View Full Version : Big-5/Wal-Mart racquets you feel are actually decent.

04-06-2007, 08:36 PM
What Big-5/Wal-Mart type racquets would you ever buy? Might buy one.

There's this Hammer 5.3 Premiere, is it just a 5.3 with a paint-job? Other racquets I have my eye on are:

Head I.Radical
Prince Thundercloud

Help/comment on what is decent, but which I don't have to order online/find a pro shop.

04-06-2007, 10:27 PM
Costco occassionally sells tennis racket, and I think it is great deal at $40 for decent frame.

04-06-2007, 10:29 PM
wat is wal-mart?

04-06-2007, 10:38 PM
My wife and then my son used a Thundercloud for a while...also, a 4.5 singles player on one of the teams I played in league a few years ago. Guy was in his late 50's and demolished our #1 player (early 40's) something like 6-3, 6-2.

I never hit with it, and as I remember it's quite light, but my wife, son, and clearly this guy all hit well with it...

04-06-2007, 10:51 PM
I may have to check out Big 5 if they have an i.radical

04-06-2007, 11:50 PM
I've seen i.Radical OS frames at my local Big 5.

04-07-2007, 12:38 AM
I don't know about the frames currently available from Big 5, but a few years ago, I bought a Prince CTS Approach OS from them and was thoroughly satisfied with my purchase.

It turned out to be a good way to try a long-out-of-production racquet -- and racquet design technology. This was my first experience of CTS (Constant Taper System) and I went on to acquire DB 26 OS, DB 26 MP, Graduate 90 and Lightning 90 racquets from the CTS family, all excellent sticks.