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PM_
01-25-2006, 05:56 PM
What's yours presently?

fishuuuuu
01-25-2006, 05:56 PM
I've hit with both ... right now an O3 Tour at standard length. You should make this a poll instead just open reply.

PM_
01-25-2006, 05:57 PM
I've hit with both ... right now an O3 Tour at standard length. You should make this a poll instead just open reply.
look again>>>

fishuuuuu
01-25-2006, 05:59 PM
Ah ... I keep replying to these kind of threads too fast.

oscar_2424
01-25-2006, 06:03 PM
PD standard

str33t
01-25-2006, 06:29 PM
played with both. like em both. prefer standard.

DANMAN
01-25-2006, 09:34 PM
I feel like I hit better angles with a +. I can carve the ball more and the extra power that comes with the added leverage is beautiful.

jonolau
01-25-2006, 09:42 PM
PM, you poll comes at a great time. I'm looking forward to comments from more XL users about the pros and cons of the added length.

PM_
01-25-2006, 09:47 PM
PM, you poll comes at a great time. I'm looking forward to comments from more XL users about the pros and cons of the added length.
Glad to hear it jonolau.
I made the switch just recently as well to my MP Tour-5 and so far great results.

jonolau
01-25-2006, 09:52 PM
Glad to hear it jonolau.
I made the switch just recently as well to my MP Tour-5 and so far great results.
I'm toying with the idea of the M-Fil 200 Plus, but have concerns about possible shoulder/arm problems. I can't run as fast around the court as before due to a bad knee and am hoping that an XL will help compensate ...

StraightSets
01-25-2006, 09:57 PM
I only hear good things about extra length, such as better serving and more power on groundstrokes. What negatives do these racquets have exactly?

I used to play with a Volkl Cat 3, which was extended and I could create awesome angles, especially on the serve.

I currently use a standard length Tour 9 VE.

jonolau
01-25-2006, 10:08 PM
Hi StraightSets. The negatives I hear about XLs are mainly shoulder/arm strain.

PM_
01-25-2006, 10:12 PM
I'm toying with the idea of the M-Fil 200 Plus, but have concerns about possible shoulder/arm problems. I can't run as fast around the court as before due to a bad knee and am hoping that an XL will help compensate ...
If you're concerned about your joints, I do not recommend the M-Fil 200. I used for some time and the swing-w is extremely high. It is hard to wield and you need to master proper technique to be consistent with it. The M-Fil + also has a high swing so I'd avoid it.
If you're worried about your shoulder/arm, how about a PK?

PM_
01-25-2006, 10:13 PM
I only hear good things about extra length, such as better serving and more power on groundstrokes. What negatives do these racquets have exactly?

Well, obviously maneuverability is a key concern, especially at net.

StraightSets
01-25-2006, 10:30 PM
Well, obviously maneuverability is a key concern, especially at net.

Isn't maneuverability worth sacraficing for better serving and groundstrokes?

StraightSets
01-25-2006, 10:42 PM
Hi StraightSets. The negatives I hear about XLs are mainly shoulder/arm strain.
Ah, thanks Jonolau. I had heard this before. But surely only people with sensitive arms/elbows would seem to suffer from this?

PM_
01-25-2006, 10:57 PM
Isn't maneuverability worth sacraficing for better serving and groundstrokes?
Booyah!!!:p

#LT
01-25-2006, 10:59 PM
What's yours presently?

m-fil 200 standard

old_lobster
01-26-2006, 12:52 AM
Noone take this personally - I do serve and volley quite often, and also play quite a lot of doubles, so maneuverability at the net is quite important for me. However, thinking about it further, I'm sure that I can still get good stability at the net with an XL if I were to hold it higher up the grip.