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SJSA
02-20-2012, 09:00 AM
I have compact swing with top spin.
I don't like a stiff racket due to TE.
I currently have Prince EXO3 Tour (16x18) and Volkl PB 10 (Light).
Any racket recommendations?

Power Player
02-20-2012, 09:05 AM
Prince Warrior
Wilson ProOpen
Becker Delta Core Pro
Volkl Organix 8

SJSA
02-20-2012, 10:18 AM
Thank you, PP!
All rackets you recommended to me are stiff.
I don't want go over 64. Thanks.

prjacobs
02-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Perhaps look at the vantage bastcores. There's a bastcore thread on the forum.

http://www.vantagetennis.com/bastcore.html

The warrior 100 has a 64 RA.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_EXO3_Warrior_100/descpageRCPRINCE-XOW100.html

Power Player
02-20-2012, 10:44 AM
Thank you, PP!
All rackets you recommended to me are stiff.
I don't want go over 64. Thanks.

Yeah the Warrior should be ok...its 64

Also the Pro Open 2010 version is 66..a little over 64, but it sure doesn't feel it. It feels a lot softer than my 6.1s which are also 66.

The volkl is stiff but it also has built in vibration reduction so you won't feel that stiffness.

You may want to demo these...just going by RA #s can fool you.

SJSA
02-20-2012, 01:51 PM
[QUOTE=prjacobs;6338418]Perhaps look at the vantage bastcores. There's a bastcore thread on the forum.

http://www.vantagetennis.com/bastcore.html

I visited the website as you mentioned.
I'm interested in BC30.
I never heard about this racket before.
Is this brand reliable?

Jack Romeo
02-20-2012, 07:13 PM
when you say compact with topspin, i imagine gilles simon or martina hingis (at least their backhands).

then, i also imagine a club player - usually a senior who's using an oversize, lightweight wide body.

why do you want to switch rackets? what is it that you are looking for that you aren't getting from the current sticks you are using?

prjacobs
02-20-2012, 07:40 PM
[QUOTE=prjacobs;6338418]Perhaps look at the vantage bastcores. There's a bastcore thread on the forum.

http://www.vantagetennis.com/bastcore.html

I visited the website as you mentioned.
I'm interested in BC30.
I never heard about this racket before.
Is this brand reliable?

I have no personal experience, but many forum members love vantage frames. Here's the bastcore thread.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=367961

scotus
02-20-2012, 07:49 PM
[QUOTE=prjacobs;6338418]Perhaps look at the vantage bastcores. There's a bastcore thread on the forum.

http://www.vantagetennis.com/bastcore.html

I visited the website as you mentioned.
I'm interested in BC30.
I never heard about this racket before.
Is this brand reliable?

I have played BC30, BC20, and custom racquets from Vantage.

You might find specs that you like better, but nothing from Vantage is as comfortable as Prince EXO3 Tour.

athleticstennis
02-20-2012, 08:02 PM
I second the suggestion of Wilson BLX Pro Open of Power Player. I don't think that stiffness would hurt you. Is a pretty comfortable racquet and plays very good. The Delta Core Pro I also think is a great option. Both of these racquets are very comfortable.

loosegroove
02-20-2012, 09:31 PM
why do you want to switch rackets? what is it that you are looking for that you aren't getting from the current sticks you are using?

I agree with this dude. Best to find out what he doesn't like about his current rackets, before recommending other ones. I assume he wants more power?

SJSA
02-20-2012, 10:24 PM
when you say compact with topspin, i imagine gilles simon or martina hingis (at least their backhands).

then, i also imagine a club player - usually a senior who's using an oversize, lightweight wide body.

why do you want to switch rackets? what is it that you are looking for that you aren't getting from the current sticks you are using?

EXO3 Tour generates a lot of spin but is often flutter. It is better after adding lead tapes on 3 and 9 o'clock.
PB 10 is a great racket for control but not for spin.
I just want to find out there is a better racket for my stroke type.

Jack Romeo
02-20-2012, 11:34 PM
i'm thinking that for a compact swing, maybe you should be open to try an oversize frame like the radical os. it is still control-oriented but the extra size might be more topspin-friendly, especially with the right string. and i don't think i've ever heard anyone say that the radicals are flimsy in any way.

if 107 is too much, maybe try a 104 in racket - the wilson blx blade team. i have a friend who uses it. although he plays with longer strokes, he also uses topspin and used the exo3 tour as well, before switching to the blade. he was able to adjust nicely.

Chyeaah
02-21-2012, 12:42 AM
I have compact swing with top spin.
I don't like a stiff racket due to TE.
I currently have Prince EXO3 Tour (16x18) and Volkl PB 10 (Light).
Any racket recommendations?

How compact is your swing? If you stop right after you hit the ball, that too compact to use a Exo3 Tour which is low powered. If you have a compact swing its better to use some tweeners leaning towards game improvement, if you have a medium kind of swing then go with tweeners such as Pro Open, Is Kennex 7G a tweener? The Exo3 Tour you have now requires at least a fast long swing to make it effective.

The best suggestion i could make is go to the classified and find POG 4 Stripe OS or just buy the new one from TW.

Orion3
02-21-2012, 12:56 AM
EXO3 Tour generates a lot of spin but is often flutter. It is better after adding lead tapes on 3 and 9 o'clock.
PB 10 is a great racket for control but not for spin.
I just want to find out there is a better racket for my stroke type.

Just a quick note to say that adding lead at 3 & 9 makes the racquet more stable - if you want more spin you should add lead at 12 (best) or at least 2 & 10 and give it a more polorised setup.

PP is right when he says that the EXO3 tour is better with a longer swing but to be fair, you would need to post a video of your swing - as peoples perception/reality is often different; I consider myself to have a compact backswing (with a full body turn) but when I see it on video - it is a full/long swing but without the loopy bits!

ArliHawk
02-21-2012, 05:07 AM
Donnay Formula may be a good option as well.