switching from wilson six one team blx 1 to ...?

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  1. Ziev

    Ziev New User

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    Hey there,

    I need some advice. I want to buy new rackets, I'm currently playing with a six one team blx 1, great control racket but on serve/volleys lack of power. I'm thinking of a bit heavier racket like the head radical mp, also a control orientated racket I think?

    Anyone some tips for me who also played the six one team blx1 and did choose for another stick which improved their game?

    Gr.
     
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  2. lawrencejin

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    I played with N6.1 Team some years back and, like you, I wasn't happy with my serves and volleys. My serves lacked power and control, and volleys lacked stability. After some experimentation, I changed to a frame that was 1. Heavier, 2. More HL, and 3. Smaller head size. My serves and volleys improved dramatically.

    Of the three factors above, I definitely recommend looking for the first two: heavier and more HL racket.

    Radical MP would be a good choice. On the Wilson line, you could consider 6.1 PS 95 or 90. Dunlop 4D 200's and 300T's are a steal right now, and they also fit your needs. These sticks are all lower-powered than your 6.1 Team, but I personally didn't have any trouble with the transition.
     
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  3. Ziev

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    So the Youtek radical mp is a more aggresive one compared to the BLX six one team?

    How about the strings? Which brand? kg's?
     
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    289 grams for the Wilson Six one team and 295 gram for the Youtek Radical MP. Don't want to go really higher in weight than that. Another option could be the Youtek speed 315, but I don't know if my elbow and shoulder gonna like it, injuries in the past :/, so I'm little afraid for much more weight.
     
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  5. Babolatbarry

    Babolatbarry Guest

    The speed is def not good if you have arm problems, atleast it wasnt for me
     
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  6. Ziev

    Ziev New User

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    And now u play with?
     
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  7. lawrencejin

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    Haha a lot of questions. First, I'm not sure what you mean by a racket being more 'aggressive'. You mean power?

    Second, there are really thousands of strings to choose from. I am currently experimenting with n.gut/poly hybrid at 57/52, and hits very nicely. If you have a history of arm problems and looking at light rackets, I would avoid poly since it's stiff.

    Third, you shouldn't worry too much about high static weight. It's the swing weight that approximates how heavy a racket feels when you're swinging it. A racket that is (statically) heavier and more head light could feel just like your 6.1 Team when swinging, while providing more stability and less shock to your arms.
     
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  8. Babolatbarry

    Babolatbarry Guest

    I play with the six.one 95 16x18
     
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  9. Ziev

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    Idd a lot of questions, it isn't easy to pick a new racket :?. I mean Power idd.

    Someone else who played the Six one team and now the youtek Radical MP? Experiences?
     
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