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Thread: Victor Brave Sword 12 (review)
06-23-2013, 09:44 PM #613
I know someone on BC has some of the GP codes but never released any details about them ...
But most players are nowhere near as fussy as the average BC'er (in specified numerical details anyway)
Just reading back, j4ckie measured his "commercial" at ~295mm (which is hardly the 297 vs 288mm portrayal in the KRP SOSA shop thread). Others a guestimated 300mm and a measured 299mm ...
Last edited by demolidor; 06-23-2013 at 09:59 PM.
06-23-2013, 10:00 PM #614
KRP is supposedly 297mm +/- 2mm.
06-23-2013, 10:06 PM #615
The 295,300 and 299 are not for KRP rackets, just to clarify. And also to clarify that my reasoning about the Yonex (euro) *P codes are unrelated to Victor's use of special serials
I think I did notice some difference in the BKA logo on the KRP ones though ... and who knows they (SOSA) might just mean it is stiffer than a TW coded one(?)(what is the dot allocation?).
Funny to note though that the Victor KRP are supposed to be stiffer and the Yonex KP ones were supposed to be more flexible (and the CP stiffer and heavier)
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06-23-2013, 10:42 PM #616
Also the krp bs12 specs state that the highest tension it can hold is 35bls..rather than the normal 30bls.also if you see the pic before,the kba logo printed is also different between the krp and normal unit of victor rackets.
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06-24-2013, 04:07 AM #617
But I'll be happy to finally see some user pics of the BS12 KRP that our BC'ers have so generously shared up till now
06-24-2013, 05:27 AM #618
Uhm those are BS11 btw xD
06-24-2013, 05:35 AM #619
06-24-2013, 06:19 AM #620
FYI, my 3rd unpictured BS12N is 240753. So I presume I have significantly reduce most of the possibly factors to gain a unbiased view of the racquets. Then again, this is a personal interpretation from owning these racquets.
06-24-2013, 06:40 AM #621
I was all set on getting a BS12 KRP from SOSA (when they had plenty) but was put off once I saw the BP was 297 +/-2mm.
It sounds like it's just a BS-LYD painted to look like a BS12?
I have a BSLYD which I find a little too head heavy for my liking, so was hoping the BS12KRP would be a stiffer version of the BS12, which it isn't.
Still, if it plays as well as you guys say it does, I might still be tempted to get one... that's if they are still available.
Where can I buy one from these days?
I sent a PM to Ben (UK Victor retailer) to see if he can get them but was ignored.
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06-24-2013, 06:43 AM #622
Didn't see any BS12 KRP at the SOSA Yahoo auction so perhaps in Korea but those are impossible to get without some help and probably cost quite a lot more than what SOSA was asking for which is quite reasonable .
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06-24-2013, 03:44 PM #623
It's an interesting topic. There are a couple of questions which should be answered to clear this up.
1) Are the KRP versions manufactured with different specs or selected from the normal BS12 factory line?
2) Why aren't these specs readily available?
06-25-2013, 08:05 AM #624
Production is aimed towards the 'common' target specs, and most pros use a severely off-spec version. Assuming a bell curve for the specs, those kinda specs are probably less than 3% of rackets produced.
Going by just how many rackets International players have, they use up a big part of those (I assume Ko/Lee will travel with 10-12 rackets each, to have 5-8 strung for matches.....and break a couple every month. TBH was reported to break 1 Ti-10 per week in training, for example).
As to why the racket isn't produced that way on purpose - then it'd be a blue/black BS LYD, basically
They're just using the pros to promote it (Bs12), and tbh, for roughly 60-70% of players it's the better racket because of the difference in stiffness. Imop you don't need a racket that's stiffer than the Bs12 if you string with less than 25-26lbs (depending on the string, more with the thick ones). You're giving away so much control by using those soft strings that a stiff shaft won't help you much.
06-25-2013, 10:37 AM #625
06-25-2013, 11:16 AM #626
As far as I'm aware, no blue BS12 are in production anymore. Only what's left of the old stock and KR codes.
06-25-2013, 11:18 AM #627
06-25-2013, 01:29 PM #628
SOSA has just listed 2 KRP BS12. Current price was about £350 each. Well out of my price bracket. I won't be buying a normal BS12 so back to the drawing board!
Interesting spec and details part though. Here are some of the more interesting bits which should answer some of your questions!
Balance: 297 +/-2
Max warranty tension: 35lbs
Ive pasted the links to the auction sites that SOSA put up on its facebook page so you can see more.
Last edited by diverdan; 06-25-2013 at 01:33 PM.
06-25-2013, 01:33 PM #629
It's only $123 USD. What currency are you converting from? It should be NTD.
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