got a gift certificate = new racquet?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by indianpryd45, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. indianpryd45

    indianpryd45 New User

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    hey all
    i just recently got a gift certificate to my local tennis shop, for the amount of $175 dollars. It is good for anything in the store, and i am thinking NEW RACQUET! But, is it worth waiting for a bit, and sticking with what i have, or should i just go ahead and get a new one?

    the ones i am considering are

    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus
    Head Flexpoint Radical
    Prince o3 white
    Dunlop MFil200(Blakes i think)

    which are good, for a 3.0-3.5 baseline player?

    thanks for the input..
     
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  2. Nar57981

    Nar57981 Rookie

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    I'd say the Radical.
    The PD won't make you any better...
    I don't like O3 that much ><
    MFil200 might be a little bit too much

    you should demo before you buy though!
     
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  3. siber222000

    siber222000 Semi-Pro

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    pure drive roddick plus might be too heavy for u... go with standard
     
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  4. KBalla08

    KBalla08 Semi-Pro

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    ya i was going to recommend that as well, but if u want the extra length u can go with the plus... id say demo the rackets then decide
     
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  5. indianpryd45

    indianpryd45 New User

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    yeah
    pure drive seems kinda heavy. I am also thinking about an RDS001 that i am trading for. Are there any other racquets worth mentioning? or are these pretty much my choices for baseline power?
     
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  6. retroceso

    retroceso Rookie

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    man, it seems like the rds 001 is becoming a big thing now
     
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  7. musicc

    musicc Rookie

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    get the O3 white.. more headsize and light. if you're a 3.0 you need to work more on technique, so get something that won't wear you out.
     
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  8. Redflea

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    O3 White or Dunlop M-Fil 300...300 is better for your level than the 200 and will grow with you as you improve. You can almost get two M-Fil 300's for $175...or save the $75 you have left-over for other gear, clothes, etc. :)
     
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  9. whodey

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    indianpryd, what are u playing with now? If it works for you, do u really need a new racquet?

    Anyways, I personally don't like the O3s, but i think the O3 white is the best one of the bunch. Also, The standard pure drive is a nice racquet for someone of your ability.
     
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  10. whodey

    whodey New User

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    also, this goes without saying, but demo anything extensively before u make such an important decision.
     
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  11. indianpryd45

    indianpryd45 New User

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    playing with APD right now. I think its alright, but i do double fault a lot, and its not a problem with my serving. I was able to test a o3 white, and i was hitting pretty nice serves with it. I like the dampened feel, so its either probably the

    O3 white
    Yonex RDS 001
    Head Flexpoint Radical
    Wilson Nps 95
    WIlson n six-one ncode 95

    and maybe some of the Wilson N1-N6 stuff, would that be good for a 3.0-3.5 player?

    do those sound like a good list for me?
     
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  12. tennis91

    tennis91 New User

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    get the pure drive roddick. I jsut bought it today after tryin it out for 30 mins. Takes a lil to get used to be once u can control the power than u'll love it
     
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  13. fielders_80

    fielders_80 Semi-Pro

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    Listen to this guy....

     
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  14. donnyz89

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    if you like the dampened feel, I would suggest o3 white. its a fantastic racquet, I played with it, very easy to hit, easy on the arms. I just didnt like the feel that much and I couldnt swing as hard as I would with my Diablo. Another suggestion would be Pure Storm which was my old stick when I was a 3.0-3.5 player.
     
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  15. nn

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    surething I switch from Babolat pure drive + to RDS 001 MID
     
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  16. MTChong

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    Before going about recommending racquets, I have to ask... What is wrong with the racquet that you currently have?
     
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  17. indianpryd45

    indianpryd45 New User

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    i just dont like it, i just cant seem to hit it "right" as some people would say, i would have returned it, but returning a gift is insulting to the person who gave it to you.

    so thats pretty much what is wrong with mine. I cant serve for beans with it, even though i can serve good with other racquets. same with backhand shots, i can do them with other racquets, but i seem to frame a lot with the APD or sometimes completely miss,or send the ball into the next court, i dont seem to have that problem with other racquets though.
     
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