Should I switch to a lighter and an oversize racket?

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  1. SpinningForehand

    SpinningForehand New User

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    I usually play with my yonex nano speed midplus tennis racket. I didn't mind playing with it today until I my sppp snapped on it and I tried my friends head liquidmetal radical 2 tennis racket. I played somewhat better and my shots had more power and spin. Nothing got worse except for touch shots. The liquidmetal 2 was strung with a sucky gamma advantage synthetic string also. Has this happened to anyone?

    Does this mean I should be using a lighter and oversize racket?

    Here are the specs for each racket.


    My racket:

    Midplus Specs
    Head Size:
    100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.5 inches / 70 cm
    Strung Weight: 10.8oz / 306g
    Balance: 6pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 318
    Stiffness: 63
    Beam Width: 21-22mm
    Composition: Graphite / High Modulus Graphite / Nano Carbon
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Yonex Cushion Grip
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 55-65 pounds


    Head liquidmetal 2

    Oversize Specs
    Head Size:
    106 sq. in. / 684 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.5 inches / 70 cm
    Strung Weight: 9.5oz / 269g
    Balance: 2 pts Head Heavy
    Swingweight: 302
    Stiffness: 61
    Beam Width: 24/26/24 mm
    Composition: LiquidMetal Titanium / Graphite and Piezzo Electric Fibers
    Power Level: Medium
    Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
    Grip Type: HydroSorb
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T,9T,8H
    Two Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 52-62 pounds
     
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  2. racquet_jedi

    racquet_jedi Professional

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    The question isn't should you be using a lighter, oversized, racquet, but do you want to switch to that racquet?

    I see people saying that Roger Federer should switch to a midplus racquet because he's framing balls too much with his K90, but has he switched? Nope...

    Play with what you feel most comfortable with and if you decide to switch, go for it, but then you have to gimme your Nanospeed...:wink:
     
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  3. LanEvo

    LanEvo Hall of Fame

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    it all depends on what u like if u like that OS racquet then switch to it, because i also use an OS wilson triad t5 its 110sq.in. and weighs about 10oz., but i modded it
     
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  4. soggyramen

    soggyramen Professional

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    i use a pure storm tour but i got bored and played with a friends radical OS and played good with it but that doesn't mean i'm going to switch to it.
     
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  5. SpinningForehand

    SpinningForehand New User

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    True, but if you like the nanospeed rq 7 so much why don't you just switch to it? You can get it cheaper at racquetbroker.com. Also, have you seen the episode in naruto where rock lee drinks the sake and is drunk and that bone guy is fighting him. Its so funny.
     
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  6. Bencia

    Bencia Rookie

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    If you are a beginner or intermediate than I would recommend you use a bigger frame but as you get better you will want a smaller frame. If I were you I would continue using a midplus but it depends on what you would rather use.
     
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