which racket helped you improve the msot as a beginner?

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  1. sawx8

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    which racekt in general helps a beginner improve as much as possible and also fast with a lot of dedication and time?
     
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  2. vndesu

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    lm radical
     
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  3. AlpineCadet

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    Although I am currently using the LM Radical MP, I would say the best frame that brought me to where I am today would be the Prince Original Graphite OS. Hands down, that frame has amazing ball feel compared to current frames like the K-Factor 90/MG Prestige. (As soon as I hit the ball, I somehow knew whether or not it was going to hit the net. Must have been the layup in the frame.) It also had great ball bite, and decent power. The flex was great enough to not give me tennis elbow, yet it retained a lot of power thanks to the open string pattern. The only gripe I have is that the frame is too big at 107 sq. in., and the only alternative is the stiffer 93" POG.
     
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  4. HoVa

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    Head Pro Tour 280.

    never have I ever felt a racquet where I could just swing away and all my balls would land in.
     
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  5. Ljubicic for number1

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    Prince TT Bandit OS.


    Don't think Alpine Cadet's POG OS is a very good racquet for a beginner at all. Its quiet a hand full, slow to swing, heavy and hard on the shoulder. Its a more advanced stick. But if it served him well than thats great.
     
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  6. AlpineCadet

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    I went from the Prince Synergy Lite to the POG, and never looked back. The weight wasn't really a problem for me at all. My serves and groundies seemed to be alright, and I never really thought I was held back. I def. owe a lot to that frame, and would highly recommend it to any beginning player.
     
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  7. counter_puncher

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    na. Prince TT Scream.
     
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    For me it was the Head Ti.Radical.. It was much easier to handle than my previous racket, the Head Pro Tour, or it had more power I don't know. I just played much better with th Ti.Radical.
     
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  9. Tempest344

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    LM Radical MP
    made me provide my own power more
     
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  10. origmarm

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    I would say the PSC6.1 Classic. You had to swing right with this bat or it just wasn't going to happen. Amazing stick.

    For today I think the LM Radical is a great stick for an introduction to Player's racquets, it's a players stick with more pop and a very forgiving head I found, the sweetspot seems to be very large and forgiving
     
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  11. sixone90

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    Wilson Triad T5
     
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    Wilson PS 6.0 85 St Vincent's
     
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    1982 Head Graphite Vector: Roughly 77 square inches of hitting surface. Dense string pattern. Benign flex. Really positive feel. Required accuracy to succeed. Disciplined my stroke mechanics, timing, and footwork. I'm glad I didn't opt to begin with a Prince oversize; I think I would have gotten up to a certain Intermediate/advanced Intermediate level and plateau'ed out with lazy footwork and form which the bigger rackets tend to allow (as they can be more "forgiving" and thus a crutch).
     
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  14. rosenstar

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    Babolat Drive Z Max

    got it when I was 13ish. Lasted me a year in which I greatly improved.
     
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    Too light :(
     
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    i.Radical OS

    Thanks cousins!
     
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  18. xpaulinabearx

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    Prince TT
    don't remember which one though :(
     
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    definitely my Dunlop 300g and then my Head Liquidmetal Instinct, then it was my Flexpoint instinct then my tecnifibre 325
     
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  21. rosenstar

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    not at all. I was a beginner and I was a small kid. I enjoyed playing with it.

    A beginner shouldn't be overly concerned with his/her racquet, they should find something comfortable and pick it up and play with it. As they learn and their technique improves, they will learn about what they like, and what they dislike in a racquet, and will pick a new racquet accordingly.

    How many good players can legitimately say that they would not be the player they are today if they weren't taught tennis for the first time with a wood racquet or a ps85 or whatever the case may be? None that I know of.

    To answer the op, it really doesn't matter IMHO. At a beginner's level, coordination is most important. A beginner should be practicing technique. Learning when to turn one's shoulders, or move one's feet correctly has nothing to do with the racquet they hold in their hand.
     
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