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FedFollow
07-19-2011, 05:10 PM
Would someone with more experience than me help compare these raquets. I just started playing again in February after a 20 year layoff from the game. I have both strung with Black Venom at 55 lbs. They play very similar to me.

El Diablo
07-19-2011, 05:13 PM
Have hit with both, more pop and spin with the 500 in my hands, more comfort and control with the BLX. Of similar racquets, I prefered the Exo Black, but it was a bit too hard on my arm.

FedFollow
07-19-2011, 05:24 PM
Have hit with both, more pop and spin with the 500 in my hands, more comfort and control with the BLX. Of similar racquets, I prefered the Exo Black, but it was a bit too hard on my arm.

Thanks. I seem to be more accurate with the BLX. I miss long more with the 500. No reason why I can't use both for a while as my technique improves. Leaning to the BLX although that may change as I play more.

Sandwichman
07-19-2011, 05:26 PM
The Pro Open, in all its incarnations, has long been regarded as a great frame, and imo a APD beater/rival. Never tried the 500T, but I have never really liked the Dunlop feel.

TheBoom
07-19-2011, 05:44 PM
Haven't tried the biomimetic 500 tour but the 4D version was ok. As long as you hit with a lot of spin it will go in and not long however i found the control lacking a bit, didn't hit with the pro open much only a hit here and there but it seemed like it could do some good

FedFollow
07-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Really appreciate all. Playing at 6, 100 degrees in SC. Will keep swinging both for now, maybe the BLX a bit more.

A_Instead
07-20-2011, 12:31 PM
I have had both. Didnt care for the Bio 500. Really liked the BLX Open.
I am playing with the Pure Storm GT lately and really, really liking it.

FedFollow
07-20-2011, 05:19 PM
Played 3 hrs. Even found a 2 hand BH. Guess I am now a BLX player. Still believe the 500 is a good raquet. The PO just feels right.