Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TonyB, Nov 6, 2008.
What say ye?
Theres basically no point in trying to find the lowest powered mid+, thats like trying to find the lowest powered OS. Just go down the headsize group! So in your case, youd probably be into mids. I recommend demoing Yonex Rds001 mid, K90, Volkl Dnx10 mid, & Prince diablo mid.
babolat pure strom ltd
i seriously do not believe in these lowest/highest powered threads anymore. Even there is this racquet power index...but it is all in your hands by stringing it high! or stringing it low!..period. Example: I have an RD7. Accoring to racquet power index, one of the lower powered frames. I had it strung at 55lbs, balls were flying on me! Just had it strung at 61/57, the frame gained some decency. Know what I mean?...String tension!
But on the other hand, there are some racquets you cant do much about..born power animals. Example: PDR.
You need some bulk to hit with a Gamma G325. Wilson nTour Two isn't that powerful either.
Not true at all, IMO. Sure, string tension plays a role in the power of a racquet, but my M Pro is strung with a full VS job at 50 lbs and the frame still feels very low powered to me. I think I'll go for 45 lbs next time.
Avery M3 Control: standard length, relatively low swingweight (311), and flexible (60)
It's been discontinued, but the Wilson ProStaff 7.5 is very low powered: standard length, only a 297 swingweight, and a flex rating of 54.
USRSA gives Pure Storm Ltd. a power rating of about 1630, the lowest I've personally ever seen.
Already play with mids. Have played with mids my whole life.
I'm just looking at 95 sq. in. frames to maybe reduce reaction-volley mishits in my doubles game so I don't have to be quite so precise all the time.
Maybe try the Donnay 95 inch they sell on TW
No offence intended, but unless you're being facetious, doesn't this actually agree with what gymrat said?
I think string tension definitely has a big effect on power, but the racquet clearly does too (i.e. two different racquets at the exact same string and tension will not have exactly the same amount of power).
you are contradicting yourself. try 45# if not 40# point is you will make it high powered (but personally i think if u switch to lux then you will see ur frame skyrocketing at those low pounds) i can never play with such low #s btw..i have a need to open my arm..
You could take some lead off you ag100 for more manoeuvrability?
I have my ag100 and 200 at the same weight and balance and I find the 100 to provide better reaction shots as it seems to cut through the air a lot better (I think the SW has something to do with it as well as hs)
om the curretn market, Pure storm ltd, and RQis1 tour.
Try RQIS 1 Tour Lite. Great low powered stick.
Two Least Powerful:
Pure Storm Limited
Fischer M Comp 95
I wouldn't worry about the power ratings. I have yet to find a racquet that is low powered enough. I wish I could find one. In any case, you might want to look for something that is similar to what you are playing now. Maybe if you posted what that was.
I've been playing with the RDS001 mid for the past year, but have recently switched back and forth between the K90, Vantage 90, POG mid, and the AG100. Closest midplus racquet I've found to the "swingability" of all those is the K95, but I haven't tried too many others.
Just recently started noodling with the Fischer M Comp myself and although I don't have the strings dialed in yet, there's definitely a low power threshold going on here. Not unlike the Donnay midplus in terms of the limited zip, but not the same soft feel on contact as the Pro One. I also need to put some fishing weights or something in the handle to get this bat more headlight where I like them so that it's a little quicker up at net. Details at 11:00...
if u can find it try the hyper pro staff 6.0
Wilson nTour is pretty low powered
the 6.0 95 in stock form has the lowest power of any MP i have used
^^do you mean the 6.0 95 original or the 6.0 95 HPS?
Wilson Zone 7.1 is the Lowest power 95 si frame i ever tried. Dunlop MW200G is low power as well.
Yonex RD7 is the lowest power 95si frame I ever tried...
Oh, and the RQis1 Tour is extremely low-powered.
I will say the 16/19 Dunlop AG200, that thing was dead..
Cant imagine what the 18/20 would be like..
Apparently the Dunlop Muscleweave 200G is very low powered.
The lowest powered 95in I've hit with is the Gamma g325.
I'll go with the Gamma 325 too.
for me it is a good racquet, but it is really underpower, I think it is the more underpower frame I have tried (low mass, verys flex,...)
Here's what I have played with:
RD7 is the lowest rated 1683
Ti80 > 1705
Tour 10 VE > 1719
RDX500 Mid > 1741
Some people around here said that, but i still recommend to try dunlop 200G both MW and elastomer, AG200 as well.
Same here. I couldn't get any pop on my groundies until I added a ton of lead. In stock form it's virtually useless, feels like it's bending in half on every stroke. Way too flexible and unstable, not enough mass in the head for such a flexible stick. I've since traded it for a POG 90 4 stripe and couldn't be happier.
not sure which nTour you are referring to.
nTour 95 (2086) and 105 (2408 ) were hardly low powered. I played the nTour95 and played against players who are using them - the nTour has lots of power.
nTour 90 is on the same boat rated at 1931.
I use a G325 and it's definitely got to be high (or low) on this list. 307 SW with a 58 flex.
Yonex TI 80 a good one.
Donnay pro one 95"
All good low powered frames that can be juiced up with the right string and all joint friendly.
microgel prestige pro
Rqis 1 Tour
Pure Storm Limited
try out the wilson k6.1 95 its a great racquet
babolat pure ltd, donnay pro one int'l, i would buy whatever feels good and then string to meet your power requirements
However, 6.1 95s are relatively powerful racquets.
Definitely the Pure Storm Limited and the old Prince TT Rebel
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