Thread: Yonex Voltric 80 ( VT80 )
07-13-2011, 12:19 PM #1633
Hi guys I just wanna ask about yours VT80 paint job because mine it's easily being scratched for mishit... Is this normal for VT80 paint??? Hope anyone could clear my confusion here...
07-13-2011, 12:21 PM #1634
Actually my experience with the VT80 is opposite... I mishit... Scrape the ground to return smashes... Pick up birds... Not a blemish on my racquet...
When I mishit (very often)... I mishit HARD!!!
07-13-2011, 12:33 PM #1635
Wow!!! That's totally different from mine as in I used it for the first time, mishit = blemish... Hmmm, it's sure due to quality control for my batch ain't good??? Can I assume that???
But overall this racquet is nice and head heavy even with two overgrips on the handle... Love it...
07-13-2011, 12:36 PM #1636
Maybe... Mine is an AS coded one... I am very surprise that after 4 months... Not a single blemish... KNOCK ON WOOD!!!!
07-13-2011, 12:41 PM #1637
OMG!!! Wood summore, mine I think it's SP coded... I don't want the paint so fast been ripped off when mishit again...
07-13-2011, 03:36 PM #1638
considering buying VT80
i am strongly considering buying Voltric 80. i just wanna know if it will suits me. I'm a agressive Smasher and baseline player. i do drop shot and play at the net too but rare. i normally play with balanced racket but considering the change to head heavy. Will it suit me?
Also one thing i also wanted to know is the spot where maximum power produced small or large on the VT80. As my current racket has very small spot where optimum power for smash is produced.
07-13-2011, 06:56 PM #1639
No problem here with mis-hits and chipping paint. The VT80 paint appears to be very durable. I do have a chipped area on my VT80 now due to a fairly hard clash in an intense doubles game (in my defense, it was my forehand!).
At the end of the day, if you're willing to put in hard work to get better at badminton, the racket becomes one of the least (if not the least) important variables. Therefore, you need to ask yourself several questions too. If you're used to balanced rackets, why are you wanting to change to head heavy ones? If you get a racket with an isometric head shape (most modern rackets today all have this...I can only think of the Z-Slash that doesn't), the sweet-spot will be relatively larger - I think the differences in the sweet-spot size across various isometric shaped rackets is negligible.
Will any racket "suit" you? Nobody will know. What we all know is that the VT80 is "suiting" Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade, Mathias Boe, and many other professional and non-professional players out there (including myself). You won't know until you try it.
Last thing I'd like to say is that in general, if you expect any racket to raise your level of play significantly (in any department), then you're probably never going to improve significantly (in any department). I think many people on this forum should consider this statement carefully. Of course, if you're just wanting to play around with various rackets as a hobby (or just to "exercise" for health etc) and are happy doing this, good for you, and you don't need to take any of the above statements seriously.
07-13-2011, 07:03 PM #1640
Thx for the answer anyway I bought the vt80.
07-13-2011, 07:19 PM #1641
Racket choice is very imp to me as I found out that certain racket either cause soreness in my arms or limit my play level. Some racket are just impossible to do proper clears for me due to it's lightweight. I won't say racket increase my level of play but they can decrease yr level of play or just make the play less enjoyable.
07-14-2011, 01:25 PM #1642
Yea I totally understand... Sometimes I play with my old Black Knight BK939 and i end up hurting myself because I have to put a LOT more effort in making clears and backhands...
Which is why I love my VT80 sooo much... Effortless clears :P
07-14-2011, 01:34 PM #1643
One concern I have is the vt80 easy to break due to the thinner frame???
07-14-2011, 01:36 PM #1644
I'm not competitive enough to risk my racquet :P.... If I see the slightly movement from my partner... I back off LOL... I rather lose the point than lose the racquet...
07-14-2011, 01:55 PM #1645
07-14-2011, 06:59 PM #1646
I just found out the the reason why my vt80 is cheaper at £120 is its made in Japan. So not from official uk distubituor. Is this a problem?
07-14-2011, 10:04 PM #1647
07-15-2011, 02:25 AM #1648
Got mine yesterday, wont play with it until Monday
It is noticeably head heavy so I hope smashes are powerful.
07-15-2011, 02:58 AM #1649
I clashed my MX80 with a VT80 on Tuesday.
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