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YCO
11-24-2012, 07:24 PM
I currently play with the Tecnifibre 320 vo2 max. I like the extreme topspin it gives me on my groundstrokes. It also makes hitting topspin serves pretty easy. However, I can't hit slice serves with it as well as I can with other rackets.

I also have an old Prince Original Graphite (oversize) with one stripe on it that I hit with for fun. What I really like about this racket compared to the 320 is the larger, more forgiving headsize (about 100 sq. inches) and 2) the plowthrough.

Any suggestions on finding a racket from the past three years or so that combines the features I like from both rackets and is EASY on the arm? Preferably not Volkl brand.

Thanks everyone!

vetinari
11-24-2012, 07:36 PM
For a forgiving racquet with lots of spin and plow through, I'd recommend the extreme pro 2.0.

Seth
11-24-2012, 07:52 PM
Go with the current POG OS offering.

Matchball
11-24-2012, 08:27 PM
Try to demo what Vetinari says, a Head Extreme Pro 2.0, as well as a Yonex Vcore.

Mick
11-24-2012, 08:30 PM
I am waiting for that new Djokovic Head racquet because that commercial was so awesome :-)

pkshooter
11-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Solinco Pro 10 an even more off brand.

yonexRx32
11-25-2012, 03:36 PM
I recommend a Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph. Once you master all the shots with it, your Technifibre should give you no trouble at all.

USS Tang
11-25-2012, 04:53 PM
Prince EXO3 Red 105. Good power and control and very easy on the arm because of the O-ports (i.e., no grommets). Racket is 27.25 inches long and weighs less than 11 ounces. Head size is 105 square inches. Plough-through power on groundstrokes and pin-point volleying accuracy. It's made a huge improvement in my all-court game

YCO
11-25-2012, 07:00 PM
I appreciate all the suggestions, now I have a few rackets to demo!

sandiegoman
11-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Wilson Juice?

danotje
11-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Pro Kennex 5 or 7G. Easily one of the best for arm troubles -- I play a full bed of poly in my 7G now. The more interesting point, though, is how nice of a racquet it is even without the Kinetic benefits. The 16 x 20 pattern lends itself well to both control and spin. I only got one due to arm issues. Now my arm is great, and I bought another one. It's just that good. You won't see many of them at the club either, even with their NEW price of $120.