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poncho
08-11-2004, 05:56 AM
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I currently use Wilson ProStaff 6.1 OS. I am thinking about changing to one of these racquets: Head Liquidmetal Prestige MIDplus or ProKennex Kinetic Pro 7G.

The 7g has a Stiffness rating of 66 vs 63 for the Prestige. My Wilson rating is 62. If I am reading the rating correctly, the Wilson and then the Prestige would be less stiff and thus more flexible and more arm friendly than the 7g?

The 7g weight is 11.7 vs 11.9 for the Prestige vs 12.2 for the Wilson. The Balance is 9pts HL for the 7g vs 7pts for the Prestige vs 11pts for the Wilson.

Based on these numbers above, which raquet would be more arm friendly?? Help me understand the numbers.

Tennis Guy
08-11-2004, 05:59 AM
The Wilson would probably be the most arm friendly.

andirez
08-11-2004, 06:28 AM
You have to be careful in blindly trusting the specs of a racquet. When the flex of a racquet is measured, it does this at the throat. Some racquets have a stiff upper hoop and a very flexible throat, making that they will get a very low flex rating, but aren't as flexible when you start playing with them (a good example of this is the Yonex Ti-50).

The ProKennex Kinetic line is known for its arm friendliness due to the Kinetic technology (more info on this on their website). I currently have a PK 5g (the shorter version of 7g) which has a flex rating of 65 and this racquet is defenitly more armfriendly than my Ti-50s (flex rating of 59).

kmadonna
08-11-2004, 09:01 AM
The Pro Kennex will be much arm friendlier. They are, simply put, the most arm friendly sticks on the market. I play with an i.prestige which has a lower flex rating than the PK and it does not even come close to absorbing the amount of vibration that the PK line does.