Need to change the racquets

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by acmorganti, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. acmorganti

    acmorganti New User

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    Hello friends,

    I tried to use Dunlop 4D 300 Tour during last 2 months, but, my shouder did not like it... I mean, I got some problems and now it´s impossible to keep playing with 300 Tour.
    Last weekend I had a tournament and used the old Boris Becker 11 Mid from my father. I forgot how is confortable to use that. No pain...my shoulder was nice.
    I decided to leave to use BB11Mid because the weight, some hours playing, special during the tournaments, the weight turned a problem. But, last saturday I thought, what is better to resolve? to get pain and need to leave the tournament? or keep in the tournament but need to "give" a little more???
    So, now, I know that I need a weighted racquet.

    Do you have any suggestion for similars to BB11mid? If is possible lighter? I am thinking in Vcore 89, Organix 10 Mid, C-10 Pro... Pure Storm Tour

    I have friends that is suggesting to use Aero Pro Drive because of my game..I play with a lot of spin.

    Thank you in advance
    Best regards
    Andre
     
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  2. Junkie74

    Junkie74 New User

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    V Core89 should work fine considering you play with spin...Pro Kennex Redondo 93 is a fine option too.
     
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  3. ATP100

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    Let everything heal.
    Use lower string tension.
     
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  4. spinovic

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    What about the BLX 6.1 Pro Staff 90? If you like the smaller frames, this one is great. Can do it all, IMO.
     
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  5. acmorganti

    acmorganti New User

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    I didnt think in BLX 6.1... it´s possible of course.

    thanks
     
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  6. acmorganti

    acmorganti New User

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    When I was using BB11Mid, I used 45lbs as maximum tension. But in 300 tour, I coundnt use less than 50lbs.
    Thanks
     
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    dont forget to use a string that isnt as stiff and hard on the arm
     
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  8. Povl Carstensen

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    The 4D 300G Tour is a great, and soft racket. But it is too light. It is one of those rackets that need lead tape for 9 out of 10 people. I have some at 12 oclock, and have changed to a leather grip.
    What I would love to do was to buy a new set of grommets, and put ½" lead tape all the way around the head under it. Perhaps it would still need a bit more weight actually, but it would make it a whole different racket.
     
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  9. LeeD

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    I'm in the middle of deciding whether to use 300T, 200's, or 500's also.
    Bio300T is medium flexing, forgiving, and needs stringing around 50. If your shoulder hurts with it, possibly the problem is the light SW, and NOT the flex ratings. Light SW rackets need you to control your swings, especially the serve, or you throw your arm (shoulder) out. Like throwing a tennis ball compared to throwing a baseball.
    I put 4 strips of 6" 1/4 lead at 10-2, and 11-1 on my Bio300T. It's still light and manueverable.
    I use my 200's dead stock, at 12.4 oz strung (15 gauge nylon).
    My 500's get 12" of 1/4" lead at 10-2.
    I"m old, skinny, weak, blind, and injured, but those rackets swing easily and volley great, as well has hit real serves. I suck at groundies, so won't mention them.
     
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  10. acmorganti

    acmorganti New User

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    I didn't think in this possibility...you are right, it is too light and add lead tape is a way... I will consider to do this.

    But a question, better is to add lead tape or go to Dunlop 200 models? Like Biometic 200?

    I am asking because, a long time ago, I tried to lead up a old racquet and my expirence was bad because I did not find the good setup...But now, maybe, 300Tour is more receptable to be customized!

    Thanks
    acmorganti
     
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  11. acmorganti

    acmorganti New User

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    I am really considering to add lead tape and leather cushion!
    Thanks
     
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