Discussion in 'Racquets' started by proracketeer, Jul 15, 2009.
What box beamed racquets are on the market?
Any headlight tweener?
K90, Kps 88...
Donnay Pro One Int'l mid is pretty much same mold as the PS 95 without the PWS on the sides...
Check out the Dunlop Aerogel and Aerogel 4D racquets. Very well designed and made. Whatever your definition of tweener, I would think you'll find one in their range.
The feeling of Wilson box beamed frames is in great part due to the braided graphite construction. It's a combination of both features. I think there's nothing in the market with those properties. However, I agree that Dunlop braided graphite frames are really excellent.
I agree about the Wilson feel. My fave is their box beam constructed of (braided) 80 graphite/20 kevlar -- great feel.
The Dunlops do, the AG (both normal and 4D) 100, 200 (both string patterns), 300 (both string patterns and tour/nontour versions) and 500 (both string patterns) all have box beams, and the racquets are made with great quality. There are a few SICK frames there, the AG300 is a brilliant frame.
The Ps95 is 10 points Head light though and the Donnay is 6.
The Head Prestiges also have box beams.
Redondo Mid and MP as well. I rather like the box beam of the MG Prestige and the Wilson Tour 90s.
the Prestige team is a underrated box beam tweener imo. many people disregard it due to it's even balance and light specs...
plus you still can find some Head tour classic 660... not long ago it was being sold by TW. it's the early version of the Prestige team (with heavier specs and no caps)
Yeah, the Redondos are excellent -- with the Mid outperforming the MP slightly, imo. Plenty of feel and control but still have oomph when you need it.
i really like the prestige team, myself. I've come back to this frame like 6 times now.
How do you like customizing the racquet? I find it just a little too light.
are the pure storms box beam racquets?
The ignite has a fairly thick boxed beam but may be a little bit too heavy to be considered a tweener.
i added some 30 grams (oz???) in equal amounts at 3\9 (7,5\7,5) and butt (15) to keep the original balance
and you know what... i like just as much as the rad tt if not more...
i'm selling a twin tube radical right now if you're interested. i try not to put lead on my frame too much, b/c i know i'll keep playing with it all the time whenever i hit a shot out. I try to only play with lead on my handle.
I definitely like this frame, but I think I'm just as happy with the dunlop 300's....so I'll switch to them for now.
EXO3 Graphites are also box beam shaped I believe
so what is the deal with box beams? is the alternative a more cylindrical beam? like the pure drive, etc..
do ppl prefer box beams for feel??
if my wife knows im buying ine more frame she will pack me out!...
but thanks for the offer anyways!...
currently im using the Prestige 660 and the pro tour 690 with similar custom weights!
Yes, I do. Much better feel than other beam shapes.
Agreed. The only true box beams on the market are PS K88 and K90. Others people have mentioned are almost box...as close as it gets these days. Box beams are the only way to go for me (started playing in the 80s with Yonex R series box beams - best >90 sq. in. box beams ever!). I have to settle on the PS now (85 & K90) even though my game has declined. Other frame shapes lack feel/directional control (for me, others would disagree).
But the balance has nothing to do with the mold. You can use the same mold and make frames with just about any balance that you want by adjusting the layup. Some pros use frames that are the same mold as a retail frame but have very different weights or balances or weight distributions because they are custom made for that pro using the same mold. The mold just gives you the shape of the frame.
Many players have come to recognize that Wilson's PS 6.0 95 was designed to be almost overly head light – in order to provide plenty of margin for lead customization at PWS and higher in the hoop, without necessarily resorting to offsetting lead placement in the handle.
Absolutely. Both PS 60 and Volkl C-10 Pro, inter alia, have great feel in different ways – due to similar Kevlar/graphite formulas. [Nonetheless, the C-10 Pro is not a box beam.]
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