Want to buy my daughter a new rackuet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by warmsurfing, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. warmsurfing

    warmsurfing Rookie

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    My daughter is going to be 14 next month.
    She has been using the same rackuets for the last 3 years.
    She hits hard ,has powerful serves.She is not so consistant, some shots can go wild.
    She takes classes and plays about 5 times a week.She is not so tall.
    I really want to buy her new rackuets,but she said no,she is not interested in to try another rackuet.
    Any ideas ?
     
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  2. Muppet

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    You could treat her to some nice natural gut strings.
     
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  3. t135

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    What does she use now?
     
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  4. Chotobaka

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    Sounds exactly like my wife. I keep buying her lighter, more powerful current racquets that I think will fit her game and also get many demos for her. She tries them, but at the end of the day, refuses to leave her Head Radica Trysis 260's. She whups ass with her old 12 ounce racquets, so what do I know?
     
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  5. warmsurfing

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    She is using Wilson K Blade team.
    She loves S. Williams.
     
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  6. NLBwell

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    Sounds fine to me if she likes it and doesn't want to change. Why do you want her to change?
     
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  7. sansaephanh

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    Because he would rather his daughter hit like hingis or hennin. :twisted:
     
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  8. classic tennis

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    Here's a novel Idea, go to your local specialty shop and ask them , support your local shop. BTW they will probably price match mail order !
     
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  9. thecrusher956

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    Why not get updated blade?
     
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  10. warmsurfing

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    Ha ha, I am thinking 3 years with same rackuets ?
    May be new rackuets can inprove her game ?
    I can be wrong also.
    Where I live have no test programs.
     
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  11. aussierocks

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    Just saw the new Tecnifibre Rebound Pro 295 grams, looks great. Comes strung. Racket is designed for the female player. Will be in store Jan 1.
     
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  12. lwto

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    Nothing wrong with the blade..
    New one is coming out.. get her a new one as a back up.
     
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  13. tyu1314

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    How about the blade 98? the pink one is on sale for only 99:)
     
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  14. lwto

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    Did you miss the part where her favorite player is WIlliams?
    She wants the team.
     
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  15. UCSF2012

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    Girls don't have the same obsession with rac's as do boys. Leave her be. If anything at all, add lead tape to her rac without her permission. :twisted: Tell her you're just looking out for his little princess.
     
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  16. cork_screw

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    Give her some yonex demos. They are good for many female players and allows a comfy sweet spot with control and power. They also play massive spin.
     
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  17. makinao

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
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  18. LeeD

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    Give her 190 bucks and let her buy what she really wants.
     
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  19. Gary D

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    There's something blindingly obvious to me that no-one's mentioned. If the racquet was the right length when she was 11, it can't be the right length for her now. If that's the case, it's something her Coach should have noticed. Most Coaches have racquets.....a 2nd hand racquet's the sensible thing to buy at that age. Since she's small, she's probably not ready for a 27" yet.
    My daughter's older.....had the same stubborness/reluctance to change. I basically presented her with something new, confident it would be better, & it worked, twice. By the time she got to a 27" she knew what she liked & didn't.
     
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  20. cork_screw

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    That's nice. Buy her something fun to play with so she starts to enjoy playing tennis. Then you can focus on game performance sticks. I wouldn't narrow out tweeners to just get her comfortable. The pure drive might be good for her.
     
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  21. Overdrive

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    There's alot of great racquets under $100......
     
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  22. Sander001

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    Who said anything about racquets?
     
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  23. trilix

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    Consult with her coach. Don't go buying her a new racquet, just because you think her 3 year old racquet is too old.
     
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