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zeneil
11-22-2006, 02:07 AM
What do you guys think?? Im making a switch from a 6.1 tour... Im interested in the O3 tour MP or PDR... Or do you guys have any suggestions?? BTW what do you guys think of TennisOne.com is it worth the money??

anirut
11-22-2006, 03:41 AM
More info about your level and style of play should help bring answers.

Are your interests based in "big brand" rackets? Or smaller brands will do? Are you willing to get out of the norm and experiment?

Try a PK Redondo MP.

jonolau
11-22-2006, 03:46 AM
Why are you looking to switch away from your 6.1 tour? What do you find lacking in it? What more are you looking for?

zeneil
11-22-2006, 04:08 AM
i think im not good enough for a 6.1 tour, headsize is too small for me and i can get impatient at times.... im an aggresive 3.5-4.0 player who likes to hit strong groundstrokes and i think the 6.1 tour is not meant for my game... i rarely go to the net thats why..

zeneil
11-22-2006, 04:10 AM
i hit with a 2handed bhand and a semi western forehand..

mfa81
11-22-2006, 04:31 AM
RDS 001 MP, Pure Control, AeroPro Control, RDX 500 MP, AeroPro Drive, recently I tried rdx 500 mp, and I felt very comfortable at baseline, good power level, good control, good at net, not so good as my PD standard for serve, but I think that this could be solved with some lead. I am a 3.0 baseliner

Grapto
11-22-2006, 04:39 AM
nBlade. only if you rarely go to the net.

jonolau
11-22-2006, 05:31 AM
You can give the Dunlop M-Fil 300 a twirl. A really nice MP racquet with useful power and control. Best of all is TW's now selling it at 79.95 :D

Byakuya
11-22-2006, 12:07 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the POG OS yet.

Prince Original Graphite OVERSIZE BABY~

haerdalis
11-22-2006, 12:12 PM
ProKennex 5g. Great racquet and arm-friendly too!

bcsax123
11-22-2006, 01:44 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the POG OS yet.

Prince Original Graphite OVERSIZE BABY~


The best baseliners racquet out there, but just average for everything else.
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Maybe you like the n6.1 95

Pushmaster
11-22-2006, 02:47 PM
Dunlop MW 200G. Best racquet there is for baseline bashing IMO. Sweet feel, flexible, plenty of pop, great control. The HM version is very good too, but not as sweet as the MW.

OMGIMACAR
11-22-2006, 02:49 PM
nBlade!!!!!!!

MordredSJT
11-22-2006, 02:51 PM
I will second the suggestion of the nBlade. I'm using it with some extra weight, but it is a very nice racket for baseline play in stock form.

zeneil
11-22-2006, 02:58 PM
the specs of the nblade looks crappy... hehe.. i was thinking of getting it before but i didnt like the specs... O3 tour, PDR, fischer mag speed#1 and mFil 200 looks perfect but i cant make a decision on what to get... btw any of u members for tennisone.com?

JohnMatrix
11-22-2006, 08:27 PM
the specs of the nblade looks crappy... hehe.. i was thinking of getting it before but i didnt like the specs... O3 tour, PDR, fischer mag speed#1 and mFil 200 looks perfect but i cant make a decision on what to get... btw any of u members for tennisone.com?

You are a fool, you dont like the specs? Maybe you should DEMO racquets before you make up your mind on other peoples postings. It's clear that you want a mainstream racquet like the O3 tour or the PDR. So why dont you go buy a racquet without even trying it out, and be happy with being part of the CRAZE

fielders_80
11-23-2006, 05:14 AM
I second that, Mfil 300 gives you a nice combination of power and control. And best of all, its a perfect platform for customization.

You can give the Dunlop M-Fil 300 a twirl. A really nice MP racquet with useful power and control. Best of all is TW's now selling it at 79.95 :D

Kaptain Karl
11-23-2006, 06:20 AM
zeneil -

1 - I am a Mod here on TT. Do you remember the rules you agreed to when you joined TT? (Good.)
(a) Using tricks to get around the language filters [F***] are not allowed.
(b) Your crude suggestion to JohnMatrix is not the type of communication we condone on TT.

Thank you....

2 - This is at least the third thread you've recently started where you're trying to have strangers help you decide on a racket for you. I suggest you check out TW's Racquet Finder, (http://www.racquetfinder.com/search.htm) where you can play around with several specs and narrow your options to a reasonable number of sticks to demo using TW's excellent Demo Program (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/demoprogram.html).

IMO, nothing beats an actual "test drive" of the frame. I recently had to replace my (discontinued) racket; without the Demo Program, I'd have been lost in the sea of options.
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Here are my concluding tips from my own recently documented search for a frame:

(a) Try enough frames to be sure you really *like* the one you gravitate to. Be as objective as possible. If you think a frame is a "Possible" ... be sure to hit with it more than once.

(b) Be mindful of the difference Strings and String Tension play in the process. (This was sometimes dramatic during my demo process.)

(c) Take good notes while demo-ing. After several frames, your notes may be the only way you can remember which frame you like more than which....
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Good luck with your search.

- KK

pNoyr3D
11-23-2006, 08:20 AM
I would reccomend you the Dunlop M-Fil 300, it's a great baseline racquet. But, to me the handle seems too small to be a 2 handed backhand racquet.. More for 1 handed.

Grapto
01-20-2007, 09:43 PM
the specs of the nblade looks crappy... hehe.. i was thinking of getting it before but i didnt like the specs... O3 tour, PDR, fischer mag speed#1 and mFil 200 looks perfect but i cant make a decision on what to get... btw any of u members for tennisone.com?


TW shows nBlade MP's balance point as 2pt HL but actually it's 6pt HL. Just FYI.

Borat
01-20-2007, 09:45 PM
the fischer is a sweet stick if you can handle it

tennis_hand
01-20-2007, 09:48 PM
2pts HL is after strung. 6HL is the unstrung balance.
with string, the points will go to the head by 3-4 points.

tennisboi
01-20-2007, 09:54 PM
i'd stick with the nsix-one tour 90. I use to own a Prince o3 tour and when i switched to the nsix-one tour 90. I definitely felt a difference. I like the nsix-one tour 90 way much better because it doesn't have that cuping feeling like the Prince o3 tour. The nsix-one tour 90 has a crisp and firm feel on your shots. It's not like the Prince o3 tour where it feels like a slingshot.:D

but if you don't like your nsix-one tour 90, i would advise you to try the nBlade 98(midplus). That a really good baseline racket for your type of level.

joeyscl
01-20-2007, 11:31 PM
i love the nBlade... i put 6grams of lead at the 3 and 9 position, and a Whole bunch at the butt (dont know how much, but kinda goes to 6 points head light after)

BigGriff
01-20-2007, 11:44 PM
I suggest the Gamma Ipex 7.0 MS. After I demoed a ton of the mainstream racquets, it just felt good. It is my new stick of choice. I think it may be one of the most over looked players frame.

When I play tourneys or for recreation, I always get asked questions about the racquet.

I also suggest the LM Radical and Dunlop M-Fil series. They are currently reduced in price and have good reviews.

SocalTennis
01-20-2007, 11:57 PM
The best baseliners racquet out there, but just average for everything else.
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Maybe you like the n6.1 95

That may be true for the POG OS, but POG Mid is much better in all aspects IMO

Paul1993
01-21-2007, 12:01 AM
If you don't suffer any arm problems the Pure Storm is a good racquet for a baseliner. It isn't very manuverable which makes it play not so well at the net.
It has great control and is good on groundstrokes and slices. The racquet does have quite a small headsize though.

Most of this is what I've heard about the racquet several times and the rest is from my own experience with the racquet.

I suggest you demo atleast 4 different racquets before making a choice.

Dasboot
01-21-2007, 12:31 AM
Wilson ntour 95. Or I suppose the ntour two now....