I have tried almost EVERYTHING on TW, yet I still can't seem to find a racquet - help

fujitsu77

Semi-Pro
Hey everyone,

Well this has what happened with my racquets :)

Shortly after this thread, I switched to the RDS 001 MP. It was good, got used to it, a bit on the light side though, and lead wasn't helping it out.

Then the APDC came out. Got one of those, played with it, but missed the feeling of my RDS, so I switched back.

But now, I'm still in a racquet debate, I've tried the 002 Tour out many times and don't know whether to go with that or stay with the RDS ;)

Hey, atleast my list has narrowed down quite a bit :D

AND THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!
 

fujitsu77

Semi-Pro
Sorry for the double post, but my opinions on most of the racquets I first listed have changed dramatically with all this time.

I just needed to get used to the feel of more modern type frames (I was so used to 100% graphite).

So if anybody needs opinions on any of the racquets just ask.
 

tenis

Professional
Simle - old shool feel? Defenitive try Vantage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have it for year and love the feel.
 

counterpuncher

Hall of Fame
So if anybody needs opinions on any of the racquets just ask.
How would you compare the T-Fight 320 (16 x 20) against the RDS001 ? What I am curious about is :
a) which is more powerful ?
b) which is better for flat serves ?
c) which has better spin ?
d) which has better comfort ?

p.s. another option other the RDS002 Tour is the RQiS 1, which is what I am currently weighing up on whether to switch to from the RDS001.

cheers
 
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dunno

Rookie
Try the PS 6.0 95 + weighted to how you like it, and you should be good to go once you get used to it.
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
How would you compare the T-Fight 320 (16 x 20) against the RDS001 ? What I am curious about is :
a) which is more powerful ?
b) which is better for flat serves ?
c) which has better spin ?
d) which has better comfort ?

p.s. another option other the RDS002 Tour is the RQiS 1, which is what I am currently weighing up on whether to switch to from the RDS001.

cheers
Since I've used both for long amounts of time, I'll try to help you out.

a) The 320 is definitely the more powerful of the two.
b) 320 again in my opinion, the RDS 001 lacks in serves.
c)This is pretty close, I think the 001 has an edge here.
d) Both are somewhat stiff, but the 001 is harsh on off center hits.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I went through an on-and-off racquet search for a couple of years looking to replace my old 12.8 oz. Prostaff 6.1 Classics. What I'm settling in on these days is the new Donnay mp from TW and I'm happy to report that the old school vibe is here.

I've also got a pair of the RDS 002 Tours, but I'm still noodling with string options for the perfomance that I want. In the meantime, those Donnays are just blowing me away. If you try any more demos, you might want to think about that one.
 

zane

New User
Go to your practice court instead of your computer, a good player can use any quality racquet with some success. The best player I've ever personally played (he is a former davis cup captain) would dominate almost anyone with a walmart racquet if he was forced to use one.
 

counterpuncher

Hall of Fame
Since I've used both for long amounts of time, I'll try to help you out.

a) The 320 is definitely the more powerful of the two.
b) 320 again in my opinion, the RDS 001 lacks in serves.
c)This is pretty close, I think the 001 has an edge here.
d) Both are somewhat stiff, but the 001 is harsh on off center hits.

Thanks, now I'll have to go to a store and check out how the newer TF grip shape agrees with my 1bh grip, as the older one as per Head racquets didn't : )
 

HappyLefty

Professional
First off, thanks for all the quick responses. I really appreciate it.

Some of the things I like in a racquet:

Well, I really love control oriented racquets, such as my POG OS. The thing I don't like about my POG is the weight, and its lack of serving ability (especially for flat, hard serves). I want a racquet that I can bring around consistently for a good 2 to 2.5 hours (basically, I want a racquet in the 11.7oz to 12.2oz range). I also want this racquet to have a solid, stable feel. Also, I like racquets that put weight behind the ball (in other words, have a nice "plow through" effect - this is why I didn't like the RDS 001).

Also, this racquet has to allow me to hit good topspin forehands, but at the same time, allow me to flatten out and go for winners when the time is right (thus, I prefer a 16 x 19 string pattern).


:(.

What you need is a C10 pro. It has the specs you are looking for.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCVOLKL-C10PRO.html


Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 12.2oz / 346g
Balance: 8pts Head Light
Swingweight: 323
Stiffness: 63
Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam

"The C-10 Pro midsize is a proven performer for advanced and pro level players seeking control and a softer feel. It is a full-bodied racquet, at 12.2 ounces, yet still quite mobile. Serve and volley players will appreciate this, along with superior touch and precision provided by the C-10 Pro midsize'smore flexible upper hoop. Hard-hitting baseliners will appreciate the control and comfort of the C-10 Pro midsize. Best suited for 4.5 to pro level players who place a priority on comfort and control."
 

Applesauceman

Semi-Pro
If you really like the POG, but not the weight, you should go back to the Diablo Midplus, remove the buttcap, cut 1/4 inch off the end of the handle, and then reapply the buttcap, thereby making the Diablo a 27" racquet just like the POG. I feel that the "fraility" that you are feeling in the Diablo Midplus is the lack of weight that you don't have and don't like when playing with the POG. The only other option I have is to do the same thing to the POG longbody, except that you will need to remove 1 inch from the end of the handle. The POG longbody is also lighter than the POG oversize.
 

tzinc

Semi-Pro
People just don't want to acknowledge you found your racquet LOL. It's too much fun to keep going on about what racquet you should get.
 
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