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rafafan20 07-11-2013 07:50 AM

Interested in hearing some thoughts on the following players racquets.
 
4.5 player, like to serve and volley but aggressive on baseline too, ohbh, been using the tfibre 320 for the past 2 years or so and been looking to either change now (2 of my 3 frames cracked) or buy the new one. I've tested quite a few racquets, haven't found one I liked. Looking for something with a little more weight and control from the 320, something that can deliver huge serves and something very solid at the net but maneuverable enough to rip returns.

McLovin 07-11-2013 08:06 AM

Are you limited to those four? Because from what you've described, it would be a shame to rule out the Pacific X Feel Pro 90 Vacuum and the Yonex VCORE Tour 89.

If limited, although I prefer mid-plus frames, I liked the Volkl the one time I hit with it. Very solid & maneuverable.

rafafan20 07-11-2013 08:34 AM

I'm not a fan of pacific racquets, thought about trying the VCore but was scared off because of the 16x20 on an 89 head. I would consider trying it if I didn't like any of these 4, though.

Smasher08 07-11-2013 08:42 AM

There's also the IG Prestige Mid.

rafafan20 07-11-2013 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Smasher08 (Post 7584397)
There's also the IG Prestige Mid.

Worried about the small frame + dense pattern won't give me enough on my groundstrokes as I like to hit a very heavy ball. Considering the dunlop because I enjoy the more lively/modern feel of their recent racquets.

Smasher08 07-11-2013 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by rafafan20 (Post 7584408)
Worried about the small frame + dense pattern won't give me enough on my groundstrokes as I like to hit a very heavy ball.

Add lead. That's what I do. The extra weight enlarges the sweetspot while giving you lots of plow, and the dense pattern means you will get fantastic longevity out of thinner gauged strings.

rafafan20 07-11-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Smasher08 (Post 7584423)
Add lead. That's what I do. The extra weight enlarges the sweetspot while giving you lots of plow, and the dense pattern means you will get fantastic longevity out of thinner gauged strings.

@ 12? or 9 and 3? I've added at 12 before, like to keep the balance the same.

Smasher08 07-11-2013 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by rafafan20 (Post 7584471)
@ 12? or 9 and 3? I've added at 12 before, like to keep the balance the same.

All of the above, as well as under the buttcap. But realistically, it depends on what you want out of the racket.

9 and 3 add stability to off centre shots, and 12 adds spin. Both cause more pancaking at impact. And a little under the buttcap adds plow.

Mine are leaded up to 364 and have a 22.3 cm balance point. What would work for you or others would ultimately depend on what you want out of your frame.

spinovic 07-11-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by rafafan20 (Post 7584471)
@ 12? or 9 and 3? I've added at 12 before, like to keep the balance the same.

If you're good with adding lead, you might consider the TFight 315 - its specs leave some room for customization. You might get everything you want from that stick + some strategically placed lead tape.

Sander001 07-11-2013 07:10 PM

I own the BLX90 and the Organix Mid and the Volkl doesn't come near the Wilson, IMHO. To me, the Wilson feels way more solid and stable even with my O10 leaded up and swinging heavier than the Wilson[from which I even deleted weight by removing leather grip].

CRWV 07-11-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by rafafan20 (Post 7584408)
Worried about the small frame + dense pattern won't give me enough on my groundstrokes as I like to hit a very heavy ball. Considering the dunlop because I enjoy the more lively/modern feel of their recent racquets.

(In addition to the lead addition comments)

Gut mains @ <55lbs would also go a long way toward getting more power out of a stick like that.


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