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Date: 08 Jan 2009 20:23:41
From: Whisper
Subject: My new racket....

While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.


http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-quad-flex-305/






 
Date: 08 Jan 2009 13:44:21
From: Rodjk #613
Subject: Re: My new racket....
On Jan 8, 12:37=A0pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> Rodjk #613 wrote:
> > On Jan 8, 4:24 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >> gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
> >>> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >>>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
> >>>> racket. =A0Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game -=
good
> >>>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
> >>>>http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q=
...
> >>> What racket do you currently play with?
> >>http://www.sportsonparade.com/dunlop-mfil-p-34.html
>
> >> I'll let you know how I go on saturday. =A0Probably not the best time =
to
> >> change rackets as I'm starting a singles competition that day, but I'l=
l
> >> have a couple hrs practice at the club beforehand. =A0As my current st=
ring
> >> job is giving me the shits it's a good time to experiment.
>
> > How did you string the new one?
>
> > Rodjk #613
>
> I just bought it off the rack - will see how it hits tomorrow.

Ok, let us know, I am curious as to how it compares.

Rodjk #613


  
Date: 10 Jan 2009 23:18:12
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: My new racket....
Rodjk #613 wrote:
> On Jan 8, 12:37 pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> Rodjk #613 wrote:
>>> On Jan 8, 4:24 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>>> gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
>>>>> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>>>>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>>>>>> racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>>>>>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>>>>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>>>>> What racket do you currently play with?
>>>> http://www.sportsonparade.com/dunlop-mfil-p-34.html
>>>> I'll let you know how I go on saturday. Probably not the best time to
>>>> change rackets as I'm starting a singles competition that day, but I'll
>>>> have a couple hrs practice at the club beforehand. As my current string
>>>> job is giving me the shits it's a good time to experiment.
>>> How did you string the new one?
>>> Rodjk #613
>> I just bought it off the rack - will see how it hits tomorrow.
>
> Ok, let us know, I am curious as to how it compares.
>
> Rodjk #613



Ok just played with it today - 3 practice sets & then in my new singles
competition.

The racket feels fantastic - well balanced, very responsive to
touch/feel shots & volleying, just as they claim. Even though it's on
the slightly heavier side (305 gms) it feels light & well balanced in
the hand, & the balls feel much lighter coming off the strings.

Comparing to the Dunlop 300 the main differences are the lighter feeling
& more flexible frame. I note my slice shots tend to fly higher than
with the Dunlop (stayed much lower), but that will change once I fully
adjust to the nuances. If you're a baseliner I'd probably look
elsewhere, but for s/v, touchy feely shots it's a great fit. I'm going
out to buy another one tomorrow.

I won my singles match 60 62, even though I felt like I played 7/10
overall. The guy had a big serve & aced me 7 times, but I made him earn
every point & forced him into errors.





   
Date: 10 Jan 2009 12:28:31
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: My new racket....
On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:18:12 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au >
wrote:

>Rodjk #613 wrote:
>> On Jan 8, 12:37 pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>> Rodjk #613 wrote:
>>>> On Jan 8, 4:24 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>>>> gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
>>>>>> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>>>>>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>>>>>>> racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>>>>>>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>>>>>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>>>>>> What racket do you currently play with?
>>>>> http://www.sportsonparade.com/dunlop-mfil-p-34.html
>>>>> I'll let you know how I go on saturday. Probably not the best time to
>>>>> change rackets as I'm starting a singles competition that day, but I'll
>>>>> have a couple hrs practice at the club beforehand. As my current string
>>>>> job is giving me the shits it's a good time to experiment.
>>>> How did you string the new one?
>>>> Rodjk #613
>>> I just bought it off the rack - will see how it hits tomorrow.
>>
>> Ok, let us know, I am curious as to how it compares.
>>
>> Rodjk #613
>
>
>
>Ok just played with it today - 3 practice sets & then in my new singles
>competition.
>
>The racket feels fantastic - well balanced, very responsive to
>touch/feel shots & volleying, just as they claim. Even though it's on
>the slightly heavier side (305 gms) it feels light & well balanced in
>the hand, & the balls feel much lighter coming off the strings.
>
>Comparing to the Dunlop 300 the main differences are the lighter feeling
>& more flexible frame. I note my slice shots tend to fly higher than
>with the Dunlop (stayed much lower), but that will change once I fully
>adjust to the nuances. If you're a baseliner I'd probably look
>elsewhere, but for s/v, touchy feely shots it's a great fit. I'm going
>out to buy another one tomorrow.
>
>I won my singles match 60 62, even though I felt like I played 7/10
>overall. The guy had a big serve & aced me 7 times, but I made him earn
>every point & forced him into errors.


did you let him cornhole you before, after or both ?


 
Date: 08 Jan 2009 04:53:50
From: Giovanna
Subject: Re: My new racket....

> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...

pretty~~


 
Date: 08 Jan 2009 04:35:18
From: Rodjk #613
Subject: Re: My new racket....
On Jan 8, 4:24=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
> > On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
> >> racket. =A0Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - g=
ood
> >> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>
> >>http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q..=
.
>
> > What racket do you currently play with?
>
> http://www.sportsonparade.com/dunlop-mfil-p-34.html
>
> I'll let you know how I go on saturday. =A0Probably not the best time to
> change rackets as I'm starting a singles competition that day, but I'll
> have a couple hrs practice at the club beforehand. =A0As my current strin=
g
> job is giving me the shits it's a good time to experiment.

How did you string the new one?

Rodjk #613


  
Date: 09 Jan 2009 05:37:19
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: My new racket....
Rodjk #613 wrote:
> On Jan 8, 4:24 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
>>> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>>>> racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>>>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>>> What racket do you currently play with?
>> http://www.sportsonparade.com/dunlop-mfil-p-34.html
>>
>> I'll let you know how I go on saturday. Probably not the best time to
>> change rackets as I'm starting a singles competition that day, but I'll
>> have a couple hrs practice at the club beforehand. As my current string
>> job is giving me the shits it's a good time to experiment.
>
> How did you string the new one?
>
> Rodjk #613



I just bought it off the rack - will see how it hits tomorrow.


   
Date: 10 Jan 2009 23:38:04
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: My new racket....
On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 05:37:19 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au > wrote:

>> How did you string the new one?
>
>I just bought it off the rack - will see how it hits tomorrow.

"Off the rack"? Strung?

Wow, I know of *nowhere* in the US where you can buy a racquet already strung
unless a) it's a demo, or b) it's a cheap piece of department store junk.

Is it common in Oz to find good racquets pre-strung with decent string available
for sale? That would seem to indicate a huge market for tennis gear.

-- Larry


    
Date: 11 Jan 2009 21:37:09
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: My new racket....
pltrgyst wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 05:37:19 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>
>>> How did you string the new one?
>> I just bought it off the rack - will see how it hits tomorrow.
>
> "Off the rack"? Strung?
>
> Wow, I know of *nowhere* in the US where you can buy a racquet already strung
> unless a) it's a demo, or b) it's a cheap piece of department store junk.
>
> Is it common in Oz to find good racquets pre-strung with decent string available
> for sale? That would seem to indicate a huge market for tennis gear.
>
> -- Larry


Sure. Don't know about 'huge' market but there are plenty of big sports
stores with pre-strung racquets - this is the norm.

This is the top of the line Slazenger racquet - they even had Rafa's
racquet pre-strung going for $400 - too big a head for me & not suited
to s/v play. The only place you'll get unstrung models is dedicated
tennis pro shops, but even there they have strung models.




 
Date: 08 Jan 2009 02:14:49
From:
Subject: Re: My new racket....
On Jan 8, 9:23=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
> racket. =A0Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>
> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...

What racket do you currently play with?



  
Date: 08 Jan 2009 21:27:41
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: My new racket....
gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>> racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>
>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>
> What racket do you currently play with?
>


I just noticed that link keeps changing the racket - mine is the
Slazenger Quad Flex 305.



   
Date: 08 Jan 2009 21:29:29
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: My new racket....
Whisper wrote:
> gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
>> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>>> racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>>
>>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>>
>> What racket do you currently play with?
>>
>
>
> I just noticed that link keeps changing the racket - mine is the
> Slazenger Quad Flex 305.
>


This link shouldn't change;


http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-quad-flex-305/



  
Date: 08 Jan 2009 21:24:12
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: My new racket....
gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>> racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>
>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>
> What racket do you currently play with?
>



http://www.sportsonparade.com/dunlop-mfil-p-34.html


I'll let you know how I go on saturday. Probably not the best time to
change rackets as I'm starting a singles competition that day, but I'll
have a couple hrs practice at the club beforehand. As my current string
job is giving me the shits it's a good time to experiment.




  
Date: 08 Jan 2009 10:23:31
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: My new racket....
On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 02:14:49 -0800 (PST), gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:

>On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>> racket.  Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>
>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>
>What racket do you currently play with?


er ... whisper gives only "head".


   
Date: 08 Jan 2009 21:25:42
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: My new racket....
Dave Hazelwood wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 02:14:49 -0800 (PST), gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>> On Jan 8, 9:23 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>> While I'm grappling with my stringing woes I thought I'd try another
>>> racket. Feels good & the specs look like a good fit for my game - good
>>> for touch shots & volleys & used by Tim Henman.
>>>
>>> http://www.tennishead.net/gear/reviews/tournament-rackets/slazenger-q...
>> What racket do you currently play with?
>
>
> er ... whisper gives only "head".


Never took to the Head rackets - felt a little too long in the shaft.