Best oversize players' racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Simon Brown, Sep 15, 2006.

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Best current players' oversize racquet

  1. Head Flexpoint Radical

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Prince Original Grahite (POG)

    16 vote(s)
    59.3%
  3. Prince NXG Graphite

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Prince O3 Tour

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  5. Fischer M Speed Pro Number One 105

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  6. Pro Kennex Ionic Ki 15 PSE

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  7. Wilson nBlade nCode

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other (please specify in post)

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. Simon Brown

    Simon Brown Rookie

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    Just curious in everyone's opinion on the best oversize racquet for competitive tennis players. I've played with the iRadical for years but will be trying out a POG tonight after reading so many good things about them. Oversize rackets for serious players seem to be diminishing with the 100 sq in headsize getting more popular. What's your favourite of the current frames, and why?
     
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  2. El Diablo

    El Diablo Hall of Fame

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    Interesting to me that some tout OS as good doubles racquets, as I find that for the one shot that most distinguishes doubles from singles -- the reflex volley -- many OS are simply too powerful to keep the ball in the court. Also a little harder to keep returns low with the OS, as one likes to in doubles, and to sharply angle away volleys. In this sense I think the OS is really more useful for singles (particularly as it's become mostly a baseline game) than doubles.
     
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  3. SteveI

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    Have to be the POG 0/S IMHO...

    Steve
     
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  4. Simon Brown

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    Thanks to everyone who's voted so far. I see the POG has taken a commanding lead. Well I had my first hit with it tonight and I can see why - similar maneuverability to the Radical but that extra 30g weight makes it so comfortable and gives a bit of extra power. Didn't feel too heavy at all. Lovely bat. Oh and it looks great with the floodlights shimmering off the black frame. ;)
     
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  5. netman

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    Prince Bandit OS. Add 1 oz. of weight (mostly in the handle) and you've got a great doubles frame. Some folks have modded them to over 12 oz.

    -k-
     
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  6. jersey34tennis

    jersey34tennis Semi-Pro

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    i was looking into buying a couple of them i can get for 39.99. anyone have any luck weighting them up ? my gut says get 2 and go for 11.8-12.2 oz after mods. my current lineup of oversize players frames are

    1 wilson kblade team modded to 11.9 ounces. very good for flat hitting
    2 wilson steam 105s at 11.8 ounces
    3 head lm radical o/s leaded to 12.2
    4 head agassi limited edition radicals (love with kevlar hybrids)
    5 gamma tradition 20xl (the most flexible racquet i've hit with since wood
    5 prince o3 tour oversize (11.7 oz) spin-beast
    6 babolat pure drive 107 (12.7 oz) very low powered but solid and pinpoint
    7 yonex power 10 long (haven't hit with just got bosworth edition)
    8 Yonex RD Ti-70 Oversize Long (love for flat hitting with kevlar)
    9 prince graphite classic o/s great w/any string. just haven't full-gutted yet
    10 prince diablo xp o/s (12.2 oz) crisp feel counter punching machine
    11 prince precision equipe lb o/s (12.1) good volleying oversize
    12 prince warrior o/s (12.2) best volleying o/s ever
    13 prince nxg graphite o/s weapon of mass destruction
    14 prince pro stock nxg o/s (no air handle, foam filled, longbody 28 length. haven't hit with enough but dying to string up with syn gut at high tension and go battle
     
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  7. kingcheetah

    kingcheetah Professional

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    The Blade 104 is a really fun racquet to use in my experience-- I just hit with it some more today after popping a string on my last RF97. It's good for both flat hitting and spin, and with some lead is still very solid. Very soft and easy on the arm as well.
     
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