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01-13-2014, 10:08 PM #1
Apacs Tantrum 500 or RKEP Rackets?
In 2012 I have bought an Apacs Tantrum 500 based on DinkALot's review. Truthfully that's one of the few Excellent+ rackets that's why the decision has been pretty easy.
It's been a great companion thus far but after a couple of beatings, the frame has a half crack. Even the stringer wouldn't string it unless I guarantee him that I'll take the blame if he spoils my racket during stringing. (Convenient hye?)
So right now I need to get a new racket.
I love my Tantrum 200, but I think it is a tad too stiff for my physical requirement. I'm not exactly the most powerful hitter but luckily I get to utilize the excellent control of the racket using BG66 Ultimax at 26lbs and a karakal grip.
So after some spec comparison and research ... I've shortlisted my candidates down to these few.
1. APACS Tantrum 500
- Due to the medium stiffness
2. RKEP PRO6000 or PRO9000 or their newer models.
- Perhaps you guys can shed some light on these models as they have received immaculate feedback from Eric's thread.
01-16-2014, 10:09 AM #2
Some help here would be much appreciated
01-21-2014, 01:44 AM #3
My opinion but I think you should look into the apacs virtuoso performance. All I remember reading about the tantrum 500 is how prone it is to snapping. The AVP is a great all round racket racket that is medium stiff and only slightly head heavy feel. Specs say otherwise but I never notice it.
Not to say the RKEP ones are garbage because I have no idea but since i have personal experience with the AVP I don't know how you could be disappointed since you like the T200 and want something slightly less stiff.
01-21-2014, 05:27 AM #4
But with the AVP ... are you guys talking about the Apacs Virtuous Pro or the Apacs Virtuous Performance?
LOL Price differs by a lot.
01-21-2014, 06:51 AM #5
The performance one.
the Pro version is the xstiff version =x.
01-23-2014, 02:04 PM #6
i made the same mistake when i was first researching APACS. i had the names in my mind in order, but jumbled up with i got to the store. i recommended the storeowner he import the apacs virtuoso performance gold and purple versions as they look cool online and may sell better too . im sure he knew i got it mixed-up and took his time before i was corrected, ahem.
so, get it right: AVP = Performance, and it comes in just one color - the ugly supersweet horrible awesome fiery orange