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sixone90
06-01-2008, 02:59 AM
Hey guys! I'm a 16 year old, been playing tennis for 2 years now. I'm between a 3 and a 3.5. I've been using a Wilson Triad MP 5.0 4 1/4 for about 2 years now. The strings have almost broken, there's like threads coming off of it. Planning to replace it. I demoed the K90 previously. I quite liked it, the extra SW improved my backhand and I don't mind the weight much. Been looking at getting the KBlade Tour also. What do you guys recommend? Is there anything out there today that plays similar to the Triad 5.0?

sixone90
06-01-2008, 03:00 AM
Also, forgot to mention, I play once every week

sixone90
06-01-2008, 03:02 AM
1 hand backhand, like to play baseline and comes to the net occasionally

P8ntballa
06-01-2008, 04:36 AM
The K90 is very demanding as is the blade tour, try the k6.1 95 16x18. You may also like the RQiS 1 Tour and the O-Zone Pro Tour both have great plow through. If you dont mind a slightly muted feel the mg prestiege pro is also good.

PS: Alot of players in and above my level in the juniors that I know tried switching to the K90 and ALL of the switched back to their normal stix within a month, it was quite funny! :)

LanEvo
06-01-2008, 06:31 AM
ok the triad 5.0 is way HH, i know because i previously had a triad t5, and i think that since u tried a headlight racquet its been alot better, so just go with what u like

toughshot
06-01-2008, 08:51 AM
wait... you're planning to replace your racket because the strings are about to break !?

caesar66
06-01-2008, 09:37 AM
y'know, if I were you I think I'd just hold on to the triad. Its actually a pretty good stick, definitely usable at the 3.0-3.5 level. give it a restring and try it again. I'm also a 3.5 and don't really recommend using a heavy mid like the k90 or kblade tour if you're only playing once a week. You should replace the strings, and if you still don't like it, maybe look at something like an n or ktour, or if you start playing more regularly, perhaps a 6.1. If you're hitting the courts only once a week, and if you've only been playing about 2 years, I'd imagine you're still developing strokes to some level, I'd go with something in the n or ktour range, or just sticking with the t5

caesar66
06-01-2008, 09:40 AM
also, if you're just looking to upgrade, the n5 and k5s are the next steps in the "5" range, and both feaure triad technology and would most likely have a very similar feel and still be able to use your t5 as a backup

SFrazeur
06-01-2008, 10:10 AM
You're 16, you play once a week, stay in the "5" range of racquets or style of racuquets even if you choose a different brand. The K90 is very demanding. In your case needlessly demanding. If you would like to go for something that's "more stick" then I would suggest the RDS 003. Closer to the range you have now. It would also be a good transition stick.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RDS308.html

-SF

sixone90
06-01-2008, 11:16 PM
I thought the T5 was a pretty crappy racket and it wouldn't be worth the effort to have it restrung. What do you guys recommend I string it with?

SFrazeur
06-02-2008, 08:18 AM
Ah, which racquet is it that you have? There were two Triad five racquets: the Triad "5.0" mostly red and black and the Triad T5 which was mostly red and gray.

-SF

DomStar7
06-02-2008, 08:48 AM
RQiS 1 Tour is sooo awesome
try it nd see waht you think

also try the ksix one 95

sixone90
06-02-2008, 10:59 PM
Ah, which racquet is it that you have? There were two Triad five racquets: the Triad "5.0" mostly red and black and the Triad T5 which was mostly red and gray.

-SF

The Triad which is mostly red and grey