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jcbailey111
09-26-2006, 11:55 AM
Was just curious to what everyone felt was the perfect racket that had great control and enough power behind it put your opponet in trouble.....Thinking about changing rackets.....

I have a flexpoint prestige 93...its a great racket for control....but seem like t is lacking in power.....any suggestions.....

Also have a nsix one tour 90 federer racket but seems like it sprays the balls a little bit....tell me what everyone thinks.....

TripleB
09-26-2006, 12:30 PM
Of the many demos I've tried, three stand out:

1) Babolat Pure Storm...has a nice combo of power and control but I found maneuverability a slight problem. I'm going to demo it again in a week or two because at the time I did my playtest on it I had never really played with a racquet under 12 ounces. The playtest was two years ago and what I look for in a racquet has changed. Sorry to get off topic but it does have a nice combo of power and control. See my playtest here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/TRIPB01.html

2) Babolat Pure Drive Roddick...just finish my playtest of this one and I couldn't believe how good the control was...power I was expecting but wasn't expecting any control to go with it. See my playtest here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/tripb07.html Over time I really became addicted to the power it gave and if I let the racquet do some of the work it has excellent control as well.

3) Yonex Nano Speed RQ7 Midplus...my current racquet of choice. It has an amazing combo of control and power and I would continue to use it but I have some slight problems with the extra length of the racquet (especially on my serve). See my playtest here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/TRIPB06.html Now that I've got the string to the tension that's best for me, it plays a little more powerful than the 72 rating I gave it in my review.

Find you four you think might be what you're looking for and demo demo demo.

TripleB

jasonbourne
09-26-2006, 12:32 PM
n6.1 tour 90 and n6.1 18x20 95 strung with a low power poly full or hybrid with a syngut in the cross for me.

snoflewis
09-26-2006, 12:39 PM
n6.1 tour 90 and rds001 mid

DRtenniS1112
09-26-2006, 12:40 PM
fxp prestige mp has the most control out of any midplus i've ever used and has decent pop

movdqa
09-26-2006, 01:01 PM
I like the approach of getting a control racquet and then adding weight to get the level of power desired.

jcbailey111
09-26-2006, 01:03 PM
like what racket are you using to do that now....

bcsax123
09-26-2006, 03:25 PM
POG OS!

It has a thin beam,HL, and heavy = control
OS+heavy = powerful.

Keifers
09-26-2006, 04:30 PM
I like the approach of getting a control racquet and then adding weight to get the level of power desired.
I'm in favor of this approach too. And have found it doesn't take a lot of added weight at all to get good bumps in power.

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-26-2006, 04:38 PM
Prince Precision Response Ti.

Best controllable power ever

anirut
09-26-2006, 06:03 PM
I'm in favor of this approach too. And have found it doesn't take a lot of added weight at all to get good bumps in power.

Same here.

jcbailey111
09-28-2006, 02:18 PM
I like the approach of getting a control racquet and then adding weight to get the level of power desired.

Where do you usually add the weight..head, but 9 and 3....just curious

anirut
09-28-2006, 06:29 PM
Where do you usually add the weight..head, but 9 and 3....just curious


Depends on your preference of the outcome suitable for your playing style.

For me, I added a total of 3 grams (on both sides of the hoop of course) at 18.75 cm (appx) from racket tip and 10 grams on the handle, maintaining a 11 pt HL balance (after grip mods).

I did not use lead tape. I use wheel alignment lead pieces. Just hammer them flat, use two-sided tape and that's it.

Make sure you have a pretty accurate scale. I don't believe in measuring lead by the length; I prefer measuring them by the weight.

chopps
09-28-2006, 06:43 PM
Was just curious to what everyone felt was the perfect racket that had great control and enough power behind it put your opponet in trouble.....Thinking about changing rackets.....

I have a flexpoint prestige 93...its a great racket for control....but seem like t is lacking in power.....any suggestions.....

Also have a nsix one tour 90 federer racket but seems like it sprays the balls a little bit....tell me what everyone thinks.....

http://www.teewebco.com/images/sticks.jpg

looseswing
09-28-2006, 06:52 PM
How did you get an ncode 90 that comes with a red handle?

drakulie
09-28-2006, 07:08 PM
PS 85, by the way....Volks are horrible.

anirut
09-28-2006, 07:10 PM
How did you get an ncode 90 that comes with a red handle?

The grip's not red, it's leather. It looked reddish because the picture's slightly underexposed and that the leather is still wrapped in plastic. The plastic also reflected much of the flash, making the grip area even more slightly underexposed.

Duzza
09-28-2006, 07:10 PM
Wow thats an odd leather must be the camera

sureshs
09-28-2006, 07:14 PM
I like my TFight 315

chopps
09-28-2006, 07:14 PM
How did you get an ncode 90 that comes with a red handle?


im sure the plastic wrap and my cheap camera make it look funky

tennisboy87
09-28-2006, 07:41 PM
Wilson HPS 6.1 MP.

Noveson
09-28-2006, 07:50 PM
Babolat Pure Drive, with spin comes control:)

nasri_babolat_storm
09-29-2006, 05:20 AM
pure storm!!

Duzza
09-29-2006, 05:30 AM
POG with lead at 3,9 and 12

Tennis Man
09-29-2006, 06:15 AM
n6.1 Tour 90 = awesome control + good power
PS 6.0 85 is just Classic in this department

oncourt
09-29-2006, 12:13 PM
T Fight 335 18x20 can't be beat. Bought several after testing everything on the market. Also feels like its much lighter to swing than the current 12.5 oz
weight of my racquet with an overgrip.

basil J
09-29-2006, 01:14 PM
Redondo 98"
ncode 6.1 18 x 20
Nblade 98"
200G All excellent blend of control and power.

Keifers
09-29-2006, 02:02 PM
Heavy (a beast, actually, but truly a beauty as well):

PS Midsize SV

350-360g:

PS 6.0 95

340-350g:

PK Type R, Yonex RQ 7 Tour, Fischer M Speed 105, Head i.Tour (all weighted up)

Light (as light as I can really play with):

Yonex MP-3i

Classics:

Dunlop Revelation Tour Pro (MP), MW 200G, Prince DB 26 OS, Prince CTS Approach OS, Volkl C9 Pro, Volkl C9 Hot Spot, Wavex 3001.

[No really... I love all these frames.]

fastdunn
09-29-2006, 02:13 PM
fxp prestige mp has the most control out of any midplus i've ever used and has decent pop

I agree. It has great combination of control and power.

Then again this is not really "midplus" frame. It's actual head
size is supposed to be 94-95 since Head measures it including
the frame(unlike other manufactuerer).
Similarly, FXP Prestige mid(93) is supposed to be actually
89-90 head....

wally
09-29-2006, 04:54 PM
FXP Rad Tour - With either Wilson Reaction 16g or Kip Venom 16g at 57-59 lbs great pop on demand, excellent control. I can rip it deep cross court or hit the short angle cross court with equal ease.

jayserinos99
09-29-2006, 11:39 PM
current favorites:
pro tour 630/280
prestige pro
volkl tour 10 ve mid
pro staff classic 6.1
pro staff classic 6.1 tour

Pancho
09-30-2006, 08:12 AM
Of the many demos I've tried, three stand out:
3) Yonex Nano Speed RQ7 Midplus...my current racquet of choice. It has an amazing combo of control and power and I would continue to use it but I have some slight problems with the extra length of the racquet (especially on my serve). See my playtest here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/TRIPB06.html Now that I've got the string to the tension that's best for me, it plays a little more powerful than the 72 rating I gave it in my review.
TripleB


I agree that RQ7 Midplus has the best control and power in any stick I tried. I may use this stick when I am tired and don't wish to hit so hard.