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03-04-2012, 07:08 AM
anyone here with rotator cuff tendonitis, instability?
how do you choose your racquet if you have this problem?
lighter swing weight or one that is more stable with less vibration?


03-04-2012, 08:04 AM
In general, the rackets that are MOST prone to contributing to arm/shoulder problems are those that are stiff, light, and powerful. Extended length "stretch" type frames also put more torque on arms, wrists & shoulders.

Polyester and kevlar strings are very stiff, also contribute to arm/shoulder pain.

The rackets that are the most arm-friendly are flexible, heavier, and head light, with good dampening. Guts & Glory Tennis has compiled a list of arm-friendly rackets, as follows:


Head LM Radical OS
Pacific X Feel Tour
Head Microgel Radical OS
Head YOUTEK Radical OS & Pro
Volkl DNX 10 Mid
ProKennex Redondo Mid & MP
Avery A5 OS
ProKennex Black Ace 93 & 98
Donnay X Black 94
Donnay X Blue 99
Donnay XP Dual
ProKennex Ki5
ProKennex Heritage Type R
Pacific X Force
Pacific X Force Pro
ProKennex Heritage Type C
Prince EX03 Tour


Prince Original Graphite OS
Wilson BLX Blade Team
Head Microgel Radical MP
Head YOUTEK Radical MP
Prince OZone Tour MP
Boris Becker 11
Avery M3 Control
ProKennex Kinetic Pro 5G Classic
Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. GT
Prince EX03 Rebel 95 & Rebel Team
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200
Yonex RDiS200
Yonex RD Ti80
Donnay Platinum 99
Donnay Silver 99
Donnay Black 99
Donnay XP Dual Lite


Wilson nTour Two nCode
ProKennex Ki 10 PSE
Babolat Pure Storm Tour
Babolat Pure Storm & Pure Storm Ltd.
Yonex RQ1s1 Tour
Head Microgel Prestige Mid & Pro
Volkl PB 10 & 10 MP
Prince EX03 Graphite 93 & 100
Yonex RD is 100 MP
Tecnifibre TFlash 315VO2 Max
Volkl Quantum Scorcher
Boris Becker Delta Core Legend
Volkl C10 Pro
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 100
Prince EX03 Hybrid 100 & 104
Wilson BLX Tour & Tour Pro
Wilson BLX six.one Team
Head YOUTEK Instinct
Head YOUTEK Mojo
Head YOUTEK Prestige Mid
Donnay X Dual Bronze & Silver Lite
Donnay X Blue & Red 94
Donnay X 99 Black & Yellow
Head YOUTEK IG Speed
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 & 200
Pacific X Force Comp

03-04-2012, 10:45 AM
Always, you have to choose a BALANCE.
Weight for stability.
Less weight for swing ease.
Big head for possibly bigger sweet.
Small head because it's more precise when you hit the sweet.
Heavy head light for ease of swing.
Light head heavier for ease of swing....notice the last two.