BEST racquet for TOPSPIN?

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  1. perfmode

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    What's the best players' racquet for topspin? What specs should I look for in order to find a great topspin racquet?
     
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  2. Kirko

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    Topspin is up to the player , but rackets that help are the POG oversize or the mid version .
     
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  3. perfmode

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    I'm looking for something with good topspin "potential".
     
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  4. Kirko

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    just mentioned two above ; mucho spin.
     
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  5. Brad Smith

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    Yonex RD-7, Head PT 280, POG Mid or OS. Open string pattern is better than dense all other things being equal. For heavy spin you need high swingweight as well.
     
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  6. perfmode

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    Is the POG a good all around racquet? It seems kind of old.
     
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  7. ucd_ace

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    Oh, I'm sure that they just forgot about that; you're right, it is old, it doesn't work anymore...

    Anyway, Brad pretty much nailed the key characteristic. The more open the string pattern, the more spin you can get on the ball.
     
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  8. kreative

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    the spin doctor, yonex rd-7

    POG mid also gets some nice spin, and babolat pure drive
     
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  9. Hawaii 5.0

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    Weight and or SW,flex are key, but string pattern is preferential becuase my PT280 and PT630 get more spin than my HPS 6.1, but if you want topspin go with the RD-7.All the good players frames get good spin becuase of weight/SW, but there are lighter frames that get good spin with a combo of flex and string pattern so ideally a frame that is sub 60 RDC,over 12 oz and has a SW over 330 will give plenty of spin, but in the end the player is the only limit to spin.
     
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  10. Jerry Seinfeld

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    I have a practically new RD7 with 4 3/8 grip that I would sell for $130.00 if anyone is interested. Contact me using cokebear5@yahoo.com
     
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  11. perfmode

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    Does TW sell the RD-7?
     
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  12. Swan Song

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    Perfmode, I'm sorry but TW does not sell the RD-7, they have been discontinued a while ago.
     
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  13. Shane Reynolds

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    Geez, Jerry, $130? They didn't cost that much new. Hey, is Tennis Town still open?
     
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  14. matchpoints

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    Lately i noticed that my frame shots get mucho spin. the trick is to be uber wristy. If your strings don't spin that ball, my golly the dang frame will!
     
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  15. sickman

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    The Fischer VT Pro Spin 98 has an extremely open string pattern and is therefore perfect for spin. I still seek for some...
     
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  16. rooski

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    Hawaii...now let me get this straight...you say "string pattern is preferrential (meaning open which I agree with)" and then you say your PT280 gets more spin than your HPS61. Hmmm, last time I checked the HPS61 had a waaaaaay more open string pattern (16x18) vs. the tight 18x20 pattern of the PT280.

    Also, in my own experience the HPS61 produces a lot more spin (for me) than any 18x20 pattern frame made now or in the past. Wait a minute......are you stringing your PT280 with piano wire and your HPS61 with rope :D ? If so, I stand corrected. :wink:
     
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  17. mattlikovich

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    Maybe the PC + because it is open pattern with 16/20 maybe?
     
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  18. kreative

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    rooski, i think hawaii was stating that string pattern is a preference, and doesn't really attribute that much to spin. i can get a ton of spin on a prestige classic/pt 280/mw 200g just fine, and in many cases, more than my old psc 6.1. so it's not all about string pattern, thou, in many cases it tends to make it easier to generate spin w/ open patterns. maybe the best test would be to try the new rdx 500 against it's HD twin. pretty much as close as you can get w/ just altering string pattern? i'm guessing, but i haven't examined the specs closely.
     
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  19. PhatAbbott

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    I use a POG Os and its got huge spin potential. A really soft feel on the arm and is solid all round.

    I dont want to use any other racket but my pog now.
     
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  20. Kirko

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    Exactly ! Thats what I use . I saw Harlold Solomon hit a moonball against John Alexander iback in 1986 on the senior tour with the POG oversize ; WOW !!!!!!!!!
     
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  21. Hawaii 5.0

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    kreative is right in that people put so much emphasis on string pattern when although everything isn't equal I can get more spin with a dense patterned frame than an open one.The denser pattern allows for a more controlled spin,better direcional control,while the open pattern is prone to more violent and somewhat superficial brushing spin.There are exceptions in every case, but all else equal the heavier, more flexible frame will give a heavier ball, not just more spin.
     
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