Racquet Feedback- Best of 4 Listed

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by rolleroh, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. rolleroh

    rolleroh Rookie

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    Please let me know which racquet you would select, or avoid, based on experience, along w any supporting comments.

    I have limited my options for a new racquet to these four:

    • Donnay Formula 100
    • Volkl X8 300
    • Tecnifibre TFlash 300 Speedflex
    • Head YOUTEK IG Radical Pro


    I am an improving 3.5 player, looking for a racquet to help improve Serve/ Volleys/ Overheads, while clearly not hindering groundstrokes for any reason. I am pretty consistent w strokes, looking for the best fit 100" tweener frame to settle into for awhile- it has been a non-stop racquet carousel lately & I'm losing my mind.

    Appreciate any help. Thanks
     
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  2. MikeHitsHard93

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    Radical pro is gonna be a little more demanding. If you can handle it, that would be my choice out of all of em.
     
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  3. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    Those four are quite a range, from widebody and power-enhancing to fairly flexible and straight beam (Head). Pick the one your game will grow towards, not away from. The Tecnifibre is very stiff (RA 72) and a little thick at 24mm so it will power some serves/OH's but might not have great feel on volleys. The Volkl seems a great compromise of many of the qualities you want to buy into.
     
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  4. Hi I'm Ray

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    Formula 100 - extremely similar to the APDGT with much better feel and comfort

    X8 300 - balanced for a very nice fast & fluid swing in stock form IMO, but a tad on the stiff side and nothing else really stood out for me as a tweener.

    Speedflex 300 - felt more precise & control oriented than the usual tweener, a noticeable amount of extra spin/kick off the ground even with multi in the demo, quite stiff feeling, very sluggish and underwhelming on serve.
     
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  5. rolleroh

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    Thanks for the feedback so far-- really appreciate it!

    Included the Head based on the TW Review and comments about how powerful & solid it is regardless of flexibility.......
    Haven't had luck w Head frames I've swung so far, but really want to like the Rad bc the look/ feel in hand seem perfect, so hopeful that it translates to court,,,,,,,

    Just ordered all 4 to demo from TW, so ill post my feedback as well
     
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