View Full Version : Racket with best/most FEEL?

07-09-2004, 10:25 PM
While we have all rated rackets in the power or control department, which racket will you rate hightest in terms of FEEL?

07-09-2004, 10:48 PM
Prostaff original...no comparison

07-09-2004, 10:54 PM
6.0 85, 6.0 95 or 6.1 95?

07-09-2004, 10:59 PM
This is very subjective and depending on the individual player! I have great feel with the Warrior, but also with the 200G - two totally different frames!
I did not have good touch testing the 6.1 HPS!
So: go out and test as many frames as possible and do not rely too much on otherīs opinion!

07-09-2004, 11:06 PM
Totally agree with you. That is exactly why I started this topic- to find out which racket is PERCEIVED to be the best in the FEEL category. However, if 100 people thinks that a particular racket has the best feel, it certainly tells a great story about that particular stick.

07-10-2004, 01:02 AM
In the "it's like buttah" category:
1) Fischer Vacuum Pro Mid
2) Head Trisys 300 Mid (i.e. the Prestige Tour 600, only better)
3) Prince CTS Graduate 90
4) Prince CTS Synergy DB26
5) Estusa Power Beam Pro
6) Dunlop Revelation 200g
7) Yonex RD-23 Super Mid-Size with seemingly MUCHO fiberglass in it...if only it were available in a much smaller head size...

In the "raw feel" like yellow tail, samurai sushi category:
1) Head Prestige Classic 600
2) Prince Original Graphite
3) Cayman's "Everything Else Pales by Comparison" Mid
4) Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85 (bleh...if you like cardboard)

07-10-2004, 04:46 AM
Prestige Classic 600
Prince Original Graphite

07-10-2004, 04:54 AM
PS 6.0 85
Prestige Classic mid

07-10-2004, 06:18 AM
When I was on top of my game, I tried many player's racquets. The Pro Staff 85 was the one with the most feel, no doubt... If timing was correct and I hit the sweetspot - the noise it made, were the ball went and the pace gave me the famous "Original" feeling.

Big D
07-10-2004, 06:18 AM
I agree with tschevap, this is very subjective. No offense furball and everyone else who thinks the 6.0 95 is a good racket. I think it's the worse feeling racket I've ever played with. It was like playing with a 2 x 4. no feel, no power. I play with the cayman and 6.0 85.

07-10-2004, 07:45 AM
prestige tour, max 200g

Kick Serve
07-10-2004, 08:18 AM
Volkl C10, Estusa Power Beam Pro & Head Prestige Tour... sweetspots so sweet they'll give you cavities.

Tim Tiger Henman
07-10-2004, 08:55 AM
PS 6.0 85.

Nothing else even comes close.

07-10-2004, 08:37 PM
Kennex Black Ace (original version)
Heat Pro Tour 280 (way better than the Prestige)
Yonex RD Ti 70 - 88
PS 6.0 85

07-10-2004, 08:49 PM
For "raw feel" the Dunlop 400G is pretty crazy. It's definitely not "like butter".

07-10-2004, 09:33 PM
Dunlop Max 200G
Wilson PS 6.0 85/95

Swan Song
07-10-2004, 09:53 PM
Pro Staff Midsize(St. Vincent)

07-10-2004, 11:36 PM
I love butterly Fischer's and solid Yonex's.
I can't stand boardy Wilson and hollow head's.

I haven't hit Wilson's and Head's much lately.

07-11-2004, 12:58 AM
hmmm......I thought wilson has a "hollow" feel due to its very head-light construction and head having a boardy feel??

07-11-2004, 05:51 AM
Agree with !Tym picks and add the Wilson Ultra FPK 85, 95, and 110. Open string pattern and as soft a flex as the Head Prestige series.

K. Wilson Moose
07-11-2004, 01:54 PM
You can add the Prince CTS Synergy DB 24 as well. Really nice frame.

07-11-2004, 02:29 PM
hmmm......I thought wilson has a "hollow" feel due to its very head-light construction and head having a boardy feel??

Oh, Wilson has a dry cardboard feel. Head has a soggy cardboard feel, lol. Well, that's how I feel about it I guess. The Pro Staff rackets tend to be stiffer more crisp feeling, Head rackets tend to be more fiberglassy feeling.

07-12-2004, 06:22 AM
The racquets that have Kevlar in them have a very distinct feel. IMO, they feel more boardy and sharp. Ex: Wilson Pro Staffs, Slazenger PB, etc.

Racquets with fiberglass have a softer feel to them. Ex: some older Princes, Wilsons, Fischer Pro One, etc.

Racquets with Titanium have a tinny hollow feel. Ex: Volkl Quantum 10, and all others.

I have been a long time Fischer fan, before Fischer switched to their current line of , what I call "Generic feel", racquets.

Yonex makes some intriguing racquets, but the feel is always sharp and inconsistent. I had some Yonex racquets that have RAs less than 60 and they still didn't feel very soft.

If Head can stop making junk sticks that weigh 9 ounces than they might make a name for themselves for having some sticks with decent feel. Ex: LM Prestige and LM Radical OS.

07-12-2004, 10:34 PM
Wilson Pro Staff 85 definitely

07-13-2004, 03:04 PM
There is a Dunlop Maxlpy racket strung with VS gut , waiting in heaven, if we all qualify.
I think there was a sense that the Dunlop Maxply, could connect w/ the player and almost 'speak' and tell you how to focus and play better. No promises of easy points and raw power with short-cuts, just a pure and honest to goodness tennis experience.

07-14-2004, 04:03 AM
Any Prestige mid feels good for me :)

topspin king
07-14-2004, 10:36 AM
POG mid.

Wood racquet gives me great raw feeling, that's why sometimes I play w/ my Borg Pro.

Wood racquet is/was outdated for today's power game, but if you want to get "racquet feel", spend sometime hitting w/ wood racquet and have fun.

07-14-2004, 10:57 AM
I am surprised no one has mentioned the Prince More Performance rackets. I love the feel of the grommetless system, particularly the More Game MP. I now have an NXG and like the feel. I can feel the ball on the strings longer. I personally think the direct contact string channels by Prince produce the best feel I have ever played with.