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Old 09-25-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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Alright so. It's time for me to get a new racket. I've been using a cheapo Wilson racket I've had for awhile now. I've been reading reviews and looking at the stats on a few rackets and 2 caught my eye.

The first is the Dunlop Aerogel 6Hundred. I like the control rating and it has decent power.

Next up is the Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex. From the reviews I've seen it has great control and power but serving seems troublesome for some.

I'm an average player I'd say. I can serve fine if I'm not putting a bunch of power into it. my forehand and backhand are good. I can hit the ball crosscourt and down the line if needed. I can do swings from my baseline and drop the ball on the opponent's baseline also.

I dont know what info is needed to help determine what would be a good racket for me. Also I am very open to suggestions on a racket.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Advice on a new racket

I am quite a beginner so I do not think I am in position to give to anyone any advice. But I think I can share any useful information I came across looking for racquets and tennis equipment.
So take a look here.
I found there that there is a formula to evaluate the quality of a racquet. The formula goes like this M*r^2/I. M= the racquet mass (they mean the weight of a strung racquet in kilogramms), r= is the balance meaning the distance in cm between the butt of the racquet and the balance point and I= the swingweight.

So if the mass of the racquet is 300 grams it means 0.320kgs, the balance of the racquet is 30.5cm and the swingweight is 305grams you should get the following calculation

[0.320*(30.5*30.5)]/305=0.9706
Any figure below 1.10 means the racquet is good. Above 1.18 is bad and I guess 1.10-1.18 it is mediocre.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:40 AM   #3
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Thank you for the information I'll start doing some calculations on these when I get home alittle later tonight!
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You might want to try either the aerogel 700, or if you like open string patterns in order to get more spin, the aerogel 500. Dunlop kicks a**
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Advice on a new racket

take a look at this http://www.wilsonracquet.net/buying-...racquet-guide/ hope this helps.
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