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Simon Brown
09-15-2006, 05:08 AM
Just curious in everyone's opinion on the best oversize racquet for competitive tennis players. I've played with the iRadical for years but will be trying out a POG tonight after reading so many good things about them. Oversize rackets for serious players seem to be diminishing with the 100 sq in headsize getting more popular. What's your favourite of the current frames, and why?

El Diablo
09-15-2006, 05:34 AM
Interesting to me that some tout OS as good doubles racquets, as I find that for the one shot that most distinguishes doubles from singles -- the reflex volley -- many OS are simply too powerful to keep the ball in the court. Also a little harder to keep returns low with the OS, as one likes to in doubles, and to sharply angle away volleys. In this sense I think the OS is really more useful for singles (particularly as it's become mostly a baseline game) than doubles.

SteveI
09-15-2006, 07:22 AM
Just curious in everyone's opinion on the best oversize racquet for competitive tennis players. I've played with the iRadical for years but will be trying out a POG tonight after reading so many good things about them. Oversize rackets for serious players seem to be diminishing with the 100 sq in headsize getting more popular. What's your favourite of the current frames, and why?


Have to be the POG 0/S IMHO...

Steve

Simon Brown
09-15-2006, 02:11 PM
Thanks to everyone who's voted so far. I see the POG has taken a commanding lead. Well I had my first hit with it tonight and I can see why - similar maneuverability to the Radical but that extra 30g weight makes it so comfortable and gives a bit of extra power. Didn't feel too heavy at all. Lovely bat. Oh and it looks great with the floodlights shimmering off the black frame. ;)

netman
09-15-2006, 05:52 PM
Prince Bandit OS. Add 1 oz. of weight (mostly in the handle) and you've got a great doubles frame. Some folks have modded them to over 12 oz.

-k-