Diary of a Racketaholic

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

  1. Power Player

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    My first outing with the 2013 APD:

    PLUG.AND.PLAY

    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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