New Racquet Advice

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by philip99, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. philip99

    philip99 New User

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    Hello,
    This is my first post, so please let me know if you need more info than I'm about to give. Any help would be very useful
    I am a 4.0-4.5 player. I have been using a Dunlop 300g OS racquet
    (http://web.archive.org/web/20050312142233/http://www.tennisracquets.com/rackets_pages/Dunlop/g300os.html) for the past two years with RPM Blast strings. I feel ready for a new stick but would love some advice before deciding what to demo. Need to get a new one soon before the season starts so I can break it in.
    I don't know much about racquets. I like my Dunlop, but feel I need a bit more power. A smaller head. But I really don't want to compromise my accuracy. I've been thinking about demoing the Babolat Roddick Pure Drive, the AeorPro, Dunlop 300 Biometric, Prince 03 Silver.
    Any help would be great :) thanks!
     
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  2. sunof tennis

    sunof tennis Professional

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    I found the new Head IG Radical Pro to be a pretty powerful racquet with more control than the Pure Drive Roddick.
     
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  3. Deuces Wild

    Deuces Wild Rookie

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    I'd say demo the Bio 300 Tour and Bio 500 Tour as well.
     
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  4. philip99

    philip99 New User

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    thanks for the suggestions!
    what about the Head YOUTEK IG Speed 18x20 and Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 100 BLX?
     
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  5. sunof tennis

    sunof tennis Professional

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    The PSBLX 100 is interesting. It has pretty good control for a 100 sq. in. racquet. It is very light though. Couldn't hurt to demo. Playing with the 95 version. Good racquet but not very powerful, definitely a control racquet.
     
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  6. soderlingpower

    soderlingpower New User

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    Hmm..I have a similar problem too, don't know which racquet to choose! I think it might depend on what type of player you are. Are you a counterpuncher/serve&volleyer/aggressive baseliner/all courter, etc. ?

    From personal experience, the Babolats are great if you like to stay at the baseline. If you find your serve a little weak, I'd recommend getting the Roddick Plus, if not, the regular version will do.

    AeroPro-do you like spin? If so get the racquet

    Dunlop-I have heard its really good, but have yet to try it out

    Prince-don't know much

    Can all of you here, help me out too?
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=416365
    Thanks.
     
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  7. soderlingpower

    soderlingpower New User

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    Sorry, didn't see your other post.

    Head SPEED: heard it's good but not great (more of hyped up because of the Djoker's awesomeness), but I have also heard when it comes to netplay, it's magnificent.

    Wilson Pro Staff- from what I've heard, it's a really good Pro racquet, but not a great club player's racquet
     
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  8. philip99

    philip99 New User

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    why Roddick plus?
     
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