Youtek Prestige Pro vs. BLX Blade

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  1. roc17355

    roc17355 Rookie

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    Really torn between these two. Currently play with the RDiS 200 and it just isn't doing it for me any longer. I've had numerous hits with both the above mentioned racquets but am just having a hard time pulling the trigger on one. Game style is all-court, I try to get into net when my opponent is pushed to either side. Heavy topspin forehand and flat THBH. Play USTA 4.0 so I play a good mix of singles and doubles. Just looking for some opinions from people who have maybe had longer stints with either or both of these racquets.
     
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  2. Andyroo10567

    Andyroo10567 Professional

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    I briefly tried out the 2012 BLX blade 98 16x19 and they played not to differently from each other. The BLX was strung with NXT control and mine was full bed of Techinifbre X-One Biphase. I prefer more heavier racquets and the BLX was just a tad too light for me. My prestige was leaded up to 13.1 oz and the BLX was 11.something.
     
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  3. UCSF2012

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    The question then is...do you notice a difference btwn the two? What shots are better, and what shots are worse?
     
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  4. SELFMADESOUL

    SELFMADESOUL New User

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    I've played with both - had a slightly longer stint with the BLX Blade but the stiffness and head heavy balance ultimately did not work out for my game. Definitely prefer the Prestige Pro for its feel/controlled power and love the leather grip!
     
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  5. session404

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    I am also a 4.0 and I've been using the IG Prestige Pro for about a year and like the feel and stability. Before that was the YTPP.

    If you're really torn why not get both the BLX and PP? Try hitting with each with same string and setup for several hours. Then sell the one you like less. Obviously it will take time and some money, but if you're serious about it I don't see how else.
     
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