Lightweight, very low power racquet, midplus?

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  1. x5150

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    Does anybody know of a racquet that is

    under 11.5 oz
    very very low power
    midplus


    I used to have a ps original 6.0 but seemed to get tennis elbow a lot from it so I switched to a head fxp radical. I don't get tennis elbow anymore but it has too much power. It's strung at 58 lbs. and I'm afraid if I string it at a higher tension I'll start getting tennis elbow again or break strings too often.
     
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  2. SlapShot

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    Fischer MSpeed #1

    I had the UL version - very nice feeling frame, very low powered. Arm friendly as all get out, though.
     
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    microgel radical mp
     
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  4. EricW

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    Purchasing a light racquet in order to prevent tennis elbow is backwards. Heavier racquets, assuming you can handle the weight effectively, are much easier on your arm.
     
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  5. SlapShot

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    It depends on the player, and their strokes. For some people, too heavy can create more problems than too light.
     
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  6. tennis_guy

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    It depends if you have good technique. Because some people will muscle the ball.
     
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  7. officerdibble

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    Vantage would be the obvious choice. Match what you liked about your PS without the weight.
     
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  9. Murray_Maniac

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    Ksix-one team. You've gotta try this racquet for those specifications!
     
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    Ozone Tour
     
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  11. haerdalis

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    I can honestly say that the nFury is the lowest powered racquet you'll find.
     
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  12. NoBadMojo

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    try the Becker11 light....fits
     
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  13. jayserinos99

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    I'd third the NFury. It was like hitting with a coat hanger at times; the one I used was strung tight with NXT.
     
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  14. counter_puncher

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    nfury? are you serious. piece of crap.

    you cant go past the NBLADE.
     
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    yonex rqis tour1
     
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  16. jayserinos99

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    the guy wanted lightweight, very low power, midplus. the nfury had zero power. not to mention it's easily customizable. lastly, for an underpowered racquet it felt a bit comfortable due to the nfoam.
     
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  18. haerdalis

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    There is also the k5 midplus. High sw and head heavy but it should be fairly low powered and it sure is light weight.
    I would like to try that one. Interesting concept.
     
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  19. smO

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    Have you even tried the nFury?
     
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  20. TennisFonz

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    MG Radical for sure...
     
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  21. Blade0324

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    I have to second the RQIS 1 Tour. 11.9 strung but is HL and swings much lighter. It is also about the lowest powered frame I have ever tried.
     
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  22. El Guapo

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    I've never found the Fischers to be really low powered, despite the low flex ratings.
     
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  23. SlapShot

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    I can definitely say that the MPro #1 is very low powered. I loved the feel, but found myself working a bit to hard on my serve. Compared to my Prestiges (LM and FXP) and MFil300, I found them to have much less power.
     
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  24. El Guapo

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    I thought that the MFil300 was a rocket launcher, so that's not saying much.

    I only played with the heavier Mpro #1, not the lighter version, so that could be a big difference.
     
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  25. bronco_mba

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    Wilson KBlade 98, Head Prestige MP, or Yonex RDS001 MP are all worthy candidates. RQiS Tour 1 is TOO low powered IMO.
     
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    nblade and K90
     
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    With 28 grams of lead at 10 and 2 :evil:
     
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  28. ChuDat

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    I'm buff so the k90 feels like nothing to me. jk
     
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  29. gsharma

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    Why don't you try Prince Diablo Midplus? It's 11.7 oz (strung), 10 pts HL, 62 stiffness rating and 100 sq in. Or, you can get something like Dunlop 300 Aergoel and add lead to get it to the right amount of weight for you.
     
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  30. justsomeecho

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    radical midplus/radical team
    the ksix.one
     
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  31. x5150

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    Tried one yesterday strung at 59 lbs. Lot less power, racket seemed really stiff compared to the radical fxp.

    Does more racket stiffness = less power?
     
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  32. smO

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    No. More stiffnes = More power.
     
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    Ozone Tour
     
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  34. gsharma

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    Which one did you try? Dunlop or Prince Diablo? The Diablo is pretty flexible (62 stiffness rating) and it's one of the lowest powered racquets from Prince. It could really be the strings in there. Dunlop 300 has quite a bit of power and a thick beam; you'll need to put plenty of spin on the ball.
     
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  35. soyizgood

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    Wilson nTour and Wilson nTour Two. They're actually low to medium powered, but 10.7 oz and cheap if you know where to find them.
     
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  36. couch

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    Yep, I absolutely agree with the Becker 11 Light.
     
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  37. FuriousYellow

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    The Gamma Ipex 7.0 is a very low-powered MP frame. 98sq in, 16x18, 20mm box beam and low flex.
     
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  38. goosala

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    Try the LiquidMetal Radical Midplus. They are low powered and cheap too.
     
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  39. dgoran

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    New Pure Storm LTD. It's very light and very low powered.Some say it has very old school feel but I would not know since I never tried any old school rackets. When I tried it I didi not like it since it was too light it almost felt like lighter asian k90 and I already had that one at a time so I really did not need a lighter frame that feels the same.

    That could be your starting point than you could also lead it up to your desired weight you can handle because one of the posters here was right about too light of a racket is proven on average to be worst for your arm.

    -Goran
     
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  40. TW Professor

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    Perception and Measurement Converge

    Go to this page and scroll down to the power comparison at location program. Select location C (23 inches from butt). It gives a list in order of power at that location for all racquets. Most of the racquets listed in all the posts in this thread live in the lower 50 racquets in power as measured in the lab.

    Often, perception and measurement differ, but certainly not this time.
     
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  41. nickb

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    I found the KSix-One Team to have very very low power...the K Blade a bit more but still on the low side.

    Nick
     
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  42. haerdalis

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    But that is power relative to the power of the racquet. Isnt it?
     
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