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TokyopunK
03-30-2008, 02:50 PM
I am still looking for my "holy grail" if you will.

So far I have tried the following racquets.


Babolat Pure Storm
Babolat Aeropro Drive Standard
Babolat Aeropro Drive Plus
Babolat Pure Drive
Babolat Pure Drive Plus Cortex
Babolat Aero Blast
Dunlop M-Fil 200 Plus
Dunlop Aerogel 300
Head Liquidmetal Radical
Head Liquidmetal Instinct XL
Prince O3 Red
Prince Hybrid Shark
Prince O3 Tour MP
ProKennex Redondo Mid
Tecnifibre T-Fight 335
Wilson K95X
Wilson KSix-Two
Wilson NSix-Two
Wilson NBlade
Yonex RDS 001
Yonex RDX500


All had their positives and negatives.... but none were "heavenly."

I am thinking about trying out a Microgel Prestige, because I have heard many good things about the Prestige line but never tried one.

I am a flat hitter with no spin at all. Good decision?

ollinger
03-30-2008, 02:54 PM
Try the Prince Platinum and Prince Gold. If you're not happy with so large an assortment of "player" sticks, you probably need something a bit more toward the "granny" end.

TokyopunK
03-30-2008, 02:56 PM
Try the Prince Platinum and Prince Gold. If you're not happy with so large an assortment of "player" sticks, you probably need something a bit more toward the "granny" end.

Are you serious???

I am a pro though...... like my NTRP is 7.5.

I just need a flawless racquet, I know it can't be my lack of skill that causes me to mess up, it has to be the racquet.

Or maybe the strings...hmmmm

quest01
03-30-2008, 03:21 PM
Go with the Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex standard or plus. The spin you can generate on this racquet is almost Nadal-like.

TokyopunK
03-30-2008, 03:31 PM
Go with the Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex standard or plus. The spin you can generate on this racquet is almost Nadal-like.

Wouldn't it be better to get a racquet suited for hitting flat than with spin??? I don't use topspin.....

brianR2193
03-30-2008, 03:31 PM
dude he has already tried the aeropro drive..try the prestige you never know you might love it

quest01
03-30-2008, 03:36 PM
Oops, I must have read the post to quick I thought those were the racquets you wanted to try not the ones you already used. I somehow got the impression that you hit with a lot of topspin because of your avatar. Well the K90 and Kblade Tour are pretty good racquets for flat hitters.

dacrymn
03-30-2008, 03:40 PM
I just need a flawless racquet, I know it can't be my lack of skill that causes me to mess up, it has to be the racquet.



uhh.......


Are you serious???

Micky
03-30-2008, 03:50 PM
Are you serious???

I am a pro though...... like my NTRP is 7.5.

I just need a flawless racquet, I know it can't be my lack of skill that causes me to mess up, it has to be the racquet.

Or maybe the strings...hmmmm

Hola Tokyo,

You said it. It is the strings... and something else. I have developed a soft hand and arm playing semi-pro table tennis for many years and I can tell a gram difference in my equipment. Now, in tennis I can even tell half a psi difference in my strings. But, at 7.5 rating... you should be giving us lessons. What you need is something else... "a flawless girlfriend".

racquetjunkie
03-30-2008, 03:52 PM
So You have tried all those racquets on your list, which includes both 16 and 18 mains..... and nothing is working out for you. Maybe it is not the racqujet my friend.

[K]aotic
03-30-2008, 05:38 PM
lol i saw him play in a video before. its definitely not the racket. i'd reccomend you get a racket you're comfortable and get coaching.

TokyopunK
03-30-2008, 05:55 PM
aotic;2205925']lol i saw him play in a video before. its definitely not the racket. i'd reccomend you get a racket you're comfortable and get coaching.

That wasn't me in the videos..........

i8myshirt
03-30-2008, 06:03 PM
aotic;2205925']lol i saw him play in a video before. its definitely not the racket. i'd reccomend you get a racket you're comfortable and get coaching.

qft
And I'm pretty sure 7.0 is the highest ntrp rating.
You might want to just get a light racket to practice your strokes and then find a racket that matches your style.

chiru
03-30-2008, 09:29 PM
if ur a 7.5 then i think we've finally found roger federer posting on our boards.

vndesu
03-30-2008, 09:35 PM
if ur a 7.5 then i think we've finally found roger federer posting on our boards.

lol nice

try the ag100 or 200

Anton
03-30-2008, 09:57 PM
I am a flat hitter with no spin at all. Good decision?


Are you fit?

Use full strokes?

eastern or semi-western grip I assume.

If all yes - must try Redondo -EDIT whoops nevermind I see yuo already hit with it.

My next suggestion wold be MG Prestige frames

eric892
03-30-2008, 10:07 PM
if ur a 7.5 then i think we've finally found roger federer posting on our boards.

Haha, it is true. The pros is all 7.0 up. :)

eric892
03-30-2008, 10:09 PM
Anyway, try Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus. It is good for hitting flat.

quicken
03-30-2008, 11:01 PM
PDR is pretty solid racquet, its a bit tad strong for me, looking to swap it for a mg prestige.............
PDR is good for hitting just about any stroke, serves are just owange.

vndesu
03-31-2008, 12:16 AM
Anyway, try Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus. It is good for hitting flat.

pdr + is meant for spin bc of the open pattern.
18x20 is for more flat hitters.

the-robz
03-31-2008, 01:13 AM
try a squash racket. :D

Sentinel
03-31-2008, 02:12 AM
Tokyo,

you are 7.5 and you don't use topspin?

From your video you are clearly in the Federer bracket, and I saw oodles of topspin, the action on your balls was SICK.

I think that heavenly feel comes only with classic racquets (read: discontinued) like the PS 6.0 95" (although I haven't tried others). They say Luxilon is godly for an hour, try it. Read CAM178's post, too.


Anyway, a 7.5 should not take advice from us mere 1.0 - 5.0's.

And by the way, its April Fools Day in Tokyo. So April Fools wishes to you, dear friend.

Anton
03-31-2008, 05:07 AM
can someone post a link to his vids?

Sentinel
03-31-2008, 07:48 AM
can someone post a link to his vids?
Click on his user name below, and select "see all posts". Then scroll down his posts. His videos will pop up sooner or later.

They will be worth the effort I promise you.

andfor
03-31-2008, 08:01 AM
Try the Tecnifibre 320 xl. It has an 18x20 string pattern.

roddick89
03-31-2008, 08:03 AM
Vantage, create your own!!
The actual racquets are not that expensive.

1012007
03-31-2008, 09:34 AM
can someone post a link to his vids?

Believe its here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFTMOclo6gg

Kokopelli
03-31-2008, 10:34 AM
Believe its here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFTMOclo6gg

I love this video!!! That's exactly how I warm up too!!!

Also check out the description:

"Please enjoy my college recruitment video.

Disregard the lack of Serving/Backhands/Overheads/Footwork/Sta mina/Strength/Volleys that are not shown."