POG OS vs. Babolat PD std.

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  1. tennisman

    tennisman New User

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    Can anyone give any ingsight on how these two play, or even perhaps compare/contrast them? ive finally narrowed it down to these two. Ive never used an oversize before, and i admit that im alittle hesitant. any info would be appreciated.
     
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  2. Steve H.

    Steve H. Semi-Pro

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    Very different -- the POG is oversize, heavy, relatively flexible, and stable, for a traditional Eastern to semi-Western all-court approach it's hard to beat. The PD is a midplus, much lighter and stiffer, intended for a "modern" Western topspin baseline game. Both are considered very good at what they do, your choice should probably depend on the kind of player you are.
     
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  3. tennisman

    tennisman New User

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    ARRGGH this is frustrating. i cant decide.
     
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  4. kreative

    kreative Professional

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    have you demoed them both, i.e. played w/ them? what are your impressions of them? if your decision is just based on specs, they're both defeinitely worth a demo.
     
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  5. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

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    Agree with Kreative here....don't buy one of these without demoing them. They are much different. One is very old school feeling. Heavy, flexible, arm friendly, but pretty forgiving(has a higher sweetspot than many old school racquets and with a 107 sq. in. head). The PD feels like a lot of modern frames, IMO. It's relatively stiff and powerful and has kind of a widebody feel to it. But' it's easier to handle and generate racquet head speed with. The PD+ is also a serving machine and good for anyone with a 2 hander.
     
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