My New Racquet Dilema

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  1. JackB1

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    got another update...

    played some dubs today with the BLX 6.1 95 team. This racquet is definitely in the running. I added 6 grams on the handle and 4 g's at 3/9 and it felt great. I would guess swingweight is around 325-330.
    It was strung with full Xcel 16g. This racquet does everything well. Power is decent and comfort is high and it plays pretty friendly for a 95" hoop. I like the fact that its a great platform for lead and I can add as much as I want and if it feels too heavy, I can back it off a little.
    I felt comfortable immediately with the 95 Team and it was very easy to adjust to.

    Gonna play a league singles match with it tomorrow and see how things go.
     
  2. MikeHitsHard93

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    Very interested in how you like the team. I've always been curious about that racket.
     
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    ^it's a nice frame for sure. I played with stock, at 12.5oz and everything in between. That 95 head does force you to be up to par more often than not.

    I was going to suggest a stick a buddy of mine who also hits a 1hdr swears by. The dunlop 500 tour. The head shape is quite similar to the rebel 98. Very elongated sweet spot, solid, yet comfortable and a nice and open pattern for imparting spin off that wing.
     
  4. JackB1

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    its a really nice frame that nobody ever talks about. It got great reviews from the TW crew also. I think the low weight (10.7) strung might scare some people off, but its quite easy to bring it up to 11-11.5 oz with 3-5 pts headlite balance. Its got a rather high swingweight for a low static weight racquet, so you don't NEED to add much at all. This racquet is surprisingly stable even stock. If the 12 oz BLX 6.1 is too heavy, but you would like something similar, the 95 Team should be on your demo list.
     
  5. MikeHitsHard93

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    Thanks jack. I'm going to experiment with my pro opens by adding a little lead to the head and a lot to the grip to make it similar to a 6.1. If that doesn't work, idk what I am gonna do. I don't like them stock though. The 6.1 team definitely has platform racket written all over it!
     
  6. JackB1

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    what is it that you don't like about your Pro Opens?
     
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    Thick beam, balance, and instability. And sometimes just too much power.
     
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    My game is pretty much based on spin, so im gonna put some cyclone 17 in it @50lbs
     
  9. vantageboy

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    ohh no u d'ent

    its really not about switching to a 1hbh stroke. it's 2013 and new racquets are coming out and ohh the dilemma poor jackie must be feeling....so many racquets sooo little time....wait there's more racquets coming 1/2 way through 2013 then the fall releases---in your best captain kirk voice say I must resist the vulcan mind trappppppp --and as doc holiday said on his death bed "this is funny".
     
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    So sorry little vantagirl. You just can't stand it that I'm having so much fun play testing all these rackets so u got to try to come in here and rain on my parade with your immature nonsense. Why don't you go find another thread when you can add something pertinent or useful to the conversation? Go ahead and give it a try, you can do it. I know you can. You'll see...you'll feel so much better about yourself. Or perhaps you just prefer being a little troll? Your choice!
     
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    You can fix all those complaints except for the thick beam part. Balance and stability are pretty easy fixes with lead tape. I think the BLX team would be a good choice for you to add weight to it as you see fit. The beam is not too thickland you can pretty much customize it to your liking. Just something to think about.
     
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    Girls Just Wanna "have Fun"....

    Ok Jackie--I would venture a guess your elbow hurts because of your constant switching....having fun yet?
     
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    My elbow is fine, but thanks for asking! I'm touched that you care :)
     
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    got another update....

    the BLX team didn't do so good in singles today. Lost 1st set 6-2. Switched to the 200G and won 2nd set 6-3 and stayed with it and lost the last set in a tiebreak. That's twice now that I switched to the 200g and immediately started playing better. I'm trying to just keep an open mind and see what the on court results are with these 3 racquets. I eliminated the Rebel98 and am down to the 6.1 95 Team, 200G and Pro One.
     
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    Yeah we shall see. I'm gonna do some different setups with the opens as well as try full poly in them for the first time. I'm thinking it may help a lot.

    I have hit with a 6.0 classic 95 before and really liked it a lot, and I figure the 6.1 isn't far off from it. I also liked the prestige mp which has similar characteristics. So I am ultimately going to try customizing the opens as soon as I get my hands on some lead tape.
     
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    I'm wondering if you didn't play as well in singles because of less power from the team... I imagine it would be extremely control oriented.
     
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    not sure. It felt a little light today. I am going to add a little more weight and seeing that helps. The team is strung with a multi so its got pretty good pop.
    But yes, it is control oriented.
     
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    Hey if you could, would you post some vids of you and those rackets?
     
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    sure. Of what? Just casual hitting or competitive play?
     
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    Whatever you can get I suppose. I believe you and I are very similar in ability and it would be interesting to see how you hit with these. I am also on the fence with which bh I should keep using...one handers are fun :twisted:
     
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    OK I'll see what I can do.

    right now I am having a heat attack watching the Falcons game :)
     
  22. MikeHitsHard93

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    Haha well I don't like either of them so I'm not watching.
     
  23. Sreeram

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    Glad i could help. Gold is really not that low powered racuqet, I have hit my best FH with it. But sadly the thin frame does not work on my BH. I am getting some good success with Pro One, especially with my serve. It is very easy to serve with Pro one, not sure why, I am getting most of my first serve in and this improves my game as I am very good in return.

    Regarding Plat99, I am not really interested in it. I dont understand how it can have more kick than Gold as it is closed string pattern. My Game is so much dependent on Spin (counterpuncher) hence I need open pattern. I thought xp dual black will be a good replacement for Gold but the reviews are not good for this racquet. Black is slightly thicker than gold, hence might help with my BH. As of now I am very much happy with Pro One.
     
  24. JackB1

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    more updates...

    I have eliminated the BLX 6.1 Team and am now down to the 200G and the Pro 1. I had another great outing tonite with the 200G. Just had it strung with Beast/nvy at 50/54 and its playing great with this combo. Power is certainly there when you need it. The swingweight feels great to me. Just heavy enough to provide good weight behind the ball, but not too heavy to feel sluggish. I had a league singles match tonite and served great with it. Won 6-2, 6-0. The guy I played even accused me of "sandbagging" ...lol. 1st time that's happened :)
    Anyway, I am really clicking with the 200G and it's definitely going to be either that or the Pro One? I am playing some of my best tennis in a while with the 200G and am very happy with the way things are working out with it.
     
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    In your post #91 here u say u have 1 racquet(a juice) but are selling a prince 98? come clean jackie!!Cruise "i want the truth" ---Nicholson "you cant handle the truth"
     

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