Recommendation for head-heavy, 5U, stiff racket

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  1. MaDuShI

    MaDuShI New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I am looking for a racket with the following characteristics:
    • Weight: 5U
    • Balance: Head heavy
    • Stiffness: Stiff or extra stiff
    Something like the Yonex Voltric FB. Does anyone know other rackets with similar characteristics? Ideally, something that comes cheaper than Yonex.

    Thanks!
     
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    As far as i could remember, there is no stiff on extra light racket.
    Most super light racket come with headheavy & flex which i think to compensate the weight loss.
    Medium probably but stiff not sure if it exist.
     
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    you should go for nanoflare 800lt. it is 5u and is said to be head light, but it's actually is head heavy when you hold it. it's stiff as well. but also do try it out before buying


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    Have a look at the Victor Light Fighter range, they have rackets to suit your specification.
     
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    Yonex Atrox 22 is stiff, but it is 2F (7U I think), you have to add weight.
    Btw, are you not happy with Voltric FB?
     
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    Thanks for all the replies!

    That's the thing, I am happy with it, but my issue is that it is quite expensive. Playing doubles, I break them quite fast, that's why I am looking for a racket that is similar but less pricey.

    The Light Fighter 7390 is indeed close to the specs. But I believe the price is similar to Yonex.

    I believe, this one, the price will be even more insane.
     
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    with whom you play with? Fixed partner or random partner?
    If it fixed, try to comunicate with your partner who takes the shuttle when it fly toward the middle area. If not, learn to know what kind of partner you had & if he is insanely agresive bloodlust guy. Better to hold yourself & let him take most of the shuttle.

    Is there some price or betting on your games? Like if you lose you had to buy the winner some cold refreshing drink?
    Does the price are worth the risk? If yes take with all your might to win, but if not, take it with more precaution.
     
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    I assume that Apacs is not hard to find at your place.
    Try to have a look in their website for 5U and stiffness of 8.0 or less.

    In my experience, Apacs Z Fusion with 80g and 8.0 stiff is acceptable to your expected specs.
     
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    I am mostly playing with random partners. It's not like I am breaking them after 2 or 3 weeks, but they rarely last more than 6 months. And even though there is no real reward to fight for, unexpected clashes unfortunately always happen. And the Voltric FB is often gone in a single clash.

    Thanks I will check for Apacs, they are indeed way more affordable than Yonex!
     
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    try Lining, its much more durable than both Yonex or Victor. If you like light racket, look on Windstorm series or Instinct model.
     
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    I recommend either lining tectonic 7i or yonex nanoflare 800lt

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    You can try victor bxr 5u. It is head heavy and extra stiff. It comes in 3u, 4u, and 5u. It is not cheaper tho. Maybe there is something like this in midrange thruster series.
    Ah, I remembered. You may check thruster k hmr and hmr light. They are much cheaper, has good reviews, and 5u-hh-stiff
     
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    Hey everyone.

    Thanks again for all your recommendations.

    For those who are also interested in this profile of racket, I have, by pure luck, stumbled upon one that has exactly the characteristics I was looking for, while coming at a very cheap price: the Perfly BR900 Ultra Lite P Red.
    • Balance: 307mm (very head heavy)
    • Weight: 76g (light side of 5U)
    • Stiffness: Stiff
    The best part is the price. Since it is a Decathlon product, it is made very affordable at only S$56 here in Singapore, which is less than 40euro.

    I know that Decathlon/Perfly is not one of the major brand recognized in badminton and I have friends who mocked their rackets when they were still branded as Artengo but I believe it is worth trying oneself before stereotyping cheaper products as low quality.
     
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