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07-20-2013, 01:59 AM #1
Gosen Ryoga Issen 3UG5 (impressions)
My impressions (my 2 cents) coming later as I need to try to play with the racket again.. It was in storage for quite a while now.. But it is now up for trade, and a friend of mine will trade my Issen with his Shiden...
The paint work like my Ryoga Ougi is very detailed, and the signature brush stroke design is present, unlike the Ougi which is missing this design cue. The red base paint has sparkles on it, (pics online shows a solid red), unlike the Ougi, which is a pure black base color.. The rainbow colored sparkles on the base paint is a nice touch though.
The racket is current strung with NBG-98, but will be restrung with Gosen R4X Momone at 25lbs so I could compare with the Ougi..
The racket feels rather stiff, and head heaviness with stock grip is in between a VT-60 to a VT-70.. With my usual summertime towel grip, the balance point changes to slightly more head heavy than even balanced... My defensive and net is much better, but it was never slow to begin with when compared to my Voltric Z-Force...
The racket is a breeze to use, and this is one of the head heavy rackets I would use in a doubles game as it handles great and fast enough.
11-28-2013, 07:21 AM #2
such a nice racket bro, compare to at700?
11-28-2013, 09:00 PM #3
12-09-2013, 10:19 PM #4
How is it compared to Ryoga Shidden? I read on the specs, max recommended tension for Issen & Tenbu is 21-26Lbs while Shidden is 22-27Lbs. Does it mean Shidden has more durability? I recall some review mention Shidden equals to YY Arcsaber Z-Slash, while Issen equals to VT70/80. I've been meaning to buy one of these Ryoga series, but I'm not sure what to get. I prefer Head-Heavy (Issen) racket but with semi-iso oval head (Shidden). My stringing tension within 28-30lbs with either NG99 or BG80Power. Please advise here.