Looking for 18 x 20 lightweight racquet

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  1. ac3111

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    I am thinking of trying something lighter than the K 95.
    I want it to be less than 330 grams, headlight, not thick beam, 22mm max, the headsize 98-100 and of course 18 x 20 pattern.
    K Blade 98 fits in this category. Head Radicals MP as well and some older Tecnifibre the Tecnifibre TFeel 305 18x20 and Tecnifibre TFlash 310 18x20 I think.

    I play from baseline mainly, and can't tell I am generating too much spin, I think I am more flat hitting...

    Swingweight is more important than actual weight when comparing swing speed of 2 rackets?

    From the Head Radicals which series would you recommend (Microgel, Flexpoint, Liquidmetal)?
    Compared to the K Blade, TEchnifibre TFeel 305 and Tecnifibre TFlash 310 18x20?
    I would appreciate any suggestions or feedback.
    Thank you.
     
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  2. Tim

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    The K 95 is a stiff frame so the logical progression would be to the K Blade as they close in flex. The Radical is less head light and to me always feels almost head heavy it is also much more flexible than the K 95 and plays much differently. I can't speak for the Technifibres as I haven't tried any but you could try out the Volkl Power Bridge 10 Light, it is moderately stiff (62) and swings very light, it would probably be a good one to try if you want to customize with lead. The other one to try is the Dunlop 300 4d tour, I haven't hit with it but it's stats are similar to the Volkl but slightly heaver and stiffer.
     
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    The K Blade 98 has more or less the same balance as the head Radical, hasn't it?
     
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    K Pro Tour has lightweight specs, 8 pts headlight 325 grams strung weight 96 headsize but it is 16x20 and has 22-24 beam...
     
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    Yea K Blade is same balance, but to me the radical always feels a bit more even than the Wilson. K Pro tour is a nice frame and the stringbed feels pretty close to an 18x20, it also comes with a leather grip which gives it a bit more feel.
     
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    I had one but sold it because I preferred the feel of the K 95. Honestly from all the lighter rackets I used, I have not found the feel of the K 95 anywhere else and I have played with Ozone 7, RDS 003, Dunlop AG300, K Pro Tour, Wilson K Six Two. The only one I keep playing with besides the K 95 is the Wilson PS Rok 93...
     
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    So no thoughs about K Blade 98 vs the Radical MP the TEchnifibre or the K 6.1 Team?
     
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    TGK238.1 is what you need:) Comes "stock" at ~305g, 325g strung, 10 pt HL...
     
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    K95 Team ...
     
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    Which racquet is this?
     
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    Dunlop 4D 300 Tour seems to be a good choice. It is more headlight than both KBlade 98 and Head Radical MP.
     
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    What strings would recommend for the Dunlop 4D 300 Tour?

    I am currently using Tonic 16.
    I was thinking of a hybrid PHT 1.25mm and VS natural gut
    or a combination of Tonic 16 on the mains and Luxilon Alu Fluoro 17...
    Or only Luxilon Alu Fluoro 17 @ 53 lbs
     
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    Head MG Prestige MP (18x20), Pro-Stock version
     
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    Where to find a pro-stock version though?
     
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