When do you change your stick?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Relinquis, Feb 16, 2013.

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Why do you change from what you're used to?

  1. Allure of another...

    17 vote(s)
    21.5%
  2. Gotten a bit old (either of you)...

    10 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. Sometimes it's time to let go and give them to someone else

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Abuse (either way)

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  5. You like to experiment and connot commit

    27 vote(s)
    34.2%
  6. You have been let down too many times...

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. You don't change. You are loyal.

    13 vote(s)
    16.5%
  8. Othe reasons... (please comment)

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Relinquis

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    Assuming you've been playing with a racquet you like, when do you change your racquet? And why?
     
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  2. rdis10093

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    when there is lots of graphite showing, or when I get a new string job and it plays the exact same. If you change your grommets several times they it can really add some life to your racquet.
     
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  3. pkshooter

    pkshooter Semi-Pro

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    I would like to be that guy when people see me think... Dang they're still together
     
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  4. tyu1314

    tyu1314 Semi-Pro

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    I would change my racquet,when i find a racquet that can beat my current racquet in every catagory.
     
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  5. Muppet

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    I'm getting older (47) and further and further out of shape. Hence, a lighter more comfortable racquet.
     
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  6. Lilguy1456

    Lilguy1456 Semi-Pro

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    For fun...plain and simple lol
     
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  7. Overdrive

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    The day I change the racquets I have is when they are cracked or scratched to the point that they are cosmetically ugly. :)
     
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  8. matchmaker

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    because the Holy Grail is somewhere out there...
     
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  9. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    here lately, more often than I change my socks!

    I've got one Warrior that hasn't even been hit with....and now I'm in the Steam...
     
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  10. Rock Strongo

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    Whenever I smashed my last one, and that happens quite often...
     
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  11. Relinquis

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    ^^ Sampras! is that you?


    I haven't found the right one yet, but can't imagine leaving the ones i play with now.. maybe just add to the collection...
     
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  12. Povl Carstensen

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    If I lose with it.
     
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  13. The Meat

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    As soon as it starts cracking around the head from slapping it on the floor during slices and pick ups, around 3 years of straight play.
     
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  14. anubis

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    I voted "other". To experiment with different flexibility ratings in conjunction with arm pain.
     
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  15. movdqa

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    When I can get a matched set of something. The something doesn't matter that much - as long as it's heavy and not too stiff.
     
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  16. lobman

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    From the number of "allure" and "experiment" responses which are basically the same, it looks like there are a lot of racquetaholics like me out there!
     
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  17. mongting

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    Committing to my wife is enough for me.
     
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  18. tennisjon

    tennisjon Semi-Pro

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    I have changed racquets sparingly over the past decade. Leading up to the racquet I currently play with, I only changed racquets over the past 10 years because the old ones were causing my tendonitis to act up due to their stiff flex.
     
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  19. getsby

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    it's like a bad habit, like smoking or alcohol. how often do you change the racquet is a large difference. the fact is that you do what is missing in life, and you're trying to get this through the purchase of a new racquet.
     
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  20. zapvor

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    i...like to...demo..a lot.......like.......i pretty much switch.......every month.......oops
     
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  21. Andyroo10567

    Andyroo10567 Professional

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    The only 3 racquets I liked were the Prestige Pro/MP and the Pure Storm Tour. If i ever did switch, it would be an endless rotation between these 3 racquets every month. Easily able to give me a good scratch on the head to think about which one to keep.
     
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  22. mtommer

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    The only reason I ever switched was trying to find a similar racquet after I eventually broke my original racquets. I learned my lesson and I've bought plenty of M-Fil 200's to last me a good long while. Good thing too since Dunlop's 200 series has changed so drastically. Recently I did get a few 4D 200's which play nearly identical to my M-Fil 200's so I don't really consider it a racquet change when I finally get to use those frames years from now.
     
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  23. YoungLefty

    YoungLefty New User

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    When my stick no longer perform to my expectations.
     
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  24. lawlaw

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    When they explode. This seems to mysteriously happen after an exceptionally bad performance..
     
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  25. o0lunatik

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    Whenever something sounds exciting like when the Steam 99S came out, and you have to try it yourself to have an opinion on it. Great racquet but went to strings too quickly and awesome for topspin hitters but not for flat hitters like me. Went with modified Steam 99 non-S and hitting really well. Awesome frame with additional silicone inside handle.
     
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  26. TahoeTennis

    TahoeTennis Professional

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    I've been loyal to my Prince TT Warrior MP for 13 years, and it's still true love!
     
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  27. getsby

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    you're cool, I envy!
     
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