2019 Victor Racquets (TK BXR, TK FC, AuraSpeed and more)

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  1. err012

    err012 Regular Member

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    I am using a 4U G5. Practically, it depend on which weight u are actually used to.

    In my humble opinion, the 5-10g wouldn't make much of a difference. The distribution of the weight, material, design and technology were the highlights. Hence, I sort of agreed with Li Ning where all their rackets comes with a standard weight.
     
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    I wouldn't say potentially. My peers and I tried a few rackets including ARC11 on court and no doubt...

    Power:
    80X > ARC11

    Speed:
    80X >= ARC11
     
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    Depends heavily on the user. Most will have trouble producing much power with a 4U that isn't very HH
     
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    Just comparing the technical output of both rackets in term of power and speed. No doubt, still lies on who is swinging it.
     
  5. hm_andhika

    hm_andhika Regular Member

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    I bought a used ARS80X 3U5 today. Very good condition. Strung with AB boost 26lbs. Will play tonight and share my thought.
     
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    I dont have weight scale here :D but it feels like 89gr. If this is better than ARC11, then ARS80X can be a new favourite.

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    I need to restring it with 66 force tomorrow. First impression with ARS80X, still not better than ARC11.
     
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    After a few more sessions with this racket I can say that I like it a lot.

    I have been using a JS12M 3U for a while and was in two minds about getting the ARS90S in 4U but in the end decided to go for it to see if could match up without sacrificing much power.

    Tale of the tape comparision:
    JS12M 3U 97.0g weight 290mm BP 40.9g head weight
    ARS90S 4U 89.5g weight 300mm BP 39.1g head weight
    Both rackets strung with Ashaway 66 Fire Power and an over grip on top of the factory grip.

    ARS90 head is slightly larger than JS12. Both rackets are the same overall length so the shaft of the ARS90 is a few mm shorter than the JS12. The ARS90 does feel a tad stiffer than the JS12.

    The frame does have more 'sword' edges then the JS12 as well as thinner profile at 3, 9 and 12 o'clock.

    The ARS90 is quick and manoeuverable as you would expect. I am not a natural net player but the ARS90 made this aspect of the game a lot easier for me. I also found it easier to play deceptive shots by delaying shots.

    When defending, the ARS90 did at first require a bit more effort to play block returns than my JS12 but once adjusted to the lower racket weight this was resolved.

    The sweet spot is easy to find and when connecting a smash properly plenty of power can be generated.
    One aspect I really enjoy is how easy it is to do good steep stick smashes.

    No issues with getting good length on clears or defensive lifts.

    In summary IMHO this is a vey good doubles racket!
     
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    A headlight 4u racket with 300mm Bp and 39.1g head weight? Does it means that auraspeed 90s is heavier than astrox 88s? I'm wondering the bp and head weight of 3U version. is it too heavy for a intermediate player like me ?
     
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    How about the stiffness?same as arc 11 or less?
     
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    Not used the Astrox so can't say which is heavier. I had reservations that the ARS90 4U would be too head light for me but that has not turned out to be the case. If my wallet allows I might try the 3U :D
     
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    Yes. For me, the same stiffness like ARC11
    I will play it again next week after restring. Aerobite boost 26lbs 4knots feels dull.
     
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    Thank you ☺️ I’m waiting for aura 90s 3u
     
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    Between the auraspeed 90s and 80x which one is better for smashes ?
     
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    I think balance point and weight are measured with strings in this case.
     
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    thank you
     
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    Anyone can help to compare victors 80x vs lining tc70/n7ii?
     
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    If you ask me, this is an easy answer. N7ii/N9ii isnt that good for me. ARS80X, i may like it. Let see after strung with 66F
     
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    Useful comparison mate
     
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    Not so much to tell about N7ii, lack of power and feel, i will never ever recommend N7ii to anyone. There is a possibility for ARS80X to be a very good weapon, but what could we expect from an EB racket? Perhaps, we just hope it could deliver the same outcome like ARC11 or slightly better.
     

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