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Thread: ArcSaber 8 DX
03-18-2010, 12:05 PM #222
Yesterday I played with the Arcsaber 8DX for about three hours. My first impressions compared to Arc Z are
Performance: It is a powerful racket but not as powerful as the Arc Z. Defense and control on the other hand are much better than Arc Z. I will play another 3 hours tomorrow evening. But even with the little experience I have gathered I might already say it is better suited for my overall game. I made far less mistakes and played quiet constant.
Looks: Not very colorful I didn't like the blurry transition between white and silver or black and silver. Looks somehow cheap.
Shape: Only the upper part of the head is box shaped like the Arc-Z but it is not as slim (Arc Z: 8.5mm, Arc 8DX 10mm). The lower part of the head is aero shaped with the same thickness (10mm) as the Arc Z. The head has standard ISO size not "semi-iso" as some users already pointed out.
03-18-2010, 12:12 PM #223
03-18-2010, 12:23 PM #224
03-18-2010, 12:30 PM #225
Just bought mine.. A limited stock came to denmark before time, and I was offered one, so I'll pick it up monday before training, and give a quick review of it when I come home..
It'll get strung with BG-80, but I do not know the tension, but my guess is 24lbs..
My current main racket is a AT900T, so, it'll be compared to that..
Last edited by OliverHH; 03-18-2010 at 12:34 PM.
03-18-2010, 12:34 PM #226
03-19-2010, 10:58 AM #227
I have played with it today.
To be brief, this one is ARC 9 for men.
Totally same balance, nearly same size sweat spot, nearly same shape.
The only difference is that it has extra stiff shaft.
The frame is not as stiff as the shaft , therefore it returns nearly no vibration while hitting hard.
In term of playability, it's an Arc9 that hit harder with marginally weaker defence and control. If you like the feel of ARC7 or ARC9 but feel them not stiff enough, I think this one is for you.(need no time for conversion I guess)
03-19-2010, 11:42 AM #228
I finally got my ArcSaber 8DX
03-20-2010, 11:46 PM #229
Just played with the AS 8DX for 3 hours today. Plays like a stiffer AS 7 with slightly more power but less head speed. Control and defense it very good. I like it better than the AS 7 and AT900p.
03-21-2010, 04:01 AM #230
I never heard of AS 8DX and AS 7. Must be counterfeit!!
03-21-2010, 04:03 AM #231
03-21-2010, 04:14 AM #232
03-21-2010, 09:42 AM #233
03-21-2010, 09:44 AM #234
03-21-2010, 01:30 PM #235
03-21-2010, 03:48 PM #236
I don't think people are going to get confused. Especially since it's a Arc 8DX thread.
03-21-2010, 11:26 PM #237
03-22-2010, 03:34 PM #238
Got to try my ARC8DX tonight, and wow..
It got the power of my AT's, but is more easy to weild.. Although at first it had a wierd feeling to it, kinda hard to explain.. Kinda like; with my AT900T it's BAM - shuttle away.. With the ARC8DX it's boing.....(a mili-sec).....shuttle away..
It does not feel like it blasts away the shuttle like an AT, but the shuttle flies just as long...
Love it though.. Been having a bit of shoulder/elbow pains, but they are totally gone!
Just gotta get used to that "boing" feeling
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