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Published: 19 Dec 2006 - 12:33 by CTH

Updated: 19 Sep 2008 - 02:39

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Hi

I am looking around after a good racket, something that is good for a pretty heavyhitting style, i have played a lot of tennis before and hits pretty hard.
When i was looking around I found a brand called Browning
http://www.racketworld.net/acatalog/copy_of_Browning.html
decent price and I wonder if anyone knows anything about them? Is it good rackets? do they break easy? Do they got power?
I can't seem to find any info about them on the net..

And I am also wondering what racket you recomend for me? Somthing head heavy prehaps? Price, something like 40-50 £ or 70 €

Thx

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From nickhitter - 22 Dec 2006 - 11:01

that's very true of prince rackets....

It's nothing to do with the qualtiy of them, just a weird fact that players who have always played prince find it hard to play anything else, and players who started with dunlop, wilson or whatever always say they can't get on with prince at all. they must be more unique in feel to other brands I guess.

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From BizarreCo - 22 Dec 2006 - 04:26

The squarer one is an older model, so the newer one might have a more refined construction and might be a bit stronger. At the end of the day, you need to be happy with what you're playing with. I've met players who went out and bought the most expensive racquet they could find because they thought it would make them the next Peter Nicol. Obviously it didn't and they ended up selling the racquets because it just didn't suit their playing style.

 

Personally I just can't get on with Prince racquets. The balance and feel just isn't right for my playing style. But I love playing with some Head, Dunlop, Wilson and Grays racquets. It's just a matter of personal choice and TRYING as many racquets as you can.

 

Good luck and let us know which racquet you go for and what it's like to play with.

 

Adz

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From CTH - 21 Dec 2006 - 12:14   -   Updated: 21 Dec 2006 - 12:29

Thx for the replies, 60£ is a little bit to much for me right now, you have to draw a line somewhere right.
The Head Intellegence is right now my number one choise, it seems like a good racquet.
I think i will go for that, durability seems a little bit more important right now, otherwise I would probobly take a Wilson Hammer.
But I am a little confused, it seems like there is a Head i.X140G and a i.X140, they seem to be a bit mixed up on diffirent shops, one got a more square head while the other got the normal. Which is the better?
http://www.squash.net/cart/product_info.php?cPath=21_25&products_id=52
and
http://www.sportdiscount.com/sport_squash/product_squash_rackets.asp

It seems to me that the square one is a bit better, (and looks a bit cooler :)) but I don't really know. Anyone how know?

CTH

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From BizarreCo - 21 Dec 2006 - 04:14   -   Updated: 21 Dec 2006 - 04:14

If you're after a head racquet at a good price, squashdiscount.co.uk is doing the Head Intelligence i.x140 for £40. This is the new model to one my girlfriend used to play with. Lovely racquet, slightly head heavy with one grip (even balance with 2). They are really nice to play with and seem to be quite durable, but I wouldn't recommend smashing it into the floor after losing a hard ralley - that tends to break them - as she found out !

 

I think they have an eBay clearance shop to.... look for the eBay seller called clearancesportcom - they have some good deals on there, but the same deals can be got through their normal website.

Hope that helps!

Adz

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From vidya_mohe - 20 Dec 2006 - 23:19

Hi,I am Vinnie here,The Head Flexipoint 140 gms,is a great raquet.ebay is selling it for around 60 Pounds.I am using it,It has great power and the shots are very good.Not as heavy but just the right type to get your shots powerful and correct.

 

Do tell me,if you like my suggestion.

 

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From CTH - 20 Dec 2006 - 11:43

Thx for the answer, I have been thinking to buy a pretty heavy racqet, and I was looking on teh wilson Hammer serie, but I have heard that they break easy, is that true?
And all the Dunlop I have found to a good price is headlight, and I think i would like a litlle more headheavy or at least eaven balanced.
I have tried the Dunlop black max carbon and I found that I would like a little more power, perhaps the Titanium variant would give me some more power?
I was also looking at the Head Intelligence i.X140 (or X150), anyone got that and can say something about it, and its ability to make powerful shots?

And on your advice I wont buy a Browning, I am a student with not nearly as much money as I would like to have :)

And by the way, I am form sweden, not a perfect country for squashshopping :(
But I will probobly buy one from the UK or some other european country and just pay a little more shipping cost, it will be cheaper anyway.

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From BizarreCo - 20 Dec 2006 - 03:30

CTH,

Welcome to the world of Squash! As a tennis player you'll find that you prefer a slightly heavier racquet to start off, with a reasonably large head size. I'd go for something like a Dunlop, Wilson or Head racquet to start with. Something from the lower end of the range which is a bit heavier (around 150-160 grams). The heavier racquets are a bit cheaper, and with some shopping around you can easily get them in the £20 to £40 price-bracket. Also the extra weight usually means that the racquets can take a little extra wall-impact before breaking, which will be useful as you'll already have a powerful swing from tennis and you won't be judging the wall distance correctly during frantic rallies.

What country are you in? The £/€ suggest somewhere in Europe. Ebay is usually a pretty good place to start for getting a racquet. If you need any other advice then feel free to ask.

p.s. I'd stay away from the Brownings personally, the old models (Magnum Ti) were pretty good, but I've seen too many of the new ones break far too easily. The Dunlop Black Max Carbon looks useful (from the same site you listed above), but I guess the best advice I can give you is to try as many racquets belonging to other members of your club as you can. Find something you like and try to match it as cheaply as you can!

Adz

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