Should I Change Racket?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Return_Ace, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Return_Ace

    Return_Ace Professional

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    I have a question......

    I own a Yonex RD Ti-80 which I hear that the general consensus is that it is a very low powered racket, I agree with this but I think that I play pretty well with it but in certain conditions......

    On a Good Day I can generate good depth and my pace is well uh adequate... However as I recently found out in a doubles match when there was a medium wind against me I had a VERY hard time getting the ball back behind the service line. Which set my opponents up for quite a few easy put-aways.

    This Leads me to my question: Should I change rackets?
    Plus If I should what do you recomend, I was thinking about the new Flexpoint Tour, Please give your suggestions. Thank You.
     
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  2. BLiND

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    There are many things you can do to increase the power of a racquet, before you consider changing.

    Lower string tesion
    Change to more powerful strings
    Add weight to the head

    ...also hitting flatter might help.

    I'd change to a really powerful string, and string it lower, only a 2-4 lbs lower, and then see if you think its powerful enough... then if not, try a little lead on the head (at 10 & 2)... then try again.... if not then consider changing racquet.
     
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  3. Tomek_Pl

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    First try hitting flatter upwind...
    If the racquet is good in normal conditions do't look for anything else.
     
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  4. Return_Ace

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    Alright I think I'll try and develop the flatter stroke first since I don't really feel like changing the weight distribution.
    But changing the string.........What string do you recomend? Currently I'm using NXT @57.

    I think the next problem I'll have might be that my game will be too powerful on a normal day! =)
     
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