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Paul.
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:21 PM
hey :wavey:

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

well, i really need a new racquet because i have practically smashed my old one to pieces with frustration :help:
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.

thanks a lot :D

oh, and feel free to post links and/or pictures :)

Darop.
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:25 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com

Click on the "Racquets" subforum
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Darop.
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:27 PM
Anyways, I'll try to help you...

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

tennisbuddy12
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:27 PM
i play with an oversize (i think) wilson nTrance...good stuff

Paul.
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:34 PM
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.

and thanks for the link :yeah:

Darop.
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:39 PM
Do u prefer stiff or flexier frames?

Light or heavy?

Paul.
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:44 PM
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

Brooklyn90
Aug 21st, 2006, 09:03 PM
maybe a wilson ncode tour 6.2

Paul.
Aug 21st, 2006, 09:18 PM
maybe a wilson ncode tour 6.2
thanks for the suggestion - is this the one you mean? :)

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/3536/n62bigrq8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Darop.
Aug 21st, 2006, 10:28 PM
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!

Paul.
Aug 21st, 2006, 10:40 PM
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 :D

Paul.
Aug 21st, 2006, 10:56 PM
do you think it will be really strange to go from a weight of 290 to a weight of 346?

darrinbaker00
Aug 21st, 2006, 11:33 PM
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!
You're recommending those sticks to a 3.5? You must work for a retailer. ;)

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:12 AM
Demo first...that's the main thing! There are a lot of good racquets out there, but not everything is right for you.