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a529612
01-03-2006, 10:58 PM
Which player / control oriented racquet is the "king of spin" and capable of producing amazing spin to keep the ball in without much effort?

La Bomba
01-03-2006, 11:13 PM
Prince Original Graphite Mid. 93sq.inch and 14x18 string pattern or Wilson Ncode six-one 95 16x18.

meh
01-03-2006, 11:28 PM
I second La Bomba, and would like to add the O3 Tour to that list.

bookem
01-04-2006, 12:09 AM
RD-7, the classic Spinmeister...

jonolau
01-04-2006, 12:10 AM
Volkl Tour 10 V-Engine Mid. 93 sq inch, 18mm beam. Of course, still further dependent on type of string and tension.

a529612
01-04-2006, 12:13 AM
RD-7, the classic Spinmeister...

How old is the RD-7? The color scheme looks a bit like the RDX-500.

Punisha
01-04-2006, 12:59 AM
RDX500-easy as too generate spin

Ripper
01-04-2006, 05:56 AM
Never tried the Michael Chang MP raquets, but the specs. suggest they are both (all graphite and titanium models) spinners: very open string pattern (more than the small headed POG) and very long length (the longer the raquet, the faster it's tip will swing). Don't know about their flex ratings and swingweights, though. As per the spin raquet theory, flex rating and swingweight should be low...

Edit: The RD-7s swingweight is a bit high, but it's compensated, imo, by the ultra low flex rating...

JediMindTrick
01-04-2006, 06:33 AM
RDX 500 MP is the Spinmeister. It's almost like the harder you hit the shorter the ball lands.

TripleB
01-04-2006, 06:40 AM
Prince Original Graphite Mid

If you were just going with slice then I would say the RD-7 (although I believe my new Nano Speed RQ7 offers almost equal slice to the RD-7 - but it's not a 'players' racquet) but for the best combo of top and slice the POG Mid offers the most.

pure luck
01-04-2006, 06:44 AM
most of the open stringing patten racket give a good bite on the ball.
i will try fischer m+ speed

jck01
01-04-2006, 07:48 AM
Prince Original Graphite Mid

If you were just going with slice then I would say the RD-7 (although I believe my new Nano Speed RQ7 offers almost equal slice to the RD-7 - but it's not a 'players' racquet) but for the best combo of top and slice the POG Mid offers the most.
I agree with TripleB. I like to add Volkl C10 ProTour to the list as well. It's got 16 main strings with 93 sq. in. head. It's fantastic for topspins.

Ripper
01-04-2006, 10:11 AM
RDX 500 MP is the Spinmeister. It's almost like the harder you hit the shorter the ball lands.

Yep, the RDX 500 MP, definitively, has something going in that department... Also, the O3 Tour MP (probably, the OS, too) is good.

devilish_duke
01-04-2006, 10:14 AM
Definitely the POG mid, open string pattern at 14x18

Ripper
01-04-2006, 10:21 AM
This one's good, too:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=77794&highlight=babolat%27s+raquet

K. Wilson Moose
01-04-2006, 10:50 AM
Never tried the Michael Chang MP raquets, but the specs. suggest they are both (all graphite and titanium models) spinners: very open string pattern (more than the small headed POG) and very long length (the longer the raquet, the faster it's tip will swing). Don't know about their flex ratings and swingweights, though. As per the spin raquet theory, flex rating and swingweight should be low...

Edit: The RD-7s swingweight is a bit high, but it's compensated, imo, by the ultra low flex rating...

Never tried the Chang MP version, but the OS was certainly a spin machine and a heck of a lot of fun. The swingweight was a little high on the OS, and maneuverability at net was not great, so I moved on.

Ripper
01-04-2006, 11:22 AM
Never tried the Chang MP version, but the OS was certainly a spin machine and a heck of a lot of fun. The swingweight was a little high on the OS, and maneuverability at net was not great, so I moved on.

You're right. OS player's raquets tend to be great spinners.

KOtennis
01-04-2006, 01:50 PM
i thought the RD-7 was the spin master, but now that i use the POG mid, i think it tops teh RD-7 in generating spin.

xmoustc
01-06-2006, 06:44 AM
Prince Original Graphite Mid. 93sq.inch and 14x18 string pattern or Wilson Ncode six-one 95 16x18.
The ncode Six-One 95 16X18 has pretty dense string patten in the center of the string bed, and I think POG mid are better in spin generation.

A_Instead
01-06-2006, 08:07 AM
Babolat Aero Pro Drive

Ripper
01-06-2006, 08:27 AM
Babolat Aero Pro Drive

You can sure spin it with the APD, but, IMHO, I wouldn't say it's a candidate for the King of Spin title.

The Pusher Terminator
01-06-2006, 05:53 PM
Prince Original Graphite Mid. 93sq.inch and 14x18 string pattern or Wilson Ncode six-one 95 16x18.

wow thats extreme. Yhe two racuets sem opposite.....14 x 18 vs 16 x 18...weird

Alafter
01-06-2006, 07:23 PM
I notice RDX 500 string pattern isnt spaced wider than any other 16X18. What's it's secret for spin?

golden chicken
01-06-2006, 07:40 PM
i liked the spin from the tt warrior, especially the OS

mctennis
01-06-2006, 08:49 PM
I agree with jck01. The C10 PT is great for spin. I've got mine weighted a lot heavier to have the mass to pound through the ball and give great spin and control.

AndrewD
01-06-2006, 10:44 PM
I guess it doesn't fit into the strict 'players racquet' category but my vote would also be for the Babolat APD.

My main weakness has always been (at least since I changed from being left-handed to right-handed) not generating enough topspin on my forehand. So, any racquet that allows me to do that easily will really stand out. The best I've found, apart from the old Snauwert Hi-Ten50 and Prince Precision Mono, is the APD.

jackson vile
01-07-2006, 01:42 PM
I notice RDX 500 string pattern isnt spaced wider than any other 16X18. What's it's secret for spin?


It has more flex allowing for more contact time.



None of these racquets compare to the Prestige classic 600 or LMPMid for spin and control, nothing!;)

HappyLefty
01-07-2006, 01:50 PM
Based on tested racquets from TW, RD500MP has one of the highest rate in spin potential (85!!!!)
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/RDX5/RDX5Review.html
Others say POGO, a non-tested racquet by TW but many players, is excellent in this chapter.

KickServer
01-07-2006, 10:38 PM
RD-7, the classic Spinmeister...

A racquet with even has more spin than that the spin doctor is the Yonex Rd-70 long. Spin is insane. It eats up strings like it's nothing.

SCSI
01-08-2006, 12:59 AM
POG Mid doesn't even come close to POG Longbody in spin dept. I have tried them all, and I think Pure Drive + produces by the most spin. POG Mid does well, if you are talking about the kind of spin that makes the ball just sit up.

SCSI
01-08-2006, 01:01 AM
Babolat Aero Drive+, Pure Drive+, and Pure Control+ get my vote. But these are high powered rackets. For overall control, POG Longbody is the best both in topspin and slice, IMHO.

SteveI
01-08-2006, 01:02 AM
RDX 500 MP is the Spinmeister. It's almost like the harder you hit the shorter the ball lands.

Hi,

2nd that for sure. You almost can't hit the ball long.

Steve