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jd1966
06-29-2005, 11:36 AM
Looking for your thoughts on the best racquets from the baseline ?? Tks

ferrari_827
06-29-2005, 11:42 AM
Easy. Yonex RD-7 (!)

badmice2
07-29-2005, 08:52 AM
POG...simply the best of the baseline class.

uxnaitoahz
07-29-2005, 09:01 AM
Best baseline racquet for pounding winners, from personal experience, is the Pure Drive. But I am switcing to the PS 85 :D

cakewalk
07-29-2005, 09:18 AM
It's hard to pound winners w/ the ps85 - -so watch out if u plan on doing this unless you are the incredible hulk ;)

However I did play with the N61 and it looks like it has some wicked pounding action and stable response from the baseline.

Rabbit
07-29-2005, 09:35 AM
Whatever you play best with from the baseline.

ProStaff 85 Users
1. Jimmy Connors
2. Chris Evert
3. Stefan Edberg
4. Pete Sampras
5. Jennifer Capriati
6. Jim Courier
7. Aaron Krickstein (borrowed from Courier one U.S. Open)
8. Roger Federer

Dunlop Max 200G users
1. John McEnroe
2. Steffi Graf
3. Martina Navratilova
4. Patrick McEnroe (who do you think got John to try one?)

The disparity in the players listed above is illustration of the fact that some (most) times it's not the racket.

Prestige_Spin
07-29-2005, 09:45 AM
The Babolat Pure Drive, maybe even the Pure Drive Plus. Another good choice might be the Aeropro Drive or Drive Plus. Babolat makes grerat racquets because their not too head light but their not head heavy. A combination of a great racquet!!!

Rabbit
07-29-2005, 10:17 AM
Another good example!

Babolat Pure Drive Users
1. Andy Roddick
2. Wayne Arthurs
3. Ivan Ljubicic
4. Carlos Moya
5. Rod Laver
6. Alex Corretja

Another fairly diverse group

uxnaitoahz
07-29-2005, 11:04 AM
lmao. You think Rod Laver used a Pure Drive?

uxnaitoahz
07-29-2005, 11:07 AM
It's hard to pound winners w/ the ps85 - -so watch out if u plan on doing this unless you are the incredible hulk ;)

However I did play with the N61 and it looks like it has some wicked pounding action and stable response from the baseline.

Na, I am no hulk. But I hit with decent pace. Besides, switching to 85 for me is to experience a new style of play.

Rabbit
07-30-2005, 03:45 AM
lmao. You think Rod Laver used a Pure Drive?

Why yes. Last time I saw him play, he was using a Pure Drive.

Flatspin
07-30-2005, 04:07 AM
Simple: The Prestige series of frames and designed for baseline play. Just powerful enough but with emphasis on control. The Pure Drive ..... is rather recent. Even today ..... the LM Prestige is one of the most used frames on the men's tour. The Prestige series has had a huge showing for many years. Hard to beat it's success! Period!!