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eunjam
11-16-2006, 09:40 AM
please write what you think and what level player you are.

me, if i could get deep into open tourneys with a fuscia or lime green racquet, i don't give a rat's arse.

i am an ex nationally ranked jr. currently realistically playing at a upper 4.5 level, trying to win some 5.0's by summertime here in so cal after an 18 year layoff.

Rafa's best friend
11-16-2006, 09:42 AM
Yes it does, i want a racket with extreme mirror like reflections, so everytime i swing, they will get distracted and take their eye off the ball

vkartikv
11-16-2006, 09:44 AM
it didn't until now. i am very superficial now that I am dating the pc600

eunjam
11-16-2006, 09:51 AM
it didn't until now. i am very superficial now that I am dating the pc600

you are hilarious! :p

psp2
11-16-2006, 10:01 AM
me, if i could get deep into open tourneys with a fuscia or lime green racquet, i don't give a rat's arse.

I agree. Who cares what a racquet looks like.

Janne
11-16-2006, 10:22 AM
I do, though not to the point where a paintjob makes it a dealbreaker, no matter how ugly it is.

007
11-16-2006, 10:22 AM
While distinctive, Yonex' RDS001 yellow and Fischer's neon green/yellow in some of its recent Pro Extremes and Pro Tours probably isn't most people's first choice. I felt a bit 'obvious' with my Pro Extreme......but it was a hell of a racquet.

Ripper
11-16-2006, 10:24 AM
I don't really care what the raquet looks like, as long as it plays nice. However, if I like a particular string that's offered in different colors, for example, I'd use the one I like the most.

jdeloach
11-16-2006, 10:31 AM
It's obvious that I don't care about looks, considering I went from a pretty nSix-One Tour 90 to a Yellow RDS. It's all about the play!

Ripper
11-16-2006, 10:43 AM
It's obvious that I don't care about looks, considering I went from a pretty nSix-One Tour 90 to a Yellow RDS. It's all about the play!

I still don't see why the RDS001 looks so disgusting to some people.

jdeloach
11-16-2006, 10:50 AM
I still don't see why the RDS001 looks so disgusting to some people.

I don't think it's disgusting, I'm just not a fan of bright yellow. I liked it when I first saw it, but then I got tired of it.

cys19
11-16-2006, 10:58 AM
^ Why're you selling your LM Radical MP?

jdeloach
11-16-2006, 11:04 AM
^ Why're you selling your LM Radical MP?

It was my backup, and I quit using Head. It's practically brand new.

bcsax123
11-16-2006, 11:08 AM
Yes. I like the look of my POG.

AJK1
11-16-2006, 01:33 PM
I don't really care what a stick looks like, but i definitely won't use a green or yellow one. Too feminine for me.

Voltron
11-16-2006, 01:45 PM
I still don't see why the RDS001 looks so disgusting to some people.

It's dead sexy and no one can denie it. Also it distracts your opponant.

Tennis Man
11-16-2006, 01:49 PM
It does for me. I usually like redheads (PC 600, LM Prestige, RDX 500) but sometimes settle for hot brunettes like PS 85 :)

BigServer1
11-16-2006, 02:59 PM
I've been a prestige guy for a few months, and I love that deep red color...

EricW
11-16-2006, 03:04 PM
If I really like a racquet I don't really care but it's always nice ot have the "coolness factor"!

kwk1189
11-16-2006, 03:06 PM
I don't really care what a stick looks like, but i definitely won't use a green or yellow one. Too feminine for me.

how is green or yellow feminine...?

AJK1
11-16-2006, 05:13 PM
You obviously haven't watched Little Britain!

Noveson
11-16-2006, 05:30 PM
Look definitely matters to me. I mean I'm more inclined if there are two racquets with similar specs, and I can only demo one, then I would go with the best looking one. Unless of course I have heard things about the other one. The RDS is a great looking racquet by the way;)

pNoyr3D
11-16-2006, 05:35 PM
Looks definitely matter to me too! Like Noveson said, if 2 racquets have similar specs I would probably go with the better looking one. Like the M-Fil 300, it looks great and it plays exceptional for me!! I get a lot of comments about the looks of my M-Fil 300, lol.