Big-5/Wal-Mart racquets you feel are actually decent.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by KFed, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. KFed

    KFed New User

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    What Big-5/Wal-Mart type racquets would you ever buy? Might buy one.

    There's this Hammer 5.3 Premiere, is it just a 5.3 with a paint-job? Other racquets I have my eye on are:

    Head I.Radical
    Prince Thundercloud

    Help/comment on what is decent, but which I don't have to order online/find a pro shop.
     
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  2. tandayu

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    Costco occassionally sells tennis racket, and I think it is great deal at $40 for decent frame.
     
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  3. KingOfTennis

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    wat is wal-mart?
     
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  4. Redflea

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    My wife and then my son used a Thundercloud for a while...also, a 4.5 singles player on one of the teams I played in league a few years ago. Guy was in his late 50's and demolished our #1 player (early 40's) something like 6-3, 6-2.

    I never hit with it, and as I remember it's quite light, but my wife, son, and clearly this guy all hit well with it...
     
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  5. RLFore

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    I may have to check out Big 5 if they have an i.radical
     
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  6. znoopie

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    I've seen i.Radical OS frames at my local Big 5.
     
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  7. Keifers

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    I don't know about the frames currently available from Big 5, but a few years ago, I bought a Prince CTS Approach OS from them and was thoroughly satisfied with my purchase.

    It turned out to be a good way to try a long-out-of-production racquet -- and racquet design technology. This was my first experience of CTS (Constant Taper System) and I went on to acquire DB 26 OS, DB 26 MP, Graduate 90 and Lightning 90 racquets from the CTS family, all excellent sticks.
     
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