View Full Version : stiffness Vantage 90 SI

03-12-2009, 11:07 AM
I am considering a Vantage 90 SI, 330 grams, 12 points head light. I find it difficult to decide on the stiffness on paper. I have read that I should lower the listed stiffness of 70 or 63 by a few points after the frame is strung. Can anyone comment on power level and crispness? How does 70 RA or 63 RA compare with for example a PS 6.0 concerning feel? i am tempted to 70 RA, however, it should not bee too harsh or stiff, like a K factor 95 for exapmle.. Can anyone advise or comment?

03-12-2009, 11:10 AM
70 RA is nowhere near as harsh as k95.

03-12-2009, 11:55 AM
i have a vantage 95 at 70ra and this is really stiff. More than my 66ra kpro open

03-12-2009, 11:55 AM
I play with a 70 ra and I have no problem with it at all, and i used to play with more flexible racquets. My coach plays with the racquet you are thinking about and loves it. It's a good choice.

03-12-2009, 12:10 PM
I have the 70RA 90, it does feel on the stiff side, but not nearly as stiff as some other rackets with lower RA ratings. The 70RA is barely powerful enough for me, so I cant imagine hitting with the 63. The precision of the Vantage is incredible, btw.

I'm a solid 4.0 nrtp. Lately I've been stringing my 90 with PSDG in the mains and TF Multifeel in the crosses, both @ 58lbs. I can get more power out of the racket with strings like Isospeed Energetic Plus, BiPhase, or Maxim Touch, but I feel like I loose a little feel and accuracy.