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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by clay_court_specialist, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. clay_court_specialist

    clay_court_specialist Rookie

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    I love the HPS 6.1 (power, spin, control, volleys, EVERYTHING!!!), but it has taken its toll on my shoulder. I have never had a sore shoulder before no matter how much I played on any given day, and after about 3 days hitting w/ this racket (2 practices and a match), my shoulder is quite sore. I am looking for the same racket with a lower swingweight. I know the stability won't be the same, but I would add some lead tape to bring it up a little bit, as long as it wouldnt be as heavy as the 6.1. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. - I do not have to stick with Babolat and Wilson, but I would prefer to because of the college player packages I am eligible for.
     
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  2. Coda

    Coda Semi-Pro

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    what about the tour 95? It has that great prostaff feel, and you can weight it up as necessary. Plus, it isn't nearly as stiff as the HPS 6.1.
     
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  3. chazz

    chazz New User

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    You might want to check out the Wilson Prostaff 6.0 95. It has a lower swingweight than the HPS 6.1 and a higher overall weight than the Tour 95.
     
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  4. clay_court_specialist

    clay_court_specialist Rookie

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    The rackets I can get through my player package are the H-Tour, Tour 90, Tour 95, ROK, Surge 5.1, and the HPS 6.1. I would like to limit it to those from Wilson and I can pick from ANY Babolat.

    Thanks again.
     
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  5. spinbalz

    spinbalz Hall of Fame

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    Babolat Pure Control 98 sq.in. headsize
     
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  6. kreative

    kreative Professional

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    babolat pure control std, babolat pure drive std, or wilson tour 95

    also what strings and tension were you using?
     
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  7. ps 6.0

    ps 6.0 Rookie

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    RDX 500 MP would be my suggestion. That or the Yonex Ti.RD-80. Or maybe a PS 6.0 95 w/some lead tape @ 2+11
     
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  8. clay_court_specialist

    clay_court_specialist Rookie

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    I was using Sensation 16 at midrange. It didnt effect my elbow or wrist at all...just my shoulder from serving.

    The Pure Control's sw is only 5 grams lighter and the Tour 95's only 7 grams lighter...will it make that big of a difference?

    Thanks again.
     
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