Claycourtstick: POG Mid or Aero Storm? Any other racguet?

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  1. Racket2008

    Racket2008 New User

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    Hello,


    I am a claycourt player from Germany and I am playing the POG Mid at the moment. This is a nice stick and i really love the feel, control and spin. I play all the time on clay and i think (am i right?) that the headsize is not perfekt. I hit with huge spin and i am a hardhitter with the forehand. Backhand is one handed and when ever it is possible i play forehand. Gamestyle is like the claycourtplayer from spain ;) or like Gonzo. I dont play like them, but so you know my art of game. :)

    What do you think about the headsize problem?

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    I have the Babolat Aero Pure Storm fpr demo and the first training yesterday was really amazing. Is it a good idea to thi nk about a change to this frame? The headsize and sweetspot are def. bigger and better (?).
     
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  2. ledor

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    Aero Storm is not that great. Try the Pure Storm Tour instead for a little more un-muted feel. Headsize is fine as already Babolat racquets have a big sweetspot with the Woofer Technology.
     
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  3. Racket2008

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    Do u think the mid is to small? What about the Head Prestige Pro? Any other comments? Thanks :)
     
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  4. saram

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    Now you are talking about another similar sized stick...I'd stick with the POG and refine your strokes and game. The POG is a great stick!
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    I don't think a midsize racquets is to small. The New Head MG Prestige Pro is a very nice racquet. I think You should give the MG Prestige Pro a demo. The MG Prestige racquets are the nicest Head racquets in years.
     
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  6. Petekbladetour1

    Petekbladetour1 Semi-Pro

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    Try the kblade tour 93!
     
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  7. Peter Szucs

    Peter Szucs Semi-Pro

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    i also play on clay but i am not a fan of the Aero Storm. give the POG OS a try... thats perfect for baseline play.
     
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  8. tzinc

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    Aeropro Drive with or without Cortex
     
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  9. Racket2008

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    I am going to demo the APDC. Is there enough mass to go through the ball?
     
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  10. Doc Hollidae

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    I'd suggest giving the Speedport Tour a spin. Try it with both inserts, but I think you'll find yourself a nice racket there. Tons of spin with a solid and stable feeling. The 16x18 pattern really hits a heavy ball. This was one of the few rackets that reminded me of that "old school" feeling.
     
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  11. counterpuncher

    counterpuncher Professional

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    If you hit well with the Aero Storm then stick with that despite what others opinions may be on it. I have one in my bag which I pretty much take out only when I play on clay. I seem to play better with it than anything else including my regular RQiS 1 on clay, not the case on quicker surfaces though.
     
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  12. Doc Hollidae

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    I would think that because clay is slower it gives you more time to set up and hit with the heavier Aerostorm. On a faster surface you don't get that same luxury of reaction time and the lighter, lower SW RQiS Tour 1 makes up for that loss of reaction time.

    Just a guess though.
     
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  13. counterpuncher

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    Yes that's my opinion although the weight (around 340 grams measured on on my postal scale) and sw (around 325) is pretty much the same for both. I believe the more headlight balance and more polarised nature of the RQiS 1 is what helps on quicker surfaces.
     
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  14. Shashwat

    Shashwat Semi-Pro

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    I would realllly try the Babolat Pure Storm Tour.
     
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  15. Racket2008

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    So, i really like the Aeropro Drive Cortex! I think it could be my next stick. Should i demo the plus version or is this because of the one-handed stupid?
     
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  16. Racket2008

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    Can you tell me the differenc between the Aeropro Pure Drive Cortex and the AeroPro CONTROL?
     
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