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TheBoom
06-09-2011, 06:38 PM
Just thought it'd be an interesting question. Does it and if so how?
My 300 tours do because they are extremely versitile, easygoing, and has lots of potential and only have one weakness and that is their light weight and i am "lightweight" as well 6' 6" 190

bertrevert
06-09-2011, 06:40 PM
Chipped and old - yes :)

alen_david
06-09-2011, 06:44 PM
Just thought it'd be an interesting question. Does it and if so how?
My 300 tours do because they are extremely versitile and only have onw weakness and that is their light weight and i am "lightweight" as well 6' 6" 190

HOLY CRAP 6' 6" ?! You, my man, must serve like Karlovic! Isner!

Chipped and old - yes :)

Haha, funny!

LeeD
06-09-2011, 06:49 PM
My Aero500's do for sure...
Cheap, lightweight (10.2 oz), instant gratification, get's worst with age.

alen_david
06-09-2011, 06:50 PM
Oops forgot to share

YT Prestige Mid

Small head size = 5' 9"

Heavy racket = 185 lbs

I'm totally the opposite of the OP.

Hmm I guess I can say I'm a fairly precise person haha.

TheBoom
06-09-2011, 06:55 PM
Haha yes i'm tall but my serve is estimated at 90ish mph give or take which isn't where i want it but oh well i'll get it better this summer

Timbo's hopeless slice
06-09-2011, 07:09 PM
hmm, I play with a small headed, heavy and flexible stick that is a bit out of the mainstream (Dunlop bio 200)

I'm 175cm, 80 kg (don't ask me to work that out in feet and pounds!) and quite extroverted, I have a pretty decent all court game but only an average service speed (for an open player at least)

So, kind of small, heavy, a bit flashy and underpowered.

You might have something here, Boomster!

Тинана
06-09-2011, 07:43 PM
OP, that is an interesting analogy. I've never thought of that. I am about 5'6 and quite outspoken but conservative. I play on the hard-court most of time. I like lightweight rackets (bright color) with a large sweetspot. Prince is my favorite brand.

Fuji
06-09-2011, 07:46 PM
Somewhat!

5'10-5'11
Slim (160lbs)

Happy, Laid back!

Odd thing is though, that now almost all my rackets weight 13.0+oz....

PSC6.1 - 13.6oz
KPS88 - 13.8oz
YTKPM - 13.0oz
RDS001 - 13.4oz
RQiS1Tour - 13.0oz

:)

-Fuji

tennisfarmer
06-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Somewhat!

5'10-5'11
Slim (160lbs)

Happy, Laid back!

Odd thing is though, that now almost all my rackets weight 13.0+oz....

PSC6.1 - 13.6oz
KPS88 - 13.8oz
YTKPM - 13.0oz
RDS001 - 13.4oz
RQiS1Tour - 13.0oz

:)

-Fuji

that's too heavy, you are sacrificing mobility an racquet head speed

martinrousev
06-10-2011, 12:51 AM
I play with Redondos but wouldn't call myself soft :-P

trilix
06-10-2011, 02:02 AM
It probably does. I like classic slick designs. Although I would love a ps 6.0 95 in thin k90 beam :-)

I don't like all the fancy talk about materials based on snakes, sharks, bio, etc..

sixone90
06-10-2011, 03:36 AM
BLX90
KBT

6'
159lbs

retlod
06-10-2011, 05:02 AM
I don't have multiple personalities. :)

brownsfan456
06-10-2011, 05:10 AM
Not really. I am a bulky guy, but play with the lightweight Dunlop 4D 300.

TheBoom
06-10-2011, 05:12 AM
Not just like your physical features but like your actual personality too

brownsfan456
06-10-2011, 05:15 AM
Hmm yea then I would have to say it does. I'm edgy and the 300 has that cool paint job. It has a big head too haha

ollinger
06-10-2011, 07:17 AM
My racquet even reflects my physiology.....we are both carbon based.

AirK
06-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Prestige nough said.

blackfrido
06-10-2011, 01:04 PM
of course it does...I played with tons a different racquets for the past 5 years :)

Doubles
06-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Flexy, forgiving, controlled. I'm pretty much the complete opposite of my rackets...

jmverdugo
06-10-2011, 01:21 PM
Interesting... I am have been using the LM Radical for over 2 years now, it is a very good racquet, it is practical with room to improvement and cheap yet solid and delivers when you ask for it ... I think you into something here...

TheBoom
06-10-2011, 02:32 PM
Just got an ignite 95! I am like it because at first glance i can look stiff or rageful but when i am given a chance i am nice and forgiving :)

Mick
06-10-2011, 02:34 PM
i think so, i am sort of a perfectionist and all of my racquets are pretty much in perfect conditions, even the ones that i play with :)

6-2/6-4/6-0
06-10-2011, 06:36 PM
unique, traditional, demanding, versatile, flexible, precise.

yeh, pretty much me. i'm a dunlop max imf kinda guy - 200g/300i...

UWBTennis
06-10-2011, 06:47 PM
60 flex, 2 pts head heavy, 10.5 oz strung weight, 97 head size, and standard length.

Well, I consider myself flexible, and I think I'm rather smart so that's the head heavy part. And I'm 5 ft 7, so "standard" length. That's where it stops though, my racket is light and I'm like 200 lbs, so not too good.

anirut
06-10-2011, 11:00 PM
I think the Redondo somewhat reflects my personality -- it just doesn't stiffen up! :lol:

StumpyDaMooseGod
06-10-2011, 11:06 PM
Diablo.

Yeah sure.:twisted:

USERNAME
06-10-2011, 11:21 PM
My Prestige frames are controlled and precise just like me! Also they are red which just so happens to be the color of my skin when I stay in the sun for a long time :)

USERNAME
06-10-2011, 11:24 PM
Just got an ignite 95! I am like it because at first glance i can look stiff or rageful but when i am given a chance i am nice and forgiving :)

That thing can produce a HEAVY ball, it just feels sooo slow.

O.fa
06-11-2011, 12:37 PM
Yes. The APDC. It thinks it's good but it's not. Like me.

whomad15
06-11-2011, 12:42 PM
the racquet I use is older than I am.
POG mid.
I do like the nearly solid black outfit when I play (not so much outdoors on sunny days though)

fuzz nation
06-11-2011, 01:06 PM
My grandmother was from Germany, so that may explain the devotion to my Volkl C10's.

My attentions also runs in more of the off-beat direction, so my Prince NXG's, both mid and mid-plus, will probably always have a place in my bag.

TheBoom
06-11-2011, 02:38 PM
That thing can produce a HEAVY ball, it just feels sooo slow.

It really does!!!

eliza
06-11-2011, 03:19 PM
You tell me:
1) Babolat APC
2)Babolat PD
2)Dunlop 500Tour
3)Dunlop 200 MFil

TripleB
06-11-2011, 04:29 PM
Yes...my Prince Ozone Tours are 'holey' with their open grommets and I'm 'holy' because Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!

TripleB

FedererBestTennis
06-11-2011, 04:29 PM
Ehh...kind of.

110 lb, 14-year old. NTRP 5.0

BLX 6.1 95 16x18/Pro Hurricane 16 @ 57/56 lbs

All the other kids my age use the BLX 95 team or light, and I just roll my eyes. :)

Up&comer
06-11-2011, 06:26 PM
160 pound 15 year old, 5 11 or so, athletic with strong legs and relatively narrow shoulders. (hehe I'm headlight). 4 star but will be 5 when rankings come out, and I use a pretty heavily weighted apdgt (12.7 oz, 6 pts headlight) which is about the same balance as me.

However I do serve and volley almost exclusively, and an apdgt is known as a baseliners racket.

goober
06-12-2011, 12:55 PM
hmm extended length and stiff,,, let me see if my wife can weigh in on the matter.

Meriko
06-12-2011, 01:03 PM
I use YT Prestiges. Smooth, elegant and precise; Everything i'm not :-P

Fuji
06-12-2011, 01:35 PM
that's too heavy, you are sacrificing mobility an racquet head speed

LOL! Notice how I didn't say the balances? Trust me, I'm not sacrificing any mobility. :) I play a lot of doubles, and that's with some of my heavier sticks.

(Just in case you are wondering, almost every single one of my sticks have at least a 9 point head light balance, they range from 8-12 points HL.)

-Fuji

Up&comer
06-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Yes...my Prince Ozone Tours are 'holey' with their open grommets and I'm 'holy' because Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!

TripleB

Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:9.

Just joking around.

Тинана
06-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Yes...my Prince Ozone Tours are 'holey' with their open grommets and I'm 'holy' because Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!

TripleB

TripleB, Jesus Christ is my lord and Savior too. I am a fan of Prince.


Looks like I am the shortest among you all.

HEADfamilydynasty
06-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Heavy Racket (14+), powerful, fast, steady
Yes

Jaewonnie
06-16-2011, 06:38 PM
Prestige mid allows me to vent my rage through flat bomb serves.

HEADfamilydynasty
06-18-2011, 04:26 PM
same with me

TheBoom
06-18-2011, 04:50 PM
It is interesting to hear these responses. I never thought about it then i'm like wait this is weird!!!!!

DoctorBackhand
07-17-2011, 09:53 AM
My POGOS is old yet new, fairly flexible, powerful, and oversized.
I am puny, young (14) not flexible at all, not powerful, and pretty thin.

Ben Hadd
07-17-2011, 02:22 PM
PDGT135th. Needed alot of "fixin" to get it good, just like me lol.

Kaz00
07-17-2011, 03:36 PM
Sexy lookin plays amazing. Yup PST

Rabbit
07-17-2011, 04:37 PM
TripleB, Jesus Christ is my lord and Savior too. I am a fan of Prince.


Looks like I am the shortest among you all.

Hell, put me on both teams too! 5'7" here...average height. ;)