Why not use the Rafa racket? or Head extreme pro 2.0?
Originally Posted by rafafan20
Previously used the APD+ but due to it being a little too hard on my shoulder and a little too uncontrollable (esp. on the backhand) I am trying to find a new racket.
I am a 4.0-4.5 player. My biggest weapon is my first serve. I mix up a lot of kick, flat and slice serves. I try to hit the forehand as much as possible both to push opponent back and to put the ball away. I have a one handed backhand and use a lot of slice from that side. I try to come to the net fairly often. My biggest weakness is definitely my return game which is pretty terrible.
I would like a racket with a headsize between 97-100 and generally like an open string pattern. Ideal weight would be between 11.5-12.
I have tried these rackets
Prince Rebel 98 (liked it except not enough control and too much power)
Prince Tour 16x18 (loved it for serving and groundstrokes but found it flimsy on returns/volleys)
Dunlop Bio 200+ didn't work for me at all
Dunlop Bio 400 Tour too flimsy at net
Head Radical Youtek IG MP didn't work for me at all
Yonex RDiS 200 Solid but would like a racket w/ more weight behind it for serves
Yonex ezone xi 98 favorite so far but lots of misshits because of frame shape
Wilson Juice Pro too powerful
The following demos are in the mail
Yonex Vcore tour 97
Head youtek ig extreme pro
Tecnifibre TFight 320 VO2 Max
Volkl Organix 10
Anything I'm missing? I have never liked Wilson rackets so I'd rather steer clear there.