Looking for a racquet with low swingweight

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  1. Macedo

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    Currently, I'm playing with a Pure Storm. Sometimes, I feel it unpowered because I hit very late when I'm playing with opponents that hit flat or with more speed. Well, this wasn't a problem before I buy the Pure Storm, I could counter any shot. I played with a Wilson Nsix one team, unfortunately it is no longer in the market :( didn't like very much of the K and BLX version
    So, would a Pure Drive be a good option?
     
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  2. Bubbagumptennis

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    Low swingweight.... the new TFight 98 or the RZR98/RZR95 are options as well
     
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  3. Lilguy1456

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    Bio 200 Lite. 11.5 strung, but only a 308 SW. Solid stick.
     
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  4. Macedo

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    Thank you for your opinions, but i would prefer Babolat and Wilson frames
    I'll also be aware to other brands of racquets that you are saying :)
     
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  5. Prodigy1234

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    For Wilson, the Wilson BLX ProStaff 95
     
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  6. Macedo

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    Already tried it, didn't like very much. Pure stick, after two trainings, my shoulder was in pain
     
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  7. Lilguy1456

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    Well, sounds like you've already made up your mind on the Pure Drive...so why even bring it to the forums lol
     
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  8. LeeD

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    Ain't the racket, it's your lack of good play.
    Use whatever racket you feel like buying, but seldom does a racket cure a player problem.
    If you're late, get earlier.
     
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  9. Lilguy1456

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    Preach. .
     
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  10. Veninga

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    I own a Pure Storm too, and I guess its not the swingweight, but the power levell of the Storm. I have some other 325-330 SW rackets and they are all more powerfull. Especially when you are under pressure.

    I would advise first to get a feel on which SW you like, and then find a racket with some higher intrinsic level power than the PS. Thicker beam, larger headsize, stiffness etc.

    Good starting point could be the new Speed MP (a bit lower SW, but thicker). You can test new Steam 99 too. Same SW but much thicker beam and more stiff, so more power..

    Good luck.
     
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  11. wanda

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    Yeah, I agree with LeeD. If you're hitting late then I is likely to be more than the racket. Take note of where your racket is when the ball bounces on your side of the court. I for me my point of reference is my racket is back and about to start the forward swing. Against better players the timing of the swing and early preparation of the racket is essential technique IMHO.
     
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  12. wanda

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    Also the pure storm is a good racket!
     
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  13. Macedo

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    Not really, just said that I liked the Pure Drive because was the only racquet that I tested. I have to say that I have some curiosity now to try a Dunlop Biomimetic 300 or 200, but not the lite version
     
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  14. Macedo

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    If I was young, that probably would solve my problem. Actually, I run a lot in the court, I have that spanish game, 2m behind the line, spinning and running all court :) I can change my game too, not big problem to enter more in the court and going to the net
     
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  15. Macedo

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    Yes, I have to agree with you. Maybe is that, maybe not, but I really feel unpowered with Pure Storm. I will study that questions about beams and stiffness. Is there any guide about that? I just know what cause differences in power spin and that things when the weights, balances, swingweights, headsizes and patterns change
     
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  16. Macedo

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    Pure Storm is a good racquet, sure. Nsix one team is a perfect racquet, no doubts :D
    A racquet close as possible to that Wilson, is the ideal. I could counter any shot
     
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  17. ArliHawk

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    Volkl Organic V1 MP is an option.
     
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  18. MikeHitsHard93

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    If you're late with a pure storm and you think it's underpowered, then you need to use a multi and also set up earlier. Do some more exercises. The pure drive will not reward late strokes nor will it counter them. No racket will help you there.
     
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  19. DustinW

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    Check out the Pure Drive Lite.... fantastic stick with a light static weight and light swing weight. It has a good solid feel, the right amount of power, and it's more comfortable (not as stiff) than the regular Pure Drives.
     
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  20. counterpuncher

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    Pure Storm Team. Lighter with a lower swingweight, but plays similar enough. You can always add weight.
     
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