Power vs. Control

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Concealeddreamer, Aug 24, 2005.

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Power Racquet or Control Racquet?

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  2. Control

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  3. Both (Switch in between service and recieve)

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  4. My racquet handles both pretty well. (State what your racquet is)

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  1. Concealeddreamer

    Concealeddreamer New User

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    What racquet do you prefer? Is power better for serving? Is Control better for longer strokes? Don't most of the pros use a control racquet? What racquet is good with both?
     
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  2. krnboijunsung

    krnboijunsung Semi-Pro

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    There's no lopsiding between the pros. Pros are able to control the power. Moya uses a PD with very loose tension. And I'm sure most other pros use racquets with low tension.
     
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  3. neuspeedjun

    neuspeedjun New User

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    I'm more for a control racquet, but my nCode 6.1 18x20 provides a decent amount of power too.
     
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  4. Speedy_tennis

    Speedy_tennis Semi-Pro

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    i prestige 100% control
     
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  5. Flatspin

    Flatspin Rookie

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    I have a fairly fast swing and require a racquet which is control oriented, however, my racquet of choice (i Prestige mid) provides great control but can also provide the power when needed. I string with a synthetic gut about 54-56lbs. It's what I like about the i Prestige mid ... Preciseness ..... output is equal to input! Been playing with this racquet now over three years ... still haven't found any better!
     
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  6. zenit

    zenit Rookie

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    i just switched form head prestige classic mid to babolat aeropro control plus. Babolat seems to give both excellent control and nice controllable power.
     
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  7. Fastwhiteboy08

    Fastwhiteboy08 New User

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    ive been playing with an aeropro control for a few months now, and its an awesome racket. if u have the strenght and the swing to use it, its got awesome control (partly because of the tons of spin) and awesome power that is harnessed well when you know how to use it.
     
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  8. skeurton

    skeurton New User

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    i'm using a RDX300. for me personally, it's a great balance between power and control. at first, it was strung at about 57 lbs and everything seemed to fly off the racquet. it almost felt too powerful. but now i keep the tension around 60 to 62 lbs. this offers me the control and spin that i want, but it's still very easy to generate power.
     
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  9. TennsDog

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    I use the n6.1 95, which I would classify as a control racket based on the headsize, weight, and balance (pretty much all of its specs), but it also has more power than similar frames. I think I would like it a bit more with slightly less power, but it really works well for serves and putaway shots. I find it amusing: when I was a freshman in HS 4 years ago, I looked at the Babolat lines labeled Pure Drive, Pure Power, and Pure Control. I never understood why anyone would want the Pure Control. Pure Power -- sure, you can hit harder, which means more winners. Pure Drive -- ok, it gives you plenty of power but still not out of control. But the Pure Control didn't make sense -- why would anyone want a racket with "no power"?? I now find myself looking at the most control oriented rackets out there...very heavy, small heads, and flexible. My, how things change!
     
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  10. Guillote

    Guillote Rookie

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    Both power and control, O3 Tour

    Now leaded, I need to change my signature...
     
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  11. ironchef21

    ironchef21 Rookie

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    Switched to a Dunlop HM 200G from a Head Ti racket for more control. But I haven't found much of a drop-off in power.
     
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  12. denty151

    denty151 Rookie

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    Power in control.
    --JCF, gay flexpoint ninja commercial.

    Prince O3 Tour
     
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  13. R-Fed

    R-Fed Rookie

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    TennsDog, I agree with you because I wanted the largest, lightest, and most powerful raquet on the market, until....
    reality set in. I am in the process of going from a LM4 to your racquet Wilson NCode Six-One 95 16x18. While I did want a control based racquet I am surprised yet extremely happy of the power as well as spin that I am able to generate.
     
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  14. BHud

    BHud Professional

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    nCode 6.1 95 (16x18) handles both pretty well...
     
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  15. dprescott

    dprescott New User

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    control!

    I was using the babolat pure drive for the last couple of years. I consider it a balance between power and control. However, about 3 months ago I switched to the wilson ncode 6.1 90. This is much more of a control racket and I love it. I feel like I can really take a swack at the ball. I've got a couple of them and I broke strings on both of them yesterday and had to play with the babolat. It was fun to have the power back, but I really felt like I had to hold back on my swing.


    Go for control!
     
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