Tennis is may big hobby and I need your advice

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Serge46, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. Serge46

    Serge46 New User

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    Hi friends I’m writing from Poland - East Europe. I'm 46 years – still strong (3 time a week 1,5 h tennis, next 3 days body building). Tennis is may new big hobby (I’m plying tennis about just 2 years). Because I’m working very hardly, with professional trainer, now I’m 3,5 now. My game is power (I'm not a large guy – 1,70 m) and my serve is hard also. I prefer a baseline game, with much spin and slice hitting. My question is about choice of racquet. My first racquet was Babolat Power Zylon – completely mistake (to much power and any control). Next I had tested all (really) Head racquets. Intelligent series: not good for me – wrist pine problems. Liquid is much better, but to much power and arms pine also (specially radical mp) : only Prestige MidPlus is like my own hand. Now I’m using this racquet with alubanger string. My problem is probably in my age. First hour playing with Prestige I hit super, but when I’m more tide I make too much mistake. Presumably that is your advice to a Prestige MidPlus like alternative for me? Maybe 100 sq. head size with less weight will be better for me? Some a more maneuverable racquet specially when play is under pressure, and with more spin potential.
     
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  2. Stormwolf

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    Jak sie masz,

    Ja uzywam Prestige Classic 600, to dobra rakieta tylko moze troche cieszka - bardzo podobna do i.Prestige Mid. Reka mnie zaczela bolec i prubuje cos lzejszego - mysle ze jest lepiej sie uczyc z mniejsza rakieta - okolo 570 - 630cm2 bo to cie nauczy uzywac lepsza technike. Ja polecam cos jak Head Pro Tour 630 albo jak bys gral na glinie to Prince Graphite Original 630cm2. Powodzenia z twoja gra. Jestem ciekawy w jakim miescie grasz.
     
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  3. aj_m2009

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    I would try the Yonex RDX 500 MidPlus. It is the same head size but it is very slightly less heavy and the swingweight is a little less. And it has really good spin potential.
     
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  4. Serge46

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    Czesc, dzieki za odpowiedz. Jestem z Katowic - Slask. Gram więcej na twardej nawierzchni - sztuczna trawa, ale latem wiecej na glinie. Wracajac do wielkosci glowki rakiety, czy przejscie do lzejszej i o nieco wiekszej glowce rakiety (np. Prince Grafit 100 sq) nie wprowadzi wiecej komfortu do gry? Zauwazylem, ze roznica pomiedzy 930 cm Prestige a np. 945 Babolat Pure Drive jest (pomimo tych tylko 15 cm2) bardzo duza na korzysc Babolatu w zwrotnosci ale ze strata w precyzji.
     
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  5. Serge46

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    maybe Head Prestige tour 660 cm will be an ideal choice?
     
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  6. Geezer Guy

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    Serge46 - I'm not a racquet guru, but I notice you say you can play the first hour really well, but the next 1/2 hour you have consistency problems. I'd suggest that maybe it's not a problem with your racquet, but with your fitness or diet. For whatever reason, sounds to me like you're running out of gas.

    I'm at 50 year old myself, and I know that I play better after a good pre-match meal and plenty of gator-ade.
     
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  7. my2cents

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    Ditto ditto ditto. :mrgreen:
     
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  8. Kaptain Karl

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    I have no idea where that conversation went, but this is so cool! TW, take a bow!!!!

    - KK
     
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  9. iloveradical

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    I second RDX 500 MP
     
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  10. Leon

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    I would guess , it might be a stamina problem. I can play about 1h 30min (I'm 30 years old) and then my tennis goes down. Once I start hitting badly, I call a break.
     
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