i dun know why i hate my APDC.

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  1. wyutani

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    you know, i tried many times to adapt using my aeropro drive cortex, but i just dun like it? my backhand always flies high, and my forehand shots always land at most an inch above the service line. my serve with the racquet is softer.

    i dunno, but i just dun like using that racquet anymore. can anyone explain why? and recommend me a racquet. thanks mate'...:neutral:
     
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  2. Power Player

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    If your shots are an inch past the service line a new racquet won't help you.
     
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  3. eagle

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    wyutani,

    How long have you had the racquet? Honeymoon is over?

    Like Power Player says, it isn't the racquet. You just need to adjust your stroke. If not, then perhaps lower the tension on your string.

    r,
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  4. betovanbuuren

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    I went through the same issue with that raquet, but just with my BH, i had no choice that switch raquet, and i choose speed elite. I think the problem was the shape of the throat in the APDC that makes me had way to poor BH
     
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  5. zasr4325

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    I demoed the k blade as well as the apdc and chose the apdc purely out of personal pref. I think the k blade is a bit head heavier, whcih could help a little with your shot depth. But you might want to adjust your technique with a different racquet, as it could take a little while to get used to the racquet
     
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  6. wyutani

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    ive been using it 4 a year really. but i not so oftenly use it. i added lead tape, i changed the grip, i made the throat heavier. nothing. i dun know why. the racquet just hated me.:cry:
     
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  7. Anton

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    post videos of you hitting otherwize can't tell - but really if you can't manage to get the ball deeper then service line there is definetly something wrong with your stroke - I can probably get the ball past serviceline with a ping pong paddle
     
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  8. RFRF

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    i think its time for a real racquet!
     
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  9. Grizvok

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    Lead tape.
     
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  10. akybo

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    This is a weird racquet indeed,but you can get used with it.
     
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  11. Danstevens

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    Is it that you're hitting up the ball (windscreen wiper stroke) and not driving through the ball enough? Obviously, that's just a guess but I noticed Hawaiian in your sig. It may be that you're from Hawaii (despite your location being Hong Kong) but if you do use a true Hawaiian forehand grip, this may be the cause of your problems. It, generally speaking, will encourage an even more "brushy" (low to high) forehand stroke and loads of topspin. Although this can be a very good thing, I just don't think you're hitting through the ball enough. You may be hitting with shed loads of spin but that's no good if it doesn't go deep. I suggest you perhaps try a less extreme grip or at least flatten out using your current grip. You'll get more depth and hopefully, your FH woes will go away.

    As for the backhand, this is another guess but I don't think you're hitting over the ball enough. Perhaps a video would help us to diagnose where the issue lies. Another reason I would love to see a video is for your Hawaiian forehand. As I said earlier, if you hit with a truly Hawaiian grip, you really are a rare breed of player.

    Hope I've helped (even if just a little bit) but I definitely think posting a video is a good idea if you want us to get to the bottom of your problems.
     
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  12. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Why is this is pro player gear?
     
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  13. Feña14

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    I know what you mean, a friend has one and when I tried it for a few games my 2 handed backhand was ballooning all over the place!

    When I picked up my Speed Pro again it was back to it's reliable best, really strange.
     
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  14. FedererForehand

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    Did you think it would make you play like Nadal?
     
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  15. jiejenn

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    Hey Power Player, how do you like your Cyberflash string? I am currently use Babolat Pro Hurrican Tour @ 55lb, the spin I got was decent, so I was wondering if I should try cyberflash string as well.
     
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  16. jiejenn

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    To the poster: What forehand grip are you using? Depending on your playing style, you need to equip with the type of racquet that will fit your playing style. I had pure drive before, but since I use Western forehand grip, I honestly can't hit well with pure drive, then when I switch to APD-Non-Cortex, everything changed for me. I am hitting with so much like never before + so much spin most of my buddies aren't even thinking about going toward the net.
     
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  17. norbac

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    This probably won't help at all but I hated this racquet, couldn't get a feel for the ball....
     
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  18. DunlopDood

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    I have never seen you play, and can't say whether its a timing issue or a string issue. Generally when I start hitting a bit long, that tells me that the string tension on my racquet has dropped off a bit. If you are hitting long with a freshly strung stick, might I recommend stringing a few pounds tighter.
     
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  19. Power Player

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    I like Cyberflash better then the Pro Hurricane. It has better spin and does well at 56#. Try the 17 gauge.
     
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  20. Power Player

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    Another thing..for me, the apdc has too much power and not enough control. Don't get me wrong, I still love the racquet, but I am starting to really miss flexier, thin beam frames. I may switch fulltime to the Donnays.

    This does not seem to be the case for the OP though. Which is why I said that if you can't deep with the apdc, your technique needs work.
     
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  21. Anton

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    Sounds like you are primed and ready for Rebel Exo 95 then, its everything Donay is only much better (except price lol) - come to the dark side :arrow:
     
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  22. AlexTennisAllDayLong

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    i agree, i think because it has the hollow beam is why its alll weird.

    i love the spin and power on forehand but my backhands just weak, i cannot feel the ball at alll on my backhand.

    then i pick up like Speed Pro or Prince Diablo and blast sick backhands
     
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  23. THESEXPISTOL

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    Sell the racquet, buy a walmart racquet an then pay a tennis coach to teach you how to properly hit a tennis ball..
     
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