Victor Auraspeed 90k & 98k

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  1. Joran

    Joran Regular Member

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    Thanks for all the replies, I am really not sure yet.
    Need to try out both after the virus is gone. Both rackets seem to have their strenghts
     
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    I have a have blue js 12 4u. I regret buying a 4u. I tried checking racquet force. It seems they dont have 3u. Maybe im gonna go for 90k. I will order after this covid19 pandemic
     
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    Can you compare the stiffness to some Yonex rackets? I'm interested in the 98k but would like some reference to what it might feel like, thanks.
     
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    The stiffest yonex racket i have ever had is probably a Voltric ZF2, and imo ARS98K is stiffer than ZF2. My current yonex lineup are AX77 and AX88s. ARS98K is still stiffer than AX88s. I can't compare it with Duora Z-strike or AX100ZZ as i don't own both of the rackets.

    The feel of the racket is similar to NR900, which is solid and precise. Moreover, i feel ARS98k have faster frame and better repulsion. I would recommend this for players with big power that does not really need the momentum from head heavy racket. The only downside is that tension limit is 28Lbs (pretty common for extra-stiff rackets) and it is more likely to break in a clash due to being extra-stiff and headlight (i broke 2 NR900 due to clashes). You got to take more care wielding this racket.
     
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    Let's say if you found a 3U online, would you get it or will you stick with 4U?
     
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    At the moment i would stick to 4u. It is good enough for me, just a little less in power department, but everything else is great. It is always in my bag and been used more than other rackets.

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    For my experience, 98k is a stiffer version of 90k. 90k will be much friendlier for most people.

    However, the differences aren't very much difference other than the shaft stiffness. The 98k carbon handle didn't do too much for me too.
     
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    When you said the handle didn't do too much, you mean the stiffness isn't as friendly?

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    98k has this Hybrid-ON grip. Basically the wood is coated with carbon fibre and resin.

    I just meant it didn't feel much difference compared to normal wood grips.


    The stiffness might not be suitable to all.

    I would assume as90k would be a dessert racket that the general will like better. But if you are looking for that direct power output from stiff shafts that competitive doubles need, it might be a good racket to consider.

    Some information for the two rackets.
    90k is made in Taiwan.
    98k is made in China.
    90k 3U max tension is 30lb
    98k 3U max tension is 29lb
    90k RRP is higher than 98k.
     
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