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seacard
08-17-2007, 08:43 AM
So I've been really enjoying the nCode nPro Open X, but before I buy it, I want to compare it to other similar racquets.

So I ran the following specs through the racquet-finder:
Head Size: 95 - 100
Length: 27.5 - 28
Weight: 10.9 - 11.4
Swingweight: 320 - 330
Frame Stiffness: 65 - 69
Balance Point: -8 - 0

It returned only 1 hit: nCode nPro Open X

So I started searching through the racquets, and noticed that the Volkl BB10 also fits the search, but for some reason isn't included in the racquet finder. A couple others that just missed the search are Head MicroGel Extreme (because it's only 27.25 inches) and the Kneissl Red Star (because the stiffness is only 63).

Two questions:

(1) Are there other racquets I should add to my demo that come close to these specs?

(2) Does anybody have any thoughts on how these four racquets compare (I would certainly appreciate any thoughts on any one of the racquets as well).

nickb
08-17-2007, 09:15 AM
Pure Drive Cortex Plus, Pure Drive Roddick Plus

Fedace
08-17-2007, 09:33 AM
So I've been really enjoying the nCode nPro Open X, but before I buy it, I want to compare it to other similar racquets.

So I ran the following specs through the racquet-finder:
Head Size: 95 - 100
Length: 27.5 - 28
Weight: 10.9 - 11.4
Swingweight: 320 - 330
Frame Stiffness: 65 - 69
Balance Point: -8 - 0

It returned only 1 hit: nCode nPro Open X

So I started searching through the racquets, and noticed that the Volkl BB10 also fits the search, but for some reason isn't included in the racquet finder. A couple others that just missed the search are Head MicroGel Extreme (because it's only 27.25 inches) and the Kneissl Red Star (because the stiffness is only 63).

Two questions:

(1) Are there other racquets I should add to my demo that come close to these specs?

(2) Does anybody have any thoughts on how these four racquets compare (I would certainly appreciate any thoughts on any one of the racquets as well).

Without a doubt, Yonex RQIS tour -2

ps60
08-17-2007, 09:41 AM
the only good 27.5" racket i've tried is MP-2i from Yonex. So maybe their RDS 003 is also a good one.

28" Michael Chang is also a good one

Fedace
08-17-2007, 09:44 AM
the only good 27.5" racket i've tried is MP-2i from Yonex. So maybe their RDS 003 is also a good one.

28" Michael Chang is also a good one

RDS003 is 27.3 inches, little short. and i cannot find michael change racket anywhere anymore ??

therealj
08-17-2007, 09:49 AM
I love my BB10 , switched from a babolat pure drive team plus earlier this season

therealj
08-17-2007, 09:50 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=147424&highlight=bb10

seacard
08-17-2007, 09:52 AM
Pure Drive Cortex Plus, Pure Drive Roddick Plus

Those swingweights are higher than I want to go. I've also had some bad experience with Babolats and my elbow.

The RQiS Tour 2 looks interesting (and I like Yonex), but I am not so sure it will be 11 oz. Even strung, I think it will come in at 10.9 or so. Also, are you sure it's a 27.5 inch racquet?

alb1
08-17-2007, 10:01 AM
My teenagers are using the Prince Turbo Shark LB. It has a nice feel for an 11 oz racket.

seacard
08-17-2007, 10:08 AM
My teenagers are using the Prince Turbo Shark LB. It has a nice feel for an 11 oz racket.

Do you have a link? I haven't been able to find a Shark that is under 100 square inches, or at 11 ounces or higher.

GokuQ
08-17-2007, 02:48 PM
softer, and bit heavier then what you listed, but i'm playing around with the new bab storm tour +, its a really nice racquet.....

nickb
08-17-2007, 02:51 PM
Do you have a link? I haven't been able to find a Shark that is under 100 square inches, or at 11 ounces or higher.

Prince Turbo Shark Long Body

Racquet Specifications
Headsize: 100 sq. in.
Length: 27.50 in.
Weight (strung): 11.25 oz.
Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 63
Balance: 13.29 in. Head Light
Cross Section: 26mm Head/22mm Throat Tapered Beam
Swingweight: 320 kg*sq. cm
String Pattern: 16x19
Grip: Prince Duratac
Prince Power Level: 950

AlpineCadet
08-17-2007, 03:07 PM
So I've been really enjoying the nCode nPro Open X, but before I buy it, I want to compare it to other similar racquets.

So I ran the following specs through the racquet-finder:
Head Size: 95 - 100
Length: 27.5 - 28
Weight: 10.9 - 11.4
Swingweight: 320 - 330
Frame Stiffness: 65 - 69
Balance Point: -8 - 0

It returned only 1 hit: nCode nPro Open X

So I started searching through the racquets, and noticed that the Volkl BB10 also fits the search, but for some reason isn't included in the racquet finder. A couple others that just missed the search are Head MicroGel Extreme (because it's only 27.25 inches) and the Kneissl Red Star (because the stiffness is only 63).

Two questions:

(1) Are there other racquets I should add to my demo that come close to these specs?

(2) Does anybody have any thoughts on how these four racquets compare (I would certainly appreciate any thoughts on any one of the racquets as well).

The nBlade Oversize is also extended length, and taking it for a demo might just surprise you. In a good way. ;)

bleno567
08-17-2007, 05:14 PM
pog lb is a bit more flexible than your criterea asks for, but its a great stick. I cut mine down to 27.75 and it plays amazing

elee3
08-17-2007, 10:05 PM
So I ran the following specs through the racquet-finder:
Head Size: 95 - 100
Length: 27.5 - 28
Weight: 10.9 - 11.4
Swingweight: 320 - 330
Frame Stiffness: 65 - 69
Balance Point: -8 - 0


I've been looking for racquets of very very similar specs you're looking for replacement for my old Volkl VX1s. After about 2 years of playing with a wide variety of racquets between 27-28 inchs I ended up settling down with the POG LBs mainly cause that was the racquet I found to hit the heaviest balls with.