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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ikevol, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. ikevol

    ikevol New User

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    Need advice for buying a beginners raquet for a small 16 year old gear. She is taking lessons and I wanted to get a decent raquet. Looking to spend in 70 to 90 dollar range maybe more and one that is prestrung.. I have looked at Wilson K Facter zero, Head liguid metal 8, Dunlop Aerogel 1000 and 700, Babolat Y 118 smartgrip. There are so many differant kinds im lost. Please help! Im new to tennis.
     
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  2. AceServer

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    Prince TT Warrior.
     
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  3. coyfish

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    Head LM or TI radical oversize are good beginner racquets that you can improve with and even play high level with. A versatile frame. I learned with one.
     
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  4. ikevol

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    K factor zero, Head LM, Dunlop aerogel 1000. Do you one of these is better than the other or all about the same?
     
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  5. Fuji

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    I vote for the Microgel Radical Oversize. It's one of the best in your price range, and I think it beats the snot of out of the other ones you have suggested!

    Just my 2cents though! :)

    -Fuji
     
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  6. Tennisfam

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    I agree with Fuji. I am a beginner myself and recently bought a Head LM Radical OS to learn with and its been great!! I don't have much experience with other racquets but this one really feels great and really helped my sore elbow.

    Good luck!
     
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  7. Steve Huff

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    I, too, agree with Fuji. A MG Radical OS is great for all ages and levels.
     
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  8. ikevol

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    Thanks for the help. Is there much differance in the liquid metal 8 and MG Radical OS?
     
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  9. coyfish

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    LM 8 is a very beginner / very powerful / very light racquet with a huge head. Radical OS is slightly less forgiving / powerful. It rewards hitting the ball properly.

    I think its better to learn with a racquet that demands enough to enforce good mechanics but forgiving enough to learn with. You can really use the radical for a long time even as you progress. Good control and overall a great frame to evolve with.

    If your daughter is not very athletically inclined than maybe the 8 will help her. But if she has good coordination then definitely the radical OS.
     
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  10. ikevol

    ikevol New User

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    Thanks for the advice. Im thinking we will get the LM 8.
     
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