09-07-2011, 01:59 AM #1
What would be the spec of a racket for a middle of the pack, all around player?
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?
09-07-2011, 04:01 AM #2
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.
09-07-2011, 04:26 AM #3
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)
09-07-2011, 03:28 PM #4
I think the Voltric 5 can be a good choice.
09-14-2011, 11:45 PM #5
09-15-2011, 02:40 AM #6
Flex: Medium Stiff
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.
09-15-2011, 07:43 AM #7
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
09-16-2011, 08:02 AM #8
The racket should match the player and his style, so here's my recommendation:
Flex: Flex to Medium
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.
10-25-2011, 07:48 PM #9
10-26-2011, 09:14 PM #10
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.
10-26-2011, 10:15 PM #11
10-27-2011, 12:43 AM #12
10-27-2011, 01:10 AM #13
Flex: medium to medium stiff
Balance: even, around 285-290mm bp dry
Weight: between 85-86g dry
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.
10-31-2011, 02:19 AM #14
more importantly singles or doubles? ;P
Flex: medium to stiff
Balance: balanced or slight head heavy
String: li-ning AP62 (more control) or ZM 62 (longer tension retention)
String tension: 24-26lbs
Nanoray 700RF, NS9900, BS10
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