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Offline BitterBlueBong

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« on: March 14, 2005, 08:07:57 PM »
It's funny that this sort of came up in the STATE OF YOUR GAME thread, because I was just about to ask. I'm considering buying a new racquet (something not cheap, but not insanely priced either). What do you all recommend?

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 08:16:04 PM »
I recomend the Wilson Ncode nsix tour 90, it rewards a player with full fast swings and complete strokes. I really like the Prince more control Db racquet also it just didn't give me the kick on my second serve that the Wilson gives me.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 08:19:19 PM »
BTW the Wilson is around 150 and the prince is about 1 hundred dollars
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Offline MC ill Logic

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005, 09:13:43 PM »
It depends on your skill level, playing style, how you swing, etc.  We need more info before we can even begin to make any recommendations.  Tell us what you're currently using, what you like about it, ways in which you hope your next racket is better.

Example:  I'm kind of an all court player, but I guess I spend more time on the baseline.  I hit pretty flat, I want more spin.  I don't want a heavy racket and nothing to stiff because my elbow is starting to hurt.  I'm using a Pro Staff 6.0 right now and it's just too much.  I want a bigger racket face and a more open string patter.  blah blah blah

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2005, 09:23:01 PM »
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but I guess I spend more time on the baseline. I hit pretty flat, I want more spin. I don't want a heavy racket


That's me. Right now I have Pro Staff. And it's not that I'm not satisfied with my current one, but I'd like to have a spare (or actually one that's even better).

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2005, 09:44:31 PM »
More info wouldn't hurt but...

If you want more spin, maybe look for a frame with a 16 x 20 or 16 x 18 string pattern.  I don't know how big your head size is (I don't know which pro staff you use, and they range in size from 85 to 95 square inches, I think) but you may want to consider a 'tweener racket with a head size in the 95 to 105 square inch head range, with weight in the 10.4 to 11.2 ounces range.  You can always add lead tape later if you think it's too light.

If you're using an old Pro Staff you'll probably never go back to it if you find the right new racket.  Federer (he plays with a paint job is the general consensus) and Sampras have no problem using those freakin' clubs, but for the average person those antiques are death.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2005, 01:15:40 AM »
Yeah we're gonna have to know more about your play style. Pacer you probably have the ability to use Federer's racquet but it's not for us mortals. I tried that thing, the sweet spot is so small, the head is like 90sq inches and it's so heavy my arm almost flew off. I recommend a tweener racquet anything babolat really.

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2005, 01:51:38 AM »
Oh and what I mean by tweener is a player development racquet. Most rec players use player development racquets. The racquets that pacer recommended are true players racquets meaning you really have to know what your doing to use those racquets. Mostly top college guys and pros use those racquets. If your technique isn't near perfect those sticks are not for you. A tweener is more forgiving, and can give you more pop and control. I notice that allot of rec players try to use real player's sticks and their way over their head and their games never develop. So tweener's are really good for rec players.

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2005, 08:22:37 AM »
I don't know a lot about different racket types, but if you enjoy a power game I recommend the Dunlop Revelation.  I have used it for about 13 years and love it.  It has great feel on the serve and volley and is very solid.
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