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Old 11-19-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hi fellow posters, does anyone at your club use rackets that they are obviously not good enough to use/make the most of? I've recently seen loads of players at my place breaking out Federer's new racket and you see them play and the you think, ' what the...?' I ask myself, ' Why '??
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:03 AM   #2
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I've seen it, but also seen plenty of the reverse scenario as well!
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #3
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I play with a Pro Staff 90, I am not very good , but I suppose i am around 4.5 level USTA so sometimes i think its too hard to handle although its an excellent racket for pro players
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #4
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I know it's not for me to tell a fellow how to blow his cash, after all he/earned it without any help from me but some of these guys I see using what I call pro standard gear, it is a bit laughable based on their playing standard. I'm an NTRP 4.5 and Ive only ever bought a racket similar to that used by a top pro and that was the Slazenger Phantom and the Head TF Pro and those purchases were based mainly on the look of the frame ( yes I know kinda lame ), I currently use a Wilson Steam 100 but some of the guys at my place?...looking at the gear they were carrying you'd think they were 6.0 level
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Hi fellow posters, does anyone at your club use rackets that they are obviously not good enough to use/make the most of? I've recently seen loads of players at my place breaking out Federer's new racket and you see them play and the you think, ' what the...?' I ask myself, ' Why '??
I don't think it matters in the long run because if people play enough they'll soon find out that they're playing with a racquet that is too heavy or underpowered or what have you because they'll hurt themselves (tennis elbow, wrist or shoulder issues, etc...). Besides, racquets are pretty subtle. It sure beats those cycling noobs wearing full team gear and riding the best carbon fiber bikes

Also a lot of the derivative racquets (i.e. Pro Staff 97, Pro Staff 97 LS, Pro Staff 95 S) have the same paint job as the pro version (i.e. Pro Staff 97 RF) so it's hard to tell the difference unless you're up close.
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While I wouldn't consider myself a bad, I am no pro level player. I use an AeroPro Drive. But given this racquet is so beginner friendly, is it really that bad a thing? Earlier I used to play with a Wilson K-strike, cheapo racquet. That thing would rattle my hand if it hit the ball a millimeter off the sweet spot. People say the AeroPro is a stiff racquet, but it doesn't rattle my arm like the K-Strike does, so I say its forgiving. Given the AeroPro is so light, its so much easier to generate racquet head speed. The lack of weight also helps with timing. It provides much more punch too. Its better than my old racquet in every conceivable way.

I don't think it is beneficial in any way to waste time with a crap racquet, and get injured or develop an incorrect technique early on. Anyone who plays more than twice a week should buy themselves a quality racquet.
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While I wouldn't consider myself a bad, I am no pro level player. I use an AeroPro Drive. But given this racquet is so beginner friendly, is it really that bad a thing? Earlier I used to play with a Wilson K-strike, cheapo racquet. That thing would rattle my hand if it hit the ball a millimeter off the sweet spot. People say the AeroPro is a stiff racquet, but it doesn't rattle my arm like the K-Strike does, so I say its forgiving. Given the AeroPro is so light, its so much easier to generate racquet head speed. The lack of weight also helps with timing. It provides much more punch too. Its better than my old racquet in every conceivable way.

I don't think it is beneficial in any way to waste time with a crap racquet, and get injured or develop an incorrect technique early on. Anyone who plays more than twice a week should buy themselves a quality racquet.
Oh I agree with you on the frequency of play! I try to play as often as I can, I'd play everyday if I could find others who were just as keen. I think the point I was getting at is how or why recreational players who play a few times per month would buy Federer's frame? it's not a beginners racket and they don't have the skill or technique to make the most of the game frame was designed for and the type of player its geared towards. I see these guys hitting with ugly short and choppy strokes and it makes me wonder what were they thinking when they bought the frame.
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I don't think pro racquets are that difficult for intermediates unless they have weights attached.
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Oh I agree with you on the frequency of play! I try to play as often as I can, I'd play everyday if I could find others who were just as keen. I think the point I was getting at is how or why recreational players who play a few times per month would buy Federer's frame? it's not a beginners racket and they don't have the skill or technique to make the most of the game frame was designed for and the type of player its geared towards. I see these guys hitting with ugly short and choppy strokes and it makes me wonder what were they thinking when they bought the frame.
They want to associate themselves with Federer. They are glory hunting!!!

One of my other hobbies is motorcycling. If I had to worry about newbies buying over-matched equipment, I'd worry about inexperienced riders buying 100+ HP "Racing Replicas" that can launch you into orbit with the slightest tease of the throttle.
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