View Full Version : New Racquet Help
03-19-2009, 05:46 AM
Due to some instablilities in my Extreme Pro's (08) I've decided to start demoing a few racquets. Though I need some suggestions on what to demo. So far I have ordered in the Pure Storm, Prince Graphite 100 and the Kpro Tour. My playing style is around a high 4.0 to a low 4.5. One handed backhand with a nice amount of spin on it. And depending on the shot I can either flatten or hit spin on the ball. I love playing sharp angles and I rarely come into the net. (Though my coach always told me I should serve and volley) Strong serve depending on weither or not it's flattened. Thanks. All help appreciated.
03-19-2009, 06:21 AM
try the pure drive
03-19-2009, 10:54 AM
It's can be a really subjective issue when a frame feels unstable for you. I usually perceive my frames to be less twitchy when they have smaller heads and/or a little more mass on the hoop. While I like heavier racquets for their stability, I also like them to be pretty head-light for good handling.
You might consider demoing another one of the models from Head since you're used to the grip shape - maybe the Prestige Pro or something. If you keep notes on the frames that you demo, you ought to be able to track down the combo of weight, balance, and flex that performs well for you. I wouldn't expect a Pure Drive to be much help just because Head seemed to be copying that one when they came out with the Extreme.
A couple of other options you may want to check out are the Dunlop AG 200 and 100 and maybe the Yonex RQiS 1 Tour - while that Yonex was initially a bit light for me, it was a lot more fun when I put a little 3/9 o'clock lead on the hoop. Remember that when some racquets like these come with more flex and a stringbed with less area, you'll probably find less inherent pop right out of the gate, but you might also find more control that allows you some freedom to swing away and land the ball. Always a plus at the baseline!
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