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PrinceO3TourOS
04-30-2007, 10:44 PM
Hello to all tennis racquets fans. What is the most beautiful modern player's racquet today? I know there is more than 1 player racquet for every brand, so this is the part 1 of the poll. Vote now for your favourite colors and design.

Wilson K Factor
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/K6116.JPG

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/BPDRP.JPG

Prince O3 Tour
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/PO3T.JPG

Dunlop Aerogel 200
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/DAG200.JPG

str33t
04-30-2007, 10:45 PM
i vote for the aerogel

PrinceO3TourOS
04-30-2007, 10:47 PM
Head MicroGEL Extreme Pro
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/HMGXP.JPG

Yonex RDS 001
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/RDS001.JPG

Fischer M Speed Pro Number One
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/FMSR.JPG

kingdaddy41788
04-30-2007, 10:47 PM
You've got an awful definition of a player's racquet; just because a pro uses it doesn't make it a players' racquet - the pure drive and extreme pro are DEFINITELY tweeners. That being said, I voted for the Tecnifibre.

PrinceO3TourOS
04-30-2007, 10:50 PM
Tecnifibre TFight 335
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/T33518.JPG

Völkl DNX 10
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/DNX10M.JPG

Gamma G325
http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/G325.JPG

PrinceO3TourOS
04-30-2007, 10:57 PM
You've got an awful definition of a player's racquet; just because a pro uses it doesn't make it a players' racquet - the pure drive and extreme pro are DEFINITELY tweeners. That being said, I voted for the Tecnifibre.

Obviously the pro players customize their racquets and use paintjobs, don't miss the point of this poll: vote for the most beautiful actual pro racquet on the ATP Tour (colours and design)

MTChong
04-30-2007, 10:59 PM
None of those are the most beautiful.

kingdaddy41788
04-30-2007, 11:00 PM
No, you misunderstand the definition of a players' racquet. It's a category of a certain type of racquet. They are all racquets used on tour, with that I agree. However, some of them are players' racquets, and some of them are tweener racquets.

PrinceO3TourOS
04-30-2007, 11:02 PM
It's only the part 1 of the poll :D more racquets will come on the part 2 ;)

wyutani
04-30-2007, 11:12 PM
Yonex RDS 001. YONEX!!! :grin:

0d1n
05-01-2007, 12:52 AM
I find the M-Speed, the T-Fight, the DNX 10, and the O3 tour's nice looking and the Aerogel great looking. The T-Fight might be up there with the Aerogel if you put a white over grip on that b.u.t ugly red grip.
PS The yonex is hideous.

pow
05-01-2007, 12:56 AM
Where is the Prokennex Redondo 93?!?

There's a difference between a "player's racquet" and "a racquet that some pros use".

andreh
05-01-2007, 02:49 AM
The most beautiful one is not on your list: PS orignal 85. Classic, understated but beautiful painjob, small headsize. Makes it look sleek and graceful. Just unbeatable.

a guy
05-01-2007, 02:53 AM
Slazenger Pro X1

Mad iX
05-01-2007, 03:11 AM
Most of those in your list are far from beautiful. I voted Aerogel.
I like the PS85 and Tour 90 the best.

knasty131
05-01-2007, 04:08 AM
where is the DNX 9!?!?!?!

nickb
05-01-2007, 04:11 AM
I think the k90 is a great looking racket although I dont like the glossy effect on the k95...aerogel is also great looking in person.

rollingbrock
05-01-2007, 04:12 AM
How can a discussion on player's racquets not include the Head Prestige?

Duzza
05-01-2007, 04:13 AM
aerogel is also great looking in person.

How? How does racquet fit in person? Is racquet eaten or consumed in way?

nickb
05-01-2007, 04:15 AM
How? How does racquet fit in person? Is racquet eaten or consumed in way?

It dosnt look that good on pics but looks great when you have it in your hand....LOL

Duzza
05-01-2007, 04:20 AM
It dosnt look that good on pics but looks great when you have it in your hand....LOL

LOL I was kidding, pretending to speak and read like a Eastern European Borat would :D. I think it looks great in photos too though...

nickb
05-01-2007, 04:24 AM
LOL I was kidding, pretending to speak and read like a Eastern European Borat would :D. I think it looks great in photos too though...

I knew you were joking just didnt realise you were pretending to be Borat!

BTW hows the RD-TI going or have you gone back to using the RDX500?

Nick

gdsballer
05-01-2007, 04:46 AM
i think that the simplest racquets are gorgeous, like the pro staff 85

iksmols
05-01-2007, 05:54 AM
It depends on your taste.I like simplicity so for me the Ncode cosmetics are more appealing than Kfactor .

Say Chi Sin Lo
05-01-2007, 08:31 AM
... pure drive is not a player's racquet... microgel extreme pro is not a player's racquet... 03 Tour is a borderline player's racquet...

cant have a player's racquets discussion, particularly in terms of beauty without mentioning the past greats

PC600, Iprestige, 6.0 original, 6.1 classic, MW 100/200g, PRTi... player's racquets used to look and play good

basil J
05-01-2007, 08:45 AM
Dunlop 200GMW
Redondo MP
Slazenger pro X-1
all should be on your list..

movdqa
05-01-2007, 08:57 AM
I like the looks of the Redondo which haven't been posted here. I like the K-Factor too with is't primal jungle feel. The Redondo gives me a more geometrical math feel.

haerdalis
05-01-2007, 09:10 AM
The redondo is a great looking racquet. Another good looking PK racquet is the PK ki 5 pse.
The ps 85 is of course nice. I think the kfactor 90 looks better than the ncode 90 but the PS tour 90 looks better than both of them.

rommil
05-01-2007, 09:12 AM
Yonex RDS 001

ripkirby
05-01-2007, 02:13 PM
Where is the prestige or redondo... they both outclass all of those racquets.

PrinceO3TourOS
05-01-2007, 02:32 PM
Where is the prestige or redondo... they both outclass all of those racquets.

They are in the second part of the poll :D the limit of poll options are only 10 ;)

Baghdatis72
05-01-2007, 02:40 PM
Fischer M Speed Pro Number One in my opinion is the prettiest as I saw the racket from a very close distance and it looked absolutely marvelous. Also I prefer darker colors :D

tenniskid3119
05-01-2007, 02:50 PM
none. the mfil 300

Duzza
05-01-2007, 09:53 PM
I knew you were joking just didnt realise you were pretending to be Borat!

BTW hows the RD-TI going or have you gone back to using the RDX500?

Nick
Yes, back to the RDX 500. I can't do anything wrong with my RDX...I added a leather to my Ti-80 which will hopefully improve things somehow, but I'm getting more comfortable with it.

sharp325i
05-03-2007, 05:03 AM
pretty much all of those racquets are really ugly. especially the k factor, it looks like an art student splashed a bunch of colors on the frame to try and create a design. the ncode was much better looking

vsdtrek
05-03-2007, 07:32 PM
I just saw a PK Redondo and it is stunning.

phucng_10
05-03-2007, 07:52 PM
Babolat Pure Drive Roddick & Fischer M Speed Pro Number One are the most beautiful racquets I've seen so far. The other racquets are either too bright, too dark, or just too ugly.

federer envies me
08-14-2007, 05:00 PM
I love the fischer

cyberwing88
08-14-2007, 05:07 PM
All black Vantage racquet is the best looking player racquet !

mileslong
08-14-2007, 05:09 PM
1) Dunlop MW200
2) Prince O3 Tour
3) Fischer MSpeed
4) Babolat Pure Control
5) Technifibre 335

i own and play numbers 1-4 i must like good looking rackets...

snoflewis
08-14-2007, 05:48 PM
there's just too many nice looking rackets....

pc600, redondo, mspeed 98, rds001, n6.1...too many

Ripper
08-14-2007, 05:51 PM
RDS 002 (Tour and Non-Tour).

dave333
08-14-2007, 06:21 PM
ncode tour 90 is so much sexier than k90.

dminh01
08-14-2007, 08:29 PM
you forget to mention APDC

lethalfang
08-14-2007, 09:40 PM
ncode tour 90 is so much sexier than k90.

I second that.
I don't like that racquet very much, but I love its look.

czech09
08-14-2007, 09:50 PM
1. Babolat
2. Wilson K Factor
3. Dunlop & Technifibre tie
4. Yonex
5. Fischer
6. Rest of the uglies.

Photoshop
08-14-2007, 09:55 PM
1. Tecnifibre
2. Fischer
3. Microgel
4. Wilson
5. Rest of the uglies
11. Sharapova

quest01
08-14-2007, 10:01 PM
I'd go with the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick.

travlerajm
08-14-2007, 10:10 PM
The O3 Tour OS is actually a handsome frame - I just wish it came in standard length.

sunflowerhx
08-15-2007, 02:18 AM
How did Head get it so wrong with MicroGEL pj?
It looks like a big childrens lollipop.

The Yonex RDS 001 pj is awful especially compared to its RDX 500 predecessor.

The Wilson K Factor actually looks better in the flesh.

TripleB
08-15-2007, 03:40 AM
I voted for the Pure Drive because I like its looks better than any of the others listed.

My true belief is that the Rossignol F-200 "Mats" is the best looking players racquet ever made.

TripleB

federer_nadal
08-15-2007, 04:21 AM
I think that the AG200 is the best looking frame out of the above listed. One observation that tickles me is that when I left, the K90 had just come out and everyone was whining about how ugly it was and now the day i come back i find a thread with it winning by about 10 votes for the most beautiful players racquet.

jdelcue
08-15-2007, 05:48 AM
It's only the part 1 of the poll :D more racquets will come on the part 2 ;)

Won't that skew overall results?
:-(

Like, for instance, I really like both the HEAD Microgel Extreme and the Wilson KFactor, so I had a little trouble casting a definitive vote. But maybe next time, I don't necessarily like any of them better than those two, ya know? And so, while I would have voted (1) for HEAD Microgel and (1) for Wilson KFactor overall, I would instead be forced to substitute one of those votes with one for a paintjob I perhaps liked less in the second batch...


....but I suppose this is just all in good fun, anyhow. Not important. Lol. ;)

Mogwart123
08-15-2007, 06:25 AM
1. Babolat
2. Wilson K Factor
3. Dunlop & Technifibre tie
4. Yonex
5. Fischer
6. Rest of the uglies.

amen



.

Serve em Up
08-15-2007, 08:11 AM
I'm partial to Blue so for me it was a toss up between the Aerogel 200 and the PDR.

ledor
08-15-2007, 08:43 AM
For your choices, Wilson K Factor, Dunlop AeroGel, and Fischer. I still consider the Roddick a tweener racquet, not a players racquet.

quest01
08-15-2007, 08:52 AM
For your choices, Wilson K Factor, Dunlop AeroGel, and Fischer. I still consider the Roddick a tweener racquet, not a players racquet.

I consider the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick the modern day players racket.

Gmedlo
08-15-2007, 09:28 AM
AG200 by far. The paintjob is absolutely amazing– pictures don't do it justice.

Next would probably be the o3 tour, but I'm partial to it as i used to play with the OS.

I find the PDR to be quite ugly... Too much going on.

king of swing
08-15-2007, 09:30 AM
k factor all the way

~pete

Big Tigger
08-15-2007, 09:44 AM
I like the old fashioned look of the POG

adamvann
08-15-2007, 09:48 AM
I don't know about the MOST beautiful, but my T-Fights (335) are very...very good looking in person. Tecnifibre makes a quality racquet that's for sure.

lethalfang
08-15-2007, 10:39 AM
I like the old fashioned look of the POG

I love POG the racquet, but its look isn't something to get excited about.

Vision84
08-15-2007, 01:05 PM
From that list it has to be the Dunlop for me. I think the K factors are a bit on the ugly side, the PD is unimpressive, and the DNX 10 is ugly.

Off the top of my head I would go for the Microgel Radical, Flexpoint Prestige, and the RDS 002.

onkystomper
08-15-2007, 02:49 PM
head prestige anyone