Head Microgel Extreme Pro

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by J-lob, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. J-lob

    J-lob Rookie

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    Hi, I'm thinking of buying one. Can owners of the racket please give me their opinion.thnks
     
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  2. 0range

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    My wrist hurts.
     
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  3. Rollingpotato

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    A rocket launcher.

    PDR is way better than this one IMHO
     
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  4. kanjii

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    It's a good alternative, especially if the PDR is too heavy or too stiff.
     
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  5. 0range

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    ME Pro _is_ very stiff.

    Btw, PDR = Babalot Pure Drive Roddick?
     
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  6. 0range

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    I have ME Pro, and I plan to get a different racquet in the future.

    The more I look at ME Pro the more I hate that stupid round racquet face...
     
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  7. gangster33

    gangster33 Rookie

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    i have the standard microgel extreme and its awesome. mine doesnt feel stiff at all, but i do have very soft strings on the cross (xcel premium)
     
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  8. kanjii

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    that's it :)

    I used 56lbs strings so it wasn't so bad. PDR was a bit heavy aft a while. I currently use APDC, but the power for flat shots and serves are not as good as the PDR or Pro.
     
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  9. nk126

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    I demo'd one for about two hours today and generally liked it, but am not convinced I should get it. I usually play a Prince Graphite (original) and wanted to try something with a 100" head that's also a bit more forgiving. Microgel hit pretty well, was very spin friendly for me, and was lighter & a bit more maneuverable than the POG. But it didn't have quite the same solid feel off the ball - it was good, but not quite the same. Also, more power in the Microgel - the ball launched on me a little more where the POG made me hit through it more. Not sure yet, have to hit with it some more.
     
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  10. Heipnotik

    Heipnotik New User

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    Depends, the micro gel extreme pro is a good racket. I personally am good all around the court. Mine is strung with head sonic 17 mains and head fxp crosses. I have 2 dampeners on it. The babolot O with the insert in it on the bottom and just the plain O on the top. It makes it have a nice solid feel and if it feels weird i can move it around. I have found it to be very good. You can also tell when you mishit the ball cuz it rattles a little. Its a nice pracitice racket.
     
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  11. clarky

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    Hi,

    I have a Head Microgel Extreme Pro and I really like it. I used to have a Pure Drive years ago, but it had way too much power and gave me a sore shoulder. The extreme pro has not made my arm sore at all, I am using SPPP in it strung at around 58lbs. I wouldnt string any lower than that or you may lose some control. I find it to be a nice all court racquet and has a nice feel to it.

    I recommend it, best thing is to demo see if you like it
     
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  12. fortunecookiesjc

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    Low tension... Its a nice racquet but take full swings or you be popin balls everywhere
     
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  13. BennyLava

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    i previously used a PD, PDR, and an APD. With the woofer technology.. i feel like i'm playing with a trampoline.. like all my balls are getting a little bit of extra help from the racquet. i'd hit one foot above the net but still send the balls long... with the extreme pro.. i really don't feel like i have to "tone down" my swing.. and i can just concentrate on my shots and my game.. i have a full, fast swing with a full western grip and this racquet (ppl say its never the racquet and i 95% agree with them BUT....) really really helped my forehand consistency.
     
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  14. scs96ajr

    scs96ajr New User

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    I have the same impression, the Extreme Pro is a racket that allows me a full swing without sending the balls to the wires! Particularly my forehand is a lot more consistent than before. I can whack the ball put so much spin that I can clear the net by 3 feet and still get the ball well in court.
    I noticed that I traded ball speed for spin but the balls that count are the ones that land on court. I am delighted with this rackets.
     
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