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    I haven't had any issues with VS850 white. Only came across three examples of the green snapping after stringing

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFeet View Post
    Just send them to some mug instead? actually I had a yellow snap at 26lb during stringing. I think that was from a packet.
    The packet yellows do seem to be the problem.

    Hmmm... How about those few that didn't break...how was the feel, power, etc?
    Before the tension fell through the floor, you mean? Absolutely fine.

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    Is there any review on TK9000 Optimus Prime? Is it 99% the same as normal TK9000, or perhaps there's an extra power comes from the Autobots? Just a dumb question here, can it really transform into Optimus Prime miniatur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfandy View Post
    Is there any review on TK9000 Optimus Prime? Is it 99% the same as normal TK9000, or perhaps there's an extra power comes from the Autobots? Just a dumb question here, can it really transform into Optimus Prime miniatur?
    No. It can't transform
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    Optimus Prime has extra "Thrusters" so it will definitely have an extra boost/kick to it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfandy View Post
    Is there any review on TK9000 Optimus Prime? Is it 99% the same as normal TK9000, or perhaps there's an extra power comes from the Autobots? Just a dumb question here, can it really transform into Optimus Prime miniatur?

    I believe it can...with...just...a little bit ...imagination ;p

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    I've tested the 3U today and it's great! The only complain I have that it's a tad slow, will the 4U version resolve this problem yet retain the same Beastly power? The store demo-ing does not have 4U for demo at the moment but will over the next few weeks

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    Was the basis for the design and technology of the Victor Optimus Prime limited edition (TK TF4 F) racket the same as the TK9000? or in other words TK TF4 F is also a TK9000 but with different paint job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOWSmasher View Post
    Was the basis for the design and technology of the Victor Optimus Prime limited edition (TK TF4 F) racket the same as the TK9000? or in other words TK TF4 F is also a TK9000 but with different paint job?
    I would imagine it's based on the TK9000 since they're both new. The only other racket Optimus Prime edition would be based on is the TK6000, which some say is also a great racket so either way according to forum reviews you won't be disappointed, provided that it's the 4U version you're getting as the 3U can be slow.

    I was about to give the TK9000 a shot today as well, but there was only the 3U available but I wanted one that would allow me to play doubles as well so gonna have to wait for restock.

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    Had an up close look at TK-TF4F n JS-TF4E. Both looks real nice n kool. Am curious to c if TF4F has something in common with TK-9ooo.

    TF4F has "scratchy" design around the head frame which I mistook initially as faulty batch. Was contemplating to get TF4F b4 noticing that the shaft is slimmer than that of TK-9ooo. In effect, that would translate to flexier shaft in gameplay. The steep price is another factor that keeps me away...(sigh)

    Best to wait for review soon...!
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    thank you for your insights... I think i'll be getting the tk9000 just to be sure for the said specs because based on what i read on other reviews for victors' rackets specs are vague... you will feel the difference in their series models once you used the rackets on a court

    I think you are right that i will not be disappointed because the Thruster series were composed of great rackets... also based on their specs it will suit me just fine =)

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    I know what you mean by the "scatchy" marks TeddyC. It's quite visible too because the marks are grey and appear on a metallic blue base. I was worried at first but then realised it was part of the design.

    Anyway, I had a try of the TK-9000 3U, TK-9000 4U, and TK-TF4F 3U for about 5 hours on the weekend.

    For singles I would recommend the 3U TK-9000 and 3U TK-TF4F. Both feel almost identical to me with the 3U TK-TF4F a tad bit flexier on my backhand.

    For tournament doubles matches, I would go straight for the 4U TK-9000. The 3U version is quite noticeably slower and will affect your speed in very fast high level games. I guess it depends on the game you're in. If you're against fast and strong opponents, using the 3U will put you at a great disadvantage. How often do you get that perfect opportunity under perfect conditions to do a perfect smash utilising the properties of a 3U? In tough games you're better off with the 4U version of this TK-9000 because you'll be relying a lot more on speed, finesse, & drops than power. The 4U version does not lack that much punch either so carrying around the 3U version for an entire doubles match for that rare golden opportunity for a well timed perfect smash isn't worth the trade-off.

    Again, it depends on your play style, level of your opponents, and how serious you are. I'm more of a recreational player so I'm not too concerned about using my 3U TK-TF4F in doubles games. I play for fun and fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctoLotuS View Post
    I know what you mean by the "scatchy" marks TeddyC. It's quite visible too because the marks are grey and appear on a metallic blue base. I was worried at first but then realised it was part of the design.

    Anyway, I had a try of the TK-9000 3U, TK-9000 4U, and TK-TF4F 3U for about 5 hours on the weekend.

    For singles I would recommend the 3U TK-9000 and 3U TK-TF4F. Both feel almost identical to me with the 3U TK-TF4F a tad bit flexier on my backhand.

    For tournament doubles matches, I would go straight for the 4U TK-9000. The 3U version is quite noticeably slower and will affect your speed in very fast high level games. I guess it depends on the game you're in. If you're against fast and strong opponents, using the 3U will put you at a great disadvantage. How often do you get that perfect opportunity under perfect conditions to do a perfect smash utilising the properties of a 3U? In tough games you're better off with the 4U version of this TK-9000 because you'll be relying a lot more on speed, finesse, & drops than power. The 4U version does not lack that much punch either so carrying around the 3U version for an entire doubles match for that rare golden opportunity for a well timed perfect smash isn't worth the trade-off.

    Again, it depends on your play style, level of your opponents, and how serious you are. I'm more of a recreational player so I'm not too concerned about using my 3U TK-TF4F in doubles games. I play for fun and fitness.
    Is the tk9000 4U bad for singles? how does the 3U and 4U compare, is there a big difference?

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    Legitmeister, no the 4U isn't bad for singles but in singles you might have some more time to prepare for your shots so you can get the heavier 3U racquet to do more of the work for you. Depends how good you are with your movement. If you're fast and can get beneath the shuttle quickly, go for the 3U since you're in a better position to play a powerful shot.

    I find the weight difference more noticeable between the 3U and 4U for the TK-9000. For other racquets I've tried, the difference isn't as great. I think it's because the TK-9000 is quite head heavy but regular flex which contributes to that bigger difference between the two versions.

    I do feel it in my shoulder after an hour with the 3U. The 4U is very comfortable to play with yet still powerful and is a fast racquet.

    The 4U TK-9000 is my best double's racquet that allows me to play for extended sessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctoLotuS View Post
    Legitmeister, no the 4U isn't bad for singles but in singles you might have some more time to prepare for your shots so you can get the heavier 3U racquet to do more of the work for you. Depends how good you are with your movement. If you're fast and can get beneath the shuttle quickly, go for the 3U since you're in a better position to play a powerful shot.

    I find the weight difference more noticeable between the 3U and 4U for the TK-9000. For other racquets I've tried, the difference isn't as great. I think it's because the TK-9000 is quite head heavy but regular flex which contributes to that bigger difference between the two versions.

    I do feel it in my shoulder after an hour with the 3U. The 4U is very comfortable to play with yet still powerful and is a fast racquet.

    The 4U TK-9000 is my best double's racquet that allows me to play for extended sessions.
    Is the 4U a lot more faster/maneuverable without losing power? If I can get more speed without sacrificing too much power from 4U that would be great. I've demo-ed the 3U but have no comparison. I play competitive singles and want something fast and powerful, Goin from a 1st gen VTZF 3UG5 and wanted something less stiff

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    I used the VTZF 3UG5 and it was much too stiff for my liking.

    There is a lot of power in the TK-9000 and it's easily accessible in the 4U version so yes, it is faster and more maneuverable without that much loss of power.

    The 3U version requires me to be in top shape to get that extra power out of the 3U version.

    In saying that, on a social and recreational level, I use the 3U's to keep my wrist and arm trained and used to it for when I singles competitively.

    When I use the 4U for too long (2 weeks straight) I really feel the tiredness and weakness going up to the 3U.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctoLotuS View Post
    I used the VTZF 3UG5 and it was much too stiff for my liking.

    There is a lot of power in the TK-9000 and it's easily accessible in the 4U version so yes, it is faster and more maneuverable without that much loss of power.

    The 3U version requires me to be in top shape to get that extra power out of the 3U version.

    In saying that, on a social and recreational level, I use the 3U's to keep my wrist and arm trained and used to it for when I singles competitively.

    When I use the 4U for too long (2 weeks straight) I really feel the tiredness and weakness going up to the 3U.
    Thanks for sharing your experience! I'm looking for a TK9000 to try so this was helpful to get me to try out the 4U before buying. One of the staff and the stringer tried to tell me to buy the 3U, and it just so happened that it was the only one in stock and the 4U already sold out lol.

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