Your fitness level should also be considered. I've played many people that classify themselves as extremely aggressive just to find out they got nothing left after first four games in a best out 3 sets.I'm going to a local store to take out some demos. The most you can take out is three, so from the following list, which racket should I cut? I'm coming from the Blade 93 using some Solinco poly. Aggressive all courter.
Burn FST 95
Duel G 330
Blade 98 18x20 is pretty nice, needs a bit of weight maybe though.Burn FST 95- weird, weird feeling stick. Muted but stiff. The redeeming quality was the spin, but all in all the feel was too bad and I couldn't get used to it.
Prestige MP- Nice control, feel, touch, and maneuverability. Downsides were that I thought it had a small sweetspot, I didn't serve well with it, and it flexed a little too much for me at times. Also not a fan of the grip shape, but this was a nice stick all in all with some small downsides.
RF97- Sweet plowthrough, nice feel, huge sweetspot, rock solid. Super nice stick. Literally the only downside was it was probably just plain too heavy. I had trouble getting it around and getting good RHS or returning fast hit balls when I didn't have much reaction time.
Any recommendations? I will try to demo the Duel G 330 soon.
Take up bowling?Any recommendations?
Do you play mostly doubles or singles? If doubles, there is no reason to not use a heavy racquet.I'm going to a local store to take out some demos. The most you can take out is three, so from the following list, which racket should I cut? I'm coming from the Blade 93 using some Solinco poly. Aggressive all courter.
Burn FST 95
Duel G 330
I also added weight to my Blade 93, so I'm used to a heavy stick. I hope I can, because I love the stick, I just don't know if I can wield it at 16yrs old hahaYou're coming from a 12 oz racquet, so it isn't like you're playing with twigs. See if you can get used to the RF97 over time-- for me it didn't take much time at all from a six one 95 in terms of the weight/sw. If you can get accustomed to it, there's nothing better for an aggressive all courter in my mind-- serves are money, the thing is incredibly stable, and it's easy to hit a good deep rally ball.
True. You're almost certainly still growing height wise and I'd bet my house on it in terms of strength/muscle mass. It's a great racquet though, don't listen to a few people on here that may allege you're a "Fed wannabe" based solely on racquet preferences.I also added weight to my Blade 93, so I'm used to a heavy stick. I hope I can, because I love the stick, I just don't know if I can wield it at 16yrs old haha
One extremely important additional factor to me, is that it is the most customization friendly frame I've come accross (about 50 frames the last 2-3 years).It hits like a small club
Pretty bitchin' paintjob
Resembles op's current preferred headsize
I think you owe it to yourself to demo something from the pure aero family, just so you know what that extreme end of the tennis racket family tree is like. I always played heavy, headlight, flexible rackets, competitively in college, and was resistant to the whole stiffer lighter etc. found I couldn't keep up with people who in all honestly I felt like were inferior players to me, so switched to an ai98, which is sort of a transition between a standard players frame and the modern frames and made me more competitive. but now I use a pure aero (lite version for me with modification to similar to standard specs, but you get the idea), and my usual hitting partner who used to edges me out in close matches unless I was really on...just gets destroyed by me now, 6-0, 6-1, those sorts of scores. I prefer doubles, and surprisingly besides the huge returns and serves which you'd expect, it is better than the ai98 by far in chipping/slice shots, stability on volleys, and although has less touch, I'm getting used to and feel like it really isn't limiting me in any aspect of the game. the control isn't quite as good, the scores the don't lie.I play both. Probably more singles, but both are very important.