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govols
08-13-2006, 10:36 AM
My game is slice and dice. I hit side spin, back spin (even with my forehand) from the baseline to the net. I also like to hit a hard topspin from the baseline. I want a large sweet spot racquet with lots of spin. Power is not that important to me but spin is. I like spin. Oh yeah, I want spin. The RDX500 spins but, in my opinion, doesn't have a large sweetspot. With vertical racquet paths a small sweetspot is hard to hit consistently. Also, I've had TE bad enough to require surgery in 1998 so I have to have a racquet that minimizes the posibility of TE. Anyway, does such a racquet exist?

LowProfile
08-13-2006, 10:47 AM
Perhaps the POG OS?

govols
08-13-2006, 02:51 PM
the POG is in my radar fur shur...so is the technifibre Tfeel 290, and the Pro Kennex 7G, Fisher M-speed #1 pro light, and any other suggestions.

In D Zone
08-13-2006, 03:04 PM
Babolat Aero pro series - the Drive (11oz) or Control (12oz)

both can generate great spins and slices.

tennis_nerd22
08-13-2006, 03:06 PM
the prince 03 tour MP had an awesome slice and topspin production

snoflewis
08-13-2006, 05:22 PM
if the 98 sq in. rdx500 is too small for you, your best bet is to go w/ a 100 sq in. rackets and up. you should definitely go w/ something under a stiffness rating of 64 and stay away from poly or kevlar strings. imo, the POG OS might be ok, since the headsize is big enough, but i would also consider the fischer mag speed light OS and 03 tour OS. if you can, try to stay away from babolats or anythign too stiff.

travlerajm
08-13-2006, 05:23 PM
NXG OS is the spinniest stick out there IMHO. It can really make the ball bend in amazing ways.

skraggle
08-13-2006, 06:08 PM
A leaded-up Warrior TT OS would fit the bill nicely...check for threads on how to modify and as a bonus, they're cheap as hell!

LowProfile
08-13-2006, 06:39 PM
Babolat Aero pro series - the Drive (11oz) or Control (12oz)

both can generate great spins and slices.

He said he has TE problems. I would not recommend a Babolat to anyone with arm problems. The POG OS and NXG OS are great control racquets with massive spin potentials.

newton
08-13-2006, 08:36 PM
Yes the right racquet definitely makes a better player. There's almost as many different racquets as playing styles, so the right match will make a "better player," without question. It's not debatable.

Yet, a good player can win with any racquet. But that's an answer to a different question.

newton
08-13-2006, 08:38 PM
start hitting flat

tarkowski
08-13-2006, 09:15 PM
My game is slice and dice. I hit side spin, back spin (even with my forehand) from the baseline to the net. I also like to hit a hard topspin from the baseline. I want a large sweet spot racquet with lots of spin. Power is not that important to me but spin is. I like spin. Oh yeah, I want spin. The RDX500 spins but, in my opinion, doesn't have a large sweetspot. With vertical racquet paths a small sweetspot is hard to hit consistently. Also, I've had TE bad enough to require surgery in 1998 so I have to have a racquet that minimizes the posibility of TE. Anyway, does such a racquet exist?

I'd reccommend the Tour Diablo Mid-Plus.

pchoi04
08-13-2006, 11:34 PM
Yonex RD-7 and the POG MP

nViATi
08-13-2006, 11:55 PM
I'd reccommend the Tour Diablo Mid-Plus.
I agree. One of our JV tennis team coaches used to use a Ti Radical MP. He is a lefty who plays with big topspin and a western forehand grip. His topspin used to be crazy but with the Tour Diablo Mid-Plus it's just ridiculous.

Freedom
08-14-2006, 12:18 AM
the prince 03 tour MP had an awesome slice and topspin production


Agreed. Hit with it for a couple minutes, that racquet is SICK. If they weren't so pricey, I would buy them right away.

onkystomper
08-14-2006, 12:36 AM
If you have elbow problems avoid babolat at all costs. I would say the Fischer M speeds wouls suit you. They are exceptionally arm friendly, condusive to spin and they sweetspots are huge. Maybe the 105 would be more suited to you.

emo5
08-14-2006, 12:45 AM
Agreed. prince o3 rackets are pretty pricey..
but even so, if it helps with your arm money shouldnt matter.