Victor Jetspeed 12 !

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by ahren92, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA
    Nope. Not at all. Maybe im lucky haha
     
  2. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA
    I unfortunately broke one of my new JS12M yesterday while playing. I had miss hit the shuttle and it broke around the 11 o clock position. (Near the tie off hole) This caused my racket to cave into 1 side and crack the graphite near the Tie off hole. I only string my rackets to 26x28.5 pounds. One of my friends had the original JS12 and he broke all of them in the same position, caused by the same miss hit but he strung it over 30 pounds.
     
  3. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Is this with plastic or feather birds?

    I've mishit often (and seen other players do the same) on the frame with feather birds and never has this problem with other rackets. (fingers crossed)

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
     
  4. Cycril

    Cycril Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Any signs of sinking frame before that? Or maybe increase in grommet hole size like [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA
    It was a brand new racket. I only used it for 30 minutes... I used feather shuttles.

    I think the frame is very weak in that one spot, and it cant handle the imbalance. Ive only ever seen it happen to the JS12.
    None of this was present at the time. My other 2 JS12M seem to be ok. Just a bummer a brand new racket just cracked like nothing. I have sent back about 4 rackets, (JS10, JS10Q, JS12F, HX800 Power) for this exact problem.
     
  6. badmintony

    badmintony Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,370
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    San Andreas
    Can you be sure that what you bought were genuine ones? 4 rackets with the same issue, none of which involved in terrible clashes and seem to be not too old or not strung at ridiculously high tensions? That really sounds strange to me if the rackets involved were genuine ones.

    Sent from my SM-J320F using Tapatalk
     
  7. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA

    They were from Victor directly. Definitely 100% legit
     
  8. badmintony

    badmintony Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,370
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    San Andreas
    Hmm. For me it's the first time i heard such a case. I have js 12 4u 1st edition strung at 27, had it in some few bad clashes and mishits but it's fine. No sinking grommet either.

    Do you store your rackets properly, i was just wondering about this?

    Sent from my SM-J320F using Tapatalk
     
  9. llrr

    llrr Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2017
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    565
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Could be a stringing issue
     
    ucantseeme likes this.
  10. Ch1k0

    Ch1k0 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,754
    Likes Received:
    1,352
    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Singapore
    So this is what post London Olympic Victor combined with their legendary QC is like.

    Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
     
  11. badmintony

    badmintony Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,370
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    San Andreas
    Possibly. Either the tension or the way it was strung?

    Sent from my SM-J320F using Tapatalk
     
    ucantseeme likes this.
  12. llrr

    llrr Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2017
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    565
    Location:
    Somewhere
    The way it's strung. I can't imagine a top end racquet having issues at 26lbs.
     
  13. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA
    Yep all stored properly. I have used alot of victor rackets and it wasnt until this year ive been getting getting problems :(

    Ive strung countless BS12s and JS8, 9 and the very first number of the JS10s and the sinking grommets were never had a problem. All the other brands dont give me any problems, especially at 26 pounds. The js12F that my gf uses had the sinking grommet problem at 26 pounds with bg66um. At this point im gonna start putting bumpers on the spot the grommets sink on all rackets just incase

    My js12m did not have the sinking problem but there was the break from a miss hit :(

    Ive been reading the forums for years and ive been praying i never encounter these problems, but its only recent its been happening.
     
  14. llrr

    llrr Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2017
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    565
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Time to jump ship to yonex or lining.
     
  15. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA
    Sadly... I loved victor stuff during the pre Jetspeed era. The brave swords were indestructible lol. Never had any problems.
     
  16. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,027
    Likes Received:
    3,650
    Location:
    Germany
    In this case, it's fair to say that the stringing cannot be the root cause. From what I've seen, @xZhongCheng has a superb stringing technique :):
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...-stringing-video-sharing.171039/#post-2549626

    However, I also can't shake off the feeling that something is off here. 4 rackets gone in a very short timeframe at the same spot is just very rare. I mean, we all know that the latest Victor frames are not very robust (to say the least), but that definitely goes one step beyond that.
     
  17. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA
    I almost forgot I posted that haha.

    That JS10 was one of the first ones I got where it still said "PYROFIL By Mitsubishi"

    That racket was strung countless times till I sold it a few years back to get the 3UG5 JS10 (the one in the video is 4UG5) and the gormmets never sunk in.
     
  18. xZhongCheng

    xZhongCheng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    119
    Occupation:
    Systems Analyst
    Location:
    CA
    (Double Post by accident)
     
  19. s_mair

    s_mair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,027
    Likes Received:
    3,650
    Location:
    Germany
    As we say in Germany - other mothers have pretty daughters too. :)

    Knowing your general preference in rackets, I think you would not be wrong with an N7II or an N9II if you might be eying towards Li-Ning. Both can be found for really good prices lately due to their silly change of racket namings.
     
  20. llrr

    llrr Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2017
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    565
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Well I had 2xMX60 for 5yrs without issues but then a BS12 broke on me within 2 months, and it wasn't due to a mishit or a clash. It literally just snapped at the bottom 5 o'clock position, where a racquet is supposed to be the strongest.
     

Share This Page