Thinking about changing racquets.

Xtennis88

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When playing 3 set matches, my Babolat AeroPro control has failed me as I am consistently getting a sore shoulder and arm from serving. I am wondering what I should do, I think that it is the hefty swingweight of the racquet, but it could be the stiffness of the racquet as well. The predicament though is that I have tried lighter racquets in the Babolat line, such as the aeropro w/ cortex, and I can't make 1 volley or overhead go in, which is very bad considering im a doubles player.... and Im wondering what racquets to take a look at. I am a mid level 4.0 player with long and powerful strokes, and mediocre but not great consistency.. my strengths are my forehand, ability to put the ball away, and a big first serve that clocks close to if not 100mph on a good day, but I want a racquet that feels more crisp and solid, and that is easier to place the ball with, and I hit my best shots with player's sticks

any suggestions on demos??
Thanks,
Mike

(I am currently looking at the Yonex RDS 002 Tour, the Yonex RDS 003, switching back to my pure control, the Wilson K Factor ksixone Team, & the Volkl DNX 9)
 
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In D Zone

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other weapons for doubles are:
- Wilson 6.1 95 (16x18 )
- Yonex RDS002 (98 )
- Yonex Ti 80 (98 )

Head light , 12 oz, great for producing spins and racquet speed, very manueverable.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
The RDS 002 Tour sounds like a really good idea, but the RDS 001 has a reputation for crisp feel and performance, too.

The DNX 9 has a devoted following - I like very heavy frames, but tried that one and liked it. The mp DNX 10 may be more in your comfort zone if you like heft and headlight balance. These 10's seem to be a good alternative to the Wilson 6.1 family - feedback leads me to believe that the Volkls offer a little more control over power.

A crisp playing frame that I'm rather excited about is the Prince Hybrid Tour. I found it to work well for me everywhere on the court with plenty of power, spin, touch, feel, and maneuverability. It really seemed to do exactly what I told it and I suspect that the strings in these need to be on the tighter side to keep them from getting too lively. I recommend a demo.
 

Noveson

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When playing 3 set matches, my Babolat AeroPro control has failed me as I am consistently getting a sore shoulder and arm from serving. I am wondering what I should do, I think that it is the hefty swingweight of the racquet, but it could be the stiffness of the racquet as well. The predicament though is that I have tried lighter racquets in the Babolat line, such as the aeropro w/ cortex, and I can't make 1 volley or overhead go in, which is very bad considering im a doubles player.... and Im wondering what racquets to take a look at. I am a mid level 4.0 player with long and powerful strokes, and mediocre but not great consistency.. my strengths are my forehand, ability to put the ball away, and a big first serve that clocks close to if not 100mph on a good day, but I want a racquet that feels more crisp and solid, and that is easier to place the ball with, and I hit my best shots with player's sticks

any suggestions on demos??
Thanks,
Mike

(I am currently looking at the Yonex RDS 002 Tour, the Yonex RDS 003, switching back to my pure control, the Wilson K Factor ksixone Team, & the Volkl DNX 9)


First of all, no racquet is going to make you miss overheads, and I guarantee that your volleys aren't so precise that a racquet is making them go out.

On the other side of it, the APC is not the best doubles racquet. I would take the 002 Tour and Volkl DNX 9 if you don't like the weight of the APC. THe 003, Ksix one team, and also the Npro Open would be good choices I think.

Kaotic, if he is having problems with the weight of the APC, how do you expect him to handle the K Six One?
 
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