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    Prokennex Black Ace 105 vs Black Ace 300

    Hey there! I'm a 34-year-old, skinny dude weighing in at 132lbs. I live in Europe, and I've been hitting the courts for about 20 months now, mostly on clay. I'm officially 3.0. My routine involves training once or twice a week with a couple of pro coaches at my club, who happen to be ex-ATP...
  2. S

    Advice on something whippy on FH but solid on BH

    Hello all, hoping for a bit of expert advice: I currently play with a head extreme tour (305g) which has an added 1g of lead tape at 12 o clock and and probably 1.5g added to both 3 and 9. This has helped me achieve a really nice whippy forehand and serve I’m very happy with but I really...
  3. RF_PRO_STAFF

    Mission Somewhat Impossible: my best possible main frame

    So I'm a regular in the Diary of a Racketaholic thread and I have no plans changing that. I don't really demo frames from shops/retailers but just buy them new or used and sell them on if I don't like them enough to keep them. I'm a somewhat advanced club player with a well rounded, attacking...
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    Racquets similar to previous generation Prestige Pro and CX 200 Tour

    Hi, I hope everyone is doing well. I am looking for racquets similar to the Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro and the Dunlop CX 200 Tour 18x20. Open to any suggestions! I like the control and consistency of the Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro, but the low stiffness and access to power of the...
  5. Rob209

    Angell TC95 16x19 Vs 18x20

    So….. I’ve very nearly committed to Angell frames twice now. This time I’m really going to do it. Currently play with Aero VS with some added lead at 12 and in the handle. Play some representative tennis at O40 level. All court player. Decent serve (although spin and precision are my biggest...
  6. TennisCouple

    H22 vs Blade v4 pro stock

    I recently got my hands on a pro stock blade v4 with V8 pjs and have been really enjoying it. I have been spending time researching the different blades out there and the H22, and I am trying to decide whether to get another one or try H22s but I have no idea what they are like. What are the...
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    Racket shopping guidance, pls

    Hello all! Happy 2023. I am shopping for new rackets for the first time in a decade+. I have a few questions regarding specific models and also regarding the process overall. Any help on either front is hugely appreciated. First and foremost, I've only ever played with Prince rackets (Prince...
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    Advice for Changing Rackets

    Been using a Babolat Pure Drive 107 (2018) for about 3-4 years now and feeling like I might need a change to new racket. I string with Isospeed baseline normally and I've been increasing the tension (anywhere from 55-65 recently). I feel like racket is starting to have too much power for me, and...
  9. Bender

    A question for racquet wizards

    I've placed an order to get a pair of Pure Strike 16x19s from TWE as backup racquets to the ones I already have, so I need to have them matched. Unfortunately, TWE have apparently stopped providing customisation services altogether and will only provide matching services, wherein I get to...
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    Next racquet after Babolat EVOKE 102

    Hi, I got that Evoke 102 from friend and training now regularly with Pro for 2nd year, and she suggested me to progress to another level racquet, my current Evoke's strings move a lot now and probably could be restrung. I still like Babolat, while my coach recommends others like Yonex eZone...
  11. AceyMan

    Inquiries on moving from 26" to a full size frame for a junior

    That's it. That's the thread. Angles could be: When are they ready to move on from a Jr frame? What are good frames for the move up? (at the time of your response) How to judge/fit weight & balance, grip size, what-not, for a growing junior. Etc., /Acey
  12. Troy_Chen

    Vcore 95 vs Ezone Tour

    I currently have a Yonex Ezone Tour and like it a lot so far. I’ve heard lots of good things about the VCore 95, namely the control afforded by smaller headsize and 16X20 string pattern. Just wondering how the two racquets compare against each other in groundstrokes, volleys, offense/defense...
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    Good racquet to buy?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the world of tennis and I was looking for some help. I started to play rarely with my friends with an old racket of my father, I know, it should not be done. Now that I am getting really into it, I would like to make a first personal purchase, among these here , which...
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    Best Beginner Racquet for Transitioning

    Hello, I'm a beginner looking for my first high-end Tennis Racquet that I can continue to use to higher levels of play. Since I feel like I haven't developed a specific playstyle yet I was looking for recommendations and which one would likely be the most approachable. Currently thinking about...
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    Is this different enough...?

    Currently play with a "pro stock" Ultra Tour purchased from a WTA player Lead under the bumper, silicone in the handle, and I added the leather grip It weighs about 348g (strings and overgrip) about 32cm balance and about a 335-340 swingweight strung. I play alot of singles and it becomes a...
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    Yonex VCore 95 2021 or Ezone 98 2022

    Hi all! New user here and really needing some help and advice on a new racquet. I know there's a lot of talk about these two racquets on other threads given Shapo's move into the new Ezone but thought it might be good so concentrate it on the one for anyone looking. I'm getting back into...
  17. K

    Advice to upgrade

    Hi, first of all I want to apologize because English is not my native language. I've been using my Wilson Ultra 100 CV gripsize 3 about 5 years now. I enjoy the racquet but I'm not completely "sold" by it. The racquet has a balance point of 320 mm, head size 645 cm² and weighs 300 grams. I'm 38...
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    Back into tennis after 20 years. Racket advice. Currently PD Swirly. Video inside!

    Hey guys, Just got back into playing after 20+ years (played from 9-16). Still rocking the Babolat Pure Drive Swirly. Returned in November, and well, as a gearhead, can't stop looking at racquets. Also, sometimes I'm getting some wrist pain after playing. I know, I'm 50lbs overweight, so that...
  19. Niwrad0

    Why does using racquet 'A' feel so much easier than racquet 'B'? (Details Below)

    With so many variables, looking to get another perspective on finding a good setup. As for why it feels better, I hit with much better control, as in it doesn't go long/drilling holes into the back fence when I hit the ball. I think it's also I have much higher spin too, so the ball shots tend...
  20. irarbnc

    Help - switching to lighter Racquet 290

    Hi! I play tennis for the past 6 years, and so far I have been using Prince Textreme 100 P (305G). I have been having control issues and my wrist starts to "flap" after an hour, so I would like to change to a lighter racquet, 285-290. I am looking between Wilson Blade (V8 or old?) - vs Yonex...
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    Racquet recommendation for a USTA 3.0?

    Dear members, First let me give you a background about myself. I am from Sri Lanka and I am 37 years old, 5'6", weighing 180 pounds. I went for tennis coaching for around 6 months in my junior days, played around 2-3 competitive matches in school. After an injury I stopped playing and started...
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