4.0 + Tweener users check in!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by saqdeez, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. saqdeez

    saqdeez Semi-Pro

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    I am 4.0 player and want to try a tweener for fun! Not all good players use player rackets, so want to see what you people use! Please share what racket you use and why you like it. Genqui :mrgreen:
     
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  2. danniflava

    danniflava Rookie

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    I'm a 4.0 and I started using the Wilson n3. That's not EVEN a tweener, and so far, with a little getting used to, I'm liking it.
     
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  3. xxzero90xx

    xxzero90xx New User

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    im around a 3.5-4.0 and I use the Wilson nPro 98, it has nice control and also power when its needed.
     
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  4. d wayne

    d wayne Rookie

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    I am 4.0 player, use the m-Fil 300. Light enough to get good racquet head speed, decent power & solid enough to hold up against decent pace.
    I played a former Div I college player earlier this year, got blown off the court, but the racquet was solid. I just couldn't hang in the rallies long enough & didn't have enough in my own game to hurt him.
    This racquet is suitable for low intermediates up to advanced players, in addition to being easy to modify with lead if you want to add some weight.
    Well worth a demo
     
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  5. damasta55

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    Define tweener please, i say its racquets from 98-102. So that makes my racquet prince shark mp a tweener.
     
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  6. onkystomper

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    I am 5.2 (LTA) rated and use a pure storm. Before that i used an rds 003. I would say they are both tweener's with the emphasise on control.

    I would rather win with a Tweener than lose using a players stick but have evryone go ooo you use a hard to play with racket you must be good!!
     
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  7. snoflewis

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    so the LM prestige midplus, TF325, RD-Ti 80, and others are all tweeners? dont think so buddy.

    there's different headsize rackets in all categories, whether it's game improvement, tweener, and player's rackets.

    as for the tweener, i see a lot of players using APDs and PDs...and imo, they're tweener's frames.
     
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  8. atatu

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    4.5 using a Volkl BB 10, but I'm considering switching to the Yonex RDS 003 because my volleying is so much better with that frame.....
     
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  9. c_zimma

    c_zimma Semi-Pro

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    I'm a 4.5 using the Thundercloud. Switched from the mFil 200 + 2006 and the PS 95 and am glad I did.
     
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  10. fielders_80

    fielders_80 Semi-Pro

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    4.0 to 4.5 with Mfil 300. Great on the net, solid enough on the baseline. Light enough to provide room for customization.
     
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  11. 300Gkid

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    Dunlop 300G but soon to be one of racquets listed in signature.

    Anyway i define a tweener as a fairly stiff over 60 usually mid to high 60's, about 10.5-11.5 oz 98-105 head size racquet
     
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  12. chrisdaniel

    chrisdaniel Semi-Pro

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    Im a 4.5 player most of the time..my most recent pair of racquets is babolat team pure control(27inch)....But....I love collecting racquets,and hitting with different stuff...old vintage stuff and new...as for tweeners...that big green and orange wilson torch racquet ive hit with a little latley...I noticed to hit clean and easy with pretty good pace these kinda racquets are great..its when you start trying to put a ton of bite on the ball that I feel the difference..my heart belongs to the original yellow and black radical (260)(midplus)...
     
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  13. p0w3r

    p0w3r Semi-Pro

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    I am usualy around a 4.0 and although i use a Wilson nBlade MP (which i think is a player's racquet) i sometimes hit with a giant Head i.S6 oversize with a 115in headsize and under 9oz weight because my nBlade is being restrung. To be completely honest...i play fine with the Head racket...all my shots are certianly powerful, sometimes even more then with the nBlade. I can keep up nearly the same with my usual hitting partner who is also a 4.0 player. All i really gotta do is chnage my swing a bit and have more more brushing motion to add more spin so that the ball wont fly out.
     
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  14. fielders_80

    fielders_80 Semi-Pro

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    Do keep us posted on the outcome of your playtest. I am interested to find out about the DNX8 as well. Am using the mfil 300 right now.


     
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  15. FuriousYellow

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    I'm moving up to heavier stick because I'm not good enough to continue using a lighter, stiffer frame against the better players. A heavier, more stable frame helps me control the harder pace I'm seeing now. If I were more precise in my ball striking, timing, footwork, and situation reading I could probably continue to use my lighter frame.

    It just seemed like there was more to think about using the lighter frame. At baseline I'd have to think about adding more topspin or taking something off my swing to keep it in. On serve returns I'd have to be think about being more aggressive because I couldn't just block back a hard struck serve like I can with a heavier racquet. On volleys, if my technique and timing wasn't clean, the racquet would get pushed too far back and the ball would just die. With a heavier frame I can at least bunt it back over the net.
     
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  16. nextNalbandian

    nextNalbandian Rookie

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    I play Mens Open tourneys and am a top 10 state ranked junior and I use the Volkl Quantum V1.
     
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  17. McKennanPark

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    I'm a solid 4.0 but once in a while play above. Depends on the day. I use Volkl C-10 Pro OS's. I also occasionally use a Catapult 8 V-Engine. Very different racquets but sometimes I find I play out of my gord just by switching things up. Go figure.
     
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  18. sdslyout

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    I use the head flexpoint fire 102 sq.in. and an Ncode N6 103 sq.in. why ?
     
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  19. Ryoma Kun

    Ryoma Kun Semi-Pro

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    im a 4.5 and use the lm prestige mid, but i forgot my racquets 1 day and my coach let me use HER wilson H4 and i actually like it
     
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  20. Revman

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    I'm currently using a Maxply McEnroe after a couple of years using a "leaded up" 300G. The only real downside to the Maxply is that it's relatively difficult to generate spin, especially as compared to the 300G and my beloved Pro Tour 280 (which, alas, became too heavy for me). I also tried the M-Fil 300 and could never get enough power with it, even when leaded up to 11.8 ounces or so.
     
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  21. Redflea

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    M-Fil 300 is my recently adopted racquet...transition from the RDX Mid. The Dunlop is my first racquet larger than a 95, been an interesting and successful transition.

    I have mine leaded up to 11.5, strung w/Klip Excellerator 17 at the mid-point. It provides a great balance of power/control for me.
     
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  22. AJK1

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    Recently bought a HEAD FXP RADICAL TEAM and it is the best racquet i've ever used. I put some lead on it and it sings.
     
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  23. couch

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    I'm a 5.0 and use an old Volkl Tour 8. Been trying to switch to something new but can't seem to do it. Anyone have any old Tour 8's?
     
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  24. Tim Set Match

    Tim Set Match New User

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    I use an nBlade MP now but I used to have an ncode N5. The N5 is a light, head heavy racquet (tweener); it looks awesome, but it was too powerful for me, and didn't have as much control as my current racquet.

    A tweener could work for you. Venus and Serena used to use the ncode N4 and N3 respectively.
     
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  25. p0w3r

    p0w3r Semi-Pro

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    some places still sell them...i would search around
     
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  26. Dopke

    Dopke Semi-Pro

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    Haven't personally tried it, but I hear nothing but great things about the nPS 95 from wilson. Also it comes at a great price. 90 bucks from TW!?

    I'm probably gonna demo it soon even though I'm pretty happy with my Wilson ROK.
     
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  27. couch

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    The only place I have found "new" Tour 8's is in Europe. I'm talking about the original Tour 8's, not the V-Engine, DNX, S.E., etc. If you know where I can find them will you e-mail me?
     
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