View Full Version : What racquet is 95 sq. in. but not so heavy?

08-30-2009, 07:19 AM
I serve hard and come up to the net frequently. I'm using a 110 sq. in. Volkl now and I figure my (tendencies) or game is better suited to a smaller head size.

I demoed the AG200 4D which is almost 12 oz and my outside wrist began hurting after the 2nd basket. Not to mention the balls seemed dead, but I guess that was the 18 x 20 string pattern.

Anyways I don't think my wrist is ready for any racquet much above 11 oz.
But I would like the smaller head for less resistance on my serve and at the net.

So are there any 95 sq. in. racquets that aren't so heavy? 10 oz - low 11 oz range strung?

16 x 19 please the 18 x 20 was lifeless.

Any ideas?

or I could always give up and just get a PDGT :(

08-30-2009, 07:26 AM
[K]Tour or NTour come to mind

08-30-2009, 07:30 AM

08-30-2009, 07:31 AM
This Gamma


08-30-2009, 07:32 AM
^No, too high of a swingweight for what he's looking for.

Your best two options, IMO, are the [K]Tour, or the Rebel Team.

08-30-2009, 07:36 AM
Have you tried the finder? http://www.racquetfinder.com/

08-30-2009, 07:42 AM
Many on my usta 4.0 team (serve & volley) like the Blade 98....should be good deal on used.

08-30-2009, 07:52 AM
This might suit you well

Or this (but its a little too head heavy for S&V)

08-30-2009, 07:56 AM
The radicals also come to mind- despite the 18 by 20 pattern, they're not that dead.

08-30-2009, 08:03 AM
ragon;3866012'][K]Tour or NTour come to mind

exactly what I was thinking, ntour two's are also cheap now

08-30-2009, 08:07 AM
Technifibre TFight 295 VO2 could be a good choice, though it seems to be unstable at first.

08-30-2009, 08:25 AM
Sounds like you need to tried the Yonex RQIS 1 Tour light.

08-30-2009, 08:26 AM
Yonex? RQiS 1 Tour Light? RQiS 1 Tour XL Light?

08-30-2009, 09:35 AM
Woah, love this place.

08-30-2009, 09:44 AM
exactly what I was thinking, ntour two's are also cheap now

Yep me too.

08-30-2009, 09:53 AM
You should try the Dunlop Aerogel 200. I also felt the 200 4d to be a little heavy, and fatigue me quicker. The Aerogel 200 helped with that

fuzz nation
08-30-2009, 10:12 AM
If you're getting into serve and volley style of play, I'd recommend that you not be afraid to try several racquets, including a few that are somewhat hefty. As long as a frame has a more than mild head-light balance, it ought to be rather maneuverable, yet stable enough to pop the ball well and not get pushed around.

If a racquet is just too heavy, then it's not going to be a smart option, but I've tried those Dunlop 200's and they wouldn't be my first choice for serve and volley work, mostly because of their balance. For me, they're sort of sluggish. You might like the Dunlop 300's a bit more since they're lighter, but there are other alternatives including the Yonex RQiS 1 Tour along with their RDS 002 and heavier 002 Tour, which is a very nice S&V frame.

It's also pretty simple to add a little lead tape to a lighter racquet that you like, but want to be more stable. Just a possibility to keep in mind. Ideally your wrist should be rather passive when you're serving and as long as your racquet isn't insanely heavy for you, there shouldn't be much of any strain in that joint. Make sure that you're using a smooth motion that doesn't rush up to contact - your wrist shouldn't be tight or steering the racquet to the ball too much. Let those bigger muscles in your legs and core make the drive to send the racquet through the ball and you can take the strain off of your wrist.

08-30-2009, 10:21 AM
You could try one of the Aerogel 300's from Dunlop...older or newer versions. They have 98 sq inch heads, but otherwise the specs seem to fall in your wheelhouse.

08-30-2009, 10:42 AM
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