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Recumend me a raquet?

Hi, I am going to get new raquets but duno what I should get. I currently use prince o3 tours, but feel I do not get enough power out of them. I am currently rated 8.2 in british ratings, ranked 6 in my county junior. I am looking for a raquet which has more feel than the o3 tour, more power. Do not mind the brand. Any recommendations?
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Hi, I am going to get new raquets but duno what I should get. I currently use prince o3 tours, but feel I do not get enough power out of them. I am currently rated 8.2 in british ratings, ranked 6 in my county junior. I am looking for a raquet which has more feel than the o3 tour, more power. Do not mind the brand. Any recommendations?
if you want more power, but more feel as well then you need to go for a lighter, more flexible racket. here are a few to look for:

dunlop aerogel 500 tour
dunlop aerogel 300
head microgel extreme
head microgel radical
wilson nblade
fischer magnetic pro number 1 lite

or some stiffer ones that will give the power, but not as much feel:

babolat aeropro drive
babolat pure drive
prince 03 white
yonex rds 003
yonex rds 002
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no way. that would be a big step backwards
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Hi, I am going to get new raquets but duno what I should get. I currently use prince o3 tours, but feel I do not get enough power out of them. I am currently rated 8.2 in british ratings, ranked 6 in my county junior. I am looking for a raquet which has more feel than the o3 tour, more power. Do not mind the brand. Any recommendations?
In trying not to sound ridiculous by advertising my item I think you should take a look at the Tecnifibre Tfight 320 series because these match right within your player level (4.0 ntrp, 8.1 LTA) and you can progress with them, here's the link http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/TecnifibreRacquets.html

I also have one for sale lol http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MESE:IT&ih=009


Personally I think the ones mentioned above are in the 11oz category and are too light, if you progess highter in the ratings they will get pushed around by players who hit harder and heavier balls. I know this from experience. To get away from this you could add lead tape to them, but its a lot of messing and alters the rackets characteristics. I recommend the TFight 320 series because firstly they come out at about 12oz strung which is a very good weight, secondly the swingweight is quite low at around 309-315, couple that with a headlight balance and they are very manouverable. They also have a higher power level than you would expect, but more importantly you can generate a 'heavy' ball because of the mass; it would hurt much more if you got hit by a ball from a 12oz+ racket than a 11oz racket. If you take a look at the feedback you will see people have rated it from a variety of skill levels, from 3.5 NTRP to 5.0 which is about 4.2 in LTA terms, so it has a broad following. Also I should mention it has a forgiving 97 sq inch head.

Another little fact about the Tfight series is they actually share the same mold as the rackets used by james blake, tommy hass and berdych. Source: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...ht=james+blake

I wouldnt recommend something like the nblade because it has a high swingweight in a light package, so it feels 'bulky'. Also it is very expensive and people have complained about it cracking in the throat.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...ghlight=nblade
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...ghlight=nblade

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In trying not to sound ridiculous by advertising my item I think you should take a look at the Tecnifibre Tfight 320 series because these match right within your player level (4.0 ntrp, 8.1 LTA) and you can progress with them, here's the link http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/TecnifibreRacquets.html

I also have one for sale lol http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MESE:IT&ih=009


Personally I think the ones mentioned above are in the 11oz category and are too light, if you progess highter in the ratings they will get pushed around by players who hit harder and heavier balls. I know this from experience. To get away from this you could add lead tape to them, but its a lot of messing and alters the rackets characteristics. I recommend the TFight 320 series because firstly they come out at about 12oz strung which is a very good weight, secondly the swingweight is quite low at around 309-315, couple that with a headlight balance and they are very manouverable. They also have a higher power level than you would expect, but more importantly you can generate a 'heavy' ball because of the mass; it would hurt much more if you got hit by a ball from a 12oz+ racket than a 11oz racket. If you take a look at the feedback you will see people have rated it from a variety of skill levels, from 3.5 NTRP to 5.0 which is about 4.2 in LTA terms, so it has a broad following. Also I should mention it has a forgiving 97 sq inch head.

Another little fact about the Tfight series is they actually share the same mold as the rackets used by james blake, tommy hass and berdych. Source: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...ht=james+blake

I wouldnt recommend something like the nblade because it has a high swingweight in a light package, so it feels 'bulky'. Also it is very expensive and people have complained about it cracking in the throat.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...ghlight=nblade
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...ghlight=nblade

Just me 2 cents
Thank you, by the way can I ask if I was to get this raquet which would be better? 18x20 or 16x20 string pattern?
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It's a matter of preference really, but I think 18 mains is better because it gives more control and offers more 'plow through' instead a lot of power being transferred into spin. If you look at the ATP tour you'll find a lot of players use dense patterns, Federer has his racket custom drilled so it has a denser pattern across the sweetspot.
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you won't break strings as quickly with an 18 main
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microgel extreme, pure drive, dunlop 300g
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Was you interested in the Tecnifibre? I can relist it if there was any interest.
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Thanks for the offer, but I have to wait a while before I have enough cash + I am going on holiday next month.
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I can't recommend better choice than Babolat Pure Drive, same as the one used by Carlos Moya. It's very well balanced and has excellent power and control.

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