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Thread: Yonex Voltric 80 ( VT80 )
08-22-2011, 12:31 PM #1735
oh, my friend is selling his VT80 3UG5? PM me if you're interested (with price), and I'll get more details from him. He used it 2-3 times, and says that it's too HH for him and went back to Nano9900
08-22-2011, 12:42 PM #1736
Heh heh...I'm kinda hoping my VT80 (3UG4) racket will break so I can buy 2 new VT80s (3UG5) . I'm thinking the G5 grip will be better for me cuz I'm having difficulty in performing flicks and deceptive shots.[/QUOTE]
I was using 3UG4, and that was ok ... then I got a 3UG3, took the original grip off, then put on the Yonex AC102EX Supergrap...and that was perfect. Too thin a handle-grip would offer lack of grip when smashing, imho.
08-22-2011, 12:48 PM #1737
I think this year alone...I want (repeat want) to spend close to $1000 (spent $350 so far) on badminton stuff. And no future purchases for a long time (except feathers and strings).
Gonna get the Victor BG610 backpack.
Gonna get SBH102LTD (black/yellow).
1 x VT80 (3UG5)
1 x MX70 (3UG2)
(all of it for the backpack to take with me for my weekly singles games at night).
Using my current beat up 6 racket bag for the family/friend weekend play.
That will have my SBH102MX shoes along with my wife shoes.
It'll have my current VT80 (3UG4), MP66 and NP3000 and other stuff.
I'll wait to upgrade the bag and contents.
Well...at least that's the plan.
Last edited by CanucksDynasty; 08-22-2011 at 12:52 PM.
08-22-2011, 12:50 PM #1738
08-22-2011, 12:53 PM #1739
CanuackDynasty.... how much are they selling CD coded VT80 over there?
08-22-2011, 01:00 PM #1740
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08-22-2011, 01:44 PM #1742
08-22-2011, 05:10 PM #1743
Just got a call from ClearOne. It seems they ran out of the NBG-98. So went back to BG80 @ 27lbs. Next time I'll string at Tad's or some other place.
08-22-2011, 05:22 PM #1744
08-22-2011, 05:38 PM #1745
08-22-2011, 06:40 PM #1746
I can understand the need to find optimal strings. I'm starting to be that way inclined hehe. However, I'm not letting that stop me enjoy my badminton with the 3U VT80. I have two 3U VT80's, one strung with (cheap!) BG65 string at 25 pounds, another strung with (slightly less cheap!) BG70 string at 27 pounds. To be honest, I don't really find much difference, but if I had to pick, I'd go with the BG70 at 27 pounds.
In saying that, the biggest factor for me is still my technical level. Not grip, not string, not room temperature hehe. Keep in mind, I'm not talking about playing with rice noodles as string or playing with no grip whatsoever - it seems many people use similar arguments to counter mine (that is, talking in the extremes), which I find a little odd.
I believe that my playing level is about the same no matter which string I use. However, I'm hoping to be proved wrong when I eventually re-string my VT80's (I haven't re-strung them since I got them a few months ago, and they are both surprisingly holding tension very well, considering I have a decent smash) - I've got NBG95 and NBG98 to try out.
08-22-2011, 06:47 PM #1747
Not really any reason to go with thicker gauge if string breakage isnt a problem.
08-22-2011, 08:06 PM #1748
08-22-2011, 08:15 PM #1749
Now that I string my own racquets I too try many different strings. My first try at VT80 I was using NBG98 and found that I did not like the feel and ended up selling my racquet. Now that the VT80 went on sale during mjstrings grand opening I decided to string it with Pro Supex Zing Ultra and found it much better than the first go around. I have since strung it at 24lbs with BG80 and just found it to be perfect for me now, I'll try higher tension later. I don't have much string breakage but then again I restring after a month usually just because I fiddle with so much stuff.
So the strings I have tried on my VT80 so far are;
Apacs Stern 9
08-22-2011, 10:28 PM #1750
08-22-2011, 10:31 PM #1751
My friends swear by NBG98 but I just don't like it for some reason. I'll try it again later but right now I like my Li-Ning N90 and VT80 with BG80.
I'll use my Lethal 70's for experimenting
Last edited by GaryC; 08-22-2011 at 10:33 PM.
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