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06-03-2011, 09:05 AM
Need advice for buying a beginners raquet for a small 16 year old gear. She is taking lessons and I wanted to get a decent raquet. Looking to spend in 70 to 90 dollar range maybe more and one that is prestrung.. I have looked at Wilson K Facter zero, Head liguid metal 8, Dunlop Aerogel 1000 and 700, Babolat Y 118 smartgrip. There are so many differant kinds im lost. Please help! Im new to tennis.

06-03-2011, 09:13 AM
Prince TT Warrior.

06-03-2011, 09:27 AM
Head LM or TI radical oversize are good beginner racquets that you can improve with and even play high level with. A versatile frame. I learned with one.

06-03-2011, 05:48 PM
K factor zero, Head LM, Dunlop aerogel 1000. Do you one of these is better than the other or all about the same?

06-03-2011, 06:13 PM
I vote for the Microgel Radical Oversize. It's one of the best in your price range, and I think it beats the snot of out of the other ones you have suggested!

Just my 2cents though! :)


06-04-2011, 08:19 AM
I agree with Fuji. I am a beginner myself and recently bought a Head LM Radical OS to learn with and its been great!! I don't have much experience with other racquets but this one really feels great and really helped my sore elbow.

Good luck!

Steve Huff
06-06-2011, 08:47 PM
I, too, agree with Fuji. A MG Radical OS is great for all ages and levels.

06-14-2011, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the help. Is there much differance in the liquid metal 8 and MG Radical OS?

06-14-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the help. Is there much differance in the liquid metal 8 and MG Radical OS?

LM 8 is a very beginner / very powerful / very light racquet with a huge head. Radical OS is slightly less forgiving / powerful. It rewards hitting the ball properly.

I think its better to learn with a racquet that demands enough to enforce good mechanics but forgiving enough to learn with. You can really use the radical for a long time even as you progress. Good control and overall a great frame to evolve with.

If your daughter is not very athletically inclined than maybe the 8 will help her. But if she has good coordination then definitely the radical OS.

06-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the advice. Im thinking we will get the LM 8.