Recommend Oversized please??

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  1. dotorman

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    Please recommend me three Oversized frame models under $200. NTRP 3.5, Preferably Head, Wilson, Dunlop/babolat.

    Thanks !!
     
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  2. nCode747

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    head lm radical OS
     
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  3. go13illy

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    babolat pure drive 107 worked fine for me, it was a great racket until i moved onto the babolat pure storm limited.

    It has decent power and and worked well for me, and i guess im a 3.5-4.0.
     
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  4. zoobears

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    agassi le os head radical
     
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  5. huskersak

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    Ill agree with both the lm radical and the agassi OS. Be aware that Agassi frame has about an extra ounce to it compared to the LM, at least it feels that way.
     
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  6. mrw

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    Dunlop M-fil 400

    POG OS
     
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  7. orangettecoleman

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    I have a LM radical OS and added silicone in the handle and a little lead tape at 3 and 9 so it weighs around 12.5 oz. it's great, very happy with it.
     
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    i agree with this. awesome racket. i prefered the original better though. the donnay pro one os is very nice as well very soft feeling.
     
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  9. GMN

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    try the Bab drive Z 110 or 118. It is great on control and manuverability. I play between the 4.0 and 4.5 level, get knocked back and forth by USTA. This is my racquet of choice.
     
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  10. Nuke

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    Not in your preferred list of manufacturers, but the Prince Original Graphite, and the Prince OS Warrior are both pretty good choices.
     
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  11. dotorman

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    No wilson??
     
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  12. Alafter

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    Oversize? I recommend the Nblade OS! It's the only stick I ever use. To be honest, I came to this stick because I decided to stop being a racquet ho over a year ago and just fixated on one stick. This happened to be the stick I picked for no particular reason. It has served me well--I can say I cant blame it for anything. It's definitely comfortable and it's not low powered, it doesnt hinder spin, definitely a choice for the recreational player.
     
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  13. plasma

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    hey dotorman,
    take advice from a pro in person who will ask you about your game and be able to see what you need. Without knowing whether you need a station wagon or a sports car everyone chimed in with their suggestions. Can them all, pick up the oldest heaviest racquet you can find and try to hit the ball so that its heavy and not just spining or fast.
    p.s. I'm not a racquet expert but I did stay at a Holliday Inn Express!
     
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  14. kalic

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    Another vote :)
     
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  15. dotorman

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    I seen above two sticks recommended
    1.Head Microgel Rad OS $189:00 107 Sq 11.1 0z
    2. Head LM Rad OS $74 107 Sq 11.2 Oz
    Except the good prince on LM, what's the difference?
     
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  16. dotorman

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    I mean good price.
     
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  17. haerdalis

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    The lm radical is more solid and has a higher sw. Not as spin friendly and of course not as maneuverable. The MG is quite low powered, very spin friendly, not as stable but still decent stability for its specs. But you need full swings with that one.
     
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  18. dotorman

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    Thanks for your input guys, it helps.
     
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  19. Gorecki

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    mind me asking... but as a 3.5 i guess you are looking for a lightweight forgiving raquet... is this correct?
     
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  20. Pushmaster

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    The POG OS, and Ti.Radical OS are the only two OS sticks that I've ever actually liked. That being said by a die-hard mid guy.
     
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  21. dotorman

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    Not really.. Frist of all I don't have many racquets,:( I have been playing with Head Ti Radical Elite wich is 9.5 oz and even after adding some lead tape I find that racquet very light. A friend of mine gave me a cheap wilson (it says wilson graphite grand slam on it) but it is heavy and really like to play with that.
     
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  22. T1000

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    Dunlop 900g, best oversize racquet I used
     
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  23. Gorecki

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    funny... is that Ti.Elite mate black anthracite and red with CZ grommets at 3&9? because i have 2 of those i mention customized with some 50 gms of lead all over!

    as for my previous question, the reason is that i now use head radical OS frames and prestige mid plus (660), and i do enjoy the rads but they can be too demaniding if you are a 3.5,

    but i must note also that those same OS racquets took me from 3.5 to 4.5\5....
     
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  24. MagPro

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    Another for the Head LM Rad OS. I happen to have two that are 9/10 for real cheap if you want them. Email me at mgs62827@yahoo.com if your interested. I went to the MP.
     
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  25. Nanshiki

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    Donnay somethingsomething oversized?

    I remember I tried the Pure Drive 107 a while back and liked it.
     
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  26. dotorman

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    well, I plan to demo one of the MG Rad OS, do you think that would be a good one to try?
     
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  27. dotorman

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    Good suggestion,I want to demo 3 racquests 1. MG Rad OS 2. Bab Pure Drive 107 and 3. ??

    Suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
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  28. markwillplay

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    get a used POG 4 stripe and be done
     
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  29. Alafter

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    DEfinitely POG OS.

    Rationale:

    With Babolate you get to know what a stiffer, tweener power OS feels like.

    With MG Radical you get to feel what a flexy, confused racquet feels like. There's a lot of technology in that thing.

    With POG Os, you get to feel what a heavy, flexy, and inanimously agreed flagship OS control racquet is like.
     
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  30. dotorman

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    why none of you recommend Wilson? Is it because I am 3.5? Need to go level or two more to use wilsons? Just curious!
     
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  31. haerdalis

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    It is rather the opposite. You need to stay at 3.5 or lower to use wilsons oversize racquets. But sure for a different type of racquet, try the wilson k5 OS or the k4.
     
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  32. dotorman

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    Great help guys!! how does this look for a demo? 1.Head MG Rad OS 2. Bab Pure Drive 107 and 3. POG OS. ?remember this is for a 3.5 player. Is MG Rad OS is a good choice? or replace that with Dunlop 900 which T1000 suggested or even Donnay pro os? I welcome your advise and suggestions
     
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  33. Enlightened Coelacanth

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    The Donnay Pro One. It's a great frame but because of the grommet problem it can't be recommended (unless one never changes the strings).
    It's too bad because it really does play well. The Prince Graphite OS would be my other selection or the Avery.
    I'm selling my Donnays off over the grommet issue.

    EDIT...TW is getting some grommets in mid month. This changes everything for me. Choose the Donnay. As good as the Prince, but slightly friendlier and less pricey. If only the color wasn't that of an Orange Creamsicle.
     
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  34. haerdalis

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    I think the MG radical OS might be underpowered for a 3.5 and the POg might be too heavy. But thats what the demo is for.
    Other frames to consider, Volkl/Becker V1 OS. The DNX V1 OS is on sale now and it is a great frame.
    Maybe try the NXG OS instead of the POG OS.
     
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  35. GiveMeGut

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    The Ti.Rad is my favorite OS of all followed closely by the Fischer M Pro No One 105. Also, though not technically an OS, the Volkl V1 Classic deserves a look.
     
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  36. Gorecki

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    most recomendations made here are for OS player specs frames that will take you from 3.5 up. the wilsons are not for that purpose... hence why!
     
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  37. Alafter

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    I did recommend you Wilson's Nblade. I think it's a great racquet that is could be played by anyone. A shame there's no demo.

    If you want, add Kblade Team to the list. However I have not tried this racquet and I cant really vouch for it...but it's gotta be the most playerly 'almost OS' Wilson racquet available (at 104 and with its power holes, I suspect its closer to OS than MP).
     
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  38. dotorman

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    agassi radical oversize limited edition

    old school flex, oversize power.
    cheap price and limited numbers if you are a collector
     
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  40. dotorman

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    Anyway,, I ordered 3 Stixs for Demo, will let you guys know how I do with them.... Thanks You all for your Hlep.
    1.MG Rad OS 2. Bab Pure 107 and 2. POG OS.
     
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  41. ratm355

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    there can be only one

    Head Microgel Radical OS
     
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  42. orangettecoleman

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    whatever you do, make sure you demo a prince original graphite OS and a Head Radical OS as those are the standard for players oversize racquets. they are both great.
     
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  43. Bengt

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    You'll probably favor the Bab or the Radical right out of the gate due to their relative lightness. They'll be easier to swing. However, don't toss the POG aside too early because of this. Give it a chance because once you figure out how to make the mass of the racquet do the work for you, you'll be hitting a heavier, more solid ball and your arm and shoulder will feel great. Don't try to muscle the ball with this racquet.
     
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  44. dotorman

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    From everybody's input on this thread, It seems like my choices for demo is good.
     
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  45. dotorman

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    Update::: well, played with POG and MG Rad OS,, Loved POG - Is it head heavy? I like that!! RAD OS is good but little light for me, need lead tape on it if I want to use it, will try Bab pure drive 107 probably on Tuesday and let you guys know.
     
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    Wilson [K] Six.One LITE. 249g, 103sq.
     
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  47. dotorman

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    Tried all three so far,
    1. MG Rad OS -- powerful but light stick, I am having a control issues with this one.
    2. POG OS - loved it so far, I can play my best shots with this stick, really like the weight, not so much maneuverable though. My favorite so far.
    3. Bab Pure Drive Cortex 107 - Great feel, weight is good for my taste but bit more powerful for me and so I have some control issue with this one too but if I play more with this stick, I think I would like it.
     
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  48. RM05

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    i agree w/ everyone who recommends the agassi radical limited edition. i just bought one today out of curiosity and because it was really cheap. two words to describe this racquet. pretty solid. i might even start using this as my main racquet. a cheaper alternative to the prince original graphite oversize...which i'm also demoing tonight. now i want to try TW's Donnay OS.

    Anyone know an OS racquet as good as the Head Agassi LE or Prince Graphite OS that is extended(longbody)? Thanks!
     
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  49. heftylefty

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    You can't go wrong with the Original OS, POG. Although I use a mid+, I sometimes use the POG without making any adjustment on groundies, serves and volley.
     
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  50. tennisguyak

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    Ti s6 - very comfortable, forgiving stick
    Wilson kblade os, haven't had personal experience with it, but it has gotten plenty of good reviews
    Babolat Pure Drive OS 110 - played with this racket for 3 years (the old non cortex version) and it served me very well. Strong racket at first but once you get used to it its very stable and contorlable.
     
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