Mid size vs Mid plus

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  1. pkshooter

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    Before I have lived my life in fear of the sub 97 inch racket, but after playing with the bblt i just don't any more. I really started to feel that it takes less effort to use this than a mid plus because you'll find the worse mis hits still landing in because those bad shots just can't go anywhere with the power drop outside the sweet spot. I know their will be flaming for this :twisted: but why do mids have so bad of a wrap with recreational players to whom 5 mph off anything doesn't make a diff. First mids just look cooler, you'll look cooler, they feel cooler, and its just more fun to play with something that cuts through the air like a knife and hits a ball with the mass of a small truck.
     
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    Because at match speed you're more than likely to shank than with a larger head, assuming you don't have good hand eye coordination.
     
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    Agreed - during a match, it's much harder to hit the ball at the center of a mid against a fast and hard hitter.
     
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    haha. The parts in bold are a bit funny. Most ppl look at the quality of your shots and the score, the look of a racket in hand doesn't make much of a difference during play. Yes, mids and lower powered frames are easier to control. I'd say the difference in power/speed can be much more than 5mph. If a player can hit bigger shots with a midplus and still control it, then why not use it (and have a more forgiving stringbed/sweetspot as well)
     
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    There's no right answer to this I don't think.

    I think if you can hit the ball on the sweet spot with either a mid or midplus every time then both will look cool.

    Similarly, if you frame it with a mid it could look like youre kidding yourself that you dont need a larger head, alternatively if you frame a ball with a midplus it doesnt look good either. I think if you can control the power and put the ball where you want it and can play a shot from any part of the court, go with a head size that can give you more chance of hitting that sweet spot on a regular basis. (thats why I chose the racket I have)

    I dont think its the racket that makes someone look cool, its the shots you can play with racket that make you cool.
     
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    Below a certain level though it doesn't matter, so there's that to consider as well.
     
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    At a certain level it just doesn't matter. I happen to serve better with a mid.

    I also grew up on wood, so even a "mid" seems huge to me; plenty of sweet spot to put on the ball.
     
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  8. treblings

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    not in my experience. i find it easier to get the racket to the ball with the added manouevrability of the mid
     
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  9. treblings

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    i think that part about growing up on wood is true for myself as well. played various incarnations of prestige mp and other mp´s over the years and have just recently switched to a prestige mid
     
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    thank you I thought it was too :) . And the second part i always thought that placement was better than power.
     
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    I play alot of pushers in highschool
     
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    I was inbetween rackets for a while so I was using a spalding woodie and an old steel frame with 2/3 the head size: my coach gave it to me as a joke. I used these for like 2 months.
     
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    Exactly, at a certain point you just have to be good enough to rally with that girl on the other court :neutral: and be good enough to make her feel good :) that she beat you- regaurdless of whether or not it was intentional :twisted:
     
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    HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT?! :shock:
     
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    I have a good coach
     
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