I need new rackets...

Oakland510

New User
hello TT,
I have decided that it is time for new rackets.
You may have seen my other thread about wayne ferreira's rackets, and I asked about them because, I use one, but it has a paintjob so I didn't know what frame it really was.

The one I have is the heaviest modern racket I've ever felt and yet, I love it. Im 6'1 140lbs 2 handed backhand agressive game style I come to the net a fair bit. I'm looking for a racket that is 95-99 head size, 11.2-a bit less than 13 ounces, any company but the racket cannot be discontinued because I want to be able to get them easily, unlike wayne's... I'm open to anything, and it doesn't have to be as heavy as my current. Lastly I've tried already to no avail: graphene radical pro, graphene prestige mp, six one 95s, tour G 310, ai 98.

I hope I haven't bored you but thanks
last thing, I'm a junior but I split sets with 5.5 and 5.0's so I'm at a pretty high level for a 15 year old.
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
I have some. They are a custom mold and flex. The ones I have the grey/black
Tectronics version. Relatively heavy but not extreme, custom molded grips (same as AA's I think). Flex is probably mid 50's.
Whatever is 12+ ounces, midplus (95-ish) and fairly flexible (60 or less.)
I don't think too many frames fit that criteria these days.
I'll base my recommendations on the information above.

Microgel Radical MP (leaded up)
Prokennex Heritage Type C Redondo Mid or Midplus
Volkl Powerbridge 10 Mid
Tecnifibre T-Fight Limited 16 Mains (leaded up)
Prince Tour 95
 

Oakland510

New User
Ah thank you but you've reminded me that the one thing I forgot to add was that I am looking for something more open than 18x20... those rackets do seem to be similar to my current setup though.
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
Ah thank you but you've reminded me that the one thing I forgot to add was that I am looking for something more open than 18x20... those rackets do seem to be similar to my current setup though.
Well then:

Volkl Powerbridge 10 Mid
Volkl Organix 10 Mid
Tecnifibre T-Fight 315 Limited 16 Mains (leaded up)
Prince Tour 98 (leaded up)
Edit: smirker is right, add the Pacific X Feel Pro 95 and the X Feel Tour to the list.

http://www.racquetfinder.com/compare.php?pcode=315L16&x=22&y=22 here you can cmpare most of the racquets mentioned side by side.
 
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smirker

Hall of Fame
Pacific X-feel Tour or X-Force Pro fit you criteria. The X-feel in particular being 95" 320g unstrung and a 61 flex. Not that easy to get in the US but worth tracking down. The x-Feel has a Prestige-like feel, moreso than the Prestige does these days anyway!

TW USA do the X-Feel Tour 95 so a demo is a possibility.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
If your inclinations run toward gear with a little more heft and a little more flex than a lot of the current options, you'd be smart to check into the Volkl C10 as well as their other "10 series" frames with a midplus head size. The C10 isn't for everyone under the sun, but it could have a good deal to offer you.
 

Oakland510

New User
thank you all for your suggestions and I'll be demoing a few of them shortly but I think haven't been clear. I am open to a racket that is different from my current one.

Weight and flex could change.

I think I'm just trying to see what rackets are thought of as good for my playing ability. This having been said maybe I will end up falling towards something close to home.
 

smirker

Hall of Fame
thank you all for your suggestions and I'll be demoing a few of them shortly but I think haven't been clear. I am open to a racket that is different from my current one.

Weight and flex could change.

I think I'm just trying to see what rackets are thought of as good for my playing ability. This having been said maybe I will end up falling towards something close to home.
Don't think it changes much. If you are a high level junior you might want something a bit lighter. Pacific x-feel tour would fit the bill being 100" low flex and lowish power. If you have good strokes and footwork then you shouldn't need much help from the frame.
 

Oakland510

New User
Pacific BX2 X Feel Tour
Is the BX2 the new version of the racket you are talking about or are you actually talking about the BX2?
 
hello TT,
I have decided that it is time for new rackets.
You may have seen my other thread about wayne ferreira's rackets, and I asked about them because, I use one, but it has a paintjob so I didn't know what frame it really was.

The one I have is the heaviest modern racket I've ever felt and yet, I love it. Im 6'1 140lbs 2 handed backhand agressive game style I come to the net a fair bit. I'm looking for a racket that is 95-99 head size, 11.2-a bit less than 13 ounces, any company but the racket cannot be discontinued because I want to be able to get them easily, unlike wayne's... I'm open to anything, and it doesn't have to be as heavy as my current. Lastly I've tried already to no avail: graphene radical pro, graphene prestige mp, six one 95s, tour G 310, ai 98.

I hope I haven't bored you but thanks
last thing, I'm a junior but I split sets with 5.5 and 5.0's so I'm at a pretty high level for a 15 year old.
slazenger ceramic magnum
 

Moveforwardalways

Hall of Fame
hello TT,
I have decided that it is time for new rackets.
You may have seen my other thread about wayne ferreira's rackets, and I asked about them because, I use one, but it has a paintjob so I didn't know what frame it really was.

The one I have is the heaviest modern racket I've ever felt and yet, I love it. Im 6'1 140lbs 2 handed backhand agressive game style I come to the net a fair bit. I'm looking for a racket that is 95-99 head size, 11.2-a bit less than 13 ounces, any company but the racket cannot be discontinued because I want to be able to get them easily, unlike wayne's... I'm open to anything, and it doesn't have to be as heavy as my current. Lastly I've tried already to no avail: graphene radical pro, graphene prestige mp, six one 95s, tour G 310, ai 98.

I hope I haven't bored you but thanks
last thing, I'm a junior but I split sets with 5.5 and 5.0's so I'm at a pretty high level for a 15 year old.
Dude. You are 6'1" and 140 lbs? WTF?
 

JBH

Rookie
Note this thread is 2 years old. Christoph thought it would be a good idea to recommend Slazenger products at this time however.
 
J

joohan

Guest
+1 for Pacific X Force Pro. It is a 16x20 but plenty of spin potential.
 

prjacobs

Hall of Fame
You're talking about a huge weight range. I think you can divide your demos between three distinct classes. The low 11 range, the 11.5 range and the 12 ounce+ or - range. Tennis feels very different at these weights. In terms of 16 x 19, you'll find the majority of frames with this pattern. All of the above recommendation are good. Just take your time and get to know your options. Good luck.
 

ttwarrior1

Professional
one problem ive had when i demo rackets. I somehow end up playing exactly the same with them all.
Except extreme cases. I tried a big bubba and it sucked. Used the best spin racket, got zero spin. Tried one that was all power, only one that would spin
I think most of the time, it depends on what strings are sent to you
 
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