Racquets similar to Armortec700

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Mashpotato, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Mashpotato

    Mashpotato New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    So I had an armortec 700 for a while and I broke my strings during the Summer. I know I was suppose to cut all the strings but I was being stupid and I didn't. I heard strings can wrap the frame so I'm guessing it did.

    [​IMG]

    I was wondering if it's possible to fix the frame or can someone suggest a racquet similar to the armortec 700? I'm currently looking at these racquets from the brown sports store (I'm in Toronto, Canada) and I can pick one up tomorrow. Here's the link to the racquets at the Brown Store. I have a bit of a small budget so I'm eyeing the Voltric 5 right now.

    https://www.brownssports.com/index.php?id_category=66&controller=category

    https://www.brownssports.com/index.php?id_category=65&controller=category

    https://www.brownssports.com/index.php?id_category=68&controller=category

    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
    #1 Mashpotato, Oct 19, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  2. offbad

    offbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    240
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    USA
    VT-LDF is similar, a tad stiffer.

    you might have some luck with VT-8
     
  3. Junye

    Junye Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    897
    Likes Received:
    349
    Occupation:
    Evening Badminton Player.
    Location:
    Singapore
    on budget... pick up a VTF! more budget. ZF2...
     
  4. Mashpotato

    Mashpotato New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    Isn't that $240? The voltric 5 is around $90!
     
  5. Junye

    Junye Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    897
    Likes Received:
    349
    Occupation:
    Evening Badminton Player.
    Location:
    Singapore
  6. Mashpotato

    Mashpotato New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
  7. Charlie-SWUK

    Charlie-SWUK Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    4,439
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Occupation:
    N90 sycophant
    Location:
    SW UK
    Li Ning n90, don’t know how much more similar you could get
     
    7un4tran and swsh like this.
  8. 7un4tran

    7un4tran Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Drafter
    Location:
    US
    From personal experience since I actually have 2 Yonex Armortec 700 (1 2nd Gen CP coded and 1 2012 edition TW coded), Li Ning N90 1st gen, Li Ning N55III, Yonex Voltric Z Force 2, Yonex Voltric Lin Dan Force, and Victor Thruster K Dong. I remove all my base grip when I change new grips but I believe the balance point has alot to do with it as well as stiffness. Both Armortec 700 are 318mm balance point and extra stiff but normally non CP coded 2nd gen is flexible unlike my CP coded. The Z Force 2 and N55III are 315mm with the N90 1st gen at a close 314mm. Lin Dan Force is at 321mm, so its a bit head heavier and Thruster K Dong is around 318mm. The K Dong is exclusively only available in mainland China since it represents China's special olympics badminton coach Dong Jiong. Very powerful racket and Dong was known in his prime for 1 hit kill smashes. All rackets are 3U G5. Hope this helps.
     
    alexnd2008 likes this.
  9. rkukg

    rkukg New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Technical Officer
    Location:
    India
    7un4tran , I am interested to know more about TK Dong. Would you please tell me your experience with it. Victor has introduced this racket in India too.. Currently I am familiar with Voltric 7 and Voltric 5, both head heavy. How's TK Dong?
     
  10. 7un4tran

    7un4tran Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Drafter
    Location:
    US
    If you are coming from the Voltric 7 and 5, its quite an upgrade. The TK Dong has a small head similar to the Voltric Z Force 2 but very slightly bigger. It has a sharp frame so its got great aerodynamic qualities for defense. Being head heavy, plus aerodynamic, you will be rewarded with a faster AND heavier swing for every stroke. Its a standard stiff shaft, so it should be easier to backhand clear than a Voltric Z Force 2. Voltric 5 and 7 are user friendlier in that they are slower rackets, therefore easier to time your swings. I find that faster rackets invite a larger margin of error in timing. Especially when moving from a slow racket to a fast racket. Being head heavy however, does give it a very good feel for doing delicate touch shots, so long as you dont frame your shots since the aerodynamic frames tend to be much less forgiving towards frame shots than standard box shape frames. Hope this helps.
     
  11. rkukg

    rkukg New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Technical Officer
    Location:
    India
    Thank you sir.. Aerodynamic frames are much less forgiving towards frame shots..Is that sentence a caution? Will it break in the event of a mishit ?
     
  12. 7un4tran

    7un4tran Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Drafter
    Location:
    US
    Not that, its just when you mishit with a box shape frame, the shuttle will more likely still go in the intended direction though much weaker. Areodynamic frames are usually very sharp edged and sharp edge means when you frame, there is literally no telling where the shuttle will go next. Ive had times where I framed a straight net push and the shuttle flared completely 90 degrees left.
     
  13. rkukg

    rkukg New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Technical Officer
    Location:
    India
    Thank you , Sir..

    Sent from my Redmi 5 using Tapatalk
     
  14. rkukg

    rkukg New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Technical Officer
    Location:
    India
    I bought TK Dong. It's a very good racket. I purchased a 4u version. Easy to handle, loaded with enough power. In India for this racket price is less compared to Chinese market.

    Sent from my Redmi 5 using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page