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flexpoint is horrible, makes the racket play like a hinge. microgel is great, similar to the intelligence series, which is what i use.
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I'm right. What can you do, really? Roddick = moonballer with a serve.
If Roddick is a moonballer with a serve then what are you
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well, you're completely wrong there. most of the people i know who use babolat, going up from beginner level to pro, are flat hitters. flat hitters should prefer other brands, i.e. brands that make dense string pattern rackets, but thats not always the case.
Agreed with flat hitters should prefer other brands,I hit mostly flat and I naturally swich from babolat but today's game is more about spin.Anyway most babolat racquets are not players racquet as we know even in some descriptions they call it a "tweener" racquet but as you said more people use them from beginner level and dont wanna adapt to another racquet when they make it to pro so they customize it with lead tape and there you go.
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If Roddick is a moonballer with a serve then what are you
just because roddick has a big serve, doesnt mean he cant be a moonballer
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just because roddick has a big serve, doesnt mean he cant be a moonballer
I didnt said that but if you already notice:it's true he has some kind of haotic game but it's far away to call him a moonballer.
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I never said he was a moonballer. i just said that a player with a big serve doesnt necessarily have to have the attacking game to back it up
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ok fair point but unlikely to have the fastest serve in world and play defensive

the bab rackets have the ability to to be customised and al lot of the pro's do it what federer has done to his racket is unbelievable have the grip shaved then built up again to make it softer and 40 grms of weight extra and still using the old sampras racket

tim henman always used a wilson

kavelnikov used to a have the bottom built up so his hand would not slip

you cant say that bab rackets are rubbish, a racket is a personal thing you will like some and not others i happen not to like wilson or head rackets doesnt make them bad rackets though. at the end of the day babolat are number 2 in racket sales in the world and number 1 in many countries
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the bab rackets have the ability to to be customised and al lot of the pro's do it what federer has done to his racket is unbelievable have the grip shaved then built up again to make it softer and 40 grms of weight extra and still using the old sampras racket
federer is using a racket made from the n61 tour mold, but with custom drilled holes. and he has only added a little bit of weight to it to make it more evenly balanced. though for playing on clay he addeds further weight to the head, but nowhere near 40grams
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that is what i was told by someone at wilson and wilson have a customisation service for their players which do the process for him

he has the the grip shaved to a softer material lower down then it is built bak up and then his leather grip

this is too make softer or something!?!
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If Roddick is a moonballer with a serve then what are you

Agreed with flat hitters should prefer other brands,I hit mostly flat and I naturally swich from babolat but today's game is more about spin.Anyway most babolat racquets are not players racquet as we know even in some descriptions they call it a "tweener" racquet but as you said more people use them from beginner level and dont wanna adapt to another racquet when they make it to pro so they customize it with lead tape and there you go.
I'm not a moonballer I can assure that.

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I didnt said that but if you already notice:it's true he has some kind of haotic game but it's far away to call him a moonballer.
Moonballer, grinder, pusher, it's all the same thing.

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I never said he was a moonballer. i just said that a player with a big serve doesnt necessarily have to have the attacking game to back it up
Exactly. Roddick is a grinder with a serve. Even Russell is more offensive than him from the back.
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so if what you are saying roddick is a bad player then ?.....................

are yo as bad as roddick glenn?
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I read all the posts here and I think that you are forgeting that apart from Head and Wilson , there are some other brands which no one even mentions.
For example I have Fischer pro M Number one, 98 and it is perfect for me. It is quite heavy (335grams) and if you are not used to heavier racquets it will torn your hand apart in the beggining, but after some time you'll realise that it has wonderful feel, loads of power and the control is excellent.
Now even I found this racquet lighter than in fact is.
And it depends a lot what kind of string is used!!!

As for Babolat Pure Drive, which is considered bullshit here I think it is not that bad racquet. It is indeed baseliner raquet . Anyone tested here Head MicroGEL Extreme Pro Racquet? My hitting partner has it and I have tested it few times. It is 99% same as Babolat Pro Drive , complitely same thing. Like the people from Head had covered the Pro drive with their colors and signs.
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Anyone tested here Head MicroGEL Extreme Pro Racquet? My hitting partner has it and I have tested it few times. It is 99% same as Babolat Pro Drive , complitely same thing. Like the people from Head had covered the Pro drive with their colors and signs.
the microgel extreme pro isnt exactly like the pure drive, as its 15 grams heavier. the standard micrgol extreme is the one that is exactly like the pure drive. and the reasons for that is because head copied it almost exactly
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Despie Being 5 Gram Slighter And A Different Balance The Closest Racket To That Is The Pure Storm Where They Are The Same Except For 5mm On Balance
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