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shifty
07-10-2004, 09:29 PM
Is it the Wilson Rok or Yonex ti70(88) or any other suggestion please.

NLBwell
07-10-2004, 09:44 PM
For current rackets, those are what occured to me. I think they are pretty similar.

Coda
07-11-2004, 12:23 AM
ROK

Tim Tiger Henman
07-11-2004, 03:10 AM
Great question.

I would have to go with the Yonex Ti70 88sq inch version. Most underpowered racquet I've used.

But the good thing is if you add lead-tape at 3 and 9 it turns into a fantastic stick. The only disadvantage of the stick is the closed string pattern (18x20). But other than that the lack of power means you can take a huge swipe at the ball and still have it land in.

Great for those tight cross-court angles.

esquimaux
07-11-2004, 07:17 AM
Buy a racquet from Wal-mart ;)

Steve Huff
07-11-2004, 07:30 AM
A couple of rackets by the company Cayman are listed with the lowest power ratings by the USRSA.

Gaines Hillix
07-11-2004, 07:33 AM
Just about any woodie is lowered powered than a modern frame. The Ti-70 88 is the lowest powered modern frame I've ever hit with.

K!ck5w3rvE
07-13-2004, 06:55 PM
Ditto on the Wilson Rok or Yonex ti 70...and the Fischer Pro Extreme FT isn't too powerful either.

Shane Reynolds
07-13-2004, 07:34 PM
As the owner of one, I would say the Tour Diablo MP. I cannot imagine much less power without just surrendering on the coin flip.

mileslong
07-13-2004, 10:28 PM
i used to play a prince TT rebel. the one that capriati used to play. that sucker had zero power in it. just the way i like it...

BreakPoint
07-13-2004, 10:37 PM
The old Dunlop Max 200G was pretty low powered.

gregraven
07-14-2004, 08:13 AM
According to the USRSA formula, from least powerful up: Cayman Heat II (Pro), Cayman Airlite 95, Volkl Catapult 10, Volkl Tour 10 V-Engine Mid, Yonex RDX 500, Volkl Tour 10 93, Power Angle Power 98.

mvictory5
07-23-2004, 11:34 PM
I don't think the Tour Diablo MP is really that low powered. The TW review also said the Diablo was really low power, but a friend of mine owns one, and we both think it should be rated "low-medium" on the power scale. I've tried the RD 70 and it is definitely *WAY* lower.

Also I don't know if I can trust the USRSA formula since I own a Catapult 10, and it has plenty of pop. My friend and I both have stroke mechanics of 3.5/4.0, so it's not like we're heavy hitters.

Of the racquets I've tried, these were the lowest powered:

Yonex RD Ti-70 midsize 88
Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80
Volkl C10 Pro
Head Pro Tour 280
Volkl Tour 10

Kick Serve
07-24-2004, 12:08 AM
Yeah, the Yonex RD Ti-70 (88) was the lowest-powered racquet I've ever hit with. It's solid and provides excellent feel. It does have a tiny sweet spot, but feels great when you find it.

10sfather
07-24-2004, 08:57 PM
Hey shifty . Do you still use your Ripstick and how do you weight it?

ilian
04-01-2007, 10:15 PM
Dunlop MAX 200G.