Recent content by sma1001

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    Racquet after DR98 ...?

    For me the Ezone 98 lacks the feel that the DR98 provides, and plays much stiffer. The Vcore 98 is somewhere in between the two. It may take a few goes to get the string and tension combination right on these. For me YY PTP 1.25 at 48 worked well in the VC98.
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    Moving on from my Wilson Ultra Tour, looking for suggestions

    I have gut-poly in my UT, plus a little lead at 3 and 9, and it works.
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    Prestige Pro vs Phantom Pro 100p

    Prestige P vs P100P. Both are thin beamed players racquets with an open string pattern. For me the Prestige offers more pinpoint control but with a smaller sweetspot and less spin. It has a relatively "modern" feel - so feels stiffer than the specs suggest. The P100P has quite a large sweetspot...
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    From a prince tour 100t to a yonex racquet i need help

    +1 for this analysis
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    Heavy racquets

    I've recent picked up a Head Radical Twin Tube OS - the "zebra". Despite being such a large head i'm finding that the stability offered combined with 18/19 pattern and 58RA gives me a very high level of consistency without losing control. For example it allows me to play a "block" defensive shot...
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    Need ideas to replace 350g Yonex DR98, striving for more connected feel.

    Ok. Well there are too many racquet options to go over, but it makes sense to mention the newer Ezone 98 305. This has a generally stiffer lay-up so perhaps demo that and see if you prefer the feel?
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    Need ideas to replace 350g Yonex DR98, striving for more connected feel.

    Feel is such a subjective concept that it's difficult to give advice. If the racquet si simply too dampened for you then steps such as a skin feel grip, or a stiffer string, might help you. On the other hand if you mean that you can't get the "touch" shots right (e.g drop shots) then gut mains...
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    Head LiquidMetal Radical OS

    Thanks! Can you tell me if the mold changed for the LM? More particularly was it the same as the TiRadical (and i understand the "new" anniversary OS), or different?
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    Head Radical OS Ltd users

    I've recently invested in the Zebra. It has a plush feel which reflects the combination of twaron and stiffness of 58RA. I am interested in how the new 25 anniversary version plays at 64RA so if any more people have comments on that do respond here. Also: was the original TiRadical OS 320g -...
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    Wilson Ultra Tour (Monfils)

    UT for me is an excellent racquet. With a little lead at 3 and 9, and a gut-poly set up, you get a highly predictable response with a plush feel and uniform flex across the frame. I have very high levels of control but also the ability to flatten out for faster court penetration. It’s not a...
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    Head LiquidMetal Radical OS

    How can you tell if they are MIA or China?
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    Wilson Clash Tour G3

    Description: Wilson Clash Tour Grip Size: 3 Quantity: 1 Head Size: 100 Condition: 9/10 Weight: 310 grams unstrung Specific Time Used: 3 hours. General Description: Excellent save for small chip at 3 and tiny scratch at 9, plus light bumper rash. Pictures will be provided. Price: GBP £109 plus...
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    Prince Phantom 93P 14x18 vs 18x20... let's discuss.

    I think the problem may be that when a player misses with a tweener they accept it as a bad shot, but when a player misses with a mid, they decide they wouldn't have missed with a tweener, and the racquet must go. Difficult to get the Tweener Devil off the shoulder.
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    Similar rackets to the Dunlop Aerogel 300 4D

    I loved that Dunlop. Fantastic stick. Try the Angell K7 Red. Not the same, but there is heritage there. The Angell reminds me of the Dunlop but makes the game easier.