Li-Ning N9II 3U

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  1. Ffly

    Ffly Regular Member

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    Just bought the green tontowi one for 50% off (100€).

    I contemplated the tc75 a year ago but it was not available in the store I visited. But with that sale online, I just thought why not :)

    I started with the 88D 4U, it's very quick, quite even-balanced actually but missing some punch so I went with an astrox 99 4u.
    That was the total opposite, it felt like a sledgehammer in comparison to the 88D and unplayable in doubles. I traded it for an 88S 3u instead which is what I'm currently using.

    Hoping that the tc75 will fill that gap inbetween 88D 4u and 88S 3u with some head-heaviness (but not like the 99 or ZF1), the maneuverability of a 88D or S (with its frame shape) and packing more punch than the 88S 3u (with the more flexible shaft)

    I'll should receive it this week and review it after a few games

    Quick edit : in hand but not played yet, the head-heaviness is definitely there (n9ii > 88S 3u > 88D 4u). However it swings faster (88D 4u > n9ii > 88S 3u) which is kinda disorienting. The shaft is actually much more flexible than I expected (I would qualify it as more flex than medium), very far from the 88 range
     
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  2. Ffly

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    Ok, as reviewed in this thread, this racket is indeed really powerful.

    The flex shaft allows for easy access to power and honestly, I could see myself recommending this racket even to a beginner with how it behaves.

    I didn't have any issue with mistiming, though the racket swings a bit faster than my 88S 3U. The only weak point i'd say is the reactivity of the shaft in front play, I sometimes find it a bit lagging behind compared to a stiff shaft like the 88S/D. I suppose I can adapt to that by changing my timing a little bit.

    As for drops, they are a little less precise, again because of the shaft, but I will up my tension a bit to compensate.

    Less vibration felt when smashing, more "whip". That's exactly what I was looking for as an alternative to the 88S (in their respective brand matrix, they are located at the exact same spot, I'd put the N9II more on the flex than stiff side.)

    All in all, going from a 88S 3U to N9II was very easy and I think I'll take it as my main racket from now as it's easier to play.

    Ranking my rackets:
    Stiffness: 88D 4u > 88S 3u > N9II
    Head-heaviness feeling: N9II > 88S 3u > 88D 4u
    Swing speed: 88D 4u > N9II > 88S 3u
    Power: N9II > 88S 3u > 88D 4u
    Reactivity: 88D 4u > 88S 3u > N9II
     
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  3. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

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    I still have my N9II in the bag and to me, it can easily keep up with the latest high-end rackets out there. Mainly because it is so easy to use to access power with it. The flex behaviour is just about perfect in that department. And still, it is very stable in terms of rotational movements of the head in the T-joint and shaft and hence offers great precision and consistency. Still my favourite wheapon of choice when I feel that my wrist and forearm start to feel a little strained from using stiffer rackets before.

    I fully agree that it's not the best if you are mainly a front court killer. There you need a stiffer racket that provides a faster recovery. Although the biggest impact there still has a proper racket carriage. ;)
     
  4. boby

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    many ppl agree with the whippy feeling is have a good and bad side, so there's still many new racket comes to the market with this medium stiffness.

    why not many comes with sharp frames recently?
     
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    Hello. Does this LI-NING N9II make the same "air cut"sound like the Bravesword series when swing fast?
     
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    Which new rackets comes with sharp frames? Thank You
     
  7. HenryY

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    Hello s6edge, no the N9ii does not make that air cutting sound like the bravesword. In fact I still haven't really found another racket that does the air cutting sound like the bravesword. Will try the auraspeed 90S which should be the closest to the bravesword next to see.
     
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    :confused:why would you care for sound.
    Care more for performance
    How fast it swing through the air
    How was the stiffness
    How much swing weight it had
    How repulsive the frame
    How stable the frame
     

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