View Full Version : Midsize Frames worth considering??
03-01-2005, 08:21 AM
I'm an ex PS 6.0 85 user who now finds it too demanding. Can't get used to a 95inch frame, and want the handling of a smaller frame. Find ncode 90 and tour 90 bit too heavy. What other good midsize frames are worth a try other than the usual: prestige, ps85, rdx500 etc.. Essentially I want a midsize that is softer and more manouverable.
Asian ncode sounds appealing, does anyone know anywhere that will ship to the UK??
Have you looked at the POG MP 93 and HL.
03-01-2005, 08:35 AM
Prince Diablo Mid, or POG if you prefer it stiffer in the throwt, but the Diablo is far superior.
Also why not think about a custom 90" Vantage?
03-01-2005, 09:34 AM
If you want soft and maneuverable, try the original Tour 10 mid, 93 sq in....
It's flexy and the sweet spot is heavenly. With a Fairway and overgrip, it checks in with a nice weight and balance too. I've played 98" rackets for the past five years and I just can't seem to put this one down...
03-01-2005, 10:31 AM
I think the Prestige fits your criteria fine. In addition, it isn't as demanding as the ps85. The RDX500 seems to be a popular choice as well.
03-01-2005, 10:36 AM
I think that it's a good idea to have a midplus racket (95-98sq.in) as a backup racket if you are using a midsize. You will go through periods, for whatever reason, that the midsize is a bit demanding, and then you can fall back on the midplus.
For example, when I'm a bit tired or not feeling 100%, I switch from my midsizes to my midplus 95-98sq.in. rackets.
03-01-2005, 02:12 PM
I'd try the ProKennex Type R. Look at the specs. You'll be impressed.
03-01-2005, 02:18 PM
Maybe Head LM Prestige MidPlus is simply the best choice? Not 98 and not 90, just 94,5 sq. In may opinion it is an ideal compromis.
03-01-2005, 05:26 PM
POG or Diablo...
03-01-2005, 11:37 PM
iPrestige Mid. The feel is very similar to the Pro Staff 85, but more forgiving. Also has a more dense string pattern. Overall, i found it to be the closest thing there is to a larger PS 85.
03-02-2005, 02:08 AM
fischer pro 90.
I found the Volkl tour 10 MID V-engine very manouverable. It's 93 sq inch with a swingweight of 318. Nice feel, provided you like the typical Volkl feel. One of the more comfortable mid sized frames, without feeling to dampened imo.
The RDX 500 mid played lighter than its specs and is very manouverable as well. This is also a very comfy racket, but has a different feel from the Volkl: I felt it was too dampened, but that's just me.
03-02-2005, 02:29 AM
Try the Volkl C10 Pro Tour (if you can't find), or the Tour10 Mid. They both are soft and very good in control.
03-02-2005, 03:09 AM
For me, the i prestige mid is my conclusion to the very question you ask. I found the i prestige mid has similiar feel to the PS 85 but with alot more sweet-spot. Even if it plays firm .... it is easy on the body and actually was rated as one of safest frames on the arm and joint. String in the middle of the tension .... 54-56lbs. for playability.
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