racquet for advanced high school player

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by james blake wannabe, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. not sure exactly what my rating would be, but I am top 100 in b18's in the mdwest section. I rely on a powerful serve an heavy groundstrokes. I have been using the ncode six-one 90 for about a year, but It just doesnt seem to be my racquet. I'm looking for something that can generate some more spin. I have also been meeting the ball a little late sometimes, so mabe something a little lighter. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for the help
  2. czech09

    czech09 Rookie

    Jan 11, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    Mmm...are you top 100 because there are only 100 boys under 18 that play in your section - :p just kidding. Have you checked the sticky with the comparitive reviews? I'd check that first if I were you there are some pretty good comparisons there. It's hard for me to suggest you a racquet since idk how the ncode 90 compares to the rest (since I've never tested it out) but I did DEMO the ncode 95 and if it's anything similar to the 90 it is quite flat and heavy. I really liked the Babolat AeroDrive in terms of spin and slicing. The Prince Diablo Tour is also a great racquet (for pretty much everything). It's lighter than the ncodes and I really really liked it. Then there's the Head Liquid Metal Radical which might fit your lightness requirement also great overall. The last racquet I thought was solid on slice/spin was the Prince O3 tour. Check out the reviews in here some say the Yonex MDX 500 is a great racquet as well, I demoed it and personally didn't think it was so good. Just search around, check the comparitive reviews and go demo 5-10 racquets and see for yourself. Good luck!
  3. meh

    meh Semi-Pro

    Oct 7, 2005
    Your NTRP might be 4.5-5.0? Top 100 B16/18's in CA would be more like 5.0-5.5, but I'm not familiar with the the level of tennis in the m i d west *EDIT: rrgh, TW filter I'm not talking about the competitor!* (I do know that CA & FL are very competitive).

    As for racquet choice, if you're content with the headsize (not shanking a lot) and only concerned with weight & spin (which are the only two aspects you mentioned), try the Yonex RDX 500. Same headsize, more spin-friendly, 17 grams lighter, and flexier to boot.
  4. Thanks for the tips, and I'm not exactly sure how strong the vaious sections are, but as far as I know the mdwest is just below florida, california, and texas, which I am pretty sure are the top three.
  5. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    if you want a lot of spin, you might want to look in to the POG 93" or the diablo mid.
  6. oscar_2424

    oscar_2424 Legend

    Sep 5, 2005
    Hallandale, Florida
    get the babolat PD or the PS

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