ArcSaber 8 DX

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  1. llpjlau

    llpjlau Regular Member

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    yes i think it is possible. borrow a more user-friendly racket (i.e. more flexible shaft) from a friend and see how you go with it. the Arc8DX is quite stiff.
     
  2. Lukasy

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    should I go for the Arc7 or Armortec 600? For my 8DX I played with a Sotx 9 but I couldn't find a new one
     
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    llpjlau Regular Member

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    if you can borrow either of those racket to try out, then i suggest you do so first before purchasing. i've used the Arc7 in the past and absolutely loved the control it gave, however it lacks in power. i'm about to try the AT600.
     
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    Ok thanks. I hope I will find somebody to test them
     
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    hi mr paul. what kind of string n tension would you recommend for this arc8dx? tq
     
  6. chilli

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    If I may...I've used the Arc8DX since it came on the scene. I've tried it with BG80, BG85, NBG98, LiNing101N and LiNing62, and found the LiNing62 the most enjoyable because of the thinness of the string(0.62mm). I've always maintained the tension @26/28#s. Amazingly the thin string lasts as long as 20 hours. Tried upping the tension(2 times) to 26.5/28.5 and it lasted about 2-4 hours, both times. Just my 2 cents :)
     
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    thx bro. planning to get arc8dx as a back up to my ns9900 soon.
     
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    How's the 8DX stiffness compared to NS9900? Arc8DX is rated as extra-stiff, and yet, it is less stiff than Z-Slash (stiff) according to yonex spec chart...confuse...
     
  9. Thom_bad

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    First of all Welcome :)

    This type of injury probably comes from the stiffness of the racquet, since Arc8DX is ranked as "very stiff" which is the max...
    It also can come from the balance, as Arc8dx is head heavy you have to force your arm to play..
    Now if you can, buy a racquet a bit more flexy, and even balanced- or head light.
    Arc7 is good, even balanced and not too stiff..

    If you prefer keeping you Arc8dx, low the tension of the string and overall go to the doctor if it hurts you :(:(

    Once again enjoy the forums ;)
     
  10. chilli

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    Loosening the tension about 2 #s usually helps. Next is trying to hit the bird slightly in front NOT @ your side...puts less stress on your elbow. Saw that on a tennis clip, and that helped me with my tennis elbow.
     
  11. Ferrerkiko

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    Any bros can advise ARCSABER 8DX racket vs
    ARCSABER 10, which one is better in terms of smashing , and can it go above 25 tension.
     
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    Depends! Some ppl say 8dx some ppl say arc10. I had both and i think arc10 is good for smashing and 8dx has a good control anywhere in the court. For tension wise it depends to on individual. I am using 25lbs for both. If u have strong hand, increase ur tension then!
     
  13. bai_bay

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    Hi,
    Say, you play aggressively, you know how it is from the back court raining smashes, answering deep drives and smashes on mid court and kills loose shuttle above the net. You want a racquet that gives you that smash without the recoil and at same play that quick response while attacking near the net.

    Here's my conflict, I used to have a Yonex Ti-10 3rd Gen and I've already broken it. I've been longing to buy one of the very few Yonex Ti-10 2nd Gens (the yellow). Brand new and are all genuinely authentic. Because this particular store is known for selling camping and gym equipments. Probably nobody knows they have them. And recently this Yonex Arc8DX came along.

    I didn't know what Arc8DX was when I borrowed it from another player. I just thought it was another Yonex "spin-off" like what they did with the AT series. With my suprise, this Arc8DX was exactly doing what I wanted it to do. I could smash, no sweat, everytime the shuttle lobes over my head, sharp crosscourts, drops, corning the works! This racquet is UNBELIEVABLE!!!CRAZY EVEN!!!

    Can somebody here tell me would it be regrettable just to forget about the 2nd Gen Ti-10's, everyone here knows these baby's are resilient and quite legendary, and move on with the Arc8DX?
     
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    bai_bay, if it works well for you, what's the value in the name? I wouldn't care if the Ti-10 gives TBH a better smash, or if the AT700G1 is the most popular. If the Arc8 works better for you, the Arc8 is the racket for you.
     
  15. Lukasy

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info but I find that the Arc8dx doesn't feel head heavy. Before I played with a Sotx Woven 9A

    My tension is only 20 lbs so I don't think it comes from this. Now I don't have pain anymore only a bit in my elbow.
     
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    Well TBH broke the smash record with the Z-Slash as FHF is still having a hard time with his N50.
    I started competing with a Ti-7 Light and long for Ti-10 back when I couldn't afford one. I only tried Arc 8dx once and I seem to see its noticeably new and kinda expensive for now. Since I've not been trying to win a game seriously these past couple of months, thank you so much BSW08 and a little from SW35 for holding me back, I went with the Ti-10 for comfort's sake. But I intend to get a Arc8dx soon next year. :)
     
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    Probably you will be flames for the smash record comment. :D
     
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    Haha... probably... here's some WC2010 facts. In WC2010, FHF is constantly hitting smashes in the 290's with his N50 and TBH went back to his trusty Ti10. TBH barely managed a 280. As a matter of observation, even after setting his smash record for Yonex Marketing, TBH never used the ArcZ but continued with then his NS9900 and finally back to Ti10.

    Personally, it's still whatever works best for you.
     
  19. gavinloh

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    Gotten 1 8DX, trying out this Tue. I already has a NS9900 but eager to try new one after Wilson BLX Wave disappoint me (not my type). Posting my review coming week :)

    What is the string recommended?
     
  20. OliverHH

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    IMO, it performs best with BG85.
     

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