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Voltric 70 vs Voltric 80
June 1, 2011
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Scotty
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Hi

 

I was just wondering, is there any difference between the two rackets. I just bought a Voltric 70 and I wasn't sure if the Voltric 80 would be any better. I am a more of defensive player, and prefer nets, drop and the odd few smashes. Could someone please tell me which one would be better.

 

Scotty Smile

June 1, 2011
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I did exactly that.

Bought a 70 and absolutely adore it.

Loved it so much I bought the 80 about a month later.

I've tried everything to get the 80 to work for me, it feels really good but no matter what I do I'm a much better player with the 70, so much so that I've sold it and bought another 70.

I can't recommend enough that you try an 80 before you buy it.

Don't know if it makes a difference but I'm pre-dominantly a doubles player and my defence/net play is definately my strongest aspect of playing.

June 1, 2011
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Voltric 80 is head heavier and stiffer, therefore more of an offensive racquet for players with good swing speed, searching a maximum of consistent power and control..

Voltric 70 is less head heavy and more flexible, thus possibly allowing better reactions in defence with the flexible shaft aiding to get the shuttle to the back of the court.

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June 2, 2011
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Thanks Yves, looks like i bought the right racket Smile

June 2, 2011
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And simon, thanks as well Smile

November 8, 2014
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I’m sorry for bringing this old topic back up, but I was wondering if it is a good idea to go from a voltric 5 to a voltric 70 or 80 and if yes, which one would be the best. Apparently, voltric 70 is medium stiff just like voltric 5 and voltric 80 is stiff, but on the other hand, voltric 80 is as head-heavy as voltric 5 whereas voltric 70 is a bit less head-heavy.

November 10, 2014
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If you are unhappy with aspects of your game changing rackets may not be the solution.

A more expensive racket will, on it’s own,not improve your overall game. It may indeed improve certain shots but restrict your ability in others.

Paul gives the V5 a good review and always says try before you buy so take heed, he knows what he’s talking about.
Every player in the game is looking for the holly grail of rackets and all manufacturers are saying that theirs are the best.
So how do you decide.

In most clubs players have different rackets so, if they’re sitting out, ask if you can try one.

Recently a player at our club had the miss fortune that the strings on both his rackets went.
I lent him a top end that I really struggled with and he thought it was brilliant.

A junior who, a good player, purchased, thanks to the bank of mom and dad, seven high end rackets.
At his club he had a knock up with a racket half the price of the ones in his bag and it was the one.

The moral is TRY AS MANY AS YOU CAN. RACKETS FIND YOU.

November 10, 2014
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With the introduction of the new Voltric 70 E Tune the original VT70 will soon be gone for good. Yonex intends to phase this racket out after Christmas.

As Roger says, it’s always better to try a racket. Even two minutes with a friends racket in a non game knock up is better than nothing. It will give you a good feel for the racket and generally you’ll know whether you like it or not.

VT70 is usually a good next stage racket for a player using VT5 or 7. However, that doesn’t mean it will be right for you. Some players stick with what they have because the price differential doesn’t justify in view of what you will get from it.

I always point enquirers to my article on choosing a racket. This says a lot about the questions you should be asking.

I see so many players change rackets because something isn’t happening for them. The strange thing is, in most cases a new racket won’t make an ounce of difference because it’s the players technique that needs fixing. Lo and behold they don’t spend any money on coaching because that means they have to change and work, but the results are worth it. Some players want the fast fix and believe a new racket will give them that. Good luck.

I’m not saying this is the case with you Belgian but just be careful that you are selling yourself a racket that won’t really help you, whereas time with a good coach but turn your VT5 into a more lethal weapon!

Paul

November 11, 2014
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Thanks for the replies Roger and Paul,
i’m not unhappy with some aspects of my game (I just won silver in my latest tournament), but one of my rackets has to get replaced and my (former) trainer and teammates told me to consider a high-end racket because they think that it might improve my attacking play. Next week i’ll play a tournament with someone who owns a new voltric 80 and she told me I should try it. In my club, someone owns a voltric 70, I’ll ask if I can try it a few minutes.

November 15, 2014
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Scotty said

Thanks Yves, looks like i bought the right racket Smile

Meybe me too! Smile

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