looking at new stick to replace my prince

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by dbcontrol, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. dbcontrol

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    I'm currently browsing for a new stick to replace my prince db control 800 mp. I use an extreme western forehand grip, a one handed backhand and play a well rounded all court game. Any tips?
     
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  2. Wilson ProStaff Tour 95. BEST RACQUET EVER!!!11!!2!
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    Demo a Prince O3 Tour MP and a Head LM Prestige MP.
     
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  4. MChong

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    Do you have any company preferences? If you want to stay with Prince, I found the Diablo MP to be quite proficient at generating spin; it just needs a bit of lead in at 10 and 2, I think.
     
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  5. dbcontrol

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    Yeah, I have enjoyed playing with Prince's racquets and I was definitely considering the Diablo and O3 Tour. Any comment on the Aero Pro that Nadal uses? Heard some good things recently
     
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  6. donnyz89

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    kind of stiff for my liking... the aeropro. good racquet, tweener... very powerful for someone who previously uses a db control imo.

    diablo is great, along with NXG graphite... thats an EXCELLENT racquet, cheaper now too. u have to demo it, its great! looks sweet too.
     
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  7. dbcontrol

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    which would u personally recommend, and how do u play?
     
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  8. RafaN RichardG

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    i would reccomend a babolat pure control.
     
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  9. erik-the-red

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    Try the O3 Tour. From a certain psychological perspective, it could be good since Prince has actually convinced a number of their touring pros to switch to it. It's kind of hard to paint holes, don't you think? ;)

    If you want to go hardcore, there's always the POG.
     
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  10. dbcontrol

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    any thoughts on the Diablo?
     
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  11. Z-Man

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    I tried the Aeropro Drive, but found it had too much power against a big hitter. Blocked shots flew long. Maybe some dead strings at high tension would have helped, but that would make it less arm-friendly. The Diablo hits well and has much more feel and control. A very comfortable racquet. I loved the Diablo MP. Awesome for volleys. I just need more reach on my backhand and serve, so I went with the POG LB, which is very similar, but 3/4 inch longer.
     
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  12. dbcontrol

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    When you guys are making these recommendations, i hope u're taking into account my first message about my forehand, backhand, playstyle etc. Based on that, which racket/s would u recommend, final verdict?
     
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  13. AndrewD

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    Perhaps you could let us know what it is you're looking for, in particular, with a new racquet. Is there something you didn't like about the Db or something you really liked and wanted to duplicate?
     
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  14. equinox

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    Try the Prince Original Graphite Classic MID.
     
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  15. MChong

    MChong Semi-Pro

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    Yeah, that's why I did pick the Diablo MP for you; it's suitable for a western forehand, but maybe seeing as how you have a one-handed backhand you should go with the Mid. The POG Mid is obviously another good choice, basically the Diablo with less strings and a more raw feel - excellent for spin, but I heard it is horrible at net.
     
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