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Old 07-12-2009, 11:39 PM   #26
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you by any chance work there?
lol.. no haha. i shop there a lot and TennisBC is only a block away
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No. No. No.
Never go to mass market consumer stores for advice. Go to tiny places that specialize and know their shit inside out.
For this, and all racquet needs, you must consult Tad or Tad's son at Tad's Sporting Goods at Granville/70th. Tad is a former Canadian mixed doubles tennis champion, and his son is now taking over the business, which has been there for eons.

Go there, and they'll ask you to swing for them, and right away they'll tell you what type of racquet you need.
As well, you can borrow from a rack of demos and get a feel for which one works for you.
Finally, there are also lots of used racquets there - many of which are top notch at great prices.
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I just bought the Wilson nPRO for $59.99 @ SportsChek today and I haven't tried it out yet but it's heavier then the K-Fury(as stated above)

The nPRO looks better IMO with the neon green/white vs blue/light-blue. However I'm a beginner at Tennis should I have gotten the K-Fury instead? Thing is if the nPRO is a better racquet overall, then I'm thinking I can adapt to it or be able to adapt to it later on.

What do you guys think? I can always return the nPRO and pick up the K-Fury. Also what added to my purchase decision was, their was only 3 nPRO's left and 5-6 K-Fury's on the shelf

EDIT: Hmm at Tennis-Warehouse, they have the K-Fury @ $119 USD and nPRO @ $96.50 USD, which seems like K-Fury is a way better deal for the price($59.99 @ SportsChek)
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:44 PM   #29
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^^ if ur a total noobstix then go with fury if you can hit reasonable spin and consistent groundies then stay with pro-open
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I just bought the Wilson nPRO for $59.99 @ SportsChek today and I haven't tried it out yet but it's heavier then the K-Fury(as stated above)

The nPRO looks better IMO with the neon green/white vs blue/light-blue. However I'm a beginner at Tennis should I have gotten the K-Fury instead? Thing is if the nPRO is a better racquet overall, then I'm thinking I can adapt to it or be able to adapt to it later on.

What do you guys think? I can always return the nPRO and pick up the K-Fury. Also what added to my purchase decision was, their was only 3 nPRO's left and 5-6 K-Fury's on the shelf

EDIT: Hmm at Tennis-Warehouse, they have the K-Fury @ $119 USD and nPRO @ $96.50 USD, which seems like K-Fury is a way better deal for the price($59.99 @ SportsChek)
what store did you end up finding them at?
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what store did you end up finding them at?
At the Coquitlam SportsChek

Which one do you recommend?
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Tennis is the shit. That is all.
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At the Coquitlam SportsChek

Which one do you recommend?
i was just curious as to who had them left
the RC location was sold out last friday and they had 26 to begin with
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i was just curious as to who had them left
the RC location was sold out last friday and they had 26 to begin with
I see, would you recommend the K-Fury or the nPRO overall and for me?
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as maxx said in the thread above
if you are intermediate or above
then the npro open
if not, then fury

fury is a newer racquet, but the npro is definitely better if you play more
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I see...I'll see what I can do tomorrow at SportsChek. I went to the Metro location today and they were ALL sold out and I asked the guy if they were gonna get any more in and he said maybe this week or next week, but the deal ends next week. However, SportsChek's website has it listed at $89.99 now... :S weird..
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Check some of the smaller volume stores, they are usually less busy and will probably have more left

try calling broadway
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I'd recommend going to Tad's Sporting Goods for a wider selection of brands, models and options (e.g. grip size, etc.)

Also Rackets and Runners on Oak.
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btw, i have an old hammer 4.1 which i absolutely love the factory strings and tension of, but it recently broke and i haven't had time to get it re-strung.

does anyone know what tension they come straight from factory?
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:29 PM   #40
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I'd recommend going to Tad's Sporting Goods for a wider selection of brands, models and options (e.g. grip size, etc.)

Also Rackets and Runners on Oak.
but tads is not going to be able to offer the price that sportchek can

i'll admit that tads is a great source of knowledge, but when the big boxes have their blowouts/loss leaders, the independents stand no chance in competing

its like about 3-4 month ago, Sportchek had the Babolat Aero Storm on sale Strung for $99.99, when Tad's cost on those racquets were $130 unstrung. (As told to me by the Babolat Rep)...a bunch of Pros/Coaches came by to buy those racquets because the pricing Sportchek had them for was better than the Pro Deals/ Dealer cost for the independent guys.....you cant compete with big store buying power.

But like everybody said, Tads is going to offer a more specialized shopping environment, and more knowledge. But the question is, do you really need all the knowledge? I always see people ask for the "expert" when going to a store, but in the end chooses the product based on color/design

the truth is, 60-70% of the ppl on this fourm dont need the "expert" knowledge from a independent like Cyclone, Scoffs or Tads (for tennis in this case). They just need to find somebody that knows what they are talking about, and is able to explain the basics (Which i agree that big box stores like Sportchek needs to work on)
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I guess it was the time I went (early october ish), they had clearance on their rackets it was crazy prices; they had the Dunlop M-Fil 300 for $70 and I got my Head Flexpoint Prestige for $80.

I guess if SC happened to have the exact one you were looking for, in your grip size, on clearance then it would be a great deal. But for harder to find racquets or more unique grip sizes, Tads has some good deals towards end of the season.
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o there was an ad on the vancouver sun today for Sportchek, all racquets on sale up to 50%....not a lot for 50%, but a lot of good deals on some of the higher end unstrung racquet, including this years model like the Youtek, K FX etc, some racquets are 50-60$ off, which is really good for current year models

for maximum selection check out the sportchek racquet "A" stores, Pacific Center, Richmond Center, Metrotown, Park Royal. Broadway is not considered an A store, but has a large selection as well

in addition the Pacific Center has the new Wilson Baiardo Stringer, and I believe they are the only ones in town with one, for now. The Metrotown location was also said to recieve one, but i'm not sure if they did.
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^^^ that's a gangster stringer. i saw it at tad's. Gary strings a racquet in 18 mins
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so tad's got one too eh?
haha it is definitely nice
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starting wednesday there will be a bunch of good deals at sportchek stores
all 2008 racquets min 50% off
selection will vary by location

Richmond will have the following
Wilson K Surge $99.99 (only 2)
Wilson K Sting $74.99 (only 4)
Wilson K Six One Team $99.99 (only one)
Wilson K Six Two $84.99 (only 2)
and a few other ones as well
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WOW..

the k six one and twos are CHEAP

Tad's cant beat that, no way

but sportchek is a conglomerate, while Tad's is a tiny shop.

good deals!
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but like i mentioned
every store will be different
depending on how much old stock they have
if any stores out there still have the K Six One Tours, they are going for around $99.99 as well
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Which one would be the best out of the ones you listed? The K Six One Tours? K Six One or K Six Twos? etc
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depends on level of player you are
i have no idea what else is left out there
its bascially anything from last year that is left is 50% off
you just have to hit up a bunch of sportchek and see what they have left for 50% off
and a deal this good, i dont expect them to be around by the time the weekend hits
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Any deals on the Babolat racquets?
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