"Players rackets" - are too many people just scared to try them?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by MikeHitsHard93, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. MikeHitsHard93

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    I don't really understand why...
     
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    Anyone played with the blx blade tour?
     
  3. acura9927

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    I am going to say any of the Dunlop 200 non tours are the perfect mix of players racquets and easy enough for the weekend hack to swing.
     
  4. Relinquis

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    the Dunlop 200 plus is buttery on the arm... i don't know whether or not the replacements are stiffer...
     
  5. Ashley D

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    Surprised at the number of extended length racquets on that list.
     
  6. GoudX

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    Free extra power and reach if you can handle the swingweight. Nearly all the shorter players use some kind of extended racquet to get a boost on serve, Rochus and Ferrer are both using 28" racquets by the look of it.

    I think the lack of extended length players racquets available nowadays is a pity for the shorter amateur players, as you get a choice of a control racquet or an extended Babolat (The Pure Storm Tour extended looks interesting, but the string bed still feels a bit lively on the regular one). I would really like to try hitting with an extended Prestige or a POG longbody.
     
  7. TennisCJC

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    Yes, shorter guys get a serve boost. I've read a few articles stating that extended rackets have the most impact on serving. Chang was one of the first short guys to improve his serve with x-racket. Personally, I am not a fan but could see giving them another shot as I'm a hair under 5'10".

    Ferrer also uses that goofy 2 HBH grip with his hands about 2-3" apart. I am sure the extended length helps compensate for his lack of reach on his backhand.
     

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