Most Flexible Tweener

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  1. python

    python Semi-Pro

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    Hey, I think this will the first post ever on the racquet board. Cool.

    Anyway, I currently play with a V1 Classic. Like it very much, but it does feel stiff at times, especially if I use a hard string. Can anyone suggest a similarly powered racquet except with more flex?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Rabbit

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    Cat V1 MP

    The V1 Cat MP feels flexier due to the catapult system. It is a very nice racket, IMO and couldn't be closer to what you're playing with now.
     
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  3. python

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    Thanks, Rabbit. 8)

    I'll give the Catapult V1 a demo.
     
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  4. Gaines Hillix

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    IMO, the most flexible tweener was the original Prince Graphite Michael Chang with an RDC rating of 59.
     
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  5. python

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    Thanks, Gaines... I should have been more specific in my subject title...I've tried the Chang before. It doesn't have the pop I'm looking for...
     
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  6. mctennis

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    I agree with Rabbit. It hits great and has a wonderful feel to it. I had one and sold it now I wish I would have kept it.
     
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  7. RickN

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    ditto as well. I usually use a Quantum V1 MP but on days when I need some more pop in my groundstrokes, I'll whip out the Cat V1. The best way to describe it is: controlled power.
     
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  8. katarddx

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    You MUST to try yonex MP2i!!!! That is the most flexible tweenere ever IMO.
     
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  9. Morpheus

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    The LM Instinct is a tweener with a stiffness rating of 63. This racket leans toward the player's racket side, but is quite forgiving.
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    The Gamma F-8.0 was easily the most flexible tweener IMHO. Dnlop MW 200G 100 a close second. Yonex SRQ-500 was in a class of its own.
     
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  11. Backhanded Compliment

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    resurrecting this... remember when there were flexible tweeners? are there many today? Pacific used to have a few.
     
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  12. n8dawg6

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    textreme warrior 100 has a flexy feel. cant think of any others, and ive tried about all of them ...
     
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  13. Knife

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    My PK QTour 295's are very flexy and have good power.
     
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  15. Attila_the_gorilla

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    Wilson Blade 104?
     
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  16. n8dawg6

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    i wouldn't call the textreme 100T a "tweener." it's more on the player's frame side of things, albeit a lightweight offering.
     
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  17. sma1001

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    Prince Tour Pro 100
     
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  18. Doppelganger

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    It's a fairly low stiffness rating, but the addition of Textreme to the racquet adds stiffness so it plays above what the number indicates. I demoed this racquet, and it definitely felt more stiff than its rating. That being said, its very comfortable! The added stiffness of Textreme adds stability, but doesn't add that harsh feeling that translates to vibrations in stiffer frames. It's really a cool technology with a very comfortable feel/response
     
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  19. DonDiego

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    Graphene Radical Rev? I know Graphene shouldn't be in the same sentence as flexy but... it's a comfy frame and the stiffness rating is 63. Can't think of anything else in current production. Maybe the Graphene Extreme light, too.
     
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  20. Justin Yesso

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    I just ****'d a Pacfic X Force Lite to try out a flexible stick vs my current moderately stiff stick. I've been using the Prince Warrior 100L ESP for the last 16 months and I'm starting to want to swing faster but can't keep the ball on the court. I use Gut/Poly or Gut/Monogut and when I really accelerate the racket to try and add lots of spin, it pushes the ball maybe 6 feet long. I'm hoping that dropping from a 65 RA to a 55 won't be too much of a shock. The rackets are basically identical 9.7 strung, 317 SW, way more strings on the Pacific 16X20 vs 14X16 on my Warrior though. Luckily, I got it for 50 bucks on **** and I string my own sticks so it's a bit of an experiment.
     
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  21. Bernard Paulsen

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    Angell TC100 Custom with 63RA specification (unstrung).
     
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  22. Deki

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    Prince Warrior Pro 100- RA 65
     
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  23. hray4clay

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    As you can see, I, too, use the great V1 Classic, one strung with gut in the mains and poly in the crosses about 7 pounds lighter tension and it is SENSATIONALLY comfortable. Then, I got a free set of new Pacific Hybrid Power/Control string and strung my other V1 Classic with that all at 48 lbs. Also SENSATIONALLY COMFORTABLE!
     
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