View Full Version : Most demanding racquet to hit with? (non-woodie)

01-03-2006, 07:33 AM
Which racquet is the most demanding to play with but you'll be rewarded if you put in your 110%?

01-03-2006, 07:40 AM
Wilson PS 85

Ash Doyle
01-03-2006, 10:11 AM
Hard work will always be rewarded, but you're kidding yourself if you think a more demanding racquet will increase your rate of advancement. Chose a racquet comfortable and effective for you. I'm not a fan of overly-light, head-heavy racquets; but a PS 85 will not be the best racquet for 99% of the people on here.

01-03-2006, 10:39 AM
If it is that demanding it probably isn't the racquet for you. Get one that plays with your style not one that is a chore to use and play with. IMHO. This doesn't answer your question but each person finds one racquet that is harder to use. If it's that hard to get results you won't stay with that racquet very long or long enough to get decent results with. Why work so hard to get good results. I know a lot of people like the Yonex R-7. I HATED trying to use that racquet. I had three of them ( bought slightly used as a package deal) and no luck finding the sweet spot on them. So I sold them and got something I could actually find the sweet spot on. I've been happy with my racquet findings ever since.

01-03-2006, 12:20 PM
In my experience, the Prestige Classic is considerably harder to use than the 85. Harder to swing, smaller sweetspot and less feel/dwell time and less control. Harder to serve with the 85 though.

01-03-2006, 12:31 PM
Ncode n1. I tried it once for fun and it is damn hard to play with (too much power).

01-03-2006, 12:31 PM
HPS Zone 7.1 is demanding but very satisfying to hit with.

01-03-2006, 12:41 PM
Pure Drive

Swan Song
01-03-2006, 01:26 PM
SRD Tour 90. The one I tried was supposed to be the lightest of all (4-1/8 grip). But that was early 2005. Now I think I may be able to handle it.

01-03-2006, 01:44 PM
Fischer Pro Classic 90 has an odd shaped head. narrow and long. Tough for spin. Never got the knack for the SRD 90 either, heavy at 5/8

01-03-2006, 01:52 PM
A Slazenger racket I got more than 15 years ago, it is all graphite. I remember it is extremely heavy with a tiny head (it is smaller than 85 in my memory, but it is too long time ago). Color is all black. I lent the racket to a friend back then and never got it back.

01-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Yonex RD Ti 50 No power at all, even when strung loosely. Strictly for advanced players only, not a 4.0 like me. Have to consider other sticks with more free power.

01-03-2006, 05:52 PM
ncode sixone, harder to use than the Prestige Classic or other racquets.

01-03-2006, 06:06 PM
Babolat Pure drive plus....keeping the ball in the court with that racquet combined with my flatter strokes was a chore. It's a rocket launcher!

01-03-2006, 06:53 PM
HPS Zone 7.1 is demanding but very satisfying to hit with.

what is this sticks specs?

01-03-2006, 08:16 PM
Which racquet is the most demanding to play with but you'll be rewarded if you put in your 110%?

Wilson Ultra Standard

01-03-2006, 08:20 PM
I concur about the Wilson Ultra. I had an Ultra 2 for a bit and found it to be a very demanding racquet, probably the most demanding I have hit with. This racquet made the sweetspot on the PS85 seem large.

01-03-2006, 08:25 PM
Wilson Ultra 2 standard 75 head size

01-03-2006, 08:29 PM
Prince Graphite Mid, and the Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85

01-04-2006, 01:07 AM
Tough to figure out the votes for the Prestige Classic as most demanding. I - and, I think, most people - consider the Prestige Classic to be one of the sweetest frames made - very comfortable.

As for most demanding racquet - my vote goes to the T2000.

01-04-2006, 05:16 AM
T-2000 with 55" head, at least the sweetdot is centered

01-04-2006, 05:56 AM
Head Classic/Prestige Classic. Change the string pattern and the wacked grip shape and it would be a great racquet.

01-04-2006, 07:53 AM
Wilson Ultra 2 standard 75 head size
Wow! 75 sq. in. head? That's a pretty small head size.

01-04-2006, 07:55 AM
Which racquet is the most demanding to play with but you'll be rewarded if you put in your 110%?
For me, it's the Volkl C10 Pro MP. Wow! It was harder to generate pace with the beast than any other racquet I tried. The i.Prestige MP was hard to generate pace with also. i.Prestige MP felt like I was swinging a piece of log.