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archkre
03-27-2006, 10:06 AM
I would like to get some advice on what racquet should I use...
I've always been a week end tennis warrior until 5 years ago when I had to quit playing due to a shoulder injury.But now I am recovered and want to resume at doubs, now that I am well in my 40's..
My racquet history is Dunlop Maxply-Wilson 2000-Prince Pro 110-Wilson Pro-Staff 95 (Which I think was the cause of my injury!).
I play Old school Tennis and need to play as effortless as possible in the beggining!
What racquets do you recommend me to try?
Thanks a lot!

Ripper
03-27-2006, 10:11 AM
I would like to get some advice on what racquet should I use...
I've always been a week end tennis warrior until 5 years ago when I had to quit playing due to a shoulder injury.But now I am recovered and want to resume at doubs, now that I am well in my 40's..
My racquet history is Dunlop Maxply-Wilson 2000-Prince Pro 110-Wilson Pro-Staff 95 (Which I think was the cause of my injury!).
I play Old school Tennis and need to play as effortless as possible in the beggining!
What racquets do you recommend me to try?
Thanks a lot!

Prince Original Graphite 'OS'

archkre
03-27-2006, 10:38 AM
Tried that a couple days ago and didn't like it in general (though I love Prince grips).
I didn't feel it very flexible!
Other options please!
I come from a foreign country and don't know how do you evaluate the level of a player?
Thans al ot:p

jonolau
03-27-2006, 09:34 PM
How consistent are your baseline rallies? Do you have good ball placement? What is your swing speed/arc (short strokes or long sweeping follow through?)

madevil_zero
03-27-2006, 09:38 PM
HEAD RACQUETS!!! Instinct for beginners Radical and Pristiege for advanced players :P

Ezekiel
03-27-2006, 11:17 PM
oh man. You must try the Volkl Catapult 1. http://shop.dono.com.cn/shop/bookpic/20036/2003618151925.jpg Thats the picture of it.
They dont have it in TW though.
My coach has that hes about your age, I gave it a go...... and i must say its the most effortless, easy on the arm oversize racket iv ever used. It made my serve 5-10 km faster and i wasnt even using Full Effort. And its very light.
Great for doubles i would say its very solid for volleys. The only thing is that is like $350+ aussie dollars in Perth. Is price and issue for you?

joe1987
03-28-2006, 02:40 AM
Yeah, I was thinking of the POG as well. MP or OS is up to you. I also think maybe the new O3 tour or Lm prestiges would be good.

Choose a arm friendly racket, to preserve you shoulder.

Marius_Hancu
03-28-2006, 03:11 AM
FWIW
check my posting here:

Best arm friendly racquets?
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=77937

archkre
03-28-2006, 09:03 AM
Can you consider Wilson Triad #2 as wrist/arm/shoulder friendly?

Rasta
03-28-2006, 09:51 AM
Try the Prince TT Bandit OS or MP. They are solid tweener racquets, cheap, and available here at TW.

archkre
03-28-2006, 10:38 AM
But I already own 2 Wilson Triad #2, which I don't have idea if they are gonna harm my shoulder or not, this time I don't want to take risks!:rolleyes:

Ripper
03-28-2006, 10:41 AM
Tried that a couple days ago and didn't like it in general (though I love Prince grips).
I didn't feel it very flexible!
Other options please!
I come from a foreign country and don't know how do you evaluate the level of a player?
Thans al ot:p

Hummm, how about the Yonex RQ-7 'OS'.

Ronaldo
03-28-2006, 11:03 AM
If you use the Triad 2, string it at the low end, 50-55# or 23-25 kilos. Then take your time to find out what racquet feels right for you. Use a Volkl CAT 1 for dubs and it is a powerhouse but wanted a racquet to do more work.

archkre
03-28-2006, 12:16 PM
:mrgreen: Yes the price of the Catapult is really an issue!
I'd never spend $350 on a racquet.
I am not a Cliff Richey, a Brian Gottfried, a Stan Smirh, a Frank Frehling , an Eddie Dibbs, a Tom/Tim Gorman or similar!

Ronaldo
03-28-2006, 01:13 PM
paid $100US for a minty fresh CAT 1 year ago, same for a NEW one 2 yrs ago.
Just run what you brung