Suggestions for head heavy rackets

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  1. ClawViper

    ClawViper Regular Member

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    I would consider myself an intermediate player playing both singles and doubles. I have been using Arc10 for the past 5 years. Unfortunately it broke:(. I figured I wanted to get more power for my smashes and bought Voltric 10DG to test out. I really liked this racket although losing some speed while defense while improving my smashes. Now I am looking for another racket to compliment 10DG if it ever breaks.

    I need a head heavy racket with med flex and grip size G5 with a big frame.

    I borrowed my friend's Astrox 99 (4U-G4) and found it too light and big for my hands. I also checked out ZForce 2 (3U-G5) and found the frame to be small. I was hitting the rim often as I am so used to Arc10's big frame.

    I am not well versed with other brands like Li Ning or Victor enough as all my friends use Yonex. Any suggestions be it Yonex or other brands is welcome.
     
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    If AX99 4U is to light, why not 3U instead.

    Mine Victor TK770HT, try find one & maybe you will like it.

    Btw i think VT10 is mid stiff (4/5)
     
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    Really? You find ZF2 too small when your main racket is 10DG? Bizarre. Are you sure you aren’t just mistiming it because the zf2 is a little faster?

    If you just want a big head - 88D / Astrox 99 3u.
     
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    I am pretty sure the frame size of Z Force 2 is lot smaller. I never compared Z Force 2 with 10DG but I had both lined up against my Arc 10 and saw that Z Force 2 has a lot smaller head. 10DG was slightly smaller but not as bad.

    I am looking at something with med flex like Astrox 77 and LD Force but I cant seem to find any good websites to order from. Every site in US seems to list the price at 200$ or more.
     
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    Aeronaut 7000 c
     
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    This doesn't make any sense in light of

    https://badminton-coach.co.uk/8505/yonex-voltric-10dg-badminton-racket-review/
     
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    try e78 or racquetforce
     
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    I’ve owned 4 ZF2’s and 3 10DG’s and always found them practically the same besides the thickness. Weird.
     
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    If you want head heavy racket with medium flex outside yonex, you can try li ning aeronaut 9000C or if you want yonex, try 99 or 88D in 3U-G5 model or you can try duora z strike


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    I think it could be the stiffness. I was never able to play well with ZF 2. Whereas with 10 DG I am able to play decently. I guess I had a mental block with ZF2 after trying it and not being able to play well.
     
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    Z strike is neither got a big frame, head heavy, or medium flex, OP, wouldn't recommend if you didn't like either ax99 or z force2.

    Yonex flagships tend to all be stiff or v. Stiff, but astrox 77 and Lin Dan force are worth a look, or the mid range voltric and astrox.
     
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    I think Z strike is head heavy, if you look at the specs yes, its say that Z strike is even balance, but if you try it, you feel the head heavy feeling of Z strike, i had Z strike and for me its very good for doubles player, wether you are front or back court player this racket give you speed and power you needed


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    What string do you use for your DZS?I've got mine for 2 weeks and still cant get used to it,first using BG80(26 lbs) & Nanogy 98(27lbs) any recommendation on string?
     
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    I would recommend BG66 ULTIMAX or you can try aerosonic


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    I don't really feel that its head heavy, just heavy if you know what I mean, it doesn't balance like voltrics or astroxes

    I also recommend ultimax, but I use ng 99 because it lasts longer. Remember it can take a while to get used to z strike, I just stuck with ultimax at lower tension until I got used to it.
     
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    Agreed with previous recommendations. Thin strings seemed to be best with it for me. Mostly psychological but hey, half of it is you being comfortable with it.

    I think I used Ultimax and No.1 mostly.
     
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    If you compare it with astrox or voltric, of course its feel lighter because of the higher balance point of astrox and voltric series


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