Best racquet for a level 3.5 player

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  1. akj27

    akj27 Banned

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    with a moderate swing speed


    What would you guys recommend
     
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  2. brandon61

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    try babolat pure control and head liquidmetal radical tour
     
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  3. MChong

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    I really think it matters more on the body you have and whether or not you can wield a heavier racquet for three sets. I say this because they have racquets over 11.5oz in Mid, Midplus, and even Oversize (The POG), which can make it easier for you to work on hitting the ball with correct mechanics.
     
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  4. Speedy_tennis

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    tour diablo mp... for more control
     
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  5. Speedy_tennis

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    liquidmetal instinct std/ tour XL
     
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  6. akj27

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    do i want head light or head heavy
     
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  7. nViATi

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    check out the lm prestige mp. i'm only 3.0-3.5 and i'm pretty weak but i still love it.
     
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  8. netman

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    Use the TW racquet selector tools and look for moderate swing examples. Then (its been said a hundred times, so here is 101), demo, demo, demo. Then demo some more. Demoing is a whole lot of fun.

    You'll know it when you find the right one. Within the first 5 minutes of hitting you'll being saying to yourself, "This is the one. " When this happens, stop demoing and buy it.

    Good luck
     
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  9. Tenny

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    POG Oversize?
     
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  10. Coda

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    I don't know if it only takes 5 minutes, so demo them longer than that.
     
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  11. akj27

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    demo? it costs 20 dollars to demo!


    also, suggestions on strings?
     
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  12. anirut

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    Or it will cost you 100+ dollars for a bought-but-useless racket ...

    You're lucky to pay 20 bucks to demo ... we don't even get that chance here where I am. Here it's just buy it and try to like it. If you don't like it, buy another and try to like it again.

    Spend your money correctly and you'll be saving a lot, my man.
     
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  13. Kirko

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    pure drive you will go a long way that frame.
     
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  14. akj27

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    i'll try both lm prestige and puredrive, nothing else, its gonna be one or the other
     
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  15. akj27

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    which would be better for me, mid or midplus?
     
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  16. nViATi

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    probably midplus..
    haha it only cost me $11 for shipping lol.

    if you use a mid i can guarantee you'll never hit the sweetspot.
     
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  17. Coda

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    lol...11 bucks for me too...
     
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  18. dozu

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    if you want a racket to do the work for you NOW so you can beat other 3.5 players, take any of the above advice... be warned that you will plateau at 4.0 and will never reach 4.5.

    if you want to sacrifice a little and truely learn how to play tennis, get a wooden racket for $5 at yard sale, and keep playing with it for 2 years, you will automatically have all the correct strokes... guaranteed.
     
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  19. akj27

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    I cant see how that would work dozu, if thats the only way to become a level 4.5 then i dont want to be a level 4.5
     
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  20. Honestlybad

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    What he means is that a more demanding racquet will tech you the proper technique and be better for you in the long run. A lighter and easier to use racquet will make you play better using what technique you acquired so far but will limit your potential. A lighter racquet may shorten your swing and cause you to "jerk" your strokes.
    It all depends what you are trying to accomplish. If you are willing to give it a serious try and play over the span of many years go with as demanding a racquet as you can handle. The presige is a good choice. I'd buy the mid and give it two years. By then you should be able to draw your own conclusions and buy something that might better suit your game.
     
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  21. akj27

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    Well, I havent bought anything yet,and the racquets im demoing, arent begginers racquets, so they shouldnt help my game that much
     
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  22. Honestlybad

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    IMHO the prestige is the better choice. Maybe the midplus is a good blend for you. Good luck.
     
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