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winter2334
06-11-2008, 03:33 PM
I have never demoed a racket online before and i need some help. I have been using a hand me down liquidmetal heat and defiantly need a new one. The liquidmetal was much too light. I was thinking of demoing the KBlade 98 and microgel radical pro so far. Open to any suggestions

Mansewerz
06-12-2008, 08:54 AM
I have never demoed a racket online before and i need some help. I have been using a hand me down liquidmetal heat and defiantly need a new one. The liquidmetal was much too light. I was thinking of demoing the KBlade 98 and microgel radical pro so far. Open to any suggestions

OK, first thing's first buddy, you're gonna wanna tell us some more about what you're looking for. Second, you don't need this perfect grammar either, this is a website, not an English assignment.

As for racquets, you might want these:
Prince Diablo tour
Pure storm Limited
Microgel Prestige pro
nPro Open (not sure if you can demo, but they're cheap atm and the same weight as the Kblade 98 ).

Have some fun at it.

winter2334
06-12-2008, 08:58 AM
lookin for a racquet that is in about the 11-11.5oz. range and headsize should be 95-100. Not too stiff also

Mansewerz
06-12-2008, 09:09 AM
lookin for a racquet that is in about the 11-11.5oz. range and headsize should be 95-100. Not too stiff also

Ok, well the nPro open would be very tempting for me, though it is a bit stiff. However, it's pretty cheap. What about the Liquidmetal instinct or the liquidmetal radical midplus? Those seem pretty good, though demo may not be possible. The other liquidmetal you tried out from our friend was 107 sq in, so the midplus will play differently. It's more like a 95 than a 98. Hmmm, let me check some other racquets and i'll be back in a bit. What about prices?

winter2334
06-12-2008, 09:12 AM
im looking for anything between $100-$190

Mansewerz
06-12-2008, 09:22 AM
im looking for anything between $100-$190

Found some more:
Volkl Tour 9 V-Engine 18x20
Volkl Tour 9 V-Engine 16x19
Dunlop M-Fil 200 16x19

Me, personally I dunno how dramatically 18x20 v.s. 16x19 would affect my game. 18x20 is meant for control, 16x19 is more power. You can get spin off of both, but 16x19 is a bit more spin. I'd just go for 16x19 because I want the spin. You're starting to hit with more spin, so this may be something you want, but you also hit flat so control is important too. The M-Fil 200 has gotten great praise on these boards. The price is really nice too. I dunno much about the Volks other than those 2 are the same with different string patterns and they have specs your looking for. None of those are really stiff. If you want, you can check out some of the other M-Fils, or you can check out the Aerogels, it's the new line from Dunlop. But if you want the M-fil 200, get the M-fil version and not the aerogel because it's pretty much the same racquet.

winter2334
06-12-2008, 09:22 AM
i was looking and by the specs the wilson KPro tour looks good what do you think?

Mansewerz
06-12-2008, 09:24 AM
i was looking and by the specs the wilson KPro tour looks good what do you think?

Honestly, the only Kfactor racquet i've tried out is my bro's. I've got no clue about the other Wilson Kfactor line racquets. You can try searching on this forum though aboutt he kpro, it's talked about quite a bit.

Mansewerz
06-12-2008, 11:51 AM
bump, can we get some help from the Natives. Some more info about this guy

He uses a semiwestern grip, although it is a recent change for him. He's looking for some extra heft and possibly control/stability than his old LM Heat. That thing is sub 11 oz. Spin is a nice factor as well. He's mostly a baseliner, though net maneuverability is possibly a preference for him as well.

Mansewerz
06-12-2008, 04:41 PM
Come on guys, I sent my friend winter2334 to Talk tennis for help from some guys that know better than myself, yet I'm the only one helping him?

In)SpiRe
06-12-2008, 04:54 PM
I think he should try a Fischer:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCFISCHER-MP198U.html

Maybe even a Yonex:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RDS308.html
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RDS002.html

Haven't tried these myself, but I think they wouldn't do too bad.

Mansewerz
06-12-2008, 04:58 PM
I think he should try a Fischer:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCFISCHER-MP198U.html

Maybe even a Yonex:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RDS308.html
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RDS002.html

Haven't tried these myself, but I think they wouldn't do too bad.

Hmm, he likes my rdx 500MP, but he told me he doesn't want too stiff of a racquet. Fischer's sound nice, he's hit w/ my pro number one, so perhaps the newer iteration will be good as well.

In)SpiRe
06-12-2008, 05:24 PM
Hmm, he likes my rdx 500MP, but he told me he doesn't want too stiff of a racquet. Fischer's sound nice, he's hit w/ my pro number one, so perhaps the newer iteration will be good as well.

Yea, if he liked your Fischer then he would probably like it a little lighter taking in consideration his comments stating somewhere in the 11-11.5 oz range. GL!

Mansewerz
06-13-2008, 06:58 AM
Yea, if he liked your Fischer then he would probably like it a little lighter taking in consideration his comments stating somewhere in the 11-11.5 oz range. GL!

Yea, OP is my buddy, so I can help him out on this as well. Hmm, i'll let him know about these suggestions. Also any other input?

winter2334
06-13-2008, 03:14 PM
should i pick the microgel extreme pro or the dunlop M-fil 200??