Babolat Pure Storm vs Dunlop Aerogel 100 vs KBlade 93

which one would you recommend to somebody who can't get enough head speed with k90?

  • Babolat pure storm (95 sq inches)

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Dunlop Aerogel 100 (1Hundred)

    Votes: 8 53.3%
  • KBlade 93 (Mid)

    Votes: 6 40.0%
  • K90 is just good. Keep it. The problem is not the racquet, it is you.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    15
  • Poll closed .

danb

Professional
I am planning to buy a new racquet. I use K90 (Fed's racquet) but I find I can't generate enough racquet speed with it.
BTW I am a 4.0 in California.
 
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SmAsH999

Rookie
the k90 is a difficult stick to swing, but with practice it becomes effortless, or nearly. However, the reason I chose a kblade tour is because it swings much easier, at least for me, than the 90.
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Just my opinion, disregard if you want....
Swing speed has little to do with racket, unless you're talking a 120 that has air drag.
Any of the rackets you mentioned can be swung fast for serves or groundies.
The heavier rackets take better technique and earlier preparation, not necessarily a bad thing.
The lighter rackets require less good technique to swing fast, but if you have the good technique, it's better, of course. Without the good technique, if you try to swing fast, you can hurt your arm, your body, or ruin your strokes. CAN, not necessarily every time.
Seems Babs, the ball jumps off the strings, no matter how strung, so it feels like good pace.
Isn't 100 a small head ? I use 200Mfil with the deadest 15 gauge cheapest strings, and my serves are BIG. 18x20 at 62 lbs. Takes some early prep, lots of good technique, but that's good for anyone's game. My racket is much softer than any Babs.
 

danb

Professional
Thanks LeeD; see the reason I put "keep k90" in the pool is because I am thinking I may/might just have bad/lazy technique.
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Well, someone in the know DID say a bigger head is easier to hit solid shots if you use lots of spin in either direction.
Flat hard hitters care little about big racketheads, and usually like heavier rackets.
The spin monsters usually like lighter rackets that swing faster.
A server who hits over 115mph usually likes smaller headed rackets.
Servers who start the point with their serves like bigger rackets.
Arm problem guys, or old farts who play too often like softer rackets.
Strong young guys like the sensation of a ball JUMPING off the strings often like a stiffer racket.
I hate strings that have "feel" or touch.
I like strings that THUMP the ball solid as a rock when I hit flat.
Since I seem to shift strings constantly, unfortunately, I have to string a little tighter than I'd like.
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Oh, Aerogel 100 is not 100sq in. It's like 92 or so, I don't know exactly, but it's smaller than my Mfil 200, which is NOT 200. The # on Dunlop is model designation for stiffness.
So your choices are a much bigger and lighter Babs against smaller other 3 rackets.
 

danb

Professional
Oh, Aerogel 100 is not 100sq in. It's like 92 or so, I don't know exactly, but it's smaller than my Mfil 200, which is NOT 200. The # on Dunlop is model designation for stiffness.
So your choices are a much bigger and lighter Babs against smaller other 3 rackets.
The babolat is the 95 sq inc - Babolat Pure Storm Ltd.
Dunlop is 90 sq inch
KBlade 93
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Thanks for the clarification.
All my buddies (more than 4) blue Babs are bigger than my Mfil 200 95.
 
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