Player's racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Big Server, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Big Server

    Big Server New User

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    I am looking for a new player's racquet. I have been using the O3 Red but it is too stiff for me. Been experiencing elbow pain. Have recently tried the Head Flexpoint Heat, Dunlop M-Fil 200 Plus and Yonex RDS-300. Any recommendations? I am 53 years old, play an honest 4.5 level and still like to crank up serves and returns. Don't mind less powerful racquets as I can still provide my own power.
     
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  2. TjeuT

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    RDS 003,PS,PD,Npro,

    I would recommend the RDS 003 :)
     
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  3. Nar57981

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    Can you give close down options a little bit?
    You say "player's racquet" but your playing with a frame thats not very close to one ><
    For a racquet thats forgiving, and real nice, i'd try the T-Flash 290, maybe put a little bit of lead tape on it if it's too light for you.
     
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  4. p0w3r

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    Yonex racquets are usualy flexible and very good on the arm. The same goes for ProKennex racquets. Just stay away from Babolat racquets and racquets similar to them like Wilson's nPros. Also, did you like the Yonex RDS 003 or the Dunlop 200Plus more? That way it would be easier to find a racquet that suits you better since the Yonex is more of a tweener racquet since it has more power while the Dunlop is more of a low-powered Player's racquet.
     
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  5. Big Server

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    I liked the Dunlop better. It was not quite as powerful but it definitely played with more flex and it seemed to serve just as hard with a full swing.
     
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  6. a guy

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    Slazenger Pro X-1 [​IMG]
     
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  8. vinnier6

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    why not try the o3 tour....
     
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  9. RipinRandy

    RipinRandy New User

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    What about the Pure Drive Roddick. It is stiff like the 03 Red, but it has the Cortex system. It doesn't feel harsh like the regular Pure Drive, or any other stiff racquet for that matter.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-BPDRP.html

    edit: Oooops, I just remembered your budget. Maybe you can find one used. Either the Roddick or the POG Mid.
     
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  10. bertrevert

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    No stay away from the 003, it's tweener territory, and not that great either (IMHO). Definitely head towards Dunlop, they're cheap(er) and low powered, see the thread about the m-fil 300 a lot of people liking it there....
     
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  11. tennisphotog

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    The Yonex 003 offers pleny of control when strung over 61. Though some balk at this stick because they call it a "tweener" it is well worth a serious look.
     
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  12. pchoi04

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    The O3 tour has a really soft string bed although I peronally dont like the muted feel it gives off. I play with the POG Mid and because of its 14mains it gives off a softer string bed than other racquets with its same stiffness rating.
     
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  13. onkystomper

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    The most arm friendly racket i have used is the Fischer M speed 98. Provide your own power and this is a great stick
     
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  14. oncourt

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    Try some of the Technifibre racquets. They are arm friendly and seem to have the qualities you need to accent your serve. Try the T 315 and T335
    both the same type of feel but with 315 more power and less weight
    . Maybe the yonex rdx 300 or 500. I am not a fan of the 003. Both rdx's are
    arm friendly with pop.
     
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  15. volleyman

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    I'd consider demoing the Volkl DNX 9. It's a pretty comfortable frame, with lots of control and usable power. While it's heavier than your current frame (11.5 oz or so) it's extremely maneuverable.
     
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  16. Tennis Man

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    Have you tried Head Flexpoint Radical MP? I think it'd be perfect for you. It's perfect feel and control for the weight and balance.
     
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  17. BounceHitBounceHit

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  18. anirut

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    Here comes the preacher ... the PK Redondo ...
     
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