Whats the best slice racket

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  1. ttwarrior1

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    for hitting drop spin shots just over the net to make my opponent run after it. Is a 95 racket or a heavier racket better for that or my warrior a good one. yeah i know its my game
     
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  2. D-man

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    for drop shots like that the best rackets are low-powered, highly control-oriented rackets that just suck the life out of the ball. You can hit drop shots with any racket though, but with power rackets you'll find it difficult to not hit it with too much pop. these rackets will hit superior drop shots, but can be difficult to play with. try the rdx 500 mid maybe.
     
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  3. Bungalo Bill

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    I like a lot of flex for slicing. Makes it feel like butter and allows one to really go through the ball.

    The best slicing racquet I have ever played with was the Head Prestige Classic.
     
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  4. diredesire

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    Along with flex, i like a little weight in the head to really pull through the strike zone. I don't want to say a "head heavy" racquet is best for this, but one with a little substance. I play fairly head-light racquets, but i find ones that swing a little heavier (some more material in the hoop) to slice better. They resist the tendency to float the ball.
     
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  5. sureshs

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    X1 with lead at 10 and 2
     
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  6. ask1ed

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    I would say the n code 95, strung with high control, soft string, a little tighter than normal, for lower power.
     
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  7. 35ft6

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    Word. It's much easier to hit drop shots and touch shots in general with my 300g, which is a low powered racket. Maybe even very low powered.
     
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  8. Bungalo Bill

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    300g? Wow, that is a powerful racquet. Can't see how anyone can play with that stick. Too much ommmmphf. :)
     
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  9. pistolpeege

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    I used to play Babolat pure drives, and I noticed I caught the frame a lot on the slice.

    Probably my technique, but may have something to do with the wide beam.

    Actually, it probably was my technique... :)
     
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  10. ttwarrior1

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    reason why i ask is , is because sometimes i do the shot perfect, they cant even run afer it, they know its a winner.

    other times it just feels like i hit a bowling ball and hits the bottom of the net. Even though im sure i hit it the same way or at least close. I use a ttwarrior
     
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  11. diredesire

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    I would say the 300g is a medium to medium-oomphy powered racquet, like the above poster ;)

    Definitely not low.

    I think you might need to re-think your game plan if you are relying on a drop shot being a point ender ;)
     
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  12. 35ft6

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    TW rates it at low to medium, which is surprising to me. Must be the open string pattern because with a swing weight of 300 and a 64 flex rating, it doesn't feel powerful to me at all. The right strings and tension certainly helped though.
     
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  13. ttwarrior1

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    whats the exact name of the racket you recommend, i just see xl
     
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  14. kevhen

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    I used to be a great dropshotter using a 10.5 ounce evenly balanced underpowered frame. Now with a 12 ounce, more powerful racquet, it's harder to hit with such touch and the players and surface I play on are much faster so I hit maybe one dropshot per set instead of like a half dozen. I would recommend a lighter, low powered racquet if you are into droppers.

    I have a Dunlop 300G and a Volkl Tour 8 and both have quite a bit of power (I do add an ounce of tape to the head on each of these). I would go with an even lighter racquet if you are just into dropshots.
     
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  15. ttwarrior1

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    so you recommend a 200 g or something else
     
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  16. ttwarrior1

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    but i need a heavy racket
     
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  17. ttwarrior1

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    still no answer on what i asked in my last two posts
     
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  18. Bungalo Bill

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    I was just pulling your leg. I demoed that racquet and it did have too much power for me. But then again, I like racquets that don't add anything whatsoever to the ball and string my dead strings real high!
     
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  19. Bungalo Bill

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    I think you need to demo some racquets. Demo the 300g, the 200g, and so on until you find the racquet you like. If you were following the discussion between 35ft and I, he likes the 300g and felt it is a low powered racquet. I on the other hand, thought it had too much pop for my liking.

    Do you see what is happening? The same racquet got two different responses. You really need to see for yourself what you like. Unfortunately, the only way to really do this is going through the mundane process of demoing.
     
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  20. diredesire

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    This thread has been moved to the "Racquets" forum by request.

    Sorry for the inconvenience!
     
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  21. Zverev

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    I would second this reply, e.g.
    200g is great for slices/drop shots
     
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  22. man-walking

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    M-Fil 200 (or 200G ... not too far...), but with the n6.1 18x20 I can make some slice missiles, very rectilinear and low, really piercing.
     
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  23. jackson vile

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    Nothing beats the MaxPly for slice you can count on that.
     
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  24. ttwarrior1

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    ok ill demo the 200g, should i do the 200 or the 200 xl or the mil200.

    Im gonna choose one of those and a head flexpoint prestige and then a babolat aeropro and even a prostaff original
     
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  25. ShcMad

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    I'd say give the Yonex RDX500 MidPlus a try. I had some nice slicing with that thing.
     
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  26. louis netman

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    PRTi, Warrior (heavily leaded @ 3 & 9), Slaz X1 w lead, C10 Pro, PS 6.0 95, Wilson Tour 95 (heavily leaded @ 3 & 9)...
     
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  27. EclipseRydr97

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    try the older version of the racket you're using, the Prince Precision Response Titanium. rafter used it til he retired, just had a paintjob on the warrior. i hit with that stick and it was able to do all the slice shots perfectly...
     
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  28. BreakPoint

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    The PS 6.0 95 is probably the best racquet for hitting slices I have ever used. The Slaz Pro X-1 is not too bad, either.
     
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  29. bobby

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    I slice very well with the i.Radical MP. You can knife the hell out of the ball yet still maintain good control. A rather harsh racquet though.
     
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  30. rocket

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    Boris Becker's Puma PCS or Estusa, they slice like a dream so I hear. :cool:
     
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  31. Skppr05

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    a heavier racquet with a high tension
     
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  32. ttwarrior1

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    are most of the demo rackets strung the same? Never though of that since you said high tension.

    guess ill get me some lead tape and put it on my warrior i have now also.

    Funny thing also ive had the same strings from day one even though i hit like a cannon.
     
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  33. AkutsuJin

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    Its called practice guys, not the equipment
     
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  34. pached

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    Tension on racquets vary so you can't make a generalization by asking if demo racquets are strung the same, just like you can't generalize by referring to any racquet sold at Walmart as a Walmart racquet.

    Your racquet is also probably prestrung and the strings are probably in the pits if you hit as hard as you say you do. Forget about demoing a racquet if you're not going to put effort into having your current equipment in optimal shape and playability.
     
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  35. 10sNut

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    I've had the most success hitting drop shots with 12.0 plus sticks like the 6.1 classic and new M-fil 200. I've had the hardest time adjusting to the Babolats for some reason and I've tried almost all of them.
     
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