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What would be the spec of a racket for a middle of the pack, all around player?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by KinkySmasher, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. KinkySmasher

    KinkySmasher Regular Member

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    For a person who is not strong, not weak either. Doesn't hit fast nor slow. Neither a beginner, nor an expert. Sometimes has the correct footwork and technique, but not all the time. Style of play is very balanced between attacking, deception and defense.

    What would be the spec of a racket for such a person?

    Flex:
    Balance:
    Weight:
    String:
    String tension:
     
  2. canti

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    Flex:Flexible
    Balance: Even-balance
    Weight: 3u or 4u doesn't matter
    String: bg-65 (Keep it cheap)
    String tension: 23-24lbs
    Recommended racket: Bravesword 9/12, any nanospeed except 9000x and 9900,
    Wilson zonar. Many more, but a budget would help us help you.
     
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    Flex: medium
    Balance: even balance
    weight: 3U or 4U is fine
    string: it's up to you, but Zymax 67 feels pretty nice and not too expensive
    string tension: 22 - 24lbs

    recommended racket: arcsaber series especially arcsaber 7, bravesword series (with medium flex shaft)
     
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    I think the Voltric 5 can be a good choice.
     
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    Flex: Flexible
    Balance: 290 - even but towards head heavy
    Weight: 86 +- 2
    string: depends
    Stringing tension: 27lbs
    Recommendation: Warriors 8, all around with a punch. Easy to use and feel solid.
     
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    Flex: Medium Stiff
    Balance:Head Heavy
    Weight:4U, 80-84gm
    String: NBG98
    String tension: 23 Lbs

    Medium Stiff, Head Heavy for efficient attacks and clears, being light (4U) you won't feel the head heaviness in defense and so will be maneuverable and make it an allrounder.
    NBG98 for great repulsion compensating an hold type of racquet; best of both worlds.
     
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    Flex: 4/5 (Stiff) or 3/5 (Medium)
    Balance: even balance
    weight: 3U or 4U for head heavy
    string: Bg66 Ultimax, Nanogy 98
    string tension: 24 - 26lbs

    Recommended racket: Arcsaber 7, Voltric 60, Meteor X70, Bravesword 12
     
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    The racket should match the player and his style, so here's my recommendation:

    Flex: Flex to Medium
    Balance: Even-Balanced
    Weight: 85g
    String: BG66
    String tension: 24lbs

    If you can get your hands on a Carlton Air Rage Tour or a Vapour Trail Tour, that'll be nice to stick with. Otherwise the mid-range APACS are good too.
     
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    haha looks like me. I dont even know if i am right of left handed :p
     
  10. Maklike Tier

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    Of the rackets I've tried and/or owned, my votes would be to at least also try out - Victor bravesword 9/11/12 - Yonex NS7700/Arc7 - LiNing TP100C. All these rackets are well worth trying out and represent what I think are really decent middle all-rounders.I wouldn't recommend the Carlton Vapour Trail Tour because it's stiffer than it looks and also has a smaller sweetspot thanks to the 'optimetric' head.
     
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    lol is this a riddle. Is the answer a christmas tree or something? Seriously though I would say the perfect racket for that person is no racket and every racket.
     
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    Pretty much :)
     
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    Flex: medium to medium stiff
    Balance: even, around 285-290mm bp dry
    Weight: between 85-86g dry
    String: vs850
    String tension: 22-24lbs ecp

    As others have mentioned, Arc7, Nanoray 700FX, Victor BS12, MX70 .
    Just make sure you bring a digital scale along to the store to get the right weight.
     
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    more importantly singles or doubles? ;P

    Flex: medium to stiff
    Balance: balanced or slight head heavy
    Weight: 3u
    String: li-ning AP62 (more control) or ZM 62 (longer tension retention)
    String tension: 24-26lbs

    Racket:
    SW35, MX80
    Nanoray 700RF, NS9900, BS10
     

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