Serve and volley stick

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  1. Thaimyshoe

    Thaimyshoe New User

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    I'm currently using a Dunlop 300G looking for an upgrade later this year. I'm just looking for a good serve and volley frame, that is a quite bit heavier than the 300G, and somewhere below a $140. Because I have been noticing that my game is starting to heads towards that way of playing. I've been going to the net more and more often every match. Any help, anyone?


    Thanks.
     
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  2. ask1ed

    ask1ed Semi-Pro

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    ps tour 90 with vs gut. I have one, new, at 4 5/8" grip. Have a pic.

    Length: 27 1/2"
    Head Size: 105"
    String Pattern: 18x20
    Weight: 10.5 oz.
    Balance: Even
    Cross Section: 22 mm
    Type of Swing: Full strokes
    String Tension: 55-65
    Flex: RA 67
    Features: Hot Melt Carbon construction
    Elastomer/Kevlar yoke provides more racquet flex.
    Original ISIS dampens frame vibrati

    Tour 90 is 12.5 oz. strung.
     
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  3. louis netman

    louis netman Hall of Fame

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    Don't know how people play with the stock 300g....try leading the 300g to the specs of the 200g (or heavier)... It becomes an excellent stick for everything including S&V...
     
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  4. billyboybeacon

    billyboybeacon Rookie

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    I love the volkl c10 pro and I serve and volley..slaz x-1 is a close second..I demo and buy used to save$$ I almost bought the volkl v-10 mid just a little to demanding on ground strokes for me I don't understand why so many people have traded their c10's it hits a very heavy controlled ball..it also hits wicked kick serves
     
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  5. vkartikv

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    Something that would fit your budget is the slazenger x-1 but it has a rather stiff throat and is very sensitive to the kind of string you use and the tension you string it at.

    The tt warrior is a great all round racquet but particularly good at the net. You can get 2 of these for your budget.

    The yonex mp tour 1 mid is also a good option. You are probably better off demoing these racquets, the tt warrior is your best bet.
     
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  6. jonolau

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    I was one of those who moved from the C10 Pro to the T10VE mid. I found that the mid offers a surprising amount of pop on groundies, and am also able to generate wicked spin and great placement with the mid. I still retain the C10 Pro and use it when I'm not feeling at my best and can't play with a full swing.
     
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  7. joe1987

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    Wait for the pretige classics to come. or tt warrior, slaz x1, prostaffs-most are good for s&v.
     
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  8. BLiND

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    For me best S&V i've come accross is the Slaz X1
     
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  9. Progressive10s

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    Hard to come by

    Slazenger X-1 is hard to come by. You may find them periodically on ****. With Dunlop/Slazenger reorganizing, I wonder when they will reveal their new line.
     
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  10. Thaimyshoe

    Thaimyshoe New User

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    hey thanks guys, but i was thinking of going with the c10pro. I was just wondering what is the difference between the c10 pro and the volkl tour 10 generation 2 thanks guys.
     
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  11. hoosierbr

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    The C10 Pro is heavier and has a higher SW. It has a nice, solid feel to it and if you can handle the weight it's a great racquet. I found a bit more punch on serves and volleys in compaison to the Gen II.

    The Gen II is lighter, has a more flexy feel and, IMO, doesn't hit as heavy a ball. But if you can't handle the extra weight or prefer something lighter it's a very nice stick as well. Contrary to what others have said I didn't find a hotspot. But I'd suggest you demo both.
     
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  12. TennisAsAlways

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    PS 6.0 85 of course. May not be suitable for everyone, though.
     
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  13. Freedom

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    ProStaff Tour 95. < $100.
     
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  14. billyboybeacon

    billyboybeacon Rookie

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    I agree w/ hoosier..I found more weight on my volleys w/ the c-10 plus incredible feel..I have never had a racket that seems to catch the ball and throw it to where I want it to go...I thought gen II slaz x-1 and n-code hit a firmer volley...I prefer the flexy feel..let us know what you decide
     
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  15. MTChong

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    I am currently using a Vantage 90; and I find it great on serves and volleys
     
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  16. Match Point

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    IMO it's tough to beat PS Tour 90.:)
     
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  17. Mies

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    Depends on what you like. I like to serve and volley and I am quite happy with my Volkl Tour 10 Gen II. It has a flexy, yet solid feel. I have no problems on groundstrokes, but it is true that it is easier to hit a relatively fast, flat ball than a heavy spinner with this frame. You can hit spin balls easiliy, but other frames hit a more "heavy" spin ball. It has a little more pop than the T10 VE mid and is a bit more forgiving. For me, this is the best S&V frame I have tried so far.

    I can't comment on the slaz though, but judging by the specs I think I will find it a bit too stiff. It's the same reason why I am not playing with Wilson, too stiff a feel for me.

    I found the LM prestige MP a good S&V frame too, more manouverable than the mid version for sure. It has a bit of a mushy feel to it though, compared to the Volkls.

    Regards,
    Maurice
     
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  18. morten

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    to me, ps orig 85, ps orig 95, megaage m2 with lead(not kidding), fischer vacuum 90. Dont like Volkl grips or if the frames become too sluggish, hate ncode 90 for that reason. Havent tried Slazenger though.
     
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  19. morten

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    To me, ps orig 85, ps orig 95, megaage m2 with lead(not kidding), fischer vacuum 90. Dont like Volkl grips or if the frames become too sluggish, hate ncode 90 for that reason. Havent tried Slazenger though.
     
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  20. Marius_Hancu

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    6.0 85, 6.1 Tour 90, PC600 (a bit head heavier)
     
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  21. Thaimyshoe

    Thaimyshoe New User

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    thanks guys for everything, but i think i'm going to go with the c10 pro, i'll start demoing probably on the week end, thanks guys.
     
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  22. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    no one mentioned PRTi? and 200g?
     
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