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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    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.
     
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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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    You lucky US folks, I really wanna try this stick :(
     
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  6. Power Player

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    Yeah man. If I was to get another frame, it's that one or the PK. But I'm loving the PA+ now, so it's probably all for naught.
     
  7. Capulin Zurdo

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    The Ezone AI 98 just absolutely impressed me. Again, Yonex seems to make racquets that suit me. Loved the crisp response from the racquet; it had some characteristics of an APD, but at the same time with more control, felt lively to me (even strung up with synthetic gut). In stock form, it felt stable given its weight, and on top of that still felt very maneuverable. The tapered beam makes for an intriguing feel, but the feel is so good. Loved it on every stroke (though I'd rate the slice lowest since other racqs slice a bit better) and oh my goodness, the serve; the serve has to be my favorite shot with this racquet. On serve, the racquet just felt very fast, I felt it came around much faster than most of the racquets I've tried, it just had greater tip speed and resulted in a faster ball for me. Just absolutely loved it on serve. Now, weighting it up to my preferred weight range, not only did I get a bit more pace, it still felt very maneuverable. Now I'm gonna spend some more time with this one, but I have to try out the DR and the extended version!
     
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