Tweener Racquets

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  1. josh

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    Whats the best tweener racquet on the market right now? I play on a high school tennis team and I am a baseliner.
     
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  2. a verrry large duck

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    Most popular I would say babolat pure drive. Most quality, I would say babolat pure drive.
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    I've had good luck with the PK Laver Type S and SX as have several other board members.
     
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  4. Brent Pederson

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    pure drive is ok, not much feel though. Head Instinct is really nice, with fairly soft feel but good pop.
     
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  5. AAAA

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    Wilson Surge.
     
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  6. a verrry large duck

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    lol, aren't all these racquets mentioned so far pretty much similar copies of that pro kennex laver type S?
     
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  7. Steve Huff

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    While I think the Laver S is a great racket, I don't think the others are copies of it. I think several of them came out BEFORE the Laver Type S. The Instinct is no where near as stiff either. The Surge doesn't feel at all like a Laver S, even though its the same head size, and it too, isn't as flexible as the Instinct. Also, the Head has a more dense string pattern. The Laver S is probably the best volleying, and most solid feeling of the bunch.
     
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  8. josh

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    for the pure drive are you referring to the team standard, team plus or the OS?
     
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  9. Jack Romeo

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    I was going through the racquets with "bestseller" label on TW and these are the tweeners I found - aside from the Babolat PD.

    1. Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 stretch
    2. Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2
    3. Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3
    4. Yonex VCon 17
     
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  10. JohnThomas1

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    Here's a couple of tweeners on the upper end of the power level

    Head Intelligence i.X5 (Good for your style)
    Head Liquidmetal 2 (A lighter racquet that would have to be tested)
    Prince Triple Threat (An award winner)
    Volkl Quantum V1 (Another award winner and a top stick)
     
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  11. Stormwolf

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    I use a pair of Pure Drives (PLUS).

    They are excellent racquets; good power on serve + good stability on ground strokes and the net. They're nicely balanced at about 6 pts head-light. You will not be disappointed. My only advice is to string them with something decent, (like Babolat VS 17 Natural Gut 8) ) and string savers don't hurt either.

    I also recommend that you stay as far away as possible from pathetic head-heavy racquets. Although some might be listed as "tweeners", I consider them all to be game-improvement types.

    Unless you're a physically weak WTA player (like Chanda Rubin), you won't need a featherweight Ti.S6 (Complete junk).
     
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  12. Coda

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    surge, prokennex s
     
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  13. Drizzt

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    Head Intelligence X5.
     
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  14. Stormwolf

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    The X5 is head-heavy and too much of a "game-improvement" racquet. Unless you have serious problems generating pace I would recommend you stay FAR away from any "X" or "Hammer" series racquets...Head-Light is the way to go 8)
     
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  15. raven5288

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    yeah, most high school kids are strong enough not to use a powerful racquet. If you still want a head heavy one, the wilson 5.3 is pretty good. I used it my whole sophomore year and had pretty good results. But I saw they light and went for a players racquet. The one I'm using is the LM prestige MP and it is an awesome frame.
     
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  16. josh

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    i need a cheap but good tweener racquet.
     
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  17. speedofpain88

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    The Wilson HyperHammer 6.2. The whole line is good for the price they're at ($90 I believe.)
     
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