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What Racquet do you use?

thedoc24
01-02-2007, 03:10 AM
What Racquet do you use?? I have a Babolat Pure Drive 107. I love it. I have Babolat XCel Premium 17 on it too. What are you swinging on the courts

federerfan7465
01-02-2007, 03:27 AM
Wilson Pro Staff tour 90.

Like Fed had win he won his first Wimbledon.

Solid stick.

cartmancop
01-02-2007, 03:30 AM
Prince Air Drive right now, though I'm looking to get a new one in the not too distant future...any suggestions :)

Fee
01-02-2007, 03:39 AM
My only suggestion is that you look for this thread in the player forum, it will be moved there soon I bet. :)

Prince Triple Threat Warrior. But I am a lousy player so it wouldn't matter if I used a wooden paddle. :)

Loremaster
01-06-2007, 04:23 PM
Yonex RDS 001 MP, AWESOME All-around racquet

tennisplayer89
01-21-2007, 06:05 PM
wilson nsix-one

dannysspieler85
02-05-2007, 09:20 AM
wilson nsix-one

me too.
great racket.

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 04:40 AM
Prince TT Graphite.

BlakeorHenman
05-01-2007, 06:52 PM
Babolat Pure Control...

You really gotta smack it.

gaz
05-16-2007, 02:11 PM
new aero pro drive + plays amazing

Medina
05-21-2007, 11:42 AM
Fichser GDS Vision

Has alot of controll and power :p

VolklVenom
05-24-2007, 05:04 AM
K90

mrserenawilliams
05-24-2007, 05:42 AM
Prince O3 Royal :hearts:

Wilson nZen :worship:

alansk
05-24-2007, 09:17 AM
Wilson Pro Staff 5.5si (Aire Shell)

Oh yes :lol:

Burrow
06-07-2007, 12:48 AM
Wilson Pro Staff tour 90.

Like Fed had win he won his first Wimbledon.

Solid stick.

sorry pal, he has always used wilson pro staff tour 85, racket made famous by sampras but with numerous paintjobs, tony roche leeked this once.

stratomaster
06-08-2007, 08:42 PM
Yonex RDX mid / RDS 003

stratomaster
06-08-2007, 08:43 PM
sorry pal, he has always used wilson pro staff tour 85, racket made famous by sampras but with numerous paintjobs, tony roche leeked this once.

No Federer's headsize is 90, but it is a custom frame similar to the pro staff

The Freak
06-12-2007, 05:56 PM
I use the Wilson N-code six-two, it is rather new.

jazar
06-12-2007, 07:08 PM
the one and only head i.prestige. one of the best frames ever made

Foosimoo
06-12-2007, 08:05 PM
Wilson NTour 2 :cool:

Nikigreat
06-13-2007, 09:09 PM
Only about two weeks ago I used Wilson NPro Team, but now I use Wilson NPro Open: :D

http://image2.sina.com.cn/qc/news/2006-07-03/U98P33T2D197381F2021DT20060706161342.jpg

gaz
06-14-2007, 07:40 AM
No Federer's headsize is 90, but it is a custom frame similar to the pro staff


no he uses the old one still painted a know someone who strung it at wimbo last year it is the 90 sq in head tho

Dmitry Bond
06-16-2007, 07:35 PM
Head Flexpoint Prestige Mid Plus - this rasquet plays Safin, Calleri, Clement, Acasuso, Monfils, Grosjean. Very comfortable equipment :)

gaz
06-17-2007, 08:22 AM
sorry mate but you dont use a racket like a prestige cos it is comfortable you use it cos it does the job and it controls the balll the way you want it to

ReyDavid08
06-18-2007, 03:30 AM
I play tennis since 2005 and i use the Wilson nTour Two nCode. This the best racquet that i ever used.

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/big/WNT2-big.jpg

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Claudio

baghdatis
06-18-2007, 07:45 AM
at the moment im using head flexpoint 6 mp!

jazar
06-18-2007, 07:59 AM
sorry mate but you dont use a racket like a prestige cos it is comfortable you use it cos it does the job and it controls the balll the way you want it to

the midplus is comfortable, in comparison to the mid

Dmitry Bond
06-18-2007, 11:07 AM
the midplus is comfortable, in comparison to the mid

Yes, midplus is a really comfortable. But you must play very well, because this is professional rasquet.

jazar
06-18-2007, 04:27 PM
Yes, midplus is a really comfortable. But you must play very well, because this is professional rasquet.

obviously. you cant use a prestige if you are shit

Superior1
06-18-2007, 05:31 PM
Prince Diablo Midplus...total control :)

gaz
06-19-2007, 09:27 PM
no you can play with the prestige if you are sh!t but it just wont give you what you need out of the racket cos the prestige will give you zilch

Burrow
07-10-2007, 12:25 PM
No Federer's headsize is 90, but it is a custom frame similar to the pro staff

he has used the 85 since he was young and continues to do so, it has been confirmed several times.

greenfan
07-29-2007, 12:10 PM
I currently play with HEAD flexpoint 6 but thinking of changing to Flexpoint Prestige MP soon...

baghdatis
07-29-2007, 12:53 PM
I currently play with HEAD flexpoint 6 but thinking of changing to Flexpoint Prestige MP soon...

Same Here that's what I use :wavey:

OS or MP?

greenfan
07-29-2007, 01:20 PM
Mp....

baghdatis
07-29-2007, 02:23 PM
I have one of both! I know it might sound wierd. I mainly use the MP but when I am having a bad day the OS helps me!

Burrow
07-29-2007, 03:35 PM
flexpoints are fucking shit, feel like your hitting with a piece of plastic.

funtennis
07-29-2007, 03:36 PM
hi,

my tennis racket is wilson hammer 5.0

what do you think ?

GlennMirnyi
07-30-2007, 01:47 AM
he has used the 85 since he was young and continues to do so, it has been confirmed several times.

Very true.

lovetheunderdog
08-01-2007, 03:20 PM
babolat pure drive team plus. best racquet

kueee
08-01-2007, 04:23 PM
Babolat contest.

Andres Guazzelli
08-26-2007, 01:53 PM
Wilson ProStaff 6.1 Classic.
Last year, I was trying the PC600, but came back to my trusty good ol' PS6.1 :D

Enjoy Incubus
08-26-2007, 07:02 PM
I currently play with HEAD flexpoint 6 but thinking of changing to Flexpoint Prestige MP soon...
Isn't Prestige so heavy?:shrug:

Zirconek
08-28-2007, 03:00 PM
Prince Force 3

tennisgal_001
08-28-2007, 09:51 PM
Wilson N six-one 95"

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k37/Jasmine1123/tennis-rackets-squash-rackets-11062.jpg

Great control and firepower, nice feel to it as well, it's perfect.

çarlistonbiber
09-13-2007, 10:40 AM
Wilson [K]SİX-ONE TEAM

Marek.
09-14-2007, 04:56 AM
Wilson K Factor KSix-One 95 :yeah:

WatchOut
09-14-2007, 07:44 PM
Wilson nBlade

The one that Djokovic uses :p

NinaNina19
09-15-2007, 05:07 AM
The Sharapova Prince White 03.

NinaNina19
09-15-2007, 05:08 AM
I think like everyone uses my racket. I've seen tons of other girls and guys use it.

ofey
09-27-2007, 01:35 AM
Exclusively Wilsons.
I currently have:
1 X ProStaff Classic 6.0 85"
1 X nCode Tour 90"
whilst my wife is using:
1 x Hammer Lite 110" (moved on from junior racquet below)
1 x nTour26

KitinovRules
09-28-2007, 08:04 PM
Fischer mahnetic tour midplus .
One of the most underrated rackets today.
All round racket, great for me.

In the past I used wilson Hammer which is bad racket, I wonder how Venus could play with such a shit.

GlennMirnyi
09-29-2007, 11:53 PM
If you think any pro plays with the racket they advertise, you know nothing about the stuff.

trixtah
09-30-2007, 02:19 AM
If you think any pro plays with the racket they advertise, you know nothing about the stuff.

There are many...just customized, not stock. I can even name two in the top 150 that use stock rackets.

nblade for me (with lead tape up the ass) switched from the ps85 to the iPrestige. My competitive days are over what with college and all but I've got a buddy under Wilson who hooks me up for less than $30 USD a pop :)

m0nk3ys1ms
09-30-2007, 05:59 PM
Head Ti.S5

glomasterg
10-04-2007, 12:00 AM
I use a Wilson Triad 4.0. I changed to this racquet because I was getting tennis elbow with my another racquet Wilson 6.6 rollers.

FYI. 4.0 player

yolis
11-15-2007, 07:40 PM
Wilson nCode nTour Two
I am satisfied with this eacquet....

X FACTOR
11-18-2007, 09:08 PM
in the last 15 years Yonex rackets , at this moment Yonex rqis 1 tour 95 with X FACTOR x pro tour 1,24 mm. copolyester string
www.xfactortennis.com:wavey:

ubky
12-11-2007, 06:00 AM
Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 Original 85
Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 Original 95 - with 5g of lead at each 3 and 9 o'clock
Emrik Vila 2000

Basically if I'm fighting fit I'll use the PSO 85. At the moment however, haven't got as much time for tennis so the 95 is getting a good run.

When practicing, nothing beats the fun on hitting with the Emrik. Nothing like the feel of a wooden racquet.

StevoTG
12-20-2007, 02:37 PM
Upgrade for Christmas, yesterday purchased a Prince Air, I believe it's this one > http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCPRINCE-OSCRM.html > only blue.

Anyway, this is my first good/proper racquet (first 1 actually bought in a tennis shop) so I'm happy:)

celia
12-24-2007, 01:21 AM
My boyfriend gave me a Head Microgel Pro L4 for Xmas. I think I'll keep him. :hearts:

PretendeP
01-20-2008, 07:19 AM
babolat pure storm team(previous version to the current one), great all around racquet, great for agressive play and net play. also very comfortable, great if you have any kind of problem with your arm(elbow,shoulder).

http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/artodbox/cabinet/tennis-rac/pure-storm.jpg

mrserenawilliams
01-20-2008, 09:30 PM
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/big/KBLAD93-big.jpg

and I L:hearts:VE it!

ogruskie
01-30-2008, 01:43 AM
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/big/KBLAD93-big.jpg

and I L:hearts:VE it!

Why is this racquet good? I've been thinking about getting it.

Rogieva
01-31-2008, 11:01 PM
Babolat Pure Storm

RSPP89
02-16-2008, 05:54 PM
I use the K6.1 tour.I have had it since November and LOVE it!

funtennis
04-25-2008, 03:39 PM
mine is wilson hammer 5.0, old fashion but still love it.

Tulipe
04-26-2008, 05:00 PM
I've just received my new Wilson W-Line Divine Iris Racquet. The design is a kind of crazy (well, it was done by Venus Williams, so you have to expect something excentric), but the main reason why I bought it was that it was an OS (110 sq.). I've played with it three times so far and it feels great in the long rallies and on serve. Just have to get used to volleys a little bit...but I love it!

TKCHQ
06-05-2008, 07:53 PM
Wilson Hyper Hammer

samlemay
07-02-2012, 07:43 PM
Wilson 6.1 95 18x20, 2011 model. Been using it for about 7 months. Great plow through, 95 square inches. Trying Golden Set Hex Poly 7 gauge strings for the first time. It had Luxilon strings on it when I got them (2). Before that used Prince O3 Red for about 3 years with Technifibre Black Code strings. I switched to the Wilson 18x20 because I was breaking strings on the Prince due to the 16x18 string pattern. I have a big serve and topspin forehand that was the culprit...

Super Djoker
07-03-2012, 08:48 PM
Head MX Fire Elite . Very light and great spring of the strings .

The Prince
07-07-2012, 02:11 AM
Dunlop Biomimetic 300 TOUR

Absolutely wonderful. Great control, I always feel I can go for the lines with this stick. It's by no means very powerful, but playing aggressively with it is so wonderful. You can generate your own power, and the racquet will keep the ball controlled with the necessary spin. It's great for serving, too. I can get a lot of aces with my 'slider' serve, though my flat serve has lost a lot of pace. It's a great racquet though.

abollo
07-08-2012, 12:00 PM
I just got a new Head youtech and having another Microgel until I get another Youtech when it's available here again.

Ramsay
07-13-2012, 10:57 PM
HEAD Radical Pro. :)

Tyson0712
07-14-2012, 12:21 PM
Been using the wilson pro tour, a bit sick of it though, have been in poor form recently and looking for a new racket. Considering changing to head actually...

Johnny Groove
07-15-2012, 11:57 AM
Pro Staff 85.

HKz
07-21-2012, 05:57 AM
Pro Staff 85.

This is all I have been hitting with the past year or two. I have 3 of them right now, the model Sampras used at the tail end of his carrer and Federer at the beginning of his. The model Roger has at the pic below is the one I have to be exact, not that new one they have now, although I demo'd one and it was not too bad, though it doesn't hit the same IMO. I used to have 5 total, but 2 broke while serving, probably because I string them pretty tight.. Not Sampras tight, but pretty tight.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/RogerFederer2-1.jpg

Johnny Groove
07-28-2012, 09:23 PM
This is all I have been hitting with the past year or two. I have 3 of them right now, the model Sampras used at the tail end of his carrer and Federer at the beginning of his. The model Roger has at the pic below is the one I have to be exact, not that new one they have now, although I demo'd one and it was not too bad, though it doesn't hit the same IMO. I used to have 5 total, but 2 broke while serving, probably because I string them pretty tight.. Not Sampras tight, but pretty tight.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/RogerFederer2-1.jpg

Yep, that's the one. Best racquet of them all, I think. I also demoed the new Pro Staff 90, not as good, as you said.

I string at 45 pounds.

Super Djoker
08-10-2012, 04:55 PM
I have a Head MX Fire tour now . Still use the other one as well . Both are a good weight for me .

Super Djoker
10-16-2012, 10:18 PM
Just bought a Wilson Blade Comp . I love it ! so much better than my head racket , great weight a bit heavy but I can hit harder with it and I can serve harder more easy .

BackhandDTL
10-24-2012, 12:12 AM
The old Babolat Pure Drive Cortex sticks.

I can't see myself switching to anything else. If I did, I would probably upgrade to the GT model, but I tested one out and it feels like a feather-pen.

Topspinfetishist
10-24-2012, 10:00 PM
PDGT+ It's a rocket launcher!

Ilovetheblues_86
10-25-2012, 03:04 AM
I am using the Wilson BLX 90 Tour. (2010) But for clay its a bit tricky.

lucastp
11-11-2012, 08:36 PM
I've been using head speed MP 315 for one year.... I feel quite confortably to play with this racket. Having played a lot of matches during this year now it is quite ruined so I was thinking to buy a new one.

Do you have any suggestions for me? Consider that I like rackets of average weight that are good for a powerful hit...

denzel
11-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Boyfriend or raquet? lol

ThomasMC
12-26-2012, 01:12 PM
I look for racquets with the best feel, touch and control and I don't look for racquets built for power, not because I don't want power but because the racquets designed to give you power are bad for your arm. I get power by using a more elastic string with a lower tension and I use a flexible racquet with a head light balance. These racquets are typically "recommended" for higher level players but if you are not a higher level player why should you use a racquet that is hard on your arm? I saw a website that lists their top ten arm-friendly racquets and strings and explains the criteria for it in detail http://tenniselbowracquet.com/tennis-racquets

NID
02-02-2013, 06:53 AM
I look for racquets with the best feel, touch and control and I don't look for racquets built for power, not because I don't want power but because the racquets designed to give you power are bad for your arm. I get power by using a more elastic string with a lower tension and I use a flexible racquet with a head light balance. These racquets are typically "recommended" for higher level players but if you are not a higher level player why should you use a racquet that is hard on your arm? I saw a website that lists their top ten arm-friendly racquets and strings and explains the criteria for it in detail http://tenniselbowracquet.com/tennis-racquets

not sure how this whole flex thing relates to arm friendliness. played with some racquets that are like 53 and had problems, now with 68 and no problems at all. unless you are a pro, you are hitting off center or framing occasionally, so i'd say that torsional stability is more important.
i even string with a fairly soft poly and works OK, whereas not even multifilaments saved me while playing with a low flex racquet, which was even heavier. go figure.
try some before you buy.

Marian
02-03-2013, 05:17 AM
Blx 95 2012

nolesfan2011
02-04-2013, 03:10 PM
I'm a Dunlop guy.. Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 tour and Dunlop Aerogel 4D 500, I also have an older Dunlop Abzorber 108 I got started with.

ruariatp
02-24-2013, 12:54 PM
Wilson BLX tour 90 - plays a dream. http://www.andbethere.com/2013/02/the-ultimate-tennis-racquet-guide.html Here's a useful guide which explains how all those terms affect the playability of a frame :)

cmarshall7
02-25-2013, 03:19 AM
Head Extreme Pro 315grams. Swapped from the very similar Babolat Pure Drive, just because of our affiliation with Head. Plays great though!

emotion
02-25-2013, 03:22 AM
I think I've made the transition from Prince to Babolat (Pure Storm) after getting 2 cheapish Princes that broke by themselves the first time I played with them

Also got a Dunlop Biomemetic but seem to struggle with it when not playing my absolute best.

goonieboy
03-03-2013, 01:58 AM
Head Extreme Pro 315grams. Swapped from the very similar Babolat Pure Drive, just because of our affiliation with Head. Plays great though!
Hi
I have been playing with an Head Extreme Pro and today i just bought a Babolat Pure Drive plus,so can you tell me which one you like the most and why? thanks

jenkins.ray11
03-07-2013, 11:17 AM
Extreme Pro 315grams is awesome, had used it once of my friend.

louiseyuan
04-17-2013, 11:18 AM
Head YouTek IG Graphene Speed REV

Moonball Pusher
04-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Can't remember if I've already posted in here. Wilson BLX 110. I'm happy with it so far.

thub
04-26-2013, 05:42 AM
i am using Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six One 90... is there any other racquet other than this please let me know if any.thanks

Moonball Pusher
04-26-2013, 06:41 PM
i am using Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six One 90... is there any other racquet other than this please let me know if any.thanks

There's lots of other racquets. Not sure what the question is :confused:

charmedRic
06-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Currently Using: Wilson K Fierce FX
Head Size:
105 sq. in. / 677 sq. cm.
Length: 27.25 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 9.9oz / 281g
Balance: 1 pts HL
Swingweight: 295
Stiffness: 53
Beam Width: 23mm/24mm/24mm/
Composition: 100% Karophite Black
Power Level: Medium-High
Swing Speed: Slow-Moderate
Grip Type: K Grip
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T, 9T, 7H, 9H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 53-63 pounds

In the process of transitioning to: Wilson BLX Pro Staff 100L
Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27.25in / 69.22cm
Strung Weight: 10.7oz / 303.34g
Balance: 3 pts HL
Swingweight: 304
Stiffness: 65
Beam Width: 19mm / 22mm / 21mm /
Composition: Basalt
Power Level: Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:
White/Red/Gold/Black
Grip Type: Wilson Pro Hybrid
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Mains skip: 7H 9H 7T 9T
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 53-63 pounds

charmedRic
06-05-2013, 11:58 AM
i am using Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six One 90... is there any other racquet other than this please let me know if any.thanks

Are you looking for something that plays similarly? Or just something different since that one isn't working for you? :wavey:

Shanerio
06-07-2013, 09:21 AM
I use Wilson Tennis Rackets Wilson Tennis Rackets are of good quality. I have won many games with Wilson Tennis Rackets.

Ace20
06-10-2013, 03:05 AM
Has anyone ever played with the Babolat Pure Drive Lite & Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus 2013 if so can anyone give details about the Racquets on how good there are

Kyle_Johansen
06-12-2013, 02:07 AM
I play with the 2010 BLX, strung at 53 lbs I think.

Next one will be the BLX Six.One 95 or a Yonex.

Murray=God
06-12-2013, 03:03 AM
The Roddick Babolat Pure Drive 2012 racket.

bandyman35
06-12-2013, 03:43 AM
2013 BLX Blade 98 18x20

itsmeagain
06-15-2013, 01:54 AM
I have two an adidas Barricade 2 and a Head Speed MP 300

They are alright but both weigh 300g - I'm considereding a Head Graphene smth but I was disappointed that it was not like the pure black mean looking thing that was in the marketing buildup.

Shanerio
06-25-2013, 11:15 AM
Wilson Tennis Rackets (http://www.racketcity.com/tennis-rackets-store-london/wilson_tennis_rackets.htm) are one of the best tennis rackets. Wilson tennis rackets are of good quality.

novak.20v
07-12-2013, 01:13 AM
Head IG Prestige Pro (x3)

PeacheZ
07-12-2013, 04:30 PM
Head YOUTEK IG Extreme S 2.0 :rolleyes:

Rafador
07-18-2013, 12:23 PM
I play with the Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex. Rafa's whip! :D

Super Djoker
08-04-2013, 09:59 PM
I use a Wilson blade. Comp but got it restrung to a much higher tension than it was at . It's a very handy racquet . Lots of power

latso
08-20-2013, 09:02 PM
Volkl Power Bridge 10

http://www.essentialtennis.com/gearReviewBlog/uploaded_images/VPB10-1-712918.jpg

TBkeeper
08-21-2013, 02:15 PM
Dunlop Biomimetic 200

Doktor Carpet
09-11-2013, 11:34 PM
Yonex Vcore Xi 100

T.C
09-14-2013, 07:53 PM
I played for a long time with Rossignol F250s until I used up all that I had. I spent a long time searching for a racquet I liked as much with no success. So I occasionally played with Wilson K Six.One Tours: hand-me-downs from my brother, I really liked the control and balance on this one - I could totally swing away and still keep everything inside the lines. After a long lay-off, I restarted with Head IG Speed Lites and enjoyed the power. If I timed my shots properly, I was able to blast back the rockets from my 4.5-5.0 buddies - they've even said "woah" a few times although I was still pretty consistently outclassed. When I got stronger, I switched to Head IG Speed 300s - less powerful and more heft to give me control and stability. I'm not sure I am totally into this model...might go back to the Six.One.

Milosh
10-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Wilson Pro Team BLX. i do have to admit I bought it without looking at any reviews, but it turned out to be an okay choice. I had the strings replaced to give me more control, being a rookie with only 1½ years of playing experience.

I might test a new racquet at some point but I'm in no great hurry, since in the end it's the court time that'll help me take the next step, not a new racquet.

VamosRafaNadal
12-27-2013, 05:25 PM
HEAD Liquidmetal 1

http://www.6shooter.co.nz/userimgs/i/WebLMOS.jpg

allpro
12-29-2013, 09:19 PM
head youtek ig prestige pro.
mains: ashaway kevlar 17 gauge @ 59lbs
crosses: babolat vs natural thermogut 15L gauge @ 55lbs

Caesar1844
02-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Volkl Power Bridge 10 Mid.

Love it.

solopv
02-12-2014, 07:46 PM
Head Graphite Tour 600 the best for me so far.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-10-2014, 06:52 AM
Wilson or Volkl, or Yonex if you're a basic bitch

NTRP 4.5
06-15-2014, 07:47 AM
What Racquet do you use?? I have a Babolat Pure Drive 107. I love it. I have Babolat XCel Premium 17 on it too. What are you swinging on the courts

I use an old Dunlop Aerogel, lightest and most comfortable frame I've ever used! I've got two Pro Kennex Ki 295s but the Dunlops are the best