Solinco Pro 8/Technifiber/Volkl/...help

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by msalamon, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. msalamon

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    Anyone know anything about Solinco Pro 8?

    My bag:
    Donnay Platinum 99
    Dunlop Bio 200

    both rackets are a bit too hefty and stiff for me I think. I am looking for something a little bit more forgiving, lighter, with a little more flex. I play 4.0 NTRP - mostly baseline but am adding aggressive net play slowly into the mix. Can anyone help with a recommendation?
     
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  2. Overheadsmash

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    Try the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 500 Tour. It is exactly what you are asking for. 99 bucks on TW too - great deal.
     
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  3. msalamon

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    Thanks Overhead---what about the bio 500 tour? isn't it better than the 4D?
     
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  4. Mig1NC

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    Don't get me wrong, the 4D 500 Tour is great and all, but he said he is looking for more flex.

    That would not be the right one for him.
     
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  5. msalamon

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    Mig-do you have any recommendations for a more flexy racket that you think might work? A want something with control, but not too heavy--I would say under 12 oz. at least.

    thoughts so far:
    volkl Organix 10 295
    Technifibre TFlash 300 or 315 (maybe too stiff)
    Yonnex RQis 1 tour XL 95
    Dunlop 300 Tour *
    Dunlop 500 Tour (maybe not-beam is too big I think-and string pattern too open)

    This is the fore runner so far
     
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  6. msalamon

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    add to the list:

    Volkl Power Bridge 10 (295) -this seems promising
     
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  7. gamerx52986

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    I currently use the Youtek Radical MP but have hit with the Solinco 8. I tried the Solinco on a whim as I thought the stiffer frame would add some pace to my shots. I definitely hit with a little more pace but for some reason I just didn't click with the frame. It is a great looking frame in person though. Also hit with the PB10 295 and its a real nice frame currently at a great price. Very comfortable and I was able to hit as well with it as I did with my Radicals. Only reason I didn't purchase it was that for me it did nothing better than the radical.
     
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  8. Mig1NC

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    Dunlop bio 300 tour
    Head radical series

    Try those for sure.
     
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  9. msalamon

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    Thanks--I'm gonna see if anyone wants to trade my bio 200 for a bio 300 tour. I really like the dunlops.
    For the radicals, is there any major difference between the microgel and the YouTek (esides the incredibly ugly pj on the MicroGel?)
     
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  10. cayzi

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    Head IG 300
     
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  11. martin

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    best racket by far is the vantage bastcore 30.
     
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  12. msalamon

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    interesting--never heard of Vantage--but the RA ratings are soooo low! Anyone else try these rackets?
     
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