View Full Version : Whats the best 50 dollar racket i can get

04-26-2005, 03:55 PM
something good for serve and returning slow serves with a slice just over the net

04-26-2005, 04:00 PM
Something second-hand (look on ****) or, if you don't like that, check out the Liquidation section on TW's main site.

04-26-2005, 05:19 PM
The Wilson Prostaff Torch is a good racquet (could use better cosmetics) for 49.99.

04-26-2005, 05:48 PM
The walmart special!! Wilson Ti.2

04-26-2005, 06:10 PM
Probably a Prince Thundercloud (although it may be $60).

04-26-2005, 06:14 PM
something good for serve and returning slow serves with a slice just over the net

don't buy anything stiff (over 65 in stiffness)
prefer graphite, better on your body.
Wilson 6.0 95 2nd hand.
don't buy anything too light (buy over 11oz)

Jerry Seinfeld
04-26-2005, 07:08 PM
I agree with darkhorse...the Prince Thundercloud is tough to beat for the money.

04-26-2005, 08:24 PM
Rather than get a cheap new racquet, I would suggest getting a first class used racquet. Most frames will last for ten years these days and when someone wants to sell they will ususally let it go for a song, so a good deal for you.
The important thing is not price, but that it fits your game and feels good to you.

Capt. Willie
04-26-2005, 08:38 PM
Why not spend a little more and get something like a POG? I don't know what level you play at but they can be used by just about anyone. And they aren't that expensive compared to other racquets.

04-26-2005, 09:08 PM
When I got back into the game a few months back I went on a $20-$30 used buying spree all across ****. After a dozen (older) racquets I still hadnt found what I wanted. Somebody on the forum suggested I try a couple of the $50 clearance specials here on TW. I bought both the Wilson Torch and a Yonex RQ Ti Power Long. The Wilson played about as ugly as it looked and I gave it to my 12 yr old. He absolutely hated it and it is now in the hands of my 5yr old to play with and keep himself busy (and out of the way) while Dad and bro play..oh by the way the 5 yr old thinks it looks cool....it figures.

The Yonex I had strung at 60lbs with Prince Topspin and it played very well for a $50 stick and I would probably still be playing with it until I tried out a Fischer with the GDS system (another used $50 **** deal). After the Fischer the difference was very clear and both me and my son have switched to Fischers. I still have the Yonex and still play with it but its been reduced to my doubles racquet. It was still by far the best "new" racquet I bought for $50.

Fifty bucks can buy you a great racquet on the classified forum here. I wish I had heard of the TW message board before I bought all those older rackets off of ****.

04-26-2005, 09:20 PM
i play advanced division but have trouble with kick serves and slow serves that come straight too me.

04-26-2005, 09:28 PM
Well I got 2 POGs for $20... lol

But I think thats kind of hard to come by.

04-26-2005, 09:37 PM
what is a pog

04-26-2005, 09:57 PM
You can usually get the Wilson Prostaff 6.0 95 in good condition for about $60 on ****. Also maybe look into the Volkl C10 Pro or the Volkl Tour 10 on ****...

Capt. Willie
04-26-2005, 10:02 PM
what is a pog Prince Original Graphite

04-26-2005, 10:08 PM
If you don't mind spending a little more, I got a brand new TiRad OS for $69 last year. I am sure you can buy one for this price or even lower, if they havent sold out yet.

04-27-2005, 01:57 AM
Rather than get a cheap new racquet, I would suggest getting a first class used racquet.

My thinking too.

04-27-2005, 02:32 AM
If you don't mind spending a few more $$, The Prince TT Bandit is much better then the Wilson Torch & Prince T-Cloud. Even if you had to buy a Prince More Attack for a few more $, you could do worse.

04-27-2005, 03:36 AM
Head Pro Tour 280

04-27-2005, 04:09 AM
I would go with a Prostaff Wilson Surge ($60) or a Ti.Radical ($60). Both are excellent and available, but out of production.

04-27-2005, 05:55 AM
many of the racquets listed above are available for $39 online if you know the right sites.... Sorta like Dracquets but different first letter

04-27-2005, 06:11 AM
Demo some current sticks and when you find one you like look for its former generation model. It wont be exactly the same as the current model but it will be close.

04-27-2005, 09:05 AM
If you are patient, Head Radicals, the originals through the i-series just go for a song, under $50 on ****, and as low as $15-25.