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TennisKid1
02-17-2012, 08:38 PM
Hey guys, I was looking for a racket that gives a bit more oomph on the serves without sacrificing too much of the control of the Prestige Pro. Does anyone have thoughts regarding what racket could possibly bring my serve over the top?

drakulie
02-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Kblade 98 ain't it. Great frame, but definitely won't have more pop than the Prestige Pro.

Perhaps the Wilson Pro Open, Technifibre 315, Donnay Pro One, Head Extreme MP or Pro, etc.

Also, sometimes a change in string will do the trick rather than a change in sticks.

Good luck.

TennisKid1
02-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Yeah lately I've been using PHT with addiction at 57/59 and I've been gradually trying to lower it and right now im with Revenge and Addiction at 55/56... might have to go to full multi

drakulie
02-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Try 17 gauge, and perhaps try and string your cross strings lower than your mains, not higher.

tennis_pr0
02-17-2012, 10:01 PM
Prestige pro is an open string patterm, you can find many racs that head size with an open pattern...

DeShaun
02-17-2012, 10:33 PM
You might try the Youtek Radical Pro. If you like the feel of the Prestige Pro's pop--snappy/stiff/vaguely springy, although the Radical Pro's hoop is only two inches larger, it feels much greater. There's more of that hoop-flexing springiness in the Radical Pro, with the result being comparatively more oomph on serve, and more safety when taking bigger cuts in your ground strokes. The beam feels extremely thin, yet because it is so stiff, it flexes very nicely under great impact-loads.

Bartelby
02-17-2012, 11:56 PM
I think it would be important to match the swingweight.

I haven't tried it but the tecnifibre tfight 320 reads close to the pro.

ductrung3993
02-18-2012, 09:55 PM
APD or the PDR?

ductrung3993
02-18-2012, 09:56 PM
Rebel 98?
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VOLLEY KING
02-18-2012, 10:10 PM
I know some people are gonna go nuts but in my opinion the Donnay dual pro 18x20 Soon to be repainted and renamed the Dual pro one 18x20 is extremely similar to the Kblade except a bit more pop .

The numbers seem to add up and I personally found them to play similar but some may disagree with that.

Please do not confuse this with the dual pro one 16x19 because that racquet is way more powerful than the Kblade.

Here are the specs in case your interested :


Head Size

Donnay97in˛ / 626cm˛
Kblade 98in˛ / 632cm˛

Length

Donnay27.00in / 68.58cm Kblade  27.00in / 68.58cm

Weight
 Donnay  11.50oz / 326g Kblade 11.10oz / 315g

Balance Point

Donnay 4pts HL
Kblade    3 pts HL

Swing Weight

Donnay327
Kblade325

Frame Stiffness

Donnay 64
Kblade 67

Beam Width

Donnay21.5mm
Kblade20.0mm

Tip / Shaft

Donnay21.5mm / 21.5mm
Kblade 20.0mm / 20.0mm

Power Level

Donnay Low-Medium
Kblade Low

String Pattern
Donnay 18Mains / 20Crosses
Kblade 18 Mains / 20 Crosses

edman9898
02-19-2012, 07:54 AM
The TEC 320 has a similar feel and does serve better. However, it will feel more sluggish in groundstrokes and you will not get as much spin. I just switched from the 320 to the Pro.

tymmh789
02-19-2012, 09:01 AM
Hey guys, I was looking for a racket that gives a bit more oomph on the serves without sacrificing too much of the control of the Prestige Pro. Does anyone have thoughts regarding what racket could possibly bring my serve over the top?

I would try stringing a little bit lower with whatever string your currently using. When I demoed the Prestige Pro it had some poly/synthetic hybrid strung around 60. I hit with it once and then cut them out and string Black magic at 52 and everything was much better. Same control but I had even more spin and power on all shots.