Favorite Brand of Racquet(s)

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  1. PrimeChoice

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    I used to play with an old ProStaff 6.5
    Pawned 4 of em of for like $50 bucks :(

    I like
    Wilson
    Head
    Babalot

    basically, federer's, murrary, novak, and nedal/tsonga's rackquet

    I just bought a nedal racquet but find I can't hit a big flat serve or as solid of a backhand as I can with an old ProStaff:evil:
     
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  2. MikeHitsHard93

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    I like all of these brands a lot.

    I believe I am sticking with Wilson though, because I love my pro open.
    I also love Wilson pro overgrip.
     
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  3. Lavs

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    In order of my preference (based on experience):

    1. Dunlop
    2. Head
    3. Kneissl
     
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  4. NetNinja68

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    Although I have had brief love affairs with several different brands of racquets I keep coming back to Wilson for the feel. I am a strong guy and do not need to seek out artificial power to be competitive on the court. Honestly I am really anticipating the new Blade 98 with the 16X19 string pattern!!
    I am not one of these silly little dudes that is so defensive about a brand that I get bent out of shape when someone disagrees with my preferences. Unless you are getting paid by a particular manufacturer to use their racquet then you should explore and enjoy the plethora of options available today.
     
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  5. atlfalcons12

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    1. Dunlop
    2. Yonex
    3. Wilson
     
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  6. rafafan20

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    yonex & tfibre
     
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  8. jnd28

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    Volkl
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  9. Andyroo10567

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  10. vegasgt3

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    Dunlop
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    Yonex, Yonex and Yonex:)
     
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    Head, Prince, Donnay
     
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  14. esgee48

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    Head, ProKennex, Volkl
     
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    Head Wilson Yonex Dunlop Volkl
     
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  16. treblings

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    Head, Dunlop, Völkl
    from the mid-80´s: Snauwaert and Donnay
    add to that Slazenger woodies
     
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  17. BlueB

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    Prince, Prince, Prince, ..........................., Head, Wilson
     
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  18. SystemicAnomaly

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  19. treblings

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    what´s your favourite prince racquet?
     
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    1. Dunlop
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  21. purple-n-gold

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  22. NickJ

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    I've played with Wilson's for years mainly the PS OG 95, but I wouldn't say they're my favourite. I love the more rarer frames, the ones you don't see on every court of every club of every town.

    1) Pro Kennex (particularly the Redondo)
    2) Volkl
    3) Dunlop

    I know Volkls & Dunlops aren't what you could class as rare but where I live you don't see them a lot. All the kids either use Wilsons or Babolats wanting to be Fed or Rafa. Older players use a mix of those & Head. Apart from mine, I've never seen another Pro Kennex. I get quite a few people coming up wanting to know what it is.
     
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  23. treblings

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    surprising that you don´t see more dunlops in the u.k.
    in austria, where i live, dunlop still has some following, maybe due to the fact, that our top player is using them
     
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  24. robbo1970

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    Dunlop for me.

    It is quite surprising I don't see more using them in the UK, especially with the Sports Direct association.
     
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  25. treblings

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    i see you went with the 300 over the 500 after all:)
     
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  26. El Nino

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    Weed, Vortex and Gamma :twisted:
     
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  27. Greg G

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    Yonex and yonex10char :)
     
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  28. robbo1970

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    I did indeed and I love it. I actually bought 2 in the end.

    Perfect amount of power and the control is superb from all areas.

    Its more or less in stock form too. I switched the gecko tac for the biomimetic tour grip (like Hydramax) and it feels much better. The gecko tac is just too tacky. Apart from that, its as Dunlop intended :)
     
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  29. treblings

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    they are great racquets. i have two in the tour version. play them with a leather grip though
     
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  30. NickJ

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    I think it's as I've said, the kids I coach pretend they're one of the top 4, none of which use a Dunlop. Sad but true. I've used the original Max 200g and it's various incarnations down the years and have to say it's one the true players frames there is. But it doesn't have the kudos/status that Wilson, Bab or Head have. Unless any top pro is using one it'll stay that way, defintely where i live anyway. Hopefully as these kids get older and they have their own disposable income and can try different racquets, they'll come to realise there is more to life than beyond the major manufacturers. I suppose at the moment they just pester the parents to have the Rafa racquet! Even if it is the junior version or a 'lesser' frame made to look like an AeroPro.
     
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  31. treblings

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    i can understand that and think you´re right. the juniors that i coach are certainly inflicted by that as well:)
    i just thought that maybe dunlop had a junior sponsorship program for the u.k., them being a domestic company
     
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  32. NickJ

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    Maybe they do. I haven't checked sorry.
    Tell you something though, they absolutely love it when I get my Snauwert Ergonom out of the bag . . . !!!
     
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  33. treblings

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    i´ve got on of those as well:)
    everybody´s surprised how well it plays
    the other novelty frame i own is a donnay roland stadler at 82cm
     
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  34. smarulanda

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    1. Wilson
    2. Head
    3. Prince
    4. Babolat
     
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  35. robbo1970

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    Nice one.

    A few ounces too much for me, but great looking rackets.

    With the range and variety that Dunlop has, why look anywhere else :)
     
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  36. BlueB

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    O3 White. Right to my fave specs, of the shelf. Sometimes I add few grams of led to 2/10.
    I love POG OS 4-stripe too, but always modiffy it to lighter grip.
     
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  37. SwissXV

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    1. Dunlop - Love my Hotmelt 300g
    2. Prince
    3. Yonex
    4. Head
     
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  38. TripleB

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    Rossignol
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  39. sargeinaz

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    Fischer, Volkl, Kneissl, Wilson. There's stick I enjoy from almost every company to be honest except babolat and prince.
     
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  40. treblings

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    beats me:) i do have a weakness for old head prestiges though
     
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  41. treblings

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    POG is a great racquet:) for some reason the newer prince models with speedports and such don´t work for me.
     
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  42. rev200g

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    My top 3:
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  43. BHiC

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    I like all the Dunlops I am seeing!

    For me, my top 3 is -

    1. Dunlop
    2. Dunlop
    3. Wilson
     
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  44. Squidward

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    Pro Kennex
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  45. kimguroo

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    1. Prince prince prince ^_^
    I started tennis with o3 technology and like muted feeling.
    My favorite racket was Japanese rebel 95 and 105" but nowadays
    I experiment with old prince extended OS rackets (Bandit, hornet and euipe longbody). So far so good ^_^.
    2. Wilson
    3. Head
     
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  46. rainingaces

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    Head are most reliable in my experience.
     
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  47. NickJ

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    A Donnay what?!? I can't even find anything on Google. Can you post pics? If not please email me. nickj73@hotmail.co.uk Thanks
     
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  48. treblings

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    Roland Stadler was a swiss tennis player in the 80´s who played double-handed on both sides and promoted that. he wrote at least one book about it, maybe more, saying that playing double-handed was much less stressful for the body,...
    http://www.stadler-tennis-team.ch you can also find him on wikipedia
    he experimented with longer racquets to counter the disadvantage of a limited reach, and obviously convinced Donnay to build a limited range of longer racquets for him. i know of two, the Roland Stadler Revolution 740 and the Roland Stadler Revolution 820. they look a lot like the Pro Cynetic1 of that era, if you know that. but as the name said, the 740 was 74cm and the 820 was 82cm long
    very flexible racquets, interesting on groundstrokes, impossible on volleys and serve(would need a long adjustment period)
     
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  49. markm8

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    Purely because I can play tennis regularly again after tennis elbow I love Pro Kennex, specifically the redondo and ki5 315. Pillows for the arm.
     
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  50. acura9927

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    Dunlop by a country mile, just added a Bio 300 tour to my 200s.
     
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