View Full Version : Does this racket exist?

09-09-2009, 07:17 AM
Does a racket that possesses these qualities exist? Recommendations?

1) Light/Elbow-friendly
2) Midplus to Oversize
3) Even balance or Headlight
4) Good for serving
5) Good for backhand slice
6) Medium swing
7) Flat forehand

09-09-2009, 07:47 AM
Consider the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 or it's predecessor, the Aerogel 300, which is now $100 cheaper. They're a shade under 11 oz strung and 3-4 pts headlight, which you could decrease to 1-2 pts with some lead without making the racquet too heavy. The head size is 98, and it's a generous sweetspot. It's also fairly flexible (60 rating, I think), which should make for an arm-friendly racquet if the weight is right. The nice thing about the Dunlop 300 is you can customize it to increase the weight if you need to get more mass behind the ball, increase stability, or make it more arm-friendly by slowing down your swing a little.

09-09-2009, 07:55 AM
I think the Pro Kennex Pro 5G or Ki5 satisfies most of your criteria. It's rare that a light racquet is easy on the elbow.

09-09-2009, 08:01 AM
babolat pure drive.

09-09-2009, 08:10 AM
Light and elbow friendly are never mentioned in the same line.
I would not suggest a Babolat Pure Drive(obviously a sick joke), but I would look at the Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 5g.

09-09-2009, 08:19 AM
I agree on the Dunlop 300, you could also try the Volkl PB 10 Light (295 grams) or the Babolat Pure Storm GT

09-09-2009, 08:28 AM
just listen to rabbit his oppionion is worth more than mine lol plus ill probably say something wrong ag 4D 300 seems like what your looking for

09-09-2009, 08:38 AM
I would not suggest a Babolat Pure Drive(obviously a sick joke).

Yeah, the Pure Drive is what I'm getting away from. That guy's opinion is usually...unique.

09-09-2009, 08:46 AM
I'd demo the Pure Drive 107, too, since you've mentioned you're interested in OS as well. I've found it to be pretty elbow-friendly and great for serves. I think it pretty much meets numbers 5, 6 and 7, too.

I don't have the GT, I have last year's model, but the new one is 292g and 2.8 pts headlight, so it's pretty close to balanced.

09-09-2009, 02:46 PM
Rabbit, do you think that the pb 10 light is a good stick? im trying to decide between the PB 10 light, microgel radical mp and 4d 300 tour... what is you or yours opinion for those raquets?...

The radical shuld be in this list' waht do you think?

Steve Huff
09-10-2009, 04:34 AM
The Head Extreme Team is 107 sq in, about 10.8 oz, with a 57 flex rating. It has an open 16 x 19 pattern. So, it meets criteria 1-3. Criteria 4-7 are solely up to the player, not the racket.