new racket helps please

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  1. rice&tennis

    rice&tennis Rookie

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    hi, i'm deciding between like 4 rackets
    Head Microgel Rad Mp
    Rad Pro
    Prestige MP
    Prestige Pro


    which of those 4 do you think will be good?
    I'm not the best tennis player so a less "demanding" or easier to use racket would be nice, bigger sweetspot, STABLE(<<<< i really like stable rackets without twisting when handling volleys), enough power to put shots away, with good feel for touch shots, and overall good all court.

    ME
    mild topspin forehand
    flat/topspin/slice 1hb ( i use all 3)
    slice serve for 1st and 2nd ( yes i hit slice on both, i'm wierd like that)
    decent volley
    all court
    5'5" 110lbs and not very buff ( so a racket that i can use without getting to tired )

    and if you can compare them in aspects such as spin/control/power etc

    thanks :D

    i'm also planning on stringing it with lux or PH
     
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  2. rice&tennis

    rice&tennis Rookie

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    anyone please?
     
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  3. tribunal4555

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    If you want a good all-court frame, not very demanding to use, stable, big sweetspot, comfortable, good feel, and decent pop, I'd recommend a Donnay Pro One Oversize. The 107 sq. in head provides great pop when you need it, a plush feel, huge sweetspot, and -best of all- is a control-oriented oversize, meaning you can still place your shots! No, wait- best of all is that it's a steal at $99.95!
     
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  4. pmerk34

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    Radical Pro.
     
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  5. tribunal4555

    tribunal4555 Semi-Pro

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    I agree that the Radical Pro is a great all-court frame, but I would hardly describe it as less demanding and large sweetspot. Hence my earlier recommendation.
     
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  6. DownTheLine

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    Just demo all of them and decide after that.
     
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  7. pmerk34

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    I must be better than I think I am then, LOL.
     
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  8. rice&tennis

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    theres no donnay rackets here where i live :/ ... and i cant really demo since i have summer school and the class is very demanding, hence i dont have time

    so radical pro? but i used to have a te issue.. so i was kinda leaning towards the rad mp...

    btw i'm a 3.0-3.5
     
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  9. rice&tennis

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    how about the mp version? i've heard that its a pretty easy to use racket
     
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  10. rice&tennis

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    i just looked at the tw review on the rad pro and its kinda interesting, can you ppl tell me more about it? lols.

    btw i'm looking for a racket that has a "rough feel". i dunno how to explain it, its like i get vibration from the ball and i can definitly feel the ball on the racket face. not a racket that is "muted" or has the feeling of a vib damp on it that kills the feel <<< kinda confusing sorry :/
     
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  11. rice&tennis

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    omg anyone? i've think i got it narrowed down the the 2 rads ===> mp or pro


    anyone D:
     
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  12. pmerk34

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    The MP is lighter. The pro has a lot of feel and the spin it can generate is awesome. The MicroGel provides feedback when you hit hit the sweetspot. Definitely not muted.

    Stay away from the Prestige's until you get to 4.0+ and can generate some of your own power.

    As for Donnay they only have two frames I believe and only through TW.
     
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  13. doublefaulted

    doublefaulted New User

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    probably shud stick with the mp, the pro feels a lot heavier to me
     
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  14. raffi!

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    Also, if you've had TE issues then you should probably avoid an overload of vibration. Because, you know, that's sort of how one gets chronic TE.
     
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  15. rice&tennis

    rice&tennis Rookie

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    can you expand on that please?
     
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  16. rice&tennis

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    sorry for bring back this thread, but how is arm friendly ness on the rad pro? and can someone give me some more comparison between the rad pro and rad mp?

    thanks
     
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