88d vs 88d pro

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  1. wengheng

    wengheng New Member

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    I enjoy using 100zz, but have been thinking of getting another head heavy, stiff racket. What would you advise between 88d and 88d pro?


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    From 100zz, what would you like to have changed about it?
     
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    I wish to have more power, without compromising speed


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    I have had 100zz, 88d 2018, 88d 2020, both 4U5G version.
    Let me drop my 2 cents:
    Speed: 100zz > 88d 2020 > 88d 2018
    Smash: 88d 2018 > 88d 2020 ~ 100zz
    Clear: 88d 2018 > 100zz ~ 88d 2020
    Drop: 88d 2018 ~ 88d 2020 > 100zz

    If you are a hard-smasher, go for the 88d 2018.
    The 88d 2020 is not worth buying for me.
     
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    BalajiSethuraman Regular Member

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    What is ur opinion on 100zz btw.. which one is it 4u or 3u?


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  6. BalajiSethuraman

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    I use 88d 2018 version and 100zz 4u, The clears and drops of 100zz is really good!! The only area where I feel 100zz lags is on the power of smashes!! Continuous smashes 100zz wins, one devastating smash 88d wins. It’s too fast so some have the power is missing..may be 3u version of 100zz would give a better power along with speed for 88d users I think!!


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    100zz is too fast?? coming from N80 II I find 100zz slow, this is from my limited tries, may be since you are coming from 88D you found it faster.

    How do you compare N7 II and 100zz in terms of speed, I bet N7 II will be way faster, may be lacks in control though.
     
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  8. BalajiSethuraman

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    Yeah when u compare with 88d it’s faster. With n7ii I would still say 100zz is faster cos the shaft of 100zz is hyper thin so mentally I see 100zz is faster and people say 100zz is stiffer honestly I feel I am bending it way too much in smash.. it feels like mid stiff so comparing with n7ii which is extra stiff the speed is little compromised is what I feel.

    Infact I feel 88d is not that stiffer than n7ii may be i am stupid

    Stiff: N7ii > 88d > 100zz
    Speed: 100zz > n7ii > 88d
    Smash: 88d > 100zz > n7ii
    Quick exchange: 100zz > n7ii > 88d
    Front court: n7ii > 100zz > 88d
    Backcourt: 88d > 100zz > n7ii

    With all said above I like 88d may be i am stupid again..



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    #8 BalajiSethuraman, Apr 13, 2021 at 4:27 AM
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    I am using 4uG5. Compared to Apacs Finapi88 (Voltric like), it is much quicker and better for defence and flat play in doubles, but less powerful for smashing.


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    Hyper Slim Shafts are a kind of gimmicky.
    If you ever pay attention to the frame thickness of 100zz it is actually quite thick compared to others.
    Thick frame affects swing speed more than thicker shaft because it have to cut through a lot more air.
    Nanoflare 800 on the other hand have thin shaft and frame which makes it actually pretty fast.
     
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