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Buying a new racquet

Hi guys. I'm about to buy a new racquet. Before I commit to spending the money, I'd like some opinions on racquets that may suit me and my game moreso than others.

Price is not an issue, I'm willing to spend here.
Im 16 years old, 6'2, 175 pounds.
My serve is my best weapon, so I'm looking for a racquet that has great power and control for serves.
I'd rather have very good control on my groundstrokes than uber power. I don't have much problem generating power.
I hit a single handed forehand, double handed backhand, and am right handed.


Really appreciate all suggestions. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Buying a new racquet

you'd probably be best off looking at 'players' rackets, such as the head prestige, wilson k6.1 95, babolat pure or aero storm tour, prince rebel, etc. these are the kind of rackets that enable you to really swing through the ball and give you great control, provided you have the strength and timing to use them
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Re: Buying a new racquet

wilson k6.1 95 > this is my racket and Kiefer one and I have 6´1.
I have the 333g n codeversion.
I recommend.

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You should test out some rackets. Do you have friends with different racket types? Instructors? Test them out and see which one feels good and gives you a solid pop. Make sure you look at some Babolats too, big serve players (like Roddick) play with Babolat.
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Re: Buying a new racquet

Thanks for all the advice guys. Was going to take a look at the Wilson K 6.1 (on sale!!), the Prince Rebel, and Babolat pure, as those were the three I felt fit my paramenters the best. (Ofcourse, with no real knowledge of if I was right or not)

Any more advice/suggestions are welcomed!!

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Re: Buying a new racquet

Okay now that I have read things over, I am down to three racquets.

The Babolat Pure Storm
THe Wilson K6.1 (95 in.)
The Prince Rebel

There are a few differant types of the storm and rebel. Which ones are reccomended? I am a beginning-intermediate player. Which suits my game best? Which benefits my serve most?

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Re: Buying a new racquet

Also, which string pattern? 16X18 or 18x20?

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for a beginner-intermediate the rebel team and pure storm would be better. with regards to the string pattern it depends how you hot; 16x18 is better for spin players, 18x20 is better for flat hitters
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Re: Buying a new racquet

I really appreciate the advice guys. I think I'm going to go with the pure storm. There are different kinds.
The LTD. GT 2009
Pure storm tour GT 2009
Pure storm tour+ 2009
pure storm gt
pure storm ltd.
pure storm tour
pure storm tour plus
pure storm.

Which should I go with?

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go with either the pure storm if you want to save some money or the pure storm gt if you want the latest
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Great job researching your rackets. I'm pretty confident you will find the right one for you. Let us know what you end up with.
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Re: Buying a new racquet

Thanks guys. Ill probably place my order within the next few days.

Cheers!!

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