Thinking about a new racket. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by YCO, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. YCO

    YCO New User

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    I currently play with the Tecnifibre 320 vo2 max. I like the extreme topspin it gives me on my groundstrokes. It also makes hitting topspin serves pretty easy. However, I can't hit slice serves with it as well as I can with other rackets.

    I also have an old Prince Original Graphite (oversize) with one stripe on it that I hit with for fun. What I really like about this racket compared to the 320 is the larger, more forgiving headsize (about 100 sq. inches) and 2) the plowthrough.

    Any suggestions on finding a racket from the past three years or so that combines the features I like from both rackets and is EASY on the arm? Preferably not Volkl brand.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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  2. vetinari

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    For a forgiving racquet with lots of spin and plow through, I'd recommend the extreme pro 2.0.
     
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  3. Seth

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    Go with the current POG OS offering.
     
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  4. Matchball

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    Try to demo what Vetinari says, a Head Extreme Pro 2.0, as well as a Yonex Vcore.
     
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  5. Mick

    Mick Legend

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    I am waiting for that new Djokovic Head racquet because that commercial was so awesome :)
     
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  6. pkshooter

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    Solinco Pro 10 an even more off brand.
     
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  7. yonexRx32

    yonexRx32 Rookie

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    I recommend a Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph. Once you master all the shots with it, your Technifibre should give you no trouble at all.
     
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  8. USS Tang

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    Prince EXO3 Red 105. Good power and control and very easy on the arm because of the O-ports (i.e., no grommets). Racket is 27.25 inches long and weighs less than 11 ounces. Head size is 105 square inches. Plough-through power on groundstrokes and pin-point volleying accuracy. It's made a huge improvement in my all-court game
     
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  9. YCO

    YCO New User

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    I appreciate all the suggestions, now I have a few rackets to demo!
     
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  10. sandiegoman

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    Wilson Juice?
     
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  11. danotje

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    Pro Kennex 5 or 7G. Easily one of the best for arm troubles -- I play a full bed of poly in my 7G now. The more interesting point, though, is how nice of a racquet it is even without the Kinetic benefits. The 16 x 20 pattern lends itself well to both control and spin. I only got one due to arm issues. Now my arm is great, and I bought another one. It's just that good. You won't see many of them at the club either, even with their NEW price of $120.
     
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