Racket Recommendation: Compact Swing with Top Spin

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  1. SJSA

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    I have compact swing with top spin.
    I don't like a stiff racket due to TE.
    I currently have Prince EXO3 Tour (16x18) and Volkl PB 10 (Light).
    Any racket recommendations?
     
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  2. Power Player

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    Prince Warrior
    Wilson ProOpen
    Becker Delta Core Pro
    Volkl Organix 8
     
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    Thank you, PP!
    All rackets you recommended to me are stiff.
    I don't want go over 64. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah the Warrior should be ok...its 64

    Also the Pro Open 2010 version is 66..a little over 64, but it sure doesn't feel it. It feels a lot softer than my 6.1s which are also 66.

    The volkl is stiff but it also has built in vibration reduction so you won't feel that stiffness.

    You may want to demo these...just going by RA #s can fool you.
     
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    when you say compact with topspin, i imagine gilles simon or martina hingis (at least their backhands).

    then, i also imagine a club player - usually a senior who's using an oversize, lightweight wide body.

    why do you want to switch rackets? what is it that you are looking for that you aren't getting from the current sticks you are using?
     
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    I second the suggestion of Wilson BLX Pro Open of Power Player. I don't think that stiffness would hurt you. Is a pretty comfortable racquet and plays very good. The Delta Core Pro I also think is a great option. Both of these racquets are very comfortable.
     
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    I agree with this dude. Best to find out what he doesn't like about his current rackets, before recommending other ones. I assume he wants more power?
     
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    EXO3 Tour generates a lot of spin but is often flutter. It is better after adding lead tapes on 3 and 9 o'clock.
    PB 10 is a great racket for control but not for spin.
    I just want to find out there is a better racket for my stroke type.
     
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  13. Jack Romeo

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    i'm thinking that for a compact swing, maybe you should be open to try an oversize frame like the radical os. it is still control-oriented but the extra size might be more topspin-friendly, especially with the right string. and i don't think i've ever heard anyone say that the radicals are flimsy in any way.

    if 107 is too much, maybe try a 104 in racket - the wilson blx blade team. i have a friend who uses it. although he plays with longer strokes, he also uses topspin and used the exo3 tour as well, before switching to the blade. he was able to adjust nicely.
     
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    How compact is your swing? If you stop right after you hit the ball, that too compact to use a Exo3 Tour which is low powered. If you have a compact swing its better to use some tweeners leaning towards game improvement, if you have a medium kind of swing then go with tweeners such as Pro Open, Is Kennex 7G a tweener? The Exo3 Tour you have now requires at least a fast long swing to make it effective.

    The best suggestion i could make is go to the classified and find POG 4 Stripe OS or just buy the new one from TW.
     
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  15. Orion3

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    Just a quick note to say that adding lead at 3 & 9 makes the racquet more stable - if you want more spin you should add lead at 12 (best) or at least 2 & 10 and give it a more polorised setup.

    PP is right when he says that the EXO3 tour is better with a longer swing but to be fair, you would need to post a video of your swing - as peoples perception/reality is often different; I consider myself to have a compact backswing (with a full body turn) but when I see it on video - it is a full/long swing but without the loopy bits!
     
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    Donnay Formula may be a good option as well.
     
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