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i wanna buy a racquet, suggest me a good one, Budget within 50$. Wanna start with a reasonable one as i'm a rookie. I would play on clay and hard courts, would play mostly in baseline and sometimes during net. I would play on daily basis... Playing just to have fun.
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$50 budget? Or do you mean a different currency? Because you wouldn't be able to get much with $50, maybe a used racket?

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Re: Help me buying my First Racquet

Am okay with any type... 50$ equivalent of INR. I'm pretty sure that i'll get one of the best ones with that cost here.
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Am okay with any type... 50$ equivalent of INR. I'm pretty sure that i'll get one of the best ones with that cost here.
So you're willing to spend 2,715 rupees(equivalent to 50 USD)? All you would be able to get with that is a used racquet to be honest. Unless racquets are cheaper where you live?

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Re: Help me buying my First Racquet

I'll see, i wont limit exactly to 50$, but somewhere around. I think i can get within/around that amount. Any suggestions?
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Got one for 25$... will you believe?
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Got one for 25$... will you believe?
What type of racquet?

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What type of racquet?
An aluminum one, balances almost at the middle of the head and handle. It's a China make.

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brand: ti thunder pro DSC
mode: ti thunder
head size: 105
mains 16
crosses 18
rec tension: 20-23 kgs

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A aluminum one, balances almost at the middle of the head and handle. It's a China make.

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brand: ti thunder pro DSC
mode: ti thunder
head size: 105
mins 16
crosses 18
rec tension: 20-23 kgs
Never heard of it! How heavy is it?

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Never heard of it! How heavy is it?
quite heavy.... like at max 400 or 500g. Don't know exactly.
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quite heavy.... like at max 400 or 500g. Don't know exactly.
400g?! That's super heavy! I know it's too late now, but next time I would get a lighter racquet. Lighter racquets are better for starters, and then you move your way up. Do you have any pictures of the racquet perhaps?

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400g?! That's super heavy! I know it's too late now, but next time I would get a lighter racquet. Lighter racquets are better for starters, and then you move your way up. Do you have any pictures of the racquet perhaps?
Anyway, i wanted to buy 2 racquets... so i'll use this for few days and then buy another racquet. There's no problem, i can exchange it too, if you suggest me to do that. I can take some snaps and upload it if you want to see.

But, indoor shoes is one haunting my mind, cos i never play in indoors. I never knew that having a separate tennis shoe is so important. I might even exchange the shoes, but lets see.
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Anyway, i wanted to buy 2 racquets... so i'll use this for few days and then buy another racquet. There's no problem, i can exchange it too, if you suggest me to do that. I can take some snaps and upload it if you want to see.

But, indoor shoes is one haunting my mind, cos i never play in indoors. I never knew that having a separate tennis shoe is so important. I might even exchange the shoes, but lets see.
As a beginner I'm sure the shoes will do fine The big problem might be starting out with a heavy racquet. Personally, that's not how I would go, but it ultimately is up to you

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As a beginner I'm sure the shoes will do fine The big problem might be starting out with a heavy racquet. Personally, that's not how I would go, but it ultimately is up to you
Thanks, i shall buy a new one... wait i shall post the exact weight after weighing it in some store here.

But Freak, why are there special shoes for tennis? Why cant we use an ordinary sports shoes for the purpose? I couldn't make out this.
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Thanks, i shall buy a new one... wait i shall post the exact weight after weighing it in some store here.

But Freak, why are there special shoes for tennis? Why cant we use an ordinary sports shoes for the purpose? I couldn't make out this.
Because regular shoes have fairly weak material in the front part of the shoes, but Tennis shoes have built up material in the front part so when you are running and come to a sudden stop the shoes doesn't wear out easily

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