Anyone ever hit with a Weed?

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I tried a client's Wonder Wand once. It was too light. They gave it up because it required more than 40' of string.
 
Mmm...didn't consider the string. The frame itself is as much as a Wilson Clash so even though hitting with Weed was a pleasure I
think I will return the frame next week to the owner.
 

TennisHound

Legend
The Weed feels more solid and crisp than the Gamma 117. The 117 feels too soft and flimsy imo. If Gamma could’ve kept the solid feel of the 137 in the 117, if would be a great racquet. The Weed also felt quite a bit larger than the 117 and came around a little slower (splitting hairs on this).
 

cha cha

Professional
I tried the Head TI S6 US.
First three shots were 25 metres long. Then I slowed down the swings so I could keep it in. Comfortable, powerful, zero feel. Not something I would enjoy.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Have literally never seen them for sale anywhere but sometimes you see old timers out hitting with one.

Is there some secret place they sell them? At Costco next to the white velcro shoes or glucosamine pills maybe?
Travel to Florida, secret weapon
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
We were at a tournament with my son a while back and some "older players" were using them.... They actually looked pretty decent but their swing path length had to be like 3 inches.... Just move the racquet to where the incoming ball is and Booooooooooing!

By the way I "" quote older players because I will soon be there!
 

cha cha

Professional
I once ordered the fake Pro Staff 97 for 30 dollars from Aliexpress. Did not play as terribly as I had expected. My grandfather has been rocking it for good three years now, the legend.
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
I think all the naysayers should go back to 65" sub 40RA 14.5oz wood rackets with fullbed gut. "Modern" tennis has gotten too "easy." Kind of like if MLB went to softball:, big mitts, tube metal bats, shorter base paths and shorter outfields.
 
I have a Weed Open Tour and a Bubba 117. The Weed is stiffer with a more open patten making spin very easy. The Bubba is easier to maneuver because its an half an inch shorter and a 117 head compared to a 137. I added a letter grip and some lead to the Bubba and it plays much better. Most people on these boards couldn't play with a Weed, they're not good enough. You have to make the decision to fit your game to the Weed and the Bubba especially if you swing hard. Strung with poly (I use Luxilon 16L) and they both play more controlled than you think. I'm 63 and play mostly doubles now. Problem with Weed is you have to get them from the company and you can't demo.
 
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onehandbh

Legend
A few years ago I was playing on a public court, and I was hit by a weed cloud by a small gust of wind that brought it over from a nearby person relaxing on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
A few years ago I was playing on a public court, and I was hit by a weed cloud by a small gust of wind that brought it over from a nearby person relaxing on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Darn disc golf players. Worst ever was being hit by a pollen cloud from a nearby tree. Coated the courts,
 
I agree with Graycrait re his comments about the naysayers. I played with the Kramer Prostaff - 68 square inches - and find it ludicrous that these "studs" playing with racquets with heads in the 100 square inch range would denigrate the Weed because it has a larger head. I used an earlier iteration of the current Weed and found it a pleasure to play with. Never had an issue with swing patterns - in fact it played best when using a full follow through. Volleys were great, helped my serve immensely, and sliced backhands really worked. Accuracy was never an issue - the ball went where you wanted it to go. It played much better when the perimeter stringing pattern was used, and as far as the needs for longer strings, this was never an issue as I buy spools instead of individual sets. While I loved the Weed, I stopped using it when I played a neighbor who hit with a lot of spin - the racquet twisted in my hand and I had a sore arm. However, in retrospect, the kid played with so much spin that any racquet would have twisted. In any event, I moved to Volkl which immediately took care of the arm issue. But I am reconsidering going back to the Weed. Bottom line, people who live in glass houses (the naysayers) shouldn't throw stones.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Im a “naysayer“ and i say these racquets are an abomination. There is a special place in hell reserved for these racquets and those who wield them. May God have mercy on their souls. Not.
 
I have a Weed Open Tour and a Bubba 117. The Weed is stiffer with a more open patten making spin very easy. The Bubba is easier to maneuver because its an half an inch shorter and a 117 head compared to a 137. I added a letter grip and some lead to the Bubba and it plays much better. Most people on these boards couldn't play with a Weed, they're not good enough. You have to make the decision to fit your game to the Weed and the Bubba especially if you swing hard. Strung with poly (I use Luxilon 16L) and they both play more controlled than you think. I'm 63 and play mostly doubles now. Problem with Weed is you have to get them from the company and you can't demo.
The unavailability of the Weed is a problem along with the cost and the fact that you are spending twice as much for string with the Weed, and they are
difficult to string. However on the plus side I played one set of doubles with Weed and instantly clicked with my ground strokes which were effortlessly powerful.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
The unavailability of the Weed is a problem along with the cost and the fact that you are spending twice as much for string with the Weed, and they are
difficult to string. However on the plus side I played one set of doubles with Weed and instantly clicked with my ground strokes which were effortlessly powerful.
Stringing is not a problem IMHO
 

lefty10spro

Semi-Pro
I think all the naysayers should go back to 65" sub 40RA 14.5oz wood rackets with fullbed gut. "Modern" tennis has gotten too "easy." Kind of like if MLB went to softball:, big mitts, tube metal bats, shorter base paths and shorter outfields.
This is absolutely wrong. Those rackets made controlling the ball far easier. Many different stroke techniques were present because the flexible wood deadened power. Sweet spot was not an issue and most players today could easily find it. The larger modern stiffer racket has made technique paramount and most never master it and can't rally for crap. We unfortunately have made tennis more difficult not easier.
 
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