Which racket for me?

jonRF

New User
I am currently using a babolat pure drive GT and I want to get a backup frame. I am a intermediate baseliner who likes to hit with spin and I like tweener rackets.
Here are my choices:
1. Head Youtek IG Instinct
2. Babolat Aero Storm GT
3. Tecnifibre T-Fight V02 295
4. Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus
5. Dunlop Biomimetic 400 Tour
6. Wilson BLX Juice 100
7. Wilson BLX Blade Lite
 

Matchball

Semi-Pro
I liked Dunlop 400 tour when I tried it just out of curiosity once. Low SW, maneuverability and stability stand out. Plus it's more comfortable than PD.
You might not really like the fact that it is very headlight.
 
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Ess

Guest
If you are completely happy with your current racquet, and are simply looking to get a backup, I would suggest getting another Pure Drive GT. Tennis is largely a game of consistency and having the same racquet as a backup will breed consistency.

It might not be as fun (don’t get to use different racquets etc.) but your game will not be as effected. I have three IG Prestige Pros, and while a little more variety might have been nice, not at the expense of my game.
 

Rafa4Ever

Rookie
If you are completely happy with your current racquet, and are simply looking to get a backup, I would suggest getting another Pure Drive GT. Tennis is largely a game of consistency and having the same racquet as a backup will breed consistency.

It might not be as fun (don’t get to use different racquets etc.) but your game will not be as effected. I have three IG Prestige Pros, and while a little more variety might have been nice, not at the expense of my game.

this. It's dumb to have different racquets. Unless you don't care about winning or performance and just want to have fun. Then it's fine...
 

acura9927

Semi-Pro
Wells lots of us here are " hacks" who enjoy the diversion of tennis and the variety each stick has to offer. The price is nominal compared to some other guy hobbies like cars and motorcycles which I dont see myself getting a collection of anytime soon.

I have 4 sticks and enjoy just having them when I reality I play once per week.
 

ryydman

Rookie
The IG Instinct is nice and is heavier than TW specs suggest, more like 11.1oz strung rather than 10.9oz, with a little more swing weight too. It's a VERY spinny frame that has ample power and a nice sweet spot...
 
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lobman

Rookie
If you have had any tendency for elbow problems, beware of the Juice's stiffness rating of 72. I really wanted to use it but after each demo session my elbow kept telling me, "don't do it!"
 

Disneos

New User
I wouldn't recommend having a different frame as your back up from your main frame as frames ( even witht he same specs ) differ from model to model and company to company the best back up frame you could get would be the exact same frame your using, unless you're okay with playing a set with your normal frame, breaking a string and then having to switch to a frame that doesn't feel the same or play TW same as what you've been doing for one set, it's just not smart, though if variety is your thing and you can be comfortable switching between frames than by all means go for it, I just personally don't agree that variety is the answer in tennis ( at least not competitive )


To be more on top my top pick would be the instinct, I hit with my friends instinct before I injured my arm earlier this year and its an amazing frame, very stable, great racquet head speeds on ground strokes, felt great with my 2HBH and for me the acceleration through the air on serve is superb with good control.
 
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