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04-08-2005 01:12 AM
TennisLurker
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

I agree with Fee, go to the tenniswarehouse discussion message board, there are many racket freaks there who know a lot.
04-08-2005 12:01 AM
Fee
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by The
You must really love TW.
Did someone pee in your Cheerios? You seem a bit cynical in this thread...

I neither love nor hate TW, I just think there is a lot of information there and they have a decent demo program.
04-07-2005 10:11 PM
Turkeyballs Paco
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

For me, anything really light or really flexible was really crap. Demo the rackets, even if you are new to tennis, I think.

Get the wrong one, you think you suck or you get tennis elbow after a week, and you'll be more likely to give up on it too quickly.
04-07-2005 10:03 PM
The
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by Fee
Okay, we need an Equipment forum. Since you live in the United States, go to www.tennis-warehouse.com and read the entire site, including the messageboard. Demo whatever looks good. (www.tennis.com has a racquet guide that you might find helpful as well).

Short answer - try a Prince racquet. And if anyone tells you to buy a Wilson nCode because that's what Federer uses, walk away very quickly (because it's not what he uses). Good luck with your search.
You must really love TW.
04-07-2005 08:30 PM
deliveryman
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

Honestly... Just get a racquet. You having the best racquet out there isn't going to make a difference if you've been playing the game for 3 months.
04-07-2005 06:51 PM
Angle Queen
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by kek
I have tried the n code and it's nice but way overpriced.
It is nice and with a US$220 list, it is overpriced. I shopped around and got it on eBay for considerably less. I normally would much prefer to support my local pro shop...but they get plenty of money from me over the course of a typical season. I felt a little guilty since they're the ones I demoed with...but the owner was very understanding. He also said he expected the price to come down some (but he didn't have any specifics of when or how much).
04-07-2005 05:13 PM
kek
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by CooCooCachoo
If you are new to tennis, it really doesn't matter much. Unless you will play at a really high level, differences between racquets don't generate a significantly different outcome. But do try to avoid oddly shaped racquets.

Good luck with your decision

Good advice. If you are a beginner, you will not be able to tell much differences in a racquet.

I for one have been playing a very long time and I can tell the difference with a different tension of string from one racquet to the other.

I have tried the n code and it's nice but way overpriced.

I play with the Dunlop 300g. I like it for the value.
04-07-2005 05:11 PM
Fee
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by misyou25
and i'm not sure...but you shouldnt buy your raquet from the internet/catalogue...go to a shop and take it in your hand and such...play a ball serious
Unless that website/catalogue has a demo program, which Tennis-Warehouse does. It's a bit of a pain to do the shipping and such, but I know someone who tested 4 different Vokl racquets for a week and then bought two of the model that he liked.

(Angle Queen, next time you're in Northern California, call me so we can hit .)
04-07-2005 04:53 PM
misyou25
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

and i'm not sure...but you shouldnt buy your raquet from the internet/catalogue...go to a shop and take it in your hand and such...play a ball serious
04-07-2005 04:47 PM
ae wowww
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by Rex
play with a racket you find good- i went throguh about 7 rackets before finding the right one. You CANNOT find the right one by saying," the pros use that one" , or "its cheap and doesnt look too bad". ITs crap. You NEED to test your rackets- and find out which one feels right. You just need to..........
What are you using at the moment, Reza baby?
04-07-2005 04:44 PM
Rex
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

play with a racket you find good- i went throguh about 7 rackets before finding the right one. You CANNOT find the right one by saying," the pros use that one" , or "its cheap and doesnt look too bad". ITs crap. You NEED to test your rackets- and find out which one feels right. You just need to..........
04-07-2005 03:17 PM
CooCooCachoo
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

If you are new to tennis, it really doesn't matter much. Unless you will play at a really high level, differences between racquets don't generate a significantly different outcome. But do try to avoid oddly shaped racquets.

Good luck with your decision
04-07-2005 02:43 PM
Angle Queen
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by Fee
Okay, we need an Equipment forum.
Agreed...as well as a "tip" area.

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And if anyone tells you to buy a Wilson nCode because that's what Federer uses, walk away very quickly (because it's not what he uses)
Walk away...because the advice you're getting is questionable...not necessarily because of the racket. I play with an nCode n5 and like it. It was one of Tennis mag's Editor's Choices (for NTRP 3.0 to 4.0 players like me) and I demoed both the regular size and oversized...extensively...before deciding to buy.

I'm a firm, firm believer in...try before you buy. The price of demoing it will comeback to you many times over.
04-07-2005 02:10 PM
Peoples
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

By looking at it you can never notice about the square inches unless the difference is really big. I know about the paint jobs but why can't it be one of the regular ProStaffs that he uses?
04-07-2005 02:04 PM
ae wowww
Re: Is this a good tennis racquet to buy?

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Originally Posted by Peoples
How do you know?
It is common knowledge. You only have to look at it to see, most top pros have paint job sticks..
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