Opinions of the best baseline racquets ???

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  1. jd1966

    jd1966 New User

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    Looking for your thoughts on the best racquets from the baseline ?? Tks
     
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  2. ferrari_827

    ferrari_827 Professional

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    Easy. Yonex RD-7 (!)
     
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  3. badmice2

    badmice2 Rookie

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    POG...simply the best of the baseline class.
     
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  4. uxnaitoahz

    uxnaitoahz Rookie

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    Best baseline racquet for pounding winners, from personal experience, is the Pure Drive. But I am switcing to the PS 85 :D
     
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  5. cakewalk

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    It's hard to pound winners w/ the ps85 - -so watch out if u plan on doing this unless you are the incredible hulk ;)

    However I did play with the N61 and it looks like it has some wicked pounding action and stable response from the baseline.
     
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  6. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    Whatever you play best with from the baseline.

    ProStaff 85 Users
    1. Jimmy Connors
    2. Chris Evert
    3. Stefan Edberg
    4. Pete Sampras
    5. Jennifer Capriati
    6. Jim Courier
    7. Aaron Krickstein (borrowed from Courier one U.S. Open)
    8. Roger Federer

    Dunlop Max 200G users
    1. John McEnroe
    2. Steffi Graf
    3. Martina Navratilova
    4. Patrick McEnroe (who do you think got John to try one?)

    The disparity in the players listed above is illustration of the fact that some (most) times it's not the racket.
     
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  7. Prestige_Spin

    Prestige_Spin New User

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    The Babolat Pure Drive, maybe even the Pure Drive Plus. Another good choice might be the Aeropro Drive or Drive Plus. Babolat makes grerat racquets because their not too head light but their not head heavy. A combination of a great racquet!!!
     
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  8. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    Another good example!

    Babolat Pure Drive Users
    1. Andy Roddick
    2. Wayne Arthurs
    3. Ivan Ljubicic
    4. Carlos Moya
    5. Rod Laver
    6. Alex Corretja

    Another fairly diverse group
     
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  9. uxnaitoahz

    uxnaitoahz Rookie

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    lmao. You think Rod Laver used a Pure Drive?
     
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  10. uxnaitoahz

    uxnaitoahz Rookie

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    Na, I am no hulk. But I hit with decent pace. Besides, switching to 85 for me is to experience a new style of play.
     
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  11. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    Why yes. Last time I saw him play, he was using a Pure Drive.
     
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  12. Flatspin

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    Simple: The Prestige series of frames and designed for baseline play. Just powerful enough but with emphasis on control. The Pure Drive ..... is rather recent. Even today ..... the LM Prestige is one of the most used frames on the men's tour. The Prestige series has had a huge showing for many years. Hard to beat it's success! Period!!
     
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