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realplayer 01-11-2013 07:10 AM

what is the best 18x20 racket between 95-98 inches
I'm looking for a new racket but cannot decide which one to get. I have to choose between a wilson blade, pure storm limited or dunlop 3.0 or maybe even a vantage/angell.
The racket has to have a 18x20 string pattern and I like to play serve and volley. So who tried these rackets and which one should I get?

yonexRx32 01-11-2013 07:13 AM

Head Liquid Radical MP with a little weight added to it or PK Redondo C 98, in that order.

slowfox 01-11-2013 07:24 AM

PK Black Ace or Redondo
Dunlop 4D 200

One of my hitting partners uses the Blade. He loves it. I tried it but prefer a slightly more flexible stick.

McLovin 01-11-2013 07:30 AM

From your list, I'd go Dunlop 3.0 > Blade > PS Ltd.

I haven't hit with the Dunlop, but have hit w/ the Blade & PS Ltd and didn't like either, so the Dunlop can't be that bad.

However, I agree w/ yonexRx32 on the Radical MP. Very versatile stick. Another two to look at are the Pacific X Force Pro 18x20 and the Donnay Pro One 18x20.

I use the X Force Pro 16x20 and love it. I assume the 18x20 has slightly more control. Form the reviews I've read, the Donnay is supposed to be a nice stick.

DownTheLineWith90 01-11-2013 07:37 AM

What is the meaning of "best?"

realplayer 01-11-2013 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by DownTheLineWith90 (Post 7112407)
What is the meaning of "best?"

a racket with a good plow through feel, nice sweetspot. good spin and maneuverability but control is the main thing.

PrincessAdam 01-11-2013 08:11 AM

Dunlop 3.0 all the way

mrmo1115 01-11-2013 08:23 AM

Blade and hopefully if the new Speed plays well, that one.

Brocolt 01-11-2013 08:30 AM

the new blade 98 all the way

KFwinds 01-11-2013 08:44 AM

I found the Donnay Pro One 18x20 to be the "best" of all the sticks mentioned so far. That said, I'm currently still a BLX Blade 98 user - also a great stick. The Donnay is just a bit softer, so may be switching soon.

Also, FWIW, I used Head Radicals for a long time. I owned all of them, but liked the MG and the LM the most. I like the Blade and the Donnay much better though; more power and spin, larger sweetspots, same control.

Praetorian 01-11-2013 08:50 AM

I think the Donnay Pro One 18x20 is pretty sweet.

T.P3D0R 01-11-2013 09:29 AM

pink blade

v-verb 01-11-2013 09:40 AM

I just opened a package from Kal - 2 Donnay X-Series Platinums. Will hit tomorrow but they are really nice so far...

royfrombigd 01-11-2013 12:22 PM

Blade, Blade and did I forget to mention Blade?

UCSF2012 01-11-2013 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by realplayer (Post 7112422)
a racket with a good plow through feel, nice sweetspot. good spin and maneuverability but control is the main thing.

The point was that there's no best. We don't know how you play and how strong you are.

The Prestige MP has a strong following. The Blade 98 is pure power, but it's not really a player's stick.

Seth 01-11-2013 06:54 PM

For a heavier option, any of the Wilson 6.1 95 18x20s. Otherwise, a Radical is very nice.

LanEvo 01-11-2013 07:06 PM

PS GT Ltd. ?

Backhanded Compliment 01-11-2013 07:18 PM

Depends on how much power you produce. If you produce a ton the Prestige MP is tough to beat because of the precision. Otherwise the Dunlop 3.0, Radical MP and Blade are fine go to's. The Dunlop Bio 200 is also a nice stick if you want something softer with a bit more power than the Prestige.

DownTheLineWith90 01-11-2013 07:33 PM

Are the regular BLX Blade and the Pink BLX Blade the same?
Except the pj of course

mrmo1115 01-11-2013 07:33 PM

Yes the same ^

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