Finally Received the 8ps 4u bg80p 24lbs and played with it for an hr. Current racket is bs11 4u bg80p 24lbs. 8ps feels more weight at the head compare to bs11, but still more balance than head heavy. It's definitely easier to clear (both forehand and backhand), and better smash power in my hand. It's also a very fast frame, not quite the speed of BS, but faster than most yonex. It's true it does not feel as lively as BS, but not a deal breaker either. For those only familiar with yonex racket, I will say its a lighter, faster version of arc11. It feels so much lighter compare to my friend's arc11, and we exchange rackets in our session to compare. I always fine my smash significantly more powerful with a arc11, and now the 8ps 4u gives me the same power.
Forgot to mention, the shaft is quite a bit more stiff than bs11. A beginner level player also tries it, but just unable to generate power given the stiffness. Overall think 8ps is a good replacement for BS, once victor decides to discontinue the BS series.
One negative compare to BS, BS defence better. Not enough net shots to comment but BS may have a small upper hand too given the advantage in speed
Of course your 4U 8PS feels lighter than your friend's Arc11... Arc 11 doesn't come in 4U weight.
Yes I know and why I think Yonex should come out with a 4U Arc11. I used a Arc10 before and play with Arc11 quite a bit (2 frd's have it). The Arc11 definitely gives me more smash power but thats the only thing it does better compared to the BS11. BS11 wins hand down on all other areas. Now the 4U 8PS gives me the same smash power as a 3u Arc11, without sacrificing much in speed compared to the BS (i.e. still way faster than a arc11.) I have 3 BS11, 2 4U, 1 3U. Even the 4U JPS gives me more power even compared to the 3U BS11.
4U PS is too light for me, testing once the shuttle speed is too slow during hitting, and feeling like whole racket is vibration. 3U PS & ST so far no problem, may be just too sensitive but yet, 4U model always not really good for hard hitter.