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Can anyone recommend a racquet?

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i thought i would put this is non tennis so that people didnt get mad

well, i really need a new racquet because i have practically smashed my old one to pieces with frustration
im currently using the babolat NS drive but really want something different.

i use a semi western grip and stay at the baseline most of the time because my volleys are really bad and im not confident enough with approach shots (id love a racquet to help with volleys).
i put a bit of topspin on my shots most of the time. i like to try and dictate play and love hitting winners so want something a bit more powerful. i have a double handed backhand which is my more reliable side.

the strongest part of my game is my serve. i think i'd like something that provides good power, good feel but still with the control. i dont mind which brand and any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Anyways, I'll try to help you...

What level are you at? What NRTP ranking are you/when did you start playing?


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i play with an oversize (i think) wilson nTrance...good stuff

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Anyways, I'll try to help you...

What level are you at? What NRTP ranking are you/when did you start playing?
im kind of at the 3.5-4.0ish level i think as i only started playing a lot this year. i play about 4 times a week now.

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Do u prefer stiff or flexier frames?

Light or heavy?


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Do u prefer stiff or flexier frames?

Light or heavy?
i would like something a little heavier than what i have now which has a strung weight of something like 285-290g

im not sure about stiffness. can you tell me what they each give you? is it just a different feel? i think i'd prefer a stiffer frame
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maybe a wilson ncode tour 6.2

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maybe a wilson ncode tour 6.2
thanks for the suggestion - is this the one you mean?

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maybe a wilson ncode tour 6.2
I think that may be too light since he's looking for a heavier frame.

It all depends on your tastes, but try demoing:

Wilson nSix-One 95 (18x20)
Babolat Pure Control
Head LiquidMetal/Flexpoint Prestige (they're basically the same)
Prince NXG Graphite
Tecnifibre tfight 235
Yonex RDX 500

I take it you hit quite flat, so these are all the ones I thought you might like, and they all put quite an enphasis on control.

But demo them first of course!


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I think that may be too light since he's looking for a heavier frame.

It all depends on your tastes, but try demoing:

Wilson nSix-One 95 (18x20)
Babolat Pure Control
Head LiquidMetal/Flexpoint Prestige (they're basically the same)
Prince NXG Graphite
Tecnifibre tfight 235
Yonex RDX 500

I take it you hit quite flat, so these are all the ones I thought you might like, and they all put quite an enphasis on control.

But demo them first of course!
thanks a lot i appreciate it
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do you think it will be really strange to go from a weight of 290 to a weight of 346?
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Quote:
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I think that may be too light since he's looking for a heavier frame.

It all depends on your tastes, but try demoing:

Wilson nSix-One 95 (18x20)
Babolat Pure Control
Head LiquidMetal/Flexpoint Prestige (they're basically the same)
Prince NXG Graphite
Tecnifibre tfight 235
Yonex RDX 500

I take it you hit quite flat, so these are all the ones I thought you might like, and they all put quite an enphasis on control.

But demo them first of course!
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Demo first...that's the main thing! There are a lot of good racquets out there, but not everything is right for you.

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