Discussion in 'Racquets' started by PM_, Jan 25, 2006.
What's yours presently?
I've hit with both ... right now an O3 Tour at standard length. You should make this a poll instead just open reply.
Ah ... I keep replying to these kind of threads too fast.
played with both. like em both. prefer standard.
I feel like I hit better angles with a +. I can carve the ball more and the extra power that comes with the added leverage is beautiful.
PM, you poll comes at a great time. I'm looking forward to comments from more XL users about the pros and cons of the added length.
Glad to hear it jonolau.
I made the switch just recently as well to my MP Tour-5 and so far great results.
I'm toying with the idea of the M-Fil 200 Plus, but have concerns about possible shoulder/arm problems. I can't run as fast around the court as before due to a bad knee and am hoping that an XL will help compensate ...
I only hear good things about extra length, such as better serving and more power on groundstrokes. What negatives do these racquets have exactly?
I used to play with a Volkl Cat 3, which was extended and I could create awesome angles, especially on the serve.
I currently use a standard length Tour 9 VE.
Hi StraightSets. The negatives I hear about XLs are mainly shoulder/arm strain.
If you're concerned about your joints, I do not recommend the M-Fil 200. I used for some time and the swing-w is extremely high. It is hard to wield and you need to master proper technique to be consistent with it. The M-Fil + also has a high swing so I'd avoid it.
If you're worried about your shoulder/arm, how about a PK?
Well, obviously maneuverability is a key concern, especially at net.
Isn't maneuverability worth sacraficing for better serving and groundstrokes?
Ah, thanks Jonolau. I had heard this before. But surely only people with sensitive arms/elbows would seem to suffer from this?
m-fil 200 standard
Noone take this personally - I do serve and volley quite often, and also play quite a lot of doubles, so maneuverability at the net is quite important for me. However, thinking about it further, I'm sure that I can still get good stability at the net with an XL if I were to hold it higher up the grip.
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