View Full Version : New Racquets coming around

11-29-2006, 04:51 PM
Me and a friend who plays similarly are demoing some racquets. I currently play with a Head classic tour Midplus and I do like it, but i feel like its a bit unwieldy in out of position shots, and I cant generate enough spin ( I use a slightly more eastern sw grip) so the bail sometimes sails.

I play mostly baseline and come to the net occasionally when closing the point. I alternate between a 2 hand and 1 hand backhand. My forehand is a hard topspin forehand, and the backhand Is mostly flat/topspin with slice thrown in. I am around a 3.0 and currently taking lessons

Im a shorter player so I end up with either a kick serve or a slice serve.

Racquets I am planning to DEMO:
*Yonex RDS001-98 (Everyones so hyped on it, might as well put it in)
Babolat APD-100 (Seems like a spin monster and a powerhouse)
Prince Tour Diablo Midplus (What I really want to demo is the POG LB but no go, and Ive been told this is similar to it)
Prince 03 Tour MP( Supposedly a spin monster and very comfortable)
Dunlop 200g 95 (The mfil 200 seems too much like the HCT, adn the 300 might be overpowered)
*Fischer M Speed Pro Number One-98 (Siad to be a flexy, spin friendly and comfortable frame, everything Im looking For)
*Yonex RDX 500 MP ( Spin doctor Frame)

Those 3 frames are comign no matter what, but I can potentially get 8 frames, because me and a friend are ordering. Please Help me and make suggestions

11-29-2006, 05:50 PM
OK, the Fischer is the best stick on the market, great choice

11-29-2006, 05:52 PM
I am in THE SAME situation as you and demoed all those raquets and others, I really liked the Wilson n6.1 95, ADD TO YOUR LIST!!! Hated the yonex, hated the tour diablo.

11-29-2006, 05:56 PM
Try the Diablo I think you might like it.

11-29-2006, 05:56 PM
Wow, you got a pretty compiled list up there. Anyways, well the M-Fil 300 isn't really much of a powerful racquet, in my view the most of the power comes from yourself with the M-Fil 300. The power isn't much but, it's enough to keep the ball inside the court.. Well for me it is :-P. Lol, I always thought that the M-Fil 300 was more of a control racquet rather than a power racquet. It is a great racquet for volleying and a pretty nice baseline racquet. I have to say though, that the racquet is for a 1 handed backhand since the handle is smaller.

11-29-2006, 06:18 PM
Ive heard alot of good thigns about the mfil, but Im not really sure about the power aspect. Im stringing in the mid 50s with the hct and im getting too much power, ill porbably string it around 4pounds higher, but im also looking for a racquet that i can move around

11-29-2006, 06:33 PM
Oh.. Hm.. Well yeah stringing a bit higher would probably be pretty good.

You have a problem moving the M-Fil 300 around? I always thought that was one of the easiest things of the M-Fil 300. Maybe some lead could help with the M-Fil 300, at first it felt a bit too light and it didn't feel great at first but, once I added lead tape it was great. Could be the solution?

11-29-2006, 07:01 PM
You are a 3.0 Don't you have to be over 4.0 to use those?

11-29-2006, 07:09 PM
I dont honestly believe in all that. I never started with a head heavy racquet cuz a friend told me to be concerned for my arm, and after i wasnt getting control with my scream, my friend gave me his Head Classic tour and Ive actually been hitting well with it. It just that the HCT is hard to get around reflex shots

11-29-2006, 07:13 PM
You are a 3.0 Don't you have to be over 4.0 to use those?

I hope your kidding...

A new racquet won't give you any more spin tha your classic Tour. It's because of your technique/grip. You need more of a western grip to produce topspin.

11-29-2006, 07:27 PM
See I think the problem might also be with the string pattern. Its a very tight string pattern, I think a more open pattern would help alot.

Also I asked for recommendations for racquets, Not advice on technique, as I said I am taking lessons, I just feel that A) the Racquet isnt very manueverable for tight shots, and adding more weight to it isnt an option for me.

11-29-2006, 07:36 PM
You are a 3.0 Don't you have to be over 4.0 to use those?

Um.. I don't believe in that theory either. I know TW gives NTRP ratings for each racquet like some have 4.0-6.0+ players, etc.. But it's not true, just matters on your technique mostly and how you play.

11-29-2006, 08:06 PM
Yeah, what would TW know!;)

11-30-2006, 10:33 AM
the diablo mid might be more like the pog lb but might not be enough spin for you.

11-30-2006, 12:51 PM
So the pog LB would play like a diable only more spin and less power?

any other reccomendation?

11-30-2006, 12:52 PM
Yeah, I think the m-fil 300 is overpowered as you mentioned in your first post.

11-30-2006, 01:01 PM
Thanks, anything youd reccomend from the dunlop line?

11-30-2006, 01:06 PM
Well, I play with the m-fil 200. It's heavy though. Maybe you should look into the m-fil 200 2006. Or you could wait for the new Aerogels. The 200 is supposed to be lighter.