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[d]ragon
03-10-2008, 04:51 PM
alittle about me: i like the baseline abit more than the the net but i dont hesitate to rush the net. i enjoy serve and volley, do it 25% of the time but otherwise, i like to stick to baseline bashing. my weapons are my serve, forehand, and serve returns. i hit my 1st serves with alot of pace and my second serves with some topspin. my forehand is flat with moderate topspin. i like to hit my backhand with slice 75% of the time. i typically hit a 2hbh if im not slicing and its flat with abit of spin sometimes (i hit with 1hbh too but my 2hander is much more reliable). my volleys are decent, not too great.

what im looking for:

12oz ish. i tolerating ligher frames (down to 11oz) as long as theyre stable
midplus headsize (95-100)
stability is pretty important to me because my serve return is a major weapon. i also want something with a decent sized sweetspot
18x20. im open to more open string patterns too but 18x20 seem to make my serve more consistent. im not afraid to trade some MPH for some consistency
thin frames. 19mm to 23mm
flexible. around 60 RDA is good


some frames i;ve tried and liked:

rqis tour 1- nice racquet with a healthy sweetspot and nice stability. i never really had a chance to really get used to in enough to serve very well but i think if i had more time, i would hav a better idea of how it serves. backhands werent working too well but it could also be a adjustment issue
ag200-also a very nice stick. performed really well in everything. probably the no.1 seed on my list


some frames im looking at:

becker 11 midplus
mg prestige midplus
mg prestige pro


any suggestions would be very helpful. thanks in advanced

Anton
03-10-2008, 06:23 PM
honestly MG MP is all you need - its similar to ag200 only better, nicer feel and more customizable because of lower starting weight.

You should also try k90 - it is heavier, but it really puts that weight to good use.

[d]ragon
03-10-2008, 08:22 PM
the k90 is a sweet frame but i like more midplus headsizes. thanks for the suggestion tho

tguru
03-10-2008, 09:13 PM
I just switched to the Gamma G310. 20mm, 100sq", 11.4 oz. Sweet.

Fedace
03-10-2008, 09:16 PM
Yonex RDS 001 midplus, great racket for all levels.

the-robz
03-10-2008, 09:20 PM
nblade98 or kbladetour

[d]ragon
03-11-2008, 09:02 PM
i;ll try the rds001 again. last time i played with it, it wasnt too impressive but its worth another shot. i;ll give the kblade 98 a shot but not the tour. thanks guys

more suggestions appreciated

racquet_jedi
03-11-2008, 09:16 PM
Tecnifibre TFight 320/335 18x20

335
Head Size:
97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 12.4oz / 352g
Balance: 10pts Head Light
Swingweight: 320
Stiffness: 63
Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
Composition: Graphite & Texalium
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: X-Tra Grip
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
Two Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 49-57 pounds

320
Head Size:
97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 332g
Balance: 8pts Head Light
Swingweight: 308
Stiffness: 64
Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
Composition: Graphite & Texalium
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: X-Tra Grip
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
Two Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 55-65 pounds

bcast66
03-12-2008, 10:36 AM
ragon;2153652']i;ll try the rds001 again. last time i played with it, it wasnt too impressive but its worth another shot. i;ll give the kblade 98 a shot but not the tour. thanks guys

more suggestions appreciated


try this racquet

PURE STORM TOUR

its basically a revision of babolats pure control which was a good racquet. try it out i think it is an exelent stick for modifying and out of box.

jasonchu
03-12-2008, 01:54 PM
try this racquet

PURE STORM TOUR

its basically a revision of babolats pure control which was a good racquet. try it out i think it is an exelent stick for modifying and out of box.

I concur.


my list of preferred demos:

Babolat Pure Storm TOUR (make sure its the tour) or the Pure Control 2003
Wilson K-factor six one 18x 20
Fischer mcomp95
Avery Power Midplus
Prestige MG Mid

flyer
03-12-2008, 02:42 PM
ragon;2150261']alittle about me: i like the baseline abit more than the the net but i dont hesitate to rush the net. i enjoy serve and volley, do it 25% of the time but otherwise, i like to stick to baseline bashing. my weapons are my serve, forehand, and serve returns. i hit my 1st serves with alot of pace and my second serves with some topspin. my forehand is flat with moderate topspin. i like to hit my backhand with slice 75% of the time. i typically hit a 2hbh if im not slicing and its flat with abit of spin sometimes (i hit with 1hbh too but my 2hander is much more reliable). my volleys are decent, not too great.

what im looking for:

12oz ish. i tolerating ligher frames (down to 11oz) as long as theyre stable
midplus headsize (95-100)
stability is pretty important to me because my serve return is a major weapon. i also want something with a decent sized sweetspot
18x20. im open to more open string patterns too but 18x20 seem to make my serve more consistent. im not afraid to trade some MPH for some consistency
thin frames. 19mm to 23mm
flexible. around 60 RDA is good


some frames i;ve tried and liked:

rqis tour 1- nice racquet with a healthy sweetspot and nice stability. i never really had a chance to really get used to in enough to serve very well but i think if i had more time, i would hav a better idea of how it serves. backhands werent working too well but it could also be a adjustment issue
ag200-also a very nice stick. performed really well in everything. probably the no.1 seed on my list


some frames im looking at:

becker 11 midplus
mg prestige midplus
mg prestige pro


any suggestions would be very helpful. thanks in advanced

What level player are you?

[d]ragon
03-12-2008, 06:31 PM
i havnt been rated

SteveI
05-05-2008, 09:55 AM
I just switched to the Gamma G310. 20mm, 100sq", 11.4 oz. Sweet.


Hi,

Can you give a few more details on the performace of this frame?

Regards,
Steve

HeadPrestige
05-05-2008, 10:30 AM
I would take a look at the flexpoint prestige mp...

even though you don't like mids i would look at the rds 001 mid. It has the sweet spot of a MP, and the 16x18 string pattern on a 90 has plenty of control.

allrightguy
05-05-2008, 02:56 PM
The prestiges are good. If you like flexy frames avoid the K6.1's...they're nice but really stiff. They KBlade Tour might be worth a shot, but it's a 93 sq inch, small difference, not EXTREMELY noticeably. Rather forgiving, just under 12 ounces, a little stiffer than you listed but still nice.
Hmmm....what else....

[d]ragon
05-05-2008, 03:41 PM
this is kinda an old thread but thanks for all the suggestions. for now, im gonna be using the fxp radical mp. might switch to the mg.