Please Help Me Choose...

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Chasing Tomorrow, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Chasing Tomorrow

    Chasing Tomorrow New User

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    Hi everyone...I am looking to switch rackets because of arm trouble. I already play with soft strings. I am junior who is ranked in the 50's in the south. I like to play with heavy topspin, but i hit flat sometimes too. I come to the net some, but not often. My racket currently is a stock babolat pure drive cortex. I think the 70 stiffness is a little too much. I would like a less stiff racket with more control than the babolat. I would like the headsize to be smaller than the babolat but not smaller than 95''. I would like for it to weigh less than 12.5 oz. I am open to any suggestions and yes i have tried the racquet finder on TW. I am just looking for suggestions. Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. fortunecookiesjc

    fortunecookiesjc Semi-Pro

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    What have you looked at?

    So N6.1 95 / K6.1 95?
    Idonno what weight would you like it at?
     
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  3. Chasing Tomorrow

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    i have looked at the prince ozone tour but thats about it. and i think the n6.1 is a little too much of a players racquet for me, but thanks for the suggestion...
     
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  4. fortunecookiesjc

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    Maybe look into the ncode surge/ open. Surge i liked more. Heavy heavy topspin.

    Ktour. Watch the review on TW
     
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  5. Chasing Tomorrow

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    ok but thats super light!!!!!!! thanks though
     
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  6. fortunecookiesjc

    fortunecookiesjc Semi-Pro

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    lol this is why i ask what weight you want.

    So im guessing 11oz or s.....

    Idonno check out Prince Diablo. Tha was a sweeeeeeeet racquet.
     
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  7. fortunecookiesjc

    fortunecookiesjc Semi-Pro

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    Oh and the Microgel extreme has been very nice.
     
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  8. rockbox

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    Head Microgel Prestige or Radical. They are both very comfortable racquets.
     
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  9. Chasing Tomorrow

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    oh i would like 11oz -12.3. ive changed my mind and think 12.5 would be too heavy for me...
     
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  10. fortunecookiesjc

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    prestige mid is smaller than his preference.

    Aerogel 200 is very nice too. Its around your preference... actually like dead on. Scratch Diablo Mp since its the same HS as your Babolat.. Or you could look into the babolat pure storms. Or even wait for a pure storm liimited
     
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  11. Chasing Tomorrow

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    who said i was a he? thanks for the suggestions
     
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  12. fortunecookiesjc

    fortunecookiesjc Semi-Pro

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    sorry my bad on that check some reviews on Aerogel 200
     
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  13. Chasing Tomorrow

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    1) Babolat Pure Stom Tour
    2) Dunlop Aerogel 300
    3) Fischer M Pro Number One 98 Racquets
    4) Head Microgel Prestige Midplus
    5) Prince O3 Speedport tour
    6) Prince Ozone Tour & Pro Tour
    7) Vokl DNX 9
    8) Wilson K Factor KPro Tour
    9) Yonex RQ is Tour
    10) Yonex RDS 003
    11) Yonex RDS 002 Tour

    What do y'all think about this list? is there anything i'm missing?
     
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  14. furyoku_tennis

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    are you looking at the rqis 1 tour or rqis 2 tour? you should add the microgel prestige pro to the list.
     
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  15. fortunecookiesjc

    fortunecookiesjc Semi-Pro

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    i like choice number 1
     
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  16. Chasing Tomorrow

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    i meant 1, sorry. thanks for the suggestion, i added it...
     
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  17. fortunecookiesjc

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    this is a huge list

    prob should break it down to top 3
    Prestige mp would def be on my top
     
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  18. TheKingOfClay

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    Dunlop Aerogel 200...
     
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  19. Chasing Tomorrow

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    thanks everyone! i will probably break it down to 5 or so.....
     
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  20. Chasing Tomorrow

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    i cut the fischer and dunlop. i also cut the volkl.... bump please help
     
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  21. Litmstr10

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    I know you dropped the Volkl DNX 9, but you might consider the Volkl C-10 Pro.
    Head = 98
    Static weight 12.0 oz
    Stiffness = 63
    Swingweight 323

    I had arm problems too- shoulder mainly, but elbow to a lesser extent. This racquet has been very good on my arm, and I like the control. Good luck in your search!
     
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  22. dreydey

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    try the Donnay line they are great racquets i tried the Donnay Pro One OS demo and i loved it and i bought 4 of them i switched from a head Microgel OS
     
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  23. Chasing Tomorrow

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    thanks everyone and yes i will check out the donnay line and the vokl. any more?
     
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  24. HappyLefty

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    Arm trouble?, Boris Becker V1 midplus with no doubt.
    Spin friendly, great for your arm and very stable. I was a PD user but I changed to Becker and it´s another story in terms of comfort. It worths a demo.
     
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  25. TourTenor

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    Since 12 oz. is in the desired range, I would definitely put the BB11 Standard on the OP's must try list.8)
     
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