Most maneuverable 12oz. frames

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  1. asintu

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    What's the most maneuverable 12oz range frames?
     
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  2. tennis_nerd22

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    the rds OO1 mid is pretty maneuverable (but its a 90 inch frame). the rds OO1 mp is too, but its 11.8 oz (?). mine with a leather grip and overgrip is around 12.5 oz but it swings like a feather... i still think you'll like the OO1 mp in the summer

    maybe some of the technifibres... but ive never hit with those.
     
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  3. fgs

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    i played the n6.1 95 for a year and found it to be quite maneuverable - it never got in my way in the sense that i couldn;t move it quick enough or that it was tireing me. i've swithced to 106blades though because i "feel" them better. with leathergrips, strings, dampener and 12g of lead i get them to 337g which is just a little below 12oz.
     
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  4. Amone

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    I might seem a bit of a maverick here, I don't know other peope's opinion on this, but I find that the most maneuverable 12+ stick I've used was the Diablo Tour Mid.
     
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  5. darkblue

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    the HL balance seemed extreme, and it was a lot easier to swing compared to:

    n90, k90, FXPT Prestige Mid, and Head Classic.

    don't know about Yonex...
     
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  6. fgs

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    please help me out on this issue - the most maneuverable means the easiest to swing with, no matter you don't get any depth, you're missing any touch, just plain and simple "easiest to swing around"?
    in such a case, the n6.1 95 i played was by absolutely no means the most maneuverable and i should modify or at least retract my post.
     
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  7. asintu

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    yeah good point..i'm confused now :confused:
    but yeah..i din't really consider the 6.1 95 to be maneuvrable...actually i found the n90 to be more maneuvrable
     
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  8. fgs

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    back a year and a half when i made my choices, i did hit with the n90 too. it was easier to swing around but with my gamestyle i had more pace with the n6.1 95, hence i was prompted to say that it is more maneuverable, because the other characteristics fitted better into my pattern.
    to make an extreme example, my sons pro staf 25" is very maneuverable and when playing with him i sometimes, just for the fun of it, hit with his second racquet. due to the fact that the proportions are a little bit odd, i take quite a full swing at the ball but get hardly any pace onto it - now that makes him (he's 7.5 yrs old) think that papa hits a fast shot (because i really get into sweating) and he's very proud getting to that ball and finishing me off.:D

    when i think of maneuverable racquets, i think of ones that would not have at least major flaws in other aspects. a 250g headlight stick is physically speaking more maneuverable than a 350g headlight stick. but in a match or serious hitting session, i'd rather have the less maneuverable one.
     
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  9. Janne

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    Looking at the specs I´d say Wilson PS 6.0 95 is a really maneuverable racquet in the 12oz zone.
     
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  10. dr_punk

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    PS 85... i can't help it, this racquet is too much
     
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    RDS 001? nSix-One 95? Really? Most manueverable?

    I would be extremely interested in knowing your definitions for manuverability, because those rackets don't come close in my book.

    I would say the 03 Tour, Hybrid Tour, and Fischer M Speed Pro #1 are much more manueverable.
     
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  12. LarougeNY

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    I agree with the mspeed. I also found the nsixone 95 to be pretty bulgy and not manuverable (but it was extremely easy to serve, volley, and hit overheads with). I just found myself hitting everything late from the baseline. The fischer doesn't feel like its 12 oz until you hit with it for like an hour and a half or so.

    All this talk is making me want to try out the k61 tour or the n61 tour, can't believe I've never hit with them.
     
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  13. tennis_nerd22

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    well, somethings wrong then... the rds 001 (both the mid and MP) swing like feathers..

    are you a smaller guy? :)
     
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  14. asintu

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    .............:D
     
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  15. BreakPoint

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    PS 6.0 95
    Slaz Pro X-1
    Asian nCode 90
    Aerogel 200
    Volkl T10 Gen II
     
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  16. tennis_nerd22

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    ASINTU, get the aerogel 200... so i can try it too :D haha jk
     
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  17. asintu

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    actually i was thinking of getting the AG200 16x19 version when i go to europe this summer but i heard its not that good, feel-wise and such
     
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  18. tennis_nerd22

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    i wouldnt know, lol. ive never hit for too long with a dunlop frame :p
     
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  19. dylo

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    no. 1 is definitely the ps 6.0 95 followed by the slaz x1 and tour diablo
     
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  20. Tennis Man

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    PS 85 is the best for me, followed by RDX 500 Mid
     
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  21. mhstennis100

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    My Prince O3 tour ms feel very maneuverable.
     
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  22. DANMAN

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    Slazenger X1 and the volkl T10Gen II are way up there. The TFight 320 may not be 12 ounces, but it has some weight behind it with a 307 SW.
     
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  23. Chauvalito

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    The Volkl Classic line...The frame design is very condusive to manueuverablity

    C10
    C7 pro (18x20)
     
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  24. nhstennis

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    Def the 03 tour, i checked my eyes after looking at the specs, it swings sooooo lite, do the holes make it easier to swing maybe????
     
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  25. s.sharm01

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    i don't know about this. pretty much any frame that is extreme head light will give you good maneuverability....that has been what i thought. so if you have a frame...

    if you have a sub 12 oz. frame, stick some more lead in the butt and i think it will make it more head light and that should give you more manuverabity, and make it easier to swing...
     
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  26. DANMAN

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    Adding weight WILL NOT increase maneuverability. This keeps getting repeated time and time again but it will not work.
     
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  27. splitstep

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    The Pro Kennex Redondo is 10pts head light and 12.1 oz. A lot of its users on this board modify it from stock though, adding lead to trade off maneuverability for better "plow through" on the groundies and serves
     
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    With its relatively lower swingweight and very headlight balance, the 12-ounce Volkl Tour 10 Gen II is tough to beat for maneuverability.
     
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  29. HeadPrestige

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    Definitely NOT the n-sixone 95 as someone reccomended before. That is one of the less maneuvarable rackets.

    The ps 6.0 95 is very manuverable, albiet a bit wippy.
     
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  30. TourTenor

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    I'm with Django on this ... Tour10 Gen2, and ... try the DNX10 mid with it slightly smaller head (93 inches) it is easy to quickly get into position.
     
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  31. anirut

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    Another Volkl : Tour 10 VE Mid
     
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  32. skraggle

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    For me, the n6.1 95 is very manueverable, which is why it's my game day frame now. Others include C10 and Slaz X-1...
     
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