View Full Version : Advice on oversize frames.

Dave M
03-26-2008, 04:00 AM
Hi all, after a bit of advice. I have always used a mid or midplus frame when playing tennis the largest size i've owned was the pure drive.I have recently being playing at my local club and having been away from the sport for a while am thinking of a racket cange to make the game a bit easier on the body and make it more fun.
I've been looking at the pro one oversize and also the head agassi limited edition.I was wondering if there is much power difference between the two frames as one is "low" and the other "medium-low" is most of that due to the swingweight difference? Can't get demos of them here in the UK so should I just go for one of the prince "O" rackets a i've hit with a white briefly and quite liked it.Or maybe the volkl BB range..........oh this is too difficult!
I just want a frame i can happily swing away with but will still offer some control...All thoughts appreciated.

03-26-2008, 04:22 AM
The two rackets you are talking about are harder to swing than a pure drive...
Anw as an oversize player's racket fan I would not recommend the Agassi LE. That racket is horrible. Especially if you compare it to the 260 trisys which it is supposed to be a reissue of. It feels hollow and the feel you get out of it it's surely NOT what you would expect from a serious player's racket. If you want to stick in this category try the Avery, Donnay Pro One or a POG OS.
But imo the best thing you can do is get a used 260 OS or a twin ture Radical OS. These are by far the best OS rackets released ever...

03-26-2008, 05:15 AM
I can recommend the kneissl black star as good oversized racquet. It is lighter than your typical players oversize but has a healthy sw and is still pretty headlight.
All in all a great frame.

Dave M
03-26-2008, 08:32 AM
Thanks for the tips and advice. I did pick up and swing a head agassi LE in the States last Christmas but not enough time to form an opinion.My heart is tempted by the donnay but my head keeps leaning towards esaier rackets.I spent many years using the 6.0, then 6.1 and currently have nx1s, how did you find the trasition to OS iced?

03-26-2008, 10:31 AM
well there are a lot of pros and cons...
you get more forgiveness in your shots and there is great improvement in serve returns. 2hbh usually benefits, 1hbh depends on your technique. Surely not rackets for S&V players. They are baseliners stick. If you still want to buy an Agassi LE I will probably sell mine and since you are in the UK I can give you a reasonable price if you are grip size 4.
But I wouldn't recommend that since as i told you it's not a really good racket to use compare to the classic radicals.
If you were playing with 6.0 and 6.1 then I don't think you would have a problem with one of the Old radicals

03-26-2008, 11:39 AM
I would highly recommend the Prince Tour Graphite OS (aka Prince Original Graphite (POG) OS). I think it is an ubelievable OS player's frame. Many will tell you that the older versions which were more headlight and had a lower swing weight were better, but I find the current version fantastic.

In the same heavy OS cateogory, also try the Head Agassi Radical LE, and the Donnay Pro One OS.

IF you're looking for something lighter: Head Liquidmetal Radical OS, Wilson nBlade OS, Wilson kBlade Team are all good choices.

03-26-2008, 12:45 PM
I actually found the Agassi LE to be a solid frame. I have the original Trisys 260 OS too, comparing the LE to the original bumble bee, I found the bumble bee to be slightly heavier, and more demanding on my body.

03-26-2008, 06:00 PM
I have 2 POG OS 4 stripes and they are both over 8 pts headlight. I love them. I just played my best tennis today with one of them. I like mid size too (I am serve and volleyer) but I will never get rid of my POG's. From what I have heard, I think I will get a Donnay OS as well to have in the bag. I have heard great things about them. In all honesty, you can't go wrong with the POG OS if you like an oversized head. I have never hit with another stick that felt quite like it and even though I like smaller heads foir volleying, I seem to play my best with this one. Serve can be a bit tricky for me to get good pace but if I played with it all the time, I have no doubt that my serve would adapt like it did 20 years ago. I will say that the older 4 stripe ones are more headlight and that is what I like.

03-26-2008, 06:53 PM
Nblade OS.