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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by iscottius, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. iscottius

    iscottius Professional

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    I am a 4.5 doubles player currently using ncode 6.1 95 16 x 18. It serves and volleys extremely well and has good pop off the ground. I really have no complaints about them other than they are a bit hefty.

    I am considering new racquets and i do not like the K 6.1 95 (swings even heavier). I have played well with the fischer m pro #1 just lacks a little pop. I tried the dunlop AG 300 and it felt ok, but was a little light and the ball speed was fast but not heavy and was not as solid as the other racquets I have used, but was very manueverable.

    I am looking to try the head MG prestige MP and the Technifibre 320 v02 max. I have already done a search, but have not found a comparison of these sticks

    Does anyone have any input on these sticks?
     
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  2. Cross Court

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    Do you prefer power or control, spin or plow through, and serve and volley or baseline bashing?

    Kind of a lot of questions, but it helps me decide what would be great for you.

    Oh, and happy 1000th. :p
     
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  3. Infl8edEg0

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    How about the AG200 or 100? Both are really cheap, and seems to fit what you need.
     
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  4. doomslayer

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    if you're strong enough, consider the youtek speed pro. I've switched to it and I'm loving it.
     
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  5. fuzz nation

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    Sorry, can't comment on those frames, but I'm an avid serve & volleyer and love doubles, too.

    If you're looking for a quicker frame to fill the same role, there are a couple that you might want to look into. One is the Yonex RDS 002 Tour which seemed to be made specifically for S&V - it can take a couple of tries to get the strings right in this one. Another is the Volkl C10 - a wonderful all court frame that I've kept handy in part because it's a sharp all court performer that plays softer than my old 6.1 Classics.

    You might eventually find that a different frame that's only a couple tenths of an ounce lighter than your n 6.1 will be more comfortable without feeling flimsy and unstable. I've sampled lighter racquets, but I always miss the heft up at net under fire.
     
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  6. iscottius

    iscottius Professional

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    I play serve and volley mostly, power and spin, with enough heft to be a solid volley stick

    thx
     
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  7. The_Question

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    ...K Tour??
     
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  8. jrod

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    I highly recommend the new Volkl PB10mid. Here is a thread with some discussion and feedback regarding this frame:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=247676&page=13

    Check out Corner's post #255 on the volley potential of the PB10mid. Seems to be in a league by itself. The one unique attribute of this frame is that it feels quite light and maneuverable (perception is limited plow-through) but it plays like a much heavier frame. Hard to believe but I've compared it to several other heavier frames (C10 PT, k90, BB11mid) and it outperforms them.
     
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  9. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    Check out the Dunlop Aerogel 100, AG 200 (16 X 19),and AG 300 (16 X 18 ), and the Aerogel 4D lines.

    (I went from the Wilson PS 85 to a nCode 95 to the AG100, and it felt almost the same but better.)

    And demo, demo, demo.
     
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  10. reesespiecestennis

    reesespiecestennis Rookie

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    If you volley a lot don't get the 320 vo2 max. It didn't really live up to my expectations. It was good in everything else but volleys are crucial for my racquets.

    I'm trying the 325, and aerogel 4d 500 tour and i'll let you know how they are.
     
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  11. iscottius

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    what specifically did you not like about your volleys with technifibre 320 vo2?
     
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  12. vkartikv

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    DNX 9 or AG 200 16x19 or Diablo MP would be fitting..
     
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