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Alejandro Lanza
03-17-2012, 07:59 PM
I've been meaning to get a decent racquet for ages and last week i finally ordered one (radical mg os). I still haven't received it so today i used my cheap walmart federer 110, it looks like she knew she was going to be retired, this was the end result after hitting an overhead shot:

http://s15.postimage.org/owq1vkgzf/03172012327.jpg

and this was 10 min before finishing my class, so i think she made an effort to stay together during our last date...

Xizel
03-17-2012, 08:22 PM
I restrung mine and the head size drastically lowered.

JGads
03-17-2012, 08:30 PM
Key question: in or out?

sansaephanh
03-17-2012, 11:49 PM
Key question: in or out?

haha^

now i'm curious as well!

nalvarado
03-18-2012, 11:24 AM
Good god that throat. Why would they design a racquet like that?

Fuji
03-18-2012, 11:56 AM
Good god that throat. Why would they design a racquet like that?

My lady's father has a pair of those rackets, they worked for a while for him until I got him into the 300T's. I could never use those things though, they tore my shoulder out of socket LOL!

-Fuji

SFrazeur
03-18-2012, 01:05 PM
Good god that throat. Why would they design a racquet like that?

Because it looks awesome. I'd like to see them make a graphite racquet with that bridge design. In fact it would be awesome to see an entire racquet made like that as much as possible. An impossible pain in the *** to string, but awesome.

-SF

Rock Strongo
03-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Because it looks awesome. I'd like to see them make a graphite racquet with that bridge design. In fact it would be awesome to see an entire racquet made like that as much as possible. An impossible pain in the *** to string, but awesome.

-SF

Estusa had one of those, but I can't for the life of me find it...

Alejandro Lanza
03-29-2012, 09:37 PM
I just found out that lower part is SCREWED to the racquet, i found that amazing, no wonder the main hoop gets so stressed and breaks:

http://s15.postimage.org/qapyfohq1/03262012341.jpg

but that i can understand, it's not meant to last.
What i found most concerning is that the actual thing isn't properly aligned to the handle, as you can see here it's off center:

http://s7.postimage.org/6ywyrq6ob/03262012346.jpg

so depending on how which side i grabbed the racquet from, the actual impact angle would vary significantly. Frustro-matic for ya!

leroy_sunset
03-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Ahh, I warmly remember breaking my first aluminum stick. My new, super-light graphite Pro Kennex was the envy of the tennis team.

FearOfTheDark
03-29-2012, 10:53 PM
Estusa had one of those, but I can't for the life of me find it...

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=418122&page=2

Refer to post #22.. :)