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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tennisguy94, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. tennisguy94

    tennisguy94 New User

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    Hi i am a junior player in the b14's. I use to to be a counter puncher but i am in the process of becoming an aggresive baseliner. I currently have 2 nblades but now i am looking for more of an agreesive baseliners racquet. I am 5'4 105 ibs. What is the best racquet for me?
     
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  2. Nitro

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    Why do you think you need a new racquet?
     
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  3. tennisguy94

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    The nblade is to light for me. I can not get enough power out of it. I can only counter punch with it.
     
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  4. [d]ragon

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    what do u not like about ur nblades? what do you like about them? have u tried any other frames and what do u like about them? describe ur game alittle more


    edit: some of them just got answered
     
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  5. [d]ragon

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    hav u tried dropping the tension? also try adding some lead tape to the 3/9
     
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  6. Umpire

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    Maybe the K95 or the Pure Storm will do
     
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  7. tennisguy94

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    What i like about the nblades is that there was plenty of control but no power. I then recently started stringing them at 54 with prince synthetic gut but there is too much power and no control so the ball started flying.

    about my game: solid goundstrokes, dont like to volley much, good serve, very quick

    I am thinking of demoing the prestige midplus and the babolat pure drive
     
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  8. tennisguy94

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    i didnt like the k95 (to small of head for me) and the pure strom was okay but not great
     
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  9. [d]ragon

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    only 1 lb and low powered turned into too much power? hav u tried adding lead tape?

    the prestige looks like a good choice. might as well try the apdc, a good stick from the baseline
     
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  10. NicolasH

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    1 lbs is less than 1/2 kg. There's no way that "the ball started flying" because of that.

    If you lost confidence in your racket and want new sticks just say that, nothing wrong with that. But there's no way that 1 lbs would make that much of a difference.

    Some electronic stringing machines don't even allow you to put in 1/2 kg steps, no one can tell anyway. If you strung two rackets, one at 55lbs and one at 54lbs you have to string the lower tension first, otherwise they'd feel the same. Even on tour they string the pro's rackets that way, lower tension first, otherwise the picky pros will tell you that the tensions are wrong... it's the elusive 1/2 kg joke...

    Cheers,
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  11. Nitro

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    Well thats why I asked what I did. Almost every kid I've ever met, who used a player level racquet but said they needed a new racquet, didn't really need a new racquet. Far more aggressive baseliners than he use the nBlade to great effect.

    If you are trying to fine tune your racquet to your needs you need to try playing with your string and tension before you buy a new racquet.
     
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  12. NicolasH

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    I agree, there's no right or wrong racket for a certain play type: Just preferences. The best racket for you is the one you believe in.

    Cheers,
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  13. Babb

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    If the only issue is weight, buy some lead tape...
     
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  14. Babb

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    Um, most people can't even notice a one pound difference. You are suffering from a reverse-placebo effect...
     
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  15. 2ndserve642

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    what about the k pro tour just a thought
     
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  16. tennisguy94

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    i didnt just lower it to 54. 54 55 same thing. I cant notice a one pound difference. Its been at 54 for over a month i just didnt change my signature.
     
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  17. NicolasH

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    Ok, sorry to jump to conclusions. I thought you lowered it 1 lbs. What tension were you at before?

    Cheers,
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  18. cujays

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    maybe an o3 white or a SP black
    both great JR. sticks
     
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  19. tennisguy94

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    it was at 58 ibs
     
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  20. Rafael_Nadal_6257

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    Usually light racquets give you MORE power...so you are looking for a more powerful racquet??

    Like a game-improvement racquet? Most people usually get a less-powered racquet with more control as they get better...So how long have you had the nblade??
     
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  21. fastswingVD

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    the look and the specs.
     
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  22. Macdaddy1129

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    Rafael Nadal, while it is true that a lighter racquet can give you more power, as Jo11lyRoger said, if you swing a heavier racquet at the same speed and hit a ball the same speed as you do a lighter racquet, you will get more power. The only question there is do you think that you can get a heavier racquet around the ball in time. If not, a heavier racquet will not enhance, but will hurt you game.
     
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  23. lilpin0y

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    the prestige midplus.. you might want to get the tour version which is 16x19.

    more power and $30 cheaper ( at my store) than the 18x20 pro
     
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  24. gangster33

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    consider the head microgel extreme, its great
    i tried the microgel prestige mp and it weighs like a bomb, im 14 too
     
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  25. Rafael_Nadal_6257

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    Yes, I get what you're saying...Its just normally the light racquets are the game-improvement ones, which are usually more powerful...but I get what you're saying.
     
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  26. tennisguy94

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    for a little over a year
     
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  27. [K]Topspin

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    I would say the smoothest transition would be the Kblade 98. But since you did say it was too light. Try the Kblade Tour with some added weight.
     
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