What are the rackets you carry in your bag?

ichaseballs

Rookie
There are more ppl carrying diferent rackets in the bag ... is there any benefit or valid reason to do so? To play with diferent rackets day in day out?
to me it is like when one has multiple cars. they all can get the job done, but it's about how you get there.
  • sports car = stiff
  • luxury car = plush
  • suv = oversize
  • sedans = midplus
  • crossover = 100 sq in
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
to me it is like when one has multiple cars. they all can get the job done, but it's about how you get there.
  • sports car = stiff
  • luxury car = plush
  • suv = oversize
  • sedans = midplus
  • crossover = 100 sq in
But then daily life has different needs that each car completes. Tennis there’s only one need, to win. And you win playing with your best racket. A better comparison would be a race. If you’re racing quite often, you’d want to find the best car and setup that fits your driving style the best, and then use that every week in order to get the best results. You wouldn’t want an oversteer-y car one week, understeer-y another, light one week, etc.
 

Easy Rider

Professional
to me it is like when one has multiple cars. they all can get the job done, but it's about how you get there.
  • sports car = stiff
  • luxury car = plush
  • suv = oversize
  • sedans = midplus
  • crossover = 100 sq in
:)))) got it
But I drive lowered and very stiff Alfa Romeo and to be honest I dont like stiff rackets
 

USPTARF97

Hall of Fame
Tennis Bag #1. 4 RF97’s (Black)
Tennis Bag #2. 3 6.1 95’s 18x20

Essentially the same racquet. The 6.1 95 with a little tweaking is the RF97 with an 18x20 string pattern. Conditions and who is on the other side of the net determine which bag.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
1x Gravity Pro (experimental)
3-4 KB98
Very impressed with the Gravity Pro, so, experimenting with different string set ups...
 

Antónis

Professional
In my case, I have a base combo, consisting on 2 x PS 6.0 95's (my "go to" babies since late 90's, have stashed 3 more last 25 of December, for a total playable 7 now), 1 x Slazenger Pro Braided harlequin (similar yet lighter and stiffer racquet compared to 6.0's, I usually pick it when I'm a bit off, and feel the the need for something different) and 1 x Dunlop Aerogel 300 Tour (weighted up a bit, it's been a racquet I'm on a long term affair with. Not an easy racquet has some might think, and I'm still learning how to serve with it. Nice control oriented 98 sq.i., packs a bit more pop compared to the other ones, but still very controllable. My backhand loves it...)

On some days, I can bring an extra: Sometimes, my 6.0 85 China (now this is a demanding lady, I need to be almost zoning to enjoy it properly. Best sweet spot ever, if I can find it. My backhand hates it, my volley and forehand loves it...) some other days my PS N-6.1 18x20 (beautiful racquet, with a very nice and loud sound. Hits a nasty slice, very heavy volleys and great serve. I like it specially for doubles) and some other days I can take my Dunlop Aerogel 300 (this a racquet I liked in the beginning, but not so much this days. It's flexible to the point it feels like a pillow, has some controllable feeling for a racquet with such specs, and it's all about comfort with it. Should be great for feeding balls, or for someone with elbow issues, for hard flat or drive spin hitting like my style is, not the best choice. I'm thinking about selling this one)
 
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PrinceMoron

Legend
1 x Blade v7 18x20, 300 sw
1 x Blade v7 18x20, 297 sw
1 x Blade v7 18x20, 294 sw
1 x Yonex Ezone 100 2020

Tried around 25 frames in the past 2 years and my personal conclusion was that the best control racket is blade v7 and best power/tweener racket is the last ezone 100.

Now I can concentrate on my strokes ;)

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Don’t leave your bag unattended or it will be gone.
As a matter of interest, where do you play........?


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PrinceMoron

Legend
2 Snauwaert Gottfried
2 93p 18x20
1x 93p 14x18
1x 100p
1 Blade v7 18x20

Nothing like wood, everybody should keep some handy as a reference point. Makes you honest too

Will need to string up some PS 85s


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ichaseballs

Rookie
But then daily life has different needs that each car completes. Tennis there’s only one need, to win. And you win playing with your best racket. A better comparison would be a race. If you’re racing quite often, you’d want to find the best car and setup that fits your driving style the best, and then use that every week in order to get the best results. You wouldn’t want an oversteer-y car one week, understeer-y another, light one week, etc.
if you were "racing", i.e. playing to win... i agree you should focus on playing with one racquet. fine tuning one type of racquet takes enough effort.
that said, a lot of players play for fun or exercise without keeping score.
also if one is coaching or feeding, they may want a different (likely softer) racquet.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
if you were "racing", i.e. playing to win... i agree you should focus on playing with one racquet. fine tuning one type of racquet takes enough effort.
that said, a lot of players play for fun or exercise without keeping score.
also if one is coaching or feeding, they may want a different (likely softer) racquet.
Fair enough. I mean personally for me, if I’m not playing well, I’m not winning. And if I’m not winning and making stupid errors, or getting outhit, then I’m not enjoying myself. But if that’s not vital to you, then props.
 
3x Bridgestone X-Blade RS300
1x Tecnifibre TF40 305 (for doubles)
1x Wilson ProStaff 85 (nostalgia)

Occasionally I will break out the Prince TT Bandit MP just for giggles.
 

ichaseballs

Rookie
Fair enough. I mean personally for me, if I’m not playing well, I’m not winning. And if I’m not winning and making stupid errors, or getting outhit, then I’m not enjoying myself. But if that’s not vital to you, then props.
one can play well and still not win!
this makes me think of stan the man Link
no one likes to lose.
the grand slams are 128 players, not including the qualifying rounds. there will be 127 losers, 1 winner
and now nadal's quote comes to mind "Losing is not my enemy... fear of losing is my enemy."
 

flanker2000fr

Professional
In 2018, I was carrying 3 Prince Phantom Pro 93P 18x20.
For most of 2019, I was carrying 2 93P 14x18, 1 93P 18x20 and 1 PP100P.
Right now, I have 3 PCG 100.
 
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