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kalahad 05-04-2009 01:05 PM

dunlop 4d 500 tour vs. wilson k blade 98
 
Hi,

after 2 years of an injury lay-off i want to restart playing tennis. Before I injured myself I played tennis for about 5 years. I am now 19 years old and rather the small and slim type. To describe my skills I would say that my techniques are ok, means that I can play all styles (as a teenager I played in a team and we succeeded well). But I am not the one who can hit balls very hart over a longer period of time and the balls do not always land where I want them to. Now I want to play about 3 times a week and I want to improve my skills (particularly to create more stability).

I want to buy a new racket hence I need your help! I consider two rackets, the dunlop 4d 500 tour or the wilson k.blade 98. My last two rackets were the i.radical und a muscleweave dunlop. In this forum the k blade seems to be very popular. Has anyone tested the new 4d 500 tour? Didn't found a review yet. What strings do you suggest for the dunlop 4d 500 tour? I thought about hybrid strings like babolat hurricane/VS or hurricane/Xcel.

Sorry for sporadicly bad english

I would be thankful for help mates!

jazar 05-04-2009 07:15 PM

Re: dunlop 4d 500 tour vs. wilson k blade 98
 
of the two rackets you have mentioned i prefer the blade, but thats just because its my type of racket.

if you havent played that much recently the dunlop 500 tour will be a little easier to use. it will also give you more power and more access to spin. its a great racket for baseline play.

the blade is slightly more control oriented and a little more of an all round racket.

in terms of strings for the 500 tour i wouldnt put anything too stiff in there as it is a stiff racket. hybrid stringing allows you to blend the characteristics of the strings you put in there. if you dont mind shelling out a little more money a combo like pht/vs is always going to play really well

player2011 05-06-2009 07:01 AM

Re: dunlop 4d 500 tour vs. wilson k blade 98
 
Since you are from Germany and you probably would play more often on slow clay Id recommend the Dunlop 4D AG 500. Or you may even want to take a look at the 4D AG 300, which would be a little closer to Specs of the K Blade 98.

Dunlops are cheaper also.... ;-)

http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.co...LOPRAC-DE.html

kalahad 05-06-2009 02:30 PM

Re: dunlop 4d 500 tour vs. wilson k blade 98
 
Thanks for the replies!

I often heard that the K Blade does not have enough power and the sweetspot is very small. So it's made for a pro player. That would let me decide definitely against the K Blade. But the headsize (630cm) isn't that small. Can someone tell me about the forgiveness and the power of the K Blade 98? I think these are important qualities for my recommencement.

jazar 05-06-2009 02:39 PM

Re: dunlop 4d 500 tour vs. wilson k blade 98
 
i personally find the kblade to be forgiving and powerful, but thats because i'm a good player who is used to a smaller headsize and heavier racket. but the kblade definitely isnt exclusively for pro players; it is without a doubt one of the best selling rackets on the market and is great for intermediate players looking to push on and develop their games further

kalahad 05-06-2009 04:48 PM

Re: dunlop 4d 500 tour vs. wilson k blade 98
 
Well, I am also used to heavier rackets with smaller headsize, but that was two years ago. On the one hand I will probably find the K Blade to be more familiar, on the other hand I think that my techniques got very rusty and then the Dunlop will do better because of high forgiveness.

But the main point is that I want to improve my skills and when you say the k blade is also created for people who want to develop their game further, i will give him a try =)

Thanks for your advice!


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