A good racket for customization to start with?

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  1. mishin900

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    I've been customizing in many different ways with my TF335 and always thought that this racket doesn't have a lot room for customization, so I want to find a racket with which I can customize heavily. I want head size between 90 and 98, thin beam width,low flex, standard length, box beam, low power. Other than that, I don't care about the string pattern and grip shape that much. It's fun to customize and I just like messing around with the customization, so it would be great if someone suggests a racket that possesses my likings and a lot of room for customization :cool:
     
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  2. gsharma

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    I would say start with a racquet that has fairly less weight out of the box, like Kblade 98 or Aerogel 300. That will give you a lot of room to customize.
     
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  3. nunes88

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    Wilson nFury, get while you can :)
     
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  4. Nellie

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    I am thinking of customizing a Kpro to add some lead at the head to get more weight and zip.
     
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  5. Bhagi Katbamna

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    dunlop Mfil 300. You can find them pretty cheap.
     
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  6. mishin900

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    I've searched the rackets in TW website and found these so far:

    Babolat Pure Storm
    Dunlop MFil 300
    Dunlop Aerogel 300
    Wilson KBlade 98
    Wilson K6.1 Team
     
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  7. martin

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    aerogel300/m-fil300
     
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  8. nickb

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    M-Fil 300 or Aerogel 300...both are great for tweaking with lead.
     
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  9. babolatisduhbomb

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    i used wilson n fury when i started its a good racquet
     
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  10. mishin900

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    Is there any difference between the two? I don't see any big difference so it would be better to get MFil which is more likely to be cheaper?
     
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  11. LanEvo

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    mfil 300 if ur lookin for one to customize if ur interested i can sell u one of mine, got too many
     
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  12. martin

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    Aerogel300 has slightly more power probably because of the higher swingweight. I would get the mfil300 because it's cheaper and you have even more room to customize with lead.
     
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  13. 2nd_Serve

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    Dunlop 300's ...

    Wilson Kblade's ... If you don't think the Tour's heavy enough

    Babolat Aero Line
     
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  14. xsuper

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    This racket feels weird no matter how I customize it. Its too even balanced to feel nice after customization.
     
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  15. HeadPrestige

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    k-sixone team for sure and also the Standard Pure storm
     
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  16. Macdaddy1129

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    I'm pretty sure that the babolat pure storm is a solid racquet to customize. A bunch of pros customized it and it seems like it would be a solid start for customization.
     
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  17. Bud

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    TF320 or LM Radical... the Radical, especially.
     
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  18. smO

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    Babolat Pure storm. Headsize is 98, beam width is 21mm, flex rating is 63, And it has a box beam (am I correct?). Sounds exactly what you are looking for.
     
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  19. 0d1n

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    If you're already used to the 335 and like it I would say your best bet is the 320. That should give you 15 grams less initial mass and you'll be able to use that difference "for customization". Adding more than 15 grams to a frame doesn't make much sense anyway...lead is for tweaking ... not for changing racket characteristics completely.
    If you want even more room...there is a T-Fight 295 sold in Europe which comes from the same mold as the 320 - 335. That will give you PLENTY of room for customizing.
    From the frames available in the US (and if you want a different frame to begin with) I also think you can't go wrong with a Dunlop 300 or Head Radical.
     
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  20. ClubHoUno

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    The K Blade 98 is a great choice for this.......I own two myself.
    Also have two of the K 6.1 Team, but it's too head heavy (even balance) from standard specs and will get even more head heavy if you only add lead without adding something to the butt cap too.....

    So the K Blade 98 is your best choice - it also plays quite well without doing anything to the racket, even though it's pretty light.
     
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  21. nickb

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    There is difference...the balance and feel. I like the M-Fil better...for the price you cant beat it.

    Nick
     
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  22. mishin900

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    thx for all the suggestions, I will post a thread about my customization later, but it will be about 3 months later cuz im going away :shock:
     
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  23. Macdaddy1129

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    im also thinking about getting a racquet to customize and what do you think would be better to start with a head mg radical or prestige. I have used both and both were too light for me but i think they have potential for customization. I currently use a fxp prestige which is about 12.3 right now.
     
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  24. Mansewerz

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    POG longbody! Lop one inch off the handle and there you go, lead it up!
     
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  25. mishin900

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    If you think your racket weight will be adequate to you after the customization, then those are not bad to customize. On the other hand, I'm planning to put a "lot" of lead so I need enough room for it.
     
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  26. TopJunior56

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    No try out a Babolat Pure Drive, I've been customizing mine for a couple weeks it works pretty well
     
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  27. Bud

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    Depends... do you like mid-size racquets or Mid+? The Radical offers more initial power and room to customize, being a lighter and stiffer stock frame with a wider beam and larger head.
     
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