Victor Thruster F C Badminton Racket - Black Gold

Victor Thruster F C Badminton Racket - Black Gold

Regular price £148.95
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Victor Thruster F C Badminton Racket - Black Gold

Victor Thruster F C Badminton Racket - Black Gold

Regular price £148.95
Regular price £240.00 Sale price £148.95
(Save 38%) SALE

WEIGHT:

87G

PLAYER LEVEL:

Professional

BALANCE:

Even Balance

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What we love

Ultra Powerful

Player Style

Attacking

Model Series

Victor - Thruster

Weight:

87G

  • Balance Shows where the racket is naturally weighted, Heavy Head suits Power, Light Head suits Speed.

     55%

    HEAD LIGHTHEAD HEAVY

  • Flex Shows the level of racket flex. Flexible rackets suit players needing extra power, Stiff rackets are for accuracy

     70%

    HIGHLY FLEXIBLEEXTREMELY STIFF

  • WEIGHT Shows the weight of the racket. Lighter rackets mean faster racket speed, but sometimes less power

     87G

    LightHeavy

Head Heavy Stiff Head Light Flexible

Overall feel of the racket
  • Product description
  • BUYING GUIDE
  • PRODUCT DELIVERY
  • RETURNS / WARRANTY
  • PRICE MATCH

Product description

  • Strung Weight: 87g
  • Victor's premier power racket
  • Made in Taiwan, 6.4 Shaft, Hard Cored Technology
  • Square-Head Frame for Larger Sweet Spot
  • Power Racket with Extra Slim Shaft

The latest, enhanced edition of the extremely popular Thruster F is an advanced level racket suited to hard hitting doubles players. This edition is a 4U weight and is used by 4 x World Champion doubles player Hendra Setiawan. You may also want to check out our full range of Victor Badminton Rackets.

 

TK-F Enhanced Edition embodies the essence of the efforts made by the Victor R&D team for the past two years. Both of its balance point and swing weight are lighter than the first generation of TK-F, thus further delivering a more comfortable hitting experience. What’s more, the elastic racket frame and stronger shaft make the change of direction smoother, which helps achieve accurate and powerful smashes and incredible controllability. Fully upgraded inside and out, TK-F Enhanced Edition is going to help you make more aggressive attacks.

Victor has also introduced it's Free Core injection moulded handle for smoother swings, improved handling and greater feel.

The combination of integrated square-head frame and anti- torsion slim shaft provides a larger sweet spot. The smart weight distribution and resilient shaft make it easier to serve and control the shuttlecock, achieving more powerful and effective attacks.

Pyrofil Carbon Fibre aids playable time till fatigue, in addition to better control and racket durability for all styles of play. Originating from the car industry, the Japanese Pyrofil ultra-light carbon fibre material and its composites, enhances handling, control and shock absorption through high-intensity, ultra-light bonds. The additional benefit is a core strength, resulting in a reliable racket construction you can trust for years to come.

Allowing players to reach their maximal swing speeds and hit shots with greater power, the Tri formation system incorporates Sword, Aerodynamic and Power Box shapes in specific regions of the racket head. Hitting is optimised through the ‘Tri Formations’ integrated technology of reduced air resistance (Sword shape), efficient aerodynamics for acceleration to maximum swing speeds (Aerodynamic shape) and the ability to hit with more power as the racket is stabilised in an anti-toque design capable of withstanding higher string tensions (PowerBox shape).

Anti torsion system technologies enables players to hit at maximum muscle power, through reduced power loss as energy generated by you is efficiently passed to the shuttle. Acting through a small angle twist in the ferrel, the smaller angle of torsion (twisting) in the shaft material helps the handle not twist, providing optimal power transmission and anti torsion performance as power is not lost but efficiently passed on.

Hard Cored Technology provides players with optimal racket handling helping to increase your shot responsiveness. Inspired by helicopter rotor blade technology, a structure of multilayer carbon fibre and its composites, retains racket stiffness but minimises material size, reinforcing racket handling and performance.

Please note that Victor does not include a racket cover with this racket and the end caps may differ from the Far East version.

Brand Victor
Model series Victor - Thruster
Shaft construction PYROFIL, Tri-Formation, Anti Torsion System
ORIGINAL RACKET STRINGS & TENSION Frame Only
STRING TENSION RANGE 20-31lbs
PLAYER LEVEL Professional
PLAYER STYLE Attacking
RACKET BALANCE Even Balance
FLEX Medium
WEIGHT 87 grams
GRIP SIZE G5/S3 (Small)
HEAD SHAPE Isometric
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Taiwan

BUYING GUIDE

Badminton Rackets Buying Guide

The key question to ask firstly is what style of player are you, or what type of player do you want to become?

  1. Power Attacking
  2. All Round
  3. Fast Reactions to Rallies
  4. Control and Touch, by moving players around the court to create space

As a general guide for your playing style below is the kind of racket you'll want to look at purchasing:

Playing Style Racket Balance Racket Flexibility Racket Weight
Power Attacking Head Heavy Stiff 85g – 89g (3U)
All Round Balanced Medium 80g – 84g (4U)
Speed & Fast Reactions Head Light Medium 79g or below (5U and up)
Control & Touch Head Light Hi Flex 79g or below (5U and up)


In simple terms is means this:
Player with Explosive Backswing Hitting = Stiffer Shaft needed as it'll unload faster for more power.
Player with Slower Backswing Hitting = More Flexible Shaft needed so that it'll unload fully at impact.

If you're still unsure what to choose for yourself, we'd recommend going for a medium flex badminton racket to minimise the chances of choosing incorrectly what's right for you.

Weight:

Weight can make a real difference to reaction speeds, and power behind the hit of a shuttle. Too light a racket and it won't go far or powerful enough. However too heavy a racket and you'll find you'll be reacting too slow in fast flat rallies, where reaction speed is everything.:

Most rackets are weighted around 3U (85-89g) or 4U (80-84g), this is because it's a good weight balance for players to hit hard and also be able to react fast too.:

Typically singles players will use heavier rackets 3U (85-89g), this provides the player with more stability and accuracy, with a little more weight for power behind it, without compromising on racket speed too much, as quick racket head speed isn't needed as much in the singles game:

Doubles players however will usually want lighter rackets, the most popular weight for this being 4U (80-84g), this is because the Badminton Racket will offer more speed and quicker reactions in around the net and for defence against smashes.:

Racket Strings Used & Tension:

Again like the grip, this is customisable on any racket. However do look out for racket tension ranges on the product as this could potentially limit your ability to have the racket strung at a desired tension.:

For a full breakdown on strings and tensions, see our buying guide specifically on this.:

To put it simply however, if you're unsure what to choose when buying a racket you like, either go for the “Original Strings” option or “Stringers Professional Decision” for which we'll choose the string that best suits getting the maximum performance out of the racket for you.:

Full Badminton Racket Buying Guide:

PRODUCT DELIVERY

UK Mainland Delivery

FREE if over £75 or £4.95

Standard 2-4 days delivery.

Express (Mon-Fri) 1-2 working days £5.95

Order by 1PM Monday-Friday for Next Working Day UK delivery.

Full Badminton Delivery Buying Guide

 International Delivery

Unfortunately, due to Brexit, we will no longer be shipping outside of UK Mainland.

RETURNS / WARRANTY

Easy Returns

UK Customers

We have a simple 30 days (can be extended) upon receiving the order policy, but we will be flexible and extend this if it's a gift for a specific event, such a a birthday, this can be done by simply ticking the the gift option when purchasing.

We provide a part filled returns form for all UK orders, simply follow the process below:

To find your local collect plus shop: https://www.collectplus.co.uk/store-locator

See here for our full returns details & information.

 

Our UK Address for returns is:

Badminton HQ
Unit 1, Greabridge Business Park
Budds Lane,
Romsey,
Hampshire,
England
SO51 0HA

Warranty Policy - Our Risk Free Support

Within 30 Days of receipt of the items?

Simple 30 days retailer warranty on all orders with genuine manufacturer defects.

More than 30 Days?

We work with the brands/suppliers to see if it can be covered under warranty for you (usually it is, but depends on the way the damage has occurred).

Still not covered but within 6 months of purchase?

We offer a crash replacement policy, where we offer a goodwill policy of 20% discount off your next order with us for the same/alternative replacement item, not including postage costs.

PRICE MATCH

Price Match Promise

It's this simple - Find it cheaper anywhere else in the UK & we'll match it! Subject to conditions (see below).

So how does it work?

  1. Fill in the form on the right with all the relevant details requested. Alternatively you can call our team on 02380 002388.
  2. We'll email you or call you after we review the price match request.

* By requesting the price request you have checked it meets the requirements below

The boring conditions bit:

  1. Make sure the item being sold elsewhere is new and include a direct link to it.
  2. We can only price match other UK retailers. International retailers can not be price matched.
  3. The item must be in stock and actively being sold.
  4. At our own discretion we can refuse to offer the price match. Where this is the case we will offer you a full refund, this is rare, but there are exceptions. We will offer to refund the order in full if this happens.
  5. The product is identical to ours in brand, colour, size and model number.
  6. We cannot provide retrospective price matching after you have already purchased from us in the past, as we cannot verify if on the date of original purchase the price of the alternative retailer you may ask us to price match with.
  7. Strings and Shuttlecocks excluded.
  8. Yonex products are excluded from this offer.

EASY 30 DAY RETURNS

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Customer Reviews

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dean BUSH

Quick service

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Charles

Quality well balanced racket.

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Jingda Li

Good product

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Adil M
Can't fault.

Gave me what they advertised, and delivered in good time.

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Charles C
Great Balance

Lovely balance and is very similar to my MX90. I bought this in replacement for ARC 11 pro, much prefer the weight, stiffness and balance.