help me pick some demos

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  1. [d]ragon

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    alittle about me: i like the baseline abit more than the the net but i dont hesitate to rush the net. i enjoy serve and volley, do it 25% of the time but otherwise, i like to stick to baseline bashing. my weapons are my serve, forehand, and serve returns. i hit my 1st serves with alot of pace and my second serves with some topspin. my forehand is flat with moderate topspin. i like to hit my backhand with slice 75% of the time. i typically hit a 2hbh if im not slicing and its flat with abit of spin sometimes (i hit with 1hbh too but my 2hander is much more reliable). my volleys are decent, not too great.

    what im looking for:
    • 12oz ish. i tolerating ligher frames (down to 11oz) as long as theyre stable
    • midplus headsize (95-100)
    • stability is pretty important to me because my serve return is a major weapon. i also want something with a decent sized sweetspot
    • 18x20. im open to more open string patterns too but 18x20 seem to make my serve more consistent. im not afraid to trade some MPH for some consistency
    • thin frames. 19mm to 23mm
    • flexible. around 60 RDA is good

    some frames i;ve tried and liked:
    • rqis tour 1- nice racquet with a healthy sweetspot and nice stability. i never really had a chance to really get used to in enough to serve very well but i think if i had more time, i would hav a better idea of how it serves. backhands werent working too well but it could also be a adjustment issue
    • ag200-also a very nice stick. performed really well in everything. probably the no.1 seed on my list

    some frames im looking at:
    • becker 11 midplus
    • mg prestige midplus
    • mg prestige pro

    any suggestions would be very helpful. thanks in advanced
     
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  2. Anton

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    honestly MG MP is all you need - its similar to ag200 only better, nicer feel and more customizable because of lower starting weight.

    You should also try k90 - it is heavier, but it really puts that weight to good use.
     
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  3. [d]ragon

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    the k90 is a sweet frame but i like more midplus headsizes. thanks for the suggestion tho
     
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  4. tguru

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    I just switched to the Gamma G310. 20mm, 100sq", 11.4 oz. Sweet.
     
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  5. Fedace

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    Yonex RDS 001 midplus, great racket for all levels.
     
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  6. the-robz

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    nblade98 or kbladetour
     
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  7. [d]ragon

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    i;ll try the rds001 again. last time i played with it, it wasnt too impressive but its worth another shot. i;ll give the kblade 98 a shot but not the tour. thanks guys

    more suggestions appreciated
     
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  8. racquet_jedi

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    Tecnifibre TFight 320/335 18x20

    335
    Head Size:
    97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 12.4oz / 352g
    Balance: 10pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 320
    Stiffness: 63
    Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Graphite & Texalium
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: X-Tra Grip
    String Pattern:
    18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
    Two Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 49-57 pounds

    320
    Head Size:
    97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 332g
    Balance: 8pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 308
    Stiffness: 64
    Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Graphite & Texalium
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: X-Tra Grip
    String Pattern:
    18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
    Two Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 55-65 pounds
     
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  9. bcast66

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    try this racquet

    PURE STORM TOUR

    its basically a revision of babolats pure control which was a good racquet. try it out i think it is an exelent stick for modifying and out of box.
     
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  10. jasonchu

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    I concur.


    my list of preferred demos:

    Babolat Pure Storm TOUR (make sure its the tour) or the Pure Control 2003
    Wilson K-factor six one 18x 20
    Fischer mcomp95
    Avery Power Midplus
    Prestige MG Mid
     
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  11. flyer

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    What level player are you?
     
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  12. [d]ragon

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    i havnt been rated
     
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  13. SteveI

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    More Details??? Thanks!!!


    Hi,

    Can you give a few more details on the performace of this frame?

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  14. HeadPrestige

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    I would take a look at the flexpoint prestige mp...

    even though you don't like mids i would look at the rds 001 mid. It has the sweet spot of a MP, and the 16x18 string pattern on a 90 has plenty of control.
     
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  15. allrightguy

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    The prestiges are good. If you like flexy frames avoid the K6.1's...they're nice but really stiff. They KBlade Tour might be worth a shot, but it's a 93 sq inch, small difference, not EXTREMELY noticeably. Rather forgiving, just under 12 ounces, a little stiffer than you listed but still nice.
    Hmmm....what else....
     
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  16. [d]ragon

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    this is kinda an old thread but thanks for all the suggestions. for now, im gonna be using the fxp radical mp. might switch to the mg.
     
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