Babolat to Wilson

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Apple Juice, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Apple Juice

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    I have been playing with the Aero Pro Team when I learned they would be discontinued. I want to switch to a Wilson because my academy gives good deals on Wilson rackets if you're a player for them, which I am, and would like some insight on a good racket to switch to.

    I'm looking for a control oriented racket that also generates a good amount of spin and is also light enough for me, a 14u player, to get good racket head speed and accelerate through. For example, I find the Pro Drive to be too heavy for me to get full acceleration on the ball.

    I've tried a Steam racket, a Juice 100 and Pro (which I both greatly disliked) and the Blade Lite, which was the best of the three for me, but was not perfect. I will hopefully be trying the Blade 98 soon. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Just because a frame is being discontinued in favor of a new model, you're going to switch? Are you serious? I better go buy a new car then.
     
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  3. klementine

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    6.1 team.......
     
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  4. Hi I'm Ray

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    I agree with post #2, pretty odd logic/reason for having to buy a new frame. Your current frames should be usuable for a long time.

    Closest thing in the Wilson line to the APD line is the Pro Open - a little heavier than the AP Team but swings lighter than the APD.
     
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  5. MikeHitsHard93

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    He's a kid. He's gonna make some weird choices and not care about it lol. You want a new racket? Get the pro staff 100. Wondering how you're gonna pay for all these new rackets being 14 but alright none of my business
     
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  6. Tafmatch

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    6.1 team or the Pro Staff 100.
     
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  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    When you're 14 and the parents are ballin' enough to send you to an academy, I suppose you really don't have to think twice about paying for a new set of racquets.
     
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  8. klementine

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    I say who cares.

    Dude asked for racquet tips, not economic advice.
     
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  9. MikeHitsHard93

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    What I would give to be rollin in enough dough to do that!... Smh.

    I would likely buy one of every racket that tw stocks though lol
     
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  10. MikeHitsHard93

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    I did give him advice ;)
     
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  11. klementine

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    There are worse ways to spend mom's and dad's money, like meth or beiber CDs.
     
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  12. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I would too, and my first purchase would be stock piles of ProKennex Type C Redondo Mid and Dunlop Biomimetic Max 200G. Not because they play well (I'm sure they play exceptionally well), but because they're pretty and I want to hang them on walls of my house for decor purposes.
     
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  13. MikeHitsHard93

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    Touché!

    Beibs being the greater evil of the two, of course
     
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  14. MikeHitsHard93

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    Dude I don't even know what I would buy. Lol. Too much to choose from... I can't even pick out a new racket for myself. It's horrible
     
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  15. klementine

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    hey applesauce, just demo a bunch of wilson frames in that weight group, I'm sure they got them at club. The ps100 was a good suggestion. As was the pro open

    Look at other frames as well. According to your preferences, try the vcore 100. Excellent frame.
     
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  16. MikeHitsHard93

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    Yeah I love my pro open applesauce. Very comfy tweener frame that has helped me transform my game
     
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  17. klementine

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    ^oh yeah, doesn't even feel 66ra. I hit with mine last week and remembered why i fell in love with it during demo.

    Apple juice, right. Got you confused with another member, applesauce.
     
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  18. MikeHitsHard93

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    Lol oops.

    Yeah I really like mid 60's RA frames. Control and power are both there, as well as touch.
     
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  19. NetNinja68

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    I love the blade 98 with a full poly set up at 49lbs, but the swing weight may be a bit much for you if the Pure Drive seemed heavy. What did you dislike about the Steam and Juice? Both are very string sensitive and work best with a full poly set up in the high 40's to low 50's. I thought both sucked with multi's but were great with poly. That said, the Pro Open is an absolutely incredible stick and and performs like a dream with a hybrid of full poly set up.
     
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  20. NetNinja68

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    I switched from a Pure Drive to the BLX Blade 98 and could not be happier. I've thought the only way to make this stick even better is to offer it in a 16X19 pattern which is coming out in December!!!!
     
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