View Full Version : Looking for SPIN....

Paul Nicknig
06-02-2005, 12:38 PM
I just sold my Head FP Tour racket because it was too heavy for me. I loved the amount of topspin I could generate and kick I was able to get on my serve. Unforunatley it was too clunky at the net for me. I'm for a racket that has an open string pattern that will give the spin but be quicker at the net. Ideal rate is around 11.5 ounces.

I appreciate your recommendations...


Power Game
06-02-2005, 12:57 PM
I don't think string pattern affects spin a significant amount. Look for a flexible racquet in that weight range.

06-02-2005, 01:01 PM
yonex rdx 500 mp, great frame, 11.8 ounces, very flexible, and a good spin racquet. spin also depends on what strings, and gauge you put in the frame, so find a frame you like and string it up with some textured, or thinner strings for more spin. rdx is a good place to start tho, awsome all around baselines fraem. nice at net also, quite crisp.

06-02-2005, 01:30 PM
I think I'll take the mandatory try the O3 Tour post. Wicked spin like a Yonex.

06-02-2005, 01:39 PM
C10,Pro Tour,Prince GraphiteOriginal..new 03

06-02-2005, 04:02 PM
Pog or o3 good choices

06-02-2005, 06:12 PM
POG, O3 tour, RDX mp, and I'll add both of the Babolat Storms to the list...

El Diablo
06-02-2005, 08:01 PM
Most prolific spin generator I've hit with is the yonex MP-2i. Not many 102 sq. in. (or larger) frames out there with 16 by 18 stringing, a setup that really makes the fuzz blur. Lighter than your FP, certainly....could stand a little added weight.

06-02-2005, 08:31 PM
babolat aeropro control +

06-03-2005, 04:38 AM
Babolat Aeropro Drive "standard" Or "plus".

06-03-2005, 04:40 AM
Wilson 6.1 95 sq inch head, with 16*18 string pattern. String pattern goes along way to determining spin. Compare the 18*20 version of the 95, to the 16*18 aand you'll see what I mean. More open the string pattern, the more spin you'll get.

06-03-2005, 05:59 AM
All things being equal, yes string pattern does affect the spin potential of a frame. The denser the string pattern the more effort required to generate spin. We've seen that with numerous racquets over the years and the two prime examples are the Snauwert Hi-Ten 50 and the POG midplus. The first example also illustrates how a particular string, in combination with an open string pattern can help generate even more spin. A larger headsize, in addition to those other two elements can also make spin production quite a bit easier. Of course, none of those things will do the work for you but they do make life a lot easier.

In the weight range you mentioned the racquet that springs immediately to mind is the Prince TT Warrior midplus. Reasonably open string pattern, midplus or oversize head (depending on your preference) and a natural propensity for spin. Excellent racquet for net play and more than adequate at all parts of the court.

06-03-2005, 09:04 AM
Graphite II MP, or Precision LB 730. 97 sq in faces, 14x18 string pattern. Nuts.

06-03-2005, 12:30 PM
another vote for the babolat aeropro control

Gaines Hillix
06-03-2005, 01:49 PM
And another couple to try, the PK Laver Heritage Type S and SX.