Racquet Suggestions

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Bodycamp13, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Bodycamp13

    Bodycamp13 New User

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    I'm in the process of demo-ing racquets...I would like suggestions on what to try.

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    I played 6.1 95 Classic from '92 to about three years ago and still have one. Loved it! I have since tried K6.1 95, Microgel Prest Pro, BLX 6.1 95 (black/red), and a few others mixed in. Nothing excites me because these days a little extra pop allows me to smooth my strokes and focus on playing instead of hitting with pace.

    Lately I have hit with a Prince Rebel 98 and the dreaded APDGT. I am actually hitting pretty well with both. Forehand is a monster with APDGT and otherwise it is great but a fuzz stiff feeling.

    I hit a classic Eastern forehand and 1HBH. I slice backhands a good bit and prefer to get to net. My serve is definitely my biggest weapon and I am anywhere from a good to excellent volleyer (touch/placement/depth - whatever I WANT to do) depending on the day. I do not want an extended racquet.

    I want comfort and a little free power instead of the strict 'pro' frame. I play once or twice a week.

    My next demo target is a Warrior 100.

    I did not like the PD12 - the GT was ok.

    So....
     
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  2. darklore009

    darklore009 Professional

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    the rebel 98 is a great racket. Didnt like the pure drive 2012 cuz it's stiff. also, it feels hollow.
     
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  3. Prodigy1234

    Prodigy1234 Rookie

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    I don't know if you'll find the Warrior good at the net. In the TW review, they said it lacks feel at net, which would make sense due to the thick beam.
     
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  4. TennisCJC

    TennisCJC Legend

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    Try these:

    1. Volkl O10 325
    2. Dunlop Bio 200
    3. Dunlop F 3.0
    4. Volkl C10 Pro

    I would stay away from APDGT. I think this is a good baseline basher racket but not a good all court racket. Also, not comfortable.
     
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  5. McLovin

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    If you can get by the square head, give either the Yonex VCORE Tour 97 or VCORE 95/98D a look.
     
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  6. Ramon

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    I used to play with the 6.1 95 Classic also. The APDGT was too powerful for me and hurt my arm. The Aero Storm Tour was closer to the power level I wanted, but I didn't like it on off-center hits. I'm playing with the Pro Kennex Ki 5x, and I love it. If you don't like extended length, the regular Ki 5 is a great racquet. I also liked the Pacific X-Force Pro. I might want to try the Rebel 98.
     
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