TW Playtesters - racquet similar to TT Warrior Midplus?

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  1. TripleB

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    Yesterday I took out my Prince Triple Threat Warrior Midplus that I recently had strung at 48/51 with Tour Bite 1.20 and Syn Gut 1.25. The strung specs of my racquet are 313 grams and approximately 4.5 points headlight

    Overall I played very well with this racquet with the standout shots being heavy spin, crosscourt angles off backhand, kick serve, and solid volleys.

    The only three areas where I wasn't overly impressed: 1) whipability on the forehand side (my weaker wing), 2) the power level (slightly underpowered), and 3) some discomfort in my serving shoulder* (that has gone away after 24 hours off the court). *I serve lefty but play righty

    Is there any racquet out there today that plays extremely similar to the Triple Threat Warrior Midplus but might be easier on the arm and have a bit better maneuverability?

    In using the racquet finder the ones that seem to fall in the same spec region are: Pacific XFeel Tour, Pacific XForce, Head YT IG Speed 300, Pro Kennex QTour 295.

    Thanks for any help/advice.

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    The TT Warrior is one of my favorites racquets, so I also look for racquets in a similar spec range. I'd recommend trying the Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0 and the Head Graphene Speed Pro. Those have that same "rounder" head shape with a nice crisp feel, but they will offer a little more pop than the Warrior. Both Head racquets are very stable and spin-friendly (both standout features of the Warrior to me). Start with those two and see what you think.

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    Thanks Andy....I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I'll definely put those two on my demo list.

    The specs of my current TT Warrior Midplus and it comes in at 313 grams and 4.5 points headlight. The specs on your (T-W) website say the racquet is 320 grams strung.

    If I decide to stick with my Warrior, is there any chance that you have 3 of these (4 3/8" grip) that come close to that 313 grams strung weight/4.5 points headlight like mine?

    If I order them and have your MRT modify them for me and I'm wanting to have a bit more maneuverability than my current racquet....should I tell him to work with the 3 most headlight models or should I tell him to match up the 3 with the lowest swingweight?

    If one of the recommended racquets doesn't work out I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a couple of these and having them strung with Tour Bite Soft 1.20 and a cross string softer than my typical Gosen OS Sheep Micro Super 1.25mm....hoping to get a bit more power and something easier on my shoulder.

    Any recommendation on a nice soft cross string under the $12 mark?

    Again, I appreciate you taking the time to respond and give me your input.

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    You can certainly have us match three similar racquets, and you can get customize them to your liking. Call our customer service department when you order the racquets and explain to them exactly what you want, and we can get them all spec'd to what you want.

    As for a nice cross string, Isospeed Professional would be a great string for you to try with your Tour Bite Soft.

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    Thanks Andy!!!

    I'm going to try out my TT Warrior MP one more time before I place an order for demos or for a few more Warriors. I want to make sure my good playing wasn't just a fluke.

    I'll check into that Isospeed string....I've heard a lot of good things about IsoSpeed but haven't ever tried one. Before you suggested the Pro I was looking at the IsoSpeed Axon multi.

    I checked the specs of my Warriors: I have an old one (from when they first came out I believe) that weighs in exactly 320 grams while my newer one weighs 313 grams.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond and offer your suggestions.

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    TripleB - Your email on file is out of date so Andy's response is bouncing back.

    Thanks,
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    Sorry about that Tiffani....I have updated the information.

    Thank you!!!

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