Discussion in 'Racquets' started by shifty, Jul 10, 2004.
Is it the Wilson Rok or Yonex ti70(88) or any other suggestion please.
For current rackets, those are what occured to me. I think they are pretty similar.
I would have to go with the Yonex Ti70 88sq inch version. Most underpowered racquet I've used.
But the good thing is if you add lead-tape at 3 and 9 it turns into a fantastic stick. The only disadvantage of the stick is the closed string pattern (18x20). But other than that the lack of power means you can take a huge swipe at the ball and still have it land in.
Great for those tight cross-court angles.
Buy a racquet from Wal-mart
A couple of rackets by the company Cayman are listed with the lowest power ratings by the USRSA.
Just about any woodie is lowered powered than a modern frame. The Ti-70 88 is the lowest powered modern frame I've ever hit with.
Ditto on the Wilson Rok or Yonex ti 70...and the Fischer Pro Extreme FT isn't too powerful either.
As the owner of one, I would say the Tour Diablo MP. I cannot imagine much less power without just surrendering on the coin flip.
i used to play a prince TT rebel. the one that capriati used to play. that sucker had zero power in it. just the way i like it...
The old Dunlop Max 200G was pretty low powered.
According to the USRSA formula, from least powerful up: Cayman Heat II (Pro), Cayman Airlite 95, Volkl Catapult 10, Volkl Tour 10 V-Engine Mid, Yonex RDX 500, Volkl Tour 10 93, Power Angle Power 98.
I don't think the Tour Diablo MP is really that low powered. The TW review also said the Diablo was really low power, but a friend of mine owns one, and we both think it should be rated "low-medium" on the power scale. I've tried the RD 70 and it is definitely *WAY* lower.
Also I don't know if I can trust the USRSA formula since I own a Catapult 10, and it has plenty of pop. My friend and I both have stroke mechanics of 3.5/4.0, so it's not like we're heavy hitters.
Of the racquets I've tried, these were the lowest powered:
Yonex RD Ti-70 midsize 88
Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80
Volkl C10 Pro
Head Pro Tour 280
Volkl Tour 10
Yeah, the Yonex RD Ti-70 (88) was the lowest-powered racquet I've ever hit with. It's solid and provides excellent feel. It does have a tiny sweet spot, but feels great when you find it.
Hey shifty . Do you still use your Ripstick and how do you weight it?
Dunlop MAX 200G.
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