Which is the best for a 5.0 all court player?

Dechizen

Banned
Head YOUTEK Prestige MP
Head YOUTEK Speed 16x19/18x20
Wilson KBlade 98
Wilson KBlade Tour
Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. GT
Babolat Aero Storm GT
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour
 

marosmith

Professional
Head YOUTEK Prestige MP
Head YOUTEK Speed 16x19/18x20
Wilson KBlade 98
Wilson KBlade Tour
Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. GT
Babolat Aero Storm GT
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour

not knowing anything else about you I would go with the bolded.
 
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JoelDali

Talk Tennis Guru
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Gee

Hall of Fame
Demo as many as possible. All racquets you mentioned are good suggestions. I would add the Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT and Pro Kennex Black Ace 98 to the list as well.
BTW Dunlop AG4D300 Tour sounds like a great platform frame. Curious how it 'll play with leather grip and some lead at 3 and 9.
 
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Gee

Hall of Fame
It's amazing how many high level players know very little about the tools they use.

They play the game rather than dissect the parts.

You're right. I am always very surprised how few people into my region have knowledge about racquet science. They didn't often even heard about the term swingweight.
Our 1st team players from the club (about 5.0- 5.5 level) used to play with frames like Dunlop 500 Tour, Dunlop AG300 and Wilson KBlade 98. All in stock condition because they never heard about customizing with lead. ;-) In spite of this lack of racquet knowledge they still play a terrific game and while proper technique is much more important than gear I am sure they 'll benefit from heavier and more solid frames.
 
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nickarnold2000

Hall of Fame
You're right. I am always very surprised how few people into my region have knowledge about racquet science. They didn't often even heard about the term swingweight.
Our 1st team players from the club (about 5.0- 5.5 level) used to play with frames like Dunlop 500 Tour, Dunlop AG300 and Wilson KBlade 98. All in stock condition because they never heard about customizing with lead. ;-) In spite of this lack of racquet knowledge they still play a terrific game and while proper technique is much more important than gear I am sure they 'll benefit from heavier and more solid frames.
The higher level guys might not know the term "Swing Weight" but they'd naturally know if a frame was too sluggish to properly prepare in time and go and play with something lighter.
 

Anton

Legend
The higher level guys might not know the term "Swing Weight" but they'd naturally know if a frame was too sluggish to properly prepare in time and go and play with something lighter.

Well tour pro's are "higher level guys" and they all like pretty high swingweights.

To answer the thread - Head YOUTEK Prestige MP (with some lead) because it is slightly unstable in stock form.
 
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BagelMe

Semi-Pro
It's amazing how many high level players know very little about the tools they use.

They play the game rather than dissect the parts.

That's very true.while warming up before my tournament my partner broke his strings and started using his arthur ashe competition. He did lose a considerable amount of depth on his shots, but was hitting consistently and as well as ever.

btw I recommend a prestige mp or mid because both have an impeccable solid feel and amount of control.
 
The best racquet for a 5.0 player is whatever is closest to the racquet that he's been using for all those years that's allowed him to get to 5.0 level.
 

High Roller

Banned
It's amazing how many high level players know very little about the tools they use.

They play the game rather than dissect the parts.

So true. I string for a 5.5 who consistently gets great results. He cares little about racquets, strings or grip size. His analogy is that if he cannot beat you with a house cue while shooting pool, he shouldn't be playing at all. :)
 

LPShanet

Banned
Head YOUTEK Prestige MP
Head YOUTEK Speed 16x19/18x20
Wilson KBlade 98
Wilson KBlade Tour
Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. GT
Babolat Aero Storm GT
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour

Anyone who answers this question with a specific model is probably to be ignored. All of those are viable frames for a high level player (if you really are the NTRP level you say), and the "best" will depend on your specific game and taste. The answer to your query isn't on these boards, but on the court, where you should demo them all.
 
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