View Full Version : Upgrading rackets need suggestions based on my playing style/video

07-15-2010, 02:53 PM
I am a college bound player that has played with a volkl V engine. One of my volkl rackets handles just broke and I'm looking to upgrade. I am a serve and volley player and have a hard flat backhand and heavy top spin forehand. im serving 120mph, and have a big kick serve as a second serve. I lift weights constantly and weigh 190 lbs, I rep 225 6 times benching, and max 280. any ideas on a good racket that I should demo and consider using? Thanks for any suggestions. It is well appreaciated.

Here is a video of me playing some points sorry its in mobile version because I'm posting this on my phone


07-15-2010, 03:09 PM
BP10mid, or KPS88. DO WORK, SON!

07-15-2010, 03:25 PM
What part of the handle break? Volkls have pallets so you can have them replaced.

As far as racquets go, if you want to stay within the Volkl family the closest racquets are the PB10 mid, DNX10 mid and BB11 mid. I used to use the T10VE mid a while back and out of the 3 I mentioned, the PB10 mid is probably the closest out of the bunch. If you want to go into the midplus range, the PB10 MP, BB11 MP and the DC Legend come to mind.

07-15-2010, 03:45 PM
I'm thinking about going away from volkl. I've been looking into fisher dunlop and head rackets. Thanks for the suggestions keep them coming.

07-16-2010, 03:44 AM
I need some ideas. What should I go with dunlop head or fisher?6,

07-16-2010, 04:08 AM
Here is the video of me hitting.


07-16-2010, 08:57 AM
Duns 200, either 18x20 or Tour 16x19, depending on your style and preferences. Tour is sorta heavy, while 18x20 is lighter and quicker swinging.
Both very soft, small shafts, head light balanced.

07-16-2010, 09:10 AM
Get the Slazenger Pro X-1. You wont be able to demo it, but trust me on this one. For an attacking style it cant be beat! Ill never play with a different racquet. Ever

This racquet has EXCELLENT control on the volley. Great spin potential, head light balance and for a 12.oz racquet it doesnt feel nearly that heavy. I too rely on a heavy topspin forehand and a flat backhand and play an attacking style, and I LOVE what this racquet does for my game.

Ive never played with a stick that is so lethal in the right hands at the net.

Imo its the best player's stick that has come out in the past decade. Its discontinued now but finding them isnt that hard, I just got a brand new one a few weeks ago.

I think you'll love it man.

07-16-2010, 09:22 AM
Didnt see your video btw...I did find Kimchi Pancakes to be appealing though.

07-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Here is the video of me hitting


Keep up the suggestions, also what is the best way to demo rackets? Can you demo 4 rackets from TW for 20$? let me know the best way to demo rackets

Thanks guys

07-16-2010, 08:31 PM
^ Isn't the demo price for TW 4 for $10? I'm not exactly sure how it works but that's what I paid when I last demoed from TW but I'm from California so shipping is cheap.

07-16-2010, 08:34 PM
I need some ideas. What should I go with dunlop head or fisher?6,

Fischer, probably closest thing now is Pacific. There's some good feedback on the XForce Pro.

Head series, Prestige or Speed or Radical? Maybe the Extreme series if you like a little more pop (if you don't mind tweeners)?

Dunlop, Aerogel 4D 200? I dismissed it at first because of the specs but the 6pt HL balance wasn't too bad and the frame was pretty solid.

07-16-2010, 09:15 PM
You might want to try using a video minus all the music and editing(I'm sure the girls loved it!). Get a suitable camera angle and then record right through. This will give everyone a better idea of your level.

07-16-2010, 09:57 PM
He appears to be a pretty high-level player from the video - nice serves!

07-16-2010, 10:16 PM
Have you tried the nRage or the Prince Beast?

(Not serious).

07-17-2010, 07:45 AM
All those cheesey effects really get in the way. Why not post a video without any of that and just roll a tiebreaker so we can see what your strengths and weaknesses are? When you edit a showreel of all your strengths it's hard to tell what racquet might help out in your deficiencies. Anyways, it looks like you're too tight. Maybe you should loosen up a bit. You also seem to want to end points very soon. This is a common trait of intermediates developing their game. The more you get better the more faith you'll have in your game and spotting when to make a move and not to rush it. You seem to be rushing to make things happen.