Why do you play with your racquet of choice?

Why do you play with your racquet of choice?

  • It feels great, no matter how hideous it looks

    Votes: 32 86.5%
  • My idol uses it. I love his style of play. I believe someday I will be as good as Mr. Idol

    Votes: 2 5.4%
  • I know I play like Snow White, but I want to look like a man

    Votes: 5 13.5%
  • Spec wise, it's the perfect one, although it is actually not. I'll give it a try

    Votes: 5 13.5%
  • This brand runs in my family, I will play using this brand even if I play well with other brand

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    37
  • Poll closed .

enishi1357

Rookie
none of them. Bought them from friend and it was the crappiest racquet ever. friend bought it because djokovic uses it. Guess what djokovic stop using it after a year or so. I play pretty well with them now as a testament to how much I refined my technqiue so all is well. Then friend gave me two free babolat racquet so it was pretty sweet at the end ... even though babolat is too slow for my taste and hurts my wrist.
 

Lucas2015

Professional
I chose the first option, but my true reason is:

"it helps me with some aspects of my game"

it doesnt feel great. I felt much better with other racquets ( that I dont use because they dont help me with some shots)
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
IG Prestige Pro Stock. It actually looks pretty nice though I think that I prefer the all-black look of the PS88, RF97 (2nd version), etc. But I think that I play my best with the beast.
 

abhimawa

Rookie
Are the options deliberately obtuse? :rolleyes:
ha ha ha.
I found interesting thing about my tennis friends. Some admitted they purchased theirs based on their idols (although they might better suited to less demanding racquet IMO).
One won't play with nothing but Wilson.
I currently switched to IG Radical Pro (due to TE; this racquet is plush & soft) which color I kinda dislike initially, but it fits my requirement well (with some hiccups)
 
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abhimawa

Rookie
IG Prestige Pro Stock. It actually looks pretty nice though I think that I prefer the all-black look of the PS88, RF97 (2nd version), etc. But I think that I play my best with the beast.
Get the GrapheneXT. Stunning in black & red. It plays quite similar to the IG Prestige.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
Because its stiff. Basically the only spec i am concerned with for the most part. Racquets are too soft nowadays
 

IA-SteveB

Hall of Fame
What's weird to me is that I played with the same baseball glove for 20 years because no other glove felt the same and I couldn't even TRY a different one. I switched racquets so many times in just five years of playing but I still like my ugly Head Microgel Radical MP.
 

Anton

Legend
none of them. Bought them from friend and it was the crappiest racquet ever. friend bought it because djokovic uses it. Guess what djokovic stop using it after a year or so. I play pretty well with them now as a testament to how much I refined my technqiue so all is well. Then friend gave me two free babolat racquet so it was pretty sweet at the end ... even though babolat is too slow for my taste and hurts my wrist.
Djokovic never used it, he just changes paintjobs every year, so HEAD can sell crap that looks like it.
 
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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Get the GrapheneXT. Stunning in black & red. It plays quite similar to the IG Prestige.
It would be too much work to get to my specs x 4 racquets. I'm going to be using my current frames for at least the next five years. They are XL frames too.
 

coolschreiber

Hall of Fame
Because the TFight 315 LTD is a ladykiller, hot chicks swarm the courts and start chanting my name as soon as they see the 315!
Preach!


I feel like a regular Dan Brazilian every time I'm on the court (except less douchey offcourse).

Lol....besides the reasons you guys mentioned I love playing with my 315 Ltd 18m most because its like playing with an xbox console... point and shoot!
 

SeeItHitIt

Semi-Pro
Dan Brazilian looks like a young Franco Harris. Good for him, the most interesting man in the hot tub.

in the old days the saying was 'give me Rossignol, or give me head' and they weren't talking pt57. Since I can't find an F200, I play with a PS97.
 

nvr2old

Professional
Serious answer, comfort and performance overall. Either Head MG Radical Pro, Yonex ai 98 or Tour f 97, or PK kinetic 7g.
 

mavsman149

Hall of Fame
Lol....besides the reasons you guys mentioned I love playing with my 315 Ltd 18m most because its like playing with an xbox console... point and shoot!
I'm sorry, ladies only swarm for the 16 Main version, they are turned on by the extra spin. Sorry buddy :p

It's well known that attractive ladies are tennis gear heads and can spot the string pattern difference from a mile away!
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I had a hard time finding a racquet that let me keep my flat ground strokes in the court consistently. After reading a bunch here I realized I needed something with a smaller head, more flex, thin beam, tight string pattern and the correct weight/balance. The only racquet that could get all my criteria was Angell. I tried a TC95 18x20 first but it was not the right specs so I sold it and tried again and nailed it the second time.

I previously played with 2015 Wilson Blade 18x20 and the QC was so horrible my two racquets didn't play the same at all and neither was on the published spec nor matched the demo that I hit which was great.
 

ONgame

Semi-Pro
Uh, None of the choices apply for me..
I have an Angell TC95

It feels great but it also looks great.
No one on tour uses it.
I play above average level tennis.
Perfect spec for me, and it actually is.
No one else in my family plays tennis.
 

abhimawa

Rookie
Uh, None of the choices apply for me..
I have an Angell TC95

It feels great but it also looks great.
No one on tour uses it.
I play above average level tennis.
Perfect spec for me, and it actually is.
No one else in my family plays tennis.
I wish something like this happens more often in tennis. I envy you. In where I live, demo is some luxury, so is finding good hitting partner, etc etc.
 
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