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CollegeBound
08-12-2007, 03:47 PM
The racquets I'm looking at are the

1. Head Flexpoint Radical Tour (100sq, 12oz, 8pts HL, 324 swingweight, 58 stiffness, 16x19)
2. Volkl t10 MP Generation II (98sq, 12oz, 8pts HL, 315swingweight, 61 stiffness, 16x19)
3. Fischer M Speed Pro #1 (98sq, 12oz, 7pts HL, 323 swingweight, 59 stiffness, 16x20)
4. Prince Diablo MP (100sq, 11.7oz, 10pts HL, 316 swingweight, 62 stiffness, 16x18 )


Which one do people think is the best fit for a 4.0+ all-courter playing mostly doubles (80/20 split between doubles and singles)? Why did you choose that one?

I hit with moderate topspin off both wings, can generate good power on my groundstrokes but tend to hold back and hit mainly with control. I like to come to the net and serve-volley first and second serve in doubles. I don't like a racquet that has too stiff of a feel and the ones Ive chosen all rate under 63 for stiffness.

Previous racquets include,
POG mid (nice but needed a bigger head size and more flex),
TT Warrior MP (too light and could never modify it to feel right, too stiff),
T10MP v-engine (lacked control, hard to spin, stiffness good, so was power).

JMS
08-12-2007, 03:53 PM
I would reccomend the Volkl

A.T.S.
08-12-2007, 09:39 PM
The Radical Tour. It's feels much more stable than the other three and the 100sq. inch head size will give you more forgiveness on volleys.

10nisDude~
08-12-2007, 10:01 PM
i dont like the diablo but im sry say the diablo lots of control easy to spin the ball in...good for experienced players...alot of my teammates use it...but i choose to go with wilson ncode 90 and PDR

snoflewis
08-12-2007, 10:39 PM
i've tried all of them except the volkl...but there's definitely some good reviews of the volkl that you should search for.

fp radical tour - i've never liked this racket honestly. the flex doesnt feel anywhere near 58...feel-wise, it's more like a 64. yes, the racket has good spin,but it feels rather hollow, which is definitely not a characteristic you want in a 12 oz racket. it's easy to swing as well....and it's got a round head, which makes the sweetspot a good size.

mspeed #1 - i've only had one hittnig session with this racket...but it was rather a good one. it's not underpowered as people say...i was hitting with demo strings...livewire 16s at i believe 60 or maybe a little higher...but the strings were too tight and crisp for my taste...and even then there was a lot more power than my rds001 setup. it didnt feel as flexy as it says on paper..but maybe that would come w/ more sessions. the racket is a really good all-around racket and is surprisingly good w/ volleys. it also swings lighter than it states...so that might help you out.

diablo mp - another good all around racket. racket head is kind of awkward for me since it's got a round head and a long throat...but it's probably prince's finer rackets in the past few years. but the racket is very maneuverable..very stable and solid, and has very good feedback/feel.

0d1n
08-13-2007, 03:21 AM
From your list ... Mspeed all the way.

peleshot
08-13-2007, 03:54 AM
IMO, it's better to use the non-tour fxp rad because u play doubles. the fxp rad can be easily fixed by lead if you have any problems with the weight.

nickb
08-13-2007, 04:01 AM
Fischer or the volkl

meowmix
08-13-2007, 04:38 AM
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the M-fil 300. It's got a flex of 61 (suits you), 98 head, 16*19. It is a bit light, but you could add a bit of lead (alright, significant lead). It's also for half the price of the racquets listed above.

CollegeBound
08-13-2007, 05:50 AM
From your list ... Mspeed all the way.

Why do you think the MSpeed would be best?

meowmix, the MFil-300 wasn't mentioned because I'm not interested in it - only interested in the ones I listed.