View Full Version : New Racquet Advice

03-08-2012, 11:50 AM
This is my first post, so please let me know if you need more info than I'm about to give. Any help would be very useful
I am a 4.0-4.5 player. I have been using a Dunlop 300g OS racquet
(http://web.archive.org/web/20050312142233/http://www.tennisracquets.com/rackets_pages/Dunlop/g300os.html) (http://web.archive.org/web/20050312142233/http://www.tennisracquets.com/rackets_pages/Dunlop/g300os.html) for the past two years with RPM Blast strings. I feel ready for a new stick but would love some advice before deciding what to demo. Need to get a new one soon before the season starts so I can break it in.
I don't know much about racquets. I like my Dunlop, but feel I need a bit more power. A smaller head. But I really don't want to compromise my accuracy. I've been thinking about demoing the Babolat Roddick Pure Drive, the AeorPro, Dunlop 300 Biometric, Prince 03 Silver.
Any help would be great :) thanks!

sunof tennis
03-08-2012, 02:21 PM
I found the new Head IG Radical Pro to be a pretty powerful racquet with more control than the Pure Drive Roddick.

Deuces Wild
03-08-2012, 03:11 PM
I'd say demo the Bio 300 Tour and Bio 500 Tour as well.

03-08-2012, 07:30 PM
thanks for the suggestions!
what about the Head YOUTEK IG Speed 18x20 and Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 100 BLX?

sunof tennis
03-09-2012, 06:04 AM
The PSBLX 100 is interesting. It has pretty good control for a 100 sq. in. racquet. It is very light though. Couldn't hurt to demo. Playing with the 95 version. Good racquet but not very powerful, definitely a control racquet.

03-09-2012, 06:00 PM
Hmm..I have a similar problem too, don't know which racquet to choose! I think it might depend on what type of player you are. Are you a counterpuncher/serve&volleyer/aggressive baseliner/all courter, etc. ?

From personal experience, the Babolats are great if you like to stay at the baseline. If you find your serve a little weak, I'd recommend getting the Roddick Plus, if not, the regular version will do.

AeroPro-do you like spin? If so get the racquet

Dunlop-I have heard its really good, but have yet to try it out

Prince-don't know much

Can all of you here, help me out too?

03-09-2012, 06:02 PM
Sorry, didn't see your other post.

Head SPEED: heard it's good but not great (more of hyped up because of the Djoker's awesomeness), but I have also heard when it comes to netplay, it's magnificent.

Wilson Pro Staff- from what I've heard, it's a really good Pro racquet, but not a great club player's racquet

03-13-2012, 06:54 AM
why Roddick plus?