View Full Version : Tweener Racquets

07-01-2004, 02:28 PM
Whats the best tweener racquet on the market right now? I play on a high school tennis team and I am a baseliner.

a verrry large duck
07-01-2004, 02:31 PM
Most popular I would say babolat pure drive. Most quality, I would say babolat pure drive.

Gaines Hillix
07-01-2004, 02:54 PM
I've had good luck with the PK Laver Type S and SX as have several other board members.

Brent Pederson
07-01-2004, 03:24 PM
pure drive is ok, not much feel though. Head Instinct is really nice, with fairly soft feel but good pop.

07-01-2004, 04:43 PM
Wilson Surge.

a verrry large duck
07-01-2004, 05:24 PM
lol, aren't all these racquets mentioned so far pretty much similar copies of that pro kennex laver type S?

Steve Huff
07-01-2004, 06:55 PM
While I think the Laver S is a great racket, I don't think the others are copies of it. I think several of them came out BEFORE the Laver Type S. The Instinct is no where near as stiff either. The Surge doesn't feel at all like a Laver S, even though its the same head size, and it too, isn't as flexible as the Instinct. Also, the Head has a more dense string pattern. The Laver S is probably the best volleying, and most solid feeling of the bunch.

07-02-2004, 08:14 AM
for the pure drive are you referring to the team standard, team plus or the OS?

Jack Romeo
07-02-2004, 10:07 AM
I was going through the racquets with "bestseller" label on TW and these are the tweeners I found - aside from the Babolat PD.

1. Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 stretch
2. Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2
3. Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3
4. Yonex VCon 17

07-02-2004, 03:04 PM
Here's a couple of tweeners on the upper end of the power level

Head Intelligence i.X5 (Good for your style)
Head Liquidmetal 2 (A lighter racquet that would have to be tested)
Prince Triple Threat (An award winner)
Volkl Quantum V1 (Another award winner and a top stick)

07-06-2004, 06:11 PM
I use a pair of Pure Drives (PLUS).

They are excellent racquets; good power on serve + good stability on ground strokes and the net. They're nicely balanced at about 6 pts head-light. You will not be disappointed. My only advice is to string them with something decent, (like Babolat VS 17 Natural Gut 8) ) and string savers don't hurt either.

I also recommend that you stay as far away as possible from pathetic head-heavy racquets. Although some might be listed as "tweeners", I consider them all to be game-improvement types.

Unless you're a physically weak WTA player (like Chanda Rubin), you won't need a featherweight Ti.S6 (Complete junk).

07-06-2004, 06:53 PM
surge, prokennex s

07-07-2004, 07:15 PM
Head Intelligence X5.

07-07-2004, 07:20 PM
The X5 is head-heavy and too much of a "game-improvement" racquet. Unless you have serious problems generating pace I would recommend you stay FAR away from any "X" or "Hammer" series racquets...Head-Light is the way to go 8)

07-07-2004, 08:20 PM
yeah, most high school kids are strong enough not to use a powerful racquet. If you still want a head heavy one, the wilson 5.3 is pretty good. I used it my whole sophomore year and had pretty good results. But I saw they light and went for a players racquet. The one I'm using is the LM prestige MP and it is an awesome frame.

08-06-2004, 12:30 PM
i need a cheap but good tweener racquet.

08-06-2004, 12:35 PM
The Wilson HyperHammer 6.2. The whole line is good for the price they're at ($90 I believe.)