Please, need help with my demo options

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  1. Goodgetter

    Goodgetter New User

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    I really need help with my demo choices. Just got off the phone with TW and was recommended 4 different racquets.

    Here's some background:
    I'm a 3.5 player. I'm 6.3 inches tall and should be a serve and vollyer, but my serve is all over the place, hence I stay back and mostly play from the baseline. Two handed backhand, can hit with some top spin but nothing to brag about. Moderate swing speed, moderate power, in fact I'm pretty moderate across the board. I plan to take some lessons in addition to the 3 times I play each week. Once my serve is under control, I hope to do some more vollying.

    I currently play with a 1995 Prince Graphite. It's a bit heavy at 12+ oz strung, with a 107" head size. I'm thinking of going down to a tweener racquet around 100" head, and 11 oz weight. I'm looking for something I can grow with and take to the next level.

    Here's what the TW rep suggested:

    Babolat Pure Drive Plus
    Wilson K Factor KBlade 98
    Wilson nPro Open nCode
    Dunlop M-Fil 300
    Head MicroGEL Radical

    I hope to demo 3 racquets next week from TW. Any suggestions or comments would be most appreciated.

    Thanks,

    E.
     
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  2. njjohan

    njjohan Rookie

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    The only racket there I've played with is the pure drive, and its serving power and spin is great, volleys not so much (although my volleying is pretty lousy) and groundstrokes are good. Can cause arm problems, but with arm friendly string, its fine.
     
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  3. Goodgetter

    Goodgetter New User

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    Do you think the Pure Drive would give me arm problems after weilding my 12+ oz Prince Graphite? I think the PD weighs in just above 11 oz.

    Any other comments or suggestions?

    Thanks,

    E.
     
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  4. njjohan

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    Hard to say - I rarely had arm problems, and I think when I did that one time, it was a random tendonitis flare-up. Also, apparently, it depends on your strokes.
     
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  5. dreydey

    dreydey Semi-Pro

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    why u changing from the Prince
     
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  6. Goodgetter

    Goodgetter New User

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    To be honest, the Prince gets a bit heavy after an hour's play. I also want to have 2 racquets with the same specs, and Prince doesn't make this exact racquet anymore.
     
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  7. PROTENNIS63

    PROTENNIS63 Hall of Fame

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    Becker Pro is a nice frame.
     
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  8. dreydey

    dreydey Semi-Pro

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    donnay pro one is a good option same specs as the prince but a little lighter same thin beam,same everything
     
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