Astrox 88D vs Voltric 80

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  1. baihaki_as

    baihaki_as Regular Member

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    hi

    I want buy a new racket which one is better astrox 88 D vs voltric 80. The store still provide voltric 80 even now is become rate
     
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    88D hands down. I own both, VT80 has more vibration with miss hit.
     
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    baihaki_as Regular Member

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    I just decided buy v80 T-T
     
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    Can you give a little more comparison? From that simple statement it sounds like you are saying all other are equal except for mishits.
     
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    I am not saying all other are equal, i highlighted what is the deal breaker for me and could be his. I owned 88D, 88S and VT80. All rackets plays differently and has their own characteristic. VT80 is a great racket to play with, excellent in many aspects. If only compare to 88D, VT80 is not as forgiving as 88D. Being both rated as stiff, 88D with new NAMD technology and rotational generator system, Astrox series feels a lot better when come into playing feel especially miss hit. I switched to Victors from YY 3 years ago with JS 10 and 12 and thought I would never go back to YY again but Astrox change my mind and now I am committed Yonex fan once again.
     
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    I managed to try the 88D and owning VT80. I couldn't justify 88D is a better racquet. They both generate similar smash to me, so no I did not achieve stepper angle per Yonex advertise. However, I did feel VT80 is more solid head feeling than 88D. Their sweet spot are relatively large for what they offer. I would agree VT80 will be more difficult to generate power than 88D due to the NAMD technology.

    Coming from using ARC ZS, I wouldn't consider dealing with mishit a consideration choosing a racquet. Just play your game right, time your shot right instead of dealing with mishit.
     
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    Did you find the 88D head heavier than VT80? Which did you find easier or less fatigue to use?
     
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    I have my VT80 in 4U and 88D in 3U, not really a fair comparison. But I can play my 4U 88S for 3 hours non stop, definitely not with VT80.
     
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    I tried it the other day for session but didn't get that defence feedback or bouce I get from my Arc11 or MX80 maybe thats to do with HH or flex?

    Timing was all off when I switched back to normal racket so maybe not used to it yet as couldn't smash through the defences like my normal rackets.
     
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    Astrox has a rotational generator system which give you the awful feel at the beginning but after you get use to it, it is lovely.
     

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