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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by DJSilva, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. DJSilva

    DJSilva New User

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    Hi all, i´ve played tennis throughout my life and it´s not new news for me, but now i´ve found a tennis partner and i want to upgrade my "white label" racquet and enhance my skills. my self evaluation of my tennis skills from 0-100 is 35/40. Im heavy and tall and i take advantage of my power strokes to compensate for agility/speed and precision. i receive a gift card to spend in a sports store and the available racquets are:

    Babolat xs 102 – 55e
    Babolat contact tour – 20e
    Head radical microgel – 55e
    Babolat drive z lite – 40e
    Babolat pulsion 105 – 35e
    Babolat xs 109 – 55e
    Prince fusion ti – 30e
    Head nano ti.elite – 40e
    Head challenge lite – 60e
    Head atp world tour n.1 – 65e
    Wilson bold blx L3 – 40e
    Wilson rush fx – 60e

    Can you guys advice me on best for me, in your opinion?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. darklore009

    darklore009 Professional

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    you cant go wrong with the microgel radical. its a good platform racket that you can customize to your spec.
     
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  3. fx007

    fx007 Rookie

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    From this list -radical
     
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  4. Captain Ron

    Captain Ron Semi-Pro

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    I agree with the mg radical.
    Also, buy some lead tape as you will likely want to customize it (add weight) a bit over time.
     
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  5. novak.20v

    novak.20v Rookie

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    Definitely the Radical.
     
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  6. DJSilva

    DJSilva New User

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    Thank You

    Hi guys, thanks for the advice.

    I´m now a proud owner of a Head MicroGEL Radical Oversize racquet. Can´t wait to give it a try. I will read more about lead tape at 3`and 9`o'clock because it seems it´s a tweek several have chosen with this racquet.

    Thanks again for the prompt replies i´ve received.
     
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  7. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    I would have picked MGRadOS. I have one. 320 SW is plenty for me, and what I use mostly in SW.
    Still, I can't come to grips with OS, and serve harder with 98's or even 100's.
    All the rackets on your short list are beginner's rackets, except the MG, which is good enough for 6.0 level play.
     
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  8. Connors Fan

    Connors Fan Rookie

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    I play with the Radical. Nice racquet, a bit underpowered in some ways. No matter what set up I have tried, its a racquet you have to work hard with to keep hitting pace through several sets. Depending on age, it can be draining.

    I have tried many string combo's, different weighting, etc. I still like it, but playing against 20/30 year olds, you may find yourself losing the physical battle. I'm 52 and in good shape, but long matches I notice I cant keep up the pace like I can on my oversize racquet. Something to keep in mind.
     
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