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HappyLefty
06-12-2008, 04:15 PM
A friend of mine (NTPR 5.0) has a very good serve and volley style.
During many years he was using a Hammer version (not remember which one) but he wants to change it. The reason es because hes having some problems in his shoulder and needs something more comfortable.
Hes 45 yrs old and has an excellent physical condition.
Could you help me to recommend him a good substitute?

What is he looking?
-Suitable for his serve & volley style (KEY FACTOR)
-Shoulder friendly racquet :)

Preferred brands in relevance order: 1) Wilson; 2)Babolat; 3)Prince.

TokyopunK
06-12-2008, 04:28 PM
How about a heavy Mallet

soggyramen
06-12-2008, 04:29 PM
A friend of mine (NTPR 5.0) has a very good serve and volley style.
During many years he was using a Hammer version (not remember which one) but he wants to change it. The reason es because hes having some problems in his shoulder and needs something more comfortable.
Hes 45 yrs old and has an excellent physical condition.
Could you help me to recommend him a good substitute?

What is he looking?
-Suitable for his serve & volley style (KEY FACTOR)
-Shoulder friendly racquet :)

Preferred brands in relevance order: 1) Wilson; 2)Babolat; 3)Prince.

you'd have to find out which hammer he was using before we can really say.

soggyramen
06-12-2008, 04:30 PM
but without knowing which one...a excellent serve and volley racquet i've tried would be the aerogel 300

meowmix
06-12-2008, 06:04 PM
The 6.1 line by Wilson is also excellent for serve and volley. The best so far (IMHO) is the n6-1 95. The Radical line by Head is also perfectly suitable for an all courter. Same with the 300 line by Dunlop.

BAMF
06-13-2008, 11:39 AM
i think the hammer line evolved into to wilson ktour ntour line. ive never tried them but they could be a good demo option

cujays
06-13-2008, 11:42 AM
the 300 line is great
i would tell him to demo and see what he likes

meowmix
06-13-2008, 12:00 PM
i think the hammer line evolved into to wilson ktour ntour line. ive never tried them but they could be a good demo option

nah. The tour line was: hammer5.2MP->htour->ntour->ntour2->ktour

BAMF
06-13-2008, 12:13 PM
my bad. the k tour is a bit head heavy like the hammers though. its more even balanced so i dont know. it might help... or something...

meowmix
06-13-2008, 02:01 PM
^^^ They're not bad, but I didn't really like em. IMHO, they're more suited for all courters who don't have the arm for a 6-1 95. Couldn't really get into a groove with one of them like I could with a radical.

BTW, they're about even balanced, and vary from 2 pts HH to 2 pts HL. Swingweight in the mid 320's, weight about 10.5-10.8 ounces (about that of the old TI Rad MP's). Beam width 22mm?

jefferson
06-16-2008, 05:58 AM
I used the hammer 5.2 for 2 generations. First the purple and then the orange. When they changed to the tour I switched to the Blade. I would recommend the Blade to demo, I found it to be a perfect fit for me, big serve and volley

HappyLefty
06-16-2008, 09:35 AM
I used the hammer 5.2 for 2 generations. First the purple and then the orange. When they changed to the tour I switched to the Blade. I would recommend the Blade to demo, I found it to be a perfect fit for me, big serve and volley

Which Blade model?

!<-_->!
06-16-2008, 01:33 PM
A sickle? =D

jefferson
06-17-2008, 08:44 AM
Oh my bad! I first got the Nblade, but now i am using kblade 98.