help me choose a new frame

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by doleeo, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. doleeo

    doleeo New User

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    So, I've been playing with a Volkl Tour 10 V engine mid for a while and I'm not really getting what I want.

    I generally play serve and volley doubles but I'll also play some singles.

    In singles I like to play the baseline and sneak into the net when I get the chance.

    I have a one handed back hand. And a semi western forehand.

    I would like a bigger headsize than what I have now. I also would like a little lighter frame.

    Do you guys have any suggestions?

    thanks
    ethan
     
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  2. fgs

    fgs Hall of Fame

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    wilson nblade 98 or 106. give these a try.
     
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  3. IT WAS IN!!!

    IT WAS IN!!! Semi-Pro

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    you should shoot for something with 95-98 head size and 11.5-12 oz. weight.
    Maybe the Tecnifibre TFight 320 in either string pattern, Kniessl Tom's Machine, Head Flexpoint Radical Tour, Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP, and the Yonex RDS 001 MP.
     
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  4. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation Legend

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    If you're going to get some demos, I'd recommend a look at the Fischer M Speed 98 and the Prince O3 Hybrid Tour. I demoed them and I think they are both more confidence inspiring than that Volkl - they're strong from everywhere on the court. Swingweights are probably in the same general area as your frame and one of the only lighter ones I might suggest is the M-Fil 300.
     
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  5. dylo

    dylo Semi-Pro

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    remember to demo before u buy.

    what exactly is wrong with ur racquet? a bigger headsize and a bit lighter but what about in terms of feel and stiffness?

    u could use the racquetfinder on the TW site and type in the same specs but bigger headsize and lighter weight
     
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  6. aznspongehead

    aznspongehead Rookie

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    Check out the rds002 tour. If you are a size 3/8 and up then it might be a little heavier than what you want at around 12.3 oz, but if you live in an area where demos are relatively accessible then you should give this one a chance.

    It's what im using right now, coming from a liquidmetal prestige mid. I was also looking for something a little lighter and with a bigger headsize, and this racket had exactly what I was looking for. It also significantly improved my 1hbh compared to the prestige. I'm as confident with my bh now as I am with my forehand.. in fact I think my backhands are getting better than my forehands with this racket.

    Mine is strung with gosen sheep micro 17 at 58 main/55 cross, in case that's relevant.
     
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