Best control oriented racquet?

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  1. bennieboi

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    What racquet would most of you say is the best control oriented racquet, with very accurate, excellent precision & pinpoint control be? With still just some bit of pop to it? I'd say the best control racquet i've hit with is slaz x-1, still regret not getting it. Is there any other better than this racquet?
     
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  2. Marius_Hancu

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    6.0 85 is still the tops, if you move well
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  3. snoflewis

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    well the MOST control oriented racket you can buy off TW is the wilson prostaff 6.0 85. if you still want some pop in the racket, maybe a n6.1 tour 90?
     
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  4. BaseLineBash

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    Wilson Pro Staff 85.
     
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  5. bennieboi

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    IMO, i don't think the tour 90 has that great control, it's good, but not pinpoint, i wnat something accurate!!!
     
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  7. mctennis

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    C10 Pro Tour- the best.
     
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  8. kabob

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    Are you kidding me? I find my nCode 90 to be practically surgical with spins and shot placement so long as my stroke mechanics and footwork remain sound. My Pro Staff Tour 90s, on the other hand... *sigh*
     
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  9. TripleB

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  10. BreakPoint

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    PS 6.0 85 and 95, Vantage 90, RDX 500 Mid, nSix-One Tour.
     
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  11. shsman2091

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    How about the LM Prestige MP?
     
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  12. ace of spades

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    probably not, decent control but deff not best, possibly the mid but there are many others out there that have much better control than that too
     
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  13. Backhanded Compliment

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    Pacific x feel pro 90 Vacuum, if you play like Michael Stich... it is the stick.

    BTW I play with the X feel pro 95 and of the mid pluses it give me that same aim for the lines accuracy that old school mid's used to give me but with the extra 5 inches that improve my spin potential fitting my revamped more modern and topspin oriented game. If a Prestige MP is a scalpel the X feel pro 95 is a lazer. Both control oriented but the pacific is more demanding.

    Basically the more control oriented the frame the better your footwork has to be. I wish more companies cared about control as a primary design criteria.
     
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  14. Anton

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    Babolat Pure Control Tour - really does live up to the name
     
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  15. floydcouncil

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    Djokovic has no problem controlling a Head Radical frame.
    Rafa can control a 100 sq. in. open pattern APD.
     
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  16. smiley_face

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    Tgk238.1???
     
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  17. SublimeTennis

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    Without question, ProStaff 90 or 85 even better. Put it with Lux Rough at 55lbs and it's all you buddy!
     
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  18. SublimeTennis

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    These guys are all right, almost consensus PS 85 or 90, do tight string, something dead like rough and you can hit a ant from the baseline. If you can't get accuracy with a 85 or 90 ain't going to happen!
     
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  19. thatguymattin

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    Wilson Blade 93 2013 ver. Very precise rand fun racquet. Downside for me is the closed pattern; although that is what gives it it's control..
     
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  20. anirut

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    I'd suggest the PK Redondo Mid. String it right and it can give you a bit more actual pop than you would perceive. And it's still in the market since it's release in late 2005.

    I love the Volkl Tour 10VE Mid as well as the Pacific 90 for control but these are way too low powered, with the Pacific having an ultra small sweet spot.

    If you can find a PK Black Ace 93 (out of production), this would be another good choice. Same mold as the Redondo but a tad stiffer and lighter with a lot more pop. If you use a leather grip and an overgrip instead of the stock grip, the weight would be about the same as the Redondo. Great control with much better pop.
     
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  21. SpinToWin

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    Prestige Mid. Otherworldly control, while still providing some pop. Ideally, you'll want a classic (PC600), but the IG Prestige Mid (with some modifications) gets quite close.
     
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  22. Anton

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    Though Rata's racket is softer than retail at 65 RDC, there is no taming the current APD :twisted:
     
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  23. John Z.

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    Blade 93 2013

    (hands down among modern frames. Volkl makes one or two comparable player sticks)
     
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  24. Hollywood2

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    Provide more info on your skill level and NTRP rating a true one.

    Are you a one handed or two handed player?

    Do you move well and prepare early with excellent uni-turn for early preparation? Are you late hitting balls do they go wide or long when you say you need control. How much are your shots out by an inch or two or more than that?

    A PS85 or 90 will do more harm than good if you don't have consistent proper technique and because they are heavier will damage your shoulder if you don't have excellent technique especially when you serve.

    Cheers.
     
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  25. Lefty78

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    ^ Presumably bennieboi has found a new racquet in the last 8 1/2 years.
     
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  26. Hollywood2

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    Good point I wish a date stamp would occur at bottom of messages I totally missed that can't believe that thread is still alive and kicking on first page.

    Maybe he is still looking. :)
     
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  27. SpinToWin

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    wow, I didn't even notice… Why do some people dig up threads from years ago that are questions and answer them?…
     
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  28. Hollywood2

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    Dig up it's on the first page in the category.

    Can you honestly read a date stamp on an iPhone in these threads you need hawk eyes the type is super small.
     
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  29. SpinToWin

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    it is now… It wasn't when the thread was dug up yesterday with the previous post being in 2006.

    But the dates of posts really do require extreme attention to detail, it's silly really…
     
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  30. SublimeTennis

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    Come on! They can control ANYTHING!
     
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  31. tenapasi

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    Yonex RDiS 100 Mid.

    I believe this is a subjective matter.
    But, as long you have a proper technique, you can hit with any 300gr+ Head Light racquet.

    Oh, and see my sig. ;)
     
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  32. anubis

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    Head Pro Tour 630. Then the Tecnifibre TFight 315 LTD.
     
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