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Dgdavid 11-28-2012 07:47 AM

Current Main Rackets for TW Testers
 
Hi TW,

With all the recent play tests, have there been any recent switches? I think Siobhan said she was switching to the new APD. Anyone else?
Chris sticking with PMP and C10 Pro or maybe going onto Blade 93? Maybe Andy too?
Granville still happy with Prestige S?
Brittany with 100S?
Jason edging towards Steam 99S?

David

TW Staff 11-28-2012 09:33 AM

Dgdavid,

I talked to all of our playtesters and here are our current main racquet(s):

Brittany:Yonex VCORE 100S (but excited to try the updated version next week)
Chris: Volkl C10 Pro/Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 95/Head Youtek IG Prestige MP
Andy: Yonex RDiS 100 Mid/Head MicroGEL Radical Mp Customized
Jason:Boris Becker Delta Core NYC Customized/Wilson Steam 99 or 99S
Siobhan: Babolat AeroPro Drive 2013
Spencer: Wilson Steam 99 S/ Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0
Tiffani: Donnay Formula 100/ ProKennex Q5 295
Karly: Wilson NTour 95/ Wilson Steam 96

As you can see, some can't choose only one (aka Chris)!

Brittany, TW

JackB1 11-28-2012 09:38 AM

sticky this! And keep it updated as you guys change your preference!
that's an order! ;-)

Also....what about Mike?

And....I would like to rephrase the question to all the playtesters...
"if you had to play one match to win at all costs, what ONE racquet would
you take to the court?"

jorel 11-28-2012 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 7036253)
Dgdavid,

I talked to all of our playtesters and here are our current main racquet(s):

Brittany:Yonex VCORE 100S (but excited to try the updated version next week)
Chris: Volkl C10 Pro/Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 95/Head Youtek IG Prestige MP
Andy: Yonex RDiS 100 Mid/Head MicroGEL Radical Mp Customized
Jason:Boris Becker Delta Core London Customized/Wilson Steam 99 or 99S
Siobhan: Babolat AeroPro Drive 2013
Spencer: Wilson Steam 99 S/ Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0
Tiffani: Donnay Formula 100/ ProKennex Q5 295
Karly: Wilson NTour 95/ Wilson Steam 96

As you can see, some can't choose only one (aka Chris)!

Brittany, TW

how is the 6.0 95 one of chris' main racquets?? its been discontinued for years?

please tell me its getting another lifecycle

btw chris...i just obtained a green braided 6.0 95...i'll trade you for your original prestige pro...the one from the 80s....

TW Staff 11-28-2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackB1 (Post 7036258)
sticky this! And keep it updated as you guys change your preference!
that's an order! ;-)

Also....what about Mike?

And....I would like to rephrase the question to all the playtesters...
"if you had to play one match to win at all costs, what ONE racquet would
you take to the court?"

Mike said that he would play with the Prince TT Warrior MP. As for the rest of us, the racquets listed above would be the ones we would play with in a competitive match. For those of us who listed multiple ones, it would be whichever one we found first on the racquet wall. ;-)

Andy, TW

jorel 11-28-2012 10:04 AM

whos mike?

JackB1 11-28-2012 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 7036299)
Mike said that he would play with the Prince TT Warrior MP. As for the rest of us, the racquets listed above would be the ones we would play with in a competitive match. For those of us who listed multiple ones, it would be whichever one we found first on the racquet wall. ;-)

Andy, TW

cop out! ;-)

coolblue123 11-28-2012 10:21 AM

Did J switch back to the London from the NYC?

JackB1 11-28-2012 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coolblue123 (Post 7036346)
Did J switch back to the London from the NYC?

looks like it. I was surprised by that too.

Also, Spencer going to the ultra tweener 100s??

Dgdavid 11-28-2012 11:16 AM

Thank you for the replies. Very interesting!

Granville and Carol?

TW Staff 11-28-2012 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coolblue123 (Post 7036346)
Did J switch back to the London from the NYC?

I didn't. That was a typo. Now fixed.

Jason, TW

Dgdavid 11-28-2012 11:20 AM

How does Andy customise his MG Rad? I use that too but use it stock.

TW Staff 11-28-2012 12:04 PM

Carol uses the Wilson BLX Six.One 95 16x18. Granville's current racquet of choice is the Head Youtek IG Prestige S .


Brittany, TW

TW Staff 11-28-2012 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dgdavid (Post 7036439)
How does Andy customise his MG Rad? I use that too but use it stock.

I had our expert racquet technician Paul Reed customize it (almost exactly) to the specs of a Yonex RDX 500 Mid, my favorite racquet of all time. I believe that it comes in a 12.2oz strung, 7.5 pts HL, with a swingweight of 324.

Here is an article I wrote about the process that Paul used to do my racquet:
http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/racq...ert-paul-reed/

Andy, TW

Dgdavid 11-28-2012 04:21 PM

Cheers Andy.

Francis27 11-28-2012 04:39 PM

oh i see Siobhan's current racket is the aeropro 2013. Im going to demo once it comes out, ive used the previous one and loved it. i may make a switch

coolblue123 11-29-2012 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 7036435)
I didn't. That was a typo. Now fixed.

Jason, TW

drats, I thought I'll get back to trying new sticks? =) Any possible suitors racquets in your queue? I thought I saw somewhere you like the Steam's alot.

Thanks again for the suggestions on the wrapping the lead. I just dialed it up to 11.7 oz.

TW Staff 11-29-2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coolblue123 (Post 7037710)
drats, I thought I'll get back to trying new sticks? =) Any possible suitors racquets in your queue? I thought I saw somewhere you like the Steam's alot.

Thanks again for the suggestions on the wrapping the lead. I just dialed it up to 11.7 oz.


How'd the lead tape experiment work out for you? Likes? Dislikes?

As for me, yes, it's true, I am really really enjoying the new Steam racquets. Both the 99 and 99S. Do I like them enough to make the official switch? Potentially. Make need to take a little bit of lead tape to them as well. :)

Jason, TW

coolblue123 11-29-2012 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 7038032)
How'd the lead tape experiment work out for you? Likes? Dislikes?

As for me, yes, it's true, I am really really enjoying the new Steam racquets. Both the 99 and 99S. Do I like them enough to make the official switch? Potentially. Make need to take a little bit of lead tape to them as well. :)

Jason, TW

Originally I had it leaded up in the handle to 12.6oz and put some on 12 and 6. That DC composite made it really stable on the 3/9 so no need to lead there.
Really like it at first 45 minutes. Unfortunately, from minutes 46 to 90, my shoulder wanted to disown my arm. So I got it down to under 12 oz and it's working out now. Majority of the lead is still on the handle.
Pros:
Stable against heavy hitters
Serves packed alot of heat
2 HBH are wicked
With alot of lead on the handle, you can add more of lead around the hoop and won't have that "racquet is leaving your hand," feel.
Have no fear at the net against hard hitters as racquet is stable.

Cons:
Salonpa's is my fashion statement.
Lost alot of feel and touch.

But then, I am using this setup, so lead handle setup for the win!

sportmac 11-29-2012 04:05 PM

Granville's Head Prestige
 
Did Granville weight up his Prestige S?


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