17 year old in need of racquet advice

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Radical7, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Radical7

    Radical7 New User

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    Background:
    I am 17, probably 4.5 player. I prefer hitting a lot of ground strokes with a lot of topspin, but a pretty all around game, good volleys, good serve, etc.

    I have been using the Wilson 6.1 Team, then Head YT IG Radical MPs but I prefer a pretty head light racquet.

    I have recently been considering the Aero Pro Drive GT. Its still about .5 oz too light, so I added a little weight in the handle and tip. I'm a little concerned with the stiffness also. Are there any better options out there?
    Much Appreciated
     
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  2. Disneos

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    Volkl Power Bridge 10 mid is a great racquet, 12 oz, very head light, or you could look into a Donnay or the Dunlop Biomimetic 3.0 F tour
     
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  3. MikeHitsHard93

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    What do you want out of your new racket? What didn't you like about your 6.1 team?
     
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  4. Radical7

    Radical7 New User

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    I want power and spin but still have enough plow through to play against higher level players.

    The Team had spin but it wasn't as powerful as I would like and
     
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  5. Radical7

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    woops, and it was way to light, 10.2 unstrung.
     
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  6. royroy85

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    Might not be everyones cup of tea, but try the Yonex Rdis 200 in stock form. Good balance, 7 pts, ploughtrough 326 SW and power (thickish player frame 22mm). I use a heavily modified one as I am quite strong (180 lbs) and 5' 11''. Very comfy stick (flex is 61).
     
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  7. monolith694

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    Give the Prestige Pro a shot. Same headsize as your Team, 16x19 pattern and fairly headlight.
     
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  8. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Step into the light and try out some midsize frames, you won't look back:

    Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 90 BLX
    Head Prestige Mid (the older the generation, the better. EXCEPT for the Flexpoint version!)
    Yonex V Core 89
    Dunlop 100 series
    Volkl 10 series.

    Don't worry about the weight, you're 17 years old. If it doesn't swing like a wood, then you shouldn't be using it. :)
     
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