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aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

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i just got an aerogel 300 (not 4D) from my local shop to dmo with, and at first i thought, while hitting with it, it was an ok racquet that i played well with, but then i realised it was the same weight, or maybe just heavier, than my old racquet (a babolat aero strike) and i start to like it less and less.

So now i am stuck with an issue, do i stick with it and forget about the weight, or do i go and find a new racquet that is heavier and that may be more suited to my playing style? If so, do you recommend anyt heavier racquets that i should give a go?
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Re: aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

I started out with the 300 and ditched it because of the lack of weight on service returns. I also couldn't hit a topspin 2HBH with it because of the head shape. If you dont have a problem with it other than the weight I would just add some lead tape to the throat.

Also if you like it but want something heavier try the Technifibre T-fight 320 vo2 max thats what I did and I love it
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Re: aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

i think that it wasn't just the weight really, it was also the lack of power behind shots, and having to generate ALL of the power myself (obviously a player's racquet isn't for me!)

HOWEVER, i have found another racquet which may work but is slightly more expensive, and that racquet is the aerogel 200, with a denser string pattern and more weight, i think it might be the right racquet for me. What do you think?
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Re: aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

if you are worried about using a players racket and having to generate all the power yourself, then the aerogel 200 is even more of a players racket than the 300 and as its 32.5g heavier, with a smaller head size and denser string pattern than you have to put in even more effort
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Re: aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

yea maybe try the 500 tour, it has much more power and stability.
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Re: aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

thanks, i just saw that racquet as well, and it's only going for like £10 more than the 300 so i might try that one out.

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Re: aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

its good as long as you dont need to hit precision vollies
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Re: aerogel 300 isn't heavy enough!

yeh, i'm more of a baseline hitter tbh so that should be alright, i just hope they have it in stock!
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