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npainter17
09-26-2006, 11:49 AM
I have been looking for a new racket, and would like some suggestions. I have been playing w/ a Prince TT Graphite Mid and a few other "players rackets" for several years, but have recently developed some elbow problems. Therefore, I would like to find something comparable to what I've been using, but perhaps not quite as stiff or as heavy. I prefer the smaller head size, but would consider a mid-plus if necessary. I'm a 4.5-5.0 baseliner, but also play doubles.

Nar57981
09-26-2006, 11:53 AM
do a search, i think there was a big thread like this one just a little bit ago

newnuse
09-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Look at the PK Redondo 93". Very flexible racket and comfortable. I added a couple of inches of lead tape at 3/9 position.

cghipp
09-26-2006, 01:14 PM
You might also try the Ki 5. It's a little lighter than the Redondo and it has a MP head size, but you can still swing away with it and have great control, and it's very easy on the arm. The Redondo is a little more on the player's racquet side, and the Ki 5 is a little more on the "prescription racquet" side.

npainter17
09-26-2006, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the input -- I'll definitely give these a try.

haerdalis
09-26-2006, 02:09 PM
In my experience a light racquet is a bad thing for a tennis elbow. Only a light and stiff racquet is worse.

nalbandian_fan
09-26-2006, 02:25 PM
In my experience a light racquet is a bad thing for a tennis elbow. Only a light and stiff racquet is worse.

yeah heavy and flexible is best for tennis elbow IMO, but it can be a bad thing for the wrist if you don't have good technique, but ur a 5.0 so that shouldn't be a problem

Keifers
09-26-2006, 03:34 PM
I would also suggest looking at the Pro Kennex racquets -- very arm-friendly but also very well designed true player's sticks.

cghipp
09-26-2006, 05:59 PM
I agree, but "lighter" and "light" are not the same things. My Pro Kennex Ki 5 is 11.8 ounces strung with overgrip and dampener. I had to go to this lighter racquet because a heavier one was hurting my shoulder, even though it was a pretty "comfortable" racquet. Each person has to find the right balance for himself.

alb1
09-26-2006, 06:12 PM
I used the TT Graphite Mid for a while a couple of years ago. Got TE from a TT Warrior so went to the PK 5G to get over the elbow pain. It took me a few months to adjust to the 100 sq in head . Currently use the 5G and the Ki5. I also have found the Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP with a little lead at 3 and 9 to play well.