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yemenmocha
11-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Need 95+ headsize, arm friendly, that works alright with S&V (especially serve).

I've read other threads and assembled the following list. Please feel free to RANK these or add to the list that I should try. Arm Friendly & Headsize (large sweetspot) are the most important factors. Thank you.

Yonex RQ iS Tour
Prince Ozone Tour (100sq.)
Prince 03 Speedport Tour
BB 11 (98)
Volkl Powerbridge 10 & 8
Volkl C10 Pro
Fischer M Pro 105

pfchang
11-06-2008, 06:08 PM
hmm.. the princes have a larger sweetspot due to the o3 tech, but also a muted feel as well. and they still are pretty stiff.

the fischer m pro 98 sl or ul however, are considerably much more comforting, as they have an extremely low flex, the SL having one of 58 RA.
problem is, they are not exactly your everyday power sticks.

TonyB
11-06-2008, 06:10 PM
I'd throw the K95 on that list.

Better than the Fischer, Princes, and the Yonex in my opinion.

Djokovicfan4life
11-06-2008, 06:25 PM
The M Pro No. 1 SL is definitely worth checking out. If you can get your hands on one of the old M Pros even better.

Matty G
11-06-2008, 09:11 PM
Aerogel 200

Tennisguy777
11-06-2008, 09:30 PM
Aerogel 200

I second that!

How are yours customized?

fuzz nation
11-06-2008, 09:38 PM
I played the Yonex RDS 002 Tour for a while and that thing seemed to be built from the ground up for the sole purpose of serve and volley play. I'd put this one ahead of the RQiS 1 Tour for that sort of work just because it's heavier, quite headlight, and can pop a nicer volley for me - I found the RQiS to be really cozy at the baseline.

On the arm friendly front, you've got to put the Volkl C10 on the short list. This frame is an excellent flexible alternative to a stiffer S&V standout like my old 6.1 Classics. The TW edition of the Donnay Pro One has exceptional touch and control even though it's power is on the mild side. It can work well for an avid net crasher and I think it is also especially easy on the arm.

Matty G
11-07-2008, 04:24 AM
I second that!

How are yours customized?

Im still trying to find "the right one". I enjoyed 5 grams at 3/9 but it can get a bit slugish when defending. I think ill stick with 2grams at 12 or stock. And you?

oest10
11-07-2008, 05:43 AM
Maybe the Dunlop Aerogel 300 Tour (the 16x18 version).
98" , 320mm balance , 320 gr weight strung , 63 RA.

The 200 might be just as good since you want to play S&V, as it is somewhat heavier.

FedererForehand
11-07-2008, 06:07 AM
Have you given any thought to any of the Radicals? They are known to be some of the most arm friendly frames around. My currrent frame (Head LM Rad MP) is a great all court frame at 98 sq in. Its also a great platform for customization...

JediMindTrick
11-07-2008, 08:11 AM
Aerogel 200

Yes the AG200 is very comfy and it serves big. Unusual combination.

Gee
11-07-2008, 08:19 AM
You should also try TFight 335. Very suitable for baseline and s/v game.

yemenmocha
11-07-2008, 10:30 AM
Thanks so far... updated list is:

Yonex RQ iS Tour
Yonex RDS 002 & 002 Tour
Prince Ozone Tour (100sq.)
Prince 03 Speedport Tour
BB 11 (98)
Volkl Powerbridge 10 & 8
Volkl C10 Pro *****
Fischer M Pro 105 & No.1 Super Light
Dunlop Aerogel 200*******(serves big, comfort, etc.)
Dunlop Aerogel 300


If anything should clearly be removed from the list, please speak up also.

(sorry, staying away from Head and the K95 b/c I didn't like them from demos in the recent past)

Matty G
11-07-2008, 10:47 AM
Yonex RQ iS 1
Yonex RDS 002 Tour
Prince Ozone Tour (100sq.)
Prince 03 Speedport Tour
Volkl C10 Pro *****
Dunlop Aerogel 200*******(serves big, comfort, etc.)
This would be my list. But i havnt played with most of the others

Mansewerz
11-07-2008, 10:51 AM
fischer pro number one 98 (older models)

haerdalis
11-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Pk 5g works well as an allround frame. SOme people say they didnt serve well with it but I felt I served very well with it. It is also maybe one of the best frames for arm health.
Volkl frames I feel are generally good for S&V style. I liked the Tour 10 gen 2 alot.
VE mid is better for S&V but it is smaller than 95.

Shangri La
11-07-2008, 02:08 PM
I dont think PB 8 is a S&V racquet. It's more like a PD from Volkl.

Djokovicfan4life
11-07-2008, 03:09 PM
fischer pro number one 98 (older models)

I just switched to this stick myself, it's amazing! :)

tenniskillz
11-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. - solid, consistent serves, maneuverable for volleys, pretty solid on groundies, especially with a little lead.

wangman31888
11-07-2008, 10:38 PM
^^ that racket is 93 sq in. go for the pure storm tour or just pure storm. the tour is just slightly heavier, both are 98 sq in and are awesome

ced
11-08-2008, 06:06 AM
Need 95+ headsize, arm friendly, that works alright with S&V (especially serve).

I've read other threads and assembled the following list. Please feel free to RANK these or add to the list that I should try. Arm Friendly & Headsize (large sweetspot) are the most important factors. Thank you.

Yonex RQ iS Tour
Prince Ozone Tour (100sq.)
Prince 03 Speedport Tour
BB 11 (98)
Volkl Powerbridge 10 & 8
Volkl C10 Pro
Fischer M Pro 105

You left the best there are off your list :

Avery M3 Control
Gamma G325

go13illy
11-08-2008, 08:29 PM
Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. - solid, consistent serves, maneuverable for volleys, pretty solid on groundies, especially with a little lead.

agree!!!!!!!!!!!!

HeadPrestige
11-08-2008, 11:24 PM
if you can find it... the wilson 6.0 95 is my favorite MP of all time.. and perhaps still my favorite racket of all time

AustraliA
11-09-2008, 11:54 PM
You will think I am on drugs for saying it.. But as I have demoed everything in the last 2 years.. The Babolat Aero Storm Tour 320g is a great frame to even just demo and try!

ratm355
11-12-2008, 09:25 PM
Pro Kennex Redondo 98 with natural gut

kobe3pointer
11-12-2008, 09:26 PM
n95
10char

jwr1972
11-22-2008, 07:08 PM
Personally I like the M Comp 95 for volleys. I used it today and hit with my pro and it is like butter anywhere but especially at the net. It had Gamma Live Wire @ 60#.

netman
11-22-2008, 07:18 PM
The Yonex RDS 001 Mid and MP are very good S&V frames.

If your arm is sensitive or experiencing any current pain, the PK 5g is simply the best choice. Not only is it good at the net, it is probably one of the best all-court frames made. Not great at any one thing, just very good at all aspects of the game. And it protects your arm and shoulder. The Ki5 is not bad, but it seems a bit more stiff and harsh than the 5g.

-k-

RM05
11-25-2008, 10:29 PM
Like netman recommended...the RDS001 mid would be a good choice. I actually like the older version of the RDS001.

The Becker 11 mid, on the other hand, was a little more stable when you would have to stay at the baseline when returning. Serves were really nice w/ this stick.

namui
11-25-2008, 11:29 PM
Volkl DNX-9

Winners or Errors
11-26-2008, 04:53 AM
Volkl Tour 9 V-Engine (18x20). This racquet makes it very easy to generate pace and spin on the serve, and is also very stable on the volley - even off-center. Touch on volleys is also top notch, and slice groundstrokes for chipping and charging are easy to pull off from both wings (if you have a slice forehand...). Overheads are a snap because of the light swingweight.

I've been playing with the racquet for 4 months, and no, I'm not selling them in the swap shop. ;-)

louis netman
11-26-2008, 12:35 PM
12+oz, 7+pts HL, 60-65 flex/stiffness, natural gut or gut hybrid...

jackson vile
11-26-2008, 01:41 PM
Demo the c10pro and be done with it, string it with a high quality string and you will be very happy IMO

Bad Dog
11-26-2008, 03:42 PM
On the arm friendly front, you've got to put the Volkl C10 on the short list. This frame is an excellent flexible alternative to a stiffer S&V standout

Demo the c10pro and be done with it, string it with a high quality string and you will be very happy IMO

That is the truth. Amen. :)

kittogi
03-01-2009, 11:48 PM
Aerogel 300 16x18. Good serving racket, good feel, solid volleys. Most of all, very maneuverable at the net.

Tomek_tennis
03-02-2009, 12:51 AM
Prestige mids, Babolat Pure Storm Tour

goldenyama
03-02-2009, 06:44 AM
The Fischer Mpro 105 is amazingly soft and great for the arm, but I find mine to be a bit lacking in control.

I am now looking at the Magnetic Tour - 57 flex, 100sq inch, 22mm straight beam. Should be as comfy but considerably lower powered than the Mpro 105.

coloskier
03-02-2009, 06:47 AM
I haven't seen a single racket over 95 Sq in that is a GREAT S&V racket. You just lose too much touch with that bigger head.

Rabbit
03-02-2009, 06:50 AM
I played the Yonex RDS 002 Tour for a while and that thing seemed to be built from the ground up for the sole purpose of serve and volley play. I'd put this one ahead of the RQiS 1 Tour for that sort of work just because it's heavier, quite headlight, and can pop a nicer volley for me - I found the RQiS to be really cozy at the baseline.

On the arm friendly front, you've got to put the Volkl C10 on the short list. This frame is an excellent flexible alternative to a stiffer S&V standout like my old 6.1 Classics. The TW edition of the Donnay Pro One has exceptional touch and control even though it's power is on the mild side. It can work well for an avid net crasher and I think it is also especially easy on the arm.

Demo the c10pro and be done with it, string it with a high quality string and you will be very happy IMO

Vote number 3 for the C10. You won't find a more arm friendly frame around. It is like an old tennis shoe....comfy.

I've heard good things on the PK Kinetics too, just don't have any experience with them.

ag200boy
03-02-2009, 07:02 AM
throw in another for the AG200!

-soft, but crisp
-HUGE serves
-rock solid stability
-mind-boggling control
-surprising spin from an 18x20 string pattern

Bud
03-02-2009, 08:37 AM
I'd throw the K95 on that list.

Better than the Fischer, Princes, and the Yonex in my opinion.

How arm-friendly is the K95?

I recall the PSC 6.1 and although a great frame... it was far from arm-friendly.

Rabbit
03-02-2009, 08:38 AM
How arm-friendly is the K95?

I recall the PSC 6.1 and although a great frame... it was far from arm-friendly.

I agree..........