Crisp, powerful, and thin beam

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  1. weed

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    Are there any rackets with a good crisp feel (close to the prostaff 6.0), good power, and a thin beam?
    Weight and length doesn't matter to me.
     
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  2. NoBadMojo

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    try the Volkl Tour10MP V-Engine
     
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  3. dcheung

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    Spalding Pro Stock 200
     
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  4. Stormwolf

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    Prestige Classic 600 :)
     
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  5. Flatspin

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    Vokyl V-Engine Tour 10 mid or Midplus, i Prestige, LM Prestige. All good frames that may fit your description.
     
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  6. TheRed

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    Geez, it seems like the Prestige Classic is the answer for everything. It's thin beamed, but crisp is debatable and powerful it isn't. The i prestige is much closer to the description.
     
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  7. NoBadMojo

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    and the Volkl 10V Engine mid is very flexy, not stiff. and the Prestige is definitely not powerful
     
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  8. amadextor

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    Classic/Tour to me feels more powerful than I prestige. I own play both, there is more lead tape on my I prestige, more head heavy. It's different power. On average shots it seems that Tour hits more solid, if I go for a shot, jump into, I prestige is the racket. Same description on the serve...
     
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  9. Gaines Hillix

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    You can still get the PS 6.0 95 new at TW.
     
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  10. wolfpackfive

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    Why would weight and length not matter? Please don't say you just like thin beams for the sake of being thin - you're headed for trouble if that's true.
     
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  11. hummer23

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    thats true, you should take into account the racquets weight, as that defianntly changes the playing characterists of it, and its stability. With that said, most thin beam graphite frames are quite heavy, im thinking of prestige, 6.0 mid/mp, tour 90, ncodes, all thin and low power and heavy. they seem to be your best choices. i cant speak for the volkl, but icna add that prince original graphites, both mid and os, have thin beamed, are crisp, and the os has a lot of pop you can work with.
     
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  12. jonas-the-ball-basher

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    3 words!
    Head Prestige Classic
     
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  13. weed

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    I want the feel of the prostaff but more power. I don't care about the weight because I am used to a really heavy one and I can always add weight to make it the similar. I don't care about the length because I know how to add a half inch and cut off a half inch.
    Could you guys tell me more about that Volkl? I'm not interested in the prestige because I can't demo it.
     
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  14. jonas-the-ball-basher

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    You don't need to demo a Prestige.
    Just get yourself a 2nd hand one, see if you like it, try it out for about a month, and if you like it, get two new ones.
    The Prestige feels awesome!
     
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  15. NoBadMojo

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    weed i dont know if the volkl will feel like the pro staff...the v-engine seems to stiffen up that area of the frame..check out the specs and see if they suit you..it's got alot of power depending on your string setup of course
     
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  16. NoBadMojo

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    since there are so few, i am also throwing in the tour10mp Gen1 frame..very thin beamed and you could describe the response as crisp (in the hoop anyway).also powerful when strung at mid tension and lower
     
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  17. christo

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    Volkl T10 is much more flexy and powerful than ps85
     
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  18. Pushmaster

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    Prestige Tour/Classic, and PS 6.0 85. The T10M is a bit too mushy to be considered crisp IMO, still a nice stick though.
     
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  19. weed

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    Would you say that the prestige is more powerful than the prostaff 6.0 95?
     
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  20. ferrari_827

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    For crisp and thin beam: IPrestige Mid (very crisp), PS6.0 85 (crisp), PS6.0 95 (somewhat crisp). Unfortunately, none of them are very powerful, although the power can be tweaked with strings/tension.

    As for Yonex, the RDTi70 and Ti80 are crisp. The MP Tour and RDX series feel more muted.
     
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  21. steve burger

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    crisp, thin beam

    What about the AeroPro Control?
     
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  22. BreakPoint

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    ????????? Not exactly thin beamed. In fact, it's pretty thick and chunky IMHO.
     
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  23. ej

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    gamma 9.5 . . .

    thinnnnnn and sttttttable
     
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  24. bee

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    Head Classic Midplus

    Here's a thought: I've played with the Head Classic Midplus for a number of years. It's more powerful than either the Classic Mid or the Prostaff 85 or 95. You can produce a lot of ball velocity with this thing, but I must confess that I've just switched back to a leaded-up Prostaff Original 6.0 95 because I get so much more ball spin and I don't hit as many shots out. The Head Classics are great racquets and many will say you can get plenty of spin with them...but some of us like getting MORE SPIN with a more open string pattern. Natural gut strings make any racquet a bit more powerful. Seems the Head LM Prestige MP is similar to the Classic Midplus from what people here say. Of course...I might feel differently a few years from now. I've been wondering myself...Does the LM Prestige Mid really produce more spin than the Classic Mid (which I have also played with a lot). Some of the comments here and the TW review suggests it does. Surely not as much spin as the Prostaff 95, eh?
     
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  25. thatonedue

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    wat about the LM prestige mid cuz that stick is evrything that a thin beamed racquet should be.
     
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  26. FREDDY

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    Prince Graphite Classic
     
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