Need Help with Selecting the Racquet?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by topspin247, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. topspin247

    topspin247 New User

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    Hi everyone,
    I have a 10 yrs old junior (5'1) who has been using Wilson K Factor KSixOne 26 Junior Racquet for couple years. His swing is fine but does not produce a lot of power when striking the ball especially when he returns against a much bigger and older kids. It seems that his racquet is too light in my opinion. Should he get a regular size adult racquet? Any recommended decent Wilson racquet that is around $100 or less? Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. MethodTennis

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    why wilson????? err k blade junior and again why wilson lol
     
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  3. PimpMyGame

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    My son moved to a Wilson kSix-One Lite on the advice of his coach. He didn't like the balance so I threw on a leather grip and overgrip and he liked that better.
     
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  4. topspin247

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    Thanks! Beside Wilson, what are others that should be considered for around $100?
     
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  5. MethodTennis

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    babolats are good junior rackets in my oppinion most of the kidds at my club use em pure drive roddick GT junior is apopular choice as is the aeropro drive junior if he goes full size k-sixone lite defo a good option
     
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  6. furyoku_tennis

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    you should let him demo some regular adult sized racquets and see how he responds. he might be ready for a full length racquet.

    if you're looking for a racquet under $100 TW has a section full of them under liquidation.

    IMO the liquidmetal radical is a good place to start.
     
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  7. topspin247

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    Thank you all. What is k-six one lite? I can not find that anywhere.
     
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  8. furyoku_tennis

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    there's a k six-one team which is pretty light. that's the closest thing i could think of.
     
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  9. 120mphBodyServe

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    Do not listen to this man. Just get a Becker 11..
    They are on sale... Pretty hard to beat for $99...
     
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  10. MethodTennis

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    dont listen to this

    get a kpro team fx(dont eer get a kpro team fx) only $89. easy enought to say dont do this that or the other please elaborate on why not?
     
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  11. topspin247

    topspin247 New User

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    Please let me know where I can get one for $89. Thanks!
     
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  12. topspin247

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    Anyone knows?
     
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  13. Classic_Obsession

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    If he is 5'1'' I think he can wield a normal sized adult racket.
    My little sister who is on the high school team is only 4'11'' and uses a full sized racket. She is a small girl also.
     
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