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indianpryd45
09-08-2006, 08:08 PM
hey all
i just recently got a gift certificate to my local tennis shop, for the amount of $175 dollars. It is good for anything in the store, and i am thinking NEW RACQUET! But, is it worth waiting for a bit, and sticking with what i have, or should i just go ahead and get a new one?

the ones i am considering are

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus
Head Flexpoint Radical
Prince o3 white
Dunlop MFil200(Blakes i think)

which are good, for a 3.0-3.5 baseline player?

thanks for the input..

Nar57981
09-08-2006, 08:58 PM
I'd say the Radical.
The PD won't make you any better...
I don't like O3 that much ><
MFil200 might be a little bit too much

you should demo before you buy though!

siber222000
09-08-2006, 09:29 PM
pure drive roddick plus might be too heavy for u... go with standard

KBalla08
09-08-2006, 09:52 PM
pure drive roddick plus might be too heavy for u... go with standard
ya i was going to recommend that as well, but if u want the extra length u can go with the plus... id say demo the rackets then decide

indianpryd45
09-09-2006, 08:07 AM
yeah
pure drive seems kinda heavy. I am also thinking about an RDS001 that i am trading for. Are there any other racquets worth mentioning? or are these pretty much my choices for baseline power?

retroceso
09-09-2006, 09:23 AM
man, it seems like the rds 001 is becoming a big thing now

musicc
09-09-2006, 09:56 AM
get the O3 white.. more headsize and light. if you're a 3.0 you need to work more on technique, so get something that won't wear you out.

Redflea
09-09-2006, 10:43 AM
O3 White or Dunlop M-Fil 300...300 is better for your level than the 200 and will grow with you as you improve. You can almost get two M-Fil 300's for $175...or save the $75 you have left-over for other gear, clothes, etc. :)

whodey
09-09-2006, 12:22 PM
indianpryd, what are u playing with now? If it works for you, do u really need a new racquet?

Anyways, I personally don't like the O3s, but i think the O3 white is the best one of the bunch. Also, The standard pure drive is a nice racquet for someone of your ability.

whodey
09-09-2006, 12:23 PM
also, this goes without saying, but demo anything extensively before u make such an important decision.

indianpryd45
09-09-2006, 05:58 PM
playing with APD right now. I think its alright, but i do double fault a lot, and its not a problem with my serving. I was able to test a o3 white, and i was hitting pretty nice serves with it. I like the dampened feel, so its either probably the

O3 white
Yonex RDS 001
Head Flexpoint Radical
Wilson Nps 95
WIlson n six-one ncode 95

and maybe some of the Wilson N1-N6 stuff, would that be good for a 3.0-3.5 player?

do those sound like a good list for me?

tennis91
09-09-2006, 06:04 PM
get the pure drive roddick. I jsut bought it today after tryin it out for 30 mins. Takes a lil to get used to be once u can control the power than u'll love it

fielders_80
09-09-2006, 07:07 PM
Listen to this guy....

O3 White or Dunlop M-Fil 300...300 is better for your level than the 200 and will grow with you as you improve. You can almost get two M-Fil 300's for $175...or save the $75 you have left-over for other gear, clothes, etc. :)

donnyz89
09-09-2006, 07:48 PM
if you like the dampened feel, I would suggest o3 white. its a fantastic racquet, I played with it, very easy to hit, easy on the arms. I just didnt like the feel that much and I couldnt swing as hard as I would with my Diablo. Another suggestion would be Pure Storm which was my old stick when I was a 3.0-3.5 player.

nn
09-09-2006, 08:10 PM
man, it seems like the rds 001 is becoming a big thing now
surething I switch from Babolat pure drive + to RDS 001 MID

MTChong
09-09-2006, 11:43 PM
Before going about recommending racquets, I have to ask... What is wrong with the racquet that you currently have?

indianpryd45
09-10-2006, 06:17 AM
i just dont like it, i just cant seem to hit it "right" as some people would say, i would have returned it, but returning a gift is insulting to the person who gave it to you.

so thats pretty much what is wrong with mine. I cant serve for beans with it, even though i can serve good with other racquets. same with backhand shots, i can do them with other racquets, but i seem to frame a lot with the APD or sometimes completely miss,or send the ball into the next court, i dont seem to have that problem with other racquets though.