I don't know what racquet to buy!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by archkre, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. archkre

    archkre New User

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    I would like to get some advice on what racquet should I use...
    I've always been a week end tennis warrior until 5 years ago when I had to quit playing due to a shoulder injury.But now I am recovered and want to resume at doubs, now that I am well in my 40's..
    My racquet history is Dunlop Maxply-Wilson 2000-Prince Pro 110-Wilson Pro-Staff 95 (Which I think was the cause of my injury!).
    I play Old school Tennis and need to play as effortless as possible in the beggining!
    What racquets do you recommend me to try?
    Thanks a lot!
     
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  2. Ripper

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    Prince Original Graphite 'OS'
     
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  3. archkre

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    Tried that a couple days ago and didn't like it in general (though I love Prince grips).
    I didn't feel it very flexible!
    Other options please!
    I come from a foreign country and don't know how do you evaluate the level of a player?
    Thans al ot:p
     
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  4. jonolau

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    How consistent are your baseline rallies? Do you have good ball placement? What is your swing speed/arc (short strokes or long sweeping follow through?)
     
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  5. madevil_zero

    madevil_zero Rookie

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    HEAD RACQUETS!!! Instinct for beginners Radical and Pristiege for advanced players :p
     
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  6. Ezekiel

    Ezekiel Rookie

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    oh man. You must try the Volkl Catapult 1. http://shop.dono.com.cn/shop/bookpic/20036/2003618151925.jpg Thats the picture of it.
    They dont have it in TW though.
    My coach has that hes about your age, I gave it a go...... and i must say its the most effortless, easy on the arm oversize racket iv ever used. It made my serve 5-10 km faster and i wasnt even using Full Effort. And its very light.
    Great for doubles i would say its very solid for volleys. The only thing is that is like $350+ aussie dollars in Perth. Is price and issue for you?
     
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  7. joe1987

    joe1987 Semi-Pro

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    Yeah, I was thinking of the POG as well. MP or OS is up to you. I also think maybe the new O3 tour or Lm prestiges would be good.

    Choose a arm friendly racket, to preserve you shoulder.
     
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  9. archkre

    archkre New User

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    Can you consider Wilson Triad #2 as wrist/arm/shoulder friendly?
     
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    Try the Prince TT Bandit OS or MP. They are solid tweener racquets, cheap, and available here at TW.
     
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  11. archkre

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    But I already own 2 Wilson Triad #2, which I don't have idea if they are gonna harm my shoulder or not, this time I don't want to take risks!:rolleyes:
     
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    Hummm, how about the Yonex RQ-7 'OS'.
     
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  13. Ronaldo

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    If you use the Triad 2, string it at the low end, 50-55# or 23-25 kilos. Then take your time to find out what racquet feels right for you. Use a Volkl CAT 1 for dubs and it is a powerhouse but wanted a racquet to do more work.
     
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  14. archkre

    archkre New User

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    :mrgreen: Yes the price of the Catapult is really an issue!
    I'd never spend $350 on a racquet.
    I am not a Cliff Richey, a Brian Gottfried, a Stan Smirh, a Frank Frehling , an Eddie Dibbs, a Tom/Tim Gorman or similar!
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    paid $100US for a minty fresh CAT 1 year ago, same for a NEW one 2 yrs ago.
    Just run what you brung
     
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