Lowest powered current racket?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Dunlopkid, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Dunlopkid

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    Just out of curiousity, which racket do you guys think has inherently the least amount of power, assuming the same string is in every racket. Also, I want a racket is currently being produced. My guess would be Dunlop m-fil 200 or PK Redondo Mid. What are your opinions?
     
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  2. haerdalis

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    I have ordered the wilson nfury 100 sq in which supposedly is extremely low powered. I havent recieved it yet as it was out of stock but it will be interesting to hit with it once I get it.
     
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  3. Ripper

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    My guess would be the POG 93.
     
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  4. Dunlopkid

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    That's sort of a modern racket, Ripper, but I mean one released in the last few years.
     
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  5. Ripper

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    The POG 93 (and the 107), eventhough released 20 years ago, is still produced.

    Edit: So, it's current.
     
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  6. Dunlopkid

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    OK. I stand corrected.
     
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  7. vkartikv

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    Actually it's quite high in terms of power considering all the spinny power you can generate with it. Id say the ps 85 is the lowest.
     
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  8. Dunlopkid

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    How bout rackets that were released FOR THE FIRST TIME in the last few years.
     
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  9. haerdalis

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    Like I said, nfury.
     
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  10. Dunlopkid

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    Ummm, I doubt the nfury. On the TW page it says power: low-medium. There are plenty of rackets that say just low.
     
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  11. Ripper

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    I think it's super spin comes from being able to swing fast with confidence... because of it's low power.
     
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  12. Ripper

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    Ok, how about the RDX500 Mid?
     
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  13. Dunlopkid

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    Have you played with it? Or are you just basing it on specs?
     
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  14. haerdalis

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    According to the USRSA the POG has a powerindex of 2038, the Yonex RDX 500 mid has 1741, the mfil 200 has 1766, redondo mid has 1643 and the nfury has 1426.
    As I said I havent tried the racquet yet but I am looking forward to doing so.
     
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  15. Dunlopkid

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    Wow, haerdalis, you seem to be right. I think the power-ratings on TW are just what the playtesters thought or something, or they're based on the specs. But I was right about the 200 and Redondo being down there.
     
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  16. Ripper

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    I used to be very interested in this raquet (well, I still am). So I researched it a lot. I'm basing myself on the info I remember. It's supposed to be very low powered. Hopefully, someone who owns one will comment.
     
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  17. Dunlopkid

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    Oh, ok. ....
     
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  18. haerdalis

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    A very low powered 100 inch frame will be very interesting to try. I have a prince woodie that I hit with sometimes and it is great but quite heavy. I hope the nfury will be like a lighter prince woodie.
     
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  19. Dunlopkid

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    I see right now you play with the PK 7g. How do you like that? I might be switching to a PK frame, and want opinions.
     
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  20. haerdalis

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    Well I like it alot but when I lose confidence I go back to the 5g. I have 5g, 7g ki15pse PDR+ and I am getting the nfury and a ki5pse. But feelwise I like the 7g best of the ones I have so far. It is just that in winter I play on a fast indoor carpet and the longer racquets are a bit tough to control there. On clay it will be great I am sure. I am trying to teach myself to choke down on the handle for everything but serve but it is proving difficult so far.
    Exceptionally comfortable racquet though.
     
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  21. Dunlopkid

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    Yeah, just looked up the specs. I don't want an XL racket (unlike RBF:) )

    I thinking of demoing the new Redondo, the 5g, and the Ki 5x.
     
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  22. haerdalis

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    I have a redondo mid, had a mp before aswell but sold it. The mid feels alot nicer IMO but I really dont want the small headsize. I am coming from having used ps 85 and ps 90 for the past 15 years now looking for something easier.
    For feel the redondos are hard to beat but I play better with the 5g and 7g.
     
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  23. Dunlopkid

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    Thanks for the input. I don't want to use the Mid.
     
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  24. SC in MA

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    Some folks think the Fischer MSpeed 98 is low-powered. I have one and find that it is a racket that you need to swing out to generate power. However, if you do swing out, there's plenty of power with great control.
     
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  25. Dunlopkid

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    Where's the link to that power index thing? Wouldn't that tell you without a doubt what the lowest powered racket is? Or is there debate on whether or not it truly analyzes rackets accurately?
     
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  27. haerdalis

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    www.tennis.com racquetfinder
    The lowest I found there was the dunlop max 200g at 1200 something.
    Out of the currentracquets the nfury is the lowest powered according to this site.
     
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  28. tarheels2323

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    Of the racquets that I've played with/own, I'd say the PK Redondo 93 and the Pro Staff Original 6.0 85 are in the lower range of the power spectrum but the Redondo slightly edges out the PS.
     
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  29. WhiteSox05CA

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    The Fischer M Speed Pro No. 1 received a "67" on the power from the TW reviews.
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  30. Dunlopkid

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    Tarheels,

    Which way did the Redondo edge out the PS? You mean it was less or more powerful?

    WhiteSox,

    Is that the lowest power rating on TW.
     
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  31. gonzalocatalino

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    pc600 and volkl tour 10 VE mid
     
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  32. Dunlopkid

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    A little surprised about the Volkl you mention. Is the VE less powerful than the other version? I tried the regular version, but I think it was a MP, and I found it overly powerful.
     
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  33. fuzz nation

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    Yep, that V-engine mid is reeeeeeally dead, but not in a fun way for me. I've got a RDX-500 mid on the way and I'll comment once I run it a bit. The Prince NXG's in mid and mp are pretty low powered, but with the bigger stringbed, the midplus has a little more pop and crazy spin potential. To volley or serve well with the mid, you need to go back to the drawing board a little, but it's so low powered that you can swing really big at the ball on strokes and land them.
     
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  34. Dunlopkid

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    Volkls have a unique feel that's for sure.
     
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    My vote goes to the Tour 10 VE Mid.
     
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  36. Dunlopkid

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    Wow, another one for the Volkl. However, according to the power rating index thing, nfury wins the prize. Does that settle the debate, leaving no room for question?
     
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  37. SteveI

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    Wow,

    1426 might be the lowest score I have seen in a while... Do not need to play with that one to know it is low powered.. that # says it all.

    Steve
     
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  38. Dunlopkid

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    That's what I mean. Doesn't that number settle the score?
     
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  39. amx13

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    I just check the specs, how come the nfury 100 has 1426 power rating and the nfury 110 has a 2458?... that big of a difference because of the head size?
     
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  40. SteveI

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    Hi,

    Specs for the 100...

    Midplus Specs
    Head Size:
    100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 9.9oz / 281g
    Balance: 2pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 295
    Stiffness: 50

    Easy to see how it rates a 1426... Flex of 50 and 9.9 oz and HL... you would have to be a pro linebacker to get power out of this frame. I have not seen a modern frame with a flex of 50 in some time now..

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  41. Dunlopkid

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    Holy smokes, a flex of 50. That's insane for modern rackets. Like Jell-o or something. The next closest thing is probably the Redondo at 56.
     
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  42. amx13

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    Thanks, I see now. The 110 has a 67 flex. In the tennis.com racquet finder, the flexibility of the nfury 100 is set at 48. Im looking for a low-powered frame, but Im not sure if this one would be too low for me.
     
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  43. amx13

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    at tennis.com, both the mfil 200 and the 200G 95 from Dunlop have a 56 flex rating, the PK Redondo has 57. I wonder why specs are different on TW.
     
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  44. SteveI

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    Hi,

    How about something like the Dunlop M-Fil 200 2006... nice all around frame. Lower power level...great fun frame!

    Regards,
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  45. amx13

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    Thanks SteveI, actually Im about to get my new 200G 95 to give it a try. Right now Im playing either with a ProStaff 85 or a Volkl DNX 10 mid. I play great with the PS, but after only 2 sets my elbow is always hurting, the Volkl Im still trying to figure it out, sometimes I hit horrendous shots that land in, and sometimes I feel like hitting a clean winner just to see it sail long or hit the net, I just dont seem to get the feel of it.
    Hopefully the 200G will feel like the PS but arm friendly, the power level rating is lower than the PS, and the flex is better, so I hope I will finally end my Holy-Grail search with it. If the 200G does not feels right, the other frames I would like to try are the 200Mfil and the Yonex RDX500, but hopefully the 200G will do, I love the paintjob, haha..
     
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  46. jeffreyfranz

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    Lowest one I've used so far is the Redondo.
     
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  47. ericsson

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    Lowest one i've ever used was certainly estusa power beam pro (customs series), you really needed to swing or nothing comes out, awsome racket btw.
     
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    Althought the Redondo has a very low power rating but I'd say it has more pop than it should. This is in comparison with the 10VEmid and the PC600, both strung at 53 lbs, and they feel much more lower-powered than the Redondo at 61 lbs. of the same string type.
     
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  49. artworks

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    Lowest powered racquet:

    200G HM.
     
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  50. Duzza

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    I'm confused. The RDX 500 Mid, I string with low grade Syn Gut at 58 and is perfectly acceptable.
     
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