Which Racket is right for me?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by XsuubieX, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. XsuubieX

    XsuubieX New User

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    Hi, I just recently started playing tennis more seirously, Today I broke my old racket, im looking to buy a new one but im not sure of the size i want, im looking for a light, large head, long racket. Im almost 6'' 0' if that matters. Im not looking for an expensive racket, less or around 150$ is what im looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My email is XsuubieX@gmail.com Feel free to send any information. Thank you.
     
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  2. WilsonPSSurgeX

    WilsonPSSurgeX New User

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    a surge x is a good racquet not just because im going to buy one soon but, it has a 100sq in head weighs like 11.3 ounces strung which isnt bad and its length is 27.5. Hope this helps or maybe you can try a babolat pure drive team plust it is identical to the surge x just different cosmetics.
     
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  3. XsuubieX

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    Thanks Very Much! I will look into it, ANYBODY else who would like to reccomend something, feel free.
     
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  4. !<-_->!

    !<-_->! Professional

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    Pro Kennex Laver Type S and R are nice tweeners also.
     
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  5. raven5288

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    LM Rad OS
     
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  6. XsuubieX

    XsuubieX New User

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    Thanks, though i couldnt find "LM Rad OS" Could you please specify its name. I did a search on google and froogle and turned up no results. Also im looking for a nice soft grip, i tried a hard grip racket and didnt like it.
     
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  7. raven5288

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    it's the Head Liquidmetal Radical Oversize. Sorry bout that, I've just gotten so used to shortening words.
     
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  8. Stormwolf

    Stormwolf Rookie

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    Babolat Pure Control Plus Mid-Plus
    - with Babolat Thermogut VS 17 string at low tension
    - with Babolat Elastocross string savers
    - or just go with Andy Roddick's Pure Drive Plus with the same stuff as above ^^
    - no I don't work for Babolat (but I should haha)

    ^^ Sponsor me Babolat? Sil Vous Plait? :D
     
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  9. JohnThomas1

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    How hard do you hit? What are your strengths and weaknesses?
     
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  10. XsuubieX

    XsuubieX New User

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    I hit fairly hard, Stengths would probably be forehand, and getting a spin on the ball, weakneses would be accuracy..
     
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  11. Steve H.

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    If you're just getting serious, an oversize frame will cut down on frustration -- but don't get a racquet that's too light, to improve accuracy you want to swing less hard and let the racquet do more of the work.

    A good choice might be the Head Ti.Radical oversize (a predecessor of the LM Radical) -- this is a time-tested design used by players from beginners to Andre Agassi. These are available from TW and elsewhere for $79 -- or if you shop around you can find used ones for about half that.
     
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  12. XsuubieX

    XsuubieX New User

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    Another question

    Whenever I would go to these website that sell rackets it always asks me to choose Grip, (grip 4 1/8, Grip 4 1/4.....etc...etc) Can anyone tell me what this means?
     
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  13. gmlasam

    gmlasam Hall of Fame

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    Re: Another question

    All racquets come in different grip size to fit you. Just like when you order a shirt, they ask for your size, sm, med, xl, xxl, xxx., xxxxl, xxxxxx. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl, and so on. :lol:
     
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  14. Nikeman0092

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    For the grip size just look at your old racquet and look on the bottom of the handle. If you like how it feels then get that size.
     
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  15. raven5288

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    it's always a good idea to choose the smaller grip if you are between two sizes. This way, you can build up the grip with overgrips to your personal size.
     
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  16. XsuubieX

    XsuubieX New User

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    Do grips make any difference in the racket, are they just levels of comfort for your hand? Also I have noticed some rackets have a very hard grip while others are soft (like my old racket) I prefer the softer grip, is the thickness of it a deciding factor?
     
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  17. Steve H.

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    Grips do come in a variety of thicknesses and densities so some will feel softer than others. You can also add a soft overgrip which will make the overall grip feel softer.

    The 4 3/8 or whatever number refers to the circumference of the handle, although different brands seem to measure this differently.

    for more info, check out
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/Gripsize/Gripsize.html
     
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  18. XsuubieX

    XsuubieX New User

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    Thanks

    Is anyone using the "Head Ti.Radical oversize" im looking into seriously buying it though im looking for a players opinion on this racket. Thank you very much.
     
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