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11-27-2011, 05:28 AM #1718
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12-10-2011, 07:48 PM #1721
Just picked up this racket today from centralsports.co.uk amazing service
3U, G3, BG80 23 lbs, Karakal PU super grip
My main racket before this was the Arcsaber Z slash
When it arrived i gave it a few shadow swings comparing it to the Z slash and the MX80 felt more crisp had a higher pitched sound as it went through the air which i was suprised as i thought it would of been the Z slash that has a more aerodynamic frame thus creating a high picted crisp sound.
Spent 4 hours playing with my friend we are both intermediate ranked county players. During the warm up just the first few rallys into the warm up i off timed most of my shots specially on the smashes could feel a big difference as there was no flex to help me out like the Z Slash but saying that the smashes did seem to be faster just not as steep but that improved near the end of the session.
During the matches i was getting more use to the timing of the shots and i was winning quite alot of rallys from smashes. The racket it also very good when comming foward to finish a poor lift or block fast and responsive. Compared to the Z slash i found the MX80 to be more accurate on shot placement especially drop shots they came really easily.
The only thing i can think of that i can say as a disadvantage is that the i need to put more effort into smashes as i was not use to a racket of that degree of stiffness but the demanding racket was easily adapted to and i preformed some devastating smashes. Drives where also effortless the MX80 felt really fast and responsive when playing them. When i switched back to the Z slash during half way through a match just to compare the rackets it felt really effortless to smash with the Z slash but no matter how hard i smashed with it the opponent said that the MX80 still had a faster smash.
During the last hour and 20 mins of the session i put the MX80 though its paces and did a routine where i could only play the smash down the middle of the court and my opponent would defend and could only lift or block anywhere on the court (i use this to help train for doubles) and from what people are saying about the MX80 causing vibrations and making your arm ache didnt really have an effect on me. Smashes where consistent and i could keep going for 10+ smashes till i closed in and the defender made an error. Over all i would say that the MX80 is on the same level or better then then Z slash, i never thought i would find a better racket in terms of power then the Z slash but i think i have found it, this racket is going to be a keeper
Drop shots ____8.5/10________ 9.5/10
Defence ______8.5/10________ 9.2/10
Smashes _____ 9.3/10________ 9.6/10
Net shots _____8.5/10 ________9.0/10
Drives ________9.2/10________ 9.5/10
Clears _______ 9.5/10 ________ 9.3/10
12-12-2011, 10:39 PM #1722
nice review. thanks for sharing
i assume you play singles but it would be nice if you'd mention whether you play singles or doubles though
12-13-2011, 11:47 AM #1723
Nah i mainly play doubles, its just when i play on weekends with my friend its hard to play doubles with 2 people. We play full court singles sometimes but we prefer to play half court singles or routines that can be used to help us in doubles, like the smashing routine i mentioned. ^^
12-13-2011, 07:18 PM #1724
Can someone kindly provide some comparison between yonex arc 8dx and victor mx80? in terms of smashing, swing speed, stiffness, defence, net shot, and drop shot...
12-14-2011, 05:54 AM #1725
Had my MX80 for a few weeks now, can honestly say the thing is an absolute weapon. Bought it strung with BG80 @ 28lbs and it took a few sessions to get used to, but once I did everything felt easy, smashes were effortless, drives were solid, clears were accurate, net play was quick thanks to the racket speed. This racket is more about timing and technique than actual raw swing power. Once you get the timing down, it makes using this racket a breeze.
Unfortunately broke the BG80, not due to a mishit as the strings broke bang in the center of the racket, which is good in that I know that I'm hitting the sweet spot consistently.
Just had it restrung with my trusty BG65 @ 28lbs and it feels a bit 'off' ... though it may take a few games to get the string to bed in so we'll see after a few more sessions and I'll report back.
All in all, what a monster racket!
Not sure why people find it demanding to use and need a more flexible racket as a backup, once you get through the initial getting used to period the racket is relatively easy to use.
I'm coming from a NS9000 so quite a different racket, but I've been looking for something similar to my old Ti-10 for some time now and this is about as close as I've found!
12-14-2011, 06:11 AM #1726
Well if you're used to the 9000X, it's no surprise you like the MX80 - and you might be a bit too advanced to judge accurately how easy rackets are to use If you handle the MX80 with a 28lbs BG80 effortlessly, your technique and timing are very probably above average. While I can handle it fine, I notice I have to put more conscious effort into smashes, not power, but speed. And that's exactly what makes this racket so hard on me - I get back problems routinely, and faster motions are the cause (actually the stopping of a fast forehand swing). Which means I have to get 3 instead of 2 treatments per year.
12-14-2011, 06:18 AM #1727
12-14-2011, 06:30 AM #1728
I think if you have a strong wrist this racket will suit a lot more, as that's where you can generate a lot of swing speed without straining too much, rather than trying to swing your arm as hard as possible and end up straining something. Though, with this racket, timing is everything I feel. If you can get that, it makes it SO much easier to use.
You may be trying to swing TOO hard? Or trying to twist your back (rotation) too much to generate that extra bit of power/speed? Work on wrist power and speed I'd say. Maybe easier said than done, as I use my wrist a lot in my style of play, and this helps deception and swing speed... but it takes time to build this strength up... it's mostly forearm I guess?
12-14-2011, 06:30 AM #1729
12-14-2011, 07:20 AM #1730
j4ckie, I replied to your post aswell but need to wait for a moderator to approve it!
Damn being a noob on here. Lost my old account from years ago
12-14-2011, 07:41 AM #1731
12-14-2011, 08:22 AM #1732
Curse Victor for not putting small handles on their top-end rackets - my kingdom for a G5 or G6 Meteor 80!
12-14-2011, 08:44 AM #1733
If you do this you'll probably find your shots will be a lot more consistent, or that is the theory!
Big fast swing will generally mean punch clears, smash etc.
When you need racket speed and short movements are the mid court drives etc in doubles, but there you don't need big swings, that's all wrist movement/power.
Rather than looking at the racket as a source of your pain, I think it's better in the long term to look at the technique and whats causing the back pain, rather than going for a racket that compensates for anything that's straining your body adversely.
If you do this, your game will improve a heck of a lot also!
Sorry if i come across as preaching, just trying to give helpful advice on what I do and find useful!
12-14-2011, 12:59 PM #1734
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