View Full Version : Babolat,Head or wilson ?

08-17-2007, 03:00 AM
Hi, now i use Babolat AeroPro Drive but i think it is not good at control and too much power so i want to find a racquet that can give me more topsin , control and feeling

Now I consider :

Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex ( it seems much better than AeroPro Drive)


Head MicroGEL Radical Pro , MicroGEL Extreme Pro Racquet ( don't know what difference between both):confused:


Wilson K Factor KSix-One 95 (16x18) ( my friend said it is good , isn't it):confused:

please help me how to choose and give some advices ( because i don't have demo):-(

08-17-2007, 03:11 AM
Generally a good starting point is to get an idea of your playing style. How do you prefer to play? Do you have a rating? If not how would you rate yourself?

08-17-2007, 03:47 AM
4.0 level players(maybe...), i usually play at the baseline and not good at volley (that i want to improve because i love at the net)

i always hit the ball outside the beasline. I think AeroPro Drive is too much power for me because my String tension already is 60 lbs

08-17-2007, 03:50 AM
Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 (16 * 20)

08-17-2007, 04:06 AM
I have played with the Aero Pro Drive Cortex and didn't like it at all, but then as a rule I don't like Babolats.
If it was me I would go with the Radical Pro (MP), liked it a lot when I played it. Good review here http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/HMGRAD/HMGRADReview.html

08-17-2007, 04:21 AM
Tecnifibre T-Fight

08-17-2007, 04:35 AM
thanks for all your suggestions, the review of is quite good but I want ask that:
if compared with Aero Pro Drive Cortex or k95, the Head of MicroGel Radical Pro is Lighter or heavier, i think the balance is very important. i dont want the head is too heavy

08-17-2007, 05:30 AM
all those rackets you named are head light so i wouldnt worry about that

08-17-2007, 06:00 AM
all those rackets you named are head light so i wouldnt worry about that

As the poster above mentioned, they are all headlight. I like mine very headlight so I weight them up also with lead.

08-17-2007, 06:28 AM
u're using an aeropro drive and u want MORE spin? i can see where u can lacking in control though. i think feel is more a string thing, than a racquet problem. did u try experimenting with different string/tension before deciding to change racquets? u might wanna try out some polys or vary the tension to get more spin and control.

08-17-2007, 07:00 AM
I tried the K95 and bought the n95 as a result (they're similar). This racquet can generate topspin easily. It definitely takes care of the topspin and control part.

08-18-2007, 08:56 AM
I tried the K95 and bought the n95 as a result (they're similar). This racquet can generate topspin easily. It definitely takes care of the topspin and control part.

is it difficult to handle it? if just 4.0 level

08-18-2007, 09:07 AM
k95, hard to use for a 4.0?
Hell no. I'm pretty sure a 3.5 can use it with ease.
I don't know if you're gonna like it though because it's much heavier than Aeroprodrive.
Nice stick to hit the crap out of balls.

IMO, n6.1 95 16x18 would be better to get because:

1. It's cheaper than kfactor.
2. It's got better feel than kfactor, so better at net.
3. I found ncode to be easier to swing = faster racquetspeed = more spin.
4. k95 was waayyy too sluggish for me.

08-18-2007, 11:15 AM
K 95 is really easy to use. K90 is a whole different story. I would suggest a K 95 from what you described. It has good control (not as good as K90) and sufficient power. Demo it if you can, you will like it.

It is also a verrrrry good racquet at the net, so maybe it can improve your vollies. It made my serve and volley game more solid.

08-18-2007, 11:52 AM
I'd say the K 6.1 or the radical as they're both more control oriented plus you could grow into them

Klatu Verata Necktie
08-18-2007, 12:06 PM
The Head Radical Tour is a bit less heavy than the Wilson, yet heavier than the Aeropro.

Aeropro = 11.3 oz
Head Radical Pro= 11.7 oz

This will give you a bit more weight to stabilize your shots while being close enough in weight to make for an easy transition. The balance is also head light, which you require.

The Wilson is a fine racquet, but it is quite a bit heavier than the racquet you are currently using. This may lead to a tough adjustment on strokes, or possible fatigue in long matches. In the end, a demo would be in order. I'm sure you'll enjoy both sticks.

Rafa freak
08-18-2007, 12:09 PM
get this one.

08-18-2007, 04:53 PM
I thought of another one.
RDS001 MP.

08-18-2007, 04:54 PM
get the wilson

08-19-2007, 06:18 PM
I play with k95 18x20. It has more control than 16x18. You should give it a try. But remember that is heavyer than your babolat...

12-04-2007, 04:55 AM
try the wilson n-blade,its almost the same specs as the microgel radical mp. Can anyone tell me which one is better? the microgel radical mp or wilson n-blade