By now you’re probably thinking I’m rather smitten with Victor Thruster F, and you’d be right. I’ve allowed other players to use it and so far, 93% have preferred it to their existing rackets. Is it the perfect racket? No, there’s no such thing, but it got me thinking how head heavy users tend to prefer the weight at the top of the head whereby I’m beginning to question whether my preference is with the weight slightly lower to get the best of both worlds. Maybe this explains why I was so attracted to Armortec 900 T at the time.
This is a very powerful racket but I suspect some players will not like the head shape. Others may not give the racket time and switch too early which is a shame, but these days we require instant results, and most of the time, this is without putting in the work.
This racket falls within the head heavy bracket although some may say it’s closer to even balance. Whilst I disagree with this opinion, it simply reflects the fact that we all feel a racket different to others. We have a unique way of feeling a racket, as individual as our fingerprint. There isn’t a racket that suits all and I’m delighted this is the case. TKF will find it’s market, but there’s no doubt it is a quality racket.
RRP on TKF is a hefty £200 but retailers are already discounting to around £160. It’s a lot of money to spend on one racket, despite it being extremely good. Since arriving in Europe in March, and with little advertising, TKF has sold out twice already. That’s a great achievement and I can understand why, irrespective of player endorsement.
I have deliberated for some time over my rating for Thruster F. Whilst I love TKF, and it is my racket of choice this year, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons and value for money. In this respect, setting my own preferences aside, I rate the Victor Thruster F 4.5 stars and highly recommend you give it a test drive with the caveat that you may need to test for a little longer than usual to allow for the new shape and weight placement.