need help choosing a new racquet

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  1. tennis_star42

    tennis_star42 New User

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    ok i am currently playing with a Flexpoint Prestige but the racquet doesn't fit my playing style. i like to play with a lot of spin including my most powerful shot which is my forehand topspin and i'm not much of a volleyer, also i slice the ball a lot too. i'm looking for a racquet that can provide spin and power. i'm a 3.5 player.

    I've narrowed down my picks to:
    Babolat Pure Storm Team
    Wilson nCode nTour
    Prince O3 Tour

    ps: i'm open to other suggestions.
     
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  2. oscar_2424

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    of your 3 options i would choose the pure storm
     
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  3. fielders_80

    fielders_80 Semi-Pro

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    O3 Tour is a good slice and dice stick. I would also include MFil 300 as well since you dont state any weight requirement.
     
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  4. xtremerunnerars

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    I wouldn't recommend the ntour. Your best bet's probably the babolat, though i'd suggest demoing the prince+the babolat, and one other just to try it out.
     
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  5. aRod36

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    pure storm would be my choice of those 3 but also maybe throw in a babolat aeropro drive or pure control and dnx9. the 03 tour is good but not that great in the serving department, from my experience with it but maybe even try a tour mid.
     
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  6. tennis_star42

    tennis_star42 New User

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    i'm looking for a racquet thats about 11oz.
     
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  7. ace of spades

    ace of spades Semi-Pro

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    Im a 4.5 and was in the exact same position as you were in. Because of all the glowing reviews of people who made the switch who were in a smimlar position as I was in, I just ordered the storm. Since im too impatient to demo (demos dont come back for another month)if I like it a lot I plan on buying several more.
     
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  8. tennis_star42

    tennis_star42 New User

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    it looks like i'm going to choose the pure storm, i'll try out the O3 Tour but i've had more positive feedback on the pure storm.
     
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  9. tennis_star42

    tennis_star42 New User

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    whats the best string to use for the pure storm?
     
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  10. tennis_star42

    tennis_star42 New User

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    ok i just read the little info there is for the head flexpoint prestige team racquet and it is similar to the babolat pure storm team except it has a bigger head size so will that give it more power? the string pattern for the head flexpoint prestige team is 18 mains/19 crosses the string pattern for the babolat pure storm team is 16 mains/ 20 crosses which racquet would give more spin? can you guys plz answer my questions i need to know!!!
     
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  11. FD3S

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    Word of advice; the O3 Tour MP really, really responds to lead. This is just me, but I'd take a leaded up MP over a stock Midsize.
     
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  12. aRod36

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    tennis star the pure storm will give you more power and the 16 by 20 string pattern on the pure storm will give you more spin.
     
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  13. tennisplaya444

    tennisplaya444 New User

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    i know it wasnt included in your list, but i would consider the dunlop MFil 300 its a great stick
     
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  14. fielders_80

    fielders_80 Semi-Pro

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    I second that. I just bought the Mfil 300 and am loving it.
     
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  15. onkystomper

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    I play the pure storm and demoed the prestige. The Pure storm produces a LOT of spin. The power is ample for anyone with even a compact swing. Nice sweetspot Bigger than the prestige!

    I string mine @ 52 lbs with gut.
     
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  16. Nblade

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    prince 03 tour there ace
     
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  17. tennis_star42

    tennis_star42 New User

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    hey thanks onkystomper thats really helpful! what is the name of the string you use? and the people that said they enjoyed the Dunlop M-Fil 300 do you guys get power along with a decent amount of spin with this racquet?
     
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