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kmart93
01-21-2009, 09:40 PM
So I broke my raquet (a Head Flexpoint Radical) in July, and I have yet to replace it because the line was discontinued. Does anyone know of a raquet that plays similarly to it? I have been out of the game far too long and I'm looking to start playing again once the weather gets nice.

Scotty
01-21-2009, 09:51 PM
I never hit with the Flexpoint, but I used the Ti.Radical for years, and loved it. I demo'd the Microgel Radical, and liked it quite a lot, too.

But not enough to change from my Prince Original Graphite. :)

Danielle
01-21-2009, 10:00 PM
I had my Head IRadical for a few years myself and love it. Can't say as I'm familiar with the Flexpoint but I think if you liked the one you had, demo'ing a few in that same line will probably give you what you're looking for.

--cj--
01-21-2009, 10:21 PM
I think you may like that bright green Wilson. It should be about the same weight and almost as flexy. I demoed them both about a year ago. Definitely try before you buy. If you don't have a good shop, Tennis-warehouse.com has a GREAT demo program that works like Netflix.

kmart93
01-21-2009, 11:11 PM
TennisWarehouse is a great site. However, I didn't see a bright green Wilson on the site. Perhaps that's been discontinued as well?

vivg91
01-21-2009, 11:34 PM
I used to play with a LiquidMetal Radical (preferred it to the Flexpoint...), then switched to the Wilson nTour 95 [their orange one]. Its a bit lighter than the Radical, and personally, I prefer the way it plays, much more nimble and such, but now I'm looking to upgrade to a [K] Six-One 90 or 95.

munchin
01-21-2009, 11:58 PM
So I broke my raquet (a Head Flexpoint Radical) in July, and I have yet to replace it because the line was discontinued. Does anyone know of a raquet that plays similarly to it? I have been out of the game far too long and I'm looking to start playing again once the weather gets nice.

Doesn't Tennis Warehouse have a page where you can enter in the specs of a racket and it will spit out a list of similar rackets? From there it's probably a matter of demo-ing. AND there's always ebay.

kmart93
01-22-2009, 03:23 PM
Doesn't Tennis Warehouse have a page where you can enter in the specs of a racket and it will spit out a list of similar rackets? From there it's probably a matter of demo-ing. AND there's always ebay.

Woah do they? I'll have to go see if I can find that.

@viv- I actually liked the weight of the Flexpoint. I had been playing with a Head Ti2 before that and it was like swinging air. I liked the resistance that the Flexpoint gave me. Of course, when I switched to it, I promptly got tennis elbow and had to quit the team that year...

munchin
01-22-2009, 03:59 PM
Woah do they? I'll have to go see if I can find that.

@viv- I actually liked the weight of the Flexpoint. I had been playing with a Head Ti2 before that and it was like swinging air. I liked the resistance that the Flexpoint gave me. Of course, when I switched to it, I promptly got tennis elbow and had to quit the team that year...

http://www.racquetfinder.com/search.htm

kmart93
01-22-2009, 04:15 PM
http://www.racquetfinder.com/search.htm

Thanks, I found it when I went looking for it after your earlier post.

TrickyTennis
06-09-2009, 08:06 AM
I'm in the market too and have heard raving reviews about the look, feel and forgiving performance of a variety of rackets. I am not a one-brand racket kind of guy so labels don't sell me. Head has been decent in the past, Prince ok too. Has anyone used a Babolat? Either Aero, Pro Drive or Pure storm rackets? I see they have a new Y-line...is this the same as the other three, with just a fancier paint job or will it really perform? Can someone please lend a thought, comparison or rant before I spend the money.

bea26
06-09-2009, 08:11 AM
I just bought the new Pure Drive and I love it. It's a stiffer frame than the Pure Drive I had before and I'm getting a lot more heat on my shots. It's actually pretty fun. Test it out!

James7
06-09-2009, 08:13 AM
I'm considering a purchase as well to replace a 15-year old one that has seen much better days. :lipsrsealed:

As a generally clueless individual when it comes to the equipment, maybe someone can enlighten me as well.

Scotty
06-09-2009, 08:28 AM
Tricky & James, what kind of style do you play? What level?
What racket have you been using, and what did you like about it?

The racketfinder link above can be a good place to start. Many manufacturer/brand sites have something similar (letting you choose from only their models), and you'll see lots of those break players into a spectrum of something like:

long, powerful strokes ... medium ... short, compact strokes

One detail I've found is that most brands have a grip shape that's the same no matter which of their models you choose. For example, Head's are more rectangular than Prince's. So if you like the grip shape of the model you're using now, it may be worth starting your search among their other models.

Hope this helps!

James7
06-09-2009, 09:02 AM
I just haven't touched a raquet in about 10 years... but I am now living somewhere where there are courts nearby that I'm paying for with my HOA, so I figure... well... why not? I'm going to drag John kicking and screaming out with me to hit some balls. Maybe, just maybe, I can find some people interested in playing around here as well.

I'll check out the link. I doubt I am at the level I was, but I really liked smacking the ball with some topspin. Full swing, I think, but I'm going to have to actually stroke a few times to figure out what I do again. And a few more times before I keep the ball in, I'm sure...

Someone please tell me it's like riding a bike. :p

Drop-shot
06-09-2009, 09:04 AM
I'm considering a purchase as well to replace a 15-year old one that has seen much better days. :lipsrsealed:

As a generally clueless individual when it comes to the equipment, maybe someone can enlighten me as well.

Belong in the "You know you're old" thread this does.

:cheesy:

vivg91
06-13-2009, 10:43 PM
I just bought the new Pure Drive and I love it. It's a stiffer frame than the Pure Drive I had before and I'm getting a lot more heat on my shots. It's actually pretty fun. Test it out!

I think I outgrew the Pure Drive....it was too bouncy, had too much pop for my strokes. It was a really nice racquet back when I could still hit a forehand in with it.

I still need to get my hands on a [K]90....My Tour95 is nice, but it is really light, and I want something with a bit more weight behind it.

jlhct
06-19-2009, 05:40 PM
I think you may like that bright green Wilson. It should be about the same weight and almost as flexy. I demoed them both about a year ago. Definitely try before you buy. If you don't have a good shop, Tennis-warehouse.com has a GREAT demo program that works like Netflix.

Are you talking about the Wilson NPro Open? I just brought one of those recently, downsizing from my Price Thundercloud oversized and I love it!

The nPro open is a Midplus...I should have made the switch way sooner! :)

Maddox
11-04-2010, 03:34 AM
I am happy after finding this i hope see more soon.

mahmudd29
07-29-2013, 08:05 AM
The new Federer Racquet change dispute is on the Air !! What to choose now for the beginners ?? 90cm or 98cm ?