Looking for a backup

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Jessica, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jessica

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    I don't feel like getting the same racket as my back up. I'd like to mix it up a little.

    Anyhow, what's a racket that's stable, topspin friendly, and smooth through the air?
     
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  2. Infl8edEg0

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    If I recall correctly, you use a leaded up KPro Tour, and last time you were on a budget, yes?
     
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  3. SFrazeur

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    Insufficient information.

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  5. Jessica

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    yup. Money isn't as much of a factor this time though.

    I'd like the back up to be in this range:
    90-100 in
    11.4-12.5 oz
    5+ hl
    315+ swing weight
    62+ flex
    and preferably thinner beam (not a fan of 26 mm)


    oh wait let me guess... pure storm tour?

    Also, what is the comparison between pure storm tour and aero storm anyway? I heard a lot of people disliked the aero storm's weight distribution and went with the pst.
     
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  6. canadave

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    With all those open-ended "+" signs, and such a wide weight/headsize range, that makes for a pretty wide potential selection, doesn't it? :) You're basically asking for "a player's racquet"...just about any player's racquet fits those specs, more or less. I'd think it'd be hard to select a single stick from the wide range that exist in that range. How will you choose?
     
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  7. Mdubb23

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    Really? RDis 300 over the 100 or RQiS1 Tour? Why?

    Sorry to hijack...
     
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  8. powerslave

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    Demo the Volkl PB10 MP; you will love it .

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCVOLKL-VPB10M.html

    Between K Blade tour,K 90 tour,K six one 95 and the Volkl PB10 the volkl is most maneuverable weighing about 12 oz and 10 points HL with 19mm thin beam construction.

    I demo'd all of the above and found Volkl most easy on the arm and still having decent plough through and pop on the shots ;I guess is worthy of a backup racket.

    I have heard good things about TF T fight series too but never tried one.
     
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  9. SFrazeur

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    Give me a couple of minutes and I'll post a reply in the review thread I'm working on.

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  10. fin-tennis(h)

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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=3440554&postcount=3

    This is like watching an accident to happen. I've made pretty much all the mistakes "mixing it up a little" with my rackets, and was really hoping that you wouldn't have to go through the same.

    If i've got it right, the main issue with uncustomized KPro Tour was the low SW, and you had to add some lead, right? If it plays fine now, pick up a second KPro Tour and lead it to match your main racquet.

    If you don't like how your KPro Tour plays, why look for a backup racquet? Demo. Then switch to a racquet that you like, and buy a pair of those. Pay attention to both static weight and SW.
     
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  11. fin-tennis(h)

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    To your question:

    T-Fight 320 vo2max
    Aero Storm Tour
    Pure Storm Tour
    YOUTEK Speed 16x19
    RDS 002 Tour
    AG 200 16x19

    Some specs might be off, but these (and many others, actually) should fit pretty well.
     
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  12. 120mphBodyServe

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    Do not try to use different racquets. It will screw up your technique.
    If you don't like what you're using, switch...
    It's that simple!!!
     
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