Help - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 05-23-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
country flag nate4023
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
nate4023 is on a distinguished road
Default Help

hey all,

I'm new to the forum and have been playing tennis for about 6 months now, I'm in 8th grade but a little bigger than your average 8th grader,the racquet I am using right now to me isn't very good, it's a wilson hammer that I can't find anywhere else on any site, the racquet isn't very good, not very much control, hard for spin, and for me almost too much power. I do have proper form on my forehand and backhand but I really just need a better racquet that suits me. I have a couple friends who have the prince hybrid hornet mp, and I really like it, and I also have a brother with a wilson Ksting which I like the feel better on it, but not really as much the stats. The racquet that I was looking at was the Ksurge, it is really close to the prince HH, but is a wilson. Is that racquet very good? I had heard it can be a little light so I planned on getting some lead tape, and when my game got to that level put it on. The level I'm at right now isn't exactly beginner, but maybe between beginner and intermediate(sorry I don't really know the whole rating system) Will I quickly grow out of the Ksurge? Is that racquet considered a decent racquet? Is the prince racquet considerable better or different from the ksurge where another wilson would be a better choice or is the prince just a one of its kind racquet. One problem I do have is that I can't really demo the racquet, local shops don't have it, and I couldn't find it at a decent demo price online, I really don't want to spend a ton of money on a demo.

Thanks,
Nate
nate4023 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 05-23-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
country flag jazar
Registered User
 
jazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Age: 25
Posts: 7,354
jazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help

the k surge is a good racket, with popular specs for someone in the tweener range. even when you get a little better, you might not find it too light, as the weight and balance are pretty good. its also probably a more available frame than the prince
jazar is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
country flag nate4023
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
nate4023 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Help

But if I can't find a demo for it, is it really close enough to the prince where that wouldn't be a problem? Also what would you suggest for strings and string tension? A friend told me prince recoil strings were really good, and as for tension I was thinking like 59 or 60 but I really am not sure.

Thanks,
Nate
nate4023 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 06:16 PM   #4
country flag jazar
Registered User
 
jazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Age: 25
Posts: 7,354
jazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond reputejazar has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help

the prince is heavier, will have a rather different feel due to the o3 technology and will feel different through the air due to its higher swingweight. there are other frames that would be more similar.

as for strings, your friend is wrong; recoil is a terrible string. tension is a personal preference
jazar is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #5
country flag nate4023
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
nate4023 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Help

What would you suggestfor strings, I don't want to spend a ton on strings, but somethings that will be good? So would I be better off just getting the prince, or is the surge a better racquet? I forgot to mention I mostly play doubles right now, love the net, and likes hitting winners, as to being a really defensive"backboard" player. Sorry for all the questions, I just don't want to buy something I'm going to regret.

Thanks,
nate
nate4023 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios