Yonex ASTROX 77 (2017)

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  1. KLFreedom

    KLFreedom Regular Member

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    Hi, ax77 4u yellow and vt70etn 4u without parts, which 1 is more maneuverable and more powerful?
     
  2. Kamlesh Sethy

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    Hi,I haven't played with VT70 etune, however I can say that Ax77 is quite maneuverable. And honestly mine doesn't feel head heavy at all. It feels more like a balanced racket.
     
  3. speCulatius

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    From a similar discussion:
    I really dislike hard strings on soft (mid-flex) rackets. I love the feedback of hard strings on stiff rackets. On mid-flex rackets, I prefer softer strings, but I raise the tension a little. For me, there's no benefit from hard strings on soft rackets, so I go for stiff (head heavy) rackets (I'd love to try the AX88D, AX77 won't be for me) and try to stay at tensions that a normal racket can handle for several years.
     
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    Hi, thx for your input. U said ax77 is quite maneuverable, but which racket u r comparing to?
     
  5. Kamlesh Sethy

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    Hi,I should have probably said earlier that I am not a very experienced player and have not really played with many high end rackets. Apart from AX77 I have a VTIF which I use for doubles. I have in the past briefly tried some mid range Victor rackets and once Arc11. Based on my limited experience I thought it is quite easy to play with.
     
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    thanks for your feedback! wow, that bad har, this 80P...
     
  7. steve088

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Sorry, i don't have much experience on strings. Just aware of mostly yonex, and a few victor and ashaway strings. First time heard of this G-Tone 5 string. So it's very good ah? cheaper than yonex i guess?
     
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    Sounds like i was on the wrong direction then, haha! I thought to put a harder string on a softer racket (ie. arcsaber11) to give it a harder feel (which i prefer. Not super hard, but enough hard)
     
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    Yep, cheaper. From Yonex, I'm thinking the closest string would be 66UM, but with slightly harder crisper feel and most importantly better tension retention with longer playability.
     
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    It's up to you. I just said what I (dis)like. Try a hard string and see if you like it, it's very personal and subjective.
     
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    CAN SOMEONE PLS GIVE A DETAILED COMPARISON BETWEEN VOLTRIC Z FORCE 2 AND ASTROX 77??
    PLS M REALLY CONFUSED.
    ALSO I HAVE APACS BLEND DUO 100 AND 88.ANY OTHER APACS RACKET WORTH TAKING INSTEAD OF VTZF2 & ASTROX77??
     
  12. Ferrerkiko

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    Both are completely different rackets.

    In my opinion , Zforce 2 is the most stiff and head heavy racket which is suitable for Singles. Wheres Astrox 77 is slight stiff and also slight head heavy . If you are double players , you use Astrox 77 yellow , Blue is more for ladies.
     
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    Thanks dude.Well,m more of a lower intermediate player playing on-off since last 2 yrs.
    Yes I play both singles and doubles.More of singles.
    I have voltric 7 and arc 7 for singles.Couple of apacs rackets (blend duo 88 and duo 100,which I feel are much better than both Yonex ones)
    My main racket was voltric 7 till now but it was way too heavy, though the smashes were pretty good it lacked greatly in the defense department.
    So keeping in mind change in the voltric 7 ,which would u guys recommend?
    Voltric z force 2 or ASTROX 77?
    Ik the best would be to try them both,but where I stay,there aren't any dealers who would give trial rackets so that's kinda out of the question.
    So could anyone having voltric 7 and z force 2 both tell me the difference between them?has z force 2 got better smashes and defense compared to voltric 7?
     
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    Why would you change to yonex , if Apacs rackets are good.
     
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    Well u see,m asking this for a replacement for my ageing voltric 7. Apacs rackets are pretty light 6u and 5u mainly for doubles,but i Haven't got a single 3/4u rackets proper for singles.So that's my dilemma.
     
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    if you cannot handle voltric 7, then z force 2 is definitely not your racket, it's way more difficult to handle (the weight and stiffness).
     
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    who can confirm the yellow is more stiff than the blue? I understand the yellow is slightly heavier than the blue.
     
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    Only overall mass differs as far as I know.

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    saw doubles (male and female) using yellow, and singles (only female so far i saw) using blue.
    i asked the salesman in a badminton shop and he told me yellow is slight stiff and heavier. so i wondering....
     
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    Greater mass. More effort to overcome. Makes things feel stiffer.

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