help choosing racket!

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  1. nadal for number1

    nadal for number1 Rookie

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    ok i have demoed a few rackets, and the ones i liked the most were the k90 and the microgel prestige pro.

    k90, great for serves volleys, BH was on fire, FH as well but some balls were landing a tad short.

    prestige pro, good control on groundies, not so much pop on serve.

    im an all courter, 16 y.o. around 5.0 which one would be better?
    thanks guys
     
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  2. pfchang

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    well, at the day's end, you;ll be making the decision.

    i guess you know yourself the best; what kind of player are you?

    would kind of things would you like to see from your ideal stick?

    also, as a suggestion, if you are finding not enough power from the prestige, maybe give the KBT a try. it is a bit more forgiving and defly a lot more control and precision.
     
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  3. nadal for number1

    nadal for number1 Rookie

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    thanks.
    i really like the k90, its quite demanding, but i have a feeling that will make me improve even more, by having correct technique, not slacking of, etc.

    do you think the k90 w/ nat. gut would be good? i want control more than power. my serves are good, should i go with the k90?
     
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  4. Djokovicfan4life

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    The K90 is ridiculously underpowered, so gut will probably be fine. Nothing beats gut for serves and volleying.
     
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  5. nadal for number1

    nadal for number1 Rookie

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    djokovic fan so you think ill be good with the k90?
    first day it felt like a stone in my hands, no it feels better and im starting to get more used to it.
     
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    try the 03 speedport tour
     
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  7. Djokovicfan4life

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    Impossible to tell, really. I hated the K90 when I tried it, but my brother used it for a couple years with no problems, and we're only at about the 3.5 level. It's really just up to the individual.

    Have you ever tried a Fischer, by any chance? Now those are some quality sticks, right there.
     
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  8. phoenicks

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    i fail to see how a person experiencing not enough power from prestige can be helped to get more power by using KBT, just can't understand why.

    Yes, it can give more precision and control. I find forgiving is also debatable.
     
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    the pro can be driffrent but i would demo those for a few days...
     
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  10. pfchang

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    spencer from TW begs to differ.

    it's all on perspective. that's why i told him to "try it"
     
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  11. pfchang

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    beg to differ a bit. last time i had my K90, i thought it was TOO powerful.

    well not really like that, but it felt a little uncontroled because of the large mass.
     
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