Victor Thruster K Onigiri

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  1. Mark A

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    After a small break from badminton to get my mojo back, I've been playing exclusively with the Onigiri and am absolutely loving it. It's the racket that's been the closest to the White Label 306 prototype that has been my goto literally for a few years now, although it does have it's own character and feel which I have grown to love.

    Things I don't like? I still don't like the 'glassy' feel of the head. I know it's all mental, but it's not a sound that says 'I'm sturdy!'.

    Yep, that's my only real complaint. :D

    As I think I've mentioned before, Victor has got into the habit these days of designing nicely thought out 'chassis'. Although on paper the Oni might appear too flexible for some, I suggest you try it before you dismiss it. The shaft just simply works well as part of the entire package. It's not whippy or unstable, it's just very user friendly. Particularly good if you're an aging hack like myself.

    The compact head is an absolute winner. It's not mega fast, but as far as rackets with a 310BP go, it's unrivaled. It's also one of the most stable and rigid heads ever, so it will take whatever tension, and whatever mishit you throw at it.
     
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    Agreed - it plays stiffer than what the RRI suggests but in a user friendly way.
     
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    Tried the onigiri for about 30mins a few days ago. Gotta say it looks really striking. Compared to a ZF2, it is noticeably faster and more maneuvrable. Problem is perhaps I am too used to the solid feeling of stiff and headheavy racquets. I cant really feel what or where I am hitting. Perhaps its too light or something...I feel like Im not sure where my shots are going. However, its so fun to defend and play counterattack with this racquet.
     
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    So.. Is the Review done?
     
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    onigiri with green Lin Dan BG80
     
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    Onigiri review written and should go live some time this week. I'm now testing Jetspeed 6 and Hypernano 80

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    ^ Any early comments about the JS6 and HX80?
     
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    Both are really nice. JS6 is a more flexible than JS10, with a standard size head. It's also more head heavy too. I've been using this for the last week and really like it. HX80 is similar although a different feel, not quite as head heavy but similar flex. I'll be reviewing JS6 next and must say it's a decent racket for a lower spec.


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    Reads well for the JS6.

    Not fancying the HX80? I'm playing around with the idea of getting one as an easy to use doubles racket, good for defense and drives. Kind of like the colour of it more than the JS6.
     
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    I've not had enough time with HX80 as I usually stick with one racket until my review is finished. I'll stop using it this week and then pick up HX80 for more serious use.

    Paul
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    hi ,im wanna try victor racket ,should i take this onigiri 4u or js10 ? or zf2 lindan ,which 1 is better ? please help me to choose T_T
     
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    that new colour is awesome. Easily the most striking racquet on the market.
     
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    Might get an orange one with orange strings to compliment my green one with green strings. ☺️
     
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    66UM is a blessing for you then haha
     
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    It certainly is. Best string ever made.

    Actually it's quite striking just how much I've warmed to the Oni. One of these puppies with 66UM @ 25/26lbs and I have pretty much no desire to try any more rackets. Where I'm at in my game and current state of (un)fitness, it suits me pretty much perfectly at this juncture.

    I will say however that I perfectly understand if people would like something stiffer. I really like the Onis current stiffness because it allows me to play for longer and reduces my fatigue. However, Victor could very easily make a stiffer version of this racket - keeping everything else the same - and I think it would make a lot of the more advanced players very happy.
     
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    hello ,can anyone help to choose ,tk onigiri or zf2 lindan both 4u ? im Intermediate player ,current using nanoray glanz ,but i need more power to smash ,which one to choose ? im playing double mens only .
     
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    Isn't the glanz some hyper flexible easy to use racket? I've never used it so I can't really make a comparison, but I can say unequivocally you don't want a Z-Force. In fact, you probably wouldn't recognise it as a badminton racket, but rather a lump of concrete strung with steel cable.

    I'd probably look for a mid flex model in the Victor ranges. Maybe the HX600, or maybe a 4U Onigiri if you want something head-heavy. But compared to the Glanz you're in for a bit of a shock.
     
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    Maybe try something like vt70etune first

    Gesendet von meinem D5803 mit Tapatalk
     

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