Does your racket reflect your personality?

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  1. TheBoom

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    Just thought it'd be an interesting question. Does it and if so how?
    My 300 tours do because they are extremely versitile, easygoing, and has lots of potential and only have one weakness and that is their light weight and i am "lightweight" as well 6' 6" 190
     
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  2. bertrevert

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    Chipped and old - yes :)
     
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  3. alen_david

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    HOLY CRAP 6' 6" ?! You, my man, must serve like Karlovic! Isner!

    Haha, funny!
     
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  4. LeeD

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    My Aero500's do for sure...
    Cheap, lightweight (10.2 oz), instant gratification, get's worst with age.
     
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  5. alen_david

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    Oops forgot to share

    YT Prestige Mid

    Small head size = 5' 9"

    Heavy racket = 185 lbs

    I'm totally the opposite of the OP.

    Hmm I guess I can say I'm a fairly precise person haha.
     
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  6. TheBoom

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    Haha yes i'm tall but my serve is estimated at 90ish mph give or take which isn't where i want it but oh well i'll get it better this summer
     
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  7. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    hmm, I play with a small headed, heavy and flexible stick that is a bit out of the mainstream (Dunlop bio 200)

    I'm 175cm, 80 kg (don't ask me to work that out in feet and pounds!) and quite extroverted, I have a pretty decent all court game but only an average service speed (for an open player at least)

    So, kind of small, heavy, a bit flashy and underpowered.

    You might have something here, Boomster!
     
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  8. Тинана

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    OP, that is an interesting analogy. I've never thought of that. I am about 5'6 and quite outspoken but conservative. I play on the hard-court most of time. I like lightweight rackets (bright color) with a large sweetspot. Prince is my favorite brand.
     
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  9. Fuji

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    Somewhat!

    5'10-5'11
    Slim (160lbs)

    Happy, Laid back!

    Odd thing is though, that now almost all my rackets weight 13.0+oz....

    PSC6.1 - 13.6oz
    KPS88 - 13.8oz
    YTKPM - 13.0oz
    RDS001 - 13.4oz
    RQiS1Tour - 13.0oz

    :)

    -Fuji
     
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  10. tennisfarmer

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    that's too heavy, you are sacrificing mobility an racquet head speed
     
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  11. martinrousev

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    I play with Redondos but wouldn't call myself soft :p
     
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  12. trilix

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    It probably does. I like classic slick designs. Although I would love a ps 6.0 95 in thin k90 beam :)

    I don't like all the fancy talk about materials based on snakes, sharks, bio, etc..
     
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  13. sixone90

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    BLX90
    KBT

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  14. retlod

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    I don't have multiple personalities. :)
     
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  15. brownsfan456

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    Not really. I am a bulky guy, but play with the lightweight Dunlop 4D 300.
     
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  16. TheBoom

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    Not just like your physical features but like your actual personality too
     
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  17. brownsfan456

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    Hmm yea then I would have to say it does. I'm edgy and the 300 has that cool paint job. It has a big head too haha
     
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  18. ollinger

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    My racquet even reflects my physiology.....we are both carbon based.
     
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  19. AirK

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    Prestige nough said.
     
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  20. blackfrido

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    of course it does...I played with tons a different racquets for the past 5 years :)
     
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    Flexy, forgiving, controlled. I'm pretty much the complete opposite of my rackets...
     
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  22. jmverdugo

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    Interesting... I am have been using the LM Radical for over 2 years now, it is a very good racquet, it is practical with room to improvement and cheap yet solid and delivers when you ask for it ... I think you into something here...
     
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  23. TheBoom

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    Just got an ignite 95! I am like it because at first glance i can look stiff or rageful but when i am given a chance i am nice and forgiving :)
     
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  24. Mick

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    i think so, i am sort of a perfectionist and all of my racquets are pretty much in perfect conditions, even the ones that i play with :)
     
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  25. 6-2/6-4/6-0

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    unique, traditional, demanding, versatile, flexible, precise.

    yeh, pretty much me. i'm a dunlop max imf kinda guy - 200g/300i...
     
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  26. UWBTennis

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    60 flex, 2 pts head heavy, 10.5 oz strung weight, 97 head size, and standard length.

    Well, I consider myself flexible, and I think I'm rather smart so that's the head heavy part. And I'm 5 ft 7, so "standard" length. That's where it stops though, my racket is light and I'm like 200 lbs, so not too good.
     
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  27. anirut

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    I think the Redondo somewhat reflects my personality -- it just doesn't stiffen up! :lol:
     
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  28. StumpyDaMooseGod

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    Diablo.

    Yeah sure.:twisted:
     
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  29. USERNAME

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    My Prestige frames are controlled and precise just like me! Also they are red which just so happens to be the color of my skin when I stay in the sun for a long time :)
     
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  30. USERNAME

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    That thing can produce a HEAVY ball, it just feels sooo slow.
     
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  31. O.fa

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    Yes. The APDC. It thinks it's good but it's not. Like me.
     
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  32. whomad15

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    the racquet I use is older than I am.
    POG mid.
    I do like the nearly solid black outfit when I play (not so much outdoors on sunny days though)
     
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  33. fuzz nation

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    My grandmother was from Germany, so that may explain the devotion to my Volkl C10's.

    My attentions also runs in more of the off-beat direction, so my Prince NXG's, both mid and mid-plus, will probably always have a place in my bag.
     
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  34. TheBoom

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    It really does!!!
     
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  35. eliza

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    You tell me:
    1) Babolat APC
    2)Babolat PD
    2)Dunlop 500Tour
    3)Dunlop 200 MFil
     
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  36. TripleB

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    Yes...my Prince Ozone Tours are 'holey' with their open grommets and I'm 'holy' because Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!

    TripleB
     
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  37. FedererBestTennis

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    Ehh...kind of.

    110 lb, 14-year old. NTRP 5.0

    BLX 6.1 95 16x18/Pro Hurricane 16 @ 57/56 lbs

    All the other kids my age use the BLX 95 team or light, and I just roll my eyes. :)
     
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  38. Up&comer

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    160 pound 15 year old, 5 11 or so, athletic with strong legs and relatively narrow shoulders. (hehe I'm headlight). 4 star but will be 5 when rankings come out, and I use a pretty heavily weighted apdgt (12.7 oz, 6 pts headlight) which is about the same balance as me.

    However I do serve and volley almost exclusively, and an apdgt is known as a baseliners racket.
     
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  39. goober

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    hmm extended length and stiff,,, let me see if my wife can weigh in on the matter.
     
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  40. Meriko

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    I use YT Prestiges. Smooth, elegant and precise; Everything i'm not :p
     
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    LOL! Notice how I didn't say the balances? Trust me, I'm not sacrificing any mobility. :) I play a lot of doubles, and that's with some of my heavier sticks.

    (Just in case you are wondering, almost every single one of my sticks have at least a 9 point head light balance, they range from 8-12 points HL.)

    -Fuji
     
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  42. Up&comer

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    Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:9.

    Just joking around.
     
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  43. Тинана

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    TripleB, Jesus Christ is my lord and Savior too. I am a fan of Prince.


    Looks like I am the shortest among you all.
     
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  44. HEADfamilydynasty

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    Heavy Racket (14+), powerful, fast, steady
    Yes
     
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  45. Jaewonnie

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    Prestige mid allows me to vent my rage through flat bomb serves.
     
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  46. HEADfamilydynasty

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    same with me
     
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  47. TheBoom

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    It is interesting to hear these responses. I never thought about it then i'm like wait this is weird!!!!!
     
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  48. DoctorBackhand

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    My POGOS is old yet new, fairly flexible, powerful, and oversized.
    I am puny, young (14) not flexible at all, not powerful, and pretty thin.
     
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  49. Ben Hadd

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    PDGT135th. Needed alot of "fixin" to get it good, just like me lol.
     
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    Sexy lookin plays amazing. Yup PST
     
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