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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2015, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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help me choose a new racquet

Currently I am using Head Microgel Radical L3 2013 (was used by Kuznetsova, Azarenka etc...) I am a baseliner. Like to put more spin on my FH and control the direction. While on the BH I hit flatter and harder. Not good at Serve or Volley so it would be great if this new racquet can help me with that. I tried PD but felt a little uncomfortable with the BH side as I missed the sweet pot a lot.
Thinking about Yonex Vcore Si100 which has a large sweet pot. Or maybe Wilson Juice 100?
Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

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Currently I am using Head Microgel Radical L3 2013 (was used by Kuznetsova, Azarenka etc...) I am a baseliner. Like to put more spin on my FH and control the direction. While on the BH I hit flatter and harder. Not good at Serve or Volley so it would be great if this new racquet can help me with that. I tried PD but felt a little uncomfortable with the BH side as I missed the sweet pot a lot.
Thinking about Yonex Vcore Si100 which has a large sweet pot. Or maybe Wilson Juice 100?
Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!
I was going to say Wilson Juice 100. I have the 100L, it's a great racket though. It's pretty good at the net too and although my backhand is awful, i can hit it best with this racket (my backhand is virtually flat, or a slice). Maybe you'd prefer the 100 if you want more control. I thought Azarenka was using the Juice 100??

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I was going to say Wilson Juice 100. I have the 100L, it's a great racket though. It's pretty good at the net too and although my backhand is awful, i can hit it best with this racket (my backhand is virtually flat, or a slice). Maybe you'd prefer the 100 if you want more control. I thought Azarenka was using the Juice 100??
Yup. Azarenka is using Juice 100 right now. I tried Yonex VCORE Xi 98 (used by Hewitt?) the other day and found much better control on both sides. However, that racquet was newly strung so I figured it has more to do with the tension. The problem is this racquet is quite different from Juice 100 in terms of specifics. So totally confused....

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What racquet do you think is better Wilson or Head? I am trying to find one and also get the new sensor from sony to try and improve my game.
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Re: help me choose a new racquet

The O3 line by Prince is flawless.

Head's Extreme Frames are rounder, user friendly. The Juice would be a good option through Wilson.. a Blade 104 might be a possibility. Every company has a racket or two that has a bigger sweetspot, stiffer frame and better response. But with rackets it's give and take. What you gain with access to more a better sweetspot.. you might lose control.

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Head Youtek IG Extreme 2.0
Wilson Juice 100L
Prince O3 Red 105
Babolat Pure Drive
Dunlop S 7.0 Lite

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Re: help me choose a new racquet

Here are some useful guides:

http://protennistips.net/how-to-choose-a-tennis-racquet
http://protennistips.net/best-tennis-racquet
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Absolutelt Babolat Pure Drive . I have Pure Drive STRUNG and it is one of the best one on the market . This racquet is comfortable to use, helps you control the ball when you strike it and also will add a little power to your game. I really like the versatility of this racquet design. It can be used by players with all different styles of tennis games and on all different types of court surfaces.
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Personally, the Head Radical is a great racket. It suits most people's game. The thing I would be looking more into is the strings. I personally believe people look to much at the racket, yes you need to get the right weight, but it's the strings your hitting the ball with! If you go to a tennis specialist shop and tell them the sort of game you play they will recommend the most suitable strings and tension for your game. Then it's just seeing what you play best with, you may need to alter the tension a few times, but once you've got a winning combination it's great!
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