My tennis racquet, how much will my playing style change...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by chrisab508, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. chrisab508

    chrisab508 Rookie

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    okay, so the i bought an oversize racquet, my dad said it would be good for me, even though i wanted a midplus racquet. But my dad was paying for it so i went with it. Well, now i want a midplus racquet, and was wondering how much of a difference (if any) I will see by switching? will i see a difference in my playing? will it be better? be worse? if i got used to using an OS? One of the main reasons i wanna switch to midplus is because I wasnt to be able to swing harder but not have the ball go out/too far as often.

    any help would be great!

    Chris.
     
  2. !<-_->!

    !<-_->! Professional

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    To help us help you, which OS did you get and is the MP the same version as the OS just with a different head size?
     
  3. Jay Welvaert

    Jay Welvaert New User

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    Yes I agree that it depends on what oversize racket you are talking about, some oversize rackets like the I radical OS have alot of control. If you want some of the control of a midplus you should string the racket a couple of pounds higher than you do a midplus like 3-5 lbs higher. Also use a string that doesnt have much power or a string that has alot of control(timo or any poly doesnt have much power and has good control). Or use a hybrid with poly in the mains and a multifilament or solid core in the crosses if you want a softer feel
     
  4. chrisab508

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    well, im using the Babolat Pure drive team OS, and the Pure drive team plus i believe is the same racquet just 100 sq in. and a little heavier, however, if i were to switch to a MP racquet i would get a completely different racquet, not the same one just with a different head size. The problem is, i think i'd want a MP racquet but my dad just bought me the OS racquet so i can't very well be like: "umm dad, you know that racquet you bought me, well i wanna get another one"

    thanks again

    Chris.
     
  5. Rackethead

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    Demo first

    I think you will see quite a difference, not only between sizes, but also between rackets. You should definitely demo a variety of rackets before purchasing a new one. You should also define what you want in a racket -- that will help direct your demo'ing. The TW demo program is most economical if you demo 4 rackets -- it's about $32 dollars, or $8 per racket. Also see if you can demo your friends and teammates rackets for free.
     
  6. chrisab508

    chrisab508 Rookie

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    I think i can demo racquets at my tennis club for free. Also, the racquet i was interested in was the Wilson H Tour (95). Also, any suggestions on how i can bring up this subject to my dad? seeming as he just bought me the OS one?

    thanks

    Chris.
     
  7. polakosaur

    polakosaur Rookie

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    break your OS doing something stupid like swinging and hitting the net post or dropping it or something
     
  8. polakosaur

    polakosaur Rookie

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    PS: remember you didn't hear anything from me
     
  9. chrisab508

    chrisab508 Rookie

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    im a pretty honest person, i don't think i could do that. Plus we are in the process of buying a pretty expensive apartment that is gonna set up back a lot, so i dno, i couldn't do that. If I was going to do anything i'd prolly just tell him what i felt like and then I would buy it myself, and buy my OS up for sale on ****, although i doubt i'd get many offers on it.
     
  10. Brent Pederson

    Brent Pederson Semi-Pro

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    Step 1: Figure out which racket you really want. Demo, either thru TW or the club.

    Step 2: Put an ad on TW Classified advertising the racket you have and the racket you want.

    Step 3: Either sell it outright on the board (you should be able to get $100 for it in good shape), or, better yet, straight across trade for what you want. The pure drive os is a pretty popular frame, I'm guessing you have no trouble trading it for almost anything you want, one way or another... I've done this many times!
     

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