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x5150
05-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Does anybody know of a racquet that is

under 11.5 oz
very very low power
midplus


I used to have a ps original 6.0 but seemed to get tennis elbow a lot from it so I switched to a head fxp radical. I don't get tennis elbow anymore but it has too much power. It's strung at 58 lbs. and I'm afraid if I string it at a higher tension I'll start getting tennis elbow again or break strings too often.

SlapShot
05-28-2008, 12:37 PM
Fischer MSpeed #1

I had the UL version - very nice feeling frame, very low powered. Arm friendly as all get out, though.

vtc
05-28-2008, 12:39 PM
microgel radical mp

EricW
05-28-2008, 12:40 PM
Purchasing a light racquet in order to prevent tennis elbow is backwards. Heavier racquets, assuming you can handle the weight effectively, are much easier on your arm.

SlapShot
05-28-2008, 12:41 PM
Purchasing a light racquet in order to prevent tennis elbow is backwards. Heavier racquets, assuming you can handle the weight effectively, are much easier on your arm.

It depends on the player, and their strokes. For some people, too heavy can create more problems than too light.

tennis_guy
05-28-2008, 12:45 PM
It depends if you have good technique. Because some people will muscle the ball.

officerdibble
05-28-2008, 12:52 PM
Vantage would be the obvious choice. Match what you liked about your PS without the weight.

Nellie
05-28-2008, 01:01 PM
According the the TW university, the wilson nFury is the lowest powered racquet you can get - flexible and light.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-NFURY2.html

Murray_Maniac
05-28-2008, 01:09 PM
Does anybody know of a racquet that is

under 11.5 oz
very very low power
midplus


I used to have a ps original 6.0 but seemed to get tennis elbow a lot from it so I switched to a head fxp radical. I don't get tennis elbow anymore but it has too much power. It's strung at 58 lbs. and I'm afraid if I string it at a higher tension I'll start getting tennis elbow again or break strings too often.

Ksix-one team. You've gotta try this racquet for those specifications!

Doc Hollidae
05-28-2008, 01:29 PM
Ozone Tour

haerdalis
05-28-2008, 04:24 PM
I can honestly say that the nFury is the lowest powered racquet you'll find.

NoBadMojo
05-28-2008, 04:31 PM
try the Becker11 light....fits

jayserinos99
05-28-2008, 06:01 PM
I'd third the NFury. It was like hitting with a coat hanger at times; the one I used was strung tight with NXT.

counter_puncher
05-28-2008, 10:11 PM
nfury? are you serious. piece of crap.

you cant go past the NBLADE.

vndesu
05-28-2008, 10:14 PM
yonex rqis tour1

jayserinos99
05-28-2008, 10:28 PM
nfury? are you serious. piece of crap.

you cant go past the NBLADE.

the guy wanted lightweight, very low power, midplus. the nfury had zero power. not to mention it's easily customizable. lastly, for an underpowered racquet it felt a bit comfortable due to the nfoam.

FreshStew
05-28-2008, 10:32 PM
Ksix-one team. You've gotta try this racquet for those specifications!

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haerdalis
05-29-2008, 01:14 AM
There is also the k5 midplus. High sw and head heavy but it should be fairly low powered and it sure is light weight.
I would like to try that one. Interesting concept.

smO
05-29-2008, 03:11 AM
nfury? are you serious. piece of crap.

you cant go past the NBLADE.

Have you even tried the nFury?

TennisFonz
05-29-2008, 07:18 AM
MG Radical for sure...

Blade0324
05-29-2008, 09:13 AM
I have to second the RQIS 1 Tour. 11.9 strung but is HL and swings much lighter. It is also about the lowest powered frame I have ever tried.

El Guapo
05-29-2008, 11:37 AM
Fischer MSpeed #1

I had the UL version - very nice feeling frame, very low powered. Arm friendly as all get out, though.
I've never found the Fischers to be really low powered, despite the low flex ratings.

SlapShot
05-29-2008, 12:31 PM
I've never found the Fischers to be really low powered, despite the low flex ratings.

I can definitely say that the MPro #1 is very low powered. I loved the feel, but found myself working a bit to hard on my serve. Compared to my Prestiges (LM and FXP) and MFil300, I found them to have much less power.

El Guapo
05-29-2008, 12:37 PM
I can definitely say that the MPro #1 is very low powered. I loved the feel, but found myself working a bit to hard on my serve. Compared to my Prestiges (LM and FXP) and MFil300, I found them to have much less power.
I thought that the MFil300 was a rocket launcher, so that's not saying much.

I only played with the heavier Mpro #1, not the lighter version, so that could be a big difference.

bronco_mba
05-29-2008, 12:42 PM
Wilson KBlade 98, Head Prestige MP, or Yonex RDS001 MP are all worthy candidates. RQiS Tour 1 is TOO low powered IMO.

ChuDat
05-29-2008, 09:21 PM
nblade and K90

Bud
05-29-2008, 09:45 PM
Does anybody know of a racquet that is

under 11.5 oz
very very low power
midplus

I used to have a ps original 6.0 but seemed to get tennis elbow a lot from it so I switched to a head fxp radical. I don't get tennis elbow anymore but it has too much power. It's strung at 58 lbs. and I'm afraid if I string it at a higher tension I'll start getting tennis elbow again or break strings too often.


nblade and K90


With 28 grams of lead at 10 and 2 :evil:

ChuDat
05-29-2008, 09:46 PM
With 28 grams of lead at 10 and 2 :evil:

I'm buff so the k90 feels like nothing to me. jk

gsharma
05-30-2008, 08:52 AM
Why don't you try Prince Diablo Midplus? It's 11.7 oz (strung), 10 pts HL, 62 stiffness rating and 100 sq in. Or, you can get something like Dunlop 300 Aergoel and add lead to get it to the right amount of weight for you.

justsomeecho
05-30-2008, 09:06 AM
radical midplus/radical team
the ksix.one

x5150
05-30-2008, 09:21 AM
Why don't you try Prince Diablo Midplus? It's 11.7 oz (strung), 10 pts HL, 62 stiffness rating and 100 sq in. Or, you can get something like Dunlop 300 Aergoel and add lead to get it to the right amount of weight for you.

Tried one yesterday strung at 59 lbs. Lot less power, racket seemed really stiff compared to the radical fxp.

Does more racket stiffness = less power?

smO
05-30-2008, 09:41 AM
Tried one yesterday strung at 59 lbs. Lot less power, racket seemed really stiff compared to the radical fxp.

Does more racket stiffness = less power?

No. More stiffnes = More power.

zhassan
05-30-2008, 10:59 AM
Ozone Tour

gsharma
05-30-2008, 11:06 AM
Tried one yesterday strung at 59 lbs. Lot less power, racket seemed really stiff compared to the radical fxp.

Does more racket stiffness = less power?

Which one did you try? Dunlop or Prince Diablo? The Diablo is pretty flexible (62 stiffness rating) and it's one of the lowest powered racquets from Prince. It could really be the strings in there. Dunlop 300 has quite a bit of power and a thick beam; you'll need to put plenty of spin on the ball.

soyizgood
05-30-2008, 11:13 AM
Wilson nTour and Wilson nTour Two. They're actually low to medium powered, but 10.7 oz and cheap if you know where to find them.

couch
05-30-2008, 11:29 AM
try the Becker11 light....fits

Yep, I absolutely agree with the Becker 11 Light.

FuriousYellow
05-30-2008, 12:27 PM
The Gamma Ipex 7.0 is a very low-powered MP frame. 98sq in, 16x18, 20mm box beam and low flex.

goosala
05-30-2008, 03:40 PM
Try the LiquidMetal Radical Midplus. They are low powered and cheap too.

dgoran
05-31-2008, 06:22 PM
New Pure Storm LTD. It's very light and very low powered.Some say it has very old school feel but I would not know since I never tried any old school rackets. When I tried it I didi not like it since it was too light it almost felt like lighter asian k90 and I already had that one at a time so I really did not need a lighter frame that feels the same.

That could be your starting point than you could also lead it up to your desired weight you can handle because one of the posters here was right about too light of a racket is proven on average to be worst for your arm.

-Goran

TW Professor
06-01-2008, 08:49 AM
Go to this page (http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/totalperformance.html) and scroll down to the power comparison at location program. Select location C (23 inches from butt). It gives a list in order of power at that location for all racquets. Most of the racquets listed in all the posts in this thread live in the lower 50 racquets in power as measured in the lab.

Often, perception and measurement differ, but certainly not this time.

nickb
06-01-2008, 01:12 PM
I found the KSix-One Team to have very very low power...the K Blade a bit more but still on the low side.

Nick

haerdalis
06-01-2008, 01:34 PM
Go to this page (http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/totalperformance.html) and scroll down to the power comparison at location program. Select location C (23 inches from butt). It gives a list in order of power at that location for all racquets. Most of the racquets listed in all the posts in this thread live in the lower 50 racquets in power as measured in the lab.

Often, perception and measurement differ, but certainly not this time.

But that is power relative to the power of the racquet. Isnt it?