Discussion in 'Racquets' started by MikeHitsHard93, Aug 13, 2014.
Yeah... like they are going to use words like classic or defensive lol!
Babolat Pure Control is awesome - smooth feel, very consistent string bed throughout the loop, lots of spin, medium power - get Tour if you like stock weight in the handle, regular PC if you like to customize to more neutral balance for western game.
I usually add a few grams of lead on 10 and 2 on these for rock solid top since I do tend to hit above center in the stringbed and like my SW around 340
Hard hitting Mike......Like another poster pointed out.......Just get a IG Prestige MP while you still can... with a leather grip and some lead to the hoop...thats it... its does everything pretty well.
And then just stop starting these 'what racket should i get' threads just kidding
As for me i have given up the search for the holy grail, I just go out there to enjoy with all kinds of rackets i have PS95, IG Mid, IG MP, K90 and even the PDR ;-). Although in matchplay only the IG Mid gives me confidence to swing out.
But in the end... there's one thing that you cant buy at TW....... footwork ...you can adjust to any racket with after a few hits at our level.......after that just move your feet, stay loose, keep your eye on the ball and enjoy tennis :-D
Anything is going to be a comedown from a PDR. Except maybe a PDR+.
I have your answer .. If you don't have arm trouble and can get used to the grip shape. Graphene Radical Pro. The most offensive racket I have ever played with. Loads of power but somehow retains that feeling of control, not pro staff touch, but control similar to Babolat Pure Control / Pure Storm. I have a PDR in my bag, it used to be the racket I got out when I just wanted to pour on the power (my fun racket). Not anymore. I hit much, much heaveier with G Rad Pro (Leather Grip, 2 grams at 12, rpm blast 50lbs), but with much more control. I feel completely offensive at almost all times now. Mucho power with control. It's an arm killer though, and feels very metallic and makes a funny ping sound, yoiu get used to it though.
If you want less power but still a good attacking all around racket, I second the Pure Control with leather and lead.
One day, I plan to switch to the dunlop Dink.
Maybe the babolat pure pusher. Pure defend.
The head gamesmanship.
The donnay dropper.
Why not the IG prestige Pro?
Do you like open or closed patterns?
@sportsfan thats an awesome racket too. Nice pop and spin my only problem with it is purely superficial. It makes a pinging sound ... I never cared about it back in the day. But after playing with other rackets like like the IG mid and IG MP.... I will never play with it again. But if you dont mind the sound i found it great on every aspect.
I like both to be honest, but probably play better when I have more control.
Most control I have is with a Steam 99S.....but that's because my miss is usually 6-12 inches past the baseline with almost any racket.
The Steam 99S isn't what I would consider a control racket by any means.
Mike, have you tried the Babolat Pure Storm GT? I recently switched to this frame and I must say it's very good so far.
It's a ''control'' frame, but with the specs of a tweener. Maneuverable, big head and sweetspot, loads of topspin, power on demand, etc. I put some weight in the handle to make it more HL and, voila!
I'm a 4.5 all-courter (that I'll define as going to the net once every game on average) and, after 2 years of trying sticks, I will settle on this one. As a previous poster has mentioned, there is no perfect stick. There's always a trade-off somewhere. But the Pure Storm hits a lot of marks for me, and I intend to keep it and grow with it.
As a 4.0 looking for more control, this could be a good choice for you.
Glad with this thread.
Now I am playing a few years with BB London.
Is there now something better for a attacking player?
Want a little more power but the racket may not be heavier.
The London is what I max. can handle.
which of the two if I may ask?… The regular version or the Tour version?
Anyways, the Babolat Pure Control may be worth a try.
I tried the pure storm a few years ago and enjoyed the response, but it was in the same demo pack as the prestige mp and it overshadowed it. I'd like to try the pure control, supposedly the update to the storm.
I've just started to play with the Yonex Vcore Tour G 330. It makes the nicest thudding sound, which is almost addicting. I'm not quite dialed in yet, but it makes me want to get better with the stick because I can see the potential in the racket.
Not sure what your exact playing style is, but it sounded like you like to hit from the baseline the most. The Tour G 330 is a beast of a racket from the baseline. Never really liked the Yonex, even in the 80's where many people used the Navratilova's racket, but now, I have three - Vcore Tour 89, Ai 98 and the Tour G 330.
Love my Pure Strike Tour for its penetrating ground strokes, but I think I'm going to switch to the Tour G 330. I didn't like the cosmetics shown in the pictures, but it actually is a beautiful racket, too. I don't know why, but the cosmetics are important to me, too.
Thanks, The regular.
You mean the 98 inch Pure Control?
Head Extreme Pro (Last 2 gens)
yup, the 98 inch Pure Control.
Mid range racquets for all court style:
Volkl V1 Pro
Pure Strike 305
Dunlop M3 or 4
Dunlop Bio F4.0 Tour
one of these should work, but pretty sure you've tried all these though Mike
Ha surprisingly I've only tried the speed, extreme, m3, and blade 16x19
I hit with the IG prestige MP along with a bunch of other racquets a few weeks ago, so I don't remember clearly, but IG Prestige MP also has a slight pinging sound when played without a dampener?
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