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LeftHandedTennis
02-02-2008, 07:00 AM
I have a Babolat Aero Tour Original Plus now (It was a great sale price last year). I feel I need to update to a new racquet, I don't think the Babolat is working out for me anymore. It's very awkward, slightly uncomfortable (although im used to it). I like the specs of the new Head prestige pro (i like heavier racquets, and it got a pretty good review as well). Do you guys think it would be right for me? (i know I could just demo it, but maybe someone has some free feedback)

LeftHandedTennis
02-02-2008, 07:38 AM
does anyone have the babolat, or something close to it?

LeftHandedTennis
02-02-2008, 12:24 PM
anybody want to say anything? lol

Chauvalito
02-02-2008, 12:34 PM
Demo...and do a search, there are many threads discussing the new Microgel prestiges.

Search titles with these search terms: Microgel, prestige

TsongaBonga
02-02-2008, 02:25 PM
My m8 just did that move...Best thing he ever did! Ill try and get some more info off him and post :)

hoa1180
02-02-2008, 02:41 PM
i heard the MG's play better, but i just don't like the paintjobs on the whole MG line.
i like original and the LM PJ's on the prestige more.
(yeah, i'm pretty shallow)

iamtennisking
02-02-2008, 02:59 PM
im assuming your a lefty because of your username. i think you should chose a new frame that has a less dense string pattern, and not as stiff, so you can get more spin. you should get more spin because you are a lefty so you should use that to your advantage because lefties have unusual spin as it is. you dont see nadal using a 90 inch head like federer, hes using a 100 and the string pattern is more open..if you want a heavy racquet though i would reccomend the wilson k95 16x18.. its heavy but has that pop

Anton
02-02-2008, 06:46 PM
im assuming your a lefty because of your username. i think you should chose a new frame that has a less dense string pattern, and not as stiff, so you can get more spin. you should get more spin because you are a lefty so you should use that to your advantage because lefties have unusual spin as it is. you dont see nadal using a 90 inch head like federer, hes using a 100 and the string pattern is more open..if you want a heavy racquet though i would reccomend the wilson k95 16x18.. its heavy but has that pop

k95 is alright, but Pro blows it away imo - the feel and touch are simply superior in Pro - k95 feels dead and mute in comparison.

LeftHandedTennis
02-03-2008, 05:49 AM
Yeah, i'm hearing alot of mixed opinions on which is better, k95 or microgel prestige pro. Idk what to think! But TsongaBonga definately talk to your friend and get me that info, because not many people play with that babolat, and he is in the same situation as me so that's even better.

iamtennisking
02-03-2008, 04:04 PM
i agree,it does feel a bit dead, but it still has some nice pop on it,and at least the quality of the ball will be the opposite of dead to your opponent, i would just reccomend a very spin freindly racquet, prince o3 white, head flexpoint instinct, kblade 98, nadals racquet too, babolat pure drive, prince o3 hybrid, the orange wilson i think its called the ntour two(henin), etc. im not saying that small heads and dense string patterns are bad beut the prestige is a really stiff and non spin friendly racquet and i think that you should take the advantage of the fact that you are a lefty and pick a frame that is spin friendly..hope that helps.

LeftHandedTennis
02-05-2008, 03:13 PM
Hey, Tsonga Bonga, any updates from your friend? I'd appreciate it.

LeftHandedTennis
02-10-2008, 10:29 AM
I guess he didnt get any updates...anyone else with their feedback?