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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by heartattack, Jul 8, 2013.

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Which racquet is the best?

  1. Wilson BLX Pro Staff 90

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Babolat AeroPro Drive 2013

    11 vote(s)
    34.4%
  3. Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro

    15 vote(s)
    46.9%
  1. heartattack

    heartattack Semi-Pro

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    im torn of this three choice of racquet. which one is the best???
     
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  2. charmedRic

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    which three?
     
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  3. heartattack

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    BLX Pro staff 90, 2013 aeropro drive, head youtek grapheme speed pro?
     
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  4. rafafan20

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    Really didn't like the 13 aeropro. I liked the speed pro at first hit but it just didn't produce enough spin for me, its for very flat hitters. I have played sparingly with the 90, and am thinking of picking one up myself so I'll go with the 90
     
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  5. JasonPerelman

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    All very different rackets?
     
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  6. lightthestorm

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    wondering if you want those 3 based on personal preference or just because 3 of the top pros use it...

    Very different specs. I use APD but never liked the Speed Pro and Pro Staff...
     
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  7. VeeSe

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    How on earth could these three racquets be the last ones if you were narrowing it down? They are all so different from each other...
     
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  8. Chico

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    Yes. I was wondering about the same thing.

    Looks like a troll thread listing racquets of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.
     
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  9. heartattack

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    its because they are rated by TW above 85% overall ratings.
     
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  10. VeeSe

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    Honestly, the TW ratings mean pretty much nothing when it comes to picking the right racquet for you.
     
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  11. heartattack

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    i bet what they say its true in terms of comfort, touch/feel, serves, groundstrokes, returns, slice, topspin, & volley. because i narrowed it down to this three racquet..
     
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  12. KenC

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    The Head YouTek IG Radical Pro is the new best racquet. It just won Wimbledon.

    Buy two here....
     
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  13. Readers

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    I was about the make that post. :twisted::twisted:
     
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  14. WhereIsMacMac

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    The graphene speed pro, it is used by the number one player in the world
     
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  15. Ramon

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    I guess it's no surprise that it seems the majority of racquets sold nowadays are bought on the basis of endorsements or the "it" factor. Everyone wants to be the guy on the team with the latest and greatest racquet that everyone wants to try. I think that's why the PD and APD sell so much even though a lot of people complain that they have too much power and are tough on the arm. The real kicker is, some of those pros aren't actually using the racquet they endorse! Isn't Djockovic's racquet a Wilson with a paint job? That's what I heard, anyway.

    Honestly, it's puzzling why anyone would have problems choosing among those 3 very different racquets.
     
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  16. ArliHawk

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    Instead of the Graphene Speed Pro, I would recommend the Graphene Speed MP. Narrowing it down between that and the APD would give you 2 similar candidates.
     
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  17. jeff100692

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    I would say your selections are very different from each other. I played with all of these racquets but chose none out of them. The Graphene Speed Pro had a nice feel, but for me lacked in the power department. I probably should of strung it at a lower tension before I sold it. The Aero Pro with Pro Hurricane Feel at 55lbs was incredibly stiff for me. My friend let me use the Wilson BLX Pro Staff 90 along side his K Pro Staff 88. I hit much better with the 88 then I did the 90. Control was great. Honestly demo them all and decide which one kicks the most butt. I like the idea for the Speed MP. That open pattern might work better.
     
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  18. RetroSpin

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    PDR+ is vasty better than any of those three. Just sayin'...
     
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  19. VeeSe

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    Djokovic uses a Radical mold under the paint.
     
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  20. Lukhas

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    And Murray's using a Pro Tour 630 PT57A if my memory serves.
     
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  21. rafafan20

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    Wilson Blade, Head Instinct or Wilson Juice?!?!
     
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  22. Ramon

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    Are you sure? I've read rumors where he switched back and forth between a Head and a Wilson but with the Head paint job. Wilson was his former sponsor. A guy at a local pro shop showed me a Head Speed side by side with a Wilson BLX Blade, and it's amazing how much they look alike if you take out the paint job. He pointed out that the tubular design of the shaft is unique and you only see it in these 2 models. Obviously, Head did a lot to copy the Blade when they designed the Speed.
     
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  23. CRWV

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    1) Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85 is rated 85% plus, as is the Head Prestige Mid (I think, may be pro). You didn't look hard enough.

    2) ratings are given by the people who playtested making them subjective, not objective (1 man's 80 is anothers 90)

    3) playtester's are neither top pros nor beginners, but range from 4.0-5.5 (one or two of them are "open", right?) You would need to examine their ratings and skillsets before attempting to relate their opinions on racquets to their utility in your own play. note: I don't mean any negativity toward the playtesters and greatly enjoy and appreciate what they do (and they do it very well!)

    Basically, there are a ton of logical fallacies involved in your fundamental question. If you want one of the pro's racquets because you would like to have one of the pro's racquets, fine, good on you. If you're looking for a racquet, post a thread describing your game, skill level, age, style, height/weight, etc.,. and people here could make excellent recommendations (plenty of people here have decades of experience) from which you could then utilize the TW reviews and demo some. If you're asking which of the big three racquets is thought to be the best, it is a loaded question because, quite frankly, they are all of comparably high quality, and are differentiated only by stylistic choices by the company that orient the racquets toward different play-styles (Fed's pro staff is flexier and heavier and is probably the best racquet for volleying of the three, Nadal's racquet is an excellent racquet to generate spin, and Djokovic's racquet is very well suited to control from the baseline), but the differences are relatively minor until you get to a pretty high level.

    edit: forgot to mention, the pro's don't even really use those racquets, as far as I know. Then again, the level of customization for pro's varies from company to company, unless I am greatly mistaken.
     
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  24. Ramon

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    That's the worst way to pick out a racquet. These are totally subjective test scores. Besides, do you know how businesses run? How do you think TW makes money? Answer: They sell racquets!! How objective do you think they are going to be with their biggest suppliers? I know they try their best, but there are certain practical limitations here.
     
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  25. heartattack

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    i grew up playing ps85.. now im using a 98sq.in. racquet.
    im a 4.0 player and recently join 5.0 tournaments and only last 3rd round.. thinking about switching a racquet but i dont know yet.
     
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  26. canadad

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    Hello Heartattack, I tried contacting you in that other Canadian thread. Please email me at canadad2 @ iCloud dot com or through my profile.
     
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  27. Chico

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    6 for ProStaff
    9 for APD
    13 for Speed Pro

    Wow I would not expect that Djokovic's racquet would be more popular than both Federer's and Nadal's in this poll :shock:
     
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  28. Overdrive

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    What? The thread is called: "Between the two", but there are three choices?

    Wow. :roll:
     
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