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11-03-2008, 09:56 PM
Hey I'm using an older racquet probably from the early 1990's and i was wondering if you guys knew any new racquets with similar characteristics of the one i have now. i really don't know how to pick a good racquet. i just want something like the one i have now. The racquet i use now is a Head Polaris 600. Here are some pictures of it:

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/5585/dsc00041bw8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8549/dsc00043gl3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6127/dsc00044im4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/467/dsc00045mf3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

11-04-2008, 03:38 AM
First, you're going to want to know the specs of your current racquet (weight, headsize, string pattern, frame width, etc), then start searching for racquet with similar characteristics. You'll probably not be able to find a racquet that's "perfect" in replicating your Polaris, especially in the "feel" department. Nonetheless, you should be able to find a racquet that allows you to play similarly.

Also, your vibration dampeners should be installed below the bottom cross string to be considered legal for competition.

11-04-2008, 03:56 PM
what if i cant find any information on my racquet?

11-04-2008, 04:00 PM
the info i found was this:
Tension Lbs=54-64
Pattern M x X=16 x 19
Length Ft-in=34'
Short side Ft-in=10'

11-04-2008, 09:40 PM
you probably want to find something with a 100 square inch headsize and the widest possible beam. those are called widebody racquets, it was a thing in the 90s to make really powerful and stiff racquets with a really wide beam. they don't really make those anymore, the closest you might be able to get is something like a kpro open and add some lead to it (or have it added). honestly, there are many of these widebody racquets hanging around used sporting goods stores, that might be a place to look.

11-05-2008, 03:25 AM
Try weighing your racquet on a postal scale or digital scale...if you can find one. You can measure the width of the beam with a ruler...you want to measure is millimeters.

11-05-2008, 09:13 PM
alrighty then...got some more stuff here:
width of the beam = 25.5mm
weight = 347g

11-09-2008, 11:55 AM
so with that info do u have any in mind off the top of your head?

11-09-2008, 11:59 AM
First off,
where your dampeners are is illegal.:grin:

11-10-2008, 05:01 PM
yes thank you for pointing that out again...i already moved it and took my red one off.

11-10-2008, 05:12 PM
I was laughing my butt out seeing the first picture.

Why, why ... ???

Why did you choose to photograph your racket using the toilet as background?

At least there are no left-overs in the bowl back there ...

11-10-2008, 10:27 PM
it was night time when i took the pics and the brightest light was in the bathroom. :/ any ideas on racquets people? i'm kind of a noob here