So after a fun singles session and about an hour on the doubles court, I gather that I've had enough experience with the VT70 to write up a review.
To be honest, it's surpassed my expectations and performed quite different than what I thought it would. What felt like a really heavy flexible racket turned out to fit very well to my game. I use a combination of long swings and fast wrist turns during my games and the Yonex Voltric 70 is able to pull off all of those with gusto.
This leaves me with a very good choice of racket for every occassion.
Note. This review is my opinion of the racket from using it in my games. Take this with a pinch of salt since we all play the game differently. I'm here to tell you, in as much accuracy as I can, how my games went with the racket. Comments welcome!
Ok here goes.
Yonex Voltric 70
Est. Dry Weight: 97g (3U)
Grip Size: G5
Balance: Head Heavy
Strings: Yonex Nanogy 98 @ 24lbs
I recommend this racket for both singles and doubles play.
I love the heavy heads of the Voltric series. In addition to a powerful offense, they offer up a very good lift in defense when you want them to. The Tri-Voltage "lumps" on the head frame contributes to a little more push when you need to call upon it, sending a very nice weight transfer to the shuttle to handle the smashes with a little more ease.
Apart from the lifts, push and drive defense also get a bonus from the additional speed from the VT70, whose overall weight now feels slightly less than the VT80. That makes the racket feel quicker and more agile when it comes to defense.
What I noticed was, even when it comes to the defensive shots that come really close to your body, I'm able to push past the front net player with a block, averting the game-ending net tap.
Love the defense. Love the speed. Love the power.
Whip and weight gives you an awesome combination when it comes to the Voltric 70. Angles unimaginable came flying from my wrists, back court or front court. The speed I was able to get them down was also fast, posing a much greater threat than the other rackets that I used tonight.
Another strong suit for the Yonex Voltric 70 is the wrist smashes. With a very flexible shaft, I was able to twist the shaft downwards even more to get more power from the quick wrist smashes. When the weight from the Tri-Voltage system kicks in, it becomes a very good weapon to use around the front court.
I did find myself throwing off a lot more smashes than usual because of how enjoyable it became. The shuttle just thundered itself from the string bed and zipped off to the other side of the court so well.
Power is nothing without control, and the Yonex Voltric 70 gives you the accuracy you need to get the smashes down and the drives through. Through the hours of play that I managed to get with the racket, I've not found myself asking for more control.
From the drop shots (though they came in less) to the drives and the oh-so-lovely smashes, I was able to place them nicely without too much hassle.
But I do notice that I hardly do any drop or net shots with the racket. Probably because attack with this is simply too addictive. I dare say, even more so that the VT80.
Suave. Yonex's signature black, red and white comes together one more time to give off a very classy paint job on the Yonex Voltric 70. The white streaks color the Tri-Voltage areas of the racket, while the red and black twirl around the frame and shaft in a freedom of movement.
Yonex Voltric 70