racquets with similar amounts of power as a pure drive?

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  1. randomname

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    just curious what some other racquets are that have similar amounts of power
     
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  2. bcsax123

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  3. Noveson

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    Since when does the N-six one, 03 Tour, Flexpoint Prestige, Mfil 200, and Flexpoint Radical have as much power as the Pure Drive? If that were the case there would be a lot less "omg its a freaking cannon" posts. The PD's power is more comparable to tweeners like the FLexpoint 4. It's spin and relative amount of control is what make it borderline players racquet. Perfect for todays pro game.
     
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  4. sureshs

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    Agree. Take a look at the USRSA power index at tennis.com and you will see the PD power is far far higher than any of those.
     
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  5. bcsax123

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    Really? I found the PD to be quite underpowered because its so light. Maybe I have a big swing so I can hit harder with heavier rackets.
     
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  6. psp2

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    If you want a racquet almost identical to the PD, find yourself a Wilson Surge (yellow/red/black pj). It lacks the Babolat Woofer system, but has the PWS for more stability. Also, the PK Laver type S is extremely close to the PD.
     
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  7. Noveson

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    "Maybe I have a big swing so I can hit harder with heavier rackets."

    So you would like to think^ :rolleyes:

    Been reading a lot of your posts lately. You do really think a lot of yourself don't you?
     
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  8. bcsax123

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    Yeah thats true. But What post exactly?
     
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  9. randomname

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    on the usra power ratings the surge got an 1800 and the pure drive got about a 2200, that seems a bit lower or is that a mistake on the website?
     
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  10. Duzza

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    Get a racquet, and stick 6 oz of lead on it.
     
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  11. plarazza

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    Where is it I can't find it?
     
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  12. superstition

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    PWS can be easily simulated by adding lead to 9 and 3. That's all it is.

    The Pure Drive is a very stiff racquet. This allows more momentum to be reflected back to the ball, but also causes more shock to hit the body. Racquet weight has a different effect. It improves stability, but doesn't address the flexibility/efficiency of reflection directly. In other words, one can't make a racquet powerful in the same way simply by adding weight. If you take a wood racquet and make it extremely heavy, it still won't play like a Pure Drive. It also won't give you the shock to the arm that a Pure Drive will.
     
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  13. Guga_x

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    Yonex RDS 003.
     
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    the only racket i cant think of and actually played with to compare with the pd is the old volkl tour 8. dont know about the powerlevel though but i played both and there are resemblances.

    btw: pws in wilson doesnt add nothing, its hollow!
     
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  15. bcsax123

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    It's kindof hard to find a decent under 10 oz racket to add 6 oz of lead to... I think 16oz is above the legal limit.
     
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  16. Bottle Rocket

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    Also take the POG off that list... Very low power.

    Those lime green Wilson are the closest thing out there that I have ever seen. When it comes to power though, all those light and big-headed rackets like the Wilson H6 are all just as powerful, if not more so.
     
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  17. snoflewis

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    i found the 03HT to have a ridiculous amount of power and no control...pretty similar to the PD.
     
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  18. Rafa's best friend

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    I really think from playing experience, RQS-11 from Yonex, it has lighter swingweight but that is only difference i noticed between the two.......:D
     
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  19. DANMAN

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    Wilson N Pro Open
     
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  20. Voltron

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    Find the volkl(i think) sub 9 oz 27 in kids racquet and add 6 oz of lead at 12 oclock
     
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  21. Noveson

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    There are no racquets, in my opinion, with power near the PD, that is anywhere close to as good of a racquet. The Open is pretty close as far as power, but feels tinny and unstable. Comparing the other racquets in the PD's range to the PD the competion is on a different level, a way way lower one;)
     
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  22. Athans87

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    I played with a Head Instinct Tour XL before, and the power I was getting was comparable to the Pure Drive Team +.
     
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