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joe28601
12-28-2005, 11:08 AM
which one do you prefer?

kreative
12-28-2005, 11:17 AM
i prefer standard, but then again, i think i just prefer standard length racquets in general.

DANMAN
12-28-2005, 05:39 PM
I prefer the + because it has more controllable pop. The extra length suits my two hander and gives me better spin on both groundies and serves. It is slightly less maneuverable than its standard counterpart but it is still light enough that maneuverability should not be an issue. It volleys well enough, though volleys are not its strongest aspect. I play with it stock other than the full size grip build up sleeves under each handle (4 1/2 built up to 4 5/8).

NoBadMojo
12-28-2005, 05:45 PM
If you are unsure which one to buy, why dont you start with the 'Plus'. If you decide you dont like the extra length, just hack off the extra 1/2". I understand that's all Babalot does at the factory to create the 'Standard'

oscar_2424
12-28-2005, 06:02 PM
i use the standard and never looked back

TEAM ZERO
12-28-2005, 06:37 PM
The + suits me the best! The extra length is essential for a 2BH and it feels to me like the + gives more power compared to the std but its vice versa for control. The control with PD+ isnt that good but there is that extra power.

I'm planning on switching racquets... any recommendations?

Champion
12-28-2005, 07:01 PM
Neither one, but if i had to choose i would pick the standard because i cant play with anything over 27".

Speedy_tennis
12-28-2005, 07:38 PM
i prefer the pd+, more swingweight

AndrewD
12-28-2005, 07:56 PM
I think the standard is a good racquet that suits a wide range of players although it is a bit too stiff to offer good comfort.

I know the + version is popular but that combination of stiffness, low weight and extended length are a recipe for arm/shoulder/wrist problems and best avoided by the majority of players. I also have a sneaking suspicion that the plus, not the standard length, version is the direct cause of Babolat's reputation for TE.

roddick_rulz
12-28-2005, 07:58 PM
standard much better for more advanced player. + for 3.5-

rooski
12-28-2005, 08:11 PM
Search the boards on the PD+ and some of the arm injuries that have been mentioned. Top to bottom arm pain (shoulder, elbow and wrist) has been described. The PD+ personally hurt my wrist. Got rid of it in 6 weeks. It had tons of power but at a cost. I haven't heard the arm problems associated with the standard PD.

kreative
12-29-2005, 11:07 AM
standard is more manueverable, which definitely helps at the net.

legolas
12-29-2005, 11:10 AM
i liked the standard better