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07-22-2011, 07:52 AM #307
10-10-2011, 08:43 AM #308
I've got a question...
One year ago, i bought a carlton VT elite from a reliable vendor. I did not test it, because my friend had one and it felt very good when he gave me his racket. Though, when I played with my VT elite, it was horrible, so I put it far far away.
Now i started wondering how there could be such a difference and I compared 2 VT elites.
I noticed that the balance is different, mine is heavier, the extra weight makes it nor head light nor head heavy, but simply rubbish. The color is also different, real = orange-gold and mine yellowish-gold.
The most significant difference is the way the handle is made. On the "real ones" you see a VT emblem on the cone (top of the handle) when using thumb-grip, whereas mine is rotated 90° and shows the carlton logo.
Is mine fake? Or is it possible that there's such a difference between 2 rackets from the same type(one great one worthless...).
10-27-2011, 07:47 PM #309
I think you haven't got an Elite, these should be "orange/gold" at the time you bought your racket. I live in the Netherlands, work in a sportshop, and love to play more than 40 years, bought my 2 VT Elites last year as well, no.1 in august, no.2 in december, they are gold with black and I prefer them above the Yonex AT900 power,I used to play. Just to remind you, they are stiff rackets that require a "fast wrist" and good to expert tecnique. Since yesterday I have 2 new ones, played them last night, they
are chrome with black, same stifness and headheavy, and they feel as good as the old ones, altough the
strings i put in.Pacific .66,@12kg, have to be played a bit more to get the right touch. The black standard strings really suck, is good for laundry,
If your racket plays so different from the one you tried, you should immediate return to the shop where
you bought it and ask them, which will be impossible after one year :-(
10-28-2011, 04:49 AM #310
The specs are very deceptive too, because the ZS isn't particularly stiff (I'd say the VTT is stiffer) nor is it head-heavy in the traditional Yonex sense (it is an ArcSaber afterall - Yonex' "balanced" range.)
The main reason for the comparison is they both have 'compact' isometric heads, meaning a smaller, more focussed sweet-spot. They both also have short handles and slightly longer than normal shafts.
I actually want my old VTT back! It's a great racket.
10-28-2011, 11:41 AM #311
10-28-2011, 12:54 PM #312
10-28-2011, 03:18 PM #313
I first owned two Babolat, and after having moved to a high-end racket like the VTT, my play has improved a lot.
10-28-2011, 04:40 PM #314
Thanks riuryK and allyjack110. I love my earlier version of the VTT and was recently attempting to buy another one in UK for the same £69 that I paid in June or July of this year...but Directsports didn't have it in stock any more. They offered the 2011 version for £85...but I currently live in the US, so once I figured out shipping it slipped beyond what I wanted to pay. I'll wait for a sale I think!!!
10-28-2011, 05:00 PM #315
You must get a friend to ship, right? Because directsports won't ship to me. Milletsports will though, for USD205 and then I can claim the VAT back, apparently.....racketworld has them for USD185 inc shipping. I bought mine originally from Wisdens of hastings but they don't seem to stock them anymore.
10-28-2011, 05:57 PM #316
10-28-2011, 07:44 PM #317
Does anyone know exactly how the 2011 model spec differs from the original? I hope it's just cosmetic.
10-29-2011, 05:07 PM #318
I got my 2 new VT Elites this week, 2011/12, Chrome black, I used to play the "golden" VT Elites.
Played 2 trainingsessions and can't really notice any difference, so I think they only changed the
10-29-2011, 08:44 PM #319
10-29-2011, 09:49 PM #320
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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10-30-2011, 03:54 AM #321
I heard from 2-3 players that the "new" VT Elite was 1-2grams heavier than the old one. I even saw one player who got a bunch of the new ones switch back mid-game to his old rackets, so maybe there is a difference?
10-30-2011, 03:58 AM #322
10-30-2011, 04:04 AM #323
I patently disagree. I have an MX70 that is identical to my MX80's except for the fact that it's 2g heavier and I can absolutely feel it. It sounds ridiculous, but it's enough for me to miss the sweetspot and hit too low on the stringbed.
That doesn't mean I'm not going to adapt to it, but it does mean it's not straight-forward to swap between rackets mid-game or anything.
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