Thread: Which is Stiffest?
09-04-2010, 06:16 PM #1
Which is Stiffest?
Outta these rackets, which would be the stiffest / most demanding? Which one the least and where do the others place?
Zelm Powerplay 10000
Panda Power Ultra 2
Panda Power Trinity 2
Victor Super Waves 35
Mizuno Tetracross 700
09-04-2010, 07:55 PM #2
09-04-2010, 11:47 PM #3
Yes, but I want a comparison of mainly the SW35 and the rackets that are very stiff because I own a Sw35, but want to know if I can handle other stiff rackets like the ones listed above.
09-05-2010, 05:33 AM #4
If you can handle the SW35, the rest shouldn't be an issue as the SW35 is the stiffest racquet Victor has (don't believe the rating for the Spira 21, it isn't ultra stiff).
In terms of usability, I find the SW35 easier to use than TC700. Actually the SW35 is probably one of the best racquet out there, so if you are very comfortable with it, stick to it.
09-05-2010, 11:44 AM #5
the most stiffest are Arcsaber 8DX n Lethal 70
09-05-2010, 12:07 PM #6
most is arc8DX/least apacs tantrum 200
09-05-2010, 12:08 PM #7
09-05-2010, 12:09 PM #8
Btw, I hope you have Sotx WOVEN 16 as well. If you do, please tell me how you compare TC700 to WOVEN 16 to RSL X3 Gold to SiW 35 (if you have all those rackets!).
Oh weeyeh might disagree with TC700 falling a step behind though it is a very good one too up there.
Last edited by RSLvictorSOTX; 09-05-2010 at 12:12 PM.
09-05-2010, 12:24 PM #9
Yup ArcSaber 8DX and Nanospeed 9900 are "very stiff"
09-05-2010, 12:26 PM #10
Tried the X3 Gold for a while but the X2/X3 racquets are really acquired taste as they feel different from other racquet. I don't know how to describe it, the feel is kinda detached and inert.
What I like about the SW35 is that you can really feel the power you put in, the feedback is good and you feel that every ounce of energy you use is not wasted. Some racquets feels like it absorbs your energy and gives little back.
The TC700 is a really great racquet but it is more demanding. If you are able to consistently hit the sweet spot and you have the ability to utilize it, the "kick" that it gives you is very satisfying. Maybe because the SW35 is head heavier than the TC700 so the head heaviness aids in bending the stiff shaft thereby helping in the power generation.
The SW35 is so good for me that I bought another one without hesitation which is something that I don't do.
09-05-2010, 12:28 PM #11
09-05-2010, 12:36 PM #12
You mean TC700 is somewhere near Arc ZS?
I own a WOVEN 16 and it is stiff alright, of course it is nowhere near SiW35 but I'm afraid I'd be biased so needed a second opinion (unlike SiW 35, I don't need a second opinion.). Imo, WOVEN 16 is somewhere near ArcZS in the stiffness rating, stiff but not quite...you know.
I have the X2 and loved it, then borrowed the X3 because I thought it would be an upgrade but I like X2 better; just a tad stiffer. All I get from the X2 and X3 feedbacks are mixed but I stand by my X2 as the better of the two.
Last edited by RSLvictorSOTX; 09-05-2010 at 12:39 PM.
09-05-2010, 12:48 PM #13
The Woven 16 can't be stiff as the stiffness rating is 8.5 - 9.0, maybe the one you have is 8.5.
The RSL X2/X3 are hard hitter also but after I tried a few of their X2 and also tested the X3, I just can't get used to the feel and hence sold the racquet. In fact, the best RSL racquet I have used is actually the Heat 9500 !
09-05-2010, 01:06 PM #14
Last edited by RSLvictorSOTX; 09-05-2010 at 01:13 PM.
09-05-2010, 01:24 PM #15
I have the Gosen Issen which I thought might be similar as it uses Quadriaxial carbon fibre which sounds like Tetraxial but it is different. It is more flexy and doesn't have that kick of the TC700.
09-05-2010, 09:39 PM #16
Both rackets has small sweetspots. The TC700's sweetspot is slightly smaller.
09-05-2010, 11:50 PM #17