yes, do that. do as i say dont do as i do
Sorry. But if you initially thought it was too heavy, it probably is...I'm the 3.0/3.5 from a few posts ago who initially had trouble with this racquet (18x20, unstrung 311g, 7pt HL, 307 SW). I practiced a bit tonight and felt better with it. I'm thinking I just need to keep with it and this is a racquet that can stay with me as I improve. I keep buying and trying out different racquets and can't decide, but I'm getting tired of that and want to stick with something for more than a match haha.
I feel like I COULD go back to something that helps me out more at my current level, maybe a 100" racquet that's a little lighter, but I'd eventually have to move away from it as higher-level opponents no longer constantly hit softies the way they do in my current 3.0 league lol. Which sidenote I'm only 32 and just got back into tennis in the spring after not playing for 15-20 years, so feel I've got potential to move up some.
So overall I feel like this 18x20 isn't a noob racquet but also isn't reserved for super advanced players. It seems to hit consistently with good stability, such that I won't be able to blame the racquet if I play poorly or don't hit an alley shot I was aiming for. Whereas my various Clashes (100, Tour, 98) seem to be less predictable in how the ball comes off the strings.
Thoughts? Really I'm just looking for someone to tell me that I should stop my search for "the one" racquet, and instead focus on getting more familiar and better with this racquet and it'll be there to grow with me to the higher levels. And that just because I had trouble serving with it for 60ish practice serves doesn't mean I should give up on it haha.