Which one would you choose ?

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  1. nns91

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    I think this can be annoying but if you can choose between AeroPro Drive (or +), Pure Drive (or +) or K61 team, which one would you pick as an ideal for a baseline player ( but also has a good feeling on the net) ?
     
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  2. Satch

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    K61 tour...
     
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  3. Daycrawler

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    Ncode 6.1.....
     
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  4. phoenicks

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    K62 team is very low power, not sure if it suits your dominant baseline play.
     
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  5. nns91

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    So among rackets that I listed. Which one would you choose ?
     
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  6. Drewwonu

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    APDC is the way to go if your a baseliner
     
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  7. phoenicks

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    pure drive if you want a rocket launcher, APD ( or with kotex ) if you want extra power but at the same time want a bit more control.

    I would basically stay away from K 6 1 team as it's a weird racquet, no weight, no power, too flexy.
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    APD (not the long version). That's what I would choose for me.
     
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  9. pfchang

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    maybe give the Aerostorm a shot.

    it'll have some finesse for touch shots, but also the APDC part in it for baseline mashing and such and such.
     
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  10. prosealster

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    APDC is the pick of the bunch for me... demo them all and u'll see... it's awesome stick on the baseline, less power, but more spin, control, stability and arm friendly compared to PD. It's a great serving stick too if u serve with spin, and a solid stick for volley..

    i think both APDC and PD are better baseline basher sticks than k61T
     
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  11. nns91

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    Yeah. I like APDC and PD too. It's so hard to choose between them. I am using a Drive Z Lite now so I don't know if the APDC and PD will be too heavy. Do you guys think so ?

    Should I buy both of them or just choose one ?
     
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  12. PAINTJOBLOVERS

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    one and stick with it.

    Baseliner = PD
    Counterpouncher, Defender or really varieted = APDC
     
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  13. nns91

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    Will it be really heavy comparing to a Drive Z Lite and a APDC ?
     
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  14. PAINTJOBLOVERS

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    I think Drive Z lite its just a racquet for juniors , no offense anyone out there. For me Pure Drive its a heavier, more power controlled version of the Drive Z Lite.
     
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  15. robertg06

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    Oh god hell no, I really hate that racket as a junior it caused me all sorts of problems. It was so light that I overswang and developed problems with my elbow :(
     
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  16. nns91

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    That's how I feel with it. It's too light. I need something more powerful. So is it like a ton heavier with Pure Drive or APD ?
     
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  17. robertg06

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    I've only used a Pure Drive once and it just didn't feel right for me....to be honest I've been using full size rackets since I was 9 so I was never really a 'junior' as such as I am also fully self taught...
     
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  18. nns91

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    That's how I feel with it. It's too light. I need something more powerful. So is it like a ton heavier with Pure Drive or APD ?
     
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  19. PAINTJOBLOVERS

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    no they're not A TON heavier, just the enough. i would really advice you to go with PD because of your game the description. you won't regret it. also Microgel Extreme wich is a bit less heavy than PD might be the right racquet.
     
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  20. master_stringer_mitchy

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    in a word yes. ive sold rackets for years and the drive z lite is a wicked racket for good juniors then there best to move on to the z tour then pure drive. that is of course if you like the chunkyer players stick. if i were you i would try to drive z tour and if you can handle it maybe just try the pure drive.
     
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  21. robertg06

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    I really like the microgel extreme, so I would say that or the pure drive.
     
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  22. nns91

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    I really appreciate you guys' opinions. So I can narrow my list down to PD and APD. It's such a hard decision. I don't know which one to buy. I am in a case that I cannot use the demo feature of Tennis Warehouse.

    In case I choose to buy PD, should I choose the normal or the + version ? The same for APD. Should I buy both ?
     
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  23. nns91

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    So I am about to finalize my choice. I am so tempted to buy both. Is it a good idea ?
     
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    So I can narrow my list down to PD and APD. It's such a hard decision. I don't know which one to buy. I am in a case that I cannot use the demo feature of Tennis Warehouse.

    In case I choose to buy PD, should I choose the normal or the + version ? The same for APD.

    So I am about to finalize my choice. I am so tempted to buy both. Is it a good idea ?

    REALLY URGENT !!!!
     
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  25. fin-tennis(h)

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    Don't get both. Choose one and buy two similar rackets. For both net game and baseline I would take APD (non-plus) because it's the most versatile racket in your list. Just make a choise find your string setup and stick with your choise.

    Just my two cents.
     
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  26. featherlight

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    wat kind of player are you baseliner , all rounder , serve and volleyer.
    please state. THANK YOU
     
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  27. PAINTJOBLOVERS

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    He says hes a baseliner and volleys every once in a while.

    Please dude, Hear me! LOL For baseline and a bit of volleys go with PD (not +). You will never lack of POWER, or SPIN. Even if you're tired, your balls wont lack of speed/power when you hit. Add control and you'll have a great racket for your type of game.

    If you're worried about the weight i definitly encourage you to take in count the Microgel Extreme. Wich is th same but less heavy. ;)
     
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  28. nns91

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    Yep. Thanks. I got the PD, probably a APD too. I decided to buy both of them since I love both of them.

    How does the Roddick version compares to the normal PD ?
     
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    Yep. Thanks. I got the PD, probably a APD too. I decided to buy both of them since I love both of them. I don't even know which PD I got since my mum bought it for me and gonna send it over. I guess she go the Roddick version by the way she said.

    How does the Roddick version compares to the normal PD ?
     
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  30. Tofi

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    if you want to feel the strings go for the 6.1 team but if you want the vibration dampened then go for the aero pro drive.
     
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  31. nns91

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    Thanks for your opinion but I think I am gonna stick with Babolat for now.

    I decided to buy both of them since I love both of them. I don't even know which PD I got since my mum bought it for me and gonna send it over. I guess she go the Roddick version by the way she said.

    How does the Roddick version compares to the normal PD ?
     
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    I decided to buy both of them since I love both of them. I don't even know which PD I got since my mum bought it for me and gonna send it over. I guess she go the Roddick version by the way she said.

    How does the Roddick version compares to the normal PD ?
     
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  33. nns91

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    How does the Roddick version compares to the normal PD ?

    Is it super heavy ?? Is the strung weight 323 g or 332 g ?

    I really need some input here before I decide to buy it.
     
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    How does the Roddick version compares to the normal PD ?

    Is it super heavy ?? Is the strung weight 323 g or 332 g ?

    I really need some input here before I decide to buy it.

    I am sorry if it's too annoying
     
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  35. Il Mostro

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    The APDC is a good all-court racquet. The only shortcoming it has is a too muted feel for my taste. If your game isn't primarily limited to the baseline, it is a better all-around choice IMO.
     
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  36. mawashi

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    That's perhaps why Nadal prefers the older version too LOL! I agree that the APDC is a pretty good all round stick but it feels a bit too light and I tend to hit shorter but higher top spin shots with that stick. I've yet to add lead to it but I'm sure it'll play better with some lead at the head. I've yet to get my hands on a non C APD but I think I'm really going to like it. mawashi
     
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  37. nns91

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    So how about A Pure Drive Roddick ? how is it comparing to Pure Drive ?

    Is it much heavier ? or just a little bit. I don't know if I should get the Pure Drive Roddick or not ??

    REALLY URGENT !!!
     
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  38. nns91

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    So how about A Pure Drive Roddick ? how is it comparing to Pure Drive ?

    Is it much heavier ? or just a little bit. I don't know if I should get the Pure Drive Roddick or not ??

    REALLY URGENT !!!
     
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  39. unprotennis

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    apdc all the way for a baseliner. that racquet is really good if you camp the baseline and like to grind and work that ball. not so great touch with the apdc though. i really despise the cortex system it jacks most if not all the feel.
     
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  40. unprotennis

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    by the way the pdr isnt too heavy its 0.4 oz heavier according to tw. if your just coming of arm related injuries dont take it. it has a crazy stiffness of about 71 if im not mistaken. the pdr is also good at grinding too like the apdc but has more stability
     
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  41. nns91

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    So how does the stiffness affect ?
     
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  42. PAINTJOBLOVERS

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    Everyone told you not to buy both rackets, because it is not good for your game however you did so.

    Its your money, and your decision so i don't see why should i ***** a about it, but next time if you're not going to take in account peoples opinions then dont make us waster our time responding to you.
     
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  43. nns91

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    Actually, I did not get both of them.
     
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  44. PAINTJOBLOVERS

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    you said you did.

    whatever. just dont do it please. its not gonna help your game.
     
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  45. the wise wizard

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    i would say that the apdc is the way to go, the k61 is pretty low powered for an intermediate racquet + it has an 18x20 string pattern which will not give the amount of spin you probably want, but the k61 easily has the best feel at net
     
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  46. nns91

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    I really appreciate your help, man. How will it destroy my game ??
     
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    I'd go for the aeropro drive, the extended length is ok if you have a two handed backhand.
     
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  48. nns91

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    How would using 2 different rackets destroy my game ?
     
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  49. PAINTJOBLOVERS

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    because you would have to always change the way you play to fit the racquet you would use, however if you go with only 1 racquet you will play always the same way and will be consistent in your groundstrokes wich will help you improve.

    if you change of racquets sometimes you will have to add or less the power you put into the ball, or sometimes you wont have as much as control as you want, swing speed will vary so your timing will have to change too etc. there are many things that you would have to change if you pick 2 racquets, and that bro is not gonna let you go further in tennis or improve your game.
     
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  50. nns91

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    I see. So I made a bad decision then ?? Is there any way I can fix it ?
     
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