Racket suggestions

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by mwell13, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. mwell13

    mwell13 New User

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    With christmas coming up, I have decided to get a new racket. I'm 14 years old and am currently using a prince more control db850. It's a lower power oversize that I've had for a couple of years. I find myself not watching the ball at certain times because of the more forgiving 107sq. in. headsize, so I would like the purchase a racket with a smaller headsize(98sq. in.) to help with this habit. Some of the rackets I have seen on this website that interest me are:
    Dunlop mfil-300
    fischer mspeed pro #1 mid+
    technifibre tfight 3##
    yonex rdx 500 mid+
    yonex rds 001 mid+
    I have a one handed backhand and serving is a big part of my game. I really like to volley and am starting to do it more and more in my matches.
    Any other racket suggestions would be great.
    Thanks,
    Max
     
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  2. Bogie

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    out of your choices, if you want a stick with some noticable power, then the mspeed or the rds 001 mp would fit the bill. personally, i find then a bit too powerful. right now i use the tecnifibre tfight 335 16x20 and it is very much a control oriented racquet and doesnt pack very much power, but if you feel that you can provide it yourself, it rewards you with a very solid feel and is all-around the best racquet out there, in my opinion.

    for you i would suggest the dunlop mfil 300. it has a perfect power/control proprotion and a very solid feel. i would definitely look into getting this one if i was you and at least getting a demo of it before christmas.
     
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  3. bcsax123

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    head LM/Flexpoint Radical/Prestige. These are awesome serveing frames and great for volleying. Radical is want something lighter, Prestige if you like something heavier.
     
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  4. dpmac

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    i personally own the fischer mspeed, the more i play with it, the more i want to play with it again and again
     
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  5. anirut

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    IF you're not an all-out topspin player ...

    I'd suggest add the Volkl DNX10 MP to your list. The 18x20 will give you tons of control, esp on volleys, and forgiving enough being a mid plus. From my experience, Volkl is a pretty good serving racket.

    Or you could also try the Redondo MP, another 18x20. The spec says 98 but it's actually 95 -- just like the 98-spec'd of Head's.

    ... eh ... I'm the Redondo preacher, you see ... :)
     
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  6. mwell13

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    Any thoughts on the rdx 500? The feedback looks pretty good.

    max
     
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  7. Duzza

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    Very nice racquet. I'm using the mid and I'm 16. So the midplus would be good for a 14 year old probably.
     
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  8. mwell13

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    I've used a prince nxg mid (92) and it was pretty demanding. Most of it was the weight but when I hit the ball in the sweet spot it felt more powerful than my more control. I believe the yonex rdx 500 and rds 001 mids are lighter than the nxg. Have any of you used both?

    thanks,

    max
     
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  9. bcsax123

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    LOL. Age doens't really matter in racquets. I'm 14 and can use 65" woods without framing. However, I use a 98" and 107" because i don't like to work that hard. With larger heads you can generate more topspin, and the smaller you go, the more flat you have to hit to have the same depth.

    Actually I think the Prince TT Warrior MP is the way to go. Just looked at that other online tennis store with bird in it and saw that the More Control DB is similar to the TT Warrior. So the MP should feel about the same.
     
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  10. prostaff18

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    The RDS is a great racquet. It is very good for serving and very big sweet spot. If your serve is a big kick or slice you would want the RDS. It is very stable at net, the only problem that it has is it lacks in feel. On mine I just put a leather grip on with a tounagrip over it and I have lots of feel.
     
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  11. mwell13

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    Yeah, the more control was the update to the warrior. I just want to try something different and see how it helps my game. Anyone who's used the nxg mid and rds/rdx mid?
     
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  12. movdqa

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    Another approach is to buy a control racquet and then add weight until you
    get the amount of power that you want.
     
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  13. fujitsu77

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    I think that you should try the LM Prestige. It's a good mix of power and control.
     
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  14. WhiteSox05CA

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    If you want power, the M Speed is definately more of a control stick. It got like a 67 for power on the TW review, and it's a very flexible frame.
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  15. diredesire

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    If you're looking for more power with reasonable control without having to jump into the "player" racquets, you're probably best off looking at the Dunlop 300g, 200 plus (2006 or 2005). I'd suggest the RDS003 over the 001, it's probably a much more reasonable transition compared to some of those other sticks.
     
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  16. vinnier6

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    spoken like a true 14 year old...
     
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  17. mwell13

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    Thanks for all the replies. I am definitely trying to downsize in the powg er department. I've been stringing my current racquet at 67 to compinsate for the extra power in the oversize. I just played with my dad's NXGraphite mid and mid+'s today and they felt great. I liked the mid for serving but found the mid+ a lot more forgiving on groundstokes. This gave me a better idea on how I perform with heavy players rackets. I would say that I am ready. Also, how is the yonex ti-80?

    Thanks,

    Max
     
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  18. bcsax123

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    Your a *******
     
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  19. Borat

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    I'm 16 and I love the fischer, id go for that, its a real solid stick and if you string it at the right tension you wont even notice the power difference
     
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  20. vinnier6

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    cant spell...a s s hole
     
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  21. bcsax123

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    f u c k u
     
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  22. bcsax123

    bcsax123 Semi-Pro

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    f u c k u
     
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  23. vinnier6

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    you must be 14....
     
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  24. bcsax123

    bcsax123 Semi-Pro

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    If you were mature you wouldn't be posting retarded thinks like this. Most adults I know aren't stupid like you. Wait, you aren't an adult, your just a little piece of sh it. Goddam.
     
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  25. mwell13

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    dude chill out
     
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