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K-Dog
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:35 AM
Is Wilson making all of their pros switch over to the n-codes? I see Lindsay with it, Roger, Venus switched over, I'm sure Serena will. What is the difference in these rackets? Do they offer more control than the regualr Wilsons? In my opinion watching Lindsay play Maria at Pam's event, it made her balls less penetrating and less powerful. It seems like these rackets are heavy, and if so that means they need more racket head speed to produce power. They offer more control, but will they take away power? Can anyone tell me from experience with a N-Code, or just your knowledge of the N-Code.

SzavayFi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:39 AM
I dont like the NCODE, my dad made me try it because they stopped makeing my lovely racket. :mad:

K-Dog
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:42 AM
I dont like the NCODE, my dad made me try it because they stopped makeing my lovely racket. :mad:

Ernie, what was wrong with it? I use the Head Liquidmetal (orange racket), and it works great. Not very heavy, easy to get depth on the ball, and can be used for different spins.

SzavayFi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:44 AM
Whats wrong with it? Well i just didnt like it :lol: Didnt feel right when i hit it, I use the Head Intelligence Prestige, not saying the NCODE is a bad raquet, its obviously a great one because so many great players use it. :)

cartmancop
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:45 AM
Maybe a little control could help Venus' game:) I hope the new racquet is a good match for her.

K-Dog
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:48 AM
Maybe a little control could help Venus' game:) I hope the new racquet is a good match for her.

I was thinking that too. That old racket was too powerful for anyone to use. She just needs control and she'll be fine. Serena is switching over to a Federer racket.

j_dementieva27
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:50 AM
i got a hammer H tour 95" for my birthday in october... it is quite simply the best racquet i have ever held in my hands... i previously used tweener racquets like the hyper hammer 6.3 and a head brand that i cant remember but i feel like a real player with this racquet in my hands... the control when i hit with topspin has never ever been better and i know that i can go for my shot with my whole body weight and not be afraid of missing by a mile.. though i had to get used to it for a week or two (mainly due to the smaller headsize, my past was 110" now down to 95"... you can imagine that i was mishitting alot), afterwords my game has increased ten folds... so im really happy with it overall

as for the n code... shoot, its 250 bucks for nearly all of them so i doubt that i will ever own one, lol... but from what i hear it is a very fickle racquet that is much more control orientated that many of the more popularly used wilson brands which tend to lean towards power and power/control... i would like to test drive it, but like i said i am so happy with the h tour

cartmancop
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:51 AM
Serena is switching over to a Federer racket.

Hopefully its magic will pass from Roger to Serena and she can wreak havoc on Justine once again :devil:

K-Dog
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:53 AM
i got a hammer H tour 95" for my birthday in october... it is quite simply the best racquet i have ever held in my hands... i previously used tweener racquets like the hyper hammer 6.3 and a head brand that i cant remember but i feel like a real player with this racquet in my hands... the control when i hit with topspin has never ever been better and i know that i can go for my shot with my whole body weight and not be afraid of missing by a mile.. though i had to get used to it for a week or two (mainly due to the smaller headsize, my past was 110" now down to 95"... you can imagine that i was mishitting alot), afterwords my game has increased ten folds... so im really happy with it overall

as for the n code... shoot, its 250 bucks for nearly all of them so i doubt that i will ever own one, lol... but from what i hear it is a very fickle racquet that is much more control orientated that many of the more popularly used wilson brands which tend to lean towards power and power/control... i would like to test drive it, but like i said i am so happy with the h tour


I like the word fickle. That's what I think. If you don't time the ball perfectly you get no pace on it and it goes in the net.

SzavayFi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:56 AM
Maybe a little control could help Venus' game:) I hope the new racquet is a good match for her.
Thats an understatement. :lol: I think this control will be great for Venus's game but i doubt we will be able to tell.

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:00 AM
I like the word fickle. That's what I think. If you don't time the ball perfectly you get no pace on it and it goes in the net.


the way you put it seems like you have to be a professional to use it. :lol:

K-Dog
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:02 AM
the way you put it seems like you have to be a professional to use it. :lol:


Pretty much. That's why they are so damn expensive!! I guess you don't have to be a pro, but that would help!!

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:02 AM
ernie what was your last racquet
and what was your last username on here lol

SzavayFi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:05 AM
ernie what was your last racquet
and what was your last username on here lol
haha I think my last one was >>DaErNeSt<< but everyone hated it so i changed it. :lol: My old raquet was the head i. prestige
http://img114.exs.cx/img114/8324/headiprestigemp5we.jpg

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:07 AM
oh i thought you were the nagyova person, did we ever PM each other?

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:10 AM
nevermind i figured it out, you were the noodely lol

SzavayFi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:12 AM
nevermind i figured it out, you were the noodely lol
yep! thats the one, lol yea we did PM each other a long time ago i just read it, lol

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:21 AM
yes i just couldnt remember if i ever talked to you or not, since you were from TX

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:22 AM
i got a hammer H tour 95" for my birthday in october... it is quite simply the best racquet i have ever held in my hands... i previously used tweener racquets like the hyper hammer 6.3 and a head brand that i cant remember but i feel like a real player with this racquet in my hands... the control when i hit with topspin has never ever been better and i know that i can go for my shot with my whole body weight and not be afraid of missing by a mile.. though i had to get used to it for a week or two (mainly due to the smaller headsize, my past was 110" now down to 95"... you can imagine that i was mishitting alot), afterwords my game has increased ten folds... so im really happy with it overall

as for the n code... shoot, its 250 bucks for nearly all of them so i doubt that i will ever own one, lol... but from what i hear it is a very fickle racquet that is much more control orientated that many of the more popularly used wilson brands which tend to lean towards power and power/control... i would like to test drive it, but like i said i am so happy with the h tour

How much did your raquet cost??

switz
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:31 AM
i have one. it's a raquet that basically produces what you give it. if you don't time the ball perfectly you are going to struggle to use it. i used roddick's babolat before this which gave me a lot of power that i didn't really produce. this one has a small frame and sweet spot and i really struggled to get my game together at first - but the more i played the more i felt myself concentrating on how i have to hit the ball - this in turn meant i was making a lot less unforced errors and now i'm used to it i really love it.

it's a raquet that only players of pretty good standard should use IMO and you have to be prepared to work with and not just throw it away because your suddenly not hitting the ball as well as before.

The
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:28 PM
Pretty much. That's why they are so damn expensive!! I guess you don't have to be a pro, but that would help!!

Actually "Players Frames" (racquets with narrow beams, high flex ratings, heavy, etc) tend to open up market price a bit cheeper than "tweener" and "beginner" racquets.

tennis4you-com
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:39 PM
You need to be a very good player to use an NCode, either a really good 4.0 and up. Few players without good strokes and mechanics will like this racquet. It will not help you unless you help it, you need game for this beast. But the guys on my 4.5 league love the thing, they cannot seem to get enough. Not a racquet for a beginner.

ae wowww
Jan 2nd, 2005, 08:37 PM
They couldn't convince Jim to change, so he stuck to the 6.0 :D
Most of the top pros still use the same racket, just they are forced to have it repainted, for Wilson.
I tried the shelf ncode, was quite nice if you like Wilsons :D

mboyle
Jan 2nd, 2005, 09:30 PM
Apparently what racket companies do a lot is paint the player's favorite racket like the racket they are trying to promote, so Lindsay might still have been with her old racket...

JennyS
Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:46 PM
I was thinking the same thing about those players using possible paint jobs. I doubt all these players have made the switch. I have a picture of Roger's racquet at Wimbledon and I can see the "ps" (pro staff) on the top inside of the frame.

The
Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:56 PM
I was thinking the same thing about those players using possible paint jobs. I doubt all these players have made the switch. I have a picture of Roger's racquet at Wimbledon and I can see the "ps" (pro staff) on the top inside of the frame.

Yeah, thats on the ncode 6.1 as well. The other posters are right, if you are not a strong 4.0 and up player you shouldn't even consider any of the higher end ncodes. Good thing Wilson is nice and decided to give us other variations, like the black n6, n5, n3, and n1, with the n5 and n3 having the ncode and the triad technology.

Plus they are coming out with a brand new much broader ncode line to fill out the rest of their consumer base.

backhanddtl4
Jan 3rd, 2005, 02:30 AM
Federer's N-code racquet is really good for volleying, in my opinion.