Time For a New Racquet?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Cardtennis07, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Cardtennis07

    Cardtennis07 New User

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    34
    Location:
    Prague, Czech Republic
    When is it the right time to get a new racquet? Ive had my n6.1 for almost two years and feel the need to change. Is this a smart move. And if so what racquets should I demo?
     
    #1
  2. armand

    armand Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,747
    Location:
    RDS001 90: SPPP 1.18 @ 63/61
    Why exactly you feel a need to change? If you're getting bored, I think you should just find new players to play against.
     
    #2
  3. splitstep

    splitstep New User

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    55
    I stuck with my MW200Gs for 5 yrs and only changed when I cracked the frame on my racket (hot day + hands slippery with sunscreen + kick serve = cracked frame). If I could have found a replacement I would have stuck with them, but they are too hard to find these days.

    In my experience, you lose at least a month of your best tennis adjusting to a new racket. The groundies might come quickly, but a lot of the touch shots, the timing for the different serves you hit and most importantly, the reflex shots you make in pressure situations all take the most time adjust.

    If you play USTA leagues, plan accordingly and shop for your new racket after the season is over.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2007
    #3
  4. fgs

    fgs Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,398
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    what would be the reason to change - what do you expect to achieve with the new racquet?
    what is your gamestyle and level of play?
     
    #4
  5. dylo

    dylo Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    587
    i agree. i've switch racquets 4 times in the last year =/.

    if there isnt anything wrong with ur racquet then theres no need to change. but what i like to do is demo just to try new things. go and demo lots of racquets and maybe u'll find a new favortie
     
    #5

Share This Page