View Full Version : Which Racket is right for me?

07-04-2004, 04:41 PM
Hi, I just recently started playing tennis more seirously, Today I broke my old racket, im looking to buy a new one but im not sure of the size i want, im looking for a light, large head, long racket. Im almost 6'' 0' if that matters. Im not looking for an expensive racket, less or around 150$ is what im looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My email is XsuubieX@gmail.com Feel free to send any information. Thank you.

07-04-2004, 04:47 PM
a surge x is a good racquet not just because im going to buy one soon but, it has a 100sq in head weighs like 11.3 ounces strung which isnt bad and its length is 27.5. Hope this helps or maybe you can try a babolat pure drive team plust it is identical to the surge x just different cosmetics.

07-04-2004, 04:49 PM
Thanks Very Much! I will look into it, ANYBODY else who would like to reccomend something, feel free.

07-04-2004, 05:19 PM
Pro Kennex Laver Type S and R are nice tweeners also.

07-04-2004, 05:20 PM

07-04-2004, 05:40 PM
Thanks, though i couldnt find "LM Rad OS" Could you please specify its name. I did a search on google and froogle and turned up no results. Also im looking for a nice soft grip, i tried a hard grip racket and didnt like it.

07-04-2004, 06:06 PM
it's the Head Liquidmetal Radical Oversize. Sorry bout that, I've just gotten so used to shortening words.

07-04-2004, 09:59 PM
Babolat Pure Control Plus Mid-Plus
- with Babolat Thermogut VS 17 string at low tension
- with Babolat Elastocross string savers
- or just go with Andy Roddick's Pure Drive Plus with the same stuff as above ^^
- no I don't work for Babolat (but I should haha)

^^ Sponsor me Babolat? Sil Vous Plait? :D

07-04-2004, 10:25 PM
How hard do you hit? What are your strengths and weaknesses?

07-05-2004, 06:30 AM
I hit fairly hard, Stengths would probably be forehand, and getting a spin on the ball, weakneses would be accuracy..

Steve H.
07-05-2004, 06:46 AM
If you're just getting serious, an oversize frame will cut down on frustration -- but don't get a racquet that's too light, to improve accuracy you want to swing less hard and let the racquet do more of the work.

A good choice might be the Head Ti.Radical oversize (a predecessor of the LM Radical) -- this is a time-tested design used by players from beginners to Andre Agassi. These are available from TW and elsewhere for $79 -- or if you shop around you can find used ones for about half that.

07-05-2004, 06:52 AM
Whenever I would go to these website that sell rackets it always asks me to choose Grip, (grip 4 1/8, Grip 4 1/4.....etc...etc) Can anyone tell me what this means?

07-05-2004, 07:05 AM
Whenever I would go to these website that sell rackets it always asks me to choose Grip, (grip 4 1/8, Grip 4 1/4.....etc...etc) Can anyone tell me what this means?All racquets come in different grip size to fit you. Just like when you order a shirt, they ask for your size, sm, med, xl, xxl, xxx., xxxxl, xxxxxx. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl, and so on. :lol:

07-05-2004, 08:11 AM
For the grip size just look at your old racquet and look on the bottom of the handle. If you like how it feels then get that size.

07-05-2004, 08:57 AM
it's always a good idea to choose the smaller grip if you are between two sizes. This way, you can build up the grip with overgrips to your personal size.

07-05-2004, 09:03 AM
Do grips make any difference in the racket, are they just levels of comfort for your hand? Also I have noticed some rackets have a very hard grip while others are soft (like my old racket) I prefer the softer grip, is the thickness of it a deciding factor?

Steve H.
07-05-2004, 09:46 AM
Grips do come in a variety of thicknesses and densities so some will feel softer than others. You can also add a soft overgrip which will make the overall grip feel softer.

The 4 3/8 or whatever number refers to the circumference of the handle, although different brands seem to measure this differently.

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07-05-2004, 12:40 PM
Is anyone using the "Head Ti.Radical oversize" im looking into seriously buying it though im looking for a players opinion on this racket. Thank you very much.