Cant find a good racquet.

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  • new Wilson Pro Staff Six One 100 v13

    Votes: 8 15.4%
  • Wilson Clash 100

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro ( wilson butt cap)

    Votes: 10 19.2%
  • Head Graphene 360+ Speed MP ( wilson butt cap)

    Votes: 10 19.2%
  • new Wilson Blade 100 v7

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • Yonex Squared shape 100 squared inches

    Votes: 7 13.5%
  • Dunlop CX 200 98sq

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dunlop CX 200 105sq

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Yonex 97square inches

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • Yonex 98 square inches

    Votes: 7 13.5%

  • Total voters
    52
Hi guys I recently tried new options but cant find a good pick for me, here´s the list of the racquets ive tried:

first of all my first racquet back then was a Babolat Pure Storm GT old version ( black stripes)
PURE STORM GT OLD

what I liked about this racquet is the Head shape it was round comfort, easy to swing, manuevaribilty, big sweetspot compared to other 98 sq, but it didnt had good control, and for the serve it wasnt great.

Then I decided to buy a Babolat Pure Storm GT newer version ( white stripes)PURE STORM GT WHITE
but I didnt liked compared to the old version, because the beam its thicker than the old version and the bootcap it was bigger and it was really bad to swing.

After that I decided to make a change and buyed a Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) 2015

I really liked the Blade when it comes to serve and the thinner beam, but didnt liked the sweetspot it felt smaller because its shape is like an Egg like Oval and its mean to be an advanced-hard to use racquet I mean.
So yea i didnt liked the comfort.
What I did like about the blade is that its Head light.

So BASICALLY im looking for this kind of specs:

-headsize 100sq ( and a Round head Shape )
-Weight: around 300gr - 320gr
-Maximum Stiffness: 64 RA
-Lenght: not much longer than the blade when it comes to swing
-bootcap: ( wilson butt cap) GRIP SHAPES EXAMPLE
-Head heavier or balanced


SO MY FINAL QUESTION IS WICH RACQUET DO U GUYS RECOMMEND TO ME, ASK THE POLL PLS:
( I think the Clash its too much softer, Im an advanced user)

Im a new user so i dont know how to post images without the URL
 
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MattHeup

New User
Specs sound like a Gravity MP to me. A Gravity Tour/Pro would be a little heavier but more headlight and not much harder to swing. Speed pro is also good, and the new Vcore Pro 100 seems like a good competitor to it. Demo if you can. If you can't, choose one of the racquets I listed.
 
Specs sound like a Gravity MP to me. A Gravity Tour/Pro would be a little heavier but more headlight and not much harder to swing. Speed pro is also good, and the new Vcore Pro 100 seems like a good competitor to it. Demo if you can. If you can't, choose one of the racquets I listed.
Hi, Im gonna try to demo some of them, but the Six One 100 v13 is currently limited edition

and does the Gravity line comes with the Head Squared buttcap or Wilson buttcop ?
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Have you thought of trying the blade 16x19?

Certainly 18x20 and denser string pattern will have a smaller sweet spot. The only difference is your roundish head shape reference and all the rest of the qualities you are specifying are qualities you reference as qualities you like in the blade.
 

tennis347

Hall of Fame
Dunlop CX 200 OS. It's a great all around racquet and very user-friendly with room for customization if needed. I now have 3 of them customized with lead now weighing 325 grams. Easy spin, depth, great ball feel comfort along with good control. Racquetpedia gave this racquet a great review. 11 ounces strung and a 315 SW stock. It's geared for many different levels and a great platform and thin box beam to top it off!!! Highly recommended!!!
 

WYK

Hall of Fame
You in Europe? I'll take those Storm GT's off of you if they are taking up space. :)
 
Dunlop CX 200 OS. It's a great all around racquet and very user-friendly with room for customization if needed. I now have 3 of them customized with lead now weighing 325 grams. Easy spin, depth, great ball feel comfort along with good control. Racquetpedia gave this racquet a great review. 11 ounces strung and a 315 SW stock. It's geared for many different levels and a great platform and thin box beam to top it off!!! Highly recommended!!!
I see that this Dunlop has a similar mold like the Clash 100
 

phanamous

New User
Blade 100UL v7 has surprised me after buying some on sale as a platform racquet to mess around with. Good thing I didn't see the 70 stiffness rating as that would have scared me off.

I've added about 25g to the butt with heavier grip and memory foam and screws stuffed. It's very stable and comfy at 315gm strung currently. This added weight has make it play much softer than the 70 rating. Very solid and crisp with a nice kick to it now.
 
I would say that they both have similar specs but the Dunlop frame is a 105 with a 21.5 mm straight box beam. The RA is 60-61 strung. This frame is a real classic.
Ive watched some reviews about the Dunlop CX 200 Line and they say that the 95sq Tour version feels bigger like a 98-100sq is that true ? If so the 105sq its too much bigger for me I think
 

ryushen21

Legend
Ive watched some reviews about the Dunlop CX 200 Line and they say that the 95sq Tour version feels bigger like a 98-100sq is that true ? If so the 105sq its too much bigger for me I think
I would not recommend the Dunlop CX200 line. They have a very vague feeling to them. They were trying to expand the sweet spot but were not successful. Dunlop does have the best grip shape IMHO.
 

tennis347

Hall of Fame
Ive watched some reviews about the Dunlop CX 200 Line and they say that the 95sq Tour version feels bigger like a 98-100sq is that true ? If so the 105sq its too much bigger for me I think
I have not hit with any other versions of the CX line but I can tell you that 105 doesn't feel like an OS frame. It really comes down to what you are looking for as well as your level of play. For me, I look for a racquet that makes the game easier to play and less demanding these days at 54. When I was in my 30's, I only played with very hefty players frames that were 12.5 ounces and above.
 
I would not recommend the Dunlop CX200 line. They have a very vague feeling to them. They were trying to expand the sweet spot but were not successful. Dunlop does have the best grip shape IMHO.
have you even tried out ?? I dont think so... All I heard about the CX 200 is greatness im gonna give it a try
 
I have not hit with any other versions of the CX line but I can tell you that 105 doesn't feel like an OS frame. It really comes down to what you are looking for as well as your level of play. For me, I look for a racquet that makes the game easier to play and less demanding these days at 54. When I was in my 30's, I only played with very hefty players frames that were 12.5 ounces and above.
By the way, what the difference between the new CX200 red paint and the old black paintjob ??? same specs?
 

Hulger

Rookie
Ive watched some reviews about the Dunlop CX 200 Line and they say that the 95sq Tour version feels bigger like a 98-100sq is that true ? If so the 105sq its too much bigger for me I think
I would stay away from cx tour if you are more or less serious about your tennis. People say it has good feel... ok if the good feel means something soft, totally dampened and disconnected, but in reality it has no sensitivity and finesse. Power level is also so low that you would need huge modifications to the hoop to get it right.
 

etd

Rookie
Not on your list at the top of the thread, but I would give the Head Graphene 360+ Radical MP a try
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Tbh I'm surprised you haven't considered the Pure Strike 16x19.

That line of racquets basically replaced the Storm line, which is what you used before, so it'd be a case of "different yet familiar".

Its specs are slightly outside of your list (being a 98 sq in racquet and 305 g unstrung) but I promise you it swings like a 100 sq in 300 g racquet but controls like a 95 sq in 315 g frame (the last gen even more so).
 

10S-Junkie

Rookie
I would stay away from cx tour if you are more or less serious about your tennis. People say it has good feel... ok if the good feel means something soft, totally dampened and disconnected, but in reality it has no sensitivity and finesse. Power level is also so low that you would need huge modifications to the hoop to get it right.
I share this opinion. The CX 200 Tour I had was too low powered and unstable for me stock. I could have added a bunch of weight to it but decided to trade it in instead. If you're looking for something like it that is soft and dampened but has better power and stability, you may want to try the Yonex Vcore Pro 97 HD.
 

Hulger

Rookie
I share this opinion. The CX 200 Tour I had was too low powered and unstable for me stock. I could have added a bunch of weight to it but decided to trade it in instead. If you're looking for something like it that is soft and dampened but has better power and stability, you may want to try the Yonex Vcore Pro 97 HD.
Very high launch angle with the Vcore HD is something to get used to with. It played like soft tramboline that didn’t have the control im familiar with 18x20, and the spin potential wasn’t too good either.
 
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10S-Junkie

Rookie
Launch angle with vcore hd is something to get used to with. It played like soft tramboline that didn’t have the control im familiar with 18x20 and spin potential wasn’t too good.
Yes, the VCP 97HD does have a lower launch angle but it is also very string sensitive for spin potential. I strung mine with 18 gauge original Hyper-G in the mains and 17 gauge Hyper-G soft in the crosses to improve the spin.
 

Hulger

Rookie
Yes, the VCP 97HD does have a lower launch angle but it is also very string sensitive for spin potential. I strung mine with 18 gauge original Hyper-G in the mains and 17 gauge Hyper-G soft in the crosses to improve the spin.
Ok, I thought it shot balls very high with my stroke mechanics.
 

10S-Junkie

Rookie
Ok, I thought it shot balls very high with my stroke mechanics.
LOL. Sorry, I assumed you meant lower launch angle. I also play with the Prince TT95 which has a 16x19 pattern and the VCP 97HD has a lower launch angle compared to that (and other 16x19 racquets I've played with).
 

Hulger

Rookie
Might have something to do with the loose demo string it came with. Or if the angle was so low that i needed to tilt the racquet head more upwards to get balls flying over the net and with the mediocre spin capacity they were launched to the back fence. :unsure:

Concerning the topic... Pure strike 16x19 is excellent, but maybe a bit numb... someone on the forum described the feel perfectly; Hitting balls with it is like hammering tiny nails with a big hammer.
Just ordered beast o3 98 on sale hoping it shares the same raw connected feel as my first racquet hybrid hornet o3 mp
 
Yet no one in this thread voted for it and the recommendations from several posters (that you asked for) for gave a negative opinion...

If you're set on trying it, then try it. But why argue with people?
Im gonna try it im just reading opinions of diferent kind of users, I know my playstyle is different and better than most begginers
 

BumElbow

Semi-Pro
Have you considered the ProKennex Kinetic Pro 5G Classic? The Kinetic system should mitigate its 65 RA stiffness. Another option is the Prince Synergy 98 - it has a rounder head and the CTS design is both comfortable and enlarges the sweetspot.
 
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