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double barrels
03-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Are there are good frames with a flex in the mid 50s or lower?

mikeler
03-09-2012, 10:07 AM
Prince Exo Tour seems to get a lot of love on the boards.

rdis10093
03-09-2012, 10:08 AM
rqis 1 tour

sansaephanh
03-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Prince in general.

TaihtDuhShaat
03-09-2012, 10:27 AM
Babolat Pure Storm LTD, Head Pro Tour 280, Microgel Radical MP

scotus
03-09-2012, 10:33 AM
Prince EXO3 Tour & Rebel 95

Also, often overlooked are the following:

Pacific X-Feel Tour (high 50's, but very comfortable nonetheless) and some other Pacific frames of similar stiffness.

Wilson BLX Five, Khamsin Five, Bold.

thug the bunny
03-09-2012, 10:36 AM
PK Redondo Heritage Type C 93. The quintisential plush buttery racket.

Deuces Wild
03-09-2012, 11:45 AM
Check out the Vantage Bastcores. VERY low flex. BC20 is 49 and BC30 is 45.

vegasgt3
03-09-2012, 09:49 PM
Dunlop Biomimetic 200-57

Magic of tennis
03-09-2012, 10:12 PM
Some of racquets have low flex rate but actually very stiff when you play, so you need to demo them.
Prince Exo3 tour is very flexy and comfy but lack of power. I have one. If you think of your arm, you also need to consider multi string with low tension.

Chyeaah
03-09-2012, 10:57 PM
Prince Exo Tour seems to get a lot of love on the boards.

I reckon, it's abit too much love. although it is a great frame, only like it with poly, but play too little in the offseason to justify the use of a full bed of poly.

Homesteader
03-10-2012, 09:02 PM
I bought a stock Wilson K Bold, which is lightweight and has a flex in the low 50's, and customized it. The Racket is very cheap, and weighted to 11.3 oz., it plays great. I bought 2 for $49 ea. and polar weighted the rackets with added weight in the butt and top of hoop. I'm a 4.5 player and I'm using the KBold as my regular racket now. My playing buddies love the feel of the racket as well.

Steve Huff
03-10-2012, 09:06 PM
For a used frame, the Fischer Pro 1 is below 60.

scotus
03-10-2012, 10:15 PM
I bought a stock Wilson K Bold, which is lightweight and has a flex in the low 50's, and customized it. The Racket is very cheap, and weighted to 11.3 oz., it plays great. I bought 2 for $49 ea. and polar weighted the rackets with added weight in the butt and top of hoop. I'm a 4.5 player and I'm using the KBold as my regular racket now. My playing buddies love the feel of the racket as well.

According to TW University data, the BLX Bold is supposed to have a relatively small sweet spot.

Can you comment on the size of the sweet spot on your K Bold?

prosealster
03-11-2012, 01:48 AM
+1 for Exo Tour, it's a great frame if you can bring your own power

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-11-2012, 03:25 AM
dunlop bio 100, try it..

gloumar
03-14-2012, 02:20 AM
PK Redondo Heritage Type C 93. The quintisential plush buttery racket.

For real flexy racquets : go for vintages fiberglass racquets, and forget graphite only ! :P

I tried redondo MP and must say I didn't like the balance and behaviour so much.
For me, the Prince Graphite Pro 90 is by far the queen of flexy racquets (lot of fibeglass in it) in terms of comfort, dwell-time (and therefore spin ability) and control. Just maybe a bit heavy for an everyday use, too bad.

I will have a try soon on the ProKennex FiberAce too ! It seems really sweet :)