Your Current Racquet and Why?

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  1. FedLIKEnot

    FedLIKEnot Semi-Pro

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    So it’s the running joke that this portion of the tennis community changes racquets as much as the wind may change. But I was curious about a few things and feel free to post your own answers....

    Your racquet of choice:
    Pro Staff 95 Spin (3/8 grip), leather grip and some slight mods.

    How long have you used it:
    4+ years

    Favorite string setup:
    Not too picky a stiffer shipped poly either as a full bed around 55lbs or a hybrid setup with poly mains and syn guy crosses around 60lbs always does the trick.

    Why this racquet:
    It was my first REAL racquet when I picked up tennis. The head size at first was challenging but as I have progressed I hit better with this racquet than 100sq in ones. It’s weird. The super open string pattern (16/15) has always been addicting as I play with topspin off both wings and have added a kick serve and more reliable slice off the bh side. I just feel at home or dialed in with this racquet. I can see why pros resist change despite what there racquet sponsor would prefer. On mine I love the crisp response, plush feel at contact (mine are slightly modified) and easy to maneuver especially on reatction strokes or on the run. I have flirted with Blades the Strike and even bought the Head Prestige. But all in all I cannot ever switch and as I am now back up to five of these guys I will be good for a while.

    Your turn, I am curious the response more so for those of you who’ve used the same racquet for a while what made you resist temptation.
     
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  2. styksnstryngs

    styksnstryngs Professional

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Graphene Radical MP 3/8 with lead under the buttcap and at 11&1 to bring it to 11.57 oz and 32.2 cm balance (6pts headlight)

    How long have you used it:
    4 years no mods, 1 year with lead

    Favorite string setup:
    Edged poly (pro's pro blackout 1.26) mains at 51 lbs and smooth poly (isospeed baseline spin) crosses at 51 lbs. Pro's pro aquazorb 55 over grip.
     
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  3. Guy Jones

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    Racquet of choice: M-fil 200 tour

    Length of use: 12 years

    String: Hexaspin at 57 lbs

    Why: I get on well with it, great feel, accuracy, plough and is a frame that needs no mods. Not hit with anything that suits my game better.
     
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  4. fuzz nation

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    I keep two racquet models in my bag all the time. Long time user of the Volkl C10, but added the Volkl O10 325g, which I tuned into a layout (weight and balance) more similar to the C10. I play in different settings - slugging with stronger kids, teaching/coaching high school teams/feeding, and play pretty competitive doubles.

    Switched into the C10 from the Wilson 6.1 Classic when I wanted a similar racquet with more control around the baseline, yet still solid at the net. As I was also developing a one-handed backhand, I also appreciated the extra comfort of this softer frame.

    LOVE having an alternative in the bag when having an off day, but I generally use my O10's for doubles or feeding and go for the C10's when I need to hit bigger with control. Since these different models are from the same company, they give me similar grip profiles and switching between them isn't a big deal for me.

    O10's were added maybe five years ago and I had the C10's for perhaps five years before that.

    Generally love the feel, performance, comfort, and low cost of 17 ga. syn. gut. I string at home.
     
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  5. TennisCJC

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    Racket: volkl superG10 295 tweaked to 340g, 6hl, 330ishSW.
    How long: about a 1 1/2 years. I used the previous version Organix before the superG version and it was very similar. Been using the volkl 10 295 models for last 5 or 6 years except for a 1 year run with volkl v1 pro which is also a very good racket.
    String: TF NRG2 or TF MultiFeel 16G multi mains with Kirschbaum Max Power 17G co-poly cross strung 52-47 or 4 lbs lower in cold weather.
    Why: I like the balance of power, control and comfort. But, I am demo-ing some tweeners to see if I can get a little power without compromising comfort and control too much.
     
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  6. DriveKing

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Wilson RF97 Autograph *4 3/8* grip.

    How long have you used it:
    3 Months.

    Favorite string setup:
    Not that picky. Currently using LaserFibre's new JB (James Blake) Tour 100, poly, strung at 51 LBS. Also enjoy Lux.

    Why this racquet:
    I got into tennis about 3 years ago from the ground up—played randomly as a kid at a local court but without any structure. My obsession has only grown. I always got everything from friends—one buddy of mine is a good player. Tried the Pure Aero, Prince 100T, Pure Drive. I eventually purchased a Babolat Pure Strike Project One Seven and loved it for about a year. But when Wilson sent me a free RF97 to do a campaign for—I also work for a marketing agency. I fell in love. Despite it being stiffer and heavier, it helped me hone my strokes. I've never taken a lesson but I'm athletic, so I was getting away with bad footwork and sloppiness with the super light Pure Strike. The RF made me concentrate more on my fundamentals, which has greatly improved my game by design. It also has awesome plow-through when I connect with the sweet spot and it's awesome around the net. On top of that, I feel its a point and shoot frame unlike my Pure Strike.
     
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  7. Alex78

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    Prince Tour 100 16x18
    Been using it for two weeks now, but overall, have this racquet since 2015.
    Kirschbaum Evolution at 20/20 (kg).
    I keep going back to this stick on clay. The way I can hit topspin with it is just sublime. I also love the feel of the ports. And it easily is the most forgiving racquet I own (have about 80 at the moment),
     
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  8. ace18

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Angell Custom TC100 63RA, 11.88 7.5 pts HL

    How long have you used it:
    August 2017

    Favorite string setup:
    RS Lyon 1.20 at 50 lbs

    Why this racquet: feel, comfort, power and best volleying racquet I've hit with. I don't see myself changing any time soon.
     
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  9. n8dawg6

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  10. AGEE

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Yonex DR98

    How long have you used it:
    3 Years

    Favorite string setup:
    Luxilon ALU Power # 55lbs

    Why this racquet:

    Great feel, plow through, power. Nice maneuverability, can come up with cool angled shots. Very good stability for me, but have heard that it could do better here. Whippy and can create lots of top spin. Can grind out from baseline and really go behind that one loose ball right in the zone. Overall a great racquet!
     
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  11. bigserving

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    Dunlop Aerogel 200 tour
    Basic, heavy, low-powered control frame
    10 years or so
    Dunlop Black Widow for competitive matches and lots of string experimenting for fun.
    Tried it. Loved it. Bought a bunch of them as they were being closed out. That reminds me that I am getting very low on new frames. May be time to start playtesting some frames.
     
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  12. AGEE

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    It is a control oriented racquet with nice power, got a higher swing weight and lower RA, so power may be subjective - some may feel that it is low powered.
     
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  13. Guy Jones

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    A nice looking pair on the auction site right now, might get them myself as they are similiar to change between to my mfils
     
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  14. mark b.

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Dunlop 300G 105" Cut down to 27''. Handle injected with silicone. Leather grip. Tungsten in throat. 11.7 oz.

    How long have you used it:
    3+ years

    Favorite string setup:
    Legend Tour Gut with multi or poly cross. (Prefer multi to prevent frequent restringings)

    Why this racquet:
    57RA. 18x20. 105 inch headsize. 40 year tennis veteran who needs more sq.in. with classic feel and control.
     
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  15. Dartagnan64

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    Your Racket of Choice:
    Prince Phantom 100. 3 gm lead at 12 oclock. 2 overgrips over Wilson Shock shield

    How long have you used it?:
    8 months

    Favorite String Setup:
    Origin 16g 55lbs in mains, Velocity 16g @52 lbs in crosses

    Why this Racket?:
    56 RA. Bad case of TE getting worse with PD, not getting better with Blade 104. Switched to Phantom as it was the softest racket on the market. Cured my TE. And its not a performance slouch either, especially for a more all court game.
     
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  16. QuadCam

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    Your Racket of Choice:
    Tecnifibre 315 DC LTD 16X19 Heavily customized- 27.5" Length. 360gm. Wilson Pallets, 10-12 Pt HL, 335 SW, TW Leather Grip.

    How long have you used it?:
    3 Months. Bought the racquet on a whim and started experimenting. Loved the soft flex. Found magic in it when I extended the frame to 27.5"

    Favorite String Setup:
    Still Experimenting between Hyper G, AluPower, and an Ultra Cable/Red Ghost hydrid. This racquet seems to play really well near 55#, but I am breaking strings every 2-3 doubles matches.

    Why this Racket?:
    I bought the racquet because of recurring TE. I figured it was time to go back to a flexy racquet and I loved that this is a "platform" racquet. I definitely enjoy modding and customizing. I had played for years with AeroStorms with low tension polys. good racquets but I was having to do extensive massage and acupuncture on my arm to keep the forearm muscles soft. I loved extended racquets after having played with 28" Prince 95sqin Chang titaniums for about 14 years. So, finding a spin friendly soft flexy racquet who's specs would work well when extended to 27.5 or 28" made sense to me. The Chang's were amazing and this Tec is really close to it. softer and more forgiving, less spin, more power. I can work with this!
     
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  17. bigserving

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    Thanks. I will take a look.
     
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  18. KluddKalle

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    Your racquet of choice:
    The Babolat Pure Control Tour (2014) without cutstomisation. I sometimes, but more and more rarely, regress back to my previous racquets - Pure Strike 16x19 (2014) that has a little weight in the handle.

    How long have you used it:
    I found a nearly new PCT in a bucket at my tennis club for about 30$ almost a year ago. Best racquet deal I’ve ever made. :)
    Started playing with it just for fun every now and then, never in point play of any kind, during the summer. During the fall it became more and more frequently used, even in point play. And somewhere around the new year I bought another one and made the switch permanently.

    Favourite string setup:
    I play full bed Velocity 16 black at 22-23kg. Since the PCT is very arm friendly I’m tempted to try hybriding it with a soft poly, but I’m really happy with V so maybe I won’t.

    Why this racquet:
    2009-2014 I played with the pure storm gt. after that I wanted to see if the grass was greener. Bought a pure drive and used it for about one season. Had slot of fun but got wrist pain. Tried the pure strike 100 both stock and with lead. Found the pure strike 16x19 and loved it. And then by pure luck I found the “bucket racquet” PCT and when I finally got it strung with my setup and started swinging it it was kind of like coming home (to the pure storm) but to a new and improved home. More power, spin and stability with a HL feel. Plus, the design is beautiful. Best looking racquet I’ve owned. Played a pure-drive-2012-playing-friend this weekend that haven’t seen this racquet before and he said “man, looks like you have a really nice classic sports car while I’m driving a huyndai”. :)
     
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  19. GBplayer

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    Yonex F93 with leather grip and lead.

    Wilson NXT Power 18 gauge. 59 / 55 lbs.

    No pain on the body,
    Pin point accuracy.
    Great volleying .

    Used since it came out 2 to 3 years.
     
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  20. Roland G

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    Yonex DR100

    3 Months

    Kirschbaum Pro Line Evolution
    Solinco Hyper G

    Easy, forgiving frame. Good power, spin, control and decent comfort. Win more matches with it so not changing anytime soon
     
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  21. acintya

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Yonex DR100L

    How long have you used it:
    3 Months

    Favorite string setup:
    Luxilon ALU Power Spin # 56.5 lbs

    Why
    It plays like a heavier frame. Good Control. Super feel on serves. You must try 2HBH with it. Anything this racquet cant do? I bought the light version because I didnt knew how would I handle the normal version. I will add some lead now - maybe buying the normal version.
     
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  22. movdqa

    movdqa G.O.A.T.

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Pro Stock TGT 293.2 (IG Prestige MP) XL (27.6 inches) with about 30 inches of lead tape from 10 to 2.

    How long have you used it:
    Seven years

    Favorite string setup:
    Luxilon ALU 16L at 51 pounds

    Why this racquet:
    Power and stability. You can hit the ball anywhere on the strings or frame and there are no bad vibrations to the arm. The frames allow me to play without arm pain - I have some damage from an injury about a decade ago and I need something with a high twistweight and/or low RA number.
     
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  23. sredna42

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    Great racquet. Have two. Gut/poly. Leather grip. They are just never quite #1 though, and I always find myself reaching for something else.

    Gone through more money than I like to admit to myself, have tried heaps of racquets

    just keep coming back to my chewed up battle scarred tec315ltd 18x20. It's like I'm in a violent co-dependant relationship with it. I cheat on it with other racquets, abuse it, but it stays loyal, and I always come back to it LOL
    If I win the lotto I'll buy a prostock pt57a, but otherwise will just stick with the 315ltd. May buy one of the new DC ones to try too.
     
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  24. GBplayer

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    I like the accuracy plus I can play every day with it with no pain. When at the net volleying is easy and it just absorbs shots how ever hard they are hit at you. As I play doubles this makes it like an extension of my arm. VCORE Tour 97 has slightly more punch from the baseline but is not so good at volleying or serving. I guess you will find your favourite eventually, maybe you have but don't want to admit it :rolleyes:
     
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  25. joohan

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    Might want to give 18x20 TC97 a try when you’ve got a chance.
     
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  26. MarkNut

    MarkNut Rookie

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    Racquet of choice:
    Microgel Radical Pro

    Length of use:
    Steady from 2009-2013, took a break, now my current again in 2018

    String:
    Still experimenting

    Why:
    My first players racket. Never felt as confident with a racket as I am with this one. Soft, stable, huge sweetspot, massive spin, thin beam, bigger headsize. Enough swingweight to do some damage, while still being whippy.

    One of those rackets that does nothing GREAT, but everything WELL.
     
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  27. heninfan99

    heninfan99 G.O.A.T.

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    Wilson stopped making the 6.1 for a while and then added DAMPlifeel so I went looking for other options.
     
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  28. prjacobs

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    I’ve embraced the dark side and have used my 2013 APD for about 5 years. With some tungsten they weigh in @ 11.7 ounces.
    My previous frame was a Head MGRadPro
    Tried the APD as a joke and immediately discovered that it enhances virtually every part of my game.
    I’m totally relaxed and effortlessly dialed in with this frame. Great spin, power, accuracy - and a great defensive frame.
    Currently using Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable @ 43lbs with zero impact on my arm. I gradually went down from 55 - 41 with polys with no control issues.
    I use an L2 grip, (back in the day, used an L4 or 5) with a Wilson Shock Shield Grip and no damper.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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  29. deaner2211

    deaner2211 New User

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  30. FedLIKEnot

    FedLIKEnot Semi-Pro

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  31. deaner2211

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    Wilson Pro staff 85 Chicago. No mods for it is 12.3 ounces unstrung and 12 pts head light

    6 months

    Klip uncoated NG 17 mains @ 65 lbs/ALU Power purple 16L cross @ 62 lbs

    Started using this racket back in 1983 when I was in high school until it was stolen in 1988 when I took it to the local tennis shop to be restrung. I loved everything about this racket, weight, feel, power, and control. For years I tried many rackets but nothing replaced it until the Wilson nCode Pro Staff 90 which I used until 2014 and i switched to the Pro Staff 90. Well over six months ago I was at a Goodwill and spotted this crappy looking racket. It was a Chicago PS 85 for 5 bucks so I bought it. The grip was cracked and torn the grommets were terrible but the racket was in great shape. So I spent $18 for a new fairway grip and found a new grommet set on **** for $130. She is back to life and plays just as I remember.
     
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  32. beltsman

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Babolat Pure Strike 2016 (Project One 7)

    How long have you used it:
    On and off for 9 months.

    Favorite string setup:
    Hyper-G Origin

    Why
    Best combination of serving and groundstrokes. Good power, good control, good spin. Good targeting. My best-serving racquet. Stable on returns. Works for my 1Hbh. Just a very good all-around racquet with no glaring weaknesses.
     
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  33. topspn

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    It is not very arm friendly is my big qualm with this racquet although as yo stated a pretty good all rounder. Hyper-g 16g has been the only poly i have tried that seems to make it more arm friendly for me.
     
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  34. Knife

    Knife Semi-Pro

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Pro Kennex Q Tour 295 16x19 with some lead.

    How long have you used it:
    2014

    Favorite string setup:
    Head Velocity 16G 24-25 kg

    Why this racquet:
    Flexy RA56-57, arm health.

     
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  35. joohan

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    Your racquet of choice:
    Yonex Vcore Tour G330

    How long have you used it:
    4 months with a year gap somewhere in between

    Favorite string setup:
    Yonex PTP 1.25

    Why this racquet:

    There’s no escaping the truth. Even after wholly committing to another fantastic frame for a year, I play the tennis I like and enjoy the most with Tour G330. I like the way isometric head plays all in all but in combination with soft feel, good spin and bulldozing plow it’s very addictive and fun. Plus during that year with the other frame I got a lot fitter and a better player overall so now I can enjoy Tour G even more. I’m having fun while winning matches...that’s hard to beat.
     
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  36. beltsman

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    True, it is stiff, but I haven't had any arm issues (yet), so I didn't list that as a negative for me.
     
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  37. PhxRacket

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    Whatever I demo. Between racquets at the moment. Loved my customized DR100s, but developed a tender epicondyle after too much play highlighted by technique in need of work. Put in the work and now am toying with Ultra Tour, Touch Prestige Pro, 18x20 CV Blade 98 and would love to demo the new Prince 93P. I have zero pain with all three racquets I am demoing frequently,
     
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  38. PMChambers

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    Thought you where TC100 guy. Nearly bought one recently as result or TC95.
     
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  39. joohan

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    Still have two, one of them ready in my bag and I will happily recommend it to anyone as one of the best all round frames on the market.

    Tour G330 is quite far from that category but it’s just right for me. Everything apart from serve works more naturally and, since I got quite a lot stronger over the past year, effortlessly. I play shots I wouldn’t even contemplate with TC100, probably a result of confidence from swinging something I gel with so well.
     
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  40. colan5934

    colan5934 Semi-Pro

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    Your racquet of choice:
    2018 Babolat Pure Drive + with a touch of lead at 12

    How long have you used it:
    3 months

    Favourite string setup:
    Tour Bite 16 @50-54 pounds depending on inside/outside or just how I'm feeling

    Why this racquet:
    Had an opportunity to switch back to Babolat as a teaching pro. I played with the Pure Storm Tour/Control Tour for 7 years and switched back mostly because of brand loyalty. The Strike VS/Tour just doesn't give me enough help--I'm not playing 5.0 level tennis 5-6 times a week like I was in college anymore. The Pure Drive + gives me enough heft that it doesn't feel like swinging a toothpick but the power, spin, and reach make tennis so easy and maximize my strengths. I can also teach with it, as it isn't so heavy that it gets cumbersome over the course of a few hours on court. Though I'm not a fan of the hollow-ish feel (still way better than I remember it in the '09 and '12 models), I play so well with it--and I'm still around the game enough to want to win more than I lose. There's something to be said for enjoying the process of hitting with a players stick like the Ultra Tour, Prestige MP, and other similar offerings, but results speak louder for me right now.
     
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  41. TennisHound

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    XT Prestige MP - strung at 45 with Head Sonic Pro .17. My 17yo son swears by these, so I used one for a 4.5 doubles match and played great with it. Played singles and was more consistent than I've been in a long time. Plus I broke my trusted '15 Blade 16x19.
     
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  42. BlueB

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    PCG 100, gut/poly at 60/50
    Very nice comfort and control, ok power.

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
     
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  43. pLaRiCn

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    Racquet: TT95 with leather grip, and some lead at 3 and 9
    Length: a year and half
    Strings: M: BHS ~51, C: OGSM ~53
    Reason: Buttery feel, good spin... but mostly buttery feel, everything else was secondary.
     
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  44. vndesu

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    Racket of choice: Was using the first generation burn and blx tour, now I am using the Burn CV95.
    I added a leather grip on both.
    Both are stung with Babolat Pro hurricane tour at 53.
    Reason: Good blend of power and control, I used to use yonex and I have a lot of rackets but the new Burns are a big improvement for me to get easy power and control.
     
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  45. Moveforwardalways

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    The 2013 APD is a gem. I have one, weighted just right, and it’s an amazing racquet. Power, control, etc. Its all there.
     
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  46. AM75

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    Played Yonex Super RD Tour 95 for many years, now it's Blade 98 (2015) with lead in the handle and @ 12, 3 & 9, strung with Alu Power Rough full bed or Signum Polyplasma full bed (@ low tension if I need more power), or sometimes with Tour Bite (mains) and Polyplasma/any soft poly I have in my string box (crosses).
    Also have TFights 315 Limited for a change, but play with them rarely.
    Can't play with anything else.
     
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  47. JustTennis76

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    Playing with a youtek prestige mp and gravitating towards graphene XT Prestige MP because of its control and accuracy. Head FXP 17 @ 46 lbs and Prince TourXR 17 cross at 44 lbs. Loving the touch shots and serve with this one.
     
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  48. forehandbackagain

    forehandbackagain New User

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    Racquet of choice:
    2017 Wilson Six.One 95 18x20 with Head leather grip
    2 racquets matched at 363g strung w/og, 338sw, 8pts hl

    Length of use:
    I've been using this particular model for going on one year now, but I've been playing with the six.one 95 18x20 more or less exclusively since 2008 when it was in the k factor version

    String:
    Volkl Cyclone Tour 17 @ 53lbs

    Why: This was the first "real" racquet that I ever played with, and it's the one I feel most comfortable with. I get excellent power and spin from the racquet, but most importantly, this is the racquet that gives me the most confidence when I'm going for the lines. Also, the thud the ball makes when compressing on the strings is pure sex. I tried at one point to make the switch to the RF97 hoping to get just a touch more power, but even strung at 60lbs, I didn't feel that I had enough control over my shots. I still have one of them and may try to make it work, but I think I'll stick with the Six.One for match play for the foreseeable future. It's been 10 years. Let's go for a decade more!
     
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