What is a good racket for a beginner?

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  1. 2slik

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    Head? Yonex?
     
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  2. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Any of the Radicals. They are light enough for beginners to play with but are good enough for advanced play as well.
     
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  3. Buckethead

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    Yonex of course, just great stability for light rackets not seen on HEAD cheap low end rackets. Only good rackets by HEAD is pro stock ones, which is not sold anywhere.

    Check ezone 107, ezone rally, ezone TEAMs ,SFIT 3 and 5, VconX 18.
     
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  4. Hapless

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    If you're a beginner, you're best off buying something on close-out, because for the first 6-12 months it won't matter what you play with. You also need something with some power to it, because it will be a while before you can generate your own pace. I liked using something mildly oversized when I was just starting, but avoid the game improvement frames that are more geared towards seniors.

    Looking at what's on sale at TW, either of the Radical OS models are terrific all-around rackets. Prince O3 Red or Blue are great beginner's sticks with some room for you to grow into, and the O3 White is a little heavier but feels good as well to swing. Dunlop 600 or Babolat Drive Z 105 are other good options.
     
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  8. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    I dunno, there is a part of me that would quite like a Big Bubba in my bag (assuming I could even get it in there) just for shock value!
     
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    I was messin but that'd be quite a racket......
     
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  10. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    well, same, obviously.

    I've never even seen one!
     
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  11. TheBoom

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    Me either but i wanna! On the kids racket review kahnna (sp?) had one and it was over half her size haha
     
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  12. Mick

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    imo, it probably doesn't matter what racquet you would use in the beginning.
     
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  13. mctennis

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    Volkl V1 Classic. This racquet grows with your abilities as you get better. You don't have to keep buying different racquets as the beginner gets better.
     
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  14. Тинана

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    OP, any racket with a large sweetspot will suit you the best.
     
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  15. Yenster

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    Prince O3 Hybrid Hornet MP or OS
     
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    Honestly....a wood racquet. They work well for training better players as well.
     
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    Anything under 320Grams strung, not strung with a poly.
     
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    any babolat. x__x
     
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