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PrimeChoice
10-30-2012, 02:22 PM
I used to play with an old ProStaff 6.5
Pawned 4 of em of for like $50 bucks :(

I like
Wilson
Head
Babalot

basically, federer's, murrary, novak, and nedal/tsonga's rackquet

I just bought a nedal racquet but find I can't hit a big flat serve or as solid of a backhand as I can with an old ProStaff:evil:

MikeHitsHard93
10-30-2012, 02:29 PM
I like all of these brands a lot.

I believe I am sticking with Wilson though, because I love my pro open.
I also love Wilson pro overgrip.

Lavs
10-30-2012, 02:31 PM
In order of my preference (based on experience):

1. Dunlop
2. Head
3. Kneissl

NetNinja68
10-30-2012, 08:06 PM
Although I have had brief love affairs with several different brands of racquets I keep coming back to Wilson for the feel. I am a strong guy and do not need to seek out artificial power to be competitive on the court. Honestly I am really anticipating the new Blade 98 with the 16X19 string pattern!!
I am not one of these silly little dudes that is so defensive about a brand that I get bent out of shape when someone disagrees with my preferences. Unless you are getting paid by a particular manufacturer to use their racquet then you should explore and enjoy the plethora of options available today.

atlfalcons12
10-30-2012, 08:37 PM
1. Dunlop
2. Yonex
3. Wilson

rafafan20
10-30-2012, 08:42 PM
yonex & tfibre

rdis10093
10-30-2012, 08:43 PM
yonex or die

jnd28
10-30-2012, 09:24 PM
Volkl
Volkl
Dunlop

Andyroo10567
10-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Head
Dunlop
Kneissl
Babolat
Wilson
Prince

vegasgt3
10-30-2012, 10:02 PM
Dunlop
Yonex
Volkl
Head
Donnay

rommil
10-30-2012, 10:25 PM
Yonex, Yonex and Yonex:)

Timbo's hopeless slice
10-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Volkl
Dunlop
Head
Slazenger

adista4
10-30-2012, 10:35 PM
Head, Prince, Donnay

esgee48
10-30-2012, 10:37 PM
Head, ProKennex, Volkl

dhdriver
10-30-2012, 11:09 PM
Head Wilson Yonex Dunlop Volkl

treblings
10-30-2012, 11:18 PM
Head, Dunlop, V÷lkl
from the mid-80┤s: Snauwaert and Donnay
add to that Slazenger woodies

BlueB
10-31-2012, 12:25 AM
Prince, Prince, Prince, ..........................., Head, Wilson

SystemicAnomaly
10-31-2012, 12:36 AM
1 - Prince
2 - Volkl
3 - Wilson

treblings
10-31-2012, 12:37 AM
Prince, Prince, Prince, ..........................., Head, Wilson

what┤s your favourite prince racquet?

FoldingChair
10-31-2012, 12:43 AM
1. Dunlop
2. Fischer
3. Yonex

purple-n-gold
10-31-2012, 12:48 AM
1-Yonex
2-Head

NickJ
10-31-2012, 01:29 AM
I've played with Wilson's for years mainly the PS OG 95, but I wouldn't say they're my favourite. I love the more rarer frames, the ones you don't see on every court of every club of every town.

1) Pro Kennex (particularly the Redondo)
2) Volkl
3) Dunlop

I know Volkls & Dunlops aren't what you could class as rare but where I live you don't see them a lot. All the kids either use Wilsons or Babolats wanting to be Fed or Rafa. Older players use a mix of those & Head. Apart from mine, I've never seen another Pro Kennex. I get quite a few people coming up wanting to know what it is.

treblings
10-31-2012, 02:22 AM
I've played with Wilson's for years mainly the PS OG 95, but I wouldn't say they're my favourite. I love the more rarer frames, the ones you don't see on every court of every club of every town.

1) Pro Kennex (particularly the Redondo)
2) Volkl
3) Dunlop

I know Volkls & Dunlops aren't what you could class as rare but where I live you don't see them a lot. All the kids either use Wilsons or Babolats wanting to be Fed or Rafa. Older players use a mix of those & Head. Apart from mine, I've never seen another Pro Kennex. I get quite a few people coming up wanting to know what it is.

surprising that you don┤t see more dunlops in the u.k.
in austria, where i live, dunlop still has some following, maybe due to the fact, that our top player is using them

robbo1970
10-31-2012, 02:40 AM
Dunlop for me.

It is quite surprising I don't see more using them in the UK, especially with the Sports Direct association.

treblings
10-31-2012, 02:45 AM
Dunlop for me.

It is quite surprising I don't see more using them in the UK, especially with the Sports Direct association.

i see you went with the 300 over the 500 after all:)

El Nino
10-31-2012, 03:15 AM
Weed, Vortex and Gamma :twisted:

Greg G
10-31-2012, 04:08 AM
Yonex and yonex10char :)

robbo1970
10-31-2012, 05:31 AM
i see you went with the 300 over the 500 after all:)

I did indeed and I love it. I actually bought 2 in the end.

Perfect amount of power and the control is superb from all areas.

Its more or less in stock form too. I switched the gecko tac for the biomimetic tour grip (like Hydramax) and it feels much better. The gecko tac is just too tacky. Apart from that, its as Dunlop intended :)

treblings
10-31-2012, 06:25 AM
I did indeed and I love it. I actually bought 2 in the end.

Perfect amount of power and the control is superb from all areas.

Its more or less in stock form too. I switched the gecko tac for the biomimetic tour grip (like Hydramax) and it feels much better. The gecko tac is just too tacky. Apart from that, its as Dunlop intended :)

they are great racquets. i have two in the tour version. play them with a leather grip though

NickJ
10-31-2012, 06:29 AM
surprising that you don┤t see more dunlops in the u.k.
in austria, where i live, dunlop still has some following, maybe due to the fact, that our top player is using them

I think it's as I've said, the kids I coach pretend they're one of the top 4, none of which use a Dunlop. Sad but true. I've used the original Max 200g and it's various incarnations down the years and have to say it's one the true players frames there is. But it doesn't have the kudos/status that Wilson, Bab or Head have. Unless any top pro is using one it'll stay that way, defintely where i live anyway. Hopefully as these kids get older and they have their own disposable income and can try different racquets, they'll come to realise there is more to life than beyond the major manufacturers. I suppose at the moment they just pester the parents to have the Rafa racquet! Even if it is the junior version or a 'lesser' frame made to look like an AeroPro.

treblings
10-31-2012, 06:33 AM
I think it's as I've said, the kids I coach pretend they're one of the top 4, none of which use a Dunlop. Sad but true. I've used the original Max 200g and it's various incarnations down the years and have to say it's one the true players frames there is. But it doesn't have the kudos/status that Wilson, Bab or Head have. Unless any top pro is using one it'll stay that way, defintely where i live anyway. Hopefully as these kids get older and they have their own disposable income and can try different racquets, they'll come to realise there is more to life than beyond the major manufacturers. I suppose at the moment they just pester the parents to have the Rafa racquet! Even if it is the junior version or a 'lesser' frame made to look like an AeroPro.

i can understand that and think you┤re right. the juniors that i coach are certainly inflicted by that as well:)
i just thought that maybe dunlop had a junior sponsorship program for the u.k., them being a domestic company

NickJ
10-31-2012, 06:42 AM
i can understand that and think you┤re right. the juniors that i coach are certainly inflicted by that as well:)
i just thought that maybe dunlop had a junior sponsorship program for the u.k., them being a domestic company

Maybe they do. I haven't checked sorry.
Tell you something though, they absolutely love it when I get my Snauwert Ergonom out of the bag . . . !!!

treblings
10-31-2012, 06:49 AM
Maybe they do. I haven't checked sorry.
Tell you something though, they absolutely love it when I get my Snauwert Ergonom out of the bag . . . !!!

i┤ve got on of those as well:)
everybody┤s surprised how well it plays
the other novelty frame i own is a donnay roland stadler at 82cm

smarulanda
10-31-2012, 07:22 AM
Wilson
Head
Prince
Babolat

robbo1970
10-31-2012, 08:33 AM
they are great racquets. i have two in the tour version. play them with a leather grip though

Nice one.

A few ounces too much for me, but great looking rackets.

With the range and variety that Dunlop has, why look anywhere else :)

BlueB
10-31-2012, 11:04 AM
what┤s your favourite prince racquet?
O3 White. Right to my fave specs, of the shelf. Sometimes I add few grams of led to 2/10.
I love POG OS 4-stripe too, but always modiffy it to lighter grip.

SwissXV
10-31-2012, 11:15 AM
1. Dunlop - Love my Hotmelt 300g
2. Prince
3. Yonex
4. Head

TripleB
10-31-2012, 11:20 AM
Rossignol
Wilson
Dunlop
Yonex

TripleB

sargeinaz
10-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Fischer, Volkl, Kneissl, Wilson. There's stick I enjoy from almost every company to be honest except babolat and prince.

treblings
10-31-2012, 11:56 AM
Nice one.

A few ounces too much for me, but great looking rackets.

With the range and variety that Dunlop has, why look anywhere else :)

beats me:) i do have a weakness for old head prestiges though

treblings
10-31-2012, 11:58 AM
O3 White. Right to my fave specs, of the shelf. Sometimes I add few grams of led to 2/10.
I love POG OS 4-stripe too, but always modiffy it to lighter grip.

POG is a great racquet:) for some reason the newer prince models with speedports and such don┤t work for me.

rev200g
10-31-2012, 12:45 PM
My top 3:
Dunlop
Yonex
Head

BHiC
10-31-2012, 02:01 PM
I like all the Dunlops I am seeing!

For me, my top 3 is -

1. Dunlop
2. Dunlop
3. Wilson

Squidward
10-31-2012, 02:34 PM
Pro Kennex
Head
Babolat

kimguroo
10-31-2012, 02:35 PM
1. Prince prince prince ^_^
I started tennis with o3 technology and like muted feeling.
My favorite racket was Japanese rebel 95 and 105" but nowadays
I experiment with old prince extended OS rackets (Bandit, hornet and euipe longbody). So far so good ^_^.
2. Wilson
3. Head

rainingaces
10-31-2012, 02:39 PM
Head are most reliable in my experience.

NickJ
11-01-2012, 01:23 AM
i┤ve got on of those as well:)
everybody┤s surprised how well it plays
the other novelty frame i own is a donnay roland stadler at 82cm

A Donnay what?!? I can't even find anything on Google. Can you post pics? If not please email me. nickj73@hotmail.co.uk Thanks

treblings
11-01-2012, 07:28 AM
A Donnay what?!? I can't even find anything on Google. Can you post pics? If not please email me. nickj73@hotmail.co.uk Thanks

Roland Stadler was a swiss tennis player in the 80┤s who played double-handed on both sides and promoted that. he wrote at least one book about it, maybe more, saying that playing double-handed was much less stressful for the body,...
http://www.stadler-tennis-team.ch you can also find him on wikipedia
he experimented with longer racquets to counter the disadvantage of a limited reach, and obviously convinced Donnay to build a limited range of longer racquets for him. i know of two, the Roland Stadler Revolution 740 and the Roland Stadler Revolution 820. they look a lot like the Pro Cynetic1 of that era, if you know that. but as the name said, the 740 was 74cm and the 820 was 82cm long
very flexible racquets, interesting on groundstrokes, impossible on volleys and serve(would need a long adjustment period)

markm8
11-01-2012, 07:42 AM
Purely because I can play tennis regularly again after tennis elbow I love Pro Kennex, specifically the redondo and ki5 315. Pillows for the arm.

acura9927
11-01-2012, 07:50 AM
Dunlop by a country mile, just added a Bio 300 tour to my 200s.

vsbabolat
11-01-2012, 08:26 AM
Dunlop
HEAD
Fischer
Kneissl
Rossignol
The original Donnay from Couvin, Belgium. Not this new company.
Snauwaert

tistrapukcipeht
11-01-2012, 08:48 AM
Yonex, nothing else comes close to me, not only in racquets but in shoes and clothes as well (some of them).

Yonex Premium racquets first, second and third to none!

treblings
11-01-2012, 12:36 PM
Dunlop
HEAD
Fischer
Kneissl
Rossignol
The original Donnay from Couvin, Belgium. Not this new company.
Snauwaert

what┤s your favourite racquet from each company?:)

stronzzi70
11-01-2012, 01:01 PM
1. Yonex
2.Yonex.
3.Yonex.

Migelowsky
11-01-2012, 02:39 PM
V÷lk
Dunlop
Yonex

No particular order.

FloridaAG
11-01-2012, 02:42 PM
Dunlop
Rossignol (when much younger)

Sander001
11-01-2012, 06:56 PM
http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4933904528836031&pid=15.1
or
http://gamehubusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/playstation_3_logo_190206.jpg

I Heart Thomas Muster
11-01-2012, 09:38 PM
Kneissl
Fischer
Head
Volkl

Marcus2137
11-01-2012, 10:09 PM
I started with a dunlop and still have a soft spot for dunlop even though I mostly own Head now.

When replacing the first dunlop 12 years ago, I tried lots of friends rackets and demo'd many brands and frames for a few months. The Head frames I tried really jumped out as being special, they felt more solid than most others.

Now, my list of favorites would be:

1. Head
2. Donnay
3. Dunlop (even though I don't own any currently)
4. Pro Kennex

I'm sure there are other great ones that I've haven't had a chance to try yet, but I feel like if I pick up frames from these brands, I usually like them. Wilson is hit or miss, I wanted to like Yonex but haven't found one I played well with, never tried Volkl. Haven't found a Babolat that felt good and I played well with.

NickJ
11-02-2012, 01:01 AM
Roland Stadler was a swiss tennis player in the 80┤s who played double-handed on both sides and promoted that. he wrote at least one book about it, maybe more, saying that playing double-handed was much less stressful for the body,...
http://www.stadler-tennis-team.ch you can also find him on wikipedia
he experimented with longer racquets to counter the disadvantage of a limited reach, and obviously convinced Donnay to build a limited range of longer racquets for him. i know of two, the Roland Stadler Revolution 740 and the Roland Stadler Revolution 820. they look a lot like the Pro Cynetic1 of that era, if you know that. but as the name said, the 740 was 74cm and the 820 was 82cm long
very flexible racquets, interesting on groundstrokes, impossible on volleys and serve(would need a long adjustment period)

I found him on Wiki but couldn't find any pics of the racquets anywhere. I do know the Pro Cynetic so I kinda know the style. But if you can post pics of yours huh??? Cheers

treblings
11-02-2012, 01:16 PM
I found him on Wiki but couldn't find any pics of the racquets anywhere. I do know the Pro Cynetic so I kinda know the style. But if you can post pics of yours huh??? Cheers

the 820 is on loan at the moment, so i can only take a pic of the 740 and i have to educate me, how to post them here
but, i found this 13sec video of Stadler, playing with the extended Donnay(not sure which version) against Leconte
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIZ-mBnykx0

Jenga 1
11-02-2012, 01:54 PM
I don't really think there's a prime example of a "bad" brand-name racquet in today's market. I use Donnay frames, and I love them, but somebody else might hate them. That can be said for any brand, so there's always going to be somebody who likes a racquet, no matter what you think...

DONNAY FTW

SPRacket
11-02-2012, 07:13 PM
Yonex all the way

Roger Wawrinka
11-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Tecnifibre

zapvor
11-02-2012, 08:20 PM
not babolat

EastAngels2014
11-02-2012, 09:20 PM
1)Babolat
2)Prince
3)Head

MikeHitsHard93
11-02-2012, 09:39 PM
I've played: Wilson, prince, babolat, head, Fischer, pacific, and a technifiber frame.

Favorites best to last: Wilson, head, babolat, prince, Fischer, technifiber, pacific. However, I have only hit with one frame for the last 3 brands. So it's not really fair. Always been interested in t-fights. Only hit with a t-flash and it was meh

zapvor
11-02-2012, 09:40 PM
t fight is where its at. t flash sucks

Matchball
11-02-2012, 09:59 PM
1. Prestiges and Blades
2. Vcore Tour 89
3. PB 10 Mids, Bio 200, 325 TF VO2 Max

Can't wait for the new Blade . . .

Matchball
11-02-2012, 10:00 PM
Oh,

and 4. Babolat Pure Storm Ltd.