Thoughts on this racquet? - TennisForum.com
TennisForum.com   Wagerline.com MensTennisForums.com TennisUniverse.com
TennisForum.com is the premier Women's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!
Reply

Old Jun 5th, 2011, 11:47 AM   #1
Break My Rapture
Heaux
 
Break My Rapture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 26,196
Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute
Thoughts on this racquet?

So I'm probably going to buy a new racquet very soon and the new HEAD racquets look very good (I mean the ones Djokovic, Azarenka, etc use).
I'm thinking about buying this one:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head...AD-HYTXP1.html

Why? Because it isn't that heavy and swings easily (judging from the details on that page) which is important for me. Although the customer reviews on TW also suggest that this racquet (and the one Novak uses) are rather underpowered.

So does anyone who owns or has demoed this racquet have thoughts/recommendations on it?
Break My Rapture is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old Jun 5th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #2
Mrs. Dimitrova
#CareerSlamPova
 
Mrs. Dimitrova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 11,658
Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

I don't know where you read reviews on this Extreme Pro, but from all the reviews I have read, I am pretty sure the racquet is pretty swing-weight heavy and pretty powerful (contrary to what you said).

It depends what you are looking for in your game. Power or control? When I started playing tennis, I used a lighter stick with a lot of power. However, as I started playing tournaments and got much better, I had to ditch my tweener stick and get a much, much heavier racquet with control-oriented specs (being low-powered is generally one of them—you can't really have both) since my powerful tweener stick always made me hit shots long or into the roof.

Once you can generate your own power, then go for a control-oriented racquet. According to TW and customer reviews, this Extreme Pro racquet has a lot of power. Play-testers on TW said they found it difficult to control the ball from the baseline. It has a lot of power and less control (keep in mind I'm comparing this to usual player's racquet).

However, like I said before, it's what you're looking for. If you're not playing at a very high level yet (not looking for control), then it should be fine.

Good luck bro.

P.S. I want to get the Djokovic racquet although I heard they're a little stiff; yes, I'm a little biased sometimes because of the cosmetics. But I hear they're pretty neat. That or the Midplus from the Prestige series. Maria's coming out with a new racquet in July too.
Mrs. Dimitrova is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 5th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #3
Mrs. Dimitrova
#CareerSlamPova
 
Mrs. Dimitrova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 11,658
Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

Oh, I forgot to give you a hug for no apparent reason.

Mrs. Dimitrova is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 5th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #4
Break My Rapture
Heaux
 
Break My Rapture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 26,196
Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute Break My Rapture has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

LOL.

Yes it has a rather average to heavy weight but I read comments that it's not very hard on the arm and it swings freely, which is kinda weird. Anyways, I think I should be going for more control now but I'll just try to demo this racquet and see what happens. Thanks for the input.
Break My Rapture is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 5th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #5
Mrs. Dimitrova
#CareerSlamPova
 
Mrs. Dimitrova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 11,658
Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute Mrs. Dimitrova has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

No problemo. You should let me know which racquet you end up buying. We will play one day. One day.
Mrs. Dimitrova is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #6
country flag mojoo999
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 31
mojoo999 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

That's a good one, I'd recommend the wilson blx blade tour
__________________
Tennis Racquet Bargain
mojoo999 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 02:04 AM   #7
country flag 10sMan
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 15
10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

Extreme plays very similar to babolat pure drive, the only problem is the handle ( I hate it). Djokovic racket is pretty stiff but if that is a problem I'd recommend 16x19 string pattern. I used both and head sent me as a sponsorship 16x19 by accident and I was very mad at first, but now I LOVE IT.
10sMan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28th, 2011, 06:36 PM   #8
country flag john2112
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
john2112 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

Should be a good fit for what you are trying to do.
Close to lots of shopping and there's a college near by so it would be easy to rent.


===============
jacksonville hair salon
cheap cat condo
john2112 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #9
country flag 10sMan
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 15
10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice 10sMan is just really nice
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

This racquet plays like babolat pure drive
10sMan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #10
country flag Sammo
Senior Member
 
Sammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Serious & agressive floor
Posts: 24,117
Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute Sammo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

I don't know anything about Head racquets
__________________
MIRJANA LUCIC ☢ | SAM STOSUR ☯ | MARTINA HINGIS ♚ | DANIELA HANTUCHOVA ✯ | OLGA PUCHKOVA ❤ | MADISON KEYS ☢
| MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (because fuck you that's why)

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."
Sammo is online now View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #11
country flag 40LoveCourture
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
40LoveCourture is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Thoughts on this racquet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10sMan View Post
This racquet plays like babolat pure drive
Ya I tested this racquet and it was similar to a pure drive
40LoveCourture is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios