Talk Tennis Guru
You could probably just carry a ripstick and 2 EZs and be good. That’s most likely my plan with the PA and ripstick for now. I can’t discount that the Ripstick could end up being the king over time, but I took some weeks off and haven’t been able to sort it out. It may take while with those two.Well, it was another good hitting session with CC friend and his crew. And yes, it turned into a bit of a demo session.
I have absolutely no regrets about the PT630 acquisition. My god is this an epic feeling frame. But as I've also learned with the classics, they are demanding. But another happy addition to the reference section. Going to change it to a gut/poly setup soon and enjoy it more in all of its classic GOATy goodness.
I had the chance to hit with both BPs again courtesy of one of the guys in the rotation. They are similar in their GOATness but with a more modern take than the old legend. But ultimately not the road that I would go down. Even the guys I hit against today said that my shots were harder to handle when I was hitting with the EZ than anything else.
There were some additional kind of grab bag frames thrown in there: old Radicals, the 6.0 85, a few Pro Stock Head frames. It all was fun to experiment with. Especially a pro stock Speed Pro that I really enjoyed.
But the biggest attraction there had to be the Ripstick. I'm really torn on this one. I hate the ports and the frame can feel clunky at times but it hits almost as nasty a shot as my EZ with the added comfort. It is a legit contender though. I didn't think that the sacrifice in stiffness could still produce the same level of power as the EZ, but it seems to manage it. I do have to swing just a bit bigger with the Rip but not enough that it would cause fatigue. So there is something to weigh there with the Rip.
And I was just about to order EZ #3 for string experimentation.
The ripstick ensures arm health while bing able to use a tweener with full poly. So for me, it’s a keeper. The other thing is that I can switch either frame in the middle of a match and there is not much of an adjustment there if your strings break.