The myth of "chick sticks" is just a common misconception. There's no right or wrong stick for girls, generally. If you think about it the other way round, you'll see what I mean. If I only describe myself as a male tennis player, does it mean I can handle the same rackets of Roger Federer, or even Sampras (who I heard played with a near-400g Pro Staff racket) ? No, I can only handle around 340 grams strung weight, tops (and manage not to play any good). And then there are people like Sharapova or the Williams Sisters who are freakishly strong (who ironically play with semi "chick sticks"). So the racket of choice pretty much depends on the body build, or conditions, of the individual player.
The Prince Shark is certainly a good choice, both the mid plus and the oversized version. I personally would recommend the oversized because oversized rackets generally offer much more comfort, much more power and much more fun. The reason why you are asking this racket choice question is probably because this lady (or it could be yourself; I don't know if you're asking the question on behalf of somebody else or not) has never picked up a tennis racket before. In that case, I would suggest an oversized racket.
But there are quite a lot of oversized rackets out there. Wilson, in particular makes a lot. But their problem is they are very head heavy (balance point). The reason why I don't quite recommend head heavy rackets is that this kind of balance helps to do whatever the player is not doing when swinging the racket. While this could be fun, like having a complete automatic camera that doesn't require any settings to take snap shots, you may not want that when you start to become a bit more serious about tennis. (Although rumour has it that Justine Henin, who I think is the best ladies tennis player but has just retired, plays with an old head heavy Wilson Hammer, with a paint job of a new Wilson racket)
So I would suggest a light, oversized racket with an even or slightly head light balance, like
Volkl Becker BB 5
Prince Shark O3 Hybrid Shark Oversized
Plus they are under $800 too.
String type and string tension play probably an even bigger part in your choice of equipment, because different strings at different tensions can play very different and can sometimes make a "difficult racket" much easier to play with. But that's just gonna bore everybody even more on this forum.
I'm sorry if I've said too much. It's just at this very moment I find myself having absolutely nothing else to do. Yes, I am that sort of dull guy with a load of nonsense.
原帖由 leiya_206 於 2008-6-6 03:52 發表
The myth of "chick sticks" is just a common misconception. There's no right or wrong stick for girls, generally. If you think about it the other way round, you'll see what I mean. If I only describe m ...
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