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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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New Racket Recommendation - Head Microgel Radical, Dunlop AG 4D 300, etc


I'm an intermediate player and after a few years of not playing tennis(6 yrs), would like to play regularly again. My current racquet is a prince equipe oversize longbody (around 900-1000 power level according to Prince power scheme) and I use 2 handed backhand and eastern grip on my forehand. I see myself more of a baseliner since I only go up to the net occasionally and like to hit winner/force error from the baseline. My groundstrokes are more on the flat side with moderate spin. I have a moderate-long swing. These days I feel this racquet is too heavy for me as I can't get enough spin on the ball and a lot of balls tend to sail long. .

I'm searching for a new racquet that is a bit more forgiving and lighter so I can setup faster and hence get better swing control. I also think that I should get the heaviest racquest I can handle comfortably; since the equipe is around 12.1 oz, I'm thinking 11 oz - does a 1oz weight difference make enough impact on the swing?) After doing my research, here's my top choices (in alphabetical order):

dunlop aerogel 4D 300 or dunlop aerogel 4D 500 Tour
head youtek speed elite or head microgel radical oversized
yonex rqis 2 tour or yonex rds 002 or rds 003

others considered:
babolat aero strike
dunlop aerogel 4D 500
head microgel radical team
prince o3 speedport red
yonex rdis 300

Any advice/recommendation?

Thanks a bunch!

Last edited by blahblha79; 06-16-2009 at 06:35 AM. Reason: adding alternatives
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