prince tour diablo, mid or midplus?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by TennisBoy, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. TennisBoy

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    i'm considering the tour diablo and am undecided on which one to buy. I've read the reviews. Looking for more feedbacks. Thanks.
     
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  2. dantyem108

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    STOP. Before you even think about clicking the little button that say "add to cart" ask yourself, "Am I a professional body builder with muscles coming out of my ass". Because if you are not, I wouldnt reccomend this racket. Dont pay any attention to the weight listed. The racket feels like it is under 10 ounces. If you plan on generating any power, I at least suggest you demo this racket first. You will thank me when you demo it, because you will have just saved $150 on a racket that you hate. By the way I tried both the mid and plus and what I said stands for both.
     
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  3. TennisBoy

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    So there's no power on this racquet? I tried the mid version of the racquet and it felt like i was getting decent pace with it. I was wondering more on the opinion of the mid plus. What else would you recommend??
     
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  4. dantyem108

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    This past week, I demoed the pure drive plus, prince nxg OS, Diablo mid & mp and the prince warrior. I thought that the diablo mid and mp did not give me any power off my groundstrokes. I had to pretty much swing full power to get any decent pace out of the mp. The mid was a little better, with more control and slightly more power. The racket of choice for me (without question) will be the pure drive plus. Probably the best racket I have ever hit with. My serve increased about 10-15 mph. My groundstrokes had a lot more pace and I could strike the ball as hard as I wanted without worrying about the ball going out as long as I had some spin. So, if I were you, I would demo the diablo mp and pure drive plus and see the difference in your game.
     
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  5. Nikeman0092

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    I tryed the Diablo MP and thought it was a very consistant racquet. Not as much power as when I tryed the PD Plus but still enough to move my opponent around the court when I needed to. It would be my second choice of racquet.
     
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  6. dantyem108

    dantyem108 Rookie

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    is the pure drive plus your first choice?
     
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  7. NCODE95

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    i demoed the diablo mp and it was a very nice racquet and i was going to buy it untill i demoed the ncode95 and fell in love with it so now next week i am buying 2 nsix-one 95's.
     
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  8. aceindahole2K5

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    dave, for someone who needs a pure drive plus to generate pace, yes the diablo is probably underpowered, but for a lot of people.....its perfectly fine.......
     
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  9. Nikeman0092

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    Yes the PD was my first choice but not because I needed it to generate power. If you have good strokes and no matter what racquet can hit with pace a tour diablo is good.
     
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  10. Federer fan

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    Diablo Mid

    My vote is for the Diablo Mid, which is now my racquet of choice. Here's my story...I bought a Diablo Mid without trying it out...sort of based on reviews and such. I used to hit with an iPrestige MP and truly liked it. First time I hit with the Diablo Mid, there was an immediate liking as far as serves went. Very accurate and surprisingly heavy pace on the serve. Groundstrokes were a different story though, at least initially. The depth of my strokes just wasn't there, even with my full strokes. Amazingly, after three weeks of playing 2-3x/week and persisting with it, my groundstrokes are back were they were on my onehanded backhand and semiwestern forehand. The pace and depth were back and should i dare say even more accurate and with more spin. I AM DEFINITELY CONVERTED and am looking for a second Diablo Mid for back-up. I think the moral of the story is that the reason why TW staff hit with any racquet for at least 2-3 weeks is to give a racquet a fair evaluation. It takes time to adjust to the shape of the grip (Head to Prince...big diff) for one, and also to really get the "feel" of a new stick. My advice...demo as usual. I lucked out and ended up truly liking the stick I bought on a whim. The Diablo Mid is for players with a full swing for sure and who have the mechanics to do so. The head size really is deceiving because it is much bigger than it measures. The sweetspot is large for it's headsize. It hits very light and I had to weigh it to believe it actually was 12 ounces. Hope this helps.
     
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  11. Simbah2004

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    I second Federer fan opinion. The racquet feels much lighter and I was impressed with its performance on serves and overheads - my opponent noticed the increase in power immediately. My forehand was also improved, tons of control and topspin - Every time I could run around and crank a forehand I would do so - and that never happened before, because it used to be my weakest side... My backhand is my strongest side, so I did not have problems adjusting to the racquet. Although the head is 93, even off center shots were not as bad (compared) to the other racquets I have tested. Finesse shots were easy to generate (lobs and drop shots). Volleys were good and the only thing I didn't love about this racquet were my backhand slices, but that will come in time. That only led me to believe how good TW's reviews are. Give it a try.
     
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  12. TennisBoy

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    I see that TW has claim that both the Mid and MP are for players of 4.0 level and up. i was wondering if people's opinion of this and whether the mid and MP dictate to players of different skill level. I've just found myself weary of racquets with a below 95 headsize.

    Thanks.
     
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  13. Shane Reynolds

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    Be very cautious about this purchase - I agree with Dantyem. I have a MP Diablo that I have spent most of my vacation kicking myself for buying. A lot of players on these boards claim to need nothing more than some twine and a 2x4 to play great tennis; that is fine for them but you need to find what works best for you. These boards have made me feel as though I need to use a player's racquet or I just don't have hair on my chest. My shoulder is still killing me from playing Thursday, trying to generate some pace from that racquet. It is a unique feel and I may grow (again) to like it but the racquets most real tennis players use are stiffer and more solid. I am thinking about going back to the LM Instinct.
     
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  14. tennsplayer

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    i have just bought 2 diablo mp's and i think theyre great. im not huge and i don't think you need to be as long as you have great strokes. so listen to the ntrp rating and if your not 4.5 or better....well lets just say you should stick with your wilson triad........
     
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