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S H O W S T O P P E R !
03-12-2009, 04:56 PM
I'd like to have some opinions. What, in your own honest and humble opinion, is the best racket for counterpunchers? Quick overview of the counterpuncher for those who do know know:

Counter Punching players are always looking for the opportunity to *instantly* switch from safe defensive tennis ... to ripping winners. They can “change gears” with a single shot. Their passing shots are “thread the needle” accurate against those playing Attack the Net. Their drop-shots and lobs are deadly. Counter Punchers can detect and exploit the baseliners’ inadvertent openings ... and end the point with one “high risk” down-the-line winner ... or fool you with a short-angle inside-out forehand winner.

Opponents playing both Attack the Net and Baseline tennis are fooled into thinking “He can’t keep that up the whole match.” When do these opponents realize their error? Unfortunately, when -- befuddled -- they are shaking hands at the net and congratulating the Counter Puncher on a 6-3, 6-3 victory.

So, give me your opinion. kthx

ReopeningWed
03-12-2009, 05:02 PM
I'd say a tight, closed string pattern for accuracy on those passing shots and a very low powered racket for control.

Sounds like the Prestige MP to me :)

Lendl
03-12-2009, 05:19 PM
Current: APDC
All-time: POG

Jimmyk459
03-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Pure drive

or head radical mp

NoNameZ
03-12-2009, 10:32 PM
personally: the ones with a little more weight behind it. kps, ki5 pse, k90, rebel, etc.

counterpuncher
03-13-2009, 05:42 AM
IMO I've always found many of the Yonex sticks to fit my game well such as the RDS001mp and RDS002 Tour as they offer good weight, touch, spin and a decent sweetspot. My current favourite is a PST and Fisher Magnetic Tour when I need a little more power, a little less weight and a more forgiving racquet. I agree that a POG would also make a good choice.

I don't think sticks such as the PD and APD are as great defensive sticks as they are attacking sticks. As always demo if you can to see what suits your game.

ReopeningWed
03-13-2009, 05:48 AM
IMO I've always found many of the Yonex sticks to fit my game well such as the RDS001mp and RDS002 Tour as they offer good weight, touch, spin and a decent sweetspot. My current favourite is a PST and Fisher Magnetic Tour when I need a little more power, a little less weight and a more forgiving racquet. I agree that a POG would also make a good choice.

I don't think sticks such as the PD and APD are as great defensive sticks as they are attacking sticks. As always demo if you can to see what suits your game.

I'm sure you mean the PLAYERS that endorse them don't have great defense, but can attack?

1hbhBUX
03-13-2009, 06:00 AM
Heavy and stiff.

bamatennis07
03-14-2009, 11:03 AM
I second the RDS 001

matchmaker
03-14-2009, 04:35 PM
Another vote for the POGOS