Victor Thruster 烎 (TK Yin aka Open Fire)

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  1. Okaharu

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    Victor had already released a "烎 series" for their clothing and accessories line so it looks like they're extending it to their badminton equipment.
    Not sure what the english name will be for the international market (TK-Y?).

    That picture is about all we have at the moment...
    My curious soul was not content so here's a little background on the Chinese character:

    烎 (yín)
    etymology: light​
    Nowadays, “烎” has become a popular phrase on the internet that is used by gamers to describe their vigorous athleticism or game state. It conveys a fiery emotion, illustrating a person’s high morale and passion, which can be expressed as “dominance”, “lionheart”, “confidence”.
    ^hurray for baidu
     
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    I really dig how they way now victor name their racket now, it looks nice and it has a meaning.
    TK-烎 TK-隼
    What’s next?
    TK炎 TK淼 TK垚 TK森 TK飍 TK靐?


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    Those black SH-A960 shoes look sick! :eek:
    Not sure about the racket though. At first glance, I thought it's a re-issue of the TK7000SN - but if I read correctly, it only comes in 4U and 5U.
     
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    They do! Saw the SH-A960-CQ in person and they look real nice :cool:
    3D051684-49D9-438E-919F-B227C91D823E-800x800.jpeg (Victor store exclusive, but now available for purchase at e78 and racquetforce)
    Too bad they're V-shape... I'm eagerly awaiting for reviews of the SH-8510 (U-shape, 4E) since none of the stores around me will have them in stock till a while.
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    Back on topic...
    You are correct, 4U G5 up to 31lbs, 5U G5/6 up to 30lbs
    Colour says midnight blue
     
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    Where is it posted?
     
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    will Tai tzu ying use it?
     
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    No way...
     
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    hoping for 3UG5...i really cant use 4U TT
     
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    Pics of the real thing. Not that orangey, definitely more red in person.
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    @LinHalu No 3U, just 4U and 5U. It's head heavy so shouldn't be too bad.
     
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    yea:( but i hope 3U wld come sooner (if it does)
     
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    how wld a 4U head heavy racket feel tho? will it be as powerful or just quick
     
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    Haven't tried the racquet yet but generally a 4U would trade some loss in power for more speed over 3U. Simple physics.

    Try the racquet for yourself. Racquet compatibility is very personal. For example, I've played with a 3U LDF which had lots of power but it was a toll on my shoulder/wrist. Yes, I lost some power with the 4U, but at least I was able to enjoy the game much more and prevent strain and potential injury.

    A racquet having more power theoretically is pretty pointless if you cannot access and utilise it to its full potential.
    Choose the racquet that suits you and never be afraid to go against the masses.
     
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    Some things I found interesting from the above source. Thanks @EpicBlue !

    Specs
    Model:VICTOR TK-烎(4UG5)
    Weight:84.0g(Racquet only),92.4g(String + Overgrip)
    Balance:304mm(Racquet only),300mm(String + Overgrip)
    Swing Weight:87.5kg/cm^2(Racquet only),92.5kg/cm^2(String + Overgrip)
    Stiffness:Shaft - Medium Stiff,Racquet head - Stiff

    Remarks
    • 72-hole, frame size of TK7000s
    • Power Box frame (frame + shaft is relatively thin so it doesn't feel slow)
    • Easy to use and forgiving (doesn't feel very heavy, swings similar to even balance racquet)
    • Larger sweet spot in comparison to Onigiri and TK9900
    • Less head heavy than Onigiri and TK9900 but still very solid feeling
    • Good access to power and hits were very clean
    • Shots were stable and free from vibrations
    • 4U was more than capable when tested in men doubles - very swift
     
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    Now it's getting a bit confusing. How does that Thruster now fit in the picture with the newly announced TK-FC? Both old school 72 hole heads (both a little squashed from the sides?) and very similar in specs. Only real difference might be the available weight classes.
     
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    and... you've found the answer to your own question :p
    Looks like the TK-FC is not as beefy as the TK-烎 (TK-Y?) Meh, reckon I'll pass
    Back to showdown between TK-Y and Aeronaut 7000. Specs are very similar.

    TK-烎
    Weight:84.0g
    Swing weight : 87.5kg/cm^2
    BP : 304 mm
    Stiffness: Medium Stiff

    7000
    Weight : 84.3g
    Swing weight : 87kg/cm^2
    BP : 305mm
    Stiffness: Medium Stiff

    TK-FC
    Weight : 85.7g
    Swing weight : 84.5kg/cm^2
     

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    OSP? Come on, Victor - it's 2018.
     
  18. LinHalu

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    swing weight means?
     
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    if this is the case i think 4U gonna b quite powerful
     
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    Yeegh more 4U rackets? :confused::confused::confused:
     

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