HELP: Good substitute for a Hammer...

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  1. HappyLefty

    HappyLefty Professional

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    A friend of mine (NTPR 5.0) has a very good serve and volley style.
    During many years he was using a Hammer version (not remember which one) but he wants to change it. The reason es because he´s having some problems in his shoulder and needs something more comfortable.
    He´s 45 yrs old and has an excellent physical condition.
    Could you help me to recommend him a good substitute?

    What is he looking?
    -Suitable for his serve & volley style (KEY FACTOR)
    -Shoulder friendly racquet :)

    Preferred brands in relevance order: 1) Wilson; 2)Babolat; 3)Prince.
     
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  2. TokyopunK

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    How about a heavy Mallet
     
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  3. soggyramen

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    you'd have to find out which hammer he was using before we can really say.
     
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  4. soggyramen

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    but without knowing which one...a excellent serve and volley racquet i've tried would be the aerogel 300
     
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  5. meowmix

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    The 6.1 line by Wilson is also excellent for serve and volley. The best so far (IMHO) is the n6-1 95. The Radical line by Head is also perfectly suitable for an all courter. Same with the 300 line by Dunlop.
     
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  6. BAMF

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    i think the hammer line evolved into to wilson ktour ntour line. ive never tried them but they could be a good demo option
     
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  7. cujays

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    the 300 line is great
    i would tell him to demo and see what he likes
     
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  8. meowmix

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    nah. The tour line was: hammer5.2MP->htour->ntour->ntour2->ktour
     
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  9. BAMF

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    my bad. the k tour is a bit head heavy like the hammers though. its more even balanced so i dont know. it might help... or something...
     
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  10. meowmix

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    ^^^ They're not bad, but I didn't really like em. IMHO, they're more suited for all courters who don't have the arm for a 6-1 95. Couldn't really get into a groove with one of them like I could with a radical.

    BTW, they're about even balanced, and vary from 2 pts HH to 2 pts HL. Swingweight in the mid 320's, weight about 10.5-10.8 ounces (about that of the old TI Rad MP's). Beam width 22mm?
     
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  11. jefferson

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    I used the hammer 5.2 for 2 generations. First the purple and then the orange. When they changed to the tour I switched to the Blade. I would recommend the Blade to demo, I found it to be a perfect fit for me, big serve and volley
     
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  12. HappyLefty

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    Which Blade model?
     
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  13. !<-_->!

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    A sickle? =D
     
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  14. jefferson

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    Oh my bad! I first got the Nblade, but now i am using kblade 98.
     
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