Help recommend me a racquet!

Currently I'm using the Wilson [K] Six.One Team (Strings-Wilson NXT 16), and it doesn't feel like it's offering enough pop. My NTRP rating is a good 4.0, but I feel like I'm growing out of it. This is my 4th one (I lost the first and broke the other two :D :D :D). Every time I hit the ball it feels very stiff, maybe because of the dense string pattern, but I don't feel like it offers enough stability for all-court directionality,

My question to you all is this: What racquet do you recommend for a 4.0 player looking for a stable pop-hitting racquet? I hit a variety of spins, but mostly flat and topspin.

I am already looking into some of the new Pure Drives and YOUTEK Radicals.
 

phucng_10

Professional
You know, there is no need to keep on bumping a thread. Your thread is probably looked at many times, but there are numerous threads out there that can answer your question as well. Have you tried using the Search function because people rarely use that when they keep on making new topics with the same questions.
 

Infl8edEg0

Professional
The not-team version...the ksix-one 95 would be a good start...heavier, more stable, more of a players racket, also in 16x18 if u don't like the 18x20...
 

Bab01At

New User
Hi mate, Ima give you a proper answer...
After being a coach for many years, I have experience in helping my players progress and therefore choosing new rackets with them.

You have the classic case of an abused racket (by the sound of what happened to the other ones :D)...
Go out there and demo a couple bats, the PDGT would be a great place to start and the Head YOUTEK is a solid frame...

The Babolat Pure Drive GT offers a more arm friendly, easier to swing powerful, yet controlled racket...
The head YOUTEK's are more of a "players racket series" with smaller head sizes, more head light etc...there is alot of difference in the two rackets...But like I said before, demo, demo, demo...or if you can't just follow your instincts...think "what do I really want", a new racket? Or can I change my string or my stringing tension lower to add the "pop" I want...
Think haaaaard....

Goodluck,
babs.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
First thing that comes to mind for me is to try the KBlade 98. The grip ought to have a familiar feel and the extra heft should go through the ball better for you. Two of the guys I coached this spring played huge with this racquet after switching from other gear last year. One strung his with full poly and the other used multifiber, but both guys got a ton of performance with these frames in their all-court games.

The K 6.1 95 might also be worth a look. Even though it's heavier, it also has head-light balance and may be a more solid hitter for you.
 
Hi mate, Ima give you a proper answer...
After being a coach for many years, I have experience in helping my players progress and therefore choosing new rackets with them.

You have the classic case of an abused racket (by the sound of what happened to the other ones :D)...
Go out there and demo a couple bats, the PDGT would be a great place to start and the Head YOUTEK is a solid frame...

The Babolat Pure Drive GT offers a more arm friendly, easier to swing powerful, yet controlled racket...
The head YOUTEK's are more of a "players racket series" with smaller head sizes, more head light etc...there is alot of difference in the two rackets...But like I said before, demo, demo, demo...or if you can't just follow your instincts...think "what do I really want", a new racket? Or can I change my string or my stringing tension lower to add the "pop" I want...
Think haaaaard....

Goodluck,
babs.
Thanks man, I definitely will demo. The YOUTEK sounds like the best choice, honestly.

First thing that comes to mind for me is to try the KBlade 98. The grip ought to have a familiar feel and the extra heft should go through the ball better for you. Two of the guys I coached this spring played huge with this racquet after switching from other gear last year. One strung his with full poly and the other used multifiber, but both guys got a ton of performance with these frames in their all-court games.

The K 6.1 95 might also be worth a look. Even though it's heavier, it also has head-light balance and may be a more solid hitter for you.
I've tried the 98, and actually got it strung up myself I was so sure I was going to like it. It wounded up being meh. It was...strange.

I will definitely try the other 6.1, although I'm trying to get with something other than what the Six.One's offer, like, the Babolat Aerostorm 2008.

I wish I had money, man, I'm broke. :'(
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I feel your pain...

On the upside, I'm having a really good time with the racquets I've got now and I'm also paying more attention to my game than my gear - like I oughtta be doing all the time!
 
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