Need a new racket.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by UnderwaterCookie, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Well, the rackets that I've owned (or am currently the owner of):

    -Wilson Junior racket (no idea what the name was, I found it in my basement, dent on one side and all...)
    -Wilson Hope (good)
    -Prince Triple Threat Scream OS (horrible, probably just me though...)
    -Head Intelligence S6 (pretty good, but makes weird noise and feels weird)
    -Head Titanium S1 (my current favorite)

    Out of all of those, I like the S1 the best. The Intelligence is nice, but I sometimes can't feel the ball and the noice it makes is very weird to me. I hate the TT Scream OS. Horrible racket in my opinion.
    The Hope, despite buying it on a dare because my girlfriend said I wasn't secure enough to play with it, turned out to be pretty good.

    Anyway, I'm now looking for a new racket to play with.
    I've playtested a few rackets and I've come up with a list of what I want and don't want in my next racket.

    I want
    -small head sizes
    -head-light, generally at least 5 points head-light
    -a quick responsive feel at the net, not something that I'd have to drag around, however, it also has to be heavy enough to not feel like I'm wielding a toothpick, so maybe around 11 oz or more

    I don't want (generally the opposite of the above)
    -OS, or anything more than 95 sq inches for that matter
    -head heavy rackets, eww, just didn't work out for me...

    I've done some searching around (actually, a LOT of searching around).
    I've come up with
    -Wilson ProStaff ROK 93 Mid
    -Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85/90/95
    -Head Liquidmetal RAVE/FIRE

    Are there any other rackets out there that you think I might like?
    I'm looking forward to making a purchase today. I haven't found a sports store around here (I just moved here a few weeks ago), and I don't have a car to get around in. So I'm counting on the internet to supply me with the racket, strung and all. In other words, if you could also supply me with a site that sells these rackets and your opinions on what string to use it'd be nice. I've looked around TennisWarehouse also. The Wilson ProStaff ROK 93 Mid here comes in 3/8 grip size, which is fine, my S1 is 1/2. But I'm thinking I would like a 1/4 grip size.

    So what I want from you.
    -which of those rackets would you recommend
    -any other rackets you recommend me to look into
    -a place online to get those rackets (they have to offer stringing it with a string of my choice and tension)
    -if you live in Jacksonville, FL, an offer to come pick me up and take me to a sports store to buy the stuff ;)


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