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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Ross K, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Ross K

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    Derided and scorned by the continual taunts of 'mutant!', Professor Exavier created a safe haven at his Westchester mansion where he could train young mutants to use their powers for the betterment of mankind....

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    Exavier spent months recruiting his early students and getting them accustomed to their new weaponry (including the IGNITE, the REBEL and the GRAPHITE) because each possessed an "extra" ability normal humans lacked...

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    On the pro circuit the most fearsome Ex-Man was Gael Monfils...

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    And amongst those not of the pro ranks he gave them code-names, the first of whom was Ross K, and there then followed... (Prospective members add your name/frame after mine!)...

    1. Ross K - Exo Rebel 95
     
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    2. Taz23 - Exo Rebel 95
     
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    #3. Donbot---- Prince Ignite- PHT 62 lbs.
     
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  4. Ljubicic for number1

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    #4 Ljubicic for number1 - Exo Rebel 95, 2 x Exo Graphite 100's
     
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    #5. I got three Japanese/Asian Rebel 95 about 3 months ago (310g). I think I am only person to use Japanese/Asian rebel in US.
    Here is the pictures of my racket with Micky Mouse dampener from old thread of mine. Also EXO3 Tour team bag.
    I don't know why prince does not sell this bag in US. just perfect color match with rebel rackets.

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  6. Ljubicic for number1

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    Hey Kimguroo, What strings are they you are using?
     
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  7. Ljubicic for number1

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    Kimguroo, Also noticed you have port inserts, are they standard in the Japanese model or have you changed them?
     
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  8. kimguroo

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    MSV focus hex 1.18mm @ 62lb but I might want to try 1.10mm with a lower tension (thinking of 57 or 55lb).
    the racket came with string hole inserts from the factory but the string port inserts packet is also included and attached in the racket as you can see from the picture.
     
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  9. Ross K

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    Kimguroo, other Ex-Men!

    Yeah, in the UK we also seem to have a bit of trouble getting our hands on these kind of bags, and even the exo3 racket covers aren't being sold in some regions I believe... Anyway, this (as advertised by Gael below) is what I most covet!... man, I'd love this style-meister bag but haven't seen a single outlet selling this here or any ads anywhere...:cry:

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    BTW, Keep your names coming in Ex-Men!
     
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    #6........ Rebel 95 PHT mains X1 crosses @55lbs, 1 replacement grip over original 360g
     
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    #7 ......... Graphite 100 strung with Blue Gear @ 54lbs

    And yes.. I would love one of those bags too !!
     
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    #8.....Gettin my EXO3 Rebel 95 today at my local tennis store!....lol.....Strings are still TBD
     
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    The graphite93 was one of my favorite racquets during a demo about a month ago....

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=266483&highlight=prince+graphite

    I compared it to the speed pro, a racquet I was demoing side by side...

    I couldn't stray away from my mids though...

    But if I ever do make a switch, in the future, it would be to the EXO3 graphite93...

    I would at least love to have one in my bag...

    Also demoed the rebel95-- great for serves and great flex.. but it just felt a little hollow and unstable to me...

    Keep going ex-men....
     
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  14. Ross K

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    Are you some kind of enemy agent?!... "hollow and unstable"??!!... :shock:

    I can only think you hit with the lighter team version because the Reb 95 is very stable and has a lot of 'body' with it's 12 0z + and pretty high SW...

    Hmmm... are you friendly with a certain Magneto by any chance?!...:)
     
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    Ross, does this mean you have finally made a racquet choice? :twisted: :)
     
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  16. Ross K

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    Hi Shell,

    I guess you're referring to my time spent with the AG 100...

    Well, I loved the AG 100 for maneuverability and serving, but that isn't enough (in fact I even think I slightly preferred the BB11 mid ultimately to the AG mid.) Anyhow, the Reb ticks far more than just 2 boxes for me (including the vital one of stability, heft and body, which for me was always a major issue with the AG 100) and it's indeed my chosen weapon!

    Good luck with your Dunlops though.

    All the best

    R.
     
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  17. Anton

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    you know how I do - mild mannered hospital employee by day, EXO Rebel equipped Basher by dusk.
     
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  18. Ross K

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    The Ex-Men Club...

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    Code-names, membership no, weapon:

    1 - Ross K (Exo Reb 95)
    2 - Taz23 (Exo Reb 95)
    3 - Donbot (Ignite)
    4 - Ljubicic for no 1 (Exo Reb 95 & Graphite 100)
    5 - kimguroo (Japanese/Asian Reb 95)
    6 - Meaghan (Exo Reb 95)
    7 - Prince03UserInOz (Graphite 100)
    8 - SlAyEr (Exo Reb 95)
     
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  19. Ross K

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    Anton,

    Anton I know what you mean... I myself am a mild-mannered janitor by day , but later on, after I step inside the cubicle, I am transformed into an Exo Rebel wielding righter of wrongs, racket-blitzing mutant that no-one dares mess with! :wink: :)



    To prospective members,

    A message has been relaid to me by Proffessor Exaviar...

    "Calling all Ex-Men!... Calling all Ex-Men!... Whether you wield the Ignite, the Reb, the Graphite, whatever, the time has come to post your name and become a member!... the fight has begun!"...

    R.
     
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  20. Ljubicic for number1

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    Ljubi,

    Great links ^... thanks for sharing with your fellow Ex-Men... BTW, I so want that rack bag in the 2nd film!!

    R.
     
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  22. SlAyR

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    I have a quick question....for those who own the rebel 95, when u bought it...did it come with both the hole grommets and the hole grommets?



    Thanks,
    SlAyR
     
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  23. dincuss

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    I got one rebel 95.
    strung with all alu rough @ 60
    Great racquet, but a little too flexible.
    Anyways a great stick.
     
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  24. kimguroo

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    Asian/Japanese rebel comes with both string port and string hole inserts but I think US version only comes with string hole inserts.
     
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  25. Ross K

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    Funny how - as I've said before about the Reb - views vary so much...

    I personally find the Reb to have some flex to it. But not so much like, say, the C10 Pro or the Rad Tour Twin Tube, where it can be described as very soft (or the BB11 mid and even the PT 630 I'd cite as being a bit more flexy feeling.)

    To me it is a 'rich' blend of stiff, flexy, lots of pop, good touch, not bad feedback and responsiveness, stable, and with a certain crispness.

    R.
     
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  26. Ljubicic for number1

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    Continuing on from the old thread, anybody that is demoing this stick needs it for a couple of weeks, I wasn't a fan at first but now after a couple of weeks and a couple of different string jobs. I don't think I will ever look for another racquet again. Its PERFECT.

    Just need a few more of them now.
     
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    Just bought a basically brand new exo3 ignite on the bay for only $81!!:)
     
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    Word.

    What's your current string setup on your Graphite 100s? I agree.. great, very versatile stick.
     
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    EXO3 Graphite 100
    Lux Alu Power@58lbs
     
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    dude your my freaken hero!!!!
    where did you get the bag and the mickey mouse dampers rock


    "Comments: Well, whilst I'm surprised by the variances in people's opinions and can see that the Rebel isn't for everyone, for me, this racquet has a certain 'x-factor' about it and is somewhat unique. As others have noted, it has the spin of an open string pattern but with the control of a closed pattern. It is relatively low-powered - yet when you hit out suddenly the power is all there and on tap. It consistently hits a solid, penetrating, heavy ball on groundies (and I may add it really adds bite and oomph on the bh side too.) The feel is 'rich' (ie, soft, crisp, stiff, all rolled into one.) Stability-wise the rod has plenty of body. It kills it for coming in and volleying. It's pretty good on touch stuff. I find the head-size to be perfect. And for serving it has a lot of juice and action going on. And with it being fantastic from both the baseline and around the net, the Exo3 Rebel 95 truly is the kind of all court frame that someone like myself - a b-liner wishing to develop more of an all court game - can really appreciate. If there are any issues, I'd also echo previous remarks regarding its maneuverability (especially on reaction shots, last second wrist-flicks, etc.) It is probably close to the cusp of what I can now comfortably swing. I would also point out that the frame is very head-light (I think it's 14 pts unstrung?), and combined with the heft, takes a bit of time getting familiar with it. However, with proper form - like allowing the frame to do the work, using long, full strokes, and no. 1: moving the thing super, super quick (you do have to get the Reb in motion to gain the benefits) - the Reb delivers!...
    From: Ross K, London, England, 07/09
    String type and tension: Luxilon BB Alu Power Rough (M), Gosen OG Micro (C) @ 55/57 lbs
    Headsize: 95
    NTRP Rating: 4.0 "

    Hmmm i wonder who wrote this review..
    but dude i cant thank you enough
    i played with the dunlop 200g and i love it
    but its too flexy and i need a bigger headsize
    and when i saw your feedback i decided to try out the rebel
    and i kicks ass
    i love it and its way better
    better spin everyting
    count me in you made me into a beliver
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  31. Ross K

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    Tennis_dude,

    Just glad you ended up liking the frame!




    The Ex-Men Club...

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    Code-names, membership no.'s, weapon:

    1 - Ross K (Exo Reb 95)
    2 - Taz23 (Exo Reb 95)
    3 - Donbot (Ignite)
    4 - Ljubicic for no 1 (Exo Reb 95 & Graphite 100)
    5 - kimguroo (Japanese/Asian Reb 95)
    6 - Meaghan (Exo Reb 95)
    7 - Prince03UserInOz (Graphite 100)
    8 - SlAyEr (Exo Reb 95)
    9 - GhOst (Graphite 100)
    10 -Tennis_dude^V^ (Exo Reb 95)


    REMEMBER - IF YOU WANT TO JOIN, SAY SO HERE!!
     
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  32. Anton

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    ^ I don't see my name in there!
     
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  33. Ljubicic for number1

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    Current set ups in the Graphites are: Frame number 1 has tonic gut mains @ 59lbs Big banger original x's @ 56lbs. Frame 2 has full genesis black magic @ 60lbs.

    The gut/banger set up has too much power. The black magic set up I haven't really tried properly because I switched over to the Reb at the same time I strung it up, but feels good from the small hit I have had. My favorite graphite job has been full blue gear 1.28mm at around 56lbs.

    John.
     
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  34. kimguroo

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    I got the bag and mickey mouse dampeners from Japan.
    prince should release EXO3 tour team version in US.
    I saw new EXO3 bag in US but it's not really attractive.
     
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  35. Ross K

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    Sorry Anton.. name now added correctly!

    The Ex-Men Club

    Code-names, membership no.'s, weapon:

    1 - Ross K (Exo Reb 95)
    2 - Taz23 (Exo Reb 95)
    3 - Donbot (Exo Ignite)
    4 - Ljubicic for no 1 (Exo Reb 95 & Graphite 100)
    5 - kimguroo (Japanese/Asian Reb 95)
    6 - Meaghan (Exo Reb 95)
    7 - Prince03UserInOz (Exo Graphite 100)
    8 - SlAyEr (Exo Reb 95)
    9 - Anton - (Exo Reb 95)
    10 - GhOst (Exo Graphite 100)
    11 -Tennis_dude^V^ (Exo Reb 95)


    REMEMBER - IF YOU WANT TO JOIN, SAY SO HERE!!

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  36. Ljubicic for number1

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    Sruckauf, I hit with the graphite again tonight with the black magic @ 60lbs and its a really nice set up. Definately worth a try.
     
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  37. Ljubicic for number1

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    Anybody here finding the Rebel has a signature shot? For me I have been hitting the short angled cross court forehand much better than I have ever hit it before. It seems to be my main weapon with this frame.

    Anyway a mate used it tonight for a couple of sets (he usually plays with FXP Prestige mp) and he was hitting the same angle shot time after time.
     
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  38. Ross K

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    Signature shot?... Well, just anything off the bh side really... I've said it numerous times but, for me, this frame booms and blasts it out on my 2hbh; has great bite, depth and a high trajectory on the 1hbh slice; and coming in on punch volleys and muscling weak returns up around the net, this racket massacres the ball as if you're The Incredible Hulk!... ahem... or an Ex-Man for that matter! :wink:

    R.

    BTW, I think I'll pay more attention to my short-angled cross court fh and see what the situation is, though the last week and more has been very inactive for me re playing tbh :( ...
     
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    I know all you guys seem to love the slice of the rebel but that is the one shot that I am struggling with at the moment, played a set with my FXP prestige today and found the slice to be much more effective. Much deeper and more skidding.

    I am thinking its because of the more head light balance of the rebel. I am thinking of adding a gram or two at 12 o'clock to see how that goes.
     
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    So, I guess this question is more aimed at Ross K., he of the former PSC 6.1 clan...but I guess it would equally apply to anyone who's also hit with the PSC 6.1. How does the Reb 95 represent an improvement over the 6.1? Or, in other words, if I were contemplating switching from a 6.1, what about this Reb 95 racquet would be on the list of things that would induce me to switch?
     
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  41. plasma

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    you'd be a fool to switch...maybe just vanity and a cool pj...???
    as a kid I loved the X-men, new mutants, Thor, etc. My brother and I lived for comics. He had X-men 94(intro of the new X-men), giant size X-men #1, we were 11 and 12 years old and had thousands of dollars worth of X-men comics. We lived in that comic world and loved it!
    Then I got to high school and X-men meant something different. X-men was a gang, and to get in you had to X someone.
    can't really say more than that, thank god I was never tempted to become an "X-man"...
    kind of did a double take when I saw the title of this thread...
     
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  42. klementine

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    Whoah bro! Take it easy... what happened?,... been raining the past days and can't get out on the courts to relieve that pressure?

    This is all your opinion... it's not what you say, but how you say it... 'You'd be a fool to switch'-- what the $&*# is that?

    I actually believe that the new prince exo3 line is really good... Have you even demo'd any of the racquets?

    I enjoyed my demos of the exo3 graphite93, the graphite100 and the rebel95.

    Anyways, anyone who has over 2,000 posts in less than a year spends more time typing than playing....

    I could have rephrased that... but how does it feel?
     
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  43. vasquez90

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    RossK, add me in. EXO3 Rebel.
     
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  45. Ross K

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    Anton,

    Cheers for sharing brave mutant!... shall scrutinize closely later...

    BTW, I love it when ppl post in links, vids, images, pics, etc, it really helps add quality to a thread imo...



    plasma,

    As ever, I'm not entirely sure quite what you're alluding to, but I know this forum would be a far duller place minus your contributions!...

    BTW, it's a shame you weren't around during the time of ('HE WHISPERS IT.") 'Rilf Club'... I think you would've fitted right in there with some of us racquet-obsessed degenerates!!... though of course we're not actually allowed to even mention that notorious name without fear of censure and reprisal, so we best stop immediately!...



    vasquez,

    Congrats on your wise choice :cool: ... watch this space fellow Ex-Man, membership shall be updated shortly!



    canadave,

    Firstly, I'd recommend gazing through this multitude of opinions (BTW, mine is the second one from the top.) http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/feedback.html?pcode=PXOR

    Secondly, I wouldn't say the PSC and Reb 95 are so very different...

    They are both superb from the b-line (though not so high-powered, the Reb can still boom out 'bullying power' heavy balls); both are great for more all court/s&v (okay the PSC wins this particular duel hands down but the REb def works for me in this dept and as one who is finally seeing his all court game get better); they both have what I call a 'rich' feel (undertones of stiff, soft, crisp rolled into one); they are both hefty and stable (okay Dave, the PSC can't be beaten here either but the Reb is no tweener!); both are pretty head-light; both serve with excellent power and action; both aren't the easiest to maneuver straight away (with both you have to get that heft and weight in motion and use full strokes, but though I had issues with this area to begin with, I'm now just about attuned to how the Reb swings and, unlike with the PSC, it doesn't actually tire me out wielding it for 3 sets), but both reward proper form with those heavy ball groundies; both have my kind of head-size... and I could go on...

    Ultimately though, so personal are these things I wouldn't claim with any great confidence you'll be converted. All I know is for me this frame seems very well tailored (it's like it's been made with my weaker shots specially in mind!)... the soft feel, yet also its solid stability (which I could never find in so many frames I've tested), also greatly appeals... and as I said, it does seem to really suit my evolving game (b-line with increasing all court stuff appearing)...

    Anyway Dave, I'd obviously recommend a demo (in the 1st instance), and I'd also state, like fellow Ex-Man 'Ljubicec For Number One', it did take me a while to fully realise this frame was for me... Anyway, let us know if you get your hands on one... Oh - and I still look forward to hearing how you find your new Gamma rod.

    All the best,

    R.
     
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    Thanks very much Ross for the clarification of the Reb vs. PSC. I guess my question, after reading your comments, is this: it sounds like the only real advantage of the Reb over the PSC is that it doesn't tire you out after 3 sets (which I can relate to!)....which I'm confused about, because the Reb is only a couple of tenths of an ounce lighter than the PSC, and a bit less head-light to boot? That's what I don't get. But I'm glad you're enjoying your new stick :)

    I *may* be getting out tonight to hit with the new Gamma in a few hours....please please please let my hitting partner be free! If I get out there tonight I'll post my review comments immediately afterwards.
     
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  47. Ross K

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    plasma and klementine,

    Er, what's with the feud? :confused:

    Can we keep it out of this thread please?



    Dave,

    To say more in direct comparison to the PSC... the Reb isn't as stiff and is generally more comfortable and less harsh (big factor in my book); for me, it's superlative off the bh side; and the the control is a tad more enhanced than with the PSC... I'll let you know if more occur to me!

    R.
     
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    Sorry about that Ross, no idea what happened there...

    Moving on, I enjoyed my demos of the graphite93,100 and rebel95...

    Nothing that would tempt me from my MGPrestige Mids (for now)...

    But I loved the flex on all three sticks and ease of swing, all were absolute 'monsters' on serve...

    If I may ask the ex(03)men ( presumably the mutations occurred when the hydronium ion (h3O) was dispersed and vaporized in a government experiment gone horribly wrong) a.) what sticks did you switch from? b.) what is the most prominent 'gain in your game' that one has noticed from switching to the ex03 line?
     
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  50. Ross K

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    Anton,

    As I said: 'thanks for sharing'... FWIW, I thought the fh groundies showed good form, but perhaps (along with the rest of us!) the serve might need some revision.

    What particularly struck me was it seems to me you use a real mixture of different motion elements, and I def think you need to leave your toss hand up longer and not snatch it away so quickly...

    TBH my own serve motion has caused me plenty of headaches over the years and I'm no advanced level player, so, I think if it's a critique you want you should post it up in the Tennis Tips section... you may want to ask for 'tricky' or 'Bungalow Bill' or some of the tennis tips experts there, because, as I know from personal experience, they might really be able to provide some insiteful feedback.


    klementine,

    To answer your Q's...

    As one of this forums more well known racketaholic obsessives :shock::smile: , let me tell you I've played with and/or tested a whole shop worth of frames over the years! Special mention must go to the Babolats (mainly the PST and PD+) which I kept returning to, and a trio of so called player's frames - the PT 630, the C10 Pro and the PSC 6.1 (I also returned to the first 2 afterwards.) More recently I toyed with or tested out fairly extensively the BB11 mid, the AG 100, and the closed pattern N95 (all of which I liked a lot.) But once I played with the Reb 95 a few times and realised it had a lot of the attributes of many of the aforementioned frames all molded into the one racket, well, I knew it was time to 'settle down'...

    RE most major gains in my game with the Reb?... hmm... presently I'd have to cite my all round far more effective bh, as well as improved all court skills/game. However, as I still haven't played that much or long with the Reb really, other gains may still hopefully accrue (for example, I personally find the Reb serves big and solid, consistent, lots of spin and action... I just need more time with it to properly release all its capabilities. Plus also, it's definitely all available there on the fh side too, so there's no reason I can't get it to equal the bite, depth, heavy ball, consistency, etc off my bh wing, I just need that playing time...)

    R.
     
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