Should i get the ig speed 16x19

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  1. Jcarlisle2

    Jcarlisle2 Rookie

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    Hi guys should i get this racket?
    i switched from the asian blx six one 95

    which was 309 unstrung but i leaded up to 315 unstrung which is same ig speed
     
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  2. srvnvly

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    it's a good racquet - I'm thinking of going to to this; I actually used one for a very short time, got rid of it because I liked my APDGT, now I wish I would have kept it - great stick
     
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  3. getsby

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    I tried the previous version 16x19, feeling positive.
     
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  4. Ducker

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    Only if you want to play like Novak
     
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  5. Andreas1965

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    I love the previous version (Youtek Speed MP), but decided to use the 18/20. The denser pattern still gives me lots of easy accessible spin. Because of TE I have to use the thinnest gauge strings available, so a 16/18 would break in no-time.

    If you demo the IG Speed and like it, then pull the trigger.
     
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  6. TimothyO

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    I preferred the previous version and my favorite Speed 16x19 is the Speed 300 (more comfort and control imo). However, the 300 really needs lead for added oomph. The Speed MP IG 16x19 was too stiff for me but ymmv.
     
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  7. getsby

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    a question for those who have tried both models 16x19mp-sweet spot of ig-version larger?
     
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  8. TimothyO

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    The pre-IG version felt more forgiving and comfortable.

    Off center hits with the IG version were bone jarring to me.
     
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  9. getsby

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    Thank you! I tried speed ig 18x20 and I had similar with your feelings, but I thought the whole thing in tension (unknown, pro hurricane 1.25 strings)
     
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  10. Yourtenniscoach

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    I played the IG Speed 16x19 and I had a hard time controlling the ball with this frame. This is an extremely string sensitive frame. My usual multi didn't stand a chance and just acted like a trmpoline even strung at 62 lbs. I'm a 16x19 guy but I had a better time with the 18x20.
     
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  11. TimothyO

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    This is VERY true! The 18x20 provides great control (pre-IG and IG).

    For a control oriented 16x19 you'll either want the 300 (soft frame) or string the pre-IG 16x19 a little tighter or with a stiffer string.
     
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  12. Jcarlisle2

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    i tried out the 16x19 and it felt kind of low powere is that normal?
    the 18x20 is a ripoff where i can buy rackets so i am thinking of getting the 16x19 which is only 130

    BTW is the ig better or the youtek better?

    Cause the youtek speed is only 70 new in my area
     
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  13. user92626

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    I'm playing with a pair of Speed Elite non-ig, 16x19 supposed to be like "regular" speed but lighter, and they are VERY customizable and forgiving. I weighed them up to 332 grams and they're very stable, maneuverable. Just simply great! Nothing to complain.

    My other rackets are apdc, apdgt and pdgt.
     
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  14. NicoHK

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    IMO, the IG 300 version is more control oriented and can easely be customized compare to the 16x19 version. Moreover it appears to me more comfortable and stable. If you come from BLX 95, you should give it a demo even if it has not the same plow through. I came from the Dunlop 4D 300 and the Speed IG 300 is quite close.
     
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  15. TimothyO

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    That's precisely why I enjoy the 300. Lots of room to customize weight, balance, SW, and even stiffness by placing lead at different points in the head (seems to play far stiffer with lead distributed around the head.)
     
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  16. Jcarlisle2

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    demoed the 16x19 and tried it out with alu power rough mains and og sheep crosses. Great racket by some how i can't hit powerful serves with them is that normal?
     
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  17. NicoHK

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    I do not know if that comes from the string as I had never tried Alu Power nor the og sheep, and I am fond of Multi (currently testing the NRG2 on my 300 but usually using Intellitour), but I am kind of surprised. I am not a killing server, far from Karlovic, but I have always found the 300 (in stock form) to be a killer on serves and a couple of buddies feel the same. Maybe the 16x19 is different on this matter... someone to respond?
     
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  18. TimothyO

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    I found the 300 weaker on serve without the use of lead to increase plow.

    Perhaps it was the poly mains? Neither the 300 nor the pre-IG 16x19 are particularly powerful and the 300 in stock form is very light. In that context I would say J's experience sounds normal.

    A favorite aspect of the 300 on serve is the amount of spin even on flat serves. They really stay low and fast but are easy to get in. Against most fellow low level players this means they pop-up a short floater or return long/out.
     
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