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Alex132
04-06-2007, 08:52 AM
Well im on a search for a new racquet are i recently went back to playing tennis. I have Hyper Hammer 5.3 right now...and its good racquet but it kills my wrist after every practice, as well as doesn't have much power to me.

My budget is 100$....right now im down to 3 racquets that i would mostly likely get which are Wilson nFury, Prince O3 Hybrid Hornet , or Head Flexpoint 6. I tried out nFury and o3 from my mates and really liked both, but i never played with Flexpoint :S, so i was wondering if anyone has it, what you think of it ?

Just looking for some recommendation :) thanks.

fgs
04-06-2007, 09:09 AM
alex132,
what is your gamestyle and what is your level of play?

ripkirby
04-06-2007, 09:32 AM
If your wrist is hurting, take the flexpoint 6 out of your options. It's way too stiff, head heavy, and light. Nfury seems the best for your wrist problem looking at the specs... The Prince O3 hornet was not that great for me. It is too stiff for me.

haerdalis
04-06-2007, 09:33 AM
There are plenty of good racquets available for under 100 $.
For arm safety the nFury 100 is a good choice.
The Volkl tour 6 gen 2 would also be a good choice. One you could grow with aswell if you are no stranger to adding weight.

Alex132
04-06-2007, 09:41 AM
alex132,
what is your gamestyle and what is your level of play?

im a baseline player, and my level is around 3.5

ripkirby
04-06-2007, 09:50 AM
Don't forget.. tennis strings are just as, or more, important than the raquet itself.

fgs
04-06-2007, 10:06 AM
alex132,
flat/topspin strokes, long/mid/short swingstyle. 1handed/2handed backhand?

Alex132
04-06-2007, 10:07 AM
alex132,
flat/topspin strokes, long/mid/short swingstyle. 1handed/2handed backhand?

topspin strokes, mid-long swing...mostly mid. 2 handed backhand

fgs
04-06-2007, 10:16 AM
i would suggest you try out the ntour 95 - currently selling at around 80 usd. that's a racquet with some power of it's own due to the 16mains stringpattern, nicely balanced frame and not too stiff nor too flexy. control is good on the racquet and it is not too heavy either, it's rather on the light side, which, together with the even balance would not get at your wrist anymore. try to give it a shot.
there are also some other racquets out there, like dunlop, fischer, yonex, which i unfortunately cannot demo - so my knowledge is restricted to wilson, babolat and head.

Alex132
04-06-2007, 12:06 PM
i assume you mean this one http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-WNT.html

thanks for advise

KingOfTennis
04-06-2007, 02:10 PM
If the flexpoint 4 is similar to flxpnt 6 dont get it. Its got too much power for my liking.

fgs
04-07-2007, 01:20 AM
alex132,
yes, that's the one - it's a great racquet and for this price it's even greater. try to demo it and see how it fit's you.

300Gkid
04-07-2007, 03:59 AM
ok under 100 bucks there are definitley some good deals to be had

$70 or $80 Dunlop M-fil 300 (im a little bit biased but its a sweet racquet you can check out the M-fil 300 thread for more info)

$80 Head LM Radical MP or OS

$80 Head LM Instinct

$70 Prince TT Warrior MP or OS

$90 Wilson Ntour 95

all of these are very nice racquets and great deals for under 100 bucks

Duzza
04-07-2007, 06:17 AM
Don't forget about the For Sale/Trade section, good bargains there on the more pricey ones.

Infiniteshadow
05-13-2007, 12:02 PM
I think that your better off with the Flexpoint. it will help reduce the stress on your wrist

phucng_10
05-13-2007, 12:08 PM
What? A 5.3 can hurt your wrist? No way. I've played with it for about a week and my wrist was fine. Probably its just your style of playing, you're using way to much wrist in your shots. But, if you're looking for a racquet that's easy on your arm/wrist then looks at Fischer's or Völkl's. They're easy on the arm and wrist due to the low stiffness.