I Need A New Stick.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TokyopunK, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. TokyopunK

    TokyopunK Professional

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    I am still looking for my "holy grail" if you will.

    So far I have tried the following racquets.

    • Babolat Pure Storm
    • Babolat Aeropro Drive Standard
    • Babolat Aeropro Drive Plus
    • Babolat Pure Drive
    • Babolat Pure Drive Plus Cortex
    • Babolat Aero Blast
    • Dunlop M-Fil 200 Plus
    • Dunlop Aerogel 300
    • Head Liquidmetal Radical
    • Head Liquidmetal Instinct XL
    • Prince O3 Red
    • Prince Hybrid Shark
    • Prince O3 Tour MP
    • ProKennex Redondo Mid
    • Tecnifibre T-Fight 335
    • Wilson K95X
    • Wilson KSix-Two
    • Wilson NSix-Two
    • Wilson NBlade
    • Yonex RDS 001
    • Yonex RDX500

    All had their positives and negatives.... but none were "heavenly."

    I am thinking about trying out a Microgel Prestige, because I have heard many good things about the Prestige line but never tried one.

    I am a flat hitter with no spin at all. Good decision?
     
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  2. ollinger

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    Try the Prince Platinum and Prince Gold. If you're not happy with so large an assortment of "player" sticks, you probably need something a bit more toward the "granny" end.
     
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  3. TokyopunK

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    Are you serious???

    I am a pro though...... like my NTRP is 7.5.

    I just need a flawless racquet, I know it can't be my lack of skill that causes me to mess up, it has to be the racquet.

    Or maybe the strings...hmmmm
     
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  4. quest01

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    Go with the Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex standard or plus. The spin you can generate on this racquet is almost Nadal-like.
     
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  5. TokyopunK

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    Wouldn't it be better to get a racquet suited for hitting flat than with spin??? I don't use topspin.....
     
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  6. brianR2193

    brianR2193 New User

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    dude he has already tried the aeropro drive..try the prestige you never know you might love it
     
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  7. quest01

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    Oops, I must have read the post to quick I thought those were the racquets you wanted to try not the ones you already used. I somehow got the impression that you hit with a lot of topspin because of your avatar. Well the K90 and Kblade Tour are pretty good racquets for flat hitters.
     
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  8. dacrymn

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    uhh.......

     
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  9. Micky

    Micky Semi-Pro

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    Hola Tokyo,

    You said it. It is the strings... and something else. I have developed a soft hand and arm playing semi-pro table tennis for many years and I can tell a gram difference in my equipment. Now, in tennis I can even tell half a psi difference in my strings. But, at 7.5 rating... you should be giving us lessons. What you need is something else... "a flawless girlfriend".
     
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  10. racquetjunkie

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    So You have tried all those racquets on your list, which includes both 16 and 18 mains..... and nothing is working out for you. Maybe it is not the racqujet my friend.
     
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  11. [K]aotic

    [K]aotic Semi-Pro

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    lol i saw him play in a video before. its definitely not the racket. i'd reccomend you get a racket you're comfortable and get coaching.
     
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  12. TokyopunK

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    That wasn't me in the videos..........
     
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  13. i8myshirt

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    qft
    And I'm pretty sure 7.0 is the highest ntrp rating.
    You might want to just get a light racket to practice your strokes and then find a racket that matches your style.
     
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  14. chiru

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    if ur a 7.5 then i think we've finally found roger federer posting on our boards.
     
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  15. vndesu

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    lol nice

    try the ag100 or 200
     
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  16. Anton

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    Are you fit?

    Use full strokes?

    eastern or semi-western grip I assume.

    If all yes - must try Redondo -EDIT whoops nevermind I see yuo already hit with it.

    My next suggestion wold be MG Prestige frames
     
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  17. eric892

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    Haha, it is true. The pros is all 7.0 up. :)
     
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  18. eric892

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    Anyway, try Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus. It is good for hitting flat.
     
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  19. quicken

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    PDR is pretty solid racquet, its a bit tad strong for me, looking to swap it for a mg prestige.............
    PDR is good for hitting just about any stroke, serves are just owange.
     
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  20. vndesu

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    pdr + is meant for spin bc of the open pattern.
    18x20 is for more flat hitters.
     
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  21. the-robz

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    try a squash racket. :D
     
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  22. Sentinel

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    Happy April 1st

    Tokyo,

    you are 7.5 and you don't use topspin?

    From your video you are clearly in the Federer bracket, and I saw oodles of topspin, the action on your balls was SICK.

    I think that heavenly feel comes only with classic racquets (read: discontinued) like the PS 6.0 95" (although I haven't tried others). They say Luxilon is godly for an hour, try it. Read CAM178's post, too.


    Anyway, a 7.5 should not take advice from us mere 1.0 - 5.0's.

    And by the way, its April Fools Day in Tokyo. So April Fools wishes to you, dear friend.
     
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  23. Anton

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    can someone post a link to his vids?
     
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  24. Sentinel

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    Click on his user name below, and select "see all posts". Then scroll down his posts. His videos will pop up sooner or later.

    They will be worth the effort I promise you.
     
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  25. andfor

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    Try the Tecnifibre 320 xl. It has an 18x20 string pattern.
     
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  26. roddick89

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    Vantage, create your own!!
    The actual racquets are not that expensive.
     
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  28. Kokopelli

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    I love this video!!! That's exactly how I warm up too!!!

    Also check out the description:

    "Please enjoy my college recruitment video.

    Disregard the lack of Serving/Backhands/Overheads/Footwork/Sta mina/Strength/Volleys that are not shown."
     
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