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Joe.
Apr 11th, 2009, 02:28 PM
i used babolat aero storm and i love it:D

SVK
Apr 11th, 2009, 02:33 PM
I used XY racquets... Pro-Kennex was good, because I never crashed her and she was good for voleys:p

Now I played with..I don´t know.."C"...and she has very good strings..very good for doubles:yeah:

frenchie
Apr 11th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Wilson K-Blade

same as Tsonga, Tursunov, K. Bondarenko, Cirstea....

miffedmax
Apr 11th, 2009, 06:34 PM
I still have my trusty Prince Turbo Shark, just like TOB used to win Wimbledon. I do cast the occasional covetous eye at some of those O series rackets, but I can't justify replacing it yet.

The biggest mistakes of Lena's career were trimming her bangs and, and this is a very close second, dumping her Prince for a Yonex. I hate Yonex.

Even though my favorite player and my doubles partner both play Yonex.

Barrie_Dude
Apr 11th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Fischer

Pristine
Apr 13th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Prestige Head.

drake3781
Apr 14th, 2009, 12:05 AM
I just got a Yones RQIS 1 Tour XL (Ana's) and I love it!! But it takes work to play with it - not like my OS.

mojoo999
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:19 AM
Wilson Kfactor (http://www.tennisracquetbargain.com/wilson-k-factor-ksix-one-tour-90/) yup.

the jamierbelyea
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:28 AM
Yonex RDS 1 Mid

AMAZE with 56 tension and Luxillon Big Banger strings :D

Keegan
Aug 24th, 2009, 04:27 AM
An awful Wilson one that is totally battered. Ever since the paint started chipping off, it seems to be a lot lighter, which is great because it played havoc with my shoulder.
I need a new one, that's not so damaging, but I've just gotten used to hitting a powerful backhand with it and I don't know if I can be bothered trying to go through that process again because it's my favourite shot when it's on.

Wojtek
Aug 24th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Wilson npro ncode

Petkorazzi
Aug 24th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Used Babolat all my life but switched to Wilson [K]Faktor recently. :) Much better.

darrinbaker00
Aug 27th, 2009, 06:34 AM
I use the Head Microgel Prestige Pro, strung with Gamma Live Wire XP 16 at 60 pounds. :yeah:

gufran777
Dec 26th, 2009, 03:47 AM
I have ten Rossignol wood rackets, a fiberglass Yamaha, a set of three oversize graphite rackets (two of which are Red Chinese cheapies)...and an old wood racket (uncertain make)... The most frequently used of the lot are the wooden Rossignols. I have to strip the grips off of them, sand them down --to get the glue off-- and build them back up with duct tape to 4 5/8"

I'm 49, and I think the first racket I played was a Spalding Smasher...which had a smaller than average head size. Hence the movement against the high-tech trend...I went with a small head size (old wooden technology) rather than lighter and bigger graphite or boron fibers...to recapture the 'feel' from my youth.

Of course, when they go whippy, as those rackets may, I'm stuck.
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DefyingGravity
Dec 26th, 2009, 04:13 AM
I play with the Yonex RQiS 1, 95 inch head....I get my Ana Ivanovic on all over the court.

nasreen888
Jan 7th, 2010, 10:54 AM
A racquet (or racket) is a sports implement consisting of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of cord is stretched tightly. It is used for striking a ball in such games as squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Collectively, these games are known as racquet sports.

The frame of racquets for all sports was traditionally made of laminated wood and the strings of animal intestine known as gut; cat gut was most commonly used. The traditional racquet size was limited by the strength and weight of the wooden frame which had to be strong enough to hold the strings and stiff enough to hit the ball or shuttle. Manufacturers started adding non-wood laminates to wood racquets to improve stiffness. Non-wood racquets were made first of steel, then of aluminium, and then carbon fiber composites. Wood is still used for real tennis, racquets, and xare. Most racquets are now made of composite materials including carbon fibre, fiberglass, metals such as titanium alloys or ceramics.

Gut has partially been replaced by synthetic materials including nylon, polyamide, and other polymers. Racquets are restrung when necessary, which may be after every match for a professional or never for a social player.
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doktor
Jan 7th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Babolat Pure Drive GT, with Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour in the crosses and Wilson NXT Tour String in the mains at 60lbs...

I want a Head YouTek Speed though...

Dunlop1
Jan 11th, 2010, 03:39 AM
I use the Wilson ProStaff 6.0 Original (midplus).
It is no longer made so I buy from ebay when I need a new one.
It is a very headlight racquet, so I have to generate a lot of the power myself. It is a bit heavy too, requiring a full swing to produce a good shot. I love the racquet on groundtrokes and volleys and first serve. It's alright on the 2nd serve but I have to really swing to get moderate kick on the second serve.

I use wilson extreme synthetic gut 16g string, Black. I like the black string, black racquet look.

Joe.
Jan 21st, 2010, 05:29 PM
recently switched to the pure drive gt.....its a good racquet :)

Joe.
Apr 20th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Thought I would bump, to see if anyone has changed racket. :p

Mina Vagante
Apr 20th, 2010, 04:30 PM
http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/original700/serena-williams-2010-1-15-8-16-50.jpg

Certinfy
Apr 20th, 2010, 04:58 PM
Nadal's previous one atm! Saving up to get a new racquet though, but I dunno which one atm!

duhcity
Apr 21st, 2010, 12:58 AM
I play with the Yonex RQiS 1, 95 inch head....I get my Ana Ivanovic on all over the court.
:hearts:

Slutiana
Apr 21st, 2010, 05:27 AM
I use the Wilson [K] Factor Six-One Team or something like that. It's ok, but recently after playing with other people's rackets I have realised how bad it is for me. It is way too light so I need to get a heavier racket because I can easily produce my own power and the control just isn't there. Especially when playing with big banger strings. :weirdo:

Apoleb
Apr 21st, 2010, 05:42 AM
I use Shitlana's actually, and I keep playing like shit. :tape:

Willam
Apr 21st, 2010, 06:38 AM
I've always played with Babolat's Pure Drive. I had Pure Drives, then Pure Drive Cortexs and had Pure Drive GTs and I was always succesful at mindless ballbashing, Now I decided to switch and now im using Head Flexpoint's Instinct. Is like my PD but now I have control. LOVING IT! But it takes time to make the adjustment. and I had to suffer to get 3 of them becayse they're almost dissapeared.

ArturoAce.
Apr 21st, 2010, 07:56 AM
Yonex RQiS 2 Tour, the one Kirilenko uses..

mauritsolei
Apr 21st, 2010, 11:37 AM
The wilson Kfactor Ktour! (the one Henin used before she retired) with babolat prohurricane tour 16.
But I want to change but can't decide between: Wilson Pro Tour BLX, Babolat aero prodrive GT (Nadal), Babolat pure storm GT (stosur and Gonzalez) or the yonex RQiS 2 (the one Kirilenko is using).

Can someone give some good advice :D
MayB some info will help XD

I'm an agressive baseliner but I like to go to the net to finish off the points. My favourite shots are the serve and the backhand. I use a lot of spin on my forehand but flatten out my backhand. Plus I use the slice from time to time :)

Zeus.
Apr 21st, 2010, 02:58 PM
I'm new to tennis. Anyone that has an idea which brand of racquet I should get? Clueless here.

Chorophyll
Apr 21st, 2010, 03:24 PM
I use an old heavy version of Wilson Pro-Tour with small head but looking to switch to Yonex.

Certinfy
Apr 21st, 2010, 05:38 PM
I'm new to tennis. Anyone that has an idea which brand of racquet I should get? Clueless here.

I would personally advise a Head or Babolat racquet! :)

northern lad
Apr 21st, 2010, 05:56 PM
i use a yonex RDS 003 2008 version

http://en.youth.cn/news/sports/200807/W020080703437165418436.jpg

but we had an old demo of the k-blade team (serena & venus' stick) kicking around at work, so i hit some serves with it and really liked it. the yonex can end up hurting my arm when serving but the k-blade team was amaze :hearts:

Mina Vagante
Apr 21st, 2010, 08:09 PM
i use a yonex RDS 003 2008 version

but we had an old demo of the k-blade team (serena & venus' stick) kicking around at work, so i hit some serves with it and really liked it. the yonex can end up hurting my arm when serving but the k-blade team was amaze :hearts:

My racquet ! :hearts:

ce
Apr 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM
Prince o3, i have no idea what type exactly, but i love it :inlove:

Mina Vagante
Apr 21st, 2010, 09:47 PM
Prince o3, i have no idea what type exactly, but i love it :inlove:

:p Which color are the holes ?

1handedbackhand
Apr 21st, 2010, 10:19 PM
I'm new to tennis. Anyone that has an idea which brand of racquet I should get? Clueless here.

In general, you want to use the heaviest racquet you can swing comfortably.

Heavier racquets tend to be evenly balanced or head light, which means that the weight is concentrated in the handle, not the racquet head.
This makes the heavy racquet easier to swing.
They also absorb more shock from off-center hits (which as a newcomer to tennis you will have a lot of) and so are better for your arm.

twight6
Apr 21st, 2010, 10:51 PM
I use the Head Liquidmetal 4, and have for about 2 years. It's very cheap (only about $70) and is an EXCELLENT racquet for mediocre players (not great players, but not beginners either). Also, I string my own racquets, and I've found that this is the easiest racquet I've ever strung (easy specs, good holes, long lasting grommets, etc).

I've demoed a bunch of newer rackets, like the Head Youtek, KFactor, BLX, some Yonex ones... none of them give me the control, consistency, and occassional power that I have with the LM4.

If you're a player looking to step past beginner, and don't want to spend a lot on a racquet, I would recommend this one for sure.

http://head-liquidmetal.tennis-racquets.us/wp-content/images/2009/06/head-liquidmetal-4-specs-300x300.jpg

1handedbackhand
Apr 22nd, 2010, 12:01 AM
I use the Head Liquidmetal 4, and have for about 2 years. It's very cheap (only about $70) and is an EXCELLENT racquet for mediocre players (not great players, but not beginners either). Also, I string my own racquets, and I've found that this is the easiest racquet I've ever strung (easy specs, good holes, long lasting grommets, etc).

Which stringng machine do you use?

I string my racquets as well and use ATS Super Stringer. It's a drop weight.

twight6
Apr 22nd, 2010, 12:33 AM
Which stringng machine do you use?

I string my racquets as well and use ATS Super Stringer. It's a drop weight.

Hmm the name is escaping me right now... But it's a Gamma, drop weight, 6 point mounting system with moveable clamps. To begin with it was very tedius, but I can do a racket in about 20-25 minutes now and for the price, I think it's great

Edit: The Gamma Progression II 602, here it is:

http://www.midwestsports.com/gamma-progression-602-stringing-machine/p/7168003/

Conor
Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:14 PM
Wilson nFury

http://www.shoppinguide.com.hk/product_img/basic/wsnf110.jpg

Serenus Christ
Apr 22nd, 2010, 04:09 PM
Wilson BLX Six One 95
http://www.tenis-sport.com/images/6195BX-1.jpg

Hola

jpfisheriv
Apr 22nd, 2010, 04:47 PM
i use a wilson hammer 3.2 power holes. Yes its an older racquet, but still love it and haven't found one that suits me better.

However, i only have one because my other is cracked. I have been searching every where for another one. Does anyone know where i can buy another one?

DefyingGravity
Apr 22nd, 2010, 05:26 PM
I still use the Yonex RQiS 1...my Ivanovic-like game really does respond well to that racket. And I haven't just disappeared off the face of the earth either after having a really good result with it either (unlike certain Serbs...haha)

Joe.
Apr 22nd, 2010, 07:42 PM
I still use Pure Drive GT. I like it but would like a change. :p What racquets play similar to the PD GT? :)

toby345
Apr 22nd, 2010, 08:24 PM
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 :hearts:

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/483/dunlopaerogel3004d67474.jpg

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:31 AM
Adidas Barricade Tour :sport:

DefyingGravity
Apr 23rd, 2010, 04:33 AM
Adidas Barricade Tour :sport:

How are the Adidas rackets? I've never had anyone play with 'em.

duhcity
Apr 23rd, 2010, 05:33 AM
I use the Head Liquidmetal 4, and have for about 2 years. It's very cheap (only about $70) and is an EXCELLENT racquet for mediocre players (not great players, but not beginners either). Also, I string my own racquets, and I've found that this is the easiest racquet I've ever strung (easy specs, good holes, long lasting grommets, etc).

I've demoed a bunch of newer rackets, like the Head Youtek, KFactor, BLX, some Yonex ones... none of them give me the control, consistency, and occassional power that I have with the LM4.

If you're a player looking to step past beginner, and don't want to spend a lot on a racquet, I would recommend this one for sure.

http://head-liquidmetal.tennis-racquets.us/wp-content/images/2009/06/head-liquidmetal-4-specs-300x300.jpg



LOVE that racket. It strikes and serves really well, but it always felt too light in my hand.

miffedmax
Apr 24th, 2010, 04:26 PM
I really do use the old Prince Turbo Shark like the one TOB used to win Wimby. I want to get a new one, but it's still in good shape and I can't justify junking a good racket on a whim. Maybe one of these days.

Most of my tennis fundage gets spent on my son right now anyway. He uses a Wilson NCode. We actually bought up several when they discontinued it, but they're getting pretty beat up. We'll probably have to replace them soon.

Kipling
Apr 24th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Prince O3 Speedport White. I was a long time Head racquet owner, and treated myself to an upgrade to a Microgel after my shoulder surgery a couple of years ago. The vibration was awful on my reconstructed shoulder and the weight too much, so I demo'd a few different racquets before settling on the Prince Speedport, which was like a Godsend, the way it cut through the air and had amazing response time. I wouldn't swap that racquet for anything. In fact, I went out and bought a couple more frames just in case Prince quits making them.

peanuts
Apr 24th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Wilson KFactor KBlade 98. I love it. :hearts:

http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/wilson_k_factor_k_blade_98-400-400.jpg

jpfisheriv
Apr 26th, 2010, 06:50 PM
anyone know where I can find another wilson hammer 3.2 power holes. It's an older racket, probably 9 or 10 years older.

Acinolbaj
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:00 PM
I use Prince Ozone Seven, the red one.

heart
Apr 30th, 2010, 09:06 PM
im using head dunno what is though:p

Sammo
Apr 30th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Yonex RQS 11, I'm in love with this racket makes me play very well, it suits my game a lot, I mean I bought this racket 3 or 4 months after I bought my other racket, the Wilson nCode nSix-Two, and I could play with them both when my game was taking shape, but right now I just can't play with the wilson lol.

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/60000161/images/3/RQS11.jpg

Ferg
May 2nd, 2010, 07:54 PM
http://mytennisfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/head_youtek_speed_pro.jpg

no-hay-igual
May 5th, 2010, 11:03 PM
i use the Prince 03 white. Struggled to get use to after after using the 03 blue for so long but now i feel so comfortable with it. Immense power.

Carotastrophe
May 10th, 2010, 07:16 AM
Babolat Pure Storm GT.

https://www.mltennis.com/images/product/racquets/medium/Babolat_Pure_Storm_GT_Medium.jpg

and

http://www.tennisnuts.com/images/product/main/102080-113_F.jpg

Keegan
May 10th, 2010, 10:26 AM
I currently use a death racquet by Wilson.

I'm wanting to get a Prince racuqet, probably the Speedport Red or White.

Adrian.
May 10th, 2010, 04:22 PM
http://tennispro.myweb.hinet.net/wilsontennisracket/W-K-ProOpen100.jpg

[K] Pro Open

and I love it:inlove:

Shafanovic.
May 15th, 2010, 04:05 AM
speedport white and black.

they're strung at different tensions and used at different conditions.

when it's hotter i use the speedport black which is strung tighter and use the white in colder conditions. i broke the string on my speedport black though :sad:

Aaron.
May 15th, 2010, 04:12 AM
http://mytennisfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/head_youtek_speed_pro.jpg :drool:

Mashabator
May 16th, 2010, 05:01 AM
I use prince o3 white and speedport white :)

ys
May 16th, 2010, 05:19 AM
Radical YouTec it is now. But I did like the Microgel version better.

hdfb
May 16th, 2010, 08:53 AM
nCode nTour 95 or something, can't remember the exact name... the one Juju and Fed used, pretty good racquet! Due for a new one but don't know which one to get...

Mina Vagante
May 16th, 2010, 11:27 AM
nCode nTour 95 or something, can't remember the exact name... the one Juju and Fed used, pretty good racquet! Due for a new one but don't know which one to get...

Fed didn't use it :p

coetzergambill
May 16th, 2010, 02:43 PM
first the dunlop revelation lite+0.50 (the red one), then the dunlop 200g (the yellow one, my favourite) and now the dunlop aero gel 200 (the blue one). also tried some others but this dunlop series is my favourite.

GameSetMatch2010
May 17th, 2010, 06:37 PM
I'm about to buy a nice racquet. A "FISCHER Tennisracket M Pro No. ONE 98 Ultra Light".

Is this a good one? It's a nice discount they have now, but I have to know of it's allright for a beginner?

Please help?

More info:
I'm a male tennis player. 27 years old. 1m70.
More info for the racquet: www.sportknaller.nl

I hope it's a good one, but I don't have enough knowledge of it.

Mina Vagante
May 17th, 2010, 06:53 PM
I'm about to buy a nice racquet. A "FISCHER Tennisracket M Pro No. ONE 98 Ultra Light".

Is this a good one? It's a nice discount they have now, but I have to know of it's allright for a beginner?

Please help?

More info:
I'm a male tennis player. 27 years old. 1m70.
More info for the racquet: www.sportknaller.nl

I hope it's a good one, but I don't have enough knowledge of it.

I've played with the heavier version and it was nice ! It has a 'dampened' feel with alot of control and power.

The head size on that racquet is good for a beginner, though it may be a little bit light seeing as though you're a 27 year old male.

Maybe try a heavier racquet ?

Petkorazzi
May 17th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Wilson K Six One 95 :shrug:

Been using for over 8 months but definitely not enjoying it :(

I had a 255 grams Babolat before :tape: And with that one, I got a LOT more power than with this 330 gram wilson. :tape:

Andy.
May 19th, 2010, 04:46 AM
Yonex RQiS 1 Tour XL 95

http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/Y1TXL-1.jpg

Cakeisgood
May 19th, 2010, 09:47 AM
I use prince o3 white and speedport white :)

How Masha of you :hearts:

I use the Yonex RDS 003. I first got one when it was way too high level for me, but I've really grown with it. I'm so sad they discontinued it :(

shoparound
May 19th, 2010, 09:31 PM
I use the Microgel Extreme 09 version. That racket was hell to get used to. I did like the Liquidmetals a lot better.
I'm thinking of upgrading to youtek sometime soon though.

Keegan
Jun 3rd, 2010, 01:04 PM
I finally got a new racuqet after a string broke because the frame was caving in at the top and only being held together by the plastic at the top. I got the Prince TT Propel and I'm loving it so far. It looks really nice and I found it incredibly easy to adapt to it and I won two matches in a row yesterday when I played with it for the first time. I full on love this racquet :hearts:.

Just Do It
Jun 3rd, 2010, 01:25 PM
Wilson six one comp.
http://www.sportsandgames.co.tt/img/cart/product/1370/productpic_me.jpg

saska77
Jun 7th, 2010, 08:48 PM
O3 speedport black. I swapped for a short period to the EXO3 Black and hated it. Its now thrown under my desk whilst I bash the Speedport around! Love it

TBand1234
Jun 8th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Im using the Topspin TPC 1000. Topspin is a german tennis labor which produces a lot of nice products like very good strings and textiles. But their marketing is not that good cause of this the brand is not that big. Just try this brand. I promise u will love it!!!!!! :hearts:

mojoo999
Sep 5th, 2010, 09:32 AM
I too like the Babolat (http://www.tennisracquetbargain.com/babolat-racquets/).

Sammo
Sep 5th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Prince O3 White, but I haven't tried it yet, bought it a week ago and then caught a flu :rolleyes: :lol:

cacheacache
Sep 22nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
no entirely on the topic of rackets, but:
I just bought a prince string-dampener (square shaped), but I have no idea how I would get it between the strings?
And what is the recommended placement?

:confused:

Sammo
Sep 22nd, 2010, 09:40 PM
OMG just double bageled a guy with my O3 White, never felt so good with a racket in my entire life!! It fits my game to perfection, agressive baseliner, well I'm succesful at the net once or twice a match :spit: Also I serve really good with this one

darrinbaker00
Sep 23rd, 2010, 02:15 AM
no entirely on the topic of rackets, but:
I just bought a prince string-dampener (square shaped), but I have no idea how I would get it between the strings?
And what is the recommended placement?

:confused:

A ban for THIS? You got some 'splainin to do, mods.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 26th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Wilson [K]Faktor (except the grip on my racket is white, similar to the one federer uses)

Lord Choc Ice
Sep 27th, 2010, 01:34 AM
I'm a Dunlop man. ;)

Ben.
Sep 27th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Babolat Pure Drive, the older version. But today I popped a string on it while hitting a forehand in a lesson :lol: but lucky my coach is gonna re-string it.

Reptilia
Sep 27th, 2010, 11:59 AM
I don't really play much anymore but I use this
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae55/Reptilia1/Head_MicroGEL_Extreme_Pro_Tennis_Racquets.jpg

WonderfulLee
Sep 27th, 2010, 01:55 PM
I don't really play much anymore but I use this
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae55/Reptilia1/Head_MicroGEL_Extreme_Pro_Tennis_Racquets.jpg

i use this one also...:wavey:

Sammo
Sep 27th, 2010, 09:19 PM
A ban for THIS? You got some 'splainin to do, mods.

yeah what's going on?

_Cell-chuk
Sep 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Yonex RDS 003 with Babolat Hurricane Pro Tour strings

tennis-insomniac
Sep 28th, 2010, 08:46 PM
cool lots of people using Balbolat my most favourite racket ever though I never tried to use other ones I just love how it makes me feel :angel: when I hit balls I have Yelloe Red and Blue I love Blue the most since I like to hit flat and fast balls

I wish I could try Wilson and Prince heard it's pretty amazing too :hearts:

DiscoStick
Sep 29th, 2010, 04:50 PM
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1514/poz71.jpg

Ozone Seven

SV_Fan
Sep 29th, 2010, 05:57 PM
I'm not a prince fan..... But I use the (Ozone Seven) and the current model of the same racquet (Prince Exo3 Hybrid 104)..

Keegan
Sep 29th, 2010, 07:08 PM
cool lots of people using Balbolat my most favourite racket ever though I never tried to use other ones I just love how it makes me feel :angel: when I hit balls I have Yelloe Red and Blue I love Blue the most since I like to hit flat and fast balls

I wish I could try Wilson and Prince heard it's pretty amazing too :hearts:

I had a couple of Wilson racquets and I never really liked them, especially my last one which totally messed up my shoulder.. I have a Prince now and I love it.

Juanes
Sep 30th, 2010, 10:24 AM
i use Prince O3 Tour MP :hearts:

http://www.forum.tenis.sk/download/file.php?id=325&mode=view
http://www.forum.tenis.sk/download/file.php?id=324&mode=view

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 30th, 2010, 02:52 PM
i use this one also...:wavey:

is that the one that kuznetsova uses?

Root
Sep 30th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Wimbledon Championship 800 by Prince. :)
http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv286/chikahime/pw800.jpg

SwissMiss19
Sep 30th, 2010, 08:56 PM
I use the K-factor Wilson. I can't play with any other model besides Wilson :)

Lachy
Oct 1st, 2010, 03:09 PM
03 Speedport Whiteee

Joelina
Oct 1st, 2010, 05:56 PM
Prince O3 White

SneakyArab
Nov 1st, 2010, 04:39 AM
I used to have a Prince Triple Threat Bandit, but the frame actually snapped in half one day. Nowadays I use a Prince Thundercloud. I loved that Bandit, though.

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 1st, 2010, 04:42 AM
So few Dunlop users. :tears:

Tony i-string
Nov 9th, 2010, 02:57 AM
Head radical speed
Head radical mp
Head radical liquid metal
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=434054189589&set=a.381656279589.160932.742679589&pid=4864081&id=742679589

Macomere
Nov 9th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Wilson KFactor K-Surge

Cinek
Nov 10th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Wilson K-Factor K-Blade 98 :hearts:

SVK
Nov 10th, 2010, 10:57 PM
Dunlop now

UltimateAmelie
Jan 3rd, 2011, 05:49 AM
Wilson BLX tour (henin)
Wilson KFactor Six Two

THESEEEEEEEEEEE ARE AMAZINGGGG They fit my gameplay like no other.

Sammo
Jan 4th, 2011, 12:19 AM
Prince O3 White

http://www.prosportsgear.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/o3-white-ang-450.jpg

crazillo
Jan 4th, 2011, 09:14 PM
I have been playing with the Yonex RQis Tour 1 for a long time now and I am ready for a change. :)

Can anyone recommand one of these two racquets?

Yonex E-Zone 100
Head YOUTEK Insintict

I hit the ball quite flat, I have good angles and like to move my opponent around. Serve and volley are decent, movement used to be better :o Any comments?

VeeJJ
Jan 5th, 2011, 09:45 AM
Prince O3 Speedport Black.

Thinking about switching to Babolat.

JovanvoliAnu
Jan 5th, 2011, 03:16 PM
Wilson BLX Six.One tour..Great feel..very good for powerful strokes..:)

MarryKC
Jan 5th, 2011, 04:18 PM
Wilson Vision 510!!!! very old racket@@

Raz0r
Jan 6th, 2011, 06:46 AM
I'm using my dad's old racquet, a Prince Thunder Ultralite Titanium.

sammy01
Jan 6th, 2011, 08:37 AM
yonex RDS 001 - all srung at 57lbs in syn gut

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs933.snc4/74642_1804877445887_1358415784_1984223_2048058_n.j pg

Sombrerero loco
Jan 6th, 2011, 08:40 AM
yonex RQS 11(the same as hingis in 2007)

Andy.
Jan 6th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Yonex love :hearts:

tennisbuddy12
Jan 6th, 2011, 10:10 PM
About to buy 2 Yonex RDX 500 Midplus racquets from this guy :) so excited to finally use Yonex :)

Andy.
Jan 7th, 2011, 08:52 AM
About to buy 2 Yonex RDX 500 Midplus racquets from this guy :) so excited to finally use Yonex :)
I'm not sure what racket this is :confused: Its not available on tenniswarehouse?

Polikarpov
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:47 AM
I'm not sure what racket this is :confused: Its not available on tenniswarehouse?

http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200405/images/200405yonexRDX500MP.jpg

Wonderful, "buttery" feel.

Maca.Lofish
Jan 12th, 2011, 05:21 AM
Yonex RDS 001 mp :)

Kəv.
Jan 12th, 2011, 05:49 AM
http://www.tennisnuts.com/images/product/main/1468X.jpg
Very light though

Babolat Reflex 109

helio_c
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:10 AM
I'm new to tennis. I'm a 23 years old guy, 1.70m tall. I just read that starting off with heavier racquets is better, but what is heavy and what is light? What brands and models would you suggest? Thanks.

Andy.
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:49 AM
I guess if you have never played before or are a beginner I would be looking at starting with a game improving type of racket. That would be a lighter racket with a slightly bigger head size. They give you a little more power are are good/a little more forgiving when your strokes/serve arent right there yet. An example of one would be this Yonex racket. I just chose Yonex because thats the brad I use.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yonex_E-Zone_107/descpageRCYONEX-YEZ107.html

Renalicious
Jan 29th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Head Youtek Extreme MP

http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/YTXMP-1.jpg

but thinking of switching. It's a bit too 'framey' for me.

Any thoughts on the Wilson BLX Pro Tour or the Yonex RDiS 200 Midplus?

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Pro_Tour/descpageRCWILSON-PTBLX.html
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yonex_RDiS_200_Midplus/descpageRCYONEX-IS200.html

vw.
Jan 29th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Just had my Wilson BLX Blade 98s shipped in! :hearts:
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/BLXB98-1.jpg

vw.
Jan 29th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Any thoughts on the Wilson BLX Pro Tour or the Yonex RDiS 200 Midplus?



I've never hit with the Head Extreme before so I can't really compare the two, but the Wilson Pro Tour is definitely a solid choice. When you say the Extreme is too framey, do you mean you think the beam is too thick? Based on the pictures, it look like the Pro Tour less "framey" if that's what you meant.
In terms of how it plays, it's definitely a more control oriented racket, but it looks like you're advanced enough to want something like that ;) It has a really dense string pattern so if you're looking for a less "framey" racket that you'll feel lots of control with, I think this is a good choice!

Svetlana)))
Jan 30th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Head Youtek Extreme Pro :inlove: It offers really good spin and control but is quite heavy

SwingVolley93
Mar 5th, 2011, 02:54 AM
I need help. I use a Babolat Pure Drive GT and I am about 5'9 young male and only about 140 lbs. I am starting to feel that teh PDGT might be too heavy for me as it is becoming harder and harder for me to control my shots. Although this racket supplies tons of power it is becoming so hard for me to hit effectively. Can anyone help me on choosing a differnt racket that fits my body type and game type (counterpuncher)? Thanks. :)

Maca.Lofish
Mar 5th, 2011, 02:58 AM
I need help. I use a Babolat Pure Drive GT and I am about 5'9 young male and only about 140 lbs. I am starting to feel that teh PDGT might be too heavy for me as it is becoming harder and harder for me to control my shots. Although this racket supplies tons of power it is becoming so hard for me to hit effectively. Can anyone help me on choosing a differnt racket that fits my body type and game type (counterpuncher)? Thanks. :)

Use a Yonex!!

peanuts
Mar 5th, 2011, 11:31 AM
I just bought another KFactor KBlade 98 at half the original price. :yeah: I love this racket. :hearts: Best racket I've ever had. :hearts:

peanuts
Mar 5th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Just had my Wilson BLX Blade 98s shipped in! :hearts:
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/BLXB98-1.jpg


Have you played with the KFactor version too? If so, how different is it from the BLX Blade 98? I'm thinking of maybe buying the BLX one next year.

vw.
Mar 6th, 2011, 04:28 AM
Have you played with the KFactor version too? If so, how different is it from the BLX Blade 98? I'm thinking of maybe buying the BLX one next year.

I demoed the K-Factor version a few times, but not enough to give you an accurate judgment on the two...
However, from what I can say, the K-Factor version seemed to be a bit stiffer... the BLX version was softer, and a little more forgiving on shots where I missed the sweetspot. Obviously the BLX version is a little heavier, so that's a plus IMO.

It's funny, I'm actually changing from the BLX Tour.. that racket was just tooo powerful and I would always get chirped for using a "girls stick".. :lol: I'm very glad I made the switch though, the BLX Blade 98 is definitely a racket that offers me more control (the 18x20 string pattern) yet I can still generate lots of pace, as opposed to maybe the Blade Tour.

northern lad
Mar 6th, 2011, 04:31 AM
for the past year or so I had been bouncing back and forth between the Wilson KBlade Team and Yonex RDS 003... but now I use the Head Microgel Radical OS and it seems to suit me better than the others.

I love head)))))))

/Svetlana

SwingVolley93
Mar 6th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Someone help me!:sad:

peanuts
Mar 6th, 2011, 11:28 AM
I demoed the K-Factor version a few times, but not enough to give you an accurate judgment on the two...
However, from what I can say, the K-Factor version seemed to be a bit stiffer... the BLX version was softer, and a little more forgiving on shots where I missed the sweetspot. Obviously the BLX version is a little heavier, so that's a plus IMO.

It's funny, I'm actually changing from the BLX Tour.. that racket was just tooo powerful and I would always get chirped for using a "girls stick".. :lol: I'm very glad I made the switch though, the BLX Blade 98 is definitely a racket that offers me more control (the 18x20 string pattern) yet I can still generate lots of pace, as opposed to maybe the Blade Tour.

Thanks for that info. I didn't know the BLX was heavier than the KFactor. I just checked in TW and it is indeed heavier by .2 ounces. Is the weight difference noticeable? And the KBlade definitely feels stiffer than other rackets. :lol:

I haven't used the BLX Tour but I have used the KTour. I didn't really like the KTour and not because it's a "girls stick" coz I'm a girl myself. :lol: I just can't seem to get much control and feel on my shots with it. The KBlade 98 is so much better although it is not as forgiving when you missed the sweetspot and when I first used it I felt that it's much heavier than the rackets I had before. But once I got the groove of playing with it--it's amazing. So much control yet you can still generate much pace in your shots.

Also I noticed the BLX colors are less shiny (compared to KBlade) in the pics. Is it really like that when you got the racket?

vw.
Mar 6th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Thanks for that info. I didn't know the BLX was heavier than the KFactor. I just checked in TW and it is indeed heavier by .2 ounces. Is the weight difference noticeable? And the KBlade definitely feels stiffer than other rackets. :lol:

I haven't used the BLX Tour but I have used the KTour. I didn't really like the KTour and not because it's a "girls stick" coz I'm a girl myself. :lol: I just can't seem to get much control and feel on my shots with it. The KBlade 98 is so much better although it is not as forgiving when you missed the sweetspot and when I first used it I felt that it's much heavier than the rackets I had before. But once I got the groove of playing with it--it's amazing. So much control yet you can still generate much pace in your shots.

Also I noticed the BLX colors are less shiny (compared to KBlade) in the pics. Is it really like that when you got the racket?

Depends on the frame, the Blade Tour and the BLX Tour are have a matte finish... but the Blade 98 has a nice shiny glossy one. If you like shiny, you'll like the Blade 98 :p

peanuts
Mar 6th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Depends on the frame, the Blade Tour and the BLX Tour are have a matte finish... but the Blade 98 has a nice shiny glossy one. If you like shiny, you'll like the Blade 98 :p

Oh so that would explain the lack of shiny-ness. :lol: I get it now. I think I like the shiny glossy one better. :p

Ciarán
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:21 PM
http://img.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/new_big/BAPDGT-1.jpg

Started using this racket (Babolat AeroPro Drive GT, same as Nadal, Tsonga, Schiavone...) about two weeks ago. So far I really like it as it gives me more power and control.

Spring Pools
Jun 23rd, 2011, 08:47 PM
I use a wooden racket ;)
Actually, I use a Babolat Pure Drive from at least 6 years ago.

Moveyourfeet
Jun 24th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Started using this racket (Babolat AeroPro Drive GT,

I started using this racquet as well about 5 months ago. I switched from a Wilson Pro-Staff, the racquet Pete Sampras used which is a completely different racquet.

At first, I had no control at all with the Aeropro Drive. Lots more power, but really hard to control for me, coming from a much lower-powered racquet.
I am only just getting my timing and control with this racquet and it is really good. I get much better depth, I'm hitting with more spin now (this racquet REALLY takes spin).

String this racquet with a good polyester string like tecnifibre black or red, and it is awesome.

rechi
Jun 24th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Babolat AeroPro Drive GT since last June.

It really made my forehand better, as i'm able to put more topspin on the ball with this racket. This racket takes a lot of spin with the right string. I also feel i have a lot more control with this racket, than with my old Prince O3.

LoLex
Jun 25th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Prince O3 Speedport White. I was switching between Head, Dunlop and Babolat raquets before. Since I've gained some weight, I found this one the best for my defensive game.

Caesar1844
Jul 2nd, 2011, 08:47 AM
How do you guys choose a racquet?

I'm still playing with a 102in teardrop oversize racquet I bought 10 years ago as a teenaged junior. I broke a string the other night and played with a demo for the rest of the night, and the difference was so profound I've decided to buy a new one.

I think I want a smaller racquet head. I am not a hard hitter, but I was feeling a lot more in control playing with a smaller racquet which allowed me to go for my shots more and the end result was more power. Aside from that I don't really know what to look for. There are about a thousand different racquets on the wall at the club's pro shop and I don't really know how to distinguish between them.

What should I be looking for in terms of shape, weight, balance, etc?

buttons
Jul 3rd, 2011, 12:59 PM
what weight was your racket? maybe you should look at slightly heavier racket with 95 frame for eg. depends what your playing style is also?

buttons
Jul 3rd, 2011, 01:08 PM
i have a vintage Donnay (agassi dream) racket 345g, that i picked up from a guy, i cant find much info on it, anybody know if this is rare? i havent taken a photo yet, its purple/blue

Sam L
Jul 3rd, 2011, 01:26 PM
I use a wooden racket ;)
Actually, I use a Babolat Pure Drive from at least 6 years ago.

Hey me too. I had same racquet and I have a wood one too that I love. :hearts: I want a new racquet now though.

I want 90 head size and one a little heavier. Might look at the Wilson ones.

Any suggestions, anyone?

martinafan
Jul 3rd, 2011, 02:14 PM
I use the Wilson K-Surge racquet....love it!

cowsonice
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:11 AM
I'm getting my Head Liquidmetal 4 soon! Excited would be an understatement :D

Payam
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:45 AM
Babolat Contact Team.

Caesar1844
Jul 5th, 2011, 02:47 AM
what weight was your racket? maybe you should look at slightly heavier racket with 95 frame for eg. depends what your playing style is also?
No idea how heavy it is, there's no markings on the frame.

Playing style: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19836778&postcount=187

Definitely thinking along the lines of a stiffer, slightly heavier midsize racquet. I'm currently trying to find a Volkl 10 Power Bridge Mid to demo.

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:04 AM
Guys, is someone of you using Prince EXO3 Black or Prince EXO3 Tour. I would like to know your opinions.

Alipiev
Jul 15th, 2011, 02:20 AM
I play with Babolat Pure Drive GT

MarkNL
Jul 18th, 2011, 05:55 PM
I play with a Prince Air TT, but I'm going to buy a new racket in the coming weeks, probably a Babolat or a Yonex.

Sammo
Jul 20th, 2011, 01:25 AM
Guys, is someone of you using Prince EXO3 Black or Prince EXO3 Tour. I would like to know your opinions.

I use the Prince O3 White (model was released in 2006) ,I actually bought in 2010 and for the same price as the EXO3 Black, I read all over the internet that it was an excellent racquet and it is, on the other hand people don't like too much the EXO3 Black, it also breaks its strings a lot of times, even Zvonareva said it.

vexxx
Jul 20th, 2011, 08:15 AM
http://www.tennismall.bg/media/k2/items/cache/d6e7bc44feb1613d041d5385e5745b10_M.jpg

I use the Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro (Azarenka, Kuznetsova, Gasquet, Ljubicic, Youzhny and other pros use it) :)

Break My Rapture
Jul 20th, 2011, 08:58 PM
http://www.tennismall.bg/media/k2/items/cache/d6e7bc44feb1613d041d5385e5745b10_M.jpg

I use the Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro (Azarenka, Kuznetsova, Gasquet, Ljubicic, Youzhny and other pros use it) :)
Me too. :) Great racquet.

frankieboy
Jul 23rd, 2011, 02:31 PM
http://www.google.nl/imgres?q=head+liquidmetal+fire&um=1&hl=nl&safe=off&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=2t3yzxI2zTn2HM:&imgrefurl=http://www.serveandvolley.com/racquets.aspx&docid=CgX9WeEZyHTfMM&w=220&h=220&ei=i80qTvm9LcHO-Qap-pTYBg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=178&vpy=113&dur=2000&hovh=176&hovw=176&tx=96&ty=97&page=1&tbnh=160&tbnw=160&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&biw=1012&bih=654

Head Liquid Metal Fire. It's a great racket!! I would love to buy another one but these are not for sale anymore. So if someone has one for me with a 4 3/8 grip, I will buy it right away!

mac47
Jul 25th, 2011, 02:17 AM
I use the Exo3 Black, and enjoy it very much. I'm a finesse player rather lacking in power, and the Black gives me some much-needed extra pop. Still does a nice job on volleys and slice, too.

TennisBeck
Jul 26th, 2011, 02:57 PM
Hi, I'm relatively new to tennis, so I obviously don't want to spend a lot on a racquet before I'm sure I'll be playing regularly. However, I have got an old racquet lying about the house, a prince graphite comp sc 90, and am interested in knowing what your opinions are of it.

Thanks :)

champion88
Jul 26th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Wilson K Pro Tour, Del Potro's old model before the BLX!

Caesar1844
Jul 28th, 2011, 02:24 AM
You guys do realise that half the pros don't use the racquet their paintjob pretends to be, don't you?

Spring Pools
Jul 28th, 2011, 02:25 AM
Yes, but we're also talking about which racquets we use so we can talk about how they work for us.

Caesar1844
Jul 28th, 2011, 02:28 AM
I know, just people keep talking about their racquet being "X player's racquet". A lot of players use a completely different frame that is just repainted regularly with the markings of whichever racquet the manufacturer wants to flog to fans of that player.

Me, I use a Wilson K Factor Six One Tour 90.

Adrian.
Jul 28th, 2011, 12:33 PM
I know, just people keep talking about their racquet being "X player's racquet". A lot of players use a completely different frame that is just repainted regularly with the markings of whichever racquet the manufacturer wants to flog to fans of that player.

Me, I use a Wilson K Factor Six One Tour 90.

I use the same at the moment :lol::oh:

jimmy_the_greek
Jul 28th, 2011, 02:20 PM
I play state level in Sydney. I am currently now using Yonex VCORE 98D....suits my game remarkably and i am using luxilon string (the grey one), with a 57 tension.

DefyingGravity
Jul 28th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Still using the RQiS 1 Tour (Ivanovic 2008), and it still suits my game. I think this shows how much I love Ana, haha. I might update Yonex racquets though. Any suggestions?

GOATdin0931
Jul 28th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Head! :unsure:

Andy.
Aug 9th, 2011, 04:00 AM
I recently pulled out one of the rackets I used to use back in the day (2000 to 2004) This is my all time favourite racket and I have loved playing with it again. It doesn't have a lot of power but the control is amazing. It plays a lot like the Pro Staff for those who dont know much about it. Mary Pierce used this racket between 2000 and 2003. Richard Krajicek also used this racket throughout the early 2000's.

Yonex Rd Ti 70 (88 inch head size)

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/tmizusawa_sead/imgs/0/1/011a5ad1.jpg

jaketennis
Aug 10th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Just switched to Yonex VCores 100s, Best stick ever.

Sammo
Aug 10th, 2011, 12:22 PM
http://www.whatsalltheracquet.com/archives/pictures/o3-white%20racquet.jpg

Daan
Aug 11th, 2011, 05:15 PM
I played with a Prince EXO3 Black until I accidentally broke it :help: and I currently play with a Prince O3 Tour (the orange one).

Vefci Y
Aug 12th, 2011, 03:03 AM
Wow!I playing with Prince EXO3 RED,Sharah Peer`s ex-Racquet

Sammo
Aug 12th, 2011, 11:24 AM
I played with a Prince EXO3 Black until I accidentally broke it :help: and I currently play with a Prince O3 Tour (the orange one).

Did you break it or it broke itself? Cause people say that racket is more fragile than Anna Chakvetadze

Daan
Aug 12th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Did you break it or it broke itself? Cause people say that racket is more fragile than Anna Chakvetadze

Well, on a chilly night in Holland my hands were so sweaty, that while I served and the ball made contact with the racket, I sort of threw my racket in front of me and it fell on the (clay)court. But you're right, my racket didn't even land very hard on the court and it still broke so a pretty fragile racket indeed. Still, it was a very expensive racket and it gave me so much easy power so you can imagine I was pretty pissed afterward.

StojceAIvanovic
Aug 12th, 2011, 05:28 PM
I have used the blue one before this one (I broke it) and both are excellent :))
http://ir.i.wp.pl/r,id,d140NTA7aF40NTA7dV5odHRwOi8vaS53cC5wbC9hL2kve mFrdXB5My9ycW0vMTI3NDMvMzZkZWYyMzU5Mzc0MWRjMTk2OGI 2OTNlM2IyNGUzLmpwZzttXnRydWU7cF50cnVlO3ReanBnO3Nee mFrdXB5NDtmdF4x.jpg

Ayumilover.
Aug 13th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Wilson blx pro open. Same as Julia since I copy her game. It works pretty well but the string (wilson16)breaks way too often.

Caesar1844
Aug 13th, 2011, 11:09 AM
Tried out a Wilson BLX Six.One 95 the other day. Was unimpressed compared to my current model (K Factor Six.One 95).

Hopefully the next generation is better.

Svetlana)))
Aug 13th, 2011, 03:03 PM
Got to say I have no regrets buying the HEAD Youtek Extreme Pro. Amazing control and spin, my favourite racquet of all I used.

Setsuna.
Aug 13th, 2011, 04:31 PM
What's the best racquet for counterpunching?

crazillo
Aug 23rd, 2011, 10:55 AM
Still using the RQiS 1 Tour (Ivanovic 2008), and it still suits my game. I think this shows how much I love Ana, haha. I might update Yonex racquets though. Any suggestions?

I'm also using the RQis 1 Tour but recently I felt it doesn't give me enough pop on the ball, it is very control-oriented. Still liked my predecessor better (Yonex RD-Ti 80, probably one of the five best tennis racquets ever made). I am trying both the Yonex VCore 98 and the Head Youtek Prestige MP now. Anyone has ever played with them? Did you like them?

10sMan
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:51 PM
Head Speed Elite!

Tweety Snape
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:37 AM
I just bought the Head YOUTEK IG Extreme Midplus, I was orignally going to buy the Prince O3 White but my coach let me try his racquet and I absolutely loved it. :D

ladyreb
Aug 24th, 2011, 10:39 AM
I also use Head YOUTEK Extreme Midplus and I like it ....

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hdfb
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:20 PM
^lmfao

I use Wilson K Blade Tour. Got two of them for $99 each :oh:

Setsuna.
Aug 24th, 2011, 07:29 PM
http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt320/Janko_107/KBL93-1.jpg

cowsonice
Aug 24th, 2011, 07:35 PM
What's the best racquet for counterpunching?

Prince O3 White, imo. I didn't like it because I had to generate most my own power, but it feeds off of pace pretty well.

Setsuna.
Aug 24th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Wilson K-factor VS Wilson BLX.
Whats the difference between the two groups of Wilson Racquets? Which one is better overall?

Setsuna.
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Prince O3 White, imo. I didn't like it because I had to generate most my own power, but it feeds off of pace pretty well.

Thanks for the advice, jubilee27.

Wert.
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:22 PM
http://www.playg.in/productImages/lrg/Contact_Team_BBT00173.jpg

Caesar1844
Aug 24th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Wilson K-factor VS Wilson BLX.
Whats the difference between the two groups of Wilson Racquets? Which one is better overall?
The BLX is just the next generation of racquets after the K-Factor (which itself superseded the nCode line). So they're pretty similar.

Main difference is that the K-Factor racquets are a fair bit stiffer than the BLX ones. Feels a bit more old-school... sort of a throwback to the old Pro Staff in a lot of ways. Personally I really prefer it. They're a great deal at the moment because they're old stock - everyone wants the BLX because that's the one Federer uses nowadays.

Mina Vagante
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Thinking of changing to Babolat pure drive GT

http://vpqv.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/serena-williams-2009-us-open-semifinal-01.jpg

fleabitten
Aug 27th, 2011, 04:03 AM
I use the Wilson K-blade 98, the black and gold one, and it is fantastic.

Mikey.
Aug 27th, 2011, 03:02 PM
I used a Prince O3 White for a while, then got a Prince O3 Speedport White. I stuck with the latter for ages until I recently decided for a change and got a Babolat pure drive GT. I think I prefer it to the Princes actually! I had always just decided on racquets by how they looked and whether my favourite players use/used them. :lol: I didn't really worry too much about the specs or anything. But now I'm starting to realise the differences for myself. This Babolat is so much stiffer and also doesn't have the same damp feeling as the Princes. The stiffness seems to give it more power and feel. I also find it puts more spin on the ball without as much effort. :lol: But... when I'm mishitting on a bad day, I really feel it in my arm the next day. :crying2:

cowsonice
Aug 27th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Has anybody ever tested Prince EXO3 Tour Team 100 (Daniela Hantuchova's)? Any thoughts?

Zhao
Aug 28th, 2011, 08:28 AM
loyal much? i m still using Hammer 4 :angel: and i think Venus shd switchback to this racket... she has her best results with it :secret:

crazillo
Aug 28th, 2011, 12:59 PM
I demoed both of the racquets I had mentioned earlier last week: first I hit with the Yonex V Core 98. I felt I hit the ball really well when I was in a good position, but I played poorly when defending. I had planned to demo it the whole session but then switched to the Head Youtek Prestige MP. Surprisingly, I started to hit very good and consistent BH with good pace right away, the FH and serve took some time to adjust but I felt really good about the racquet. I will demo it again tomorrow. Unfortunately I can't try the two other models as they are not available here. I think I might have found my new racquet, espacially if I put on my usual strings.

I have been playing with Yonex for almost 10 years (part of it was 'cuz I enjoyed Maggie Maleeva, Monica Seles and Mary Pierce a lot), and I really loved the RD Ti 80. The successor (RQiS Tour 1) was okay but I think I will be switching back to Head.

Also, I finally downgraded the grip from L4 to L3 and I'm even thinking to go to L2 (with overgrip then though). I don't have big hands and I think that has not been good for my game these last 5 years or so.

cowsonice
Aug 28th, 2011, 10:42 PM
I used a Prince O3 White for a while, then got a Prince O3 Speedport White. I stuck with the latter for ages until I recently decided for a change and got a Babolat pure drive GT. I think I prefer it to the Princes actually! I had always just decided on racquets by how they looked and whether my favourite players use/used them. :lol: I didn't really worry too much about the specs or anything. But now I'm starting to realise the differences for myself. This Babolat is so much stiffer and also doesn't have the same damp feeling as the Princes. The stiffness seems to give it more power and feel. I also find it puts more spin on the ball without as much effort. :lol: But... when I'm mishitting on a bad day, I really feel it in my arm the next day. :crying2:

:lol: I think Babolats are only suited for players who are willing to muscle through their strokes.
Prince rackets always have a nice sound to them. :drool:

Ciarán
Sep 7th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Such a Pova fan boy. Just ordered:

http://www.directtennis.co.uk/Images/Large/head_youtek_ig_instinct_mp_tennis_racket.jpg

:oh:

Qrystyna
Sep 17th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Yonex RQiS 1 Tour XL.... the same one Ana Ivanovic used until summer of 2010. With Head Ultra Tour 17 strings (co-poly) at 55 lbs tension. Amazing racquet, the best one I've owned so far.... just has a great feel, and works wonders for my serve. It's a joy to play with, it just feels so natural.

Yonex really makes some amazing racquets, love the shape and the control and the feel of them. I tried Babolat, but they were too loose and awkward for me.

Mashabator
Oct 1st, 2011, 02:01 PM
Such a Pova fan boy. Just ordered:

http://www.directtennis.co.uk/Images/Large/head_youtek_ig_instinct_mp_tennis_racket.jpg

:oh:

:worship:
I used prince o3 white, then Exo3 white but ex o3 whites frames break to easy so i now officially use Head Youtek IG Instinct (mashas racquet).
:sobbing: shows the marketing works.

Lunaticalm
Oct 1st, 2011, 02:23 PM
Babolat Pure Drive GT Light with Pro Hurricane or Kevlar Strings.

Macomere
Oct 1st, 2011, 03:59 PM
Wilson BLX Blade 98...Pink..and yes, im a guy :oh:
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/BLXBP-1.jpg

Jane Lane
Oct 2nd, 2011, 06:15 PM
Guys, I need a new racket. I checked a few out where I play and right now I'm between Wilson BLX Blade 98 or Technifibre Rebound Pro. Thoughts? I don't think I can demo them which irritates me. :facepalm: Anything would help me, much appreciated :)

cowsonice
Oct 2nd, 2011, 09:03 PM
Heard the Wilson frame is bit stiff and unforgiving to the arm..

Macomere
Oct 2nd, 2011, 09:31 PM
^ yeah i'd agree..plus if ur not particularly strong/accustomed to a moderately heavy frame, the weight can be an issue with the blade 98..

darrinbaker00
Oct 3rd, 2011, 03:33 AM
Guys, I need a new racket. I checked a few out where I play and right now I'm between Wilson BLX Blade 98 or Technifibre Rebound Pro. Thoughts? I don't think I can demo them which irritates me. :facepalm: Anything would help me, much appreciated :)

Why does demoing a racquet irritate you? How else can you tell if you can play with it?

Jane Lane
Oct 3rd, 2011, 03:36 AM
Why does demoing a racquet irritate you? How else can you tell if you can play with it?

No, what irritates me is that I don't think I'll be able to demo them. :lol:

Long story. I kind of just wanted personal experience with the weight/swing speed etc.

Spring Pools
Oct 3rd, 2011, 03:39 AM
Heard the Wilson frame is bit stiff and unforgiving to the arm..

I heard it hurts your elbow sometimes.

Setsuna.
Oct 3rd, 2011, 05:12 AM
Heard the Wilson frame is bit stiff and unforgiving to the arm..

I won't buy another Wilson because of this reason.

Setsuna.
Oct 3rd, 2011, 05:14 AM
I will buy Sveta's racket. Hopefully it's a great racket. HEAD is the best.

Spring Pools
Oct 3rd, 2011, 05:19 AM
I won't buy another Wilson because of this reason.

Is that the case with ALL wilson racuqets?

cowsonice
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:33 AM
Not really? I started playing with a Wilson albeit oversized and very light and it never really caused me any elbow trouble.

Caesar1844
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:07 AM
Man up, ladies. Racquets are supposed to be stiff.

Next thing you know, everyone will be using Babolats.

Setsuna.
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:39 AM
Man up, ladies. Racquets are supposed to be stiff.

Next thing you know, everyone will be using Babolats.

:lol:

Setsuna.
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:40 AM
Is that the case with ALL wilson racuqets?

I don't know really.

Setsuna.
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:51 AM
It seems that you can't have a great combo of spin & power with a Wilson racket unless you are Roger Federer or Serena Williams. Well, maybe that's just me. I struggle a lot hitting top spin shots with good pace with my Wilson racket. My shots are effective only if i hit it very flat (with perfect timing). I think a HEAD racket would make my life easier on the court so i will buy a HEAD racket asap.

Spring Pools
Oct 3rd, 2011, 04:10 PM
I know that Babolats are known for having great spin potential and Wilson are great for flat, but what are other racquet brands known for? (Yonex, Prince, Head, Dunlop etc)

Caesar1844
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:05 PM
Prince are known for breaking at the drop of a hat.

Spring Pools
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:07 PM
Prince are known for breaking at the drop of a hat.

I thought that was only the white one. I heard the black one breaks your strings all the time. Zvonareva Stosur that one time...

Caesar1844
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:12 PM
The black one is pretty fragile as well.

Yonex have a reputation for spin racquets. Dunlop has a rep for allround easy-use racquets for rec players.

Kathy Rinaldi
Oct 7th, 2011, 12:12 PM
It's an older racket but my fave is Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 (95"). Can't seem to buy them anymore. Does anyone know what plays the most similar in Wilson's current range?

MarkNL
Oct 7th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Just bought a new racket today and I'm in love with it :D It's a Wilson BLX, the version with yellow, white and black. :D

vexxx
Oct 7th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Just bought a new racket today and I'm in love with it :D It's a Wilson BLX, the version with yellow, white and black. :D

Pro Open or Pro Tour? I played with the Pro Tour 2 times (my friend has it) and it feels really good, especially when serving :)

hessie
Oct 7th, 2011, 11:19 PM
I've been playing with the Wilson BLX Cirrus 1 racquet.

Ciarán
Oct 12th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Such a Pova fan boy. Just ordered:

http://www.directtennis.co.uk/Images/Large/head_youtek_ig_instinct_mp_tennis_racket.jpg

:oh:

:worship:
I used prince o3 white, then Exo3 white but ex o3 whites frames break to easy so i now officially use Head Youtek IG Instinct (mashas racquet).
:sobbing: shows the marketing works.

How do you find it? I finally got to play test it tonight after a busy few weeks. It's the most unforgiving racket I have ever used :lol:. It feels very stiff and deceptively light. The racket has very little feel and very little feedback. It literally forces you to destroy every ball and I found it difficult to reign in the power and was hitting a lot of balls long. However, when it was on it was ON :drool: It was creating a very loud gorgeous popping sound when struck clean and added to the effect of winners :hearts:. As mentioned by many reviewers I can also feel tension in my elbow and shoulder now after using it...I really like it and do not regret purchasing it. I think with a little more practice it could become a great weapon!

Spring Pools
Oct 13th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Anyone have any thoughts on the Prince Exo3 100 Tour 18x20?

MarkNL
Oct 13th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Pro Open or Pro Tour? I played with the Pro Tour 2 times (my friend has it) and it feels really good, especially when serving :)
I think it's the Pro Lite actually. :) So a lightweight version. It has great feel. Only small downside is that you have to create power by yourself instead of letting the racket do it for you. But that's not an issue for me :)

Vefci Y
Oct 15th, 2011, 09:05 AM
I used Prince EXO3 RED
http://http://www.taimo.cn/images/product/112_450.jpg
http://http://i1.sinaimg.cn/ty/t/p/2010-06-22/U3616P6T12D5058271F44DT20100622141802.jpg

Sharah Peer ex-racquet

joanyjo
Oct 15th, 2011, 07:45 PM
Have anyone played with Babolat Pure Storm Team? any thoughts? Thanks

Spring Pools
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:48 AM
Any opinions on the Yonex RDIS 100 midplus? The specs look like something I would do well with. Any alternatives to it if you guys don't like it?

Anna F'd Enrique
Nov 9th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Babolat Pure Drive 135th Anniversary Edition

w/ Dunlop Black Widow 17 at 54 tension for mains
and Dunlop DNA 17 at 52 tension for crosses

This set up is awesome.

Mashabator
Nov 21st, 2011, 09:06 AM
How do you find it? I finally got to play test it tonight after a busy few weeks. It's the most unforgiving racket I have ever used :lol:. It feels very stiff and deceptively light. The racket has very little feel and very little feedback. It literally forces you to destroy every ball and I found it difficult to reign in the power and was hitting a lot of balls long. However, when it was on it was ON :drool: It was creating a very loud gorgeous popping sound when struck clean and added to the effect of winners :hearts:. As mentioned by many reviewers I can also feel tension in my elbow and shoulder now after using it...I really like it and do not regret purchasing it. I think with a little more practice it could become a great weapon!

Sorry such a late reply!
I love the racquet ever since i picked it up. I do sometimes fly the odd ball wide or long with it but i love its power and spin and i can maintain pretty good control. I saw alot of people said they could feel it in their elbow and shoulder but this hasnt happened to me yet :)

Mr. Monfils
Nov 28th, 2011, 03:37 PM
How much better would you say your racket makes you? Do you feel that you could lose to someone simply because you have a worse racket than them or is it more psychological? I'm very curious about the technology vs. technique aspect of tennis.

Spring Pools
Nov 28th, 2011, 03:56 PM
How much better would you say your racket makes you? Do you feel that you could lose to someone simply because you have a worse racket than them or is it more psychological? I'm very curious about the technology vs. technique aspect of tennis.

Obviously technique matters more than technology. However, having the wrong racquet can really hurt your game. For example, if you are a beginner and you are using a player's racquet, you will be hindered because players racquets aren't very forgiving and require you to have a full swing. At the same time, a very advanced powerful player using a beginner racquet will be hindered because they might have to adjust their swing in order to keep their balls in. Otherwise they will have a very very low margin of error.

cowsonice
Nov 30th, 2011, 03:54 AM
How much better would you say your racket makes you? Do you feel that you could lose to someone simply because you have a worse racket than them or is it more psychological? I'm very curious about the technology vs. technique aspect of tennis.

I sometimes do think that way, knowing that I frame/shank shots because I downsized to a Midsize Plus. I also think it's more psychological. You have less confidence in your shots. Sometimes, your technique deteriorates because you compensate for a poor racket.

It's always amazing to pick up a racket and realize that it's perfect for your game.

Mr. Monfils
Nov 30th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Well I'm sort of a beginner, just started playing regularly about a year ago and am wondering what would work for me. I like hitting big serves and a lot of my game is focused on my athletic ability, i.e. chasing down returns and hitting them back on the run a lot. I try to fit in some volley play as well. Any suggestions?

Spring Pools
Nov 30th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Well I'm sort of a beginner, just started playing regularly about a year ago and am wondering what would work for me. I like hitting big serves and a lot of my game is focused on my athletic ability, i.e. chasing down returns and hitting them back on the run a lot. I try to fit in some volley play as well. Any suggestions?

Do you know what level player you are? Do you use a lot of topspin? Do you have any injuries/body problems? Do you have long fluid strokes or short compact strokes?

Mr. Monfils
Nov 30th, 2011, 05:05 PM
No body problems, short strokes when I'm running around but big hits when I have some time. Top spin is a must in tennis, cmon!

Spring Pools
Nov 30th, 2011, 05:20 PM
No body problems, short strokes when I'm running around but big hits when I have some time. Top spin is a must in tennis, cmon!

What racquet do you currently use? Is there anything in particular that you want different?

Kipling
Dec 14th, 2011, 08:02 PM
Think I'm going to demo a few racquets for a potential buy over Xmas. Has anybody tried or can anybody recommend or comment on the following:

Babolat Aeropro Drive GT
Prince EXO3 White
Prince EXO3 Black

Currently playing with a Prince O3 Speedport White, which I love, but I kinda wanted to see what I've been missing. From the reviews I've read, I've heard that the Babolat is a stiff racquet that seems to lead to arm/wrist/shoulder injuries, which I don't like, having had arthroscopic shoulder surgery a few years ago, and being a hard, flat hitter. Any playing experiences?

Mashabator
Dec 15th, 2011, 01:51 AM
^ used ex o3 white, similar to o3 white but u get a lot more easy power and control, i loved it. I just changed to head because prince racquet break to easy! id weakly hit it on the ground (yes im an angry player) and the frame would crack. :)

Kipling
Dec 15th, 2011, 02:35 AM
^ used ex o3 white, similar to o3 white but u get a lot more easy power and control, i loved it. I just changed to head because prince racquet break to easy! id weakly hit it on the ground (yes im an angry player) and the frame would crack. :)

Thanks for the feedback. I ordered all three for demo. When you say "Break too easy", are you referring just to intentional smashing on the ground or a defect in construction that causes a fracture from hitting shots or occasionally tapping the ground? My O3 Speedport White has taken a good beating from regular use, but I don't intentionally "Vaidisova-it" or anything.

Mashabator
Dec 15th, 2011, 02:47 AM
Intentional hitting on the ground :lol: if u just play with it normally (which sometimes consists of it hitting the ground) the racquet is fine but when i intentionally smashed it on the ground not even hard it would break so easily! i broke 2 in a week :help:

Kipling
Dec 15th, 2011, 03:26 AM
Ah, OK. Well, if I plan on getting temper tantrums I won't buy an EX 03 then, lol. Two in a week! Jeez, that could get expensive!

Mashabator
Dec 15th, 2011, 03:54 AM
:lol: yeah i broke about 6 racquets this year :help: prince break so easy! but i changed to head cos i only got prince in the first place cos sharapova uses it :p

graffite
Dec 19th, 2011, 03:04 AM
So, I went to the store armed with all my notes on head size, swing weight, frame stiffness and was ready to break out the momentum equation, so as to appear knowledgeable and not some weak-willed person the guy can sell anything to. He was recommending a Yonex E-Zone or Babolat based on my swing and I listened to everything but it seems my mind was made up to buy the Head Instinct S, so I just bought it :-)

Now, some may think I just gave in to marketing that is made for fools like me and.... you'd be right. :P

It's an indulgence really, given my level and frequency of playing but I've just been inspired recently to pick up a racquet after a while of not playing. If Sharapova is the cause of that, so be it.

Besides, I did do *some* research: After many contradicting opinions of "light and head-heavy is bad" vs "Get a lighter racquet if your shoulder hurts" and "power vs control" and all that jazz, I thought the Instinct S was the easiest decision because it seemed mid-way for all the features.

Now, if only I could find a tennis partner other than a wall....

Inger67
Dec 19th, 2011, 04:50 AM
I just got a new racket for my birthday from a special someone :hearts: Babolat Pure Drive (+)

10sMan
Dec 19th, 2011, 05:30 AM
graffite, don't ever be fooled by thinking that when you go to the store to get a racket that you will get the same racket as a pro from a tv. They all have custom made rackets and the only similarity between racket on the shelf and on TV is the paint job. Everything else is different. Trust me, most of the pros play with the same racket for years if not whole carrier.

Setsuna.
Dec 19th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Now, if only I could find a tennis partner other than a wall....

This. :sad:

MLF
Dec 19th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Wilson Six.One Team BLX will be my weapons of choice for 2012 :)

MMJSL
Dec 26th, 2011, 04:46 PM
I'd been using Babolat Aero Storm for a while and decided I should start playing with a more powerful racquet. I demoed APDC and Pure Drive but wasn't satisfied. So I tried a Yonex VCore 100s and fell in love!