Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
who here uses an M-fil 300?
The first 2 say Yamaha Fiberglass YFG 30 and Dunlop DLine 202, used by my father and aunt before me.
The next is a Prince Junior Mini Lite. My very very first racquet ever. I use it now to humiliate my opponents if i am superior.
The next 2 are the ones I started out with. Prince Power Line Energy OS and Head Ti Conquest 2000.
Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90, i got from my instructor second hand, my first players racquet. i kinda regret it cuz i barely use it now.
Yonex RDX 500. I just got it and played with it. Apparently, it's too powerful so i'm getting it restrung soon with my fav string (Luxilon Big Banger Original) at 62, otherwise, I love it.
Last but not least is my Ti Radical MP. I interchange with my Yonex during a normal game. depends on how well i do that day, i guess, since my groundstrokes with this racquet is much more dependable than the ones on my yonex.
Here's most of my gear.
And close up of lead tape @ 3 & 9.
updated pics of my racquets
2 Wilson ProStaff 6.0 s(heheh), Yonex RDti-80, my Prestige Classics and my RDX500 90
(see how I fit my pix nicely onto the screen? Wasn't hard)
2 Wilson Rok Mids
1 Fischer Pro No. 1
2 Yonex RDX 500 Mids
1 ancient metal Head frame that makes the Yonex's 90 in. head look massive.
Hi Muse, I posted something in the other gear thread but i polly ask u here too..
In terms of comfort, control and being forgiving, how does ur RDX mids play against the Fischer Pro1?
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What is that arm pocket developer thing? What does it do and what part of your arm does it go on?
I think that arm pocket developer does the samething what playboy magazines do. It helps develop the forearm and such. :mrgreen:
Family sticks (again)...my wife was upset because i did not posted my baby little racquet...
Ooo, sorry, didn't catch your post in the other thread, I'll answer you here.
Keep in mind when you're compairing a 90 in. head and a 98 in. head, the're gonna play entirely differently.
As you can see with my frames, I like ones with a lower stiffness rating, so with the Pro No. 1 having a stiffness rating of 60, it's a lot softer feeling than most midplus racquets. This makes it good for someone who has an all-court game because you can actually get some touch on your volleys, while maintaining good pop on your serve. I think the RDX is a more comfortable frame for me, but I use a lot of midsize racquets, it's just what appeals to me. Control obviousially favors the RDX, it's got pinpoint accuracy. Don't get me wrong, the Pro No. 1 is not lacking in that department, it's just that hardly any balls sail on me RDX, and when I play with a midplus, I tend to send a few more balls out w/out making the necessary adjustments. Forgiving goes to the Pro No. 1 by virtue of having a larger head. Not as many mishits (though it doesn't happen often anyways). As I said before, a 60 stiffness rating is a godsend on a 98 in. frame, especially in this day where everyone is using stiff Babolats. The RDX has a huge sweetspot for a 90 in. frame though, it plays like it's a 95 in. frame.
Obviousially, if I could only reccomend 1 frame, it would be the RDX 500 mid just because I've demoed a ton of racquets and I decided that it was the best one. What's best for me might not be best for you, and I'd definately reccomend demoing them both to feel them both out (if you use 1 of them, disregard that).
One more thing to keep in mind. My RDX's are new and laced up with a Gut/Lux hybrid, you can't beat the feeling. During my history of playing with the Pro No. 1's, I only used a variety of cheaper, stiffer strings, like NXT, Pro Blend, and Dura Blast (what it's got now). I do not reccomend durablast on any man, I couldn't stand it. It was rather durable though, staying true to it's name. I wish I should give you a same-string comparison, that would compair the 2 racquets.
Sorry if this isn't more helpful, I just got home late from hanging with a bunch of my friends, I'm tired and out of it right now, this is the last thing I'm doing before I'm going to bed. Anyways, I hope this helps you, and sorry I coudln't do a better job.
Its really informative for me.
With that I'll probably go try demo a Pro1 and see if I will like it.
We only have got the 320g version of the Pro 1 here.
As for string wise, Im trying out Pro Hurricane/Head SyntheticGut to see I will like to setup, before deciding to get reels of it.
i used to use it for my twohanded backhand though since i used to not get enough rotation into my shots.
here's an updated pic of my gear.....
(4) Fischer Pro Number One
(4) Yonex RDX 300 Mid-Plus
(1) Fischer Pro Tour Extreme FT
(1) Fischer Pro Extreme Air Carbon Ti
i'm actually looking to get rid of both the Pro Tour Extreme FT and Pro Extreme Air Carbon Ti.
see the following thread for details.
Best friend's racquets
The far one is tiRadical oversize - he calls it his control racquet(!)
The middle one is a tiHeat he got on sale - it's ok but it has some real cheap strings
The near one might be the interesting one; it's a Pure Competition XL. It's 28", 660 cm2, made in Austria, even balanced(?) and has an 18x19 string pattern(and it claims to have "twin tube" technology. I think the original Radical had that too). It has nice control, great feel(loads of dwell time) and good power too. Does anyone know the other specs of this thing? And anyone know where I can get more? Or why they discontinued it?
I am going to me folks house today to look for my old frames -- I am inspired here.
I am about to purchase some Diablos (I think). I have 2 Head Elektra's from the late 80s. I also had an original grpahite Max 200g (broke) -- it was my main racquet. I also had a Rossignol (ala Mats Wilander -- one of my favorite pros) and an Adidas (like Lendl used). I hated Lendl because I loved JohnnyMac, but that was a cool racquet. I got one and never could hit well with it. I will see if I can find them and photo them for here. The Rossignol was pretty sweet, but I picked it up used and never messed with it much (it had an odd head design and I was loyal to my Dunlop).
Nice rackets deflori. Mabye if you stopped smoking so much you could play better tennis mate.
Haha,yeah could be,but condition is ok for that!
I drink no alc,stoping smking is hard ; /
here are a couple of pics of my pog's, n61 tours, nxg mp, my stringer, strings balls and grips and shoes
and a few more
im also getting the new prince 12 pack soon
Hey Federer_Nadal; what's the story with your stringer? Did you get it locally, how much etc.. thanks.
federer_nadal, very nice pictures. looks like you've kitted yourself out pretty well with all of that gear.
I see you've got a couple of Wilsons and a Prince NXG there to go with your POG mids. Been playing for years but for one reason or another Ive never had a crack at the POG mid, only the OS which was far too big a head size for me to enjoy. The NXG was okay but seemed to give a pretty tinny response. I recently tried the POG long body and thought it was a hell of a racquet but Im used to a midsize head (long time Prestige user but fancy a change). Hows the POG mid compare to the NXG or any other modern racquet? Im told the power is pretty good - much higher than the Prestige- but how about the swing weight? Is it at all cumbersome at net and on serve and how about the flex, is it as stiff as people say?
hey tennisee, i bought it locally for 1500 i thnk, i will email you the shop ,if you want to give me your email
Thanks f_n - just an idle thought. $1500 puts it out of the question for me; but good on you - you're up in the country I think? Maybe you can string for the whole Mid North - Riverland? Cheers mate.
I'm so excited. My new racquets are arriving today by mail. 2 Wilson ncode's (team-version 18/20, I don't like a too heavy racquet) I also have a prostaff surge 5.1, very nice racquet, maybe I'll post a pic today... (with my new sticks )
this is my main racquet: Wilson Ceramic Sting SC Mid
The guy that sold me the racquet couple years ago shot the pics, I'll try to post my own plus of some more tennis gear once i get a new SLR (other one broke)
How you like your POG mid? How does it compare with NXG, and ncode?
Is a prestige classic XL????? i dont see a plastic over the leather grip between the shaft and the handle
my current collection:
2 tour 10 genII
3 Tour 95
1 ncode 90
no one likes my sticks :cry::cry:
Nadal...how would you compare the Gen II and Tour 95s?
hmm...AI love both of them. the gen 2 was exactly wha i was looking for coming from the 95. i wanted somethign heavier and the gen 2 is,but still swings very light.i get some serious bite on the ball(becaue i have gut in it) and right now im loving it,and have applied for a sponsorship from volkl.the 98 actually took some getting used to at frst which i thought was strane btui it doesnt bother me anymore.both great sticks but im liking the gen 2 better at this point.
Do you find that the Gen2 swings considerably lighter than the Tour95? I could never settle with the 98sq for some strange reason, just didn't feel comfortable to me. Anyway, do you think someone who has used the Gen2 would have a hard time going to the Tour95?
I doubt it.The tour 95 is slightly lighter(but mine even stock seem to be only about a tenth of an ounce lighter) and have a higher swingweight and the gen2 is heavier(not by much) with a lower swingweight so it sort of balances out.I had one gen 2 and popped the gut in 2 days( ) so i was left back to my tour 95's and did not have a problem re-adjusting.
Thanks...I have a buddy using the Tour now and he's thinking about the Gen II. I ordered a few demos the other day from TW, including the Gen II so that he (and I) could try it. Always nice to know what your competition is using.
Here's my old comrade, gonna play tennis for the first time in about 6-7 years next week
has anyone got a picture of a snauwaert la****** midsize wood racquet?
this it is my equipment.........................................................................................................................................in my dreams of course
Look how obvious that Ncode PJ is in the middle
Who's racquets are those and how do you know it's a PJ? Please elaborate
Dont you see the Ncode in the middle of the group, then compare it to the Ncode to the right of it, the throat and neck is totally different, but its the same as a PS 6.0 85 right next to it
yes, that's what I thought but you made it sound like only one was a PJ. There's 2 nCode PJs in the middle and then a non PJ nCode between 2 Prince racquets at the far right, I think.
And there's also a LM PJ, correct?
But I thought PJ's were rare, so who's racquet collection is that?
ohh, sorry about that, I didnt notice i was refering 2 racquets as 1, and yes i do see the head PJ
I have no idea whos racquets these are, they were on the BBC website, but look at that Wilson Ultra 2, it looks like its in mint condition.
Yea thats the worst Ncode PJ I've ever seen.
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