New racket or stick to z force 2

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  1. x9981x

    x9981x Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to get some advice again. Personally I love head heavy rackets. I got a 4u z force 2 earlier this year and found it great.I love it so much. However the only thing I dislike that I find it too light. I was planning to sell my 4u and get a 3u instead.

    I do enjoy smashing, drops and clears. More of an offensive player. Doubles played about 80 percent of the time.
    I string about 28lbs. Thinking of going higher with the new racket.
    I do like the z force 2 but I cannot take it that a new colourway is coming out next year lol. Although I prefer the black to the blue 2018 version. 2014 black colour might seem too old too quickly. Should I wait for 2018 honestly cause it is the same thing. I personally never used duora. Worth a try?

    Astrox is coming out? Lin Dan force that Lin Dan does not use? Should I get the older z force 2 colour 3u? Z strike 3u which might not be so strong however maybe a good upgrade or even a duora 10 2u?
    (duora) distracting with two sides, not a huge fan
    Not a professional however I do play in competitions and stuff.

    I have used z force 2, 70 etune, voltric 55. I can handle pretty heavy rackets.
     
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    dave010 Regular Member

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    The 4U ZF2 is quite a bit lighter than the 3U. It will not be fun for doubles, though it is usable. Don't bother with Duora if you liked the ZF2. It's a sharper feeling and completely different racquet really, but you might miss the solidity of the ZF2.
     
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    nsmithers31 Regular Member

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    what whats the new zf2 looks like?
     
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    Okaharu Regular Member

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    absolutely hideous
     
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    Okaharu Regular Member

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    you are not alone
    the consensus on bc seems to despise the repaint
     
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    FAKE. The picture above shows a blurry and totally messed up YY logo at the T-Joint.
     
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    just out of focus
     
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    Badminton Racket Review Regular Member

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    I would say why re-invent the wheel?
     
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    Dear all, I was wondering whether I should get a 2u z strike as I play singles more nowadays and to have a heavier weight to replace the head heavy 3 u zf2. I could probably handle it with lots of weight training but it would be really hard to control in a doubles match right? Read the threads and most people said it would be a singles racket due to its stiffness and hard sweetspot. I still want to play doubles leisurely but bringing a 2u sledgehammer seems really scary. Do you think its worth a go? Thank you so much for your time and thoughts :) have a nice day. The astrox seems too flexible and I think I don’t wanna wait for a z version.
     
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    I found the ZF2 too stiff and opted for a Victor Thruster TK9900 mkIII 3U which is basically Victor's ZF2.

    It's less stiff and very slightly less head heavy than the 3U ZF2 (but much more than the LDF for example). Compact head and it's built solid.

    Perfect for singles, and I still use it for doubles, though I hazard to say I'd have more success with a lighter doubles racquets...if prefer not to switch and I prefer singles anyway.

    Worth giving it a shot - it's a good looking racquet too which is a bonus!
     
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    Even a 2U DZS is probably easier to handle than a 3U ZF2.
     
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    Ok it seems like the 2u z strike is one good way to go if a 3u zf2 is harder go handle. I will probably go to one of the stores to check out the thruster k9900. It should be relatively easy to find.
     
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    I don't think I can ever say enough good things about my 9900. I'm also a previous ZF2 user albeit of the 3u version and the speed difference is incredible. Power is quite similar at maybe a 9/10 if ZF2 is 10/10.

    All I could really say is, just buy it I guess.
     

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