medium stiff head-heavy rackets

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  1. Belgian

    Belgian Regular Member

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    Hey,

    I am currently using a voltric 5 and like it a lot. One of my 2 voltric 5 rackets broke and I would like to replace it with a high-end racket (voltric 5 is no longer available where I live).

    That's why I was wondering which rackets you would suggest (Yonex, Victor and Li-Ning are available).
    I have been thinking about voltric 70 e-tune, but I don't know which grommets to add to make it similar to voltric 5.
    Victor TK6000 also seemed very promising, but I can't find it anywhere in Belgium.
    I've also been looking at Li-ning N9 and N7, but I can't find the right specs. Different sources seem to have different specs of these rackets...

    Another option I have considered is buying a (blue) Brave Sword 12. This is however a totally different racket and I don't know if it would be a good idea to switch from a head heavy voltric to a bravesword. Has anyone here done this and did it work out?
     
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    I have the possibility to buy a Brave Sword 12 for 110 euro, because the shop used it as a tes racket and it has a small paint chip. Should I take the risk and buy it or is changing from a head heavy racket to Brave Sword 12 too big of a risk?
     
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    If it's a test racket already, don't buy it... just borrow it first to test! Even if you have to pay $5-10, it'll be worth it for you to know and experience yourself.
     
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    I would like to, but the shop is too far and they only mail items if you buy them, not to test them.
     
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    I would recommend the Li-Ning N9 (Fu Hai-Feng).

    You can find it here with it's specs.
    http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25_26_141&products_id=1756#.VVo5evlVhBc

    I have used it for a year now and firmly say it is the best racket I have ever used. (I have also used ArcSaber Z-Slash, ArcSaber 10, Arcsaber 11, Voltric 80-Etune, Arcsaber 8DX). I can confirm the specs listed on MBS are correct due to personal testing of the racket.

    My smashes are incredibly powerful and always get commented on. I am an attacking player, but benefit from it's head heaviness, and the shaft being flexible makes it much easier to generate power with.

    Normally head heavy rackets are difficult to defend with, but the N9 features a slashing head shape meaning it cuts through the air quicker. This means on defense it moves quickly like an even balanced racket.

    Another option would be the N55-III (Zhang Nan).
    Same specs as the N9, but even head heavier.
    http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25_26_141&products_id=1768#.VVo5dvlVhBc
     

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