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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    Reviews aren't that helpful generally speaking. When you don't know anything it can serve as somewhat of a guide, not that the reviews are giving away tons of useful information but that they say something, and when you don't know much, it can be hard to know where to start. Beyond that, you're...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    The vcore 95 2023 has slightly less effective mass across the stringbed compared to the Speed Pro and the Blade v8 18/20, according to TWU data. Nothing a little tweaking couldn't fix (it also swings faster than the Blade and Speed at average stock specs, so depending on swing style and other...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    Spin rackets are good for players, at higher levels, that have games where spin plays a huge role, generally speaking. There are exceptions, like players for instance that find higher margins with a high throw, players that may or may not play with a lot of spin. That can and does absolutely...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    A modern one hander has the potential to lessen the problems associated with the shot. But going that path, if your current backhand swing style is rooted rather deep and it's distinctly different to a modern one, it would take a lot of effort. That is up to you. But depending on your level, the...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    Things that are ok for one handers. High RA is fine. Low RA is fine. Mid sizes are fine. 100 inch head sizes are fine. Extended length is fine. Standard is fine. Light specs are fine. Heavy are fine. Low launch angles are fine. High are fine. Dense string spacing is fine. Open string spacing is...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    Someone can only be dishonest with you, not be aware that their recommendations aren't much better than them listing their favourite fruits, or list what works for them but be honest in saying that you may or may not like these things, because this is all personal to each player. Tennis Nerd...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    I didn't know she was using under 300g. Never actually checked her specs at any stage weirdly. Or maybe I forget. For sure one of the best single handers ever (and one of the most beautiful). Thanks for that.
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    Some one handers (pros in this case) use relatively light frames. I don't know any with a 300g racket (one handers). But I'd say 315ish grams (forgot that's with an overgrip, so that could be more like 310ish unstrung) is pretty light for example. This is the Tsitsipas racket I've used for this...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    If that's what you want, you can get it with most frames on the market. Add weight. Add it where you want and in amounts that bring its specs where you want them. This is even more important even at rec level with heavier rackets thanks to quality control. Always better to start lighter than you...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    From what I've read, a high recoil weight with a light racket kind of requires polarization. The other way to get it is to have a very heavy racket. It sounds like you're saying that rackets are made for double handers nowadays because they're light, and that light more polarised frames are...
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    Attention: One-handed backhand

    I'll be honest with you. You're more likely to find what works well for you if you get this idea of there being such a thing as a one hander racket out of your head. It's largely nonsense. (Editing in quickly something because of what another comment said. Look up Gasquet, Shapo, Musetti...
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    HELP picking a new racquet, switching from Yonex Duel G 330g

    I was a Duel G 97 user, but I had a custom spec, 372 g strung with a 363 swing weight. So beefy. I play with spin, power, and quick points. I later switched to a pro staff essentially at the same custom spec for a little easier spin access. And then I had kids. And immediately I was playing way...
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    Pure Aero Rafa Origin 2023

    I assume you're joking.
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    Is Pure Drive VS very similar to aero VS?

    A better test would be to start lowering tension in smaller amounts and ensure, and this highly important, that you use the same string. Test two strings at the same tension right from the machine and you're going to like one more than the other. They're different strings after all with their...
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    Is Pure Drive VS very similar to aero VS?

    Specs are entirely personal. Objectively, you can try others specs and pros specs etc all you want, but the only way you will find what you like is to experiment through trial and error. I'd say a good starting place is to know what it is you want to boost and acknowledge what is hindered in...
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    Is Pure Drive VS very similar to aero VS?

    Perhaps consider lowering the tension. You can pretty much go as low as you/like, within some limits (so maybe not 15lbs for example). A lot of people believe a common misconception that lowering the tension increases power, but in reality it doesn't affect your ball speed in any meaningful way...
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    Is Pure Drive VS very similar to aero VS?

    VS just stands for versatility. So a Pure Aero VS is a more versatile Pure Aero. A Pure Drive VS is a more versatile Pure Drive. The 'technology' that creates this is a thinner beam, less space between the strings, and smaller head size, and perhaps some other things. Nothing revolutionary...
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    Is Pure Drive VS very similar to aero VS?

    Yes and no. I've tested both and there's definitely a feeling that you're using rackets with a very similar formula/process in mind. Even the feeling at contact isn't massively different. Still, they're different rackets. Here are the differences from my play testing a while back at this point...
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    Evolution of Tweener Racquets

    I suspect it has more to do with what tweaks they can make and market as an evolution to convince consumers to buy the next one. They've been increasing energy return and ease of spin access. Comfort has gotten better recently. So one direction they can go with next one is to reduce energy...
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    IGA SWIATEK racket 2022

    Technique. Years of training and currently training at the top level of the sport. But then yes equipment also matters on top of that. The IGA racket is one of the most spin friendly 98's around. Having basically tested them all bar the 2022 Dunlop SX 300 tour, current spin rackets, I feel the...
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    Carlos Alcaraz with pure aero VS in 2021

    Pretty much spot on. That or excellent timing, as there are some players, like Mannarino, who don't play with much spin yet use Babolat frames with success at the pro level. As a Babolat user myself though I'm very much aware of how much control is gained through spin and lost through lack of...
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    Carlos Alcaraz with pure aero VS in 2021

    People need to stop thinking of it as generating own power Vs not generating own power. Why not generate own control if we're going that route? Think of it instead as energy return, and that may help paint a clearer picture. You've also got the overall setup itself. A lot of younger guys now...
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    IGA SWIATEK racket 2022

    The player is the base. The setup (racket, string(s), tension, weight, balance ,swing weight, twist weight) builds on that. The better you get the more the setup matters. It's not an either or situation. What a setup won't do is play the game for the player, so the fundamentals need to be in...
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    IGA SWIATEK racket 2022

    It's the most spin friendly 98 probably I've personally tested, and I've pretty much tested all the big ones bar the latest 2022 Dunlop 300 Tour, which I will get to at some point. Very high launch angle for a 98, more like some 100 inch rackets. Really nice energy return that fits somewhere...
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    Babolat Pure Aero 2022

    True. I'd still buy it if they ever release it though, but not to actually play with (besides a short 20 minute hit or something).
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    Babolat Pure Aero 2022

    It almost certainly won't be a better racket (or worse). It won't likely even deviate a ton from what it is now seeing how popular it is. But it will likely be slightly different in a few ways so they can say they've changed or 'improved' something when marketing it. Still, the ways in which it...
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    Tennis Warehouse: Dunlop SX Playtest

    Maybe try adding weight first to your 2020 SX 300. See how that works out for you and if you can land on a spec that provides a compromise suitable for you. Stability is something that can nearly always be fixed quite easily with a decent racket, and it's only really an issue if you have a...
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    Tennis Warehouse: Dunlop SX Playtest

    Your vcore pro 104 specs: Face size 104 square inches length 27 inches weight 290g Balance point 325mm Frame thickness 22.0-22.0-22.0mm String pattern 16 × 19 Didn't see it's RA. Or swing weight. The SX 600 specs: Head Size: 105 in / 677.42 cm Length: 27.25in / 69.22cm...
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    Tennis Warehouse: Dunlop SX Playtest

    On paper, just looking at how they lineup (FX 700 and SX 600), the SX 600 will have slightly less energy return but a higher launch angle and easier spin access. It should also be a little more stable as its heavier than the 700, which may lead to a more penetrating shot. It's still light...
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    Tennis Warehouse: Dunlop SX Playtest

    In many ways I'm not the person to be giving advice on oversized rackets because as far as I can recall I've only tried two (an oversized pure drive briefly back when I started playing years ago and then the SW Autograph racket). Just giving some of my two cents on this, I suspect on paper the...
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