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flatpick
05-17-2005, 09:26 AM
Do any of you have recommendations as to a specific racquet that is easy on the elbow? I'm familiar with the specifications of such a racquet, but I would like some specific recommendations. Has anyone tried the Volkl Tour 10 V-Engine? I hear it's real easy on the arm.

Thanks.

louis netman
05-17-2005, 10:24 AM
Volkl T10 Gen II, C10 pro, C9 pro...

montx
05-17-2005, 11:04 AM
Volkl T10 Gen II, POG

volleyman
05-17-2005, 12:36 PM
The Wilson Pro Staff Tour 95 is pretty elbow friendly. So is the Kinetic line from ProKennex.

Steve Huff
05-17-2005, 02:05 PM
Pro Kennex 5g (or new Ionic version). I'd say their Type R is up there also. The Volkl Catapult V1 MP is easy on the elbow too.

erik-the-red
05-17-2005, 03:32 PM
Definitely the POG.

Redflea
05-17-2005, 04:24 PM
Yonex RDX (Mid and Mid Plus), in addition to ones mentioned above.

Don't forget string type/tension selection that can contribute to problems.

And don't neglect stetching/strengthening exercises, and working on your form/mechanics w/local pro or experienced players to avoid potential problems.

Best cure for tennis elbow is not playing so you can heal and then build strength & flexibility, rather than playing with a different racquet. :-)

yip kok kuin
05-17-2005, 06:01 PM
Any of the old Dunlop injection series are very arm, elbow friendily. Of course, doing corrective yoga pose daily helps. Tennis after all it a 1 arm and 1 leg exercise. Very body unfriendly. Too bad, we are all hooked. Pain On.

Zverev
05-17-2005, 07:37 PM
Any of the old Dunlop injection series are very arm, elbow friendily. Of course, doing corrective yoga pose daily helps. Tennis after all it a 1 arm and 1 leg exercise. Very body unfriendly. Too bad, we are all hooked. Pain On.
one leg? which one ?

Revman
05-17-2005, 08:15 PM
The mid '90s Dunlop Revelation series were all incredibly elbow friendly: the Classic Pro (blue), Select Pro (gold), and Tour Pro (maroon). Each can still often be found on ****. You give up some racquet feel -- especially with the Classic Pro -- but the tradeoff is well worth it if you're trying to recover from tennis elbow.

snoflewis
05-17-2005, 08:41 PM
they've got this head racket thats got electronics in the handle...i forget what it's called...but its on their website...check it out

goober
05-17-2005, 08:54 PM
they've got this head racket thats got electronics in the handle...i forget what it's called...but its on their website...check it out

Head Protector... only $300

nViATi
05-17-2005, 09:40 PM
maybe the lm prestige mp? 63 flex and 12.9 oz

tennisadict
05-17-2005, 10:19 PM
Definitely the POG.
i dont think so, pog pretty stiff

POGO
05-17-2005, 10:23 PM
i dont think so, pog pretty stiff
POG OS was rated number one for tennis elbow according the racket research website. I don't think the POG is all that stiff. I guess the corss bar make it appear to be, but the cross bar was not to design to make it stiff, but rather to make the POG more stable.

Esko Ravila
05-17-2005, 10:40 PM
IMHO:
Fischer Pro #1 330g
Yonex RDX500 mid

I hope this one also:
Slazenger Pro X1 (My next weapon)

lanky
05-17-2005, 11:49 PM
take a look at the PK type R never tried it myself but has some excellent playtests here at TW.I am considering buying it without a trial based on its comfort ratings

Pushmaster
05-18-2005, 12:36 AM
Since I switched to the Prestige Tour 300 mid this year it is the first year since I've been playing tennis that I've not had any pain in my elbow. By far the most elbow friendly racquet I've played, like hitting with a pillow. Have 2 of them now, but would love to pick up a couple more, although that would be very unlikely especially in a 5/8.

yip kok kuin
05-18-2005, 01:21 AM
one leg? which one ?
If you are using your right hand then it will be your left leg or for that matter your left knee. Of course, if you use left hand than your right knee goes. Don't you feel it?

tennisphotog
05-18-2005, 04:44 AM
Pro Kennex 5g kinetic.

flatpick
05-18-2005, 06:35 AM
Thanks for all of the recommendations. Pardon my ignorance, but what does POG stand for?

Grimjack
05-18-2005, 06:51 AM
If you are using your right hand then it will be your left leg or for that matter your left knee. Of course, if you use left hand than your right knee goes. Don't you feel it?

If you're only using one leg, then some of your strokes must be pretty goofy. For a righty, the right leg supplies the juice for a FH, the left leg for a BH, and for the serve, it can be anywhere from left leg to both legs, depending on your motion. All your leg muscles should get a pretty good workout from this little game of ours. Not sure how you're doing it.

Redflea
05-18-2005, 07:32 AM
POG = Prince Original Graphite

Ed Lee
05-18-2005, 12:45 PM
Don't forget the strings......The type and tension may influence not only a racquet's playability, but also how it may influence your elbow.

netman
05-18-2005, 04:41 PM
Pro Kennex 5g. Anything else is an impostor.

bee
05-19-2005, 12:50 AM
Head Classic strung with natural gut at about 54#.

louisc
05-19-2005, 01:43 AM
POG OS
POG LB reduced to 27.25
Volkl Tour 10 Gen 1
volkl Cat 10

Progressive10s
05-19-2005, 02:55 AM
I purchased a POG OS based on the recommendation in Racquet Research and I must say that the sheer weight of the racquet was not good for my tennis elbow. I worked with physical therapists for two months strengthening my elbow and using topical medication. Today, I continue to use a device called the "Wrist Ripper" to strengthen the forearm area. POG was not a solution for me, I have switched to Fischer. Very solid with little vibration.