Prefer a low powered control frame where you have to supply the power? Or...

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by guitarplayer, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. guitarplayer

    guitarplayer Guest

    ...or a frame with plenty of power that you have to harness to have control?

    I played with my new Babolat PD's yesterday. After an hour I went back to my BLX Pro Staff 90 and 100 and really played so much better. I hit some soft cut drop shots that just died. My serves we're more accurate.

    It's interesting when you are used to a low powered frame that you can swing hard with and feel like you can completely control the ball vs. a frame with a ton of power that you have to harness the power. I guess I'm old school. My hitting partner APD user has been teasing me to step into the modern world and hit the Babolats. When I went back to my Pro Staffs and started controlling the match..,he shut up. Interestingly, I never liked the PS95. Just the 90 and 100 with a little weight u der the handle.
  2. Power Player

    Power Player Talk Tennis Guru

    Sep 2, 2008
    On my iPhone
    The tweener frames take time to get used to if you are coming from a low powered frame. It really boils down to how much spin you hit with off the ground I think.
  3. Lukhas

    Lukhas Legend

    Apr 3, 2013
    I prefer the low powered frames. I can increase the power easily with the right strings. Plus I like the feeling of heavy frames with ridiculously low SW and really HL. You feel more confident swinging out. However, you have to play more frequently, those are exigent frames. So I play with a lower powered tweener.
  4. Sander001

    Sander001 Hall of Fame

    Jul 6, 2012
    In the place where there is no darkness.
    I play a lot of pushers in singles so a low powered frame is definitely my best bet.
    If I played more 5.0's in singles who crush the ball and force me behind the baseline, then I'll prefer my mid+.
  5. CHOcobo

    CHOcobo Professional

    Jun 27, 2008
    I just started playing the Dunlop Bio 100 and love it. I previously used the 4D 100, which was a bit softer but not as stable.
  6. vandre

    vandre Hall of Fame

    Aug 27, 2007
    no man's land
    I went from a tweener to a more of a control frame. I'm glad I switched even if it meant surrendering some pace all the way around (I miss it most on the serve). my placement is much better and I can't use the racquet as a crutch for bad form (I was getting away with a lot using the tweener). I like having a little bit more weight too while still keeping the weight below 12 oz. like others have said, if I find myself needing more pop, I can always adjust my string/ setup (tnt2 17 in the mains will give me all the pop I need).

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