 25 lbs & I also have bought a arcsaber 009DX WHich is super stiff , when I use the arcsaber I find it hard to generate the same power as I generate with my flexy racquets , would it be a good choice to sell my arcsaber 009DX and get a medium flex racquet for an example voltric 70 or a arcsaber I-slash? I'm into yonex 100% , would just stiff racquets be better like the voltric 9? Thanks.
10-14-2013, 06:00 PM #2
Get a medium flex if it suitable with your playing style
10-14-2013, 06:39 PM #3
10-14-2013, 11:19 PM #4
I need more opinions please thanks.
10-15-2013, 12:44 AM #5
I've been using Voltric 9 for nearly 2 years and last week moved to Arcsaber i-Slash as I was looking for more speedy racquet for net play and doubles play.
See my write up: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...69#post2151869
I'd describe my smash as medium to medium-fast and have been improving in technique over last 6 months. I can easily clear to back court from the back of the court both forehand and backhand drive on both racquets no problems. I think it is easier to generate more power from my Voltric overall, but the Arcsaber is a better overall racquet for game play for me. It's speedier. When I do hit it properly and at the right timing I feel the speed is approximately the same on both racquets as the Arcsaber i-Slash makes up for head heavy with speed of the head perhaps.
I've also noticed after good workout my wrist and forearm is usually sore with Voltric 9, but today I feel like I haven't played at all last night when I used the Arcsaber.
Lastly Voltric has a bigger sweetspot making it easier to play with in my opinion. Arcsaber small head frame will take a month to get used to I think.
10-15-2013, 12:18 PM #6
IMO flex is 1 of the most difficult racket attributes to get used to, it can happen in either direction, i.e. from flex to stiff or vice versa.
It would be important to first define the necessity to have a change from your normal specs. In your case, why you want to go from flexible to stiff racket? This will help in your determination to improve/adapt your technique. It's all too easy to lose hope, and give up if we haven't set the objective for the change.
I would say stick with flex and mid-stiff rackets if you are just having "gadget" acquisition syndrome.
10-15-2013, 04:20 PM #7
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10-15-2013, 05:19 PM #9
visor or gundamzaku, please answer this query.
10-15-2013, 05:46 PM #10
if you actually don't like the balance of the arcsaber and would like something that's more head heavy then yes, the vt70 would be an option because i do considered the vt70 to be medium flex at best. vt9 is a very decent racket for a beginner to intermediate player and i find it very forgiving as well.
another option would be that if you use a very bouncy string it might help you generate power as well. 25lbs with bg65 is going to be very different than 25lbs with bg80.
10-15-2013, 06:12 PM #11
Those saying VT9 is stiff - I would rate it medium to be honest....
10-15-2013, 08:28 PM #12
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