Leaving from Prince Ozone 7, going to...

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  1. ac3111

    ac3111 Professional

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    I am beginner to intermediate player, 67kgs/147lbs, 5' 8"/171cm tall. Medium swing speed but I am trying to build on it and make it fast, double backhand, gripsize 2 (4 1/4). I have been using the Ozone 7 (105 sq.in, 27.25 in. long, 1 pt. hl, 10.6oz strung, swingweight 325) since I started playing. I got a minor tendonitis on my right hand after 2 weeks. The Prince Ozone feels bigger than I like. I went to a more head-light and heavy racket the K Six-One 95 (18x20). Although a considerably smaller headsize and more difficult to play with when I was switching from the Prince to the Wilson I felt like my hand was massaged. So much better feel the K 6.1. 95. I played better with the K Six after some time and when I was switching back to the Prince it was even more difficult to play with... But the K Six-One 95 proves to be a bit heavier than I can handle while serving. My serves are totally mediocre with the Wilson while they are fine with the Prince for my level. MAybe it's more psychological because of the tendonitis but I want to dump the Prince. I feel it's big and not easy to manoeuvre.
    I am thinking of getting the Yonex RDS 003 and the Dunlop Aerogel 300...

    I was also considering the Wilson K Factor KPro Open and the Wilson K Factor KTour and the Yonex RDS 002 (not the Tour version)...

    I need your guidance because I can't demo any of the above... or any other racquet...
    Thanks a lot.
     
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  2. Booyah

    Booyah Semi-Pro

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    i think if you love the K95 you may want to try the K95 team instead of the Ktour. the team feels a lot like the K95 just with less weight. definitely give it a try. the Kpro is not too bad either.
     
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  3. ac3111

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    I considered the K Six-One team as well but the ratio between balance x weight/ swingweight did not look that great.
     
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  4. phoenicks

    phoenicks Professional

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    If possible, just avoid K-six-one team, since you are coming from a powerful racquet, and K-six-one team is just too low power that you might not get used to it, unless of course you are looking for low power racquet. But doesn't seem like this is the case since the racquet that you mention are all relatively powerful.

    Other than that, I can't comment much.
     
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  5. satchman

    satchman Rookie

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    I think the specs that fit your play style and play level are

    Weight: ~300g
    Headsize: 93-102 sq inchs
    Balance: At least 3 pts headlight or more

    Some racquets that fit those specs are:

    Wilson KBlade 98
    Wilson nPro/KPro Open
    Babolat Pure Drive (Cortex) Plus - with a soft multifilament
    Dunlop mFil / Aerogel 300
    Prince Speedport White

    The pick of the lot would be the AG300 or Babolat, since I've personally found great results from using them. Good luck!
     
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  6. ac3111

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    Thanks a lot mate. Wilson KBlade 98 is closer to the Yonex RDS 002 than the Yonex RDS 003 right?

    I also checked the KBlade Team version but has 104 headsize and length similar to my Prince Ozone 7 but it is more headlight and with less stiffness, 57 compared to the 71 of the Prince Ozone 7.
     
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  7. ac3111

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    When you can't demo any of these racquets, then there are not many choices left. I'll have to buy them all to try them...
     
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