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Big Tigger
03-07-2005, 05:20 AM
Hey guys.

This is my "from-to" experience this past 4 years.

From C10
to Slaz PB
to Yonex MP1 90
to POG Mid
to Ncode 90

All great sticks with good control.
What is your experience?

03-07-2005, 08:29 AM
Babolat Zylon 360 Pure Control
to Wilson Surge 5.1
to Dunlop 300g
to Yonex MP5
to Volkl Catapult 10

Played with the Zylon PC for best part of two years. The Wilson, Dunlop and Yonex last a couple of months (combined). Plan to stick with Catapult 10 (excellent frame).

03-07-2005, 09:07 AM
head ti.fire
i.prestige mid

03-07-2005, 09:14 AM
i.Radical OS
to Dunlop MW 200 95
to PK 5g
to POG Mid
to POG Mid
just got a RDX500MP that I haven't tried yet

03-07-2005, 09:23 AM
Ignoring demos:

Yonex MP Tour-1 98
Yonex RDX500MID
Slazenger X1
Head i.prestige MP

03-07-2005, 09:33 AM
head satelite thingy or osmething
head i.radical mp
head lm radical mp

03-07-2005, 10:03 AM
i.prestige mp

03-07-2005, 10:43 AM
Multi-year layoff
to Dunlop HM 300G MP (20 months)
(to tennis elbow)
to PK Ki 15 PSE (3 months of healing)
(to customer service problem)
to Vantage custom code 3, 2, 1, 2, 10 (1.5 months so far)
(Vantage weight/balance was partially inspired by the Ki 15 PSE)

03-07-2005, 10:57 AM
All great sticks with good control.
What is your experience?

Just curious: if you found them all to be great, and found great control with each, why so many switches in such a short time?

I played PS 6.0's forever (12 yrs or so). Took a nice, long layoff, and then found when I came back that a more forgiving midplus frame was going to be more my speed as a 30-something. Tried a few, found them lacking in some way (switched because of THAT), and ultimately settled on PT 280's, which I've now been using for a couple years.

Why switch from frames you seem to like? Not being critical, just honestly curious...

03-07-2005, 01:05 PM
From high school onward: Prince Synergy DB 26 OS (wanted something lighter & more powerful, so I switched to:
Prince TT Hornet OS (the 28" length killed my arm & I was unable to whip through the ball quickly & turned out to be much too powerful for me).
Prince TT Bandit OS (terrific frame, still own about a dozen of them).
Volkl Quantum V1 OS (wasn't looking to change frames, but saw one used on here for a really good price & its specs fit my game/needs, so I took a chance & despite the fact it's difficult to find them now, that's my racquet of choice).

I demo tons of racquets, usually Princes & Volkls b/c that's what I can get my hands on, but they have been interspersed throughout my post-college tennis career. I use the demos when I'm playing w/the senior citizen crew LOL...

Big Tigger
03-07-2005, 01:45 PM
Grimjack -

I think it is the "Benjamin Effect".


03-07-2005, 01:47 PM
Prince Mono
Head Graphite XL
Prince Vendetta OS
Babolat Pure Drive +
Babolat Aeropro Drive +

03-07-2005, 05:59 PM
from Wilson PS 85 2 months (Should of stuck with these would of saved money)
Dunlop 3 months egh forgot had a nice paint job green
Prince Triple Threat Hornet extended 4 momths (dun kno why looked cool)
Prince Triple Threat Scream 3 months (dun know why either)
Wilson Surge 5.1 6 months (Loved these rackets wanted something heavier)
Wilson PS Tour 90 6 months and going (I love these rackets)

03-07-2005, 06:06 PM
From Metal racket in garage (olympus maybe?)
To Wilson Kmart special
To a Rossignol Quantum Kevlar from Durham sports
To Head Master (high school, guys had sledghammers)
To Yonex Super RQ 500 (seles stick, I didn't grunt)
To Yonex Super RD Tour 95 (First time I bought two)
To Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-50s (First rackets I didn't play for at least two years, probably because I hate Lleyton)
To Wilson HPS 6.1 95 (Probably all time fav, used for 3 of four years in college)
To Wilson Surge 5.1. (Got a great deal, and couldn't resist joining the pure drive bandwagon)

The verdicts still out on the Surge. I thought that since my post collegiate tennis playing is only 2 a week I'd need something more forgiving. However, after hitting with my friends LM Prestinge MP, I may be switching back to a more control oriented stick.

9 racket models in 15 years of tennis.

03-08-2005, 12:46 AM
Wilson Triad to Head i.prestige mid.

03-08-2005, 01:12 AM

Donney 110 Ultralong
Head LM Radical OS
Yonex RDX500 MP
Head i.Prestige MP
Yonex RDX500 MP HD
Prince Original MP
Head LM Prestige MP
Head LM Prestige Mid
Slazenger X1
Prince Diablo Mid
Head LM Prestige Mid

...all within 18 months :-)

03-12-2005, 01:04 PM
in 3 years...here's what I've owned

Prince TT Bandit OS
Wilson 5.2 Mid
Yonex 1700 Mid
Yonex MP5 HS
Triad 4.0 MP
Volkl Cat 4
Prince TT Warrior OS
Prince More Attack OS
Prince TT Graphite OS
Prince TT Hornet MP
Prince TT Warrior Mid
Slazenger Pro Braided
WIlson H5 OS
Yonex MP2i
Volkl Tour 8
Yonex MP1
Head I.Radical OS
Wilson Surge 5.1

Top 4 out of the bunch....

1. Wilson Surge 5.1
2. Prince TT Warrior OS
3. Head I.Radical OS
4. Yonex 1700 Mid

03-12-2005, 01:55 PM
From Simpson Power Point
to Wilson Pro Staff Even Balance (blue, tweener)
to Head Titanium 3100
to Volkl Catapult 3
to Volkl Tour 9 V-Engine

03-12-2005, 02:38 PM
Bancroft Borg Pro to
Kennex Power Ace 93 to
Dunlop Max300G to
Dunlop Black Max to
like a 15 year lay-off to
Head Ti S2 to
Head Ti S1 to
Dunlop Black Max to
Wilson PST 95 to
Dunlop Black Max (love that fiberglass) to
POG Mid to
Dunlop Black Max (FIBERGLASS!)
God I wish Volkl made a 90-93 square inch head (not v-engine).

03-12-2005, 02:58 PM
Steller Centre Court (wood) to
Dunlop 200G (old Graf and Mac style)
15 year layoff
Undecided ......
Dunlop 300G (very nice all-around but wanted to see if I could find lower flex)
POG OS (enjoyable but firmer than I feel comfortable with and, perhaps, a touch too much head size for me)
Volkl T10mp GenII (lowest flex of the three and will have to wait and see how it goes).

03-12-2005, 03:59 PM
started with wilson hyper hammer 6.3
then wilson surge 5.1
then dunlop 300g
then iprestige mid
then wilson tour 90
and am trying to get my hands on some PC600's as we speak; i love my sticks but find them demanding every once in a while, and think the PCs will be slightly less demanding without sacrificing control