Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TennisGuy06, Jun 28, 2004.
How does the PD+ compare to the i.Tour power wise?
I have only demoed the Babolat PD for an hour (which isn't enough to make a through comparison), but I do use the Surge, which is quite similar to the Babolat. When I demoed the I.Tour I expected a bells and whistles Light players racquet like the surge. I was wrong, I found the Box Grip to be uncomfortable (for my eastern-semiwestern grip), and the racquet lacked pop/punch. The power wasnt abundent (which is good for self generating), and it felt a bit heftier than I thought it would be. On off center shots I found the eyedrop shape to be pretty forgiving. Overall I guess its ok for its cheap price, its pretty much preference, but I never got the feel for this racquet. The surge felt alot more solid, and comfortable.
I have used the i Tour for almost 2 years. Before that I had hit with demos of both the Surge and PD(standard length). The PD played a bit heavier, but I did not get a consistent response on my shots. Never felt like I had good control or feel with the PD. I guess that would improve after using it a bit. The Surge also was inconsistent to me. Same stroke produced very different results. I never got a feel for this racquet. The iTour does not stand out in any area, but it has enough power(I am 4.0 player, but not a real big hitter) and provides good feel/control. With the iTour, I know when I have hit the ball well or not. The iTour is well worth a demo, especially at its current price. By the way, I hit with the Instinct recently and did not get the same feel with it
The iTour is supposed to have the same power as the iRadical. Head indicates that they both have similar characteristics for similar players.
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