Victor Jetspeed 12 !

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  1. vibgyor1111

    vibgyor1111 Regular Member

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    Just used JS12 for the first time last night. Awesome feeling. To me it's better than JS10 in all respects except for speed/quickness, but it could just be in my head. I'm using 4u rackets. Tifwiw


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    I've decided on the jetspeed 12 to replace my broken trusty victor mx60. I'm now torn between buy it from local shop or from my next trip to korea at the end of the month.

    Anyone have the price of jetspeed 12 in korea and where i can find it in korea? And i wonder if there is any differences between korean code and my local code (vietnam)

    Hope to hear from you

    Thanks
     
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  3. visor

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    Better you buy local, Victor rackets in Korea are apparently very expensive.
     
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    Aaand Jetspeed 12 is out in UK!
     
  5. paulstewart64

    paulstewart64 Regular Member

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    Yes, Jetspeed 12 has arrived in Europe earlier than expected and distribution began this week. Some retailers have already received their orders.

    I am advised that mine is being sent.

    Paul
    www.badminton-coach.co.uk
     
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    I m a leisure player
    Non competitive and non sponsored
    I have this JS12 since 04 Aug
    4U G5, with LN no1 26lbs

    My feel about this racket,
    Stable feel on impact
    Not quite sure why issit classified as a v fast racket
    To me it's ok, but just not incredibly fast
    Comparing, my Fleet ST8 feels much faster - to me
     
  7. hm_andhika

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    I knew from the beginning that I may not like JS12. I bought 3U G5 and after grip job and had it strung, final weight 90gr with balance point 316.

    I need to adjust very hard with this racket and it did make my right arm hurts. I love JS10 compare to JS12. JS12 is not for me, I'm going to give it to my friends as a gift.

    I think I'm going to keep JS10 3U as my main choice for the next 1-2 years until yonex/victor made a new beast.
     
  8. visor

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    Had just gone to the local store, they had the JS12 for the past week.

    Roughly measured a few unstrung and with 1.4g plastic wrap.

    3U, avg 90.5g, 38.5-39.0g head wt
    4U, avg 86.0g, 37.2-37.8g head wt

    On dry swings, the shaft feels quite demandingly stiff. Even stiffer than compared to Duora10, Arc11, NR900. Almost feels like a regular sized frame version of JS10?
     
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    Been using JS 12 for 2 months now, one player version and one AZ version, both 3u.

    Compare to JS 10, I would say JS 12 is more like an enhanced version of BRS 12 rather than JS 10.
    Frame size is similar to BRS 12 and the shaft is bouncier than JS 10.
    Frame is super stiff, the Aero-shape frame on 3 & 9 o'clock provides a much more stabled swing (especially when u clear and smash) and where as the 12 & 6 o'clock Sword frame, maintain the fast speed of swing.
     
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    Can't wait for your full written review!
     
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    Further update from Victor Europe. The first batch of JS12's are sold out. So unless your local or an online retailer has it in stock, you will not be able to purchase in Europe.

    Batch 2 and 3 are already in transit. Batch 2 is sold out and batch 3 is nearly sold out.

    Paul
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    So they sold out before they got here, the second batch sold out before it got here, and the third batch is pretty much gone. Before it got here.

    ... something tells me this one is going to do well...
     
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    I'm glad that somebody else felt that it was quite stiff. I've been playing with pretty flexible racquets lately, so I thought it was just that I wasn't used to the timing. But I found the jetspeed 12 felt a lot stiffer than I expected it to.

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    You are right! I am going to express my view below.
     
  15. Kiyoshi

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    Just finished a 2 hours game with the JS 12
    Stringed with Gosen G-Tone 5 @26 lbs

    Most of the opinion stated that JS 12 is a upgraded version of Legendary BS 12, but I found it is wrong.

    This racket has nothing similar to BS12 except the frame size.
    The shaft is much stiffer than BS12, which requires players to generate power more skilfully and actively . Not so demanding, but you will notice the difference with BS12.

    I think the shaft stiffness is almost the same as my HX800, with a touch more repulsion force.

    The head weight is a bit heavier than the BS12 also.

    The frame is not as fast as BS12, but it is quick enough for double. Just BS12 is way too fast. But the stability of the frame out weight the reduction in swing speed IMO.
    The hitting feeling is rewarding and increase much more control.

    So this one surely is not a replacement of BS12. If you love the feeling of BS12 , just keep on that one. JS12 won't help you a lot on your smash unless you are good with stiff shaft.

    JS 12 is ummmmm ... a summary of all recent Victor racket technology and experience.
     
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  16. visor

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    Surprisingly stiff for an RRI of 7.

    I don't recall seeing the Victor dot ratings, but I'd definitely put it at 4/5 and 4/5.
     
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    Well I love it. It's ridiculously powerful for what it is.
     
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    Lemme guess... it punches well above it's weight.
     
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    Yeah it does. I think it works best in the 86-87g tbh. I need to get more in that range.
     
  20. Kiyoshi

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    Seems like Victor is answering amateur player needs.

    a bigger frame, wider sweet spot, improved stability but it does not sacrificing much of the speed.

    For those who are into small frame and fast JS10, JS 12 certainly is not your answer.

    But, I don't think there are many amateur players can really handle a small frame racket quite well. Especially when you are came to speed blast in drive shot or some time limiting reflex shot. Mishitting area out of the small sweet spot in racket like JS10 and HX800 is just a damped hit.

    That's why I see why Victor re-establish a bigger frame version now. They try to increase the frame size but in the same time maximise the possible speed and stability.
     

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