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sammyboy
02-26-2012, 10:14 AM
So just a few weeks ago I got an mri and was told I have a slap tear. I am a college player and have 2 more seasons left. By taking ibuprofen i can still play and compete with the best in our division but I was wondering if a new racket would help ease the pain on my shoulder. It hurts most for serves and overheads.
I have demoed the aero pro drive gt and liked but i hear a lot of bad things about babolat and shoulder issues. Any suggestions for rackets.
I currently play with the blxsix one 95 18 by 20. I don't mind an open string pattern. But i want to the racket to have good ground strokes because i am an aggressive baseliner in singles. I also play a ton of doubles so a good volleying racket would also be nice.

any suggestions? can changing to another racket even help my shoulder problems?

Muse
02-26-2012, 10:27 AM
If you're really got a tear in the labrum, you should probably stop playing until it heals up. Shoulders are one of the worst things you can injure (like in baseball, blowing out your elbow isn't considered nearly as bad as tearing your labrum) and if you try to play through it now you could risk injuring it more and screwing up the rest of your college career. Since you're in college I'm assuming you hit big hard groundstrokes and forehands, I doubt even the flexiest racquet would help alleviate the pain you feel.

sammyboy
02-26-2012, 10:52 AM
I understand what you are saying muse but the shoulder healing will won't happen without surgery and if i were to do that then i would likely never start for my team. i'm doing fine, and take it on a day by day basis. I mainly want to get through the next couple of months of tennis.

athleticstennis
02-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Try using some natural gut. This is very tough, and I understand in the situation you are. I hope you recover well. The blx six one I would say is a comfortable racquet for me. I haven't used the 18 *20, but have used the 16*18, and for me is very comfortable. Good luck, and hope it goes well.

forthegame
02-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Hi, not sure you need a new racquet, more like you need rest. Have you seen a specialist?

Muse
02-26-2012, 11:40 AM
I understand what you are saying muse but the shoulder healing will won't happen without surgery and if i were to do that then i would likely never start for my team. i'm doing fine, and take it on a day by day basis. I mainly want to get through the next couple of months of tennis.

If you're gonna play, I'd suggest going with a flexy players stick like a prince or a radical pro and stringing it up with gut

Say Chi Sin Lo
02-26-2012, 03:42 PM
You don't need a new racquet, you need a doctor and possibly surgery depending on how badly torn it is.