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AmeliasDad
05-12-2008, 02:38 PM
I heard so much about how good the spin potential is with the APDC but I'm wondering if anyone is a flat hitter and uses this frame. I hit with some topspin but am basically baseliner who uses who will grind out points and will attack when I see my opponent is getting tired or frustated.

quest01
05-12-2008, 03:33 PM
The APDC is designed more for players who hit with massive topspin. If you are interested I have an APDC plus on sale in the for sale/trade section.

martin
05-12-2008, 03:46 PM
I'm a relative flat hitter and i can do just fine with the apd/apdc

[d]ragon
05-12-2008, 04:27 PM
any racquet can cater to any kind of player. it depends on the user in this case.

PROTENNIS63
05-12-2008, 05:20 PM
I have seen many players flat hitting players play with the APDC. I have even come across a player with a one hand backhand using that stick.

Forehand Forever
05-12-2008, 05:41 PM
I play with the PDC and I hit pretty flat. Isn't it pretty much the same as your PDR but without the aero throat?

AmeliasDad
05-12-2008, 05:44 PM
Yeah- that's a good point!

[K]Topspin
05-12-2008, 08:05 PM
Whatever racket goes along with you, goes along with you.

zidane339
05-12-2008, 08:32 PM
I'm currently using the APDC, adn I have found it hard to hit flat at times.I'm not sure if its my technique or the racquet, but the APDC seems designed for a heavy topspiner.When I switch to my NBlade 98, I noticed am able to hit flatter.

Tempest344
05-12-2008, 08:48 PM
not necessarily
but it does like spin

Micky
05-12-2008, 09:50 PM
I heard so much about how good the spin potential is with the APDC but I'm wondering if anyone is a flat hitter and uses this frame. I hit with some topspin but am basically baseliner who uses who will grind out points and will attack when I see my opponent is getting tired or frustated.

Hola AmeliasDad,

You can hit flat with the APDC but you have to have a semi-western grip at least.

Vitaly Evchenkov
05-12-2008, 09:57 PM
I have even come across a player with a one hand backhand using that stick.

like MARIANO PUERTA???? :? :confused: :shock:

PandaKuo777
05-13-2008, 09:23 AM
I don't know much about the AeroPro but the plus version of the pure drive is a pretty decent racket.

Serpententacle
05-13-2008, 09:45 AM
I used to hit just fine... flat... with the APD last year. Now I'm changing to some topspin, b/c there's a larger margin for error.

Chauvalito
05-13-2008, 09:56 AM
the old adage is that flat hitters should use dense patterns and that spin players should use open patterns.

This statement can be flipped however.

for example, I hit with plenty of topspin naturally, when I play with an open patterned racket my strokes become loopy, whereas if I play with an 18x20 my strokes flatten out and I have just the right amount of spin.

Vice versa for flat hitters. A flat hitter such as the OP may benefit from a little extra spin coming from an open patterned racket using the same strokes as before.

Anyway, this does not apply to everyone of course, but does tell another side of the story.