Courtballistec 4.3 Level?

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  1. aznhippos

    aznhippos Rookie

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    Hi, I am a 3.5-4.0 player, would you recommend the CB 4.3's to me?

    My friend, who is a 4.5 player told me they are great and that I should get them, but I am an intermediate player and am not sure if I should get top quality shoes. The cost does not matter, just the quality.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. anhuynh16

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    You can get whatever shoes you want.
     
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  3. aznhippos

    aznhippos Rookie

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    Ok thanks.

    quick Q: Typically what level of players wear Vapor 9/CB 4.3?
     
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  4. OldFedIsOld

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    Typically only 7.0 players, any level lower would result in the user twisting their ankle or getting shin splints from the epicness of the top tier shoes.
     
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  5. legends70

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    If durability is not of your concern, go for whatever you want. I would agree tho, that the CB would not be a good choice just because of weight and size. That's why many favor the V9 because of the weight advantage and comfort level
     
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  6. DeFrank

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    Yea if your in that range (similar to me), than your not going to NEED that durability from the 4.3's. If it's between the Vapors and the 4.3's at your level, than I'd not go with the 4.3's becuase the main draw is durability. If cost isn't a problem, that is.
     
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  7. frunk

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    All level players should invest in nicer shoes for safety and comfort. Higher level players HAVE to invest in nicer shoes to maintain their level of play without risk of injury.
     
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  8. NJ1

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    The only gear that matters in tennis are your racquet (plus strings) and your shoes. Buy the best you can afford, and bear in mind the 4.3 will last for three times longer than the Vapors.
     
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    The only gear that matters in tennis are your racquet (plus strings) and your shoes. No one judges someone by their tennis shoes, but since it's a concern for you choose sober colors (white/grey/black/blue). Buy the best you can afford, and bear in mind the 4.3 will last for three times longer than the Vapors.
     
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  10. sports4eva115

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    great answer here! having said that, it greatly depends on your game. I would say if you dont move your feet as much and generally dont do agressive lateral slides that often, then the vapor 9's or adidas feathers are going to be dynamite for you. If you tend to grinding all over the court, diving for shots and sliding a lot, then shoes with durability guarantees and great lateral supports like the cb 4.3's or the adidas barricade 7's are your best friends.
    like ppl said here, if you buy a pair of cheap shoes and end up getting injured, the cost is going to be far worse. nothing wrong with a pair of great shoes for a competitive player!
     
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  11. *Val*

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    shoes aren't like a racquet, your level isn't aligned to the specs
     
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  12. serve stopper

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    although shoe marketers always say "this shoe is only for the best players" its not true :). Have some fun and pick out a nice pair. If you got the money then you should pick whatever shoe looks best to you. Good luck
     
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  13. ductrung3993

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    Fed/Berdych/Tomic wear Vapor 9

    Nadal wears CB 4.3
     
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  14. aznhippos

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    Sorry, I worded this incorrectly, I meant what level of non professionals wear it?
     
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  15. OnyxZ28

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    I'm a 3.5, I wear the 3.3s. I'm 5 months into the 6 month period and I've worn through the right toe and the left heel. I don't wear the shoes casually.
     
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  16. ductrung3993

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    lol I was just messing around.

    Wear watever you like dude, if only high level players can wear certain shoes then Nike tennis'd go to the dump already. I'm 3.0-3.5 and I wear all Vapors like JD said :)
     
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  17. Vertiz

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    They're shoes wear w/e you want whether it's for sports performance or fashion. Celebs who don't play basketball wear Kobe 7s and Lebron 9s. It's up to you.
     
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  18. Thud and blunder

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    All of the above may be true, BUT the 4.3s are designed to take a serious pounding, the flipside of which is weight. If you're not playing very intensely, a less built up shoe might be a better option.

    As many have said, you can play in whatever shoe you like, but if you are playing mid-to-lower end rec tennis, you might find you get all the disadvantages of the 4.3 without any of the advantages.
     
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  19. FlameYo

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    Don't waste your money on the Cb 4.3 unless its really good deal for under $90. The CB 3.3 are already $50-85 and Babolat Propulse 2 is under $70.

    Give them a try, since shoe are love-or-hate when it comes to fit.
     
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  20. LanEvo

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    This, no matter what level a player is, they should wear actual "tennis" shoes when on the court. Usually 3.0 and above players wear these shoes, not because of skill, but because many players are not acknowledged to know that there are actual tennis shoes and end up wearing the regular running/sports shoes out there.
     
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  21. aznhippos

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    IMO, the propulse line was not as good as the courtballistecs (got 4.3's); I wore out the Propulse 2 sole extremely quickly
     
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