Racquet advice? (switching from Tour 95)

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by RichieTenenbaumFan, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. RichieTenenbaumFan

    RichieTenenbaumFan New User

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    I'm a 3.5, and I play maybe a few times a month. I'm currently playing with a Wilson Tour 95. I'm looking to switch to a racquet with these qualities:

    • Head light
      <= 11.2 oz
      More power on the serve and groundstrokes than the Tour 95
      Slices are equivalent to the Tour 95.
      Fits a baseline game.
      Control on the volleys
    Does anyone have any recommendations? I've tried the Babolat AeroPro Drive GT, but I don't like its effect on slices. I've also tried the Pure Drive GT and the Roddick, but volleys are bit difficult to control and the latter is too heavy. I was thinking of demo'ing the Pure Drive Lite GT and the Head YOUTEK IG Instinct. Any other racquets I should consider? I've also never had elbow problems, if that info helps. Thanks!
     
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  2. TheOneHander

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    It's a bit heavier than your weight range, but the Aero Storm GT sounds pretty good. It's firm up at net and has a bit of extra power, while having enough solidity to hit some nice skidders. However, you'll lose a bit of that sweet slicing action that you get from heavier racquets. Very much worth a demo, though.

    Another racquet worth a try is the BLX Blade 98. It has nice pop and good access to spin, and it just bullies the ball. Very worthy frame to demo.
     
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  4. RichieTenenbaumFan

    RichieTenenbaumFan New User

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    Thanks guys. Your racquet recommendations are ones I hadn't even thought about. I think I may also try to demo the Head YOUTEK Instinct, although it is extremely ugly.
     
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