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Thread: New Racquet Advice
05-28-2005, 05:00 PM #1
New Racquet Advice
I'm looking at getting a new racquet and want some suggestions on what you think.
I'll try give you some back ground.
I've had about 2 and a bit years of group coaching from the age of 14/15. Didn't play for years and I'm now getting back into it. I currently play just once a week but want to start the group lessons again and more if pos. So in total will never be more than 2 - 3 times a week.
Not really a big smasher. More def looking to move opponent around the court and finish with a net shot or easy smash to kill the rally. Will be used about 60/40-65/35 for straight doubles to singles.
Looking for something durable. Not currently planning on a competitive league or anything so want a racquet that will last over a year.
Price range is going to be max of £60 but don't discount a racquet as I'm prepared to search for a bargin on ebay etc..
Currently using a Yehlex YX-2000 3U-G5. It's oval head but willing to consider isometrics(I know they have a differnet shaped head and a bigger sweetspot but any advice on the differnece in feel? Will it be a big change etc?)
Any thoughts you have would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by Gareth; 05-28-2005 at 05:04 PM.
05-28-2005, 05:22 PM #2
Hey what do you think of Mp88?
Be careful on ebay... theres alot of fakes lately^^
05-30-2005, 05:47 AM #3
thanks for the advice so far. Have checked out a few reviews of the MP88 and its sounds good. Do you have any good web sites to buy them from?
What about the Armortec 800 Def? That sounds like a quality model.
05-30-2005, 10:54 AM #4Originally Posted by Gareth
If you can afford it, I'd say its definitely worth the investment.
05-30-2005, 02:19 PM #5
I got a Carlton Powerblade Superlite a couple of weeks ago and have been very impressed with it. It feels significantly lighter than my other racquets and it's very maneuverable thanks to the light head. I also find the power very good, in fact too good at first as lots of my shots were going out!
Coupled with the fact that it's only £45 from Centralsports, I think it's great value for money and you don't have to worry about getting a fake off ebay!
05-30-2005, 07:46 PM #6
Im gonna have to agree with Armortec 800DEF if you got cash
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