Yonex ArcSaber FB cheap alternative to be used as spares?
Does anyone know of any ArcSaber FB cheap alternative racquets ? My other half, who uses ArcSaber FB got really pissed every time her string snapped at the beginning of the games and she got no spare racquet to use. I offered her my NR900, ARC11 and 700FX. She said all of them are too heavy.. (I guess she is really spoiled....hahaha) No, I am not going to buy another FB to be used as spares. lol.
Therefore, I want to know if there is even such thing out there that is as close to FB as possible and can be used in such event. Don't have to be branded, but cheap and as light as the FB. (I doubt it.. but never hurt to ask..)
I remember I looked at something called Flex Power Fierce 99 Super Offensive a while back at one of the local shops. Pardon my ignorance but I have no idea what brand this is, but when I was holding it.. not too such about the quality but it seems pretty light... Wondering if anyone tried this before?
Appreciate any recommendation and comments. Thanks.
Karakal BN60 or BN65. All of them are lighter than arcFB (dry weight about 63 & 67 respectively). Good news: they are much more durable than arcFB (able to withstand 30lbs) and cheaper by 69% than arcFB. Power wise, BN60 or BN65 are said to be head heavy balance unlike arcFB which is more into even balance. I dont know other brands that offer lighter racket, but Karakal BN60 & BN65 are few of the top range from Karakal (just like Yonex with arcFB).
We had observed the key point being "String snapped".
Please do try asking the person who does the restringing to change the faulty grommets.
Sad to say, usually not "all" re stringer will change the faulty grommet/ grommets
The faulty grommets can be a main reason of easy snapping of the string.
Then also try asking the re stringer to string one extra string instead of the usual finishing and that will also help to reduce the chance of string snapping.
Extra string from the top and in some cases if some rackets can, also string extra line at the bottom
Apply some vaseline cream to the string will also help too.
Karakal BN60 should be quite good but it is not cheap and the feel is not the same
FZ Forza offers a 6U "Graphite Light" racket. There aren't many reviews on it but it's 74g, medium balance, medium flex and the material is high quality. Other than that, I feel like apacs is probably the only choice in North Am
I hope whatever choice works out. post your results, please!
Sure will PinkDawg. Thanks for the input guys.. Here is what I have so far.. Unfortunately, I will have to skip those not available in Canada and those that are about the same price as FB.
1. Victor Light Fighter 7000, 7300, 7350, 7400 (Not available in Canada)
2. Apacs Featherweight 300
3. Apacs Tantrum Light Infinity
4. Karakal BN60 and BN65 (Not available in Canada)
5. FZ Forza Graphite Light
6. Black Knight Phantom 30T (Slight cheaper than FB. A bit over-budget for me)
7. ArcSaber 6 (5U) (Couldn't find one in Canada.. Still looking..)
8. Kumpoo Power Control Nano A262L and A263L Super Light