Initially, I was concerned that the JS12F would be too light and therefore have a more limited appeal, especially with this colour combination. However, I have to say that Victor Jetspeed 12F was a delight to use and I regularly reach into my bag to use it in place of my usual Jetspeed 12.
There are only two differences between JS12F and JS12, namely the flex and head weight which are not detrimental, they are just different. Players who didn’t like the weight in the head of JS12 will love JS12F. It has become a faster racket without compromising power too much. I suspect some players will find it more powerful with this current specification.
The colour will limit appeal which is a shame because this racket deserves to be successful. The colour and decals will automatically create a “this is a woman’s racket” mentality and the assumption that “F” is for “female.” It is a faster frame and moves really well.
There are a number of international players using this racket and sadly, they are all female. It’s become a great doubles racket and is used by a number of Korean players. However, it is also the racket of Sung Ji Hyun who is a ladies singles specialist.
It is difficult to rate this racket without removing the limitations the colour may have placed on it. RRP is a hefty £220 (due to a weak exchange rate) and I suspect retailers will discount to around £165. There are limited numbers so this racket could and should become scarce very quickly. The price and limited appeal must be taken into consideration here so I there rate this racket 4 stars.