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Date: 09 Feb 2009 12:11:01
From: Anna
Subject: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
The following racquet ...

Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OS
http://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9033/whatsnew/Y/

is what I started tennis with as a beginner. But now,
I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.

So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
am confused by the many racquet choices.

Anyone can help?






 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 18:38:55
From: undecided
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Feb 9, 3:11=A0pm, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> The following racquet ...
>
> Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OShttp://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9=
033/whatsnew/Y/
>
> is what I started tennis with as a beginner. =A0But now,
> I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
> perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
> They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
>
> So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
> am confused by the many racquet choices.
>
> Anyone can help?

Since you've been playing with Wilson, go try out some of the newer
KFactor frames. I play with this one:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-KTOURM.html


  
Date: 10 Feb 2009 06:11:36
From: undecided
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Feb 10, 7:53=A0am, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> "pltrgyst" <pltrg...@spamlessxhost.org> wrote in message
>
> news:1s82p49evn0nnhaihlvvksiaclqmg3k01r@4ax.com...
>
> > On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:56:15 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com> wrote:
>
> > >I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
> > >what tension do you recommend?
>
> > He will, and a good one will probably tell you to start at the middle o=
f the
> > recommended range for your particular racquet, and go from there.
>
> > If you're trying one of the newer stiff synthetics, like the Luxilons, =
he'll
> > probably go down a couple of pounds from that midpoint. They're harder =
on your
> > arm than regular syn guts or synthetics.
>
> > -- Larry
>
> I was thinking about trying Tecnifibre NRG2.
> Is this a good one?

For Spin the Luxilons are fantastic but like was mentioned above their
stiffness can hurt your arm that's why the manufacturer suggests that
you string at 10% less tension than you usually use.


   
Date: 10 Feb 2009 08:27:01
From: Anna
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help

"undecided" <costasz@gmail.com > wrote in message
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On Feb 10, 7:53 am, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> "pltrgyst" <pltrg...@spamlessxhost.org> wrote in message
>
> news:1s82p49evn0nnhaihlvvksiaclqmg3k01r@4ax.com...
>
> > On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:56:15 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com> wrote:
>
> > >I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
> > >what tension do you recommend?
>
> > He will, and a good one will probably tell you to start at the middle of the
> > recommended range for your particular racquet, and go from there.
>
> > If you're trying one of the newer stiff synthetics, like the Luxilons, he'll
> > probably go down a couple of pounds from that midpoint. They're harder on
your
> > arm than regular syn guts or synthetics.
>
> > -- Larry
>
> I was thinking about trying Tecnifibre NRG2.
> Is this a good one?

For Spin the Luxilons are fantastic but like was mentioned above their
stiffness can hurt your arm that's why the manufacturer suggests that
you string at 10% less tension than you usually use.


=========================================================

Interesting! I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!




  
Date: 09 Feb 2009 21:01:31
From: undecided
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Feb 9, 9:56=A0pm, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> "undecided" <cost...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:4ffe5ccf-12a0-4d7e-a5a9-1d48c0fe4d76@13g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Use a loosely strung one. These new frames are so stiff that they may
> > hurt your arm if the strings are too tight. The stiffness gives power
> > and control though.
>
> I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
> what tension do you recommend?

Normal range is 50-60 lbs. I tried 50-55 and 60. I preferred the 50.


   
Date: 09 Feb 2009 21:32:38
From: Anna
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help

"undecided" <costasz@gmail.com > wrote in message
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On Feb 9, 9:56 pm, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> "undecided" <cost...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:4ffe5ccf-12a0-4d7e-a5a9-1d48c0fe4d76@13g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Use a loosely strung one. These new frames are so stiff that they may
> > hurt your arm if the strings are too tight. The stiffness gives power
> > and control though.
>
> I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
> what tension do you recommend?

Normal range is 50-60 lbs. I tried 50-55 and 60. I preferred the 50.


====================================================

Okay, I'll give it a try if demo goes well. Thanks!




  
Date: 09 Feb 2009 18:48:01
From: undecided
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
Use a loosely strung one. These new frames are so stiff that they may
hurt your arm if the strings are too tight. The stiffness gives power
and control though.


   
Date: 09 Feb 2009 18:56:15
From: Anna
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help

"undecided" <costasz@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:4ffe5ccf-12a0-4d7e-a5a9-1d48c0fe4d76@13g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
> Use a loosely strung one. These new frames are so stiff that they may
> hurt your arm if the strings are too tight. The stiffness gives power
> and control though.


I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
what tension do you recommend?




    
Date: 10 Feb 2009 01:51:53
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:56:15 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:

>I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
>what tension do you recommend?

He will, and a good one will probably tell you to start at the middle of the
recommended range for your particular racquet, and go from there.

If you're trying one of the newer stiff synthetics, like the Luxilons, he'll
probably go down a couple of pounds from that midpoint. They're harder on your
arm than regular syn guts or synthetics.

-- Larry


     
Date: 10 Feb 2009 04:53:37
From: Anna
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help

"pltrgyst" <pltrgyst@spamlessxhost.org > wrote in message
news:1s82p49evn0nnhaihlvvksiaclqmg3k01r@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:56:15 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com> wrote:
>
> >I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
> >what tension do you recommend?
>
> He will, and a good one will probably tell you to start at the middle of the
> recommended range for your particular racquet, and go from there.
>
> If you're trying one of the newer stiff synthetics, like the Luxilons, he'll
> probably go down a couple of pounds from that midpoint. They're harder on your
> arm than regular syn guts or synthetics.
>
> -- Larry

I was thinking about trying Tecnifibre NRG2.
Is this a good one?




    
Date: 10 Feb 2009 03:03:00
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:56:15 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:

>
>"undecided" <costasz@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:4ffe5ccf-12a0-4d7e-a5a9-1d48c0fe4d76@13g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
>> Use a loosely strung one. These new frames are so stiff that they may
>> hurt your arm if the strings are too tight. The stiffness gives power
>> and control though.
>
>
>I think the stringer/pro shop will know but
>what tension do you recommend?
>


sexual


  
Date: 09 Feb 2009 18:42:38
From: Anna
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help

"undecided" <costasz@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:799fe13d-482b-4009-bfad-0a741be95a8f@f20g2000yqg.googlegroups.com...
On Feb 9, 3:11 pm, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> The following racquet ...
>
> Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OS
> http://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9033/whatsnew/Y/
>
> is what I started tennis with as a beginner. But now,
> I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
> perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
> They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
>
> So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
> am confused by the many racquet choices.
>
> Anyone can help?

Since you've been playing with Wilson, go try out some of the newer
KFactor frames. I play with this one:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-KTOURM.html


=========================================================

Thanks, I'll give it a demo.




 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 00:19:54
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:11:01 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:

>The following racquet ...
>
>Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OS
>http://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9033/whatsnew/Y/
>
>is what I started tennis with as a beginner. But now,
>I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
>perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
>They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
>
>So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
>am confused by the many racquet choices.
>
>Anyone can help?
>


no, but if you are over 16 and need any help with a sports bra i can
help with a fitting.


  
Date: 09 Feb 2009 17:35:27
From: Anna
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help

"Superdave" <the.big.rst.kahuna@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:6vh1p4dpfqp0blmuleqrb7jiusd0lmrsf5@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:11:01 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com> wrote:
>
> >The following racquet ...
> >
> >Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OS
> >http://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9033/whatsnew/Y/
> >
> >is what I started tennis with as a beginner. But now,
> >I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
> >perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
> >They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
> >
> >So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
> >am confused by the many racquet choices.
> >
> >Anyone can help?
> >
>
>
> no, but if you are over 16 and need any help with a sports bra i can
> help with a fitting.


Loser!




   
Date: 10 Feb 2009 01:56:59
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 17:35:27 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:

>
>"Superdave" <the.big.rst.kahuna@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:6vh1p4dpfqp0blmuleqrb7jiusd0lmrsf5@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:11:01 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com> wrote:
>>
>> >The following racquet ...
>> >
>> >Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OS
>> >http://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9033/whatsnew/Y/
>> >
>> >is what I started tennis with as a beginner. But now,
>> >I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
>> >perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
>> >They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
>> >
>> >So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
>> >am confused by the many racquet choices.
>> >
>> >Anyone can help?
>> >
>>
>>
>> no, but if you are over 16 and need any help with a sports bra i can
>> help with a fitting.
>
>
>Loser!
>


hey ! the right attire is important too you know.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 15:32:35
From: bg
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Feb 10, 1:11=A0am, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> The following racquet ...
>
> Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OShttp://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9=
033/whatsnew/Y/
>
> is what I started tennis with as a beginner. =A0But now,
> I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
> perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
> They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
>
> So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
> am confused by the many racquet choices.
>
> Anyone can help?

See if you can get any pointers from the following link ...

http://racquetresearch.com/

I found it very useful.
bg


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 18:18:04
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:11:01 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:

>The following racquet ...
>
>Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OS
>http://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9033/whatsnew/Y/
>
>is what I started tennis with as a beginner. But now,
>I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
>perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
>They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
>
>So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
>am confused by the many racquet choices.

As most young players move up the ladder, they go for a little more weight, and
a little more toward even balance, or head-light balance.

So unless you're one of us old farts, you might consider looking at racquets in
the 10 to 11 oz. weight range, evenly balanced, with other characteristics
similar to your present racquet (head thickness, grip shape and size,
flexibility) and see how they feel to you.

You should be able to find something from Wilson, Head, or Babolat that suits
you.

-- Larry


  
Date: 09 Feb 2009 15:23:16
From: Anna
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help

"pltrgyst" <pltrgyst@spamlessxhost.org > wrote in message
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> On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:11:01 -0800, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com> wrote:
>
> >The following racquet ...
> >
> >Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OS
> >http://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9033/whatsnew/Y/
> >
> >is what I started tennis with as a beginner. But now,
> >I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
> >perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
> >They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
> >
> >So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
> >am confused by the many racquet choices.
>
> As most young players move up the ladder, they go for a little more weight,
and
> a little more toward even balance, or head-light balance.
>
> So unless you're one of us old farts, you might consider looking at racquets
in
> the 10 to 11 oz. weight range, evenly balanced, with other characteristics
> similar to your present racquet (head thickness, grip shape and size,
> flexibility) and see how they feel to you.
>
> You should be able to find something from Wilson, Head, or Babolat that suits
> you.
>
> -- Larry


Great! Thanks! That helps narrow the selection down.
Really appreciate your thoughts.

Any particular models within those brands I should look into?
Will a racquet with a more open string pattern give more control?




 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 12:48:20
From:
Subject: Re: need tennis racquet recommendation - please help
On Feb 9, 8:11=A0pm, "Anna" <anna@no_thanks.com > wrote:
> The following racquet ...
>
> Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 OShttp://www.tennisexpress.com/products2.cfm/ID/9=
033/whatsnew/Y/
>
> is what I started tennis with as a beginner. =A0But now,
> I'm a strong 3.5 and many people are hinting that,
> perhaps, another racquet might be more suitable.
> They say to go for a heavier racquet for stability.
>
> So, here I am, shopping for a tennis racquet but
> am confused by the many racquet choices.
>
> Anyone can help?

No-one can give you any advice about buying rackets without knowing
about how you play, e.g. style of play, baseliner/volleyer, powerful
strokes, short/long swing etc. Even then it is very dangerous to point
people towards a certain racket as they are all different and may not
suit at all.

The only way to buy a new racket is to try out a number of different
ones and find one which you like - it is almost impossible to buy the
right one without playing with it first. This can be difficult of
course - not many sports stores allow you to take rackets out to try
them first. If you are a member of a club or play regularly with
others you should borrow rackets from them and hit some balls to see
what you think of them. You should know fairly quickly which ones
*don't* suit you and you can eliminate them. If there is a club pro,
he should be able to advise you on what might suit you by looking at
your game.