flexible racket 11-11.5oz

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  1. csg4005

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    Any suggestions? I recently have been demoing the Juice and have had some wrist pain. From what I've read, that can be helped by getting a racket that has more flex. Any suggestions? I am currently demo'ing the Prince exo3 tour 16X18 and the Prince warrior. Both have lower flex and I have not had any wrist pain with either.

    Any suggestions on other rackets that are flexible? Preferably lower than 66 and weigh between ~11 and 11.5?

    Side not - Is the warrior 100 considered a "chick stick?"
     
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    F**k the chick stick talk. First of all, it's black and not bright pink with a Gucci designed sparkling handle. Besides, if John Isner can bare playing a chick stick, I'm sure you'll be just fine too.
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    The problem with very flexible racquets in that low weight range is that they will most likely be very underpowered. There's really only two ways to get power out of a frame - either stiffness or weight. To compensate for the lack of weight, most lighter racquets are made stiffer. However, a heavier racquet can afford to be flexier and still be able to generate some power from the weight itself.

    The Wilson HPS 7.1 Zone was one of the worst racquets I've ever hit with because it was both light and flexy. It felt like playing with a wire coat hanger and I had trouble just hitting the ball over the net.
     
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  6. Babolatbarry

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    But BreakPoint the IG Rad Pro seems to be an exception to that?
    Flex, low weight, amazing power from what I've heard.
     
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  7. Bartelby

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    According to the science I read, stiffness does not bring power.

    The rad pro is not that light and the flex seems to be in the upper hoop.
     
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    Blx Blade Team is flexible with some power if you have moderate-fast strokes.
     
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    The rad pro has a 340+ swingweight, doesn't it? Light? :confused:

    The most flexible racquet I've ever hit with is my LM Rad OS...you can feel the throat flexing big time. At first it feels strange but you get used to it.


    It isn't really that underpowered, I just don't like the 18x19 pattern...not as much spin as a 16X19.
     
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    Head microgel radical.
     
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  11. Bartelby

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    The new ig rad pro is 330, whereas the old one was 340 plus.
     
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    Gamma RZR 98 fits the bill :)
     
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    Pro Kennex Black Ace also fits the bill so is worth a demo.
     
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  14. Babolatbarry

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    From what I've heard the RZR 98 sucks?
     
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    prestige s and radical ig mp
     
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    Now with lighter & stiffer rackets, tennis elbow can be a problem however not so much with lighter flexible rackets. Is tennis elbow so much of a problem with heavier, flexy frames?
     
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  17. BreakPoint

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    No, not at all. There's no better racquet for preventing tennis elbow than heavier, flexier racquets. Of course, that doesn't mean you'll never get tennis elbow using one. You can still get TE from the wrong technique, overuse, or using stiff strings. But a heavy, flexy racquet is certainly better than a light, stiff racquet for minimizing your chances of getting TE.
     
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    Rebel 98.

    High swingweight supplies the power, from what I can tell, but the Rad Pro's power is a little overstated, imo.
     
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    I played with the Wilson 7.1 Zone about 7 or 8 years ago briefly.
    That thing was anemic! I'm probably exaggerating, but it felt as though
    the racquet took 15-20 mph off of my serves and groundstrokes.
     
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  21. tlm

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    Try the prince exo3 rebel 98, this is a very good flexy stick.
     
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  22. ruud5

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    Are there more rackets that are armfriendly, not to heavey and have power?
    I understand:
    Head IG Rad Pro
    Gamma RZR 98
    PK BA
    Prince Rebel 98
     
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