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sawx8
05-08-2008, 11:18 PM
which racekt in general helps a beginner improve as much as possible and also fast with a lot of dedication and time?

vndesu
05-08-2008, 11:27 PM
lm radical

AlpineCadet
05-08-2008, 11:33 PM
which racekt in general helps a beginner improve as much as possible and also fast with a lot of dedication and time?

lm radical

Although I am currently using the LM Radical MP, I would say the best frame that brought me to where I am today would be the Prince Original Graphite OS. Hands down, that frame has amazing ball feel compared to current frames like the K-Factor 90/MG Prestige. (As soon as I hit the ball, I somehow knew whether or not it was going to hit the net. Must have been the layup in the frame.) It also had great ball bite, and decent power. The flex was great enough to not give me tennis elbow, yet it retained a lot of power thanks to the open string pattern. The only gripe I have is that the frame is too big at 107 sq. in., and the only alternative is the stiffer 93" POG.

HoVa
05-09-2008, 12:26 AM
Head Pro Tour 280.

never have I ever felt a racquet where I could just swing away and all my balls would land in.

Ljubicic for number1
05-09-2008, 12:33 AM
Prince TT Bandit OS.


Don't think Alpine Cadet's POG OS is a very good racquet for a beginner at all. Its quiet a hand full, slow to swing, heavy and hard on the shoulder. Its a more advanced stick. But if it served him well than thats great.

AlpineCadet
05-09-2008, 12:41 AM
Prince TT Bandit OS.


Don't think Alpine Cadet's POG OS is a very good racquet for a beginner at all. Its quiet a hand full, slow to swing, heavy and hard on the shoulder. Its a more advanced stick. But if it served him well than thats great.

I went from the Prince Synergy Lite to the POG, and never looked back. The weight wasn't really a problem for me at all. My serves and groundies seemed to be alright, and I never really thought I was held back. I def. owe a lot to that frame, and would highly recommend it to any beginning player.

counter_puncher
05-09-2008, 03:24 AM
na. Prince TT Scream.

jelle v
05-09-2008, 03:28 AM
For me it was the Head Ti.Radical.. It was much easier to handle than my previous racket, the Head Pro Tour, or it had more power I don't know. I just played much better with th Ti.Radical.

Tempest344
05-09-2008, 03:49 AM
LM Radical MP
made me provide my own power more

origmarm
05-09-2008, 03:56 AM
I would say the PSC6.1 Classic. You had to swing right with this bat or it just wasn't going to happen. Amazing stick.

For today I think the LM Radical is a great stick for an introduction to Player's racquets, it's a players stick with more pop and a very forgiving head I found, the sweetspot seems to be very large and forgiving

sixone90
05-09-2008, 04:29 AM
Wilson Triad T5

pmerk34
05-09-2008, 06:59 AM
which racekt in general helps a beginner improve as much as possible and also fast with a lot of dedication and time?

Wilson PS 6.0 85 St Vincent's

retrowagen
05-09-2008, 01:03 PM
1982 Head Graphite Vector: Roughly 77 square inches of hitting surface. Dense string pattern. Benign flex. Really positive feel. Required accuracy to succeed. Disciplined my stroke mechanics, timing, and footwork. I'm glad I didn't opt to begin with a Prince oversize; I think I would have gotten up to a certain Intermediate/advanced Intermediate level and plateau'ed out with lazy footwork and form which the bigger rackets tend to allow (as they can be more "forgiving" and thus a crutch).

rosenstar
05-09-2008, 02:35 PM
Babolat Drive Z Max

got it when I was 13ish. Lasted me a year in which I greatly improved.

Bud
05-09-2008, 03:38 PM
Wilson PS Classic 6.1

HappyLefty
05-09-2008, 03:38 PM
Babolat Drive Z Max

got it when I was 13ish. Lasted me a year in which I greatly improved.

Too light :(

StealthGnome
05-09-2008, 11:22 PM
i.Radical OS

Thanks cousins!

xpaulinabearx
05-09-2008, 11:24 PM
Prince TT
don't remember which one though :(

Leelord337
05-09-2008, 11:24 PM
definitely my Dunlop 300g and then my Head Liquidmetal Instinct, then it was my Flexpoint instinct then my tecnifibre 325

geesechops
05-09-2008, 11:28 PM
Pro Staff 6.0 85

rosenstar
05-10-2008, 08:39 PM
Too light :(

not at all. I was a beginner and I was a small kid. I enjoyed playing with it.

A beginner shouldn't be overly concerned with his/her racquet, they should find something comfortable and pick it up and play with it. As they learn and their technique improves, they will learn about what they like, and what they dislike in a racquet, and will pick a new racquet accordingly.

How many good players can legitimately say that they would not be the player they are today if they weren't taught tennis for the first time with a wood racquet or a ps85 or whatever the case may be? None that I know of.

which racekt in general helps a beginner improve as much as possible and also fast with a lot of dedication and time?

To answer the op, it really doesn't matter IMHO. At a beginner's level, coordination is most important. A beginner should be practicing technique. Learning when to turn one's shoulders, or move one's feet correctly has nothing to do with the racquet they hold in their hand.