Two things have helped me out tremendously!You took the time to count those? Wouldn’t you be better served trying to improve your serve return? ; )
Well, I'd say I'm a collector who plays with many different racquets. This past spring I played eight matches, won seven (low level...), played with 16 racquets.do you play different rackets often? or are you a collector?
i thought i had a lot but i just get bored playing with the same racket constantly.
Ah cool. I guess coaching and having a contract is somewhat related to working in the industry...Nope and nope... I had contracts when I coached, but that's it.
Well, I haven't thought about it in terms of me being in the industry, but I guess it's correct.Ah cool. I guess coaching and having a contract is somewhat related to working in the industry...
How do you decide which racquet to purchase?
I see a few Rossignol in there so I assume its mainly 'classic racquet' or are you purchasing the latest Blades/Prostaff (or insert Racquet series of choice) when it comes out?
Million dollar question: If you could only keep 3 (or 5) racquets which would it be?Well, I haven't thought about it in terms of me being in the industry, but I guess it's correct.
To begin with I bought a lot of racquets that I thought were good value for money, not really having a plan. Then I discovered the TT boards and got a lot of inspiration from here. In some cases I wanted to get specific models, like a "stars'n'stripes" from Wilson, or a Prince Mono. In some cases I went for series, like Dunlop's Max-series or Rossignol's F-series.
Yes, mainly classics, mainly graphites from 1980 - 2000. I try to keep up with the Radical and Prestige series, and to a lesser extent Völkl 10-series.
Obviously a pretty tricky question, but I'll try to reply.Million dollar question: If you could only keep 3 (or 5) racquets which would it be?
With this many racquets it's impossible to have them all restrung. There are quite a few I haven't played with yet, but if there are decent strings in it I don't bother changing them. I had a contract with Völkl for a couple of years, and my go to-string was the Power Fibre, so that's what I used a lot. Another string I used a lot was the Tecnifibre TGV. I really liked the classic hybrid Babolat VS/Luxilon Big Banger.