Thread: Arcsaber 10 PG vs Voltric 80
03-13-2012, 10:09 AM #1
Arcsaber 10 PG vs Voltric 80
Hey guys, I am looking for a new racket (my old one is an at50) and i am wondering which one suits me better. I am a intermediate player and i love to smash and drop, but i sort if find that my at50 is a bit heavy, and i also like to counter smashes too. I like to play singles but i play doubles a bit more because of my badminton class. I know that there are other threads about this comparison but i didnt get much information in those threads so please help!
03-13-2012, 12:20 PM #2
03-13-2012, 08:40 PM #3
03-13-2012, 10:17 PM #4
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03-14-2012, 12:34 AM #6
03-14-2012, 01:17 AM #7
03-14-2012, 02:11 AM #8
Sorry I didn't know that playing for 1 year can become professional. My bad.
03-14-2012, 03:43 AM #9
03-14-2012, 04:30 AM #10
Forget about NS9900... it is a defensive racket!
go for heavy head racket if you like to play attacking style.
don't get a racket just to suit the current style that you play! get a racket that will improve what you are lacking off. it is easier for you to switch from heavy head to light head racket then to switch from light head to heavy head.
if you choose heavy head racket and worried that it might be too heavy for you, you can start off with 4U first! heavy head racket improve your wrist power and stroke too...
when i said stroke, i mean using your wrist and finger strength and not all on your arm!
03-14-2012, 04:32 AM #11
Arc 10 is balanced racket. (all rounder, jack of all trade but master of none)
VT80 is heavy head. (offensive)- but try 4U first since you are just a beginner and often play doubles.
03-14-2012, 04:51 AM #12
03-14-2012, 06:07 AM #13
Very probably you have an equal play level like me. Playing badminton for 1 - 2 years now but still not in a badminton club. Just playing for fun (at a higher beginner / low intermediate skill level) with some friends, arent you?
I really can recommend Arcsaber10 (PG), because I own one and it was my first high end racket. No, wait. It was my very first badminton racket I've ever bought.
BUT: I am I. You are you. So I'd recommend to test some rackets to find "the one". It took me 1 - 2 weeks to notice that Arcsaber10 was definitely my favourited racket which matches to me.
I own Voltric80 4U too. And well, it's probably one of the best racket in the world and at the same time somewhat of not userfriendly.
You need a proper technique, strong arm and wirst AND good stamina. It's a tiring racket. It feels lighter than Arc10 in the hand, but you get tired after some rallys. And the more you're tired the more mistakes you do due the unproper swings
Maybe you'd better try to find out what kind of balance your new racket has to have.
And THEN you should compare 3 - 5 rackets.
For me it was pretty sure that I'm going for even balanced rackets in the beginning, because head heavy is (in my opinion) nothing for beginners. On the other hands head light rackets are "too easy (?)" to play and also don't give that power you need if your technique has improved a lot.
I hope it helps a little bit :P
btw, if you consider to get rackets from other brands, then you may like to compare following rackets:
Even balanced - slightly head heavy (3,5 / 5):
Li-Ning N50 /N50-II
Kason Twister F9
Head heavy - but not super head heavy(4/5):
Victor BS LYD
Victor MX60 / MX70 / 80 (very stiff) / 2012 (special edition, similar to MX70)
Li-Ning N55 / N55-II
Li-Ning N70 / N70-II
Kason Twister C7
Last edited by Accordaz; 03-14-2012 at 06:16 AM.
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03-14-2012, 06:11 AM #14
03-14-2012, 06:35 AM #15
Please also notice my addition at the end of the post
I've started with 10kg, in the next weeks, my Arc10 and BS LYD will be strung at 10,5kg.
Plastic shuttles -> Stay with 10kg
As I've mentioned before. You may want a lower or higher tension. But as long you don't have very proper technique I don't recommend anything about 10kg, because you don't have enough of the so called "trampoline-effect" from the strings.
Later on - if you've improved your technique a lot, you may consider higher tensions because the trampoline-effect becomes less important while more accuracy become more and more important.
For me the 10kg would be still hard enough, but the next strings will be VS850, which has a huge tension loss That's why I'm going to string them higher.
I've used following strings until yet:
NBG98 (Arc10), BG80(Arc10), VS850(SW37), BG66UM(VT80)
NBG98 is a good choice for Arc10 I think. Good repulsion
Just do not the same mistake like me: Don't wait too long for a new string; If you play too long with a loose string, you're going to get used to the bigger trampoline-effect which affects your swing technique.
03-14-2012, 06:53 AM #16
03-14-2012, 08:56 AM #17
I see ^^ Well then, just buy one of them. Or more
Maybe you wanna get a Kason, because it's more expensive to get a Kason outside of Asia, I think.
Whatever. Don't forget to choose a 3U. And if there are different grip sizes available -> get the one which you think matches to you (even if you'd use a thin overgrip).
The blabla about SP and JP doesn't interest me, because I'm not interested in paying 100$ more for a JP-version. If I'm rich, I maybe would. But I'm not.
I personally would believe that JP-coded rackets have the better paint job. But I doubt that the rackets themself are better.
My Arc10 PG is SP-coded, bought in Switzerland. I can't complain about the quality. It looks and feels and play superb
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