Wilson racquets

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by papa, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. papa

    papa Hall of Fame

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    Has anyone used the new ROK 100 (103?) and how it might compare with the Surge 100. Seem to be hitting more and more toward the upper limits of the sweet spot and might consider using something different. Have used the ROK 93 and like it but find I need something a little bigger. Presently used POG OS (107) and although I really like these racquets they are getting a wee bit heavy for me after a couple of hours.
     
  2. champ2087

    champ2087 New User

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    try the racquet board...thats what its for
     
  3. vin

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    I used to play with the ROK Mid. While I think it's a very nice racquet, it's nothing at all like the surge. The ROK has a flexible but crisp feel and an amazing amount of control. The surge is stiff, has way more power, can be unpredictable, but is easier to hit spin with.

    I have never tried the bigger ROK, but I would assume that the differences are pretty much the same. Oversized or not, it is still a low powered control racquet and the Surge is not.
     
  4. veauger

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    I tried the ROK and a ton of the other Wilson racquets, and settled on the Tour 95. Its light(er) at ~11.5oz than most of the other ProStaff's, and has the same head light balance. You can check out the specs here at TW, but I think its a nice racquet, and you can always add tape to 9 and 3 if you feel you need a bit more weight. Some people have complained about the sweet spot being too small, but I don't seem to be having that problem, and I'm no pro.

    You might also want to take a look at the Volkl V-Engine 10 Mid or MP. As a sidenote, I haven't personally played with a Volkl Catapult 10, but I hear a lot of people like it, and its on sale now at TW.
     
  5. vin

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    Actually, the Tour 10 V-Engine Mid is what I switched to from the ROK, so I will vouch for veauger's recommendation. :) It's more forgiving by having more power on off balanced shots and a larger sweet spot. The ROK has a slightly crisper feel. They are both nice racquets in my opinion, especially if you like a flexible and comfortable feel.

    A TW review was just done on the V-Engines. Apparently the Mid Plus is significantly different than the Mid.
     

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