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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by DominiX, May 2, 2007.

  1. DominiX

    DominiX New User

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    I wanna buy racket for upgrading, but i dunno which racket is the best for me...

    i am confused with:

    Babolat Pure Drive Standard Cortex
    Babolat Pure Drive Standard Cortex plus
    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick plus
    Babolat Aero Drive plus
    Babolat aero Drive
     
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  2. nickb

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    We need more info to help you.....like what racquet you are using now, your level of play, what style of player you are and why you want to change racquet's.

    Nick
     
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  3. DominiX

    DominiX New User

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    i'm a beginner...

    i used the Wilson Triad 6.0 oversize...

    i don't want to use oversize racket...
     
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  4. Sviki

    Sviki New User

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    I'd say maybe Pure Drive Standard Cortex ... but it all depends on your game.
    Maybe even Pure Storm.
     
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  5. fuzz nation

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    It's hard for us to pull that rabbit out of a hat, but if you can get your hands on any of those racquets for a test drive and you like one of them, wrap it up! The exact frame you use right now is only moderately important as long as you can play comfortably with it.

    Once you get your racquet in hand, go out, play 'til you fall over, get a good night's sleep, and get up and do it again!
     
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  6. Jonny S&V

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    If you are switching from an oversize racquet to a more playable racquet (not saying OS racquets aren't playable, but they are a little unwieldy at times), than by no means go straight to the Pure Storm (+). Choose something like the Pure Drive to start on, or if you are willing to switch brands completely, go to the Prince TT Warrior MP. Just make sure to choose a racquet under 105 sq inch head size and around 11 oz. Then, once you get better and take a few more lessons, switch to more of a players frame, although you could use either of my 2 suggested racquets all your life.
     
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  7. nunchuku

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    Based on personal experience, I'd just get a standard Pure Drive. It will help you get acquainted with greater spins off your ground strokes and serves if that's the direction you want to head.

    I started playing tennis again 2 years ago after a hiatus of 7 years and understandably I struggled with a player's frame in the Prince Precision that I had. So I bought myself a PD, described as a tweener's stick.

    And it is. It was very forgiving, helped me improve stroke dependency but also forces you to control your shots and hit good follow through, otherwise your balls will be sailing long.

    As you become more proficient and find that you require less power and more touch & feel, like I did a year after playing with the PD, then switch to a more control oriented racquet. Now I have a brilliant time hitting with the Prince Precision, and one year on, feel that I could graduate to a player's frame.

    No need to go for a fancy PD and spend heaps. The standard one is fine. And I believe that if you want to head towards an advanced player, then eventually, you'll be looking for a racquet that has less brute force. So good luck and happy hitting :)
     
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  8. DominiX

    DominiX New User

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    actually from all my choices which one is the best
     
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  10. phucng_10

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    You giving us this much info about your style of playing isn't enough. You'll need to tell us what kind of racquet you like, heavy or light, more control or more power? What specs would you think would be right for you. Babolat isn't a good company for a beginner since, to me, I think you need to find out a way to control your shots first, and how to produce power. Babolat is an intermediate-advanced type of a racquet. To control one, you'll have to know the basics. Anyways, try to find a racquet that has a good weight that'll be forgiving on your arm. You wouldn't want a racquet thats too heavy to swing right? I've encountered this and it's not a good feeling. Try your friends racquets or demo some from TW. Find one that you know you'll be able to play with for a long time. Then stick with it until you have a feel of needing to upgrade to a better frame.
     
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