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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yonex Voltric 80 vs Yonex Arcsaber 10

3UG5 Arcsaber 10 vs 3UG5 Voltric 80


3UG5 Arcasber 10 = stiff++ flex and even balance+
3UG5 Voltric 80 = stiff flex and head heavy balance

Why this two racquets? Arcsaber 10 is a popular racquet used by professionals in the international circuit. Arcsaber 10 is used more commonly in singles. The Arcsaber 10 is noted for its control, which is critical in singles game play. The Voltric 80 is a new head heavy balance racquet. It plays roughly close to an AT900P and is gaining in popularity...

In terms of singles play, three parameters are important namely:

1) power - like clears and smashes
2) control - able to hit the shuttle to the four corners, racquet head must be stable.
3) feel - the perception the shuttle upon impact at the string bed important for touch around the net, i.e. tumbling net shots

In my previous rating (which may vary under different people) which is consistent with my string tensions and grips. Both racquets are stiff (aiding in accuracy of shuttle) and I standby my ratings as follows:
Arc10 Vs. Voltric 80
Power 8.5//10
Control 9.5//9.5
Feel 9.0//9.5

Therefore, under my testing and preference, I find the Voltric 80 to be a better singles racquet. Imho, the power and feel of the Voltric is the decider.

If one takes into consideration parameters like maneuverability and defense, the Arcsaber 10 is better than Voltric 80. The balance point definitely played a role here.

Arc10 vs Voltric 80
4) Maneuverability 8.5//8
5) Defense 8.0//7.5

Conclusion: The Voltric 80 performs better than Arcsaber 10 as a singles racquet (primarily based on the power and feel) whereas Arcsaber 10 is better as a doubles racquet owing to the better maneuverability and defense.

Disclaimer: This is my opinion and people may have different preferences, opinion and needs. This comparison serve as a rough guide to inform people who plans to choose which racquet to buy. In no way, I am promoting any of the racquets. Regretful purchase is the player's own responsibility.

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