How many racquets do you carry?

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  1. SethIMcClaine

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    Just kind of curious how many racquets people play with so the questions are


    1) What level NRTP are you? (skip it if you dont know)
    2) What do you typically play? (Singles/doubles, Social/Competative)
    3) How many do you have? (list seperate models seperatly)
    4) How do you utalize them/why do you have that many?
     
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  2. SethIMcClaine

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    1) Not ranked
    2) Social Doubles
    3) 1 Hyper Hammer Hamer 5.3
     
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  3. SethIMcClaine

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    Continued....
    3) 2 [K] Six-One 95
    4) My intentions are to switch between racquets between sets to allow the sweat on the grips to dry off
     
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  4. tribunal4555

    tribunal4555 Semi-Pro

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    1. NTRP: 5.5
    2. Singles and Doubles, Social and Competitive
    3. 5X Jack Kramer Pro Staff
    3. 3X Boris Becker 11 Special Edition 98
    3. 2X Vantage Mid
    4. I switch between depending on how I'm feeling that day. I use the Vantages the least.
     
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  5. 10nistennis

    10nistennis Rookie

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    1. 4.0-4.5

    2. Singles. Sometimes Doubles. I always play competitive. The only times I play social matches would be with some friends, and we would be trying out different shots.

    3. Head Liquidmetal Radical MP
    Head Microgel Extreme Pro

    3. Dunlop Aerogel 300
    Dunlop 4D Aerogel 300

    3. Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
    Babolat Aeropro Drive

    3. Volkl DNX 8

    4. My main racquet is my Dunlop 4D. Used to play with the Babolats and old Aerogel, until I switched to the 4D. The Heads and Volkls were cheap because I bought them used. They were demo racquets on sale at a local shop.
     
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  6. coyfish

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    1.4.5
    2. competative singles / social doubles
    3. 3X liquidmetal radical MP
    4. 2 strung with full synth gut and 1 with poly / gut mix for practice or if I need more spin.
     
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  7. Infl8edEg0

    Infl8edEg0 Professional

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    1) Idk
    2) Competitive Singles+Doubles
    3) 2 KBlade Tours, 2 Babolat Pure Storm Tours
    4) KBT's are my main sticks, 1 is for backup because I break strings fairly easily. I use the PSTs if I'm on an off day.
     
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  8. martin8768

    martin8768 Rookie

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    4 YY RDS 002 Tour
    2 are strung at 48 lbs, my prefered tension, one is strung at 46 lbs for more power when im playing good and the other is stung at 50 lbs when i need more forgiveness and/or more control
     
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  9. TennisNinja

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    1) Junior player so I don't know.
    2) Competitive singles and doubles
    3) 3 [K] Blade 98's
    4) I break strings a lot.
     
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  10. Chris De Tone

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    1) 4.5
    2) singles and doubles, competitive and social
    3) 3 - KBT's with NRG2 at 50-60
    4) I just like to be prepared. I probably don't need the 3rd one...but I'm sick in love with tennis
     
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  11. N2Deep

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    1) 4.5
    2) Competitive singles & Doubles
    3) 3 x Head LM Radical OS
    4) 2 strung at 58 pounds, and one at 60 pounds. 58 is my preferred tension, one at 60 incase balls seem to be flying in a match/day.
     
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  12. RedWeb

    RedWeb Semi-Pro

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    1) 3.5
    2) Both competitive
    3.a) 2x Head Microgel Radical MP (56 lbs, PSGwD)
    3.b) 1x Head Microgel Radical OS (60 lbs, PSGwD)
    3.c) 1x ProKennex Ionic Ki5 (64 lbs, PSGwD)
    4.a) 3.a is my usual stick
    4.b) 3.b is used when I'm tired or not hitting well, usually in singles
    4.c) 3.c is for bad elbow and/or arm days
     
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  13. red7flag

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    1) 3.5-4.0
    2) Single and doubles
    3) a) 2 Head MG Rad Pro (58 lbs, NXT 17)
    b) Head YT Rad Pro (Sonic Pro 17)
    4) a) Main stick
    b) Trial and possible replacement, still testing, new stick.
     
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  14. Power Player

    Power Player G.O.A.T.

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    What do you typically play? Singles
    How many do you have? 3 APDC, 1 Tfight 335
    How do you utalize them/why do you have that many?
    I break strings pretty quick. I also live in FL and the humidity is bad now, so I like to let grips dry by alternating every 30-40 minutes.
     
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  15. ChuDat

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    1) 3.5
    2) both singles and doubles
    3) 2 racquets and 2 packs of strings just incase I break the strings on both racquets
    4) It's always good to have a back-up racquet
     
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  16. beckham

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    1) Solid 4.5
    2) Singles during off season, doubles during HS season.
    3) 1 Dunlop Aerogel 300
    1 Volkl DNX 10 MP
    1 Volkl DNX 10 Mid
    4) All are customized with lead tape.
     
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  17. StringingIrvine

    StringingIrvine Semi-Pro

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    1) What level NRTP are you? (skip it if you dont know)
    4.0-4.5

    2) What do you typically play? (Singles/doubles, Social/Competative)
    Singles and doubles, both social and competitive

    3) How many do you have? (list seperate models seperatly)
    6 pog mid 4 stripe

    4) How do you utalize them/why do you have that many?
    I'm using 18 gauge so strings don't last very long in them. They are old and no longer in production so if i see them for a good deal i buy them.

    I rotate them so i don't have to string in a hurry, if its a singles competitive match i bring 3, ideally 2 broken in, and 1 freshly strung. If i break strings on an old one, i goto the fresh, if i'm not feeling it, i go to the 2nd broken in strings. If its doubles i normally just pick up whatever.
     
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  18. TripleB

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    1) 4.5 (if playing regularly and didn't just have double hernia surgery)...currently slightly under a 4.0 I would guess

    2) Prefer singles but typically play doubles

    3) Currently have around 120 racquets but only take between 4 and 6 to the courts

    4) If I'm playing singles I typically use a slightly heavier racquet since I don't need it to have high manueverabiltiy. If I'm playing doubles and I play against people that stand on top of the net I typically use a racquet that gives me a lot of spin so I can hit dipping returns. If they play off the net or at the baseline I just pick a solid feeling racquet.

    TripleB
     
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  19. FedererForehand

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    1) 4.0 NRTP
    2) Competative Singles (League/ Tournament)
    3) 2 Head Youtek Radical MP
    4) Rotate them each set- not a string breaker so 2 is sufficient for me.
     
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  20. mrw

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    ..........
     
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  21. Rorsach

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    1) About a 4.0
    2) competitive singles / social doubles
    3) 3 Dunlop MAX200G's for the matches, 1 of about 65 sticks for fun.
    4) 2 exactly the same 200G's (gut) and one synth gut for when it's wet on court.
     
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  22. SethIMcClaine

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    I thought higher tension strings required more strength? If so, why would you use a racquet that requires more strength when youre tired or hurting?
     
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  23. ryushen21

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    1. NTRP 3.0/3.5
    2. Competitive Singles and Doubles
    3. 4x Babolat Aero Storm Tour (leaded to 365g and 9pt. HL balance)
    4. 2 are strung exactly the same (BC 18 @ 62/60), 1 with BB ALU Rough 16L @ 62, 1 PHT 17 and VS16 hybrid.

    I just like to have the variety in case one setup isn't giving me what I'm looking for.
     
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  24. Blade0324

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    NTRP 4.0
    Competitive and Social Singles and Doubles, mainly singles.
    5x Head MG Prestige Pro strung with various setups and tensions.
    1x Head MG Prestige Mid
    I like to have different setups depending on the person I'm playing and their style. I also use the mid mostly for doubles play.
     
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  25. RoddickFan

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    1) 4.0
    2) competitive singles, social doubles
    3) 1 head microgel radical Pro
    4) its strung with PHT 17 at 53
     
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  26. zapvor

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    1. 2.5-3.0
    2. prefer singles, lots of hitting around
    3. couple lm prestige mps
    4. different set ups, although 4 are unstrung now :(
     
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  27. RobG

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    1. 2.5 - 3.5 depending on what kind of day I'm having
    2. friendly competition of all types
    3. Several: Prince O3 Hybrid Tour, Prince O3 White, Prince Ozone 7, Prince Thunder Cloud Titanium
    4. All strung with Prince Original Synthetic Gut at or slightly above their mid-rating

    Right now, for singles, I prefer the O3 Hybrid Tour. For doubles, I prefer the O3 White.

    Rob
     
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  28. tennisnj

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    1. 5.0+ (open)
    2. doubles/mixed (tournaments & social)
    3. 5 (2 Volkl Quantum V1 OS, 2 Becker V1 OS & 1 Volkl Powerbridge V1 OS)
    4. Sometimes I just like a heavier feel, so I go with the Beckers, or if I know I'm playing a long time, I'll use the lighter Quantums. Just got the Powerbridge, so I'm experimenting a bit with strings. Use it to feed balls @ the camp I run @ this point.
     
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  29. tennislvr135

    tennislvr135 New User

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    1. 4.5-5.0
    2. Singles and Doubles always competitive
    3. 1 Prince Diablo Mid (ordering more soon)
    2 Babolat PST
    2 AG 200
    4. I need spare rackets incase they break when i throw them at the court
     
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  30. puredriven

    puredriven New User

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    1) not ranked

    2) high school singles

    3) 2 Babolat Pure Drive Team +'s
    1 Wilson KBlade Tour

    4) i use the Pure Drives mostly, if i really feel like im hitting good or if im playing someone who hits with slow pace i use the wilson to put shots at corners more easily
     
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  31. xHBvi3tbOix

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    Rating: 4.5
    Competitive Singles
    4 K90's matched, 1/2 grips. 49lbs Pro Hurricane 17 and Babolat Attraction 16. 53lbs SPPP, Prince EXP Combo 55lbs, TNT Fusion19 58lbs

    I am going to string 2 with SPPP and Attraction at 55lbs and I am going to have 2 with Pro Hurricane 17 and Attraction at 58lbs
     
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  32. xHBvi3tbOix

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    Oh, currently I use different racquets against different players. Hard hitting players I will be using a lower tension. And spinny players I use higher tension
     
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  33. AznRamenDude

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    1. Not sure.
    2. High school doubles(Com) - Single/Doubles(Social)
    3. 2 n95's 16x18
    4. when one string breaks, use the other while the other is being restrung. the day i break both set of strings in one day is the day i will consider a 3rd racquet.
     
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  34. ak47m

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    1) Not ranked, but I would rank myself between 3.5 and 4.0
    2) Highschool Competitive Singles, Social Doubles with friends
    3) 3 customized Head Liquidmetal Radical MPs
    4) I rotate racquets to keep them around the same tension and so the sweat on the grip can dry off. 1 racquet is strung 2 pounds tighter than the other 2 for the control.
     
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  35. certifiedjatt

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    2 rackets: always a PST 90, and then a choice between AG 100, PS 85, Kblade Tour or NCode)

    why? play first set with a non-PST 90, then one with the pST90 (always), and then finish with the PST 90.
     
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  36. vndesu

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    1) 4.0
    2) both singles and doubles
    3) ps90
    k90
    kps88
    youtek speed mp
    4) the k90 is my main singles and doubles stick
    ps90 is just in case k90 breaks
    kps88 is for doubles due to weight
    and speed mp is just for fun

    i carry these bc i am comfortable with these main sticks
     
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  37. tribunal4555

    tribunal4555 Semi-Pro

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    The racquet is an oversize, which is why it would have more power, even with higher tension strings.
     
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  38. Kick Serve 14

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    1) 5.0

    2) Either or, high school varsity

    3) 2 Head Liquidmetal Instincts, 2 Head Microgel Extreme,

    4) Depends on the situation
     
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  39. choth21

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    1) What level NRTP are you? (skip it if you dont know): 4.5

    2) What do you typically play? (Singles/doubles, Social/Competative): Singles--both social and competitive

    3) How many do you have? (list seperate models seperatly)

    3 racquets (2 Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour frames; 1 Aerogel 300 non-4d)

    4) How do you utalize them/why do you have that many?

    they're at different tensions, and i'll switch depending on who i'm playing against. I keep the old Aerogel around if i'm feeling tired and want a lighter racquet.

    also, having three racquets makes it easy to experiment with hybrid string combinations.
     
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