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  1. MikeHitsHard93

    gravity MP demo from TW

    Probably dead strings
  2. MikeHitsHard93

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Holy crap, this thread is still active???? :-D
  3. MikeHitsHard93

    Back in the game

    Hello, everyone! It has been a number of years since posting on this forum. I recently got back to playing tennis after over a year hiatus. Looking for info on a new racket. I currently play with a Wilson BLX Pro Open and have played it for about 10 years. I'm looking for info on one of the new...
  4. MikeHitsHard93

    Good racquet for doubles player?

    Control at net?? What does that even mean?
  5. MikeHitsHard93

    JackB1's 11oz Racquet Corner

    I'm the same way. I really don't care anymore as long as I can play well. My game is more versatile now so I can use just about anything. Next purchase will be when I break a frame or they just get too worn out. I'm also done demoing. Been there done that :)
  6. MikeHitsHard93

    Head Graphene Prestige play test. MP/S/Rev Pro

    I loved the rev pro when I tried it. Like you said, you get a supreme feeling of confidence with it and you can just annihilate the ball
  7. MikeHitsHard93

    JackB1's 11oz Racquet Corner

    I really liked cyclone 17 mains and psgd 16 crosses both at 55 pounds. That's been my favorite setup. I used to have 2 grams at 3&9 but now I play it stock weight with a Wilson pro overgrip. I've found that I can use just about any light frame. Overall weight of a frame affects me more than...
  8. MikeHitsHard93

    JackB1's 11oz Racquet Corner

    Hey Jack, long time no see. What're you using these days? Lately I really don't care what frame I'm using as long as the strings are fresh poly or a hybrid. Need to restring my pro open after breaking them on a serve...hope all is well :)
  9. MikeHitsHard93

    How would you compare Head Graphene xt Speed Mp and Head Graphene Radical Mp?

    Speed is so much faster for me and the better of the two in my opinion. Similar power level except I get more spin with the speed
  10. MikeHitsHard93

    Some help with racket recommendations please...

    He made a good choice in my opinion.
  11. MikeHitsHard93

    Trying to leave the Pure Drive

    If they still sold it, I'd recommend the Wilson Blx Pro Open. It has the same pop as a pure drive without the harsh feel and with a little better control due to lower power. I've owned two and went with them over the pure drive for the same reasons. However, now I don't have any issues with pain...
  12. MikeHitsHard93

    Head Graphene XT Speed Pro feel is so stiff?

    I can't stand this frame now after using it off and on for a while. Way too stiff and just kinda unusable to me. Many better options. Same goes with the new extreme pro coming out. Just way too powerful and stiff compared to older versions.
  13. MikeHitsHard93

    Similar racquet to Wilson Pro Staff Classic Si 16x18

    That frame is pretty old now and it's hard to match playing characteristics between classic and modern frames these days. However, the frame that most resembles that would be a Wilson 6.1 (six one) 95 16x18. The stiffness is still there though, as it is for most rackets nowadays. The PSC is low...
  14. MikeHitsHard93

    Racket for a female beginner

    I wouldn't look too much into your frame, but I'd recommend anything in the sub 11 ounce range with a low swing weight (less than 320) and a mid plus-oversize range head (100-110). Good solid frames for beginners that don't break the bank can be found from prince and Dunlop. Stick with big name...
  15. MikeHitsHard93

    Head i.Radical MP L4 Made in Austria?

    Good question for vsbabolat I believe...
  16. MikeHitsHard93

    Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

    I see he's a fan of oversize frames
  17. MikeHitsHard93

    How hot is the Wilson Burn 100? (and Yonex Ai)

    Hahaha tell us what you think of them after you've had some time with them. :)
  18. MikeHitsHard93

    How hot is the Wilson Burn 100? (and Yonex Ai)

    I'm not forcing you to do anything lol. You're a big kid, you can make your own decisions ;) Joking aside, I'm only saying this out of experience. If you buy a racket new and use it, they won't allow a return as new.
  19. MikeHitsHard93

    How hot is the Wilson Burn 100? (and Yonex Ai)

    You shouldn't go by recommendations here for a purchase. Demo them both along with some other similar frames from different companies (aeropro drive/pure drive and maybe head extreme mp are good choices here) and see which one you like. You only pay for the cost of shipping from TW and you get...
  20. MikeHitsHard93

    Demoed my dad's racket, rude awakening...

    Yeah honestly suggestions are all from personal opinion and should only be taken as such. I've given (and taken) a lot of advice here, but a lot of the time it all just comes down to what feels right in your hand. It's like buying a pistol. Sure, a glock might suit most needs. But maybe I like...
  21. MikeHitsHard93

    Demoed my dad's racket, rude awakening...

    Ok so for instance, last night at my club we had a HEAD rep letting us sample all of the current line of rackets (including the new extreme) and lo and behold, my favorite frame was the prestige rev pro. Sub 11 oz, almost even balance, 93 sqin. Loved it. Like I said, play with what feels good :)
  22. MikeHitsHard93

    Demoed my dad's racket, rude awakening...

    Don't tempt me!!!
  23. MikeHitsHard93

    Demoed my dad's racket, rude awakening...

    Sometimes it's fun to have what the pros have though. It just adds to the tennis experience :) I love having good gear.
  24. MikeHitsHard93

    Demoed my dad's racket, rude awakening...

    Thank you, sir. I definitely agree that light weight frames can definitely get the job done. None of this "getting pushed around" nonsense. It all depends on who you are playing against, of course. But generally speaking, I think it's safe to say that most average club players don't "need" a...
  25. MikeHitsHard93

    Demoed my dad's racket, rude awakening...

    Who cares what the rest of the world thinks about what racket you use? I always play with whatever feels comfortable to me. I used to like heavy frames such as your six one, but now I enjoy using lighter frames in the 11 ounce range with larger head sizes. Go with whatever gives you the most...
  26. MikeHitsHard93

    Head Graphene Radical Pro

    I disagree. RA has a lot to do with how a racket plays in my opinion :)
  27. MikeHitsHard93

    Yonex Xi 98 better than Ai 98?

    Haven't used the Ai, but would like to. Used the Xi in a demo. Really good frame when you add lead to the head and add an overgrip. Huge spin and power. Good solid feel of the HM graphite.
  28. MikeHitsHard93

    Head Graphene Radical Pro

    To each their own :)
  29. MikeHitsHard93

    Head Graphene Radical Pro

    I find the MP to be erratic with its sweet spot. Feels like a pure drive with a much smaller spin window. Why would I buy a pure drive play-alike when I can have the real deal?