Racquet Suggestions

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tiptopperoo, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. tiptopperoo

    tiptopperoo New User

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    Ok guys, sorry to do this to u all again, but I need some help.
    I'm a 20 yr old Australian guy returning from a shoulder injury and I need some new racquets.

    My main problem is I always like racquets that are too heavy for me ie. I love the LM prestige mid because it feels so damn good to volley with or any kind of touch shot for that matter, but I cant hit a groundy with it to save myself (or smash, but I served great with it :s)

    My game is basically big hitting, I either hit my opponent or myself off the court. I'm an all courter, good serve like to volley, one handed backhand.
    I previously had most success with the iRadical (thinking maybe the LM Rad?) I then moved to the 300G but found it lacked in the weight even after I added some lead I just couldn't get any penetration with it (maybe it was just me)

    So yeah what can ppl recommend from my extremely unhelpful info I've supplied.
    BTW although I sound a lil bit stupid I actually play a decent lvl of tennis here in OZ. love my tournies and play grade 4 pennant in the winter.

    Thanks ppl
     
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  2. OnyxZ28

    OnyxZ28 Hall of Fame

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    Have you tried the LM Prestige Midplus?
     
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  3. bertrevert

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    Totally agree with ya tiptipperoo about the 300g. I've added stacks of lead but really it's perhaps better to start with a heavier stick I think now :(

    I'm going to be trying the LM Rad MP for similar reasons. I demoed the LM Prestige MP and found it heavy but great when you connect on groundstrokes.

    There's meant to be a new 200g coming (I used the MW 200g). Have you demoed anything recently? Do you mainly play singles or doubles?
     
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  4. AndrewD

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    tiptopperoo, nice to see another aussie on the site.

    I've tried the LM Rad MidPlus and have to say it was a great frame. Lovely control, nice spin (although didn't like it so much for slice), nice power on the serve (but not overwhelming), good touch at net and nicely weighted. I hit semi-western on both sides (plus good slice backhand) and I felt I could hit as hard as I liked from the baseline without worrying about hitting long. Did find it a bit too powerful at net if you dont put a bit of work on your volleys. The only down-side, which Ive complained about here before, is that it's bloody expensive in Australia.

    Im in Queensland (a native Melbournian though) and haven't seen it for less than $300 and as high as $399. Not sure if you're in Melbourne or Sydney (assumed Melb,as you mentioned winter pennant) but if it is Melbourne you might find a better price through Prelli, Reynolds, Tension 24 or one of the other tennis shops.

    Apart from that, it depends if you want a bit more control or if you're happy to live and die with power and stuff control. There's a lot of supporters here for the Babolat PD ( I found it too stiff and no touch at net). Its a high power frame although you need spin to keep it in.

    One racquet I've been advised to look at, given I liked the LM Rad, is the Volkl Tour10MP. There's a few reviews on TW's site and its at a good price at the moment. Not a high power frame but apparently high in comfort, control and spin potential. Otherwise, there are a few new Wilsons you might like - nSix-One 95 for example.

    Can I ask why you moved away from the i-radical? I was looking at that one myself so how does it play?
     
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  5. Serve-And-Volley

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    I have a few suggestions: I think the Liquidmetal Radical MP or the Prestige Midplus would be good since you had a good experience with the Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid. I also suggest my racquet to everyone: the Volkl Catapult 10. It sounds like it would be a good racquet for you, a hard hitting all-court player.
     
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  6. tiptopperoo

    tiptopperoo New User

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    Thanks for all ur replys guys, Yes I tried the MP prestige, but it was also to heavy. I've tried the volkl tour 10 and reallylove it, so much great feel, but I just couldn't get the head thru on my serve. Does the LM Rad have a similr flexy feel to the prestige? I wouldn't expect as much of course but anything similar? I think I'll go demo one today. Thanks again guys, Also I hate PD's just hate em.
     
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  7. tiptopperoo

    tiptopperoo New User

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    Another thin Andrew D, is too look to bhuy from here, or another online tennis site as they are always cheaper in the US. I like TW and also ************, but there service is not as good as TW but there postage is cheaper, so depending on what ur getting check them out. I currently can get 2 LM Rad's for 500. So I'll c what happens, all the big shops here Reynolds, Prelli, T24 will match except reynolds, which r rudely expensive.
     
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  8. counterpuncher

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    Apart from TW, I would check www.****.com.au and specify international instead of just Aus, you will be pleasantly surprised : )
     
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  9. OnyxZ28

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    Hmm, if you can find one, a Ti.Classic or an i.Radical MP might be more in your tastes as far as weight is concerned. Nicely priced, too.
     
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  10. tiptopperoo

    tiptopperoo New User

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    Bert I love playing both singles and doubles. Me and my (extremely talented but dont tell him I said that) lil bro are a lethal pair. I did demo a HM 200G a while back and loved it off the ground but couldn't serve with it. I think maybe I really need to put on some muscle, but in the mean time just hit with an old I-Rad - then when I develpo my upper body more I can demo again and see what is working for me. Would ppl generally recomend using a heavier racquet if I think I can?
     
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