View Full Version : new racquet for father

03-01-2006, 07:30 PM
ok, so my dad plays a wilson hyper hammer 6.3 oversize. he wants something a little heavier and headlight. he also wants something that is a midplus size and powerful. he's looked at the new prince hybrids and he likes the new hybrid shark. is that a good choice for him? he plays a power game, mostly slices for his backhand, and has a wicked slice serve. se pretty much he's into slicing.

03-01-2006, 07:53 PM
thanks in advance for your thoughts

03-01-2006, 07:58 PM
why not let your dad try your lm radical? Or else a little heavier would be the lm instinct tour XL...good racket...hopefully your dad can handle...shouldnt be any problem

03-01-2006, 08:11 PM
yeah, good idea. i didn't think of that. thanks. but im not sure if he will like the tight 18 x 20 string pattern. like i said before, he likes an open string pattern for slices. he also likes the O3 factor in the new prince racquets.

andyroddick's mojo
03-01-2006, 08:38 PM
i tried the 03 shark, its definitely a good power stick. So he'll probably like it, and its not too bad at spin either i think, so he'll still be able to keep that slice serve of his in fairly good condition, with maybe a little extra power.

03-02-2006, 04:05 AM
check my posting here:

Best arm friendly racquets?

03-02-2006, 04:24 PM
What does an arm friendly racquet have to do with a racquet that is good for slicing?

03-02-2006, 04:33 PM
What does an arm friendly racquet have to do with a racquet that is good for slicing?

If you don't understand ... post something better ...

03-02-2006, 05:40 PM
Moving him into the 11 oz, 100 sq in frame range is probably a sound move. The O3 Shark Hybrid is a nice frame and the O3 technology does seem to soften the blow. The Volkl DNX-8, the Yonex RDS 003 and new Wilson nPro Open would all be good demos for him to try out. All are powerful with decent control and have some form of shock control that really seems to work. All are wicked slice machines.

The Pro Kennex 5g and Ki 5 are also good choices, though they are 11.5 oz.


03-03-2006, 02:37 PM
thanks for the suggestions

03-03-2006, 06:54 PM
If you don't understand ... post something better ...

Why couldn't you just tell him?