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mreccentric 09-15-2012 11:31 AM

Help me buying my First Racquet
 
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.

Freak3yman84 09-15-2012 02:02 PM

Re: Help me buying my First Racquet
 
$50 budget? Or do you mean a different currency? Because you wouldn't be able to get much with $50, maybe a used racket?

mreccentric 09-15-2012 07:42 PM

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.

Freak3yman84 09-15-2012 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mreccentric (Post 12426174)
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?

mreccentric 09-16-2012 09:44 AM

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I'll see, i wont limit exactly to 50$, but somewhere around. I think i can get within/around that amount. Any suggestions?

mreccentric 09-17-2012 12:28 PM

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Got one for 25$... will you believe?

Freak3yman84 09-17-2012 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by mreccentric (Post 12429987)
Got one for 25$... will you believe?

:eek: What type of racquet?

mreccentric 09-18-2012 02:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12431013)
:eek: What type of racquet?

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

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

Freak3yman84 09-18-2012 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by mreccentric (Post 12431294)
A aluminum one, balances almost at the middle of the head and handle. It's a China make.

Here's some detail:
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?

mreccentric 09-18-2012 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12431300)
Never heard of it! How heavy is it?

quite heavy.... like at max 400 or 500g. Don't know exactly.

Freak3yman84 09-18-2012 02:52 AM

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Originally Posted by mreccentric (Post 12431307)
quite heavy.... like at max 400 or 500g. Don't know exactly.

400g?! :eek: 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?

mreccentric 09-18-2012 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12431326)
400g?! :eek: 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.

Freak3yman84 09-18-2012 04:06 AM

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Originally Posted by mreccentric (Post 12431350)
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 :D

mreccentric 09-18-2012 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12431353)
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 :D

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.

Freak3yman84 09-18-2012 09:35 PM

Re: Help me buying my First Racquet
 
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Originally Posted by mreccentric (Post 12431440)
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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