New Racket choice

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Slzr.Matias, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Slzr.Matias

    Slzr.Matias New User

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    Which is a better all-round racket that provides good spin, control, and depth?

    -Head Youtek Speed (16x19)
    -Wilson Kblade 98
    -Babolat Pure Storm GT
    -Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex
     
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  2. Slzr.Matias

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    Anyone?
    10char
     
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  3. furyoku_tennis

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    in general or for you? if for you, then we need to know your playstyle, rating, preference, things like that.

    in general though the aeropro drive cortex has the most spin.
     
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  4. JackB1

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    Those are all solid choices. You should try and demo them and see what feels best for you. The Blade 98 is the most "different" out of those choices. The other 3 are similar.

    I have a super nice, almost new Pure Drive Cortex for sale if u are interested, let me know. Grip is 4 1/2". First $125 takes it.
     
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  5. Slzr.Matias

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    I'm a baseliner but I am experimenting as a serve&volleyer so i can have a more complete game. I'd say I am a 4.0 and my preferences...I don't quite understand....I use a semi-western grip and occasionaly use an eastern grip. I want an all-round game but my net game suffers a bit so I am looking for a racket that is good at every aspect of the game...I read that the APDC is great at the baseline but suffers a bit on serve, I noticed that in my demo.
     
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  6. NoNameZ

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    Preferences refers to whether you like a stiff racket, heavy racket, etc. It's usually the specs and their ranges.
     
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  7. Anton

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    K Blade 98 gets my vote - just put some lead on the loop for more stability and string it tight.
     
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  8. Slzr.Matias

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    Oh well in that case, 11~11.8.oz. I'm not sure wether or not i like stiff rackets but preferably 69~65 in stiffness. About the comment above, by adding weight to the head wouldn't you need to add a counter weight to the handle to maintain the balance?
     
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    I had leather and overgrip and handle - came out to 12oz even with about .4 oz of lead (12 grams), still a bit head light.
     
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  10. Slzr.Matias

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    From 11.3 to 12, wow
     
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  11. iJuMpS

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    APDC.you can hitter harder strokes and generate more spin with the aero throat
     
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  12. Slzr.Matias

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    Can someone offer their opinion on the Youtek and GT, I'm more interested in those because of their cool pj...haha
     
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  13. quest01

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    Babolat APDC
     
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  14. mrtrinh

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    for the youtek speed are you looking at the speed pro or the mp? I, myself have the speed pro and I can say it provides everything you're looking for, but it is a bit stiff, luckily for me I'm still young and I like stiff racquets. But like others say, demo before you buy. With the speed racquet you pretty much love it or hate it.
     
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  15. furyoku_tennis

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    IMO, a good all around racquet is the C10 pro. the one major gripe that people seem to have with it is the flexy upper hoop. Some other racquets you might want to consider are the pb10 MP and BB11 MP. Volkl makes some good racquets, but they're a bit underrated as most people go with the more popular brands.
     
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  16. Meaghan

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    There are better all court rackets about than the above but from your shortlist I like the PStorm.
    The wilson and the APD are like plastic toys and not very solid, the YK is better ( i tried it with those horrible black strings tho).
    IMO the PS is good as is the Yonex RDiS 100, Fischer M pro 98/M Comp 95, Ozone pro tour, all these have a good combination of spin and control.
     
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  17. Slzr.Matias

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    Alright, so the better ones are the Youtek MP and PS GT, those will be my first to demo. Thanks.
     
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  18. quest01

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    There is no such thing as better ones, its whichever racquet you prefer including the APDC.
     
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  19. Slzr.Matias

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    Well, better meaning more suited to my preferences and play style than the others. Better.
     
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