Latest Racket Reviews in the E-zone

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The Li-Ning Tectonic 7 Drive is one of the finest all round rackets created by Li-Ning in recent years scoring a massive 94/100.  Tested in October 2020.

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Yet another disappointing top of the range Astrox racket, not friendly to use for most club players – look elsewhere!  Tested October 2020

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Victor rackets continue to impress us, this Victor Thruster F Claw really is super stable, easy to maneuver, great for defense and with superb build quality!  Tested October 2020

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Remember all rackets are re-strung using Yonex BG65 to the same 25 lbs tension

We use the same shuttles for all tests Yonex AS30’s
We have had the same player do all of our testing for us.
Every racket is subjected to the same testing in the same way

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For a full explanation on how to use this site please click here to “Learn more“. Rackets were rated out of 20 for each of the categories, but from 2020 we have increased the test categories from 5 to 10 (please see below).
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SMASH TEST

Measures shuttle velocity in Km/h

CONTROL

Measure the racket’s ability to control the shuttle

MANOEUVRE

Measures the racket head speed in
Km/h

WEIGHT vs POWER

Racket is rated according to its weight to smash power ratio

WEIGHT vs SPEED

Racket is rated according to its weight to manoeuvre speed ratio

REPULSION

Player effort input vs shuttle flight from racket

DEFENCE

How effective the racket responds to strong attack

DRIVE

The rackets ability to control and power flat shots

OVERHEAD

How easy this racket plays clears

EASE OF USE

Is this racket easy to use or does it require a lot of effort