Popularity of BS-11 in China?

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  1. ChocoChipWaffle

    ChocoChipWaffle Regular Member

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    I'm trying to find out why Bravesword 11 is still relatively easy to purchase in China, I heard BS-11 is the only bravesword being produced until relatively recently (or perhaps produced even now) alongside BS-12, and the BS-11 also has a variety of special editions like repaints and 11R. It kind out sounds like the BS-11 might be a hugely popular model in China hence the special treatment it seems to be getting in comparison to the other Braveswords or Meteors that were released during that same era in the early 2010's. It's strange, because in the west I didn't really get the impression that BS11 was any more popular than models like BS10, BS08, or even Lee Yong Dae's BS09, but somehow it seems to be outlasting all those older models with the exception of MX80 and BS12. Can anyone confirm?
     
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    The BS11/BSLHI were my favourite braveswords, stiffer than the bs12 but not as extreme as the bs10.
    It's a shame the bs11 isn't available in UK/Europe, I might have bought a pair.
    I heard that the bs11r was very different to the bs11 so I've not tried it.
     
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    yup noticed this too, BS11 still widely available, no idea why...
     
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    Not surprised it is still widely used - it's one of the best racquets ever made. But the main reason is because Victor has brought it back but it is now made in China and not Taiwan like the original. And although I have one myself, I have no idea if it is as good as the Taiwan version as I've never strung mine.
     
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    How does the made in china BS 12 compare to the taiwan version? I'm considering buying a BS11 or BS12 from China if the playability is similar (or the same hopefully) to the old Taiwan versions
     
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    The China BS12 feels no different to the Taiwan version in my opinion.
     
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    the bs10 model remains for me the best of the brave sword range and quite simply the best of all the rackets that I have had the opportunity to play ... Just perfect.
     
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    I'm reviving this thread to see if BS11/BS LHI is still available in China.
    There seems to be a few people interested in them if still available including myself.
     
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    Yes BS11 is still being made, but not LHI
     
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    Great, any idea where we can buy them?
     

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