Victor Hypernano X-800 | 2015

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  1. Ch1k0

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    To be fair Paul. 30% of the posts for the JS10 is just random blabbering that went OT XD but yes I would agree abiut the buzz around victor.
     
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    Ok, and what are your conclusions ... ?

    Regards,

    Joachim.
     
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    I wonder if Europe will see the 3U... I doubt it.
     
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    I thought Paul only ordered/received the euro-available stuff?
     
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    View attachment 169742 View attachment 169743 View attachment 169744

    Grasped a 3U TWP from my Taiwan travel. BP 302 stringed with original plastic warp on grip. 298 when plastic wrapped removed and applied 102EX. Here to give a brief comparison with my BS12. Their head shape and size are very much similar and HX800 is a tad thinner on overall frame thickness. Shaft is about 5mm shorter than BS12. As an average player, I can easily tell the difference on the shaft stiffness when play with HX800. It gives a more solid feel and better control. More power on smash too. Just takes more effort on rear court clear. I love this new racket.
     
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    mine will be coming next week.. can't wait!!!
     
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    juz gt a TWP HX 800 cant wait to try out tml
     
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    This thread is useless without pictures :)
     
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    Kyruszai, mind giving us your impression about your hx800? Thanks.
     
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    Useless without GOOD photos. :)
     
  13. Ch1k0

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    I'll do what I can with my Note 3 in a couple of days. My damn parcel only got processed in Melbourne this morning
     
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    if it's around the feel of Mx 80 then i can consider this...:rolleyes:
     
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    Then honestly you can not consider it.
     
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    Son Wan Ho is listed by Victor to be using this racket instead of MX80, so I guess it makes sense for people to think it may be a viable replacement. However, even Son Wan Ho himself has still been using MX80. Furthermore, MX80 is still quite widely available for purchase. I think Victor are still manufacturing it?
     
  17. Ch1k0

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    Yes while it seems viable. The only couple of MX80 users who switched to it are Kim Hana and Lee Dongkeun while Kim Sarang moved to the JS9. But experience tells me that there's no way in hell it can ever replicate the feel of the MX80. The combination of the extra stiff shaft, woven frame and 80 holes is extremely unique.

    We've already seen that dropping the stiffness by a notch has had a detrimental effect as shown by the MX70. They had to add graphene into the frame to get it right with the JJS. I'm not saying the HX800 will feel worse. I actually expect it to feel nice and solid but experience with victor for everything released after 2013 tells me they are not likely to try and replicate the old direct feel they're known for in the BS and MX lines. For me it's more than enough if they get it to the level of feel which they had with the SW line. Nice, solid and punchy.

    So my flat statement to anyone looking to try this just because they expect it replace the MX80 is don't waste your time and money or our time with foolish statements. The spec alone doesn't even fit and neither will the feel. It does not mean that the racket is not up to scratch. It is simply made of a very different mixture of technology and material that isn't meant to replicate that of which it replaces. Just wait and see if they will come out with an extra stiff HX as a viable replacement.
     
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    I have tried HX800 and MX80 and would agree that this is not a replacement for the Meteor. HX800 isn't stiff enough to take on MX80 and it lacks the head weight too.

    That said, it's still a really nice racket and it will suit a lot of players.

    Paul
    www.badminton-coach.co.uk
     
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    It looks like a fast frame to me, but I won't be as special as the MX series anymore.

    "Le me patiently awaiting for the comparison between MX90 and HX800"
     
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    Why do people think this is an MX80 replacement? Just because it's has an '8' in the name? :confused:
     

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