I knew I shouldnt have demoed another racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ATL Jack, May 9, 2011.

  1. ATL Jack

    ATL Jack New User

    Oct 9, 2010
    Marietta, GA
    Oh oh... I hit with a friends PB V1 Midplus yesterday and now am thinking about dumping my KBlade 98's for Volkls. I was amazed at how much more power and spin I could get from it. I knew the 16x19 string bed would give me more spin, but I was surprised that I didnt loose accuracy.
  2. Hellbergarn

    Hellbergarn New User

    Jul 8, 2010
    dont change! Open pattern is fun for some time but then when you go back to closed you realize why you played it in the first place (believe me, Ive been there, many times!)

    18x20 gives you so much more control, just string at lower tension or try new string if you need power but as I said, dont to the switch, you will regret it so much! Especially if you dont play on clay...
  3. dParis

    dParis Hall of Fame

    Nov 30, 2004
    The V1 will be harder to control than the KB98 but for a powerful, user friendly racquet, the V1 is quite controllable in its own right. Good for you that you didn't lose accuracy. You may find over the long run that the KB98 is more controllable but will it be a big enough difference to overcome the V1's advantages? Both are fine racquets. The V1 happens to be one of the best racquets ever made, in my opinion.
  4. li0scc0

    li0scc0 Hall of Fame

    Aug 13, 2009
    For me it is just the opposite. I play a closed pattern and LOVE. Then I find, on occasion, I lose serve. I switch back to an open pattern and remember why....the open pattern just gives that extra foot of bounce on the kick serve. For me, at least, I 'win' more with the open pattern.
    REsults differ!
  5. TennisMaverick

    TennisMaverick Banned

    Oct 5, 2010
    You didn't lose accuracy because the V1 has a very long dwell time.

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