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tennisguy94
04-26-2008, 02:20 PM
Hi i am a junior player in the b14's. I use to to be a counter puncher but i am in the process of becoming an aggresive baseliner. I currently have 2 nblades but now i am looking for more of an agreesive baseliners racquet. I am 5'4 105 ibs. What is the best racquet for me?

Nitro
04-26-2008, 02:25 PM
Why do you think you need a new racquet?

tennisguy94
04-26-2008, 02:27 PM
The nblade is to light for me. I can not get enough power out of it. I can only counter punch with it.

[d]ragon
04-26-2008, 02:30 PM
what do u not like about ur nblades? what do you like about them? have u tried any other frames and what do u like about them? describe ur game alittle more


edit: some of them just got answered

[d]ragon
04-26-2008, 02:32 PM
hav u tried dropping the tension? also try adding some lead tape to the 3/9

Umpire
04-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Maybe the K95 or the Pure Storm will do

tennisguy94
04-26-2008, 02:38 PM
What i like about the nblades is that there was plenty of control but no power. I then recently started stringing them at 54 with prince synthetic gut but there is too much power and no control so the ball started flying.

about my game: solid goundstrokes, dont like to volley much, good serve, very quick

I am thinking of demoing the prestige midplus and the babolat pure drive

tennisguy94
04-26-2008, 02:40 PM
i didnt like the k95 (to small of head for me) and the pure strom was okay but not great

[d]ragon
04-26-2008, 02:52 PM
only 1 lb and low powered turned into too much power? hav u tried adding lead tape?

the prestige looks like a good choice. might as well try the apdc, a good stick from the baseline

NicolasH
04-26-2008, 04:23 PM
1 lbs is less than 1/2 kg. There's no way that "the ball started flying" because of that.

If you lost confidence in your racket and want new sticks just say that, nothing wrong with that. But there's no way that 1 lbs would make that much of a difference.

Some electronic stringing machines don't even allow you to put in 1/2 kg steps, no one can tell anyway. If you strung two rackets, one at 55lbs and one at 54lbs you have to string the lower tension first, otherwise they'd feel the same. Even on tour they string the pro's rackets that way, lower tension first, otherwise the picky pros will tell you that the tensions are wrong... it's the elusive 1/2 kg joke...

Cheers,
n.

Nitro
04-26-2008, 04:30 PM
If you lost confidence in your racket and want new sticks just say that, nothing wrong with that. But there's no way that 1 lbs would make that much of a difference.

Well thats why I asked what I did. Almost every kid I've ever met, who used a player level racquet but said they needed a new racquet, didn't really need a new racquet. Far more aggressive baseliners than he use the nBlade to great effect.

If you are trying to fine tune your racquet to your needs you need to try playing with your string and tension before you buy a new racquet.

NicolasH
04-26-2008, 04:34 PM
I agree, there's no right or wrong racket for a certain play type: Just preferences. The best racket for you is the one you believe in.

Cheers,
n.

Babb
04-26-2008, 04:36 PM
The nblade is to light for me. I can not get enough power out of it. I can only counter punch with it.
If the only issue is weight, buy some lead tape...

Babb
04-26-2008, 04:39 PM
What i like about the nblades is that there was plenty of control but no power. I then recently started stringing them at 54 with prince synthetic gut but there is too much power and no control so the ball started flying.

about my game: solid goundstrokes, dont like to volley much, good serve, very quick

I am thinking of demoing the prestige midplus and the babolat pure drive
Um, most people can't even notice a one pound difference. You are suffering from a reverse-placebo effect...

2ndserve642
04-26-2008, 04:45 PM
what about the k pro tour just a thought

tennisguy94
04-26-2008, 05:04 PM
i didnt just lower it to 54. 54 55 same thing. I cant notice a one pound difference. Its been at 54 for over a month i just didnt change my signature.

NicolasH
04-26-2008, 05:08 PM
i didnt just lower it to 54. 54 55 same thing. I cant notice a one pound difference. Its been at 54 for over a month i just didnt change my signature.

Ok, sorry to jump to conclusions. I thought you lowered it 1 lbs. What tension were you at before?

Cheers,
n.

cujays
04-26-2008, 06:20 PM
maybe an o3 white or a SP black
both great JR. sticks

tennisguy94
04-26-2008, 06:25 PM
it was at 58 ibs

Rafael_Nadal_6257
04-26-2008, 06:39 PM
The nblade is to light for me. I can not get enough power out of it. I can only counter punch with it.

Usually light racquets give you MORE power...so you are looking for a more powerful racquet??

Like a game-improvement racquet? Most people usually get a less-powered racquet with more control as they get better...So how long have you had the nblade??

fastswingVD
04-26-2008, 06:40 PM
the look and the specs.

Macdaddy1129
04-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Usually light racquets give you MORE power...so you are looking for a more powerful racquet??

Like a game-improvement racquet? Most people usually get a less-powered racquet with more control as they get better...So how long have you had the nblade??

Rafael Nadal, while it is true that a lighter racquet can give you more power, as Jo11lyRoger said, if you swing a heavier racquet at the same speed and hit a ball the same speed as you do a lighter racquet, you will get more power. The only question there is do you think that you can get a heavier racquet around the ball in time. If not, a heavier racquet will not enhance, but will hurt you game.

lilpin0y
04-26-2008, 07:01 PM
the prestige midplus.. you might want to get the tour version which is 16x19.

more power and $30 cheaper ( at my store) than the 18x20 pro

gangster33
04-26-2008, 07:34 PM
consider the head microgel extreme, its great
i tried the microgel prestige mp and it weighs like a bomb, im 14 too

Rafael_Nadal_6257
04-26-2008, 07:50 PM
Yes, I get what you're saying...Its just normally the light racquets are the game-improvement ones, which are usually more powerful...but I get what you're saying.

tennisguy94
04-27-2008, 08:45 AM
Usually light racquets give you MORE power...so you are looking for a more powerful racquet??

Like a game-improvement racquet? Most people usually get a less-powered racquet with more control as they get better...So how long have you had the nblade??


for a little over a year

[K]Topspin
05-08-2008, 09:17 PM
I would say the smoothest transition would be the Kblade 98. But since you did say it was too light. Try the Kblade Tour with some added weight.