Victor Falcon TK / Victor TK 隼

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  1. Konquerian

    Konquerian Regular Member

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    Has anybody seen this thruster f racquet for sale yet in any stores? It seems like a very interesting one to try.
     
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    I did some digging online, and found out that this new racquet was showcase in a new products release opening for victor's 50th anniversary recently. The racquet's name is Thruster F 隼. The first victor racquet to use a Chinese character in the model name. Besides the info posted in this thread, this racquet is 4/5 stiff and has a unique longer head frame, which is 5mm longer than the standard head frame to utilize the tri-force tech shape. And in doing so, the grip of the racquet is reduced, and will only be 190mm. This 4u racquet's stringing tension is also capable at up to 31lbs. The shaft is a newly designed 6.4mm pyrofil shaft, which they claimed to be stronger and more durable than the previous design, but more importantly it reducing vibrations.

    From all the info I read so far, this racquet could be one of the best racquets to be released from Victor.

    I found the info reading the article from the site listed below:

    http://www.gooread.com/article/20123496288/
     
  3. eiji

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    The chinese character stands for Falcon pronounced as s-un.
     
  4. s_mair

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    And by "digging online" you mean that you have actually taken a look at post #26 and following in this thread? :D
     
  5. Konquerian

    Konquerian Regular Member

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    By digging online, I meant google, but nonetheless looking at post #26 and following this thread first .
     
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    And also post #31 too, right?
     
  7. Konquerian

    Konquerian Regular Member

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    Oh yes, of course, we can't forget your post #31 .
     
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    And so it seems like you're probably thinking of switching to this one and away from the dark side. I'm gonna report you to darth lining:p
     
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    It's got a very square top... even squarer than the ZF-II.
     
  10. Konquerian

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    Of course not! A dark lord can never have too many good lightsabers . Besides, my n9ii will always be my main weapon, unless the new victor falcon is really that good then... I'm sure darth li ning will understand and come out with another even better one for his dark followers , n9iii perhaps.
     
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    Racquetforce updated me on the availability of the victor falcon. They said that it should be in stock in Hong Kong some time in December, merry Christmas to me .
     
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    It's becoming a trend.
     
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    My bad:D
     
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    speCulatius Regular Member

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    Stating the obvious?

    I think he is aware of that. Everybody is. That's part of the message.
     
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    Looks great, what can I say? Excellent color scheme, good tension limit (I'm obsessed with this). Feels like the second coming of the astrox from the spec. Will test out and compare.
     
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    Changed the topic. Cheers.


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    Saw a 3U sample at my local distributor's shop. This thing is a bleeding monster even on dry swing. My advice is to get it in 4U if you're looking as it. It's a combination of big head (with respectable mass), short shaft, and long handle + cone length similar to the HX900 and JS12. Your wrist and shoulder will thank you for it. Warnings aside, the matte finish and colours tastefully remind me of the LHI. Understated but good looker.

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    Very interesting. So is this something like a big-head TK9900 (with all the consequeces)? Hm.... I wonder what should be the "mission" for that kind of racket. And going by your micro-reveiw only, I wonder how long it will be until we seeTTY breaking of that PR-relationship with the Falcon and being re-united with her beloved TK7000SN. ;)
     
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    The Falcon isn't rated all that stiff, so not sure it would be too similar.
     
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    No it isn't. Not even remotely. If anything it's more similar to what TTY used to use before the 7000S. Which was the Artery Tec Ti 99 Classic. Somewhat head heavy beast with a seriously stiff shaft. But the biggest difference I felt was in the shaft. I think that's the beauty of engineering a slimmer shaft. It allows you to make it feel stiffer, but when you have the ability to flex it. It's more easy to whip than a stiffer shaft. Basically all things equal. Same input but better returns.

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