Powerful Arm Friendly Racket

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  1. diggler

    diggler Professional

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    Is there such a thing as a powerful arm friendly racket? I had tennis elbow. I had tennis elbow after using the Wilson Ncode N1. I swapped to the Babolat Pure Drive 107 Cortex Racquet which is better for my arm, but has less power.

    Can any racket give me power and not kill my elbow?
     
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  2. roller~

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    What about fischer m-speed pro no.1?
    Or Prokennex kinetic.
     
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  3. dunlop1857

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    How about the Prince Tour Graphite OS or midplus. I had many elbow problems with wilsons over the years and recently switched to the POG... I've never hit with a more stable racquet over the last 20 years. Try it, you'll like it... I promise.
     
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  4. Babb

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    Prince Speedport Blue... but that's a pricey racquet. A cheaper alternative is the Ozone Four which I believe I will be switching to soon 8)
     
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  5. Passion4Tennis

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    I think you should consider trying the POG OS. I used it for a six-month span sevral years ago. It provided me with excellent comfort, and power was easy to generate. It's the type of racquet that appeals to a wide range of players.
     
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  6. Babb

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    ^^^
    Sounds like a decent choice as long as he can handle the weight... :eek:
     
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  7. Passion4Tennis

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    Yeah, it is a little hefty. I think it weighs around 12.2 strung. I'm currently using the Agassi LE, which feels pretty comfortable and powerful to me. I think it's a little easier to maneuver than the POG.
     
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  8. fuzz nation

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    More comfort typically comes with a softer stringbed and/or more flex in the racquet. Extra flex can take away some of the pop that you may be used to and more weight in the frame can compenstate for that - the added heft brings extra inertia to the collision with the ball and a heavier racquet can also feel more stable. At least for me, stable is comfortable.

    That n1 is a very light, very stiff (lots of zip), and also head heavy racquet. I'd expect that you could find some comfort in a softer frame, but you need power, too so that means something that's heavier. If you want to be able to handle it okay, you'll want it to be head light in balance. The Babolat that you mentionned is an 11 oz. racquet, but you might be fine with something even as heavy as 12 oz. as long as it's rather head light. If you demo some gear, don't be afraid to try one or two frames that are more hefty than the Babolat that you've used - if they're too heavy for you to reasonably play with, you'll know it before long.

    In case you haven't tried different types of string in your Babolat, I'd recommend that you sample some livelier string before you invest in a different racquet. Tecnifibre Biphase has a good reputation for comfort and power, but there are several good multifibers around. I'm partial to LaserFibre's Phenom XRC and Pro Stock, but there are several good ones out there.
     
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  9. meowmix

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    You could try a Wilson n5. It's got a flex rating of 59. The nFury is a decent bet too. Very soft feeling.
     
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  10. scotus

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    I highly recommend ProKennex 7g.

    If you want a lighter racquet, try the higher numbers in their Kinetic Ionic Line, such as KI 10, 11, 15, etc.
     
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  11. diggler

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    thanks for the ideas. I contacted Tennis Warehouse. They suggested I start with more weight. I'll try that first before trying the other suggestionms.
     
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  12. Z-Man

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    Look for something heavy and flexible. Then string it at or below the middle of suggested tension with NXT or Gamma Pro. If the new POGs have too much swingweight, you could try a LE Radical or an Avery. The Prince NXG OS or the PK 7g might also fit the bill.

    You'll be surprised how much power you can get from a heavy, flexible racquet.
     
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  13. abrahavt

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    Wilson N5. Powerful and head heavy but very arm friendly.
     
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  14. flatball

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    Powerful arm friendly rackets

    I agree with Scotus, Pro Kennex 7g,Ionic15, Ionic 15PSE.
    Flatball
     
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  15. haerdalis

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    Pk ki15 pse is very powerful and about as armfriendly as it gets.
     
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  16. tenis

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    Try heavier, more flex racquet and work hard on your technique.
     
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  17. markwillplay

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    I have tried many sticks lately and every time my arm starts bumming on me, I go back to the POG OS and bam...gone. It is the most arm friendly stick I have ever played. I do like the older ones better (4 stripe) because they are more headlight and easier to swing but I would imagine that you could get used to the newer one.
     
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