Diary of a Racketaholic

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Ross K, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Power Player

    Power Player Talk Tennis Guru

    Sep 2, 2008
    On my iPhone
    I loved the length and I added lead at 12. It's a thin beam and soft so it's not ever going to have that pop I like, but I certainly enjoyed the heck out it. The POG feel is one of my favorites of all time. I prefer it to the PT630.
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  2. graycrait

    graycrait Professional

    Jun 22, 2010
    I think if someone would fiddle around with the POG feel for the modern game it would still sell a lot of frames. I just picked up another one to cut and lead up. I think the POG frame when clipped to between 26.5-27 and then weighted to a preferred balance/weight makes a pretty nice versatile racket.
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  3. Capulin Zurdo

    Capulin Zurdo Hall of Fame

    Jul 23, 2014
    Was skimming through the lengthy AI 98 thread. Excellent! Low trajectory is no problem for me; I suspect spin should be ample, given the string setup/tension. After spending some good time with the AI 98 I may get caught up with the DR 98, but hoping I'll really like the AI. The weight is lower than what I would typically prefer, so I'll try it stock form first, then probably add weight to get it to my preferences.
  4. el sergento

    el sergento Hall of Fame

    Jan 29, 2008
    My first outing with the 2013 APD:


    Easiest racket I have ever used, bar none. Mishit once maybe in the span of an hour.

    I'll post more once I get more time with it, but here are the first impressions:

    • Much softer than expected, not harsh at all with a hybrid. Dare I say it feels less harsh than my PS?
    • Terrific slice on the backhand. One of the biggest surprises.
    • Feel was actually nice. But it's strung with ridiculously soft FXP in the crosses. I never liked the PS feel, so this is already an improvement.
    • Excellent maneuverability, easy to set up for volleys and overheads.
    • Not the bazooka power launcher I was expecting. Power was good, but seemed to have more control/spin than raw power. Again, strings are more of a factor in that department.
    Played some 21's and king of the court but haven't served yet. Won more points with it than the PS with better strings.

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