User Tag List

Page 102 of 145 FirstFirst ... 2 52 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 ... LastLast
Results 1,718 to 1,734 of 2464
  1. #1718
    Regular Member visor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    8,573
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Porky View Post
    Sad day for me and my MX80....my racquet frame juz broke during a game without any clashing or even a smash...in the midst of a play juz realise the racquet frame collapses....no signs of frame breaking up or any prior cracks...even my stringer never mentioned any problem on my racquet frame during his last restring of my racquet...and to think i've been using MX80 sparingly recently as i use MX70 more often.....sigh....i would have keep this racquet forever even if it didnt suit my play well as i really love the design of the racquet
    Attachment 111597Attachment 111598Attachment 111599Attachment 111600Attachment 111601Attachment 111602
    she was probably heart broken when she realized that you love your mx70 more than her...

  2. #1719
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    328
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    she was probably heart broken when she realized that you love your mx70 more than her...
    Ahh....actually i love MX80 looks....but MX70 functions better for me....tough choice...hehe

  3. #1720
    Regular Member j4ckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,662
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Porky View Post
    Unlikely to claim warranty since it's difficult to prove that there was no clash of racquets or mishandling....anyway now at a dilemma whether to buy another 1 or to wait for the 2012 london olympic edition or LYD edition of BS09
    It's actually up to them to prove you mishandled it. If there are no huge paint chips, there is no reason to believe you mistreated the racket or clashed. Try it!

  4. #1721
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    27
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Exclamation MX80 review

    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

    _____________Z Slash_______MX80

    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

  5. Likes TheSmasherKing, dcwai, moomoo, sifuyono liked this post
  6. #1722
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    KL
    Posts
    781
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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

  7. #1723
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    27
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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. ^^

  8. #1724
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sibu
    Posts
    71
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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...

  9. #1725
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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!

  10. Likes moomoo liked this post
  11. #1726
    Regular Member j4ckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,662
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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. Likes riffsuad, Maklike Tier liked this post
  13. #1727
    Regular Member Maklike Tier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    3,128
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shaz` View Post
    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.
    You are right, the MX80 is a great piece of kit. If my rotator cuff wasn't on fire for days after a heavy session I'd use it without giving it a second thought, but sadly that's just not my reality.

  14. #1728
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    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.
    Possibly, tho rackets do take some time to get used to. First time I used the mx-80 my timing was WAY off, but the few shots I hit crisp I could feel the power from them. After maybe an hour or 2 of playing I was used to it and ... BOOM!

    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?

  15. #1729
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Maklike Tier View Post
    You are right, the MX80 is a great piece of kit. If my rotator cuff wasn't on fire for days after a heavy session I'd use it without giving it a second thought, but sadly that's just not my reality.
    I can see why that would be an issue! Screw the rotator cuff! THIS WEAPON NEEDS UNLEASHED!

  16. Likes moomoo liked this post
  17. #1730
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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

  18. #1731
    Regular Member j4ckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,662
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shaz` View Post
    Possibly, tho rackets do take some time to get used to. First time I used the mx-80 my timing was WAY off, but the few shots I hit crisp I could feel the power from them. After maybe an hour or 2 of playing I was used to it and ... BOOM!

    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?
    I'm fine using it, but the most of my speed&power comes from rotation. And the stopping of the pronation is what causes problems, as I get a high speed, but my back muscles struggle to stop the motion...the only thing I can do about it is build up my strength, but so far, it only helped delaying the next treatment. And because I'm still improving a lot and have the ambition to play higher I train 3-4 times a week, which doesn't help...anyhow, for now I've decided to go back to more flexible rackets as they're a little easier on the body and I really don't like the feel of lower tensions (which would be the other option).

  19. #1732
    Regular Member Mark A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    St Helens, UK
    Posts
    3,734
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Curse Victor for not putting small handles on their top-end rackets - my kingdom for a G5 or G6 Meteor 80!

  20. #1733
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    I'm fine using it, but the most of my speed&power comes from rotation. And the stopping of the pronation is what causes problems, as I get a high speed, but my back muscles struggle to stop the motion...the only thing I can do about it is build up my strength, but so far, it only helped delaying the next treatment. And because I'm still improving a lot and have the ambition to play higher I train 3-4 times a week, which doesn't help...anyhow, for now I've decided to go back to more flexible rackets as they're a little easier on the body and I really don't like the feel of lower tensions (which would be the other option).
    You should follow through with your swing, rather than try to force the stop. Let your arm swing flow more. If you are taking a big swing, chances are you can follow through without the worry of the shuttle coming straight back at you, this will let your shots flow better rather than 'forcing' it all the time.

    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!

  21. #1734
    Regular Member visor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    8,573
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Curse Victor for not putting small handles on their top-end rackets - my kingdom for a G5 or G6 Meteor 80!
    Curse Victor UK/Europe instead! There's tons of G5 in Asia.

    Hmmm, what's included in your kingdom if I send you a G5 MX80?

Similar Threads

  1. FS/FT: Victor Meteor MX80 (MY)
    By mizivincible in forum Buy & Sell - Read the rules sticky before you post
    Replies: 9
    : 03-31-2012, 02:43 PM
  2. FS: Mint Victor Meteor 80 MX-80 MX80 badminton racquet w/ new BG-70 pro string (GTA)
    By vtnam007 in forum Buy & Sell - Read the rules sticky before you post
    Replies: 2
    : 02-11-2012, 11:18 PM
  3. FT: Victor Meteor MX70 for Meteor MX80
    By kenny_eng in forum Buy & Sell - Read the rules sticky before you post
    Replies: 1
    : 12-20-2011, 09:24 AM
  4. WTB: Victor Meteor MX80
    By KB@TB Em in forum Buy & Sell - Read the rules sticky before you post
    Replies: 0
    : 07-17-2011, 06:46 AM
  5. WTB: Victor meteor MX80
    By araz916 in forum Buy & Sell - Read the rules sticky before you post
    Replies: 0
    : 05-25-2011, 02:07 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •