Racquet advise please..

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by gofed, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. gofed

    gofed New User

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    Hi, I am a 3.0 player. I have been playing with the Wilson K Surge for the past few months. I put some lead at around 9 and 3 to make it a little heavier and more stable. I am looking for a new racquet, something with a little more power. I like the Babolat APDC, although it feels a little stiff.
    I am 5'4" and weigh about 130 lbs. Does that play a role in my racquet selection, should I look at heavier racquets or smaller head sizes?
    Thanks in advance..
     
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  2. tigerstring

    tigerstring Rookie

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    Just experiment. The ADPC is probably going to be pretty similar to the Surge. Go demo a few heavier rackets, maybe the K Pro open.

    How big you are does play some factor, but it it's not a deciding factor. There are little guys who are successful with less powerful rackets and big guys that are successful with powerful rackets, so it's really just about what you like.
     
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  3. TennisVet

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    might want to try youtek speed mp or ozone tour mp
     
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  4. klementine

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    I can't stop suggesting this racquet... especially for intermediate players (<3.0 ).. by the way, how did you achieve your NTRP rating... high school player? tournaments? league play? just curious.

    Anyway, the Head Liquidmetal Radical Mid+... cannot go wrong with this frame. Flexible, powerful, easy to use, great feel, accomodating sweetspot and it will stay with you long after you surpass your current skill level.

    I still keep my one remaining frame in my bag ( customized )... and if the racquet is too 'flexy' for you.. string it tighter with a hybrid set-up to stiffen up the string bed.

    At your level, recommending a $200 racquet is pointless and unnecessary... there is a reason that this frame has been available for the better half of 7 years.
     
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