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    Default Victor brave sword for singles

    Hello
    Am planning to buy a racquet in Victor brave sword series, hearing its fame from multiple sources.

    The racket has to be more singles oriented, but will play doubles game then and then. I wouldn't expect it to fit for both. But somewhat forgiving it doubles would be good.


    My choices are bs11 , bs 15 and bs lyd. None of my friends are using Victor racquets. Please help me with one.

    Currently am using vt5 and I am quite comfortable with it. In Victor scale for stiffness, 3 or 4 should be fine I guess.

    Thanks

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    I wouldn't recommend the lyd. IMO the paint chips just by looking at it. I would go for the BS11 (3U). A great racket for both. Slightly head heavy and stiff. You can't go wrong with it.

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    Thanks for the heads up..the problem is I cannot really try Victor racquets in my locality.

    Any idea abt bs15?
    Also BS LHI also looks like a good option, from what I got from other threads..

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    Little help here?anyone?

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    BS15 is quite stiff. Out of those, BS11 is still the best choice.

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    BS LHI? Is it also more stiff than bs11?

    And can you compare the stiffness against vt5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilavu View Post
    BS LHI? Is it also more stiff than bs11?

    And can you compare the stiffness against vt5?
    Lee Hyun Il's favorite racket was the BS11.
    So they made the BS LHI from the BS11.
    But some say LHI is better and some say BS11 is better.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucantseeme View Post
    I wouldn't recommend the lyd. IMO the paint chips just by looking at it.
    Meh all bravesword rackets get paint chips easily. It's probably because of the sword frame shape. It always gets chips easily on the edge of the sword shape.

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    Thanks for the clarification..much appreciated!!

    Can you also compare the stiffness of vt5 with bs11..or in general yonex stiffness with victor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangenetic View Post
    Meh all bravesword rackets get paint chips easily. It's probably because of the sword frame shape. It always gets chips easily on the edge of the sword shape.
    +1 The only negative about the braveswords. My two BS11 has many many battle wound, some of those not even from clashing but framing. Also some stringer not too careful when clamping it down and chip it too

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    My friend's BS10 looks like it would be headlight by now :P
    It's so chipped out it must have taken away a whole lot of weight from the head

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I have one more doubt.

    What is the difference between 1st gen bs11 and the latest one?

    Which is more stiffer?

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    The BS11 and BS10 was very inconsistent. Not only was there a different spec for TW code and the rest of the world, the manufacturing tolerances meant that the same spec BS11 can sometimes feel quite different.

    The TW version is a 2/5 stiffness, whereas the DE or HK version (for example) is 4/5 stiffness.

    I have three BS11, all same spec but all feel different. So my advice is to try it before buying.

    The BSLHI is very similar to the BS11 but it is more consistently made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R20190 View Post
    The BS11 and BS10 was very inconsistent. Not only was there a different spec for TW code and the rest of the world, the manufacturing tolerances meant that the same spec BS11 can sometimes feel quite different.

    The TW version is a 2/5 stiffness, whereas the DE or HK version (for example) is 4/5 stiffness.

    I have three BS11, all same spec but all feel different. So my advice is to try it before buying.

    The BSLHI is very similar to the BS11 but it is more consistently made.
    Thanks for the quick response.

    But unfortunately, there are no dealers for Victor in my locality. I'll have to check with the online seller then..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilavu View Post
    Thanks for the quick response.

    But unfortunately, there are no dealers for Victor in my locality. I'll have to check with the online seller then..
    In Bravesword BS11 is the best racket for singles and one of the best of all time amongst all brand . Its like a hunter with all weight in head ( 315 mm with string and original grip ) and swings like a hunter . You can generate a flat drive with it that can reach the third court with ease . It is not that stiff and plays like a natural extension of arm.

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    Personally, I wouldn't rule out the re-issue BS9 if that is available in your region. The original design of the BS8 & BS9 were actually single oriented, the BS8 being more head heavy one. If the re-issue version of the BS9 is anywhere closed to the original version, it is a very safe bet to be a dual purpose racquet for both single and double.

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