Thread: Yonex Voltric 80 ( VT80 )
12-18-2011, 09:16 PM #1973
12-18-2011, 09:44 PM #1974
12-18-2011, 09:59 PM #1975
wow, switching from VT80 to nanoray RP. the nanoray series is definitely engineered for doubles.
pros: quicker swing and reaction.
cons: smash and clears would suffer
if i remember correctly, the nanoray 700RP is more accurate and you can get better angles with it but it may be just me not in full control of the VT80 beast
singles is not about smashes anyways, its about placement. so if you switched, your rallys may need to build up longer before you can win the point. suitable more for the defensive counter attacker, definitely finesse over brute force
even lin dan has dropped from using N90 (305mm bp) to N50 (290mm bp) in favour for more control over power
12-19-2011, 05:06 AM #1976
12-19-2011, 10:11 AM #1977
I played a few hrs with vt80 4ug4 with bg80@23lbs tonight. I was using at800 prior to this upgrade.
I'll probably need 2-3 more sessions to fully get used to it but anyway what I found after 2 singles and 7 doubles session;
Net play was improved
Drives were more fierce
Backhand smashes and drops were improved
Smashes that connected well were on par with the at800off
Check smashes were easier
Smashes made a nice sound regardless of power
But I did find defence lacking for now, must be the timing
Overall not a massive upgrade on the at800, but neverless still an upgrade.
12-21-2011, 03:59 PM #1978
Smashes are so accurate now!!
Getting used to smashing with my 3U VT 80!! I wonder what a great repulsion this racket has compared to my APACS visible hollows and Tantrum 200. It is so accurate. Now the problem begins for me... I want to play with this racket all the time, not only just singles. But I am afraid if I play doubles my partner going hit and break my racket. What you guys do when you get hit by your partner - just don't care or become sad for a while?
... and then.. what I will do with so many APACS rackets that I have!!
12-21-2011, 04:04 PM #1979
12-21-2011, 09:45 PM #1980
12-21-2011, 10:25 PM #1981
12-22-2011, 02:19 AM #1982
Hi guys....need your help rgdg my VT80. The info are as follows:
-String: BG 66 Ultimax
When I play with VT80, I can deliver powerful smashes and the sound is nice too. Control is also good and I can place the shuttle anywhere I want. The only problem is that it hurts my shoulder after every game.
For info, I also have a VT70 with the following specs:
-String: BG 66 Ultimax
With my VT70, clears are effortless and smashes are powerful too. And most importantly, I do not have problem with my shoulder when I play with this racket.
Is this something to do with my tension? Do I need to reduce the tension of my VT80? By looking at my case, what is the recommended tension?
Thanks in advance....
12-22-2011, 02:32 AM #1983
What you should understand is that the VT80 is significantly head heavier and stiffer in its shaft compared to VT70, both characteristics which makes it feel harder for you to use the racquet and generate more stress for your shoulder to handle during usage.
If you really cannot handle the stress of using the VT80 then I would suggest you to just stick to the VT70 to prevent further injury.
12-22-2011, 02:44 AM #1984
Thanks for replying. Btw, do you have any other suggestions to prevent the injury? e.g lower tension...22lbs etc....just to improves repulsion. For info, I'm an intermediate player.
Man....I really like the power of VT80...and eager to use it as my main racket. As for the VT80, I'll use it for doubles play.
12-22-2011, 03:25 AM #1985
What is important is really your physical condition. If you feel pain when using a racquet with such shaft stiffness plus head heaviness, you should not even be playing with it in the first place as it could lead to worse damage to your shoulder.
Otherwise the best route to take if you really want to continue playing with the VT80 is to correct your hitting technique and build up your shoulder resistance to the mass of the VT80 through proper training. That is also how the professional players train themselves to play with the high tensions (as high tension gives more shuttle control and less shuttle "sink-in" on the stringbed that decreases kinetic repulsion).
12-22-2011, 04:12 AM #1986
oic....in short, at the moment.... my physical,techniques and style of play doesn't suit the VT80. Must improve myself in these areas...heheheh
Yeah...VT80 might be a little heavy for me...I guess.
Thanks Blitzzards...for your advice.
12-22-2011, 11:45 AM #1987
12-22-2011, 12:44 PM #1988
What tension that you maintain for your VT80? Btw, thanks for sharing the info...
12-22-2011, 12:53 PM #1989
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