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Tanner
11-11-2008, 09:31 PM
I was wondering what defines a tour racquet & why is it more desirable. I've notice on the auction sites that a tour model will sell for more than a similar model without the tour designation

pfchang
11-11-2008, 10:17 PM
those sticks are generally for better and more advanced players, they are sticks that some pros use on the pro "tour"

they will usually be heavier, smaller, and more controled for adult professionals

0d1n
11-12-2008, 12:10 AM
"Tour" used to mean something, now it's just marketing speak, the market is filled with pieces of cr4p called "tour" rackets nowadays.

Irvin
11-12-2008, 03:33 AM
Never heard of a tour racket other than something like Prince Hybrid Tour, Babolat Aeropro Drive Tour, or Dunlop Aerogel 500 Tour, did you mean player racket? A player racket is usually designed more for a higher level player with good strokes. Player rackets are usually thinner, more flexible, and designed for more feel and control.

You can see a link on TW's home page to Racquet Categories under Tennis Rackets.

Irvin

Tanner
11-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Thanks PCChang the reply makes sense. Does anyone know who rates racquets. Is it the manufacture or is there a standard that they have to meet from a sanctioning bodie ??