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Barnes68
08-31-2009, 03:16 PM
What's the best racquet out there for volleying?

2ndserveace
08-31-2009, 03:26 PM
I thought the K 95 was a great volleying racquet. It had a great combination of maneuverability and heft that enabled me to hit any volley I wanted. Also, the serve was pretty great too, so it's a really good serve and volley racquet.

vkartikv
08-31-2009, 03:30 PM
Seriously - there is no such thing although racquets like the 6.1 series and volkl tour 10 series seem to perform better than the rest. You really need to have sound fundamentals at net to begin with.

dincuss
08-31-2009, 03:31 PM
APD is much better than most would think

furyoku_tennis
08-31-2009, 03:47 PM
although technique is probably the best solution for better volleys, something headlight and heavy will work too

THESEXPISTOL
08-31-2009, 03:55 PM
something headlight and heavy like my leaded extremes..
Retail i would say K95 18x20

skyzoo
08-31-2009, 04:09 PM
I say k90. I don't even use it and I find that its the best for serves and volleys.

120mphBodyServe
09-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Anything that's around 12ounces or more and has an RA of around 65-70.

Ripper014
09-02-2009, 06:44 PM
I agree with vkartikv, if you can volley you can do it with a broom. The racket is not really going to make much of a difference unless you are having problems finding the racket face, in which case... you will need as large a racket face as you can handle.

pmerk34
09-02-2009, 06:50 PM
What's the best racquet out there for volleying?

Stay away from light head heavy frames. If you play against a heavy hitter they are unstable and sluggish around the net. They will take your volleys down at least 1/2 a level. Go with something with some heft to it and head light.

Keifers
09-03-2009, 08:11 PM
No question technique is hugely important. However, some sticks volley particularly well. Years ago, many people here reported that the Pro Kennex Type S was a very nice volleying racquet. I bought one on sale and, sure enough, it was exactly that (and a very good all round performer as well). Weighted it up to 341 grams and 7 pts HL.

The S still ranks as one of the best volleyers I've ever hit with -- crisp, excellent feel on impact.

galain
09-04-2009, 12:18 AM
If you can find one, the Prince Mono is the fastest, most natural feeling thing I've ever moved up at net.

backcourt
09-04-2009, 06:27 AM
With a little weight in the handle the Volkl Cat 8 VE is the about the best volleying raquet I have played.

fuzz nation
09-04-2009, 06:38 AM
Seriously - there is no such thing although racquets like the 6.1 series and volkl tour 10 series seem to perform better than the rest. You really need to have sound fundamentals at net to begin with.

I keep both the ProStaff 6.1 Classic and Volkl C10 in my bag because they both have that combo of heft and head-light balance that gives me lots of performance up at the net. Another frame that I've found to be sharp for volleying is the Yonex RDS 002 Tour. Just my experience.

Fedace
09-04-2009, 06:40 AM
APDC is by far the best ever made.

drakulie
09-04-2009, 06:50 AM
PS85 hands down, and kps88. The 88 is an effen wall to volley with.

K90

Others:

Dunlop 300G was an absolute beast and pleasure to hit volleys with.

POG Mid, I prestige mid, microgel pretige mid, head classic.

Also, many of the radicals are very,very good frames to volley with, even though they are mostly known for baseline bashing.

prjacobs
09-04-2009, 07:40 AM
For me, the best thing is a very large wall:)

shaysrebelII
09-04-2009, 07:48 AM
anything that stays stable. I second what many have said about head light frames, as they usually have more weight but are also plenty maneuverable.

from personal experience I'd say the n95. Its behemoth beam (mine is close to 23 mm - huge for a players' frame) just absorbs the weight of the ball and delivers a crisp response to wherever I want the ball to go. Combine that with a headsize that's not very demanding, and I'm gonna try and get to the net on every point. :)

Aces09
09-04-2009, 08:06 AM
The [K] prostaff 88 is perfect for volleys because you can just stick out the racquet, angle it a bit, and the ball goes wherever you want it. it feels like an extension of your arm.

The K6.1 tour 90 is also a solid option, but not as good as the Kstaff 88.

:-)

I also really enjoy volleying with two other racquets. The Microgel prestige Midplus, the big headsize and dense string pattern feels great. (especially with VS gut) and also the dunlop 4D 200. Essentially the same racquet, but a more solid feel and lighter weight (at least to me)

wyutani
09-04-2009, 08:07 AM
APDC, i agree...

Aces09
09-04-2009, 08:08 AM
I also agree with the other posters that having good technique is DEFINITELY a must. :-) don't buy a new racquet just to improve your volley skills, just start coming to net all the time during your next match, come in off everything, serves, returns, weak groundstrokes, slices, just come in, come in, come in.
You'll learn how best to volley during certain situations and you'll get alot of practice. you may lose the match, but the experience you'll gain will be worth an entire tournaments worth of wins.

shaysrebelII
09-04-2009, 08:23 AM
I also agree with the other posters that having good technique is DEFINITELY a must. :-) don't buy a new racquet just to improve your volley skills, just start coming to net all the time during your next match, come in off everything, serves, returns, weak groundstrokes, slices, just come in, come in, come in.
You'll learn how best to volley during certain situations and you'll get alot of practice. you may lose the match, but the experience you'll gain will be worth an entire tournaments worth of wins.

couldn't agree more, I totally forgot to mention technique in my post.

also try doubles, that helps a bunch too! :)

prjacobs
09-04-2009, 08:52 AM
http://www.**********.com/workshop/volleys/volley-drill-006.htm

Something I need to do....

Mr.Brightside
09-04-2009, 08:54 AM
RDiS 100 mid

kreative
09-04-2009, 11:25 AM
microgel prestige mid, pro staff classic 6.1, prince precision response ti

mark1
09-05-2009, 08:17 AM
well some of it depends on how strong you are and how quick you are

for me, i prefer playing with a somewhat lighter frame like the 4D 300g at net, which is crisp, lightning quick and has good touch and pop when you need it

others prefer a heavier frame which is benefits from greater stability and in many cases better touch as well

im not a weak guy by any means, and i still dont like the heavier frames at net. for me its a liability during a quick exchange

dincuss
09-05-2009, 08:20 AM
Speed pro is also a great racquet for volleying.

Slazenger07
11-01-2009, 08:06 AM
Slazenger Pro X-1 is the best stick for volleying, it has incredible feel at net.

Fedace
11-01-2009, 08:25 AM
What about best volleying racket that is Extended in length ? Which is best in this category ?

T1000
11-01-2009, 08:30 AM
I agree with Drak's post. To add, try the Yonex player frames. They are really nice.
RDX 500 mid
RDS 001 mid
RQIS 1 Tour
RDS 001 2008 mid
RDIS 100 mid

Gee
11-01-2009, 08:43 AM
Tecnifibre TFight 335 is a very solid volleying racquet with its heft and 10pts headlight.

Winners or Errors
11-01-2009, 10:44 AM
I think it depends on the player. If I'm playing with a heavier racquet, >12oz, then I'm not spending much time at the net because I just can't move them quickly enough. Drop down to around 11.5oz and you get to my sweet spot for volleying - at least 6 pts head light, even at that weight is a must. Once you get to <11oz, I'm done volleying because the stability isn't there.

YMMV. I think the heaviest racquet you can get into position is the one that's best for volleying. It is perhaps telling that the best volleying racquets are also the best for returning serve.

yemenmocha
11-01-2009, 01:50 PM
K Prostaff Kramer racket (whatever the correct name is)
Microgel Prestige MID
Dunlop Aerogel 400

President of Serve/Volley
11-01-2009, 01:52 PM
The Wilison PS85.

Fedace
11-01-2009, 01:52 PM
K Prostaff Kramer racket (whatever the correct name is)
Microgel Prestige MID
Dunlop Aerogel 400

is Aerogel 400 a good racket ? i don't think they sell it in the US ?

callen3615
11-01-2009, 02:22 PM
LOL at everyone who said APD. :twisted:

maddogz32
11-01-2009, 06:35 PM
the roddick racket