Racquets similar to AG100

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  1. geese_com

    geese_com Semi-Pro

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    Just looking for opinions on racquets similar to the Dunlop AG100 (non 4D) but with a larger head size (95+ sq inch).

    I have to admit that I sometimes have a hard time staying in a high mental state while playing matches so that I can play my best using the AG100. So, I'm looking for a racquet that I can use when I don't feel 100% mentally and/or physically.

    Background/Playing Style: Think Fernando Gonzalez. HUGE forehand (can hit winners several feet behind baseline and on the run), can hit variety or 1st serves, good kick 2nd serve. Backhand is good (not great) enough to keep balls in play and use slice to set up my forehand. Usually block service returns back. Comfortable at net, but just to put points away (not attacking style). Throw in touch shots every once in a while. I play more offensive than defensive. USTA 4.0-4.5.

    I have my AG100 leaded up a lot to about 370g and 6pts headlight. I have no idea what the SW is. Favorite/current string set up is Topspin Cyber Flash 1.2 in mains and PSGM 16 in crosses @ low 50s and high 40s in tension. I like the feeling I have with my AG100s of "crushing" the ball instead of the ball "bouncing" of the string bed.

    I'm not really into demoing, so that might be a problem because I can't string them up with my string set up and it will end up costing some money.


    Thanks for your replies.
     
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  2. 4sound

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    You might want to try the Head Prestige Pro 16x19, a little bigger than the AG100. Weight is about what you want with the HL balance you're looking for.
     
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  3. Keifers

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    geese_com,

    Have you considered the 4D 200 Tour? It's a lot beefier than a stock 100, but not as hefty as your modified stick.
     
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  4. geese_com

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    Actually haven't considered it, but I will now. Thanks.

    Sometimes I just can't play at peak level and that's why I need a "lazy" racquet.
     
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  5. Keifers

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    I know what you mean. :)

    I'm a big fan of the 100 (and would love to see a 100 Tour), but I've found the 200 Tour is a very fine alternative that doesn't require quite the same level of concentration and precision but still performs beautifully.

    Let us know how you go.
     
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  6. Mansewerz

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    OT: Keifers, I got your string, did you get mine?
     
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  7. Keifers

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    I haven't check my PO Box yet, Mans. Will let you know. Glad mine arrived fine.
     
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  8. Mansewerz

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    Ok, that sounds good to me. And yes, i'm waiting for my demo strings to break so that I can put the new stuff in. I actually think one of my demo strings is gut or a high end multi. I can't see the name on it, but it's just got that look.
     
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  9. Keifers

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    Hope you like it. Will look for your comments. Cheers.


    (Apologies to the OP.)
     
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  10. Mansewerz

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    Yes, sorry for the hijack
     
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  11. geese_com

    geese_com Semi-Pro

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    Hahahah. I got all excited that there were 9 replies, then it ended up just being a hijack. No problem guys. Just as long as you dish out some useful information.
     
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  12. geese_com

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    Hopefully someone can also point out a frame that can ALMOST serve bombs like the AG100.
     
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  13. Mansewerz

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    I came from the AG100 and am at the c10 pro. I'm pretty happy with the serves I can hit with this (namely some kickers). I've hit some that have really surprised myself.
     
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  14. geese_com

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    My favorite serve with the AG100 is the American Twist from the Ad court. I can actually ace people by having the ball spin so far wide away from them.
     
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    I also like serving a big serve up the T (Sampras style).

    My serve is one of the best part of my game right now. I can be down 0-40 and serve 3-5 good first serves to dig myself out of a hole.
     
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  16. Ross K

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    Ah... very difficult as the AG100 is a superb serve frame imo - I loved serving with this rack and got more aces with it than just about any other frame (however, it just doesn't suit the rest of my game and far prefer the Prestige mid generally.) Anyhow, just a thought... something in a similar head-size and pattern that I found had a lot of zip on serve was the BB11 mid. I also thought the DNX10 mid had a lot to commend it (can't pretend it served like the AG100 though.) Aside from that, I thought the closed pattern AG4D200 served similarly (if not quite up to par with the AG mid) and would guess some of those newer Dunlop racks, such as the 200 Tour and the 300, might be worth investigating.

    R.
     
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