View Full Version : Help finding new racquet

05-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Right now I'm using a hammer 4 which is several years old and quite beat up. I love the feel of it, but I have lots of problems with consistency which I think is due to the lightness (8.8 oz)

I have a pretty decent forehand with lots of topspin. My 2h BH also have lots of spin, but isn't that fast. I have a 1h slice that is pretty strong, but not as consistent. I hit a flat serve that is around 85 mph, but only goes in half the time. I'm ok at volleying, but I don't really like to.

I tried my friends n6.1 95, but at 12.4 oz, it seemed a little too heavy so I was thinking around 11 oz.

I was thinking about the k6.1 team since it has pretty good reviews.

Thanks for the help.

05-07-2007, 11:26 PM
you should give the k6.1 team and the nblade 98 a try.

05-08-2007, 06:10 AM
Well, pretty much every racquet has their up and down reviews. Try looking at some o3's, they're similar to the nCode/Kfactor but at least they're lighter.

fuzz nation
05-08-2007, 06:31 AM
Another frame with some potential might be the Dunlop M-Fil 300. Along with the k team and the nBlade, it's a moderate step up in weight and will take a little adjustment period. If you demo some racquets, I'd suggest trying to get two separate sessions in with a frame that you think you like. First impressions can be deceiving, so take whatever time you can to get to know a different stick.

05-08-2007, 02:40 PM
do local tennis stores usually have free demos? anyone know one in san diego?

05-08-2007, 03:05 PM
Maybe some local tennis stores do, but there aren't any in San Jose that lets you demo a racquet.