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Do you prefer isometric or oval head rackets?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by ttktom, Sep 29, 2003.

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do you prefer Isometric or Oval?

  1. Isometric

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  2. Oval

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  1. ttktom

    ttktom Regular Member

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    personally i perfer the ISO's because they have a bigger sweet spot and think can generate more power.

    Which 1 do u perfer :cool:
     
  2. yonexfanatic

    yonexfanatic Regular Member

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    ISO for me. Starting off I used to use the ovals, but once i switched to the ISO, couldn't go back
     
  3. Dill

    Dill Regular Member

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    I like Iso's but always seem to go back to ovals for that extra something that the iso's lack.

    Lets hope my new AT700 will change me switching.
     
  4. forrestyung

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    Like Dill, my path is also

    Oval > Iso > Oval
     
  5. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

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    Always willing to try out ISO rackets, but curretnly, my top selections happened to be all Oval regular length ones.
     
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    Iso for me, bigger sweetspot but more prone to tension loss that's why i string it 2 pounds higher than my desired tension...
     
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    I just began using an ISO and I like it. So, ISO for me. I won't know when I would be switching back to oval again my only racquet is an ISO.
     
  8. cappy75

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    Oval heads only for me, please...

    I am interested in further improving my swing technique and playing form. Like to earn my stripes and work hard at achieving good skills and power in my shots. Played with a MP 55 and ISO 250 Long before... switched back to oval heads regular length after my friend told me that it's better to train with a small sweet spot. I am beginning to see the fruits of my labour, so I don't intend to stop now.
     
  9. jimbouk

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    Oval for me

    I started using Yonex ISO but have now moved onto using CAB20MS and Carlton Rasmussen Superlite.

    I like the feel of the Oval head more - i feel like it gives me more power (I do appreciate that this could all be in my mind though!!)
     
  10. TheGr8Two

    TheGr8Two Regular Member

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    I use both. I prefer ISO for doubles, because there is more chance of off-center hits due to the fast pace. For singles, I can use either, but I like ovals because the shot feels more "crisp".
     
  11. bluejeff

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    I like both, but

    MP99 <- Iso
    ISO-TIS <-Iso
    Ti-10 <-Iso

    Cab30MS <-Oval
    Cab20P&22 <-Oval

    I guess Iso racquets under my roof still have more population.... :p
     
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    I prefer ISO, it looks cooler :D well honestly though, I just couldn't use ovals again after I switched
     
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    I think I am now totally give up my hope on ISO. Therefore, oval only... ;)
     
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    I just realized that I can use ISOs for my off-days (bigger sweet spot), and use CABs for my good-days (smaller sweet spot, but more powerful):)
     
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    100% Egg lover -----> Oval head^^
     
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    Basically which ever i pull out ^_^. But if i had to pick... i'd go with ISO just for that extra comfort. Power is very nice, i rely on it alot...but in the end i know control is equally or possibley even more important than power.
     
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    Somehow I prefer the feel of the Oval-shape racket - more focus and sharp in delivering any shot.
    ISO with a slightly larger frame (with more air resistance I suppose?) somehow the feel is less focus and sharp - kind of difficult to smack right on the spot. IMHO.
     
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    Actually it's easier to smash with an ISO racquet than an oval one since ISOmetrics have larger sweetspot. However, control is much more certain with oval ones since you can actually feel an awkward hit and the following result after the hit:D.
     
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    I have no preference for one over the other-Iso or oval. The Iso has a larger hitting area than the oval, this much is obvious. But whether it has a larger sweet spot, I am not sure. All things being equal and if both have their sweet spot optimized, an Iso will have a larger sweet spot. But a lot of racquets come with less than optimal sweet spot, Iso and oval. You can change a racquet's sweet spot easily, although it requires a few hours of testing different configurations. ;)
     
  20. NoIso4Me

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    I feel the same way. I know that an Iso provides a larger sweet spot, but I can't seem to find it. Story of my life. :p I love my oval rackets. The bird seems to explode off the racket face better. My smashes and clears are effortless. Net game is better also. My defence is improved with the Iso, but it's also a lighter racket which makes reaction times quicker.
     

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