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ci2ca
07-22-2011, 04:16 PM
HEy guys, I've been using the youtek prestige pro for a while. I've used the MPs my entire life but recently switched to the pro for a bit more pop. Now with that being said, it's a tiny bit harsh on the arm. Is there a softer or more comfortable alternative?

ci2ca
07-22-2011, 04:17 PM
Also, I play with full poly strung around 52 pounds. Any hybrid or softer string will only last me a couple days.

protenniskid
07-22-2011, 04:58 PM
I had the same problem as you. The prestige pro is a very soft and comfortable racquet in my opinion. I used to use a full poly in it, rpm 17g, however i felt this was making the racquet play to harsh. I needed more feel and softness so i put gosen og sheep micro 16g in the crosses and it made a huge difference. i get more power, i lost a bit of spin (but that's okay cause i can generate a lot on my own), there is more feel, and it doesn't bother my arm at all.

sargeinaz
07-22-2011, 05:07 PM
get a volkl c10. I liked it better than the prestige pro in every category.

You could also try the volkl organix 10 or a babolat pure storm.

Kemitak
07-22-2011, 05:21 PM
Redondo!!!

dimak
07-22-2011, 08:23 PM
YTK Prestige is pretty stiff frame and I used it with soft hybrid (MSV Focus Hex 1.18 @54/Gosen OGSM 17 @56) which does not last long.

As alternative you can try MG Prestige Pro, which is softer, easy for arm and has better feel, but not as stable as YTK. Also, it's possible to put more durable poly on mains like MSV Focus Hex 1.23.

I played with both MG and YTK, but switched then to Yonex vcore 95d, which I think has stability of YTK and feel of MG + extra pop.

atatu
07-22-2011, 08:43 PM
Redondo!!!

Redondo 98, absolutely. I tested these two frames against each other and the Redondo was much more comfortable and had better control. The YTPP does look really sharp, though.

DeShaun
07-22-2011, 09:19 PM
YTK Prestige is pretty stiff frame and I used it with soft hybrid (MSV Focus Hex 1.18 @54/Gosen OGSM 17 @56) which does not last long.

As alternative you can try MG Prestige Pro, which is softer, easy for arm and has better feel, but not as stable as YTK. Also, it's possible to put more durable poly on mains like MSV Focus Hex 1.23.

I played with both MG and YTK, but switched then to Yonex vcore 95d, which I think has stability of YTK and feel of MG + extra pop.

It is a stiff frame but it has relatively uniformly distributed dampening in that neither the hoop nor the throat flexes more than the other but under heavy loads the whole racket seems to share the burden. What I did to mine when it had begun to feel harsh and brassy was add six grams of lead along the hoop between 9 and 3, and another twelve grams under the butt cap, making the racket more head light while raising its static mass. This rendered the stick much more comfortable, made access to power much easier (so I did not have to swing as fast), but forced me to adopt a smooth, heavy slice for my main serve whereas previously I had been able to get the hoop around much faster on serve in carving different type of spins and kickers better when the frame was lighter...but the extra weight definitely made the frame much more comfortable and playable.

Bartelby
07-22-2011, 09:43 PM
You should have stuck with the non pro version if softness was a priority. Wait for the next version of the pro in six months to see if it is softer.



HEy guys, I've been using the youtek prestige pro for a while. I've used the MPs my entire life but recently switched to the pro for a bit more pop. Now with that being said, it's a tiny bit harsh on the arm. Is there a softer or more comfortable alternative?

ci2ca
07-22-2011, 10:47 PM
You should have stuck with the non pro version if softness was a priority. Wait for the next version of the pro in six months to see if it is softer.

I do have the youtek prestige mps but I was looking for a bit more accessible spin with the open pattern. I'm really looking at the yonex 95d it seems like a very similar racket but with the softness of yonex.

mrtrinh
07-22-2011, 10:58 PM
have you tried the microgel prestige pro? i found the youtek a little too stiff for my liking so i sold them and moved back to the microgels. Yes, the youtek has a little more power but thats because of the higher stiffness rating

parasailing
07-22-2011, 11:04 PM
The Prestige Pro and MP are have the best paintjob of any current racquet on the market. It just looks expensive.

I have hit with the Yonex 95D and find it just as stiff as the Prestige Pro so you should demo it just to make sure it really does feel less stiff.

I would recommend trying the PSTGT which is my current racquet if you looking for something softer with a bit more pop.

ci2ca
07-22-2011, 11:09 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. I have tried the microgel prestige pro and didn't care for it. But that was a while ago and should try it again. I will demo the yonex and see what's up with that racket. As for the babolat I've tried them all because I'm a fan of babolat, I just can't use them haha. The closest thing I remotely was able to use was the pure storm limited GT.

parasailing
07-22-2011, 11:18 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. I have tried the microgel prestige pro and didn't care for it. But that was a while ago and should try it again. I will demo the yonex and see what's up with that racket. As for the babolat I've tried them all because I'm a fan of babolat, I just can't use them haha. The closest thing I remotely was able to use was the pure storm limited GT.

What was it about the Babolat PSTGT you didn't like? The Prestige Pro is pretty close in weight to the PSTGT and I find that the PSLGT to be a bit underpowered.

ci2ca
07-22-2011, 11:32 PM
The tour GT was just too heavy to swing for me. I rely on racket head speed to generate my ball and I'm of a very slender build. I prefer "whippier" rackets and the PSTGT just felt like moving a log.

parasailing
07-23-2011, 12:20 AM
The tour GT was just too heavy to swing for me. I rely on racket head speed to generate my ball and I'm of a very slender build. I prefer "whippier" rackets and the PSTGT just felt like moving a log.

I had the opposite effect you do as I find the PSTGT to be one of the easiest racquet with the specs it has to swing with massive racquet speed. Only thing I didn't like about the Prestige Pro was the slightly stiffer feel to the racquet than the PSTGT.

Bartelby
07-23-2011, 12:23 AM
The yonex 200 rdis is reputedly much softer than the pro or 95D.


I do have the youtek prestige mps but I was looking for a bit more accessible spin with the open pattern. I'm really looking at the yonex 95d it seems like a very similar racket but with the softness of yonex.

fuzz nation
07-23-2011, 06:35 AM
To get more comfort along with some pop from a racquet, I'd say you ought to try some stuff with some degree of flex along with some significant heft. That might not be so great if you like to "whup" on the ball with more racquet speed, but there's the upside of the greater measure of arm-friendliness, etc. along with the extra plow-through.

While I agree that the Redondo is a very cozy frame, I didn't get the gas out of mine that I wanted when compared with my Volkl C10's. For a "soft" racquet, I'm still amazed with the overall performance I enjoy with the C10. Plenty of spin and power for me, but no arm irritation when keeping a heavy schedule - and I hit a full one-handed backhand.

Even if your build is rather slight, you should be able to learn to use the swing timing you need to get the strings to the ball with a heavier option. Remember that if your arm feels tired on the courts, that only means that you're neglecting to fire things up with your big, strong legs.

dozu
07-23-2011, 07:03 AM
agreed mostly with fuzz nation.... fix the technique issues first, if any.

if you want flex, Volkls are the best.... I just wanted to add that I'd prefer a more modern frame like the PB10 or the DNX10 over the classic C10.... the newer versions IMO play better, and may not scare you with that Volkl wobbly feel if you are not used to it.

Geology_Rocks!
07-23-2011, 07:15 AM
I do have the youtek prestige mps but I was looking for a bit more accessible spin with the open pattern. I'm really looking at the yonex 95d it seems like a very similar racket but with the softness of yonex.

I'm looking for the same thing, I'm also a YPP user looking for something more flexible.

No arm problems at all, just a excuse to buy another frame. I found the best options are the 95d and the bio 200 lite(would need lead) but haven't demoed.

There is also the legend of a 16x19 radical mp and te new Prestige Pro comming so I guess I'll wait.