N Pro Open X vs. Yonex 003

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  1. Big Server

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    Okay. I am down to playing with the Wilson N Pro Open X or the Yonex 003. I have a big serve, returns and overhead and play mostly doubles at either the 4.5 or 5.0 levels. I am dumping my Prince O3 Reds as they were too stiff and had too muted a feel. Plus they were giving me elbow trouble no matter what string or tension I used. Anyone with experience with either of these racquets please post your opinion.
     
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  2. bertrevert

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    Lead on the handle undre the grip at the butt cap and 10cm up as well. Lead at 3 and 9. I couldn't start to get a big serve out of teh 003 until I did that. The even-balance and surprising heft felt slow and needed to be altered.

    I only demoed the N Pro Open X and just couldn't like it very much.

    Making the 003 more HL makes it more sprightly and manouverable too. Please note I quickly moved on from the 003 straight to the 001 MP.
     
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    When you did those mods to your 003 what was the weight and balance? And what style game do you play?
     
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    Yikes, do not know the weight/balance, before or after, sorry.

    Style of singles-game is baseline with occasional net-rushing on anything short or behind a good approach. Good strong big serve (always have had that). Excellent forehand, miserable (but improving) backhand. The 003 with its heft is surely a baseline basher initially.

    So my aim was to make it more HL: to improve serve and manouverability. Stability also improved. Yes I play a lot of doubles too and the 003 without the mods seemed unsuitable at the net and too slow in slice/kick serves.
     
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