Looking for racket similar to Youtek Prestige Pro... KBlade 98?

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  1. TennisKid1

    TennisKid1 Semi-Pro

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    Hey guys, I was looking for a racket that gives a bit more oomph on the serves without sacrificing too much of the control of the Prestige Pro. Does anyone have thoughts regarding what racket could possibly bring my serve over the top?
     
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  2. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Kblade 98 ain't it. Great frame, but definitely won't have more pop than the Prestige Pro.

    Perhaps the Wilson Pro Open, Technifibre 315, Donnay Pro One, Head Extreme MP or Pro, etc.

    Also, sometimes a change in string will do the trick rather than a change in sticks.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. TennisKid1

    TennisKid1 Semi-Pro

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    Yeah lately I've been using PHT with addiction at 57/59 and I've been gradually trying to lower it and right now im with Revenge and Addiction at 55/56... might have to go to full multi
     
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  4. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Try 17 gauge, and perhaps try and string your cross strings lower than your mains, not higher.
     
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  5. tennis_pr0

    tennis_pr0 Semi-Pro

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    Prestige pro is an open string patterm, you can find many racs that head size with an open pattern...
     
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  6. DeShaun

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    You might try the Youtek Radical Pro. If you like the feel of the Prestige Pro's pop--snappy/stiff/vaguely springy, although the Radical Pro's hoop is only two inches larger, it feels much greater. There's more of that hoop-flexing springiness in the Radical Pro, with the result being comparatively more oomph on serve, and more safety when taking bigger cuts in your ground strokes. The beam feels extremely thin, yet because it is so stiff, it flexes very nicely under great impact-loads.
     
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  7. Bartelby

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    I think it would be important to match the swingweight.

    I haven't tried it but the tecnifibre tfight 320 reads close to the pro.
     
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    APD or the PDR?
     
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    Rebel 98?
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  10. VOLLEY KING

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    I know some people are gonna go nuts but in my opinion the Donnay dual pro 18x20 Soon to be repainted and renamed the Dual pro one 18x20 is extremely similar to the Kblade except a bit more pop .

    The numbers seem to add up and I personally found them to play similar but some may disagree with that.

    Please do not confuse this with the dual pro one 16x19 because that racquet is way more powerful than the Kblade.

    Here are the specs in case your interested :


    Head Size

    Donnay97in² / 626cm²
    Kblade 98in² / 632cm²

    Length

    Donnay27.00in / 68.58cm Kblade  27.00in / 68.58cm

    Weight
     Donnay  11.50oz / 326g Kblade 11.10oz / 315g

    Balance Point

    Donnay 4pts HL
    Kblade    3 pts HL

    Swing Weight

    Donnay327
    Kblade325

    Frame Stiffness

    Donnay 64
    Kblade 67

    Beam Width

    Donnay21.5mm
    Kblade20.0mm

    Tip / Shaft

    Donnay21.5mm / 21.5mm
    Kblade 20.0mm / 20.0mm

    Power Level

    Donnay Low-Medium
    Kblade Low

    String Pattern
    Donnay 18Mains / 20Crosses
    Kblade 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
     
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  11. edman9898

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    The TEC 320 has a similar feel and does serve better. However, it will feel more sluggish in groundstrokes and you will not get as much spin. I just switched from the 320 to the Pro.
     
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  12. tymmh789

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    I would try stringing a little bit lower with whatever string your currently using. When I demoed the Prestige Pro it had some poly/synthetic hybrid strung around 60. I hit with it once and then cut them out and string Black magic at 52 and everything was much better. Same control but I had even more spin and power on all shots.
     
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