Help me building up my Vantage custom

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  1. dieumyr

    dieumyr Rookie

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    Hi folks,

    I'm going to buy Vantage frames but I need help to build my perfect racquet.

    Here is my style of play:

    -S&V
    - great spin on 2nd serve + very spinny groundies

    In fact, I need a spin monster + a perfect S&V frame, is this possible ?
     
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  2. nickb

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    Why didnt you order when the sale was on? :)
     
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  3. daddy.dirtsurfer

    daddy.dirtsurfer Rookie

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    Good question.
     
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  4. logansc

    logansc Professional

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    Well just taking a stab at it....I'd go with prob a 95 headsize, 63 RA rating , at least 11.5 oz with a 7-9 pt headlight balance. Leather grip to enhance feel.
     
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  5. counterpuncher

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    My advice would be to try and match the specs of a frame that you play well with but would like to change one or two variables on. These variables could be an open or closed string pattern, slightly heavier/lighter, slightly more head light/head heavy, bigger or small head size, different grip shape, etc..
     
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  6. MaOira

    MaOira New User

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    I'd prolly agree with the previous poster on those specs.

    If you don't wanna shell out all the cash for a new one, I have one that I only used twice with only scratches on the bumper.

    e-mail me at maoira@yahoo.com if yer interested
     
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  7. origmarm

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    I agree with this. This is what I did.

    What racquet do you play with now and what don't you like about it?
     
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  8. Josherer

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    THERE WAS A SALE?

    I would've got one if i knew!!!

    How much cheaper were they!!!!

    :(
     
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  9. origmarm

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    Half price. I picked up a couple with the bag. They have one every year or so it would seem at the moment
     
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  10. counterpuncher

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    At the time when I ordered one (about 2 years ago from memory) my main stick was the RDX500 mp and what I didn't like about it was the very average serve potential and also it was a little too head light for my liking. My vantage served me well for a few months and I still keep it in my bag and use it from time to time but there a couple of other racquets that I enjoy better and play better overall with.

    I have found that different racquets are better for different aspects of my game. So I serve better with the Vantage, hit better backhands with my RQiS 1, hit better forehands with my AeroStorm and volley better with my European Aerogel 300. I am now tickering with an MG Pro.

    Yes I know using one racquet will help me improve quicker but I do enjoy hitting with different racquets. My main current stick is the RQiS 1 as I have so much more confidence with that on ground strokes than anything else.
     
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  11. origmarm

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    Yeah this was the trap that I fell into also, I just fell in love with different racquets for different things and could never get behind one for everything. Eventually I got behind the PSC6.1 and stuck with it for years until the stiffness started killing me. Now I have a very similar specced Vantage, just a 63 stiffness.
     
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