babolat pure drive roddick VS federer raquet ( wilson k factor tour 90???)

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  1. spiritboy3

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    well im a 4.0 baseline player... i used prince for my whole tennis life except dunlop in my early ages... i want to try something else so i can really sees if my skills is accurate with this raquet ( doesnt make too much sense):-D ... well tell me which of these two u reccomend me and what hardness u hav overcome when using these two raquets.... TW staff answers would be appreciate pls be specific thanks alot
     
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  2. OrangeOne

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    a. I see you're new, welcome to the boards.

    b. If you look, you'll find very detailed reviews, by TW, linked for these racquets. Just head to the main site and lookup the racquets.

    c. I assume you know you have picked two almost opposite frames, hence there is no real answer as to which to recommend / which is better. You'll simply have to demo both of them and see which is best for your game.
     
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  3. spiritboy3

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    well reading the review... since i looked at the comment/feedback sometimes ppl talk opposite than the review... and i used prince 03 speedport red rite now and i kinda like it, used the prince 03 white and it didnt really came out so good only a very few times... i would like to hear more as to demoing how does it work?? and if its opposite tell me the detail ty ty for fast reply
     
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  4. spiritboy3

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    sorry for double post but is there not everyonethat can tell me a experience for just either one of them ... ??
     
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  5. quest01

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    I have the PDR and I have demoed the K90. I do have the K95 that plays somewhat similar to the K90. I ultimately bought the K95 over the K90 because I had difficulty hitting a two handed backhand with the 90. I think the PDR is much better when it comes to serving but the 90 in my opinion has more control. The PDR has more power and spin potential in my opinion. I think if you use a two handed backhand then I would choose the PDR but thats just me.
     
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  6. TW Staff

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    The two racquets play very differently and it is unusual to find someone interested in choosing between these two sticks.

    The K90 is a very control oriented racquet. I found it the most maneuverable Tour 90 yet, but it is still a racquet for advanced players who can handle the mass and generate their own pace. Power with this racquet comes from one's ability to get the racquet moving quickly and use the weight of the racquet to help with depth and pace. Stability is excellent as is feel and control.

    I find the PDR more maneuverable and more powerful. The larger head provides a more generous sweetspot, so it's easier to for me to find that power more consistently. As I find the PDR more maneuverable, I'm able to swing it faster more of the time, which opens up the possibility of more spin and pace from all areas of the court.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris, TW.
     
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  7. spiritboy3

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    thanks for all the good description but if one uses prince O3 speedport red and want to change a new raquet would u reccomend me federer or pure drive roddick? another question Wilson nBlade 106 nCode is novak raquet rite?? is this good also but i would be more appreciate on answering for the first question thanks alot
     
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  8. lilxjohnyy

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    PDroddick.... if you use the red u are not ready for federerl's racket yet. novak uses the nblade 98 not 106
     
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  9. spiritboy3

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    yea if its really 5.0 then yes im not ready but since some of 3.5-4.5 says that the level doesnt matters yea and i figure novak doesnt use the 106 and use the mid plus ... well i still wanna hear more telling me what racquet if i use speed port red looking for a better racquet would choose... and why as a 4.0 player but thanks
     
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  10. TW Staff

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    First you need to let us know what you want from the new racquet and what is it that you feel your old racquet is missing? The fix could be as simple adding some lead tape or changing string tension or type rather than actually switching racquets.

    Please also understand that people can only recommend racquets based on their experience and what info you provide them about your game. The real test will come from the demo hours you put in either selecting a new racquet or customizing the one you have.

    The O3 Speedport Red is a great racquet. You should make sure you are maximizing the performance of that stick first, before looking to switch to something new.

    Chris, TW.
     
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  11. spiritboy3

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    wheres the edit button for this thread well im a 4.5 not 4.0 my bad well if i look for speed and power would i choose n blade 98 federer racquet or pure drive roddick or pure drive roddick + i think i'll go with the roddicks but give me suggestion... im looking to speed and power thanks
     
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  12. power_play21

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    if youre a 4.5 you shouldnt be needing to come here for basic things such as racquet choice and characteristics. you should pretty much have that down ever since you were at most 4.0 + ive never in my life encoutered a 4.5 who had no cluw what the differences were between a huge ass canon and a toothpick racquet lol.
     
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  13. OrangeOne

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    You know - I almost said something like that, but in reality, it's not the case for me. ON HERE, sure, anyone 3.5+ has a good idea about frames. In real life, at the courts, etc etc - I know many 4.5+ players who just play with whatever they find, or whatever they buy next. Even if they demo (and many do of course), they still wouldn't necessarily know the difference between their frame and others around....

    That said, I somewhat suspect your doubts are probably correct!
     
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  14. spiritboy3

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    yea i noe alot of ppl higher level than me and they dun care what they use... lol
     
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  15. power_play21

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    ok, 4.5 was already a stretch, there is no way a 5.0 + doesnt care what they use.

    now that is just impossible. i can buy a 4.0 OUTSIDE of here, maaaybe a 4.5, a 5.0 theres just no way. much less A LOT of them. i mean, i dont even know that many people above 5.0, 5.5. im sorry but this is laughable at this point.
     
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  16. spiritboy3

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    actually just to tell u we're not arguing the point rite..:D but well i want to find a better racquet with better speed and power... and yes i care what i use but just not bad... and i barely touch other brand racquets so i just wanna ask u guys some opinion on what i should choose... and i didnt really care about the stats until this point because ppl that is friend to me reccomends what i should use but... i wanna see u guys opinion Lol but u kinda help me tell u guys why i want a answer for this ...
     
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  17. power_play21

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    you just answered your own question -> you want the PDR, not the K90.

    sorry if i came off strong, its just that we get some BS around here, but please, do feel welcome lol.
     
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  18. spiritboy3

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    thanks bro but problem is would u reccomend the plus version and does both racquet include signature or only the plus version thanks alot bro...
     
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  19. power_play21

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    i wouldnt recommend the plus version. it is lengthier and harder to handle.
    both plus and normal sized PDR's have a signature.

    on top of that, i would not recommend the PDR. Get the PD and add led to your needs if thats what you want.

    But if you want the nice little sig, then go for std length PDR (i wouldnt choose a racquet based on that, though)
     
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  20. lilxjohnyy

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    i already told u if u need more power get pure drive ...
     
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  21. lilxjohnyy

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    also why dont you just demo the two racket and see which one fits your game if u cant decide ??
     
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  22. spiritboy3

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    hmm problem is my area cant demo racquet but if i use alot of power in my hits the k 90 is not my racq rite...
     
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  23. lilxjohnyy

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    ???... i dont understand what you are saying. i thought u wanted more power ...
     
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  24. power_play21

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    i give up. sorry.
     
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  25. lilxjohnyy

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    me too .......
     
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  26. shojun25

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    Why do you want to get a racquet that ____ is using? Just because a pro uses it doesn't mean that it will automatically make you into a better player. Get a racquet that you like, don't let pros intimidate you into what to get.

    To help you out, go to local tennis areas and hit around with people over there. Swap racquets with other people (instead of demoing) as a cheaper way to try out different racquets. If you like a specific racquet, use TW's racquet finder, and match that racquet with other similar racquets. Then, it would be better to ask us what to do from there.

    And to answer your question, I would suggest trying out the Pure Drive Standard. In my opinion, its probably the best racquet out of the Pure Drive racquets (I don't like the cortex's feel).

    By the way, I do believe that most of what you say is total BS. What's wrong about telling the truth? Telling lies just harm you and people affected by your lies. Other than that, welcome to the boards.
     
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  27. Federer's pet goat Leanne

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    just get a k90. and start playing like Big Fed
     
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  28. Azzurri

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    This is all BS. No way the newbie is a 4.5 player. The advice he asks is that of a 2.-2.5 player. He is probably 15 and wants to look cool.
     
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  29. spiritboy3

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    cough im not 2.-2.5 pls dun flame ok pls close thread i dont want to see anymore flaming
     
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  30. Forehand Forever

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    I'm thinking, and I might be wrong, but it seems that you want the racquet that the pros play with.

    EDIT: Sorry I only read page 1. I didn't see all you other people above me saying the same thing.
     
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  31. HEAD/PRINCE RULE

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    try the head microgel extreme
     
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