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D. Nelson
02-01-2006, 05:34 PM
.............that about says it... What are your (played with) experiences...?? I'm looking for between 98-105 sq. in. and 10.5-11.2 oz. weight racquet suggestions. in a 'perfect' world, I'd like a frame with the above parameters....that I could string with TiMo....and have it be a CHALLENGE (Hahaaa!!) to actually hit the ball OUT !!!!

LafayetteHitter
02-01-2006, 06:08 PM
I would say the ProKennex Type R Heritage definately fits the bill.

Marius_Hancu
02-01-2006, 06:10 PM
M-fil 300
O3 White
DNX10 (perhaps too heavy for you, but ...)
I would try 10 V-Engine Mid even if 93sqin, difficult to hit long with it


FWIW
check my posting here:

Best arm friendly racquets?
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=77937

volleyman
02-01-2006, 07:15 PM
The Volkl Catapult 8 V-Engine and the Wilson Npro Surge both fit your specs. Both offer good control and spin, with the Cat8 offering a little more control, manueverability and comfort.

D. Nelson
02-01-2006, 07:36 PM
thanks for the ideas so far !! The M-Fil 300 sounds the best so far; I tried the O3 Red/Blue/Tour...didn't really like any of them, so I don't think I'd try the 'White'....the Cat 8 V.E. had too much power ...and the nPro Surge was borderline at best --- of course I have to bear in mind that I didn't get to set up the stringjob to my preference....... I was also wondering about the new Head FXP racquets...???

str33t
02-01-2006, 07:41 PM
liquidmetal radical = 98 sq. in, 11.2 ounces, 4 pts. HL...pretty sweet

Bottle Rocket
02-01-2006, 07:50 PM
Try the Babolat Pure Storm, Pure Control, and the Head Flexpoint Radical.

Depending on your style I can guarantee you will like at least one of those.

The Flexpoint is one of the best feelings rackets I think I have ever tried.

D. Nelson
02-01-2006, 07:59 PM
....MORE good ideas...I REALLY liked the Radical TOUR....but for me, it just got to be TOO much to swing after an hour+......in fact I thought that with a little 'modifying' I could get that M-Fil 300 to play close to something like a lighter version OF that FP Radical Tour....
I DID like the Pure Control (quite a while back!!), but it ALSO got to be too much for me at the net after a while....but I DID like the feel/control/dwell time/etc.... when I was 'fresh' !!

JeffG
02-01-2006, 09:15 PM
You may also want to consider the Fischer Pro Tour. I haven't hit with it yet but it's on my demo list.

Bottle Rocket, since you're from Missouri, does your handle refer to the rockin' pride of Festus?

monologuist
02-01-2006, 09:29 PM
in that spec range, the racquet with the most control I 've tried is the Pro Kennex Heritage Type S.

matchpoint54
02-01-2006, 09:38 PM
Maybe the Prince Diablo MP or FXP Radical TOur.

D. Nelson
02-01-2006, 09:51 PM
......didn't really like the PK headshape/sweetspot location..... I think that, so far it's between the Dunlop and the FXP....and leaning more towards the FXP.............esPECIALLY with the TiMo string and John Cauthen's idea about his 'weighting'...!!!!!

bcaz
02-01-2006, 09:56 PM
THe PK Heritage Type R offers great control, but it weighs more than the range you specified. WIthing that range, The Volkl V1 series is hard to beat, and the new Volkl DNX 8 (I haven't hit with it) may be another solid option.

D. Nelson
02-01-2006, 10:08 PM
....to me, the V1s were way too 'whippy' ...and I mentioned the PK issues above.....

.....on a side-note --- I like to hear from anyone that has actually played with the new FXP racquets...ANY of them....

monologuist
02-01-2006, 11:27 PM
....to me, the V1s were way too 'whippy' ...and I mentioned the PK issues above.....

.....on a side-note --- I like to hear from anyone that has actually played with the new FXP racquets...ANY of them....
PUre Control and FXP Rad Tour are both far heavier than the range you provided...if you're gonna go that heavy, there are many other options...the PRo Kennex I suggested was for 11.2 oz. and under as you stated.

YOnex MP Tour-5 and RDX-300 MP are options....low-powered and light
Yonex Nano RQ7 has gotten some love around here, but I personally hated it.
Dunlop 300g is a recipe for tennis elbow from the majority of feedback I've seen...
Prince Diablo MP fits your specs almost...
Vantage custom might be a good option if you can afford it.
Volkl Tour-9 V-Engine is worth a demo.

D. Nelson
02-01-2006, 11:37 PM
.....the FXP I was talking about is the new one that JUST came out....it's actually CALLED FXP Radical Team......10.4 oz......
......I mentioned that I don't care for the PKs......in that particular series anyway !!
A couple of the Yonex frames you mentioned are 'okay' (I'm with YOU on the Nano!!)..........

jonolau
02-02-2006, 12:16 AM
M-fil 300
O3 White
DNX10 (perhaps too heavy for you, but ...)
I would try 10 V-Engine Mid even if 93sqin, difficult to hit long with it

Totally agree with Marius. The Volkl Tour 10 V-Engine Mid at 93 sq in headsize gives great control on topspin and it takes a lot to get it wrong with groundstrokes. But another good one to try is the Volkl C10 Pro (98 sq in). Nice control on groundstrokes and very arm friendly at the same time.

d_techie
02-02-2006, 01:49 AM
Prince NXG OS?

D. Nelson
02-02-2006, 02:40 AM
.....hhhmmmm....what about the weight/bal. on the C10 ?? I don't like the NXG OS....but what about the MidPlus ??

SteveI
02-02-2006, 03:28 AM
Prince NXG OS?

No way.. that frame is a beast.. 12 + SW like 360 How about the new Volkl DNX 8

Steve

D. Nelson
02-02-2006, 06:27 AM
.....that's about the ONLY one mentioned so far, that I haven't had at least in my grubby mitts...!!!!!!!

alfa164164
02-02-2006, 06:52 AM
Yonex Nano Speed RQ-7 and Prince Diablo MP.

D. Nelson
02-02-2006, 07:10 AM
.....thanks...those have both been mentioned.......

SteveI
02-02-2006, 07:27 AM
.....that's about the ONLY one mentioned so far, that I haven't had at least in my grubby mitts...!!!!!!!

Drak gave a Volkl DNX 8 a great review... :-)

Regards,
Steve

Vamz
02-02-2006, 07:30 AM
O3 White really is by far better than the other offerings from the Prince O3 Lineup...

D. Nelson
02-02-2006, 07:32 AM
.....I think I read that thread......and the racquet info. as well...... I think my choices so far would be : M-Fil 300/FXP Radical Team/ (my OWN) old version Fischer Vac Pro 98/ and maybe this Volkl......there are a few other strong considerations (I just can't get rid of the idea of 'adapting' to the LM Prestige MidPlus !!)............

D. Nelson
02-02-2006, 07:33 AM
Vamz --- what makes you say that ?? Can you 'compare' ???

d_techie
02-03-2006, 01:20 AM
No way.. that frame is a beast.. 12 + SW like 360 How about the new Volkl DNX 8

Steve

what do you mean with beast?IMO this frame still have good control...right now I own PS 90, NXG OS, and bab PD+. for me NXG is the most comfortable hands down...

bismark
02-03-2006, 03:03 AM
Volkl DNX V1, Prince O3 White

JRW
02-03-2006, 03:13 AM
Although it is only 95 sqin. you might want to think about the Prince TT Rebel. With it's 18x20 pattern, 19 mm beam and 11 oz strung weight it is pretty low powered, and at only $39.99 (if you know where to look) it won't break the bank either.

SteveI
02-03-2006, 03:18 AM
what do you mean with beast?IMO this frame still have good control...right now I own PS 90, NXG OS, and bab PD+. for me NXG is the most comfortable hands down...

Well,

He is looking for a 100 sq inch frame.. and 11 oz.. not a 12 plus, 110 sq inch frame with a SW of 360.. and he was looking for control not comfort... :-) The NXG O/S does not meet ANY of the things he is looking for in a frame. The only way to get control out of the NXG O/S is to string the frame about 80 #s or use poly.. it is a "Power" baseliners frame all the way.

Regards,
Steve

D. Nelson
02-03-2006, 04:07 AM
.....'no' to the DNX V1...and the Rebel sweetspot, combined with the headsize, also gets a 'no' ....the O3 White has already been mentioned, and the only NXG I'd think might be close, would be the Midplus.....

mr.fitch
02-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Flexpoint Radical is excellent, nPro is good, the nTour is slightly better than the nPro IMO, and the Babolat Pure Storm is definitely worth a try.

teekay
02-03-2006, 02:49 PM
With the Tecnifibre 290, 305, and 315, you can have the entire range of size, weight, and length. You gotta demo, but you gotta like red paint.

d_techie
02-03-2006, 06:25 PM
Well,

He is looking for a 100 sq inch frame.. and 11 oz.. not a 12 plus, 110 sq inch frame with a SW of 360.. and he was looking for control not comfort... :-) The NXG O/S does not meet ANY of the things he is looking for in a frame. The only way to get control out of the NXG O/S is to string the frame about 80 #s or use poly.. it is a "Power" baseliners frame all the way.

Regards,
Steve

oopsss...sorry steve, I've read theheadline wrong...Ive read it as 110-100....terribly sorry mate...