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Thread: Victor fans club
10-14-2012, 08:55 AM #1922
How u know MX 80 is $190 ?
10-14-2012, 09:01 AM #1923
MX 80 S$195
BS LYD S$230 at e link
10-14-2012, 09:06 AM #1924
bro apachesun,. how u know LYD new color will be out soon ?
10-14-2012, 08:32 PM #1925
Hi, can anyone here provide any information on how the BRS-LYD compares to the ArcSaber Z-Slash? I'm looking to make the switch from Yonex to Victor and from what I've seen the LYD is closest to my favourite racket.
10-14-2012, 08:46 PM #1926
10-14-2012, 09:03 PM #1927
10-14-2012, 09:25 PM #1928
The racket in the Victor lineup that is the same 'concept' as the ZS is the BS15 - smaller ISO head, slightly head-heavy, small but potent sweetspot. I think the BS15 may be stiffer though.
It's been a long time since I played with the ZS so I can't really make a direct comparison, but I'd think that the old spec BS11 would have similar weighting and speed (and conversely, the MX60 too I guess).
It really depends on what you're after. If you like the small potent sweetspot, then the BS15 is your only option. If you like the feel and the weighting, then the BS11/MX60 would be comparable.
Everything else is going to be stiffer.
10-14-2012, 09:30 PM #1929
About 15-18 months back I liked to switch between the ZS and BS10, but that was only possible with lower tensions where neither racket has great feedback (and the ZS strung 2-3lbs tighter). Nowadays I cant use the ZS with anything short of a ZM65@31lbs, and that is not something I'm willing to string very often (because of the stress on both string and frame). It's also not a very powerful setup for me
Now, I like the BS12 very much and use it in every discipline. It's not as stiff I guess, but still has better feedback than the ZS. Depending on the weight it ranges from a very maneuvrable, slightly defensive racket to a smashing machine for wristy players. The first I got lacked a bit of power, but the replacement I have now is about perfect for me. If you watch the 'Post videos of yourself playing' thread you'll be able to see a video of me using mine soon (likely tomorrow).
I put the VS800 it came with on it (31lbs) and was surprised by how crisp it feels, considering it's a .70 string. Dropped 3-4 lbs, but still going strong. Used it for about 4-5 weeks now (= ~75hrs) I think, sometimes switching to other rackets.
Last edited by j4ckie; 10-14-2012 at 09:35 PM.
10-14-2012, 11:44 PM #1930
10-14-2012, 11:53 PM #1931
10-15-2012, 12:08 AM #1932
10-15-2012, 07:32 AM #1933
The string setup is different, but not more powerful than that on the first BS12 (had a BG66UM@28).
What I love about the racket is that I can grip it at the very bottom and it still feels maneuvrable. Unlike many pros, I don't put anything under the towel grip to create that raised edge, so when I grip it low, I grip it low.
Also, I can generate very decent power just whipping it down with pronation and finger action on overhead shots, which makes my singles play so much better
Last edited by j4ckie; 10-15-2012 at 07:39 AM.
10-16-2012, 02:41 PM #1934
finally i'm able to join this club
bought BS LYD and SH8600 ACE but cant post photo here coz file too large. hope can test it this thurs
10-16-2012, 08:42 PM #1935
Nice. just post review
10-16-2012, 09:17 PM #1936
Any fans here have any info on this racket : Victor Thruster K 8000.
Heard its more expensive than JJS and MX 80.
10-16-2012, 09:25 PM #1937
10-16-2012, 09:41 PM #1938
Hi Bro Bengguan:
Heard there is 2U for this racket, never have 2U for victor, now they follow yonex...
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